Does Speed Really Matter? How Long Load Times Affect Your Website’s Performance

How long does it take a typical visitor to load your website? When you’re busy customizing your website’s design, creating rich content and performing the countless other tasks associated with website development, you may overlook the need for speed. While you can’t expect your website to load instantly for visitors, long load times can negatively […]

HTTP vs HTTPS: What’s the Difference Between These 2 Website Protocols?

The Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) is the foundation on which the internet is built. When a user accesses a website, his or her web browser communicates with the site’s server using HTTP. In recent years, however, many websites have begun using Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure (HTTPS). If you manage a website, you might be wondering […]

Shopify To Become A Major Pot Dealer

Whatever you want to call it weed, cannabis, pot, or marijuana – it’s big business! Just in Canada, where Shopify is based, the legal cannabis market could hit $8.7 billion annually. Shopify has partnered with the Ontario Cannabis Retail Corp (OCRC), the province of Ontario governing subsidiary. The OCRC is part of the Liquor Control Board of […]

Google Website Builder: Is There Anything Google Doesn’t Do?

We all know Google, the internet search giant that founded the web’s most powerful search engine. Google has catered very heavily to small business, especially since they want to get more advertising dollars through Adwords. They have launched a series of products over the years, including Adwords, Domains, Google Apps (now know as G Suite), […]

Wix Acquires DeviantArt To Enhance Website Builder

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Weebly’s New Apps and Features for January 2017

Weebly continued in January to expand the features of its website builder as well as release new apps in their market place. Feature releases like these are very common with website builders like Weebly as they strive to have the best functionality as possible. Below is a list of the new features Weebly released: New […]

Weebly and TravelClick Partner on Hotel Websites

Website builder Weebly announced a new partnership with TravelClick who helps hotels maximize revenue through technology. As competition in the website space heats up, companies are continuing to find creative avenues to push father into specific verticals or niches. Travel and hospitality websites continue to gain popularity and are a requirement for businesses in 2017, […]

Shopify + WordPress, A Match Made In Heaven?

Shopify and WordPress have become household names in website solutions. Shopify for its eCommerce SAAS (Software as a service) and WordPress originally for a blogging platform, turned CMS (content management system) and now turned eCommerce solution as well thanks to the addition of WooCommerce. Shopify announced that they’ve rolled out a plugin that integrates Shopify […]

Squarespace Releases 2017 Super Bowl Commercial With John Malkovich

Tech brands and the Super Bowl, they seem to go hand in hand these days! We recently wrote about Wix launching their Super Bowl ad and it seems Squarespace is trying to capitalize on the big game as well. Squarespace is featuring the gruff and brash John Malkovich as who other than, you guessed it! […]

Wix’s 2017 Action Packed Super Bowl Ad

“To succeed in a disruptive world, Wix makes it easy to create your own website.” Online tech companies are no stranger to Super Bowl ads. Companies like GoDaddy have run them in the past and this year Wix is slated to disrupt things by featuring Jason Statham and Gadot in their action packed ad featured […]

5 Tips for Building an Effective Website

Today I will be giving 5 easy tips on how to make your website effective. These tips don’t require any technical skills; they just touch on general best practices to follow. The first step in making your website effective is to identify what you wish to accomplish with the website, and build the homepage around […]

9 Reasons You Need a Website

#1. People are looking for you online. Everyone googles everyone these days. It’s so common, in fact, that the Oxford English Dictionary actually added the noun “to google,” meaning “to look someone up online.” People use Google and other search engines to research businesses, look up people they meet, get the scoop on job applicants… […]

Personal Websites Put You In Control

Personal Websites Let You Manage Your Image Table of Contents: Personal Websites Are All About YOU Protect Your Reputation With A Personal Website Personal Websites Can Get You The Job Use Your Personal Site To Connect With The World Create A Personal Website Today! Websites aren’t just for promoting businesses – you can also use […]

You’re Marketing Yourself Right Now and Don’t Even Know It

Well according to Merriam-Webster, marketing is the act or process of selling or purchasing in a market. Ok. But what exactly does this mean? In real words, marketing is a way to promote or sell a business or a product. It’s that simple! There are many ways that you can market a product. Let me […]

How to Promote Your Online Business With SEO

Search engine optimization, or SEO, is among the best ways to get people to visit your business website. It’s one of the things that you need to learn, because your level of knowledge on SEO can make or break your business. Doing business on the internet is not just about offering products and services of […]

3 Tips for Graphic Design Students

Today we have a blog post from Shannon, one of our Graphic Designers. Keep reading for some great tips! 1. Learn and Design All You Can While In School Want a job after you graduate? You’ll need a versatile portfolio.  The opportunity to learn (especially on your own) will be during your college years. Take […]

How to Build Your Brand Online [Infographic]

In an age where technology has a tight grip on well…everything, it is important to stay on top of current business tactics and trends. It’s the 21st century, the Age of the Internet — solely advertising your business in the local newspaper and phone book are not going to cut it anymore. Today, businesses must […]