Mobile Design

20Apr 2015
Redwand Ventures website starter list

Sometimes a client comes to us with an idea and no clue of where to start. Here is a quick starter list for small business websites.  A list of basic items to consider when setting down the path of bringing your website to reality.

  • Grab your domain name (the www.yourname.com)
  • Web hosting – some providers will give you the domain name for free for the 1st year if you sign up with them.
  • Business Email Address – vital! once you’ve secured your domain get started on
  • Web marketing plan – a reputable creative agency often offers these services as an add-on
  • Navigation items – decide on the section of your website (about us, products, services, etc.)
  • Some idea of content – content is golden for any website, begin thinking of how you will attract and retain site visitors.
  • Search Engine Optimization (SEO) – again your creative agency will should have these services as a part of their portfolio.
  • Email marketing plan – very important! it’s one thing to get people to visit your website, but how will you keep the engagement going. Don’t be like the guy who attracted the girl with his good looks, but his conversational skills are blah!!!
  • Social media accounts and strategy – before your website is even built you should be reaching out and building your audience.

This is a quick and dirty list BUT it is enough to get you started. Let us know if it helps. Gracias.

05Jun 2014

Mobile Web Pages

I was speaking to an entrepreneur recently about the services we provide and how we could possibly help her accomplish some new web initiatives.

This young lady proceeded to launch her present website on her smart phone. The design of the “desktop” version of her phone was phenomenal. However, on the mobile phone it just did not work. So I went on to explain that just because you can see your site on a mobile phone doesn’t mean it’s mobile-friendly.

A Mobile Web Page is simply your run of the mill website that has been formatted so that it will appear properly on mobile devices (smart phone or tablet).  

Like any website, mobile websites can display text content, data, images and video. They can also access mobile-specific features such as click-to-call (to dial a phone number) or location-based mapping (think Google Maps). Using responsive design, we can make the mobile version of your website a phenomenal experience for user. Continue reading