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Marketing Your Website

What's New ?
   How Do You See It?

As our society becomes more dependent on visual communication it is important for businesses to keep pace. Visual communication is prevalent in the lives of younger customers. Sites like YouTube, Vimeo, Hulu and others are reaching massive audiences. Apps like Snapchat, Wickr and Clipchat continue to grow in popularity. If businesses wish to capture this emerging market it will be necessary to speak the language.

Visual communication is comprised of graphic design and illustration including painting and drawing as well as video and photography. Variations exist of each of these core components. Take video for example, full length movies, video clips and documentaries are a just a few of the permutations that make videos so engaging.

There has been an explosion of photos on websites over the past several years. This has occurred due to higher bandwidths and the demands of a more visual culture. Many of the websites we have developed recently have been more graphics intensive as well. Photos and graphics are the first steps to attracting a market that demands visual content.

Video, compressed for the internet, is becoming more common even on small business websites. Adding video to a website can provide visual appeal in conjunction with marketing value. As we all know from watching television, video marketing (commercials) can be very effective.

The use of video tutorials, help files and other instruction material can be useful for consumers and adds a component not yet found on every website. Short testimonial video clips reviewing products and services can be very impactful. If you decide to add video to your site be sure to keep the content interesting and as brief as possible. Video can establish a one way bond similar to a face to face meeting, so make sure the content is engaging and the person being filmed is personable.

Video may be the answer for many but there are still those who prefer to read. Polishing the written content on our website is still an important part of retaining visitors. Whatever medium(s) you choose to reach your customers it is crucial that you provide quality content. 
Microscale 3-D Printing

Microscale 3-D Printing is a process that uses inks made from different materials including biological materials that are applied with great precision to create intricately shaped objects.

Recently a group at Harvard, led by Jennifer Lewis, a materials scientist at Harvard University, printed biological tissue interwoven with a complex structure of blood vessels. The group believes that this may be the first step toward printing a liver or kidney.

Lewis and the group at Harvard University are not the only ones working on printing complex 3-D objects with varied materials. Princeton University researchers have printed a bionic ear using tissue and electronics, while a team at the University of Cambridge printed retinal cells forming eye tissue.

Read More about Microscale 3-D Printing at the MIT Technology Review


Boulders Inn & Suites in Polk City
has a new look. The new site will offer guest testimonials. Find out more about cycling trails in the area and the new amenities for cyclists on the "Bicycling" page.


Boulders Inn & Suites in Clarion Iowa will be opening in the Spring of 2015. The new website is online and lists employment opportunities as well as area information.
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Links of Interest Monthly Tip

Denison Links 
Area Website Directory, Recipe Database, Family Resource Links, and E-Minder

 Monarch Country  
Highlights, Scores, Schedules and More..

Marketing Edge Blog
Marketing tips and Commentary

Definitely Denison
Find out More about Denison (Where to shop, eat and stay)

MIT Technology Review
Microscale 3-D Printing

Boulders Inn & Suites in Polk City
Visit to see the new website

Boulders Inn & Suites in Clarion Iowa
A new addition to our portfolio

TeraCopy
Speed up Windows File Transfers 

TeraCopy

TeraCopy speeds up file transfers on Windows OS. It replaces the file copy system used on Windows systems. TeraCopy allows for multi threaded transfers and merges simultaneous copy windows in to a single pane.

TeraCopy offers pause and resume buttons that are handy when you are multitasking. One of the best things about TeraCopy is the fact that it waits to notify you of a troublesome or in use file until a transfer is complete. Your copying is not halted while your system waits for you to decide what to do with a locked file.

Find out More Here

 

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