Are Printed Materials Still Important?
Ten years ago, quality print materials were the best form of advertising a business could do. Nice business cards, letter head, presentation folders, pretty much anything you could leave behind when visiting a prospect was important to have. But in today’s digital landscape, do you really need to spend the money on these things? The […]Read More
Here at thirteen05 creative, we are in the business of marketing. A website in nearly every case is a marketing tool. It isn’t just a pretty face. Yes, a website has to look good and work right. That is so it can do its job. The purpose of marketing is to create want and sell […]Read More
Google’s AdBlock: Here’s What You Need to Know
Lately, there has been a lot of talk among web advertisers about Google Chrome’s new built-in ad-block feature that’s about to come out. Not long ago, the Wall Street Journal released an article revealing Google’s new plans. This is a pretty big announcement since Chrome is a widely used internet browser. Net Market Share reports […]Read More
Speed Up and Improve your Site Now with a CDN
Whether you have a simple, basic website that acts a “digital brochure and business card” or a fully designed, highly functional website that’s multi-faceted in its capabilities, site load speeds should be a constant concern. Even Google has said that recent data shows “40% of consumers will leave a page that takes longer than three […]Read More
Team Work Makes the Dream Work
At some point in all our lives, we have been exposed to a workplace that isn’t very team oriented. Matter of fact, I would say that is one of the largest negatives I see when I peruse Glass Door from time to time. You know the place; a big stuffy room with lots of cubicles […]Read More
Why You Should Be Protecting Your Online Reputation
Before the internet took over, local businesses survived by word of mouth; one person would recommend their service to another, and so on. These days, the internet has largely taken the place of those friendly recommendations. Though, unfortunately, a lot of small business owners overlook the power of online reviews. When’s the last time you […]Read More
The Fine Line Between Innovation and Function
Life is an ongoing balancing act; one does not want to indulge in too much of one thing while neglecting another. A common saying is: Everything in moderation, including moderation. Great websites are also a balancing act. Among many others, one of these balances comes with the usability and originality of a website. Here, we’ll […]Read More
How’s Your Morale?
Morale and productivity go hand and hand. If an employee is burned out by a monotonous work routine, they won’t be very productive. So what do you do to keep your employees engaged and creative? Around our office, we keep a loose and lively atmosphere. If you’ve ever had the opportunity to stop in and […]Read More
Be Different – But Not TOO Different
Here’s a piece of marketing wisdom I think you’ll find useful. I do believe this is my own original discovery. In every aspect of marketing, you want to be different. If you look and sound the same as your competitors or everyone else, you don’t stand out. You won’t get noticed and it is almost […]Read More
Knowing Right from Wrong: Is your SEO bad?!
It’s not always easy to tell, but the proof is always in the pudding. You may have taken a wrong turn somewhere, followed a recommendation that led you down the wrong path. Or, and this is the real kicker, maybe you paid someone to do SEO for you, only for them to completely botch your […]Read More
Is a DIY Website Builder Right for You?
3 Reasons Why it May Be a Bad Choice Services provided by companies that provide templated, cookie-cutter website builder tools (like Squarespace or Wix) certainly can “get the job done” if the goal is to put a simple website up without much thought. However, getting the job done doesn’t always it will be done well, […]Read More
How to Utilize Google Fonts
Easily find the right font combination for your website. Looking for the right fonts for your website is tough, let alone finding a great matching pair that is cost effective as well as easy to implement. There are many great services available online for finding and using web fonts on your website but before you […]Read More
New Year, New You?
Every year around this time, people make resolutions geared toward improving themselves in the New Year. The question is, is it the right one? Setting goals is important, but this attitude I believe sets you up for failure. I bet you didn’t know that only eight percent of people succeed in or stick to their […]Read More
What will we see from websites in 2017?
Keeping your site current is often a continuous process because web design is constantly changing the rules. Old websites followed techniques that are now considered outdated, like keyword stuffing and packing everything important above the fold. 2016 was packed with new ideas and trends that websites are sure do keep adopting into 2017 and the […]Read More
Interested in a New Website Project? Here’s 5 Tips to Help You Start
As the current Project Manager at thirteen05 creative, I see many different types of website projects tasked for us to complete and go out to the web with your success in mind. You name it, we’ve probably done it, or at the very least have done our research into making it possible. All of these […]Read More
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