The DT Blog

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What Makes a Design Good?

The office needed some new furniture, so Kristen and I went shopping.  We tend to prefer the antiquated to the contemporary so we went to a couple of our favorite antique stores.  That's when we saw it.  A hot pink (like burn-your-retina-hot pink) chair with a vibrant pineapple carved into the back.  And, guess what!  It was part of a set—table and all!  It was perhaps the most overwhelming thing I've ever seen in my entire life.  But, was it bad design?

Why Companies Who Don't Need Websites Do Need Websites

I often talk to business leaders whose businesses are doing well.  They are doing so well that they "don't need a website."  They say, "if we had a website we couldn't keep up with the work it would generate."  I wonder if they would be willing to fill in that blank with any other business given.  "If we had               we couldn't keep up with the work it would generate."  Would they say they don't need customer service, quality products, customer relationships, efficient billing, educated clientele, solid reputation or locatable offices?  All of these things generate business.  All of these things can be enhanced with a good website.

The Education Blog

Many of our sites recently have incorporated Education pages as opposed to blogs. It's a pretty interesting move considering an Education page is usually "just a blog," but it's perception may amount to different outcomes. Let's take a look at typical Education pages and why it may be a good thing to incorporate into your site.

How To Utilize Landing Pages

Back in 2010 I wrote a blog post about landing pages that was fairly controversial in its day.  Five years later, it still seems to be pretty controversial, but its logic is just as valid (if I do say so myself).  In fact, my only surprise is that we are still talking about landing pages in 2015.  That's not a bad thing, though.  A landing page can be a very good thing.  It can help you reach out to your target audience, showcase a particular product or service and even convert potential clients to actual clients.  A landing page can be great, but if it is not done "the right way," it can cause you to miss out on a lot of potential and even hurt your business in the long run.