HTTPS: It’s More Than Security. Chances are you have visited a secure website with a URL starting with “HTTPS” (Hypertext Transport Protocol Security). This is commonly used for shopping, banking or e-commerce websites, but this security is also important for all other websites. You might be...

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The Importance of Grammar  In today’s technological society, many first impressions are not made face-to-face. Instead, website copy, printed collateral, and emails often serve as the initial contact between companies and potential clients. It has become increasingly important to take care with not only what you...

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The art of design is constantly changing, and this is especially evident in web design. Changes in community taste, technology and art are always reflected in the current state of web design. Designers are stretching the limits looking for the next great thing or trying...

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Today’s consumers and Internet users are on the move. They obtain their information via the various mobile devices that dominate the market. In fact, the International Data Corporation predicts that the number of mobile Internet users will surpass the number of wire line users by 2015. In 2010 alone, there were 2 million mobile Internet users. As a company, it is important to be where your target audience is – mobilized.
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Ugly, disorganized websites scare prospects more than The Shining scares thirteen year olds. Lead prospects to a poorly organized and unattractive website and you usher them out your business’ door. Inefficient, unattractive websites simply do not deliver a professional brand persona. They imply a lack of attention to detail, the customer experience and intent to follow through. Your customers' thoughts when they see this? If you can’t at least make YOUR company look professional online, how could you adequately serve my needs as a customer?
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The Internet is vast. One could hardly say that this open, free-flowing network has limited territory, however, what the Internet offers in space, competitors, networkers, and informers occupy with keywords, blogs, and opposing websites. Creating and purchasing a good URL or online address for your company’s website is one of the most important decisions you will make in creating your online identity. A lot of the hot online real estate has already been taken, but there are still plenty of URL possibilities out there waiting for a claim. Think carefully about your business and even if you’re not 100% ready to begin developing a website yet, begin creating and purchasing possible web addresses for your new site now – before all the good ones are gone.
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As more and more companies realize the necessity of interactive marketing integration, more and more web development and SEO firms crop up across the U.S. But not all web development shops are created equal. Some offer basic web templates, proprietary site development (in other words, websites created for the client, but owned by the developer), SEO-only assistance or SEM-only services. Interactive marketing is a big world and it encompasses many inbound and outbound strategies – or at least it should to stand the best chance of creating an impact and harvesting results.
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When it comes to web design, there’s a lot of amateurs but decidedly fewer experts. Real web design experts know not only how to customize a template – they know the real tricks, tips and secrets about building a website from the ground up and understand how to structure the content, flow, navigation and SEO to get the best results. While no one becomes an expert over night, understanding a few of the popular myths and real methodologies about website usability will help you to optimize your business’ web presence in a way that provokes real results.
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esd & associate’s commitment to developing quality strategies and products has once again caught the eye of the San Antonio Business Journal. The annual “Best Of” edition of the San Antonio Business Journal hit stands June 24, 2011. esd & associates achieved top-of-the-list recognition in not just one,...

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Imagine it: it’s a Thursday afternoon and the end of the workweek hovers tantalizingly close. It’s a slow day, and you have just one or two more loose ends to tie up. What do you do in these moments of languid semi-productivity? Many find themselves tempted...

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