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Bit Spit #9 | The Zen of Calgary Web Design

Ask a Calgary web design expert: What makes a good web designer?

All in all, good website design is an art form all its own. A truly creative and innovative site is 90% inspiration and 10% perspiration. Granted, it also takes knowledge and a solid understanding of several tools and techniques to create the perfect website for a business client. Upfront By Design is a Calgary web design company that brings state-of-the-art and art together.

Calgary Web Design

Calgary Web Design

There is a lot going on behind the scenes of any highly-functional website – and when it works properly, it looks easy. Knowing how to deal with a multitude of scripting languages such as PHP, PERL, JavaScript, and HTML or CMS (Content Management Systems) like WordPress and all its permutations, is just the tip of the iceberg. Coping with server-side versus client-side issues adds another level to the project. Making sure your website is found easily is another. Creating a mobile mirror of a site for smart phones and tablets is yet another aspect of web design that is easily overlooked.

Add to the gestalt the need to ensure the site is SEO-friendly, easy to maintain and update using a tool like WordPress, flexible enough to accommodate multiple browsers such as Internet Explorer, Google Chrome and Firefox, and guarantee it to be fast and clean so it “pops” for every possible user.

When the site is done, and done right, it feels like how a field of roses looks: smooth and beautiful. Only the designers know where every thorn is and keeps that to themselves.
If this is what you need for your website then do not hesitate to contact us on 403-730-2040 #207.

Bit Spit #4 – Companies that blog using software like WordPress have 55% more website Visitors.

Great news…there is a way to increase the traffic to your website.  UpFrontbyDesign.com can install, host and skin/design a Custom WordPress Blog for you in less then 5 days.  Even better…WordPress is a completely FREE program.

Custom WordPress Design Calgary

Contact us today to find out the cost of hosting and skinning WordPress.

~ Dean Wolf, Director of Marketing ~


Bit Spit #3 – Nearly 40% of US (and Canadian) Companies use Blogs like WordPress for Marketing Purposes.

Are you looking to communicate to YOUR LIST,  your list of current and future customers?  Then a “Custom WordPress installation“, hosted and skinned by Upfrontbydesign.com is a cost effective way to convert and keep your current LIST of clients buying from you.

The percentage of US companies (and Canadian) that use blog software like WordPress for marketing purposes will rise to 43% in 2012, from 34% in 2010. This forecast reflects the increasing use of blogs by media companies, marketers and other businesses such as retailers, B2B firms, academic institutions and government agencies.

Custom WordPress Installs Canada

Contact UpFrontbyDesign.com today for a FREE quote.  We can install a FREE version of WordPress then customize it for you.  We can also help you develop a long term marketing program that WILL increase your websites ROI.

~Dean Wolf, Director of Marketing~

“Build It & They Will Come” – It’s that Simple or Is It? Online Marketing Strategies For Business

Go ahead admit it – you’ve got Google obsession striving to be #1 but does your online marketing strategy support your goals? What is different about your online marketing strategy and how does it differ from the next guy?

Businesses have concluded that they can fill a page with words and “they will come.” Clicks and page views are not impressive if you are not providing useful information. People will visit but if you fail them, then it’s on to the next one. Your website should be engaging and compelling not detrimental to the search engines or the audience. You can implement an aggressive advantage with consistent layouts that are user-friendly with easy functionality.

Don’t spend most of your time wondering which techniques work and how to implement them. Here are 3 surefire ways to guarantee your online success;

1.      An impressive site build
2.      Enticing content
3.      Quality links

I stick with what works best; my mantra at Up Front by Design remains the same – develop a firm web presence for your company and a gratifying web experience for your clientele because the bottom line is all those bells and whistles won’t mean a thing if you can’t attract and convert potential clients into customers. Whether you’re a new up-start or a big time business Up Front by Design recommends including website design services to fit any genre.

Next, your online marketing strategy must include words that persuade your audience to act. And how do you persuade potential customers to make a decision? By providing exclusive information and becoming the go-to person they can trust.

Persuasion is all about the customer; their needs; their concerns and how you can help them resolve their issues. It’s not about you.

You have some form of invaluable information right? You must sell it in a way that makes you the expert.

Through your experience you explain how you’ve been on the battlefield and you know how to resolve the issue. Been there, done that.

Provide proactive measures. Consumers want to know everything from beginning to end; give them too little and they find it somewhere else; give them just enough with freebies and a few extras and they form a relationship built on trust and expert advice. They’ll return for more.

While you may want to be it all and do it all, many webpreneurs have greater success when using custom website design services to enhance their brand. You may question the cost but in the end when you combine the time, frustration and the rewards, using custom website design services pays for itself in the end.

Every strategy you use should have one clear purpose – to successfully market your business.

~Dean Wolf, Director of Marketing~