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  • The Top 8 Reasons Why You Need a Website
    from customers and a portfolio showcasing your previous work on your website 3 Showcases your company s true personality Social networking sites such as Facebook and LinkedIn are great platforms for your business to be on but they don t allow for much differentiation and it s hard to show your company s whole personality When potential customers find you online you want them to have the same first impression they would have when walking into your store for the first time With a website you are able to design it however you like create any type of content you want and infuse your business true personality into it 4 Open 24 7 A website allows you to promote your business 24 hours a day 7 days a week No matter where your customers are located they will be able to find information about your business and have access to your products or services at any time You could be spending time with family or in bed sleeping and your website will be working for you 5 Offers customer service and support Many businesses are now offering online support as they are finding it easier and more cost effective to have Nothing is more damaging to your company than upset customers spreading bad word of month about your business With a website there are many ways to offer quick and easy support to your customers when they have a problem You can have a FAQS page where customers can go to for answers to common questions You can also have an online support system where the customer is connected directly to a customer support representative Or if it s outside of business hours you can get them to fill out an online form and get back to them straightaway in the morning of the next business day 6 Cost effective advertising A website is one of the most cost effective ways of marketing and attracting new customers to your business Think of it like this one brochure but way better and interactive that the whole world can see instantly You don t have to worry about reprinting or redistribution costs and any changes can be made right away without the cost of reproduction Compared to other forms of advertising such as newspaper or radio ads a website requires a small investment and allows you to reach a global audience 7 Reach new markets With over a third of the world s population online having a website allows people from across the world to find your business That s a huge audience worldwide and you never know where you might find customers Therefore having an online presence exposes your business to a greater audience and can help expand your customer base 8 Increase sales and revenues If you re in business then you re in a competition and you want to stay competitive Some people believe that if you have a physical store location then you don t need an online

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  • What I want for Christmas? Instagram privacy.
    glad you ignored the haters and took the big payout However after yesterday s announcement I am a little stunned and somewhat saddened to learn what you re planning to do Seriously You sat around a room came up with this plan and went Yes that s a great idea Let s do that Shocking Absolutely shocking One of you in fact more than one of you has seen what tends to happen to Facebook when they announce a privacy policy update or change I mean you re owned by them Surely you must have thought Hmm if it didn t go down well with Facebook s users then it ll probably not stick with our current audience either Fools the lot of you I even bet Facebook s privacy policy team are dying with laughter Go on Go find them peek around their office door They re probably making fun of you So where do we go from here Well within a few hours of the announcement yesterday after the Twitter verse had exploded and your users had begun calling for your head you let us know that WE the people had been heard Therefore are you going to retract this privacy policy Will you announce that it is going to be scraped in favor of something more along the lines of morality We are all aware that you need to follow up with your comments of figuring out a way to monetize Instagram But your current proposed method isn t the answer Seriously where s your Christmas spirit I recommend locking yourselves in a room over the Christmas break hashing out a new way and then proposing something a lot better for the New Year Yours Sincerely A disgruntled Instagramer This entry was posted in Web News and

    Original URL path: https://www.2webdesign.com/blog/1701/what-i-really-want-for-christmas-is-for-instagram-to-give-me-back-my-privacy/ (2016-04-27)
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  • MacEwen Constructors Inc. Website Design
    plants Established in 1984 MacEwen Constructors Inc have for almost 30 years achieved continued years of positive business and working relationships Some of their notable projects include Rosewood Subdivision Expansion Dalmeny Subdivision Expansion Hampton Residential Development City of Saskatoon Sewer Pumping Station Fletcher Rd City of Saskatoon Additionally MacEwen Constructors Inc are dedicated to ensuring a safe workplace for their workers clients and property Believing in safe work practices which are adapted and implemented to ensure the company and their workers are meeting and exceeding industry standards As a proud member of the Certificate of Recognition program since 2006 continued training is provided to current and new employees to ensure all tasks are completed in a safe work environment Website Design Our goal with this website project was to provide MacEwen Constructors Inc with a solution that could convey who they are what they do projects they ve completed including descriptions and images and provide information on their safety practices and initiatives I think we re all in agreement that this goal was achieved Powered by our custom CMS MacEwen Constructors Inc website admin now have the ability to consistently update their website on a regular basis with new and completed projects Contact MacEwen Constructors Inc for more information For more information on the work that we performed for MacEwen Constructors Inc you can view the case study in our Portfolio This entry was posted in Design Work and tagged website design Bookmark the permalink Leave a Reply Your email address will not be published Required fields are marked Click here to cancel reply Comments Older posts Newer posts Recent Posts Join us for The Evolution of Google and How It Impacts Your Website Extending visibility with online portfolio for NoelleChorney com Hola Spanish website update for CanNorth to boost

    Original URL path: https://www.2webdesign.com/blog/1661/macewen-constructors-inc-website-design/ (2016-04-27)
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  • Hot Tubbin’ It in the Winter
    turns out I don t just enjoy it I LOVE IT And the beauty is for us who live in Saskatoon the winter lasts a lifetime so I get to enjoy it for the next 6 months Awesome However I was also informed about something else I should try After sitting in the hot tub for a bit I should get out roll around in the snow and then get back in Er do WHAT I can confidently say I will not be attempting that Not now not ever Tubbin It Website Design I should probably point out that the hot tub I m referring to isn t mine I can t afford such a luxury just yet ahem boss It s my in laws And quite honestly it s probably the best investment they ve ever made I pretty sure they agree However if and when I m ready to invest then I ll be winging my way over to Tubbin It Originally founded as We Be Tubbin in 2006 Tubbin It began life as a hot tub rental and service company However after six years of consistent growth and seeing an opening in the market in which to sell hot tubs Tubbin It opened their doors in June 2012 Located at 1508 Idylwyld Drive North Tubbin It provides quality products with realistic prices in and around the Saskatoon area and continue to offer rentals and servicing under the We Be Tubbin brand In order to provide Tubbin It with a strong online presence we designed and developed a website that allows them to effectively promote their products advertise sales and specials and continue to provide information regarding their hot tub rentals and service You can follow Tubbin It on Twitter Like them on Facebook or for more information

    Original URL path: https://www.2webdesign.com/blog/1659/hot-tubbin-it-in-the-winter/ (2016-04-27)
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  • Website Project | SARC and SARCAN Recycling
    activities for thousands of persons with disabilities Website Redesign The primary goals for the redesign of the SARC and SARCAN Recycling website was 2 fold firstly help educate the province on who SARC and SARCAN is and how they are more than just a recycling depot secondly create a brand new website to target their target specific audiences the public members caregivers stakeholders So what was our solution Well first of all we had to analyze the existing website The results pretty much summed up what we had to do The existing single website had already tried to differentiate between SARC and SARCAN but due to its limited functions the information presented to the target audiences was too cluttered and extremely difficult to locate Therefore it was essential that 2 websites were needed to achieve the desired goals And that s what we did Although we did it with a twist SARC and SARCAN Recycling Website Design Powered by a custom built multi site CMS so website admin can easily manage and update both websites via the CMS each website has its own unique functions SARC was developed with an Intranet so their board managers and staff have access to non public information as well as a discussion forum a product catalog and ecommerce shopping cart and a custom Blog For SARCAN Recycling the website was designed to be targeted at the general public and to contain information regarding their recycling depot locations what you can recycle a custom Blog and information regarding the environment and what actually happens to your empties I know what you re thinking What s the twist that I mentioned earlier Well for each of the SARC and SARCAN Recycling websites they were developed with responsive design Go on take a look Either grab the

    Original URL path: https://www.2webdesign.com/blog/1533/sarc-and-sarcan-recycling-splitting-their-website-in-two/ (2016-04-27)
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  • Is My Site Responsive?
    those variables The good news is that native browsers on most mobile devices do come with some level of intelligence and adaptability However the finger pinching exercising the art of precision tapping on links zooming in and out of content significantly deteriorates the user experience and can make some people nauseous The Smart Solution One solution would be to create a mobile website catered to a specific resolution Depending on your goals a better solution however would be to develop a responsive design A responsive design responds to user s behavior and environment based on the screen size device platform and orientation Regardless of whether you are accessing the website on a desktop a laptop a tablet a TV or a smartphone the website dimensions adjust accordingly to enhance user experience In other words it makes your online presence pretty slick Romney vs Obama There is a thing or two that Obama s PR team knows about online marketing When Obama won in 2008 the election campaign raised over half a billion dollars online through small donors This year his team recognized that the online audience is a mobile audience They used a responsive design that organizes content in 3 different ways based on the mobile device one is using with carefully having stress areas in the design to remind users to donate to his campaign Romney s campaign had a busier website which although looked good was not responsive They did have a mobile website designed specifically for smart phones which unfortunately became hard to access once you clicked on the full site link The Advantage As a believer of this industry I would like to think that Obama won partly because of his cleverly crafted website After all it was his pivotal point of communication Whether it is

    Original URL path: https://www.2webdesign.com/blog/1596/is-my-site-responsive/ (2016-04-27)
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  • SCA Online: We Build Saskatchewan
    in Saskatoon where new buildings and housing are popping up all over the place we should start to realize just how important the construction industry is to the Saskatchewan economy The Saskatchewan Construction Association otherwise known as the SCA comprising of 1300 members is doing exactly that As the strong provincial advocacy voice of Saskatchewan s dynamic construction industry the SCA provide the construction industry and its members with advice and resources on HR Standard Practices Aboriginal Employment Initiatives Taxation and Legislative Issues R D etc With a whole Strategic Plan lined out too the SCA and its board continue to move the association forward in an ever changing environment SCA Website As a client of ours we recently transformed the SCA website from looking like this to now looking like this So what did we do exactly The first thing we did was tidy it up Look at the old site especially the sponsor logos on the homepage Since every logo varies in shape and size there s no consistency in how they were displayed With the new website we developed a rotating banner on the right hand side that displays their sponsor s logos in a neat and tidy way A new and improved feature of the website is their secure Membership Login Even though the previous website had this component our development team enhanced it so it is more user friendly which is always a bonus and the following new features Username and Password Each membership has their own username and password so anyone from that company can login and view information In addition within the company membership area there s a separate admin login so only this person s can login and edit content Advertising Members can now buy advertizing space upload their advert and this

    Original URL path: https://www.2webdesign.com/blog/1563/sca-online-we-build-saskatchewan/ (2016-04-27)
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  • Buying maternity clothes online couldn’t be easier!
    The thing is I wouldn t know what to do I d most likely freak out a little then I d be fine But throughout the evening my friend kept twisting and turning and groaning which put me on edge But like she said it was just because she was uncomfortable Pickles Maternity Web Design Project If it was me which it can t be unless the plot of the movie Junior ever comes to fruition then I would most likely do all my shopping online Sure it s nice to go out and shop in person but isn t it better to shop online especially with our current weather Let me introduce you to Pickles Maternity an online shopping website that is helping moms to be through the greatest adventure of their life As a full eCommerce website with a custom product catalog shopping online for all your maternity and nursing wear couldn t be easier Take a look at what our awesome team of designers and developers did There s over a 100 different products to choose from and there are always specials so why not visit the website and take a look We even created a QUICK VIEW feature for the product catalog Now customers can hover over the product click the QUICK VIEW button and enlarge the image Fancy eh You can follow Pickle s Maternity on Facebook or Twitter and for more information regarding their products and shipping contact them via the website This entry was posted in Design Work and tagged website design Bookmark the permalink 2 Responses to Buying maternity clothes online couldn t be easier Rogers says September 26 2013 at 2 19 am Very useful update This is just what i was looking for By the way i would suggest don

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