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Jan 13, 2010

Usability 101: Make Your Website An Easy Read

This year we’ll be putting out a series of posts on web design usability since it’s such an important piece of a websites success. Many will be very simple improvements that anyone can do . For those of you new to the term Usability , it covers how easy user interfaces are to use. The word “usability” also refers to methods for improving ease-of-use during the design process. So in short: making it easy to use your website. ...

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Jan 3, 2010

2010 The Year Of The Small Business

I’ve read enough of the doom and gloom articles for the coming year of business; I’m not going to take part in that. Are there challenges? Absolutely, but it’s not hard to wrap your mind around great people with great ideas overcoming them to make an impact. For me, small business is all about great people. They are inspired, resourceful, passionate and ever adapting. Thanks to these characteristics, I feel great about the landscape of small ...

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Dec 14, 2009

Our Website Design Firm Featured

Minneapolis and St. Paul cable TV show Around Town is currently featuring Five Technology’s web design services on their current episode. Host Carla Beaurline features various businesses from the Twin Cities area on the show. Five is the web host and CMS provider of the Around Town website and is currently redesigning the website for 2010. You can view the full current episode here . Everyone in our office had a great time ...

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Dec 11, 2009

When Done Right, Google AdWords Brings The Right Results

It’s highly accessible and tempting for anyone to create a Google AdWords account and start spending some money on pay per click search engine advertising.  Unfortunately this easy access doesn’t translate to an ease in getting results. The Details Matter A successful Google AdWords campaign involves the right research, configuration and tracking to get you anywhere near the perceived pot of gold at the end of this rainbow. When done ...

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Dec 5, 2009

Five Technology Client Appears On WCCO-TV

Rear Window Media , a Five Technology client was featured on WCCO news for their mobile digital advertising service.  While the story played to the “controversial” angle of vehicles displaying ads, we’re excited for our client’s exposure of their unique advertising service. WCCO doesn’t offer a video embed, click here for the video . Five Technology worked with Rear Window Media’s President Jessica Netter and ...

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Dec 3, 2009

Web Design Project: Ranchline Network

Sometimes you have to go bigger, the Ranchline Network web design project is an example of that.  The Ranchline brand has 4 other websites on our web platform and I have worked with them for years, including on their logo design. Ranchline Network is a national real estate listing website, focusing on high-end land and ranches for sale . The website features hundreds of listings from brokers and agents all across the US and even Internationally. ...

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Nov 30, 2009

Non-Profit Web Design Project Lets Five Give Back

One of our latest web design projects was 100% donated by the Five Technology staff to a local non-profit in Wright County. The Community Health Foundation of Wright County was in need of a better web design and platform to communicate their projects and causes , events and how to get involved. In addition to the redesign of the website, it now runs on a content management system allowing the CHF to easily update and grow their web presence ...

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Nov 16, 2009

Talking Social Media With Community Banks

I had the opportunity to talk about social media with members of the Independent Community Bankers of Minnesota on November 12th. We discussed how community banks could utilize Facebook, Twitter, blogs and other social media platforms to connect and communicate with their customers and prospects. The events other presenter, Cindy Cofer Evert offered great insight and tips on press releases and PR.  Her info made for great web ...

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Nov 11, 2009

Web Design Project: Concrete Treatments

The web design is now dry and it’s time to announce the release of the new Concrete Treatments website.  Concrete Treatments, Inc. is a Minnesota company specializing in polished, terrazzo and decorative concrete floors. CTI does some amazing things with concrete floors for both commercial and residential clients.  From large retail to a modern kitchen, they can handle your concrete flooring needs.  The client hired Five to ...

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Oct 30, 2009

E-commerce Web Designs: Let It Snow(mobile)

Our latest e-commerce web design projects come in a 2-pack and cater to the snow loving crowd. and feature snowmobile clothing, gear and accessories for the snow and machine enthusiast. The Motorsports USA Gear site is the flagship of this e-commerce network of sites.  The initial release of the site only lists snowmobile gear for sale, but will eventually offer ATV, ...

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