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Nov 7, 2008

Internet Video & Mobile Video Scores A Touchdown

It’s fun to see glimpses of where things are heading for how we consume video.  Last night was a reminder of this for me.  The Thursday night NFL game was only on the NFL Network and as a cable subscriber I was out of luck to watch it.  But where TV failed me, the Internet and my phone came to the rescue. I was able to watch the Broncos come back on the Browns for a victory online as well as my phone.  Just a fun glimpse into the future of ...

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Nov 3, 2008

Web Design Project: Brandt Automation

Five is excited to launch BrandtAutomation.com’s website redesign . Brandt Automation is a custom equipment design/build firm in Minnesota and they started asking great questions in meeting with Five on their website redesign like: Why don’t we show up in Google? How do we increase the value of our website? How do we generate more leads online? How can we and how should we update content? ...

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Oct 13, 2008

Web Design Projects: A Sneak Peek In October

It’s been a couple of months since I have given you a glimpse to a few of the web design projects we have going on at Five , so here you go.  It’s easy to say we have a lot going on around here right now.  We’re hoping to have a few posts very soon covering websites going LIVE later this week or early next week, so stayed tuned for some project reviews . Here is a snapshot of just some of the web design projects so far ...

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Oct 8, 2008

3 Tips For Making Your Website A Destination

The same way that a hot vacation spot or an amazing restaurant brings people in from a variety of sources and places, a great website should do the same. Create something of value, entertainment and enjoyment and you’ll get a faithful following, a great reputation, referral business, buzz and profits. Your website can be this same type of destination on the Internet. A solid website builds repeat users and conversions. The site’s ...

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Oct 1, 2008

Web Design Process: A Focus On Wireframes & Layout

Over the last 2 years I have become more of a supporter of layout then design.  Yes, layout is an element of design, but in the web design process they have their own areas and purposes.  This post takes a peak at the use of wireframes to help determine a websites layout and also the factors we consider in a web design layout.  It’s a great step for the web designer, production team and the client. Web Design Layout ...

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Sep 30, 2008

E-commerce Web Design Project: Ranchline All Natural

Those looking for all natural lamb meat and cuts can find great lamb packages on RanchlineAllNatural.com . Ranchline All Natural wanted an e-commerce website that not only offered the premium lamb meat from the Felix River area of New Mexico, but they wanted to offer their website visitors great lamb recipes , grilling tips and wine pairings. You can see the web design is clean and easy to navigate around.  Many e-commerce web designs ...

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Sep 24, 2008

Using Twitter & Retweeting To Increase Blog Traffic

I recently asked the help of a few Twitter users to measure the impact that Twitter can have on promoting a blog post . Plenty of bloggers on Twitter will tweet about their own posts but I wanted to see the power of “ retweeting “, when other Twitter users put out a link and suggest your blog post to their followers. The outcome: Some simple Twitter promotion and retweeting DOUBLED my normal blog traffic for the day. I’ve ...

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Sep 23, 2008

5 Content Ideas For Your Website To Stay Fresh

While many businesses are interested in the benefits a content management solution (CMS) or a blog can bring to their web presence, many are confused on the types of content to publish and use.  Fresh web content is a component of search engine optimization so it is important to brainstorm, plan and execute production of new web content to your site. Here are just 5 ideas to add fresh content to your website with a CMS or blog: 1.   Write a short ...

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Sep 17, 2008

Five Launches A Minnesota Web Design Resource With Websota.com

It’s no secret the passion we have for web design . It’s written right on our business cards and is obvious to our clients and prospects. We also get a lot of inspiration from the great CSS Gallery websites out there and we love it when our work is featured in them. All of this led us to create a website specifically for the awesome web design community in Minnesota , it’s called Websota . We’ll be featuring ...

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Sep 11, 2008

Email Marketing Case Study On Our Web Design E-letters

Want to see what someone else gets for open rates and click thru’s on their email marketing? OK, I’ll share with you what we’ve experienced this summer with our small start to email marketing for our web design and Internet marketing services. Five Technology’s Email Marketing Facts: With Five Technology as a new brand/company to start 2008 we inherited a small list from our parent company Intrcomm. Our first e-letter ...

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