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Aug 12, 2021

Why Your Website Will Never be "Finished"

Congratulations! Your website is now officially up and running! Time to pull out that bottle of champagne, celebrate, and never worry about it again. Right? Wrong. Sending your website live is a big accomplishment and is definitely a reason to celebrate, but your website will never be in a state where it isn’t needing tweaks and updates. Here’s why. Web Design Trends are Constantly Evolving One of the biggest reasons your business website will ...

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Aug 5, 2021

How to Create Content People Care About

Creating a story, writing a blog, crafting a social media post, taking a picture, or developing a concept. Whatever digital content you are working on, it is easy to get caught up in the business side of things. It is completely understandable if you are preoccupied with the creativity, ROI, or business goals of the expertly crafted content you are developing. Or maybe your main focus is on the most effective way to promote your latest campaign or product. ...

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Aug 3, 2021

Web Design Trends of 2021

As we pass the midway point of the year, we’d like to take some time to touch on the trends that we have noticed in website design thus far. If you haven’t enhanced your website yet this year, these trends may inspire you to do so, or at least give you some great things to consider when it is time for a website redesign. Parallax Animation: Parallax is the optical illusion that happens when objects near to the viewer appear to move faster than ...

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Jul 27, 2021

22 Benefits of Social Media for Businesses

Social media is more than just a platform for people to connect, it is a powerful business tool. These platforms are becoming an essential part of businesses of all shapes and sizes. If you and your business are not convinced, you are missing out on plenty of great opportunities. Consider the fact that there are 4.2 billion active users across the social media platforms. That is A LOT of people you and your business could reach, with a quick and ...

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Jul 22, 2021

What is a SSL and Why Are They Important?

Have you ever been surfing the web and stumbled across a website and wondered why the URL started with https:// instead of http://? What does the extra “s” mean? Why is it important? In simple terms the “s” means that your connection with the website is encrypted and secure. This means that the data you share with that website like credit card information and other sensitive information are safely shared.  A website with ...

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Jul 15, 2021

What is Wireframing and Why is it Important in Web Design?

Let’s start with the basics. What is a wireframe? Wireframes are much like the blueprints for your home. They are a two-dimensional skeletal outline of a webpage. Wireframes provide clear overviews of page layouts and structure, information architecture, functionality, and clarifies the intended features of a website. Typically, wireframes are minimalistic and colors, graphics, fonts, and styling are not utilized as they are elements that could take ...

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Jul 13, 2021

Is Your Website Out of Date?

Is your website out of date? If you haven’t had a redesign in the past 5 years, it probably is. However, don’t fret! Five Technology has the solution for you. We are looking to update our older websites by transferring them to our new and improved Content Management System (CMS). Our newer CMS, the HIVE, has all the same features of the old CMS that made your website successful and more! The transition creates an opportunity to re-evaluate and ...

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Jul 8, 2021

5 Things Your Website Is Missing

Designing a solid website is no simple task. We have all come across a website that is, in all honesty, terrible. The pages seem cluttered, information seems impossible to find, and it has an underwhelming design.  Here at Five Technology, we have over 25 years of experience in web development. So it would be fair to say we know what it takes to make a website successful. So let’s break down 5 common things that your website may be missing!  ...

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May 17, 2019

Schema Markup as “Optimized” SEO

SEO (or Search Engine Optimization) is becoming increasingly important in our web driven world.  It is critical that your website be visible to users looking for the services you provide.  While good SEO techniques will still be the biggest determining factor for ranking your website in organic searches, there is a way to possibly get a leg-up on all of the many websites using the same SEO techniques. Enter Schema.org markup.  Schema.org markup ...

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Nov 7, 2017

What happened to the Internet!?

On Monday, Nov. 6th did the Internet disappear for you?  In our Colorado office we noticed extreme latency to access sites we host.  We thought it had something to do with a particular hosting facility but our Minnesota office wasn't experiencing any issues which ruled that out.  Clients in MN were experiencing  and reporting similar issues.  The initial oddity was that it appeared to be limited to our sites hosted in both Dallas ...

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