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Building a Website, Internet Marketing

OK, So I Need a Web Site

Last week we asked the rather unorthodox question: do you even need a Web site for your business? For the rest of this series, we’ll assume that you’ve decided that your hypothetical business does indeed need an equally hypothetical Web site. After all, if you decided you don’t need a site, there’s very little point… Read more

Building a Website, Internet Marketing

Do I Even Need a Web Site?

Imagine that you’re a new business owner looking at the prospect of building a Web site for your company. If you already are a new business owner, well, imagine you’ve also got a Tweety Bird Pez dispenser on your lap. Your first impulse might be, “I have to get a Web site built.” After all,… Read more

News, Technology

Cool New Features of WordPress 3.6

Things are a little hectic at MWD Web this week, so today’s post is a short one. We’re doggedly committed to posting every week, though, so by gum we’re going to post! The team of developers behind WordPress released their latest version, 3.6, earlier this month. We’ve had a few weeks now to play around… Read more

Technology, Web Design

Editing Your Pictures

In the last three weeks we’ve seen that it’s a very good idea to have pictures on your blog; looked at ways to think of unique and interesting images to use; and explored options for where to find said images. So now that you’ve got that perfect picture picked out, it’s time to get it… Read more

Web Design

Finding Your Pictures

In part three of our series on blog photos, we explore some options for obtaining those perfect photos. There are two broad choices: Take your own/hire a photographer Find a picture online Chances are you don’t have the time or the money for #1, so we’ll focus on #2. Finding photos online requires an analysis… Read more

Internet Marketing, Web Design

Pick the Right Pics

Your blog is unique, and it has a personality all its own. Right? We also know from last week that blogs with pictures are more engaging, and tend to have higher readership than those that are just flat text. Those things being true, it follows that you’ll want to have pictures on your blog. So… Read more

Internet Marketing, Web Design

Picture This

As you’re creating your blog, we know that having good quality content is the most important thing to consider. Google recently for webmasters to this effect. One thing to keep in mind, though, is that text isn’t everything when it comes to the actual reading experience of your blog. Pictures are essential to creating visual… Read more