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Aug 28, 2008

Five Product Page Or Service Page Web Design Tips

For many a small business website, it all boils down to your specific products or services and how well you show the user your features and benefits. I push clients to find as many ways possible to educate, inform, build trust and ultimately answer questions on their product or service. A good web design needs to properly display, engage and move the user to the desired goal of contact, form completion or purchase to be a success. Product / Service ...

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Aug 25, 2008

Mobile Web Design, Mobile Marketing & Nabbit’s Mobile Tagging Service

Feeling mobile? You need to be. The mobile web is continuing to grow, fueled by iPhones, Treos and Blackberrys in the hands of users that need the Internet in the palm of their hand. I’m sure you need no convincing that with over 3 Billion cell/mobile phones in the world, we are only moving forward with what we access on them and how. Here is just a glimpse on the mobile web design and marketing front. I’m sure I’ll be diving further ...

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Aug 21, 2008

Website Redesign: When & Why

While there is no specific rule of thumb in web design for when you should redesign your website, there are many factors that signal it is time to revamp things. I addressed this topic in our August e-letter and decided to post it to our blog as well. Are you in need of a website redesign ? Here are some points that might be telling you it’s time. + Time If you want to consider timeframe as one rule, an industry average is every ...

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Aug 17, 2008

Our Web Design Skills Rev Up For A Breast Cancer Awareness Event

We recently launched our 2nd donated non-profit website ( see the 1st ) for 2008, this time for the Lynnda Laubach Breast Cancer Awareness Ride .  This growing event offers a day of fun while raising money for the Cancer Center at Regions Hospital .  The main event is the 100 mile motorcycle ride and the evening ends with two LIVE bands and a pizza dinner in Rogers, MN. The 4th annual event is on September 20th and you can see all of the ...

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Aug 12, 2008

Web Design Projects: A Sneak Peek In August

The past few months Five has been very fortunate to land some great new web design projects . The initial creative and design process is always full of fun, energy and challenges. Below is just a sampling from four of our current web projects in the works. These designs are being integrated into our SMC content management system. Stay tuned for future posts on how they turned out and the specific web design, development and marketing aspects they ...

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Aug 6, 2008

Learning By Example: Great Posts On Twitter & E-commerce

If you’re like me you learn far more by getting your hands on a real life example. It’s one thing to read how Twitter can help you or that e-commerce success could be yours; it’s another to get the details of a true experience. Here are two posts I came across recently that through sharing their own experience or interviewing bring great insight into success online. + A “Non Big Brand” Twitter Case Study from ...

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Aug 4, 2008

McWebsites: Not Where You Should Order A Website

I get the question in many meetings to compare why thousands of dollars spent with Five Technology is better than using one of the template web design options or a packaged web solution.  Of course you get what you pay for, but here is a little question I fire back.  Would you go through a drive-thru to order a website from McWebsite’s? Yes I get a laugh, but then I also break down what I’m talking about. Guidance, ...

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Jul 30, 2008

Trucking Company Web Design Project Is An Oversized Success

Otto Transfer hauls the big things others can’t.  Giant telephone poles and other oversized loads are the common freight for Otto’s trucking and hauling services . Owner Kevin Otto came to Five with two needs.  One was to get a professional website up and the other was to make it a valuable resource for his cusotmers and staff by adding online account management and quoting.  Kevin had tried to put up a Yahoo ...

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Jul 29, 2008

The Offline Marketing Of Looking Good

It’s right up our alley to produce high end web designs for our clients, but what about our offline image and marketing?  I decided it was time to get some Five Technology apparel to keep us looking good offline for client meetings, events and so forth.   We worked with Peggy Jindra and Great Garments Plus, a promotional products and apparel company out of Rogers, MN. Peggy and her staff did a fabulous job in helping us pick out the ...

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Jul 23, 2008

Question: Should I Start A Blog For My Business?

Most small businesses have heard of blogging, some read a few blogs and others have jumped into business blogging already. You might be wondering if you should start a blog for your small business . Most small business owners or management I talk to have some misconceptions on blogging. These “blog fears” are often a combination of misinformation from uninformed sources and their own inexperience. Lets address a few questions that ...

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