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Mar 25, 2009

A Great Client Experience, A Great Result

The web design project process is always a challenging one.  A lot of work is put into setting correct expectations, proper scope, inclusions and features.  Work to create the right plan, then work the plan right. No matter how defined things are, there always seems to be a wild card.  That said, good communication, some creative thinking and hard work can overcome any of these in the long run.  Below are a couple of comments we’ve received from ...

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Mar 20, 2009

We’re Guilty Of A Great Law Firm Web Design

Five launched a new web design project this past week for the Minnesota and Wisconsin law firm Hansen, Dordell, Bradt, Odlaug & Bradt, PLLP. now has a new interface design, content management platform, enhanced attorney profiles and a search engine friendly website. HDBOB’s past website was focused on the firm’s strong history, but didn’t offer a clear view to their current capabilities and offering. The old site ...

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Mar 12, 2009

The Fight For Attention, New Online Advertising Explodes

On visiting the other night the main homepage ad caught my eye more than normal. How couldn’t it? The rich media ad for the iPod Touch made the ESPN website explode. As a recent Washington Post article pointed out, online advertisers are hoping that bigger and bolder ads can save display and banner advertising . There was no doubt I couldn’t miss the Apple ad as the iPod Touch device jumped out of the ad frame and exploded the ...

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Mar 8, 2009

A Small Coffee Shop Web Design Project Has A Big Future

Last week we launched the Blackwater Coffee Company & Cafe website. While the web design project was small in size on the surface, but its part of a very big service we are rolling out. The Blackwater web project included the following: Custom design elements over an existing CSS layout Full CMS back-end for updating of all website content Easy to use menu admin that allows for creating unlimited menus, categories, sub-categories, item ...

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Mar 4, 2009

Website Design Gets New Print Design: The Five Technology Brochure

It feels like a major accomplishment and it was.  Five Technology finally has print material! Thanks to some great collaboration with @shelleyp (Thank you Shelley!), the Five Tech brochure is alive.  It’s no easy task for a web design and online marketing crew to move our services and offering to a traditional media format. We decided to embrace the perception of web geeks and show that we have some great personality with the cover.  We truly ...

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Mar 1, 2009

Best Buy Meshes Online Reviews With Offline Marketing

I came across a great example of online marketing and offline marketing working together over the weekend. We often see traditional marketing driving people to the web, but I found something different going on. I found online marketing elements being put to use offline. I’m old school on Sunday mornings and almost always head out to buy the Sunday paper ( Star Tribune ) to read while having breakfast. As a gadget and tech guy, I usually look forward ...

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Feb 24, 2009

Just One Website, Which One?

If you could only visit one website for the rest of the year, or just use one website the rest of your life, what website would it be? This interesting question came from my wife this weekend as she exclaimed her love for . She commented that if she could only visit one website, it would be for all of the cooking ideas she gets from it. This question really got me thinking about the value a website can have. That value is ...

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Feb 18, 2009

5 Reasons Our Content Management System Is The Right CMS For Your Business

Let’s face it, you don’t dare build a website for your business without a content management system at the core of it these days. With many choices out there, what flavor is right for you to manage your website? We obviously like the features and benefits of our CMS , the Site Management Console , so we thought we’d give you 5 good reasons to work with our web platform. ONE: User Friendly Interface – The SMC interface ...

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Feb 16, 2009

Five Technology Shows Website Design Work At Local Expo

Over 1,000 people walked through the doors and 65 local businesses took part in the Buffalo, MN Community & Business Expo on February 7,th 2009.  Five Tech showed off our web design work and talked with expo attendees about our capabilities and offering. Below is a photo of me (Aaron Weiche)  manning our booth. The expo is put on by the Buffalo Chamber of Commerce , a client of Five’s. It was a good time, a great way to brand ourselves ...

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Feb 9, 2009

GetListed.Org – A Fantastic Local Search Tool For Small Business

Local search & web design gurus Pat Sexton and David Mihm delivered simplicity and value in the launch of their new small business tool GetListed.Org . The website allows a business or their marketing partner to verify their main local search listings in Google, Yahoo, Best of the Web (BOTW) and MSN Live in one easy step. Just type in your business name and zip code to get your local search listing report . The press release for the ...

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