Posts Tagged ‘WordPress’

WordPress Site Launch: Cazzy’s Corner Grill

July 1, 2012

We are excited to launch a new site for Cazzy’s Corner Grill, a new restaurant located just below our office! 

This site was developed with WordPress using Custom CSS

WordPress was born out of a desire for an elegant, well-architectured personal publishing system built on PHP and MySQL. WordPress is fresh software, but its roots and development go back to 2001. It is a mature and stable product that has evolved to be used as full content management system and so much more.

By using the WordPress platform and combining it with our focus on user experience we are able to create websites unlike anything else out there.

WordPress Site Launch: The Grill at Highlands Row

December 20, 2011

Designing and launching this site for The Grill at Highlands Row made us hungry!

WordPress is completely customizable and allows us to create beautiful websites for our clients.

WordPress Site Launch: Sole in the City

November 20, 2011

As shoe lovers, we loved designing a website for Sole in the City, a premier destination for upscale shoes and accessories in Knoxville. 

We created this site with WordPress using Custom CSS. It is easy for our clients to update website content without knowing HTML. 

Do you hate the idea of having to learn to use a complex HTML editor tool like Dreamweaver? Do you have to “ask” your webmaster every time you want to make a small change to your website?

Well no longer – once WordPress is set up, our clients can easily create new pages or edit existing pages using a simple rich text editor.

Happy Halloween! Social media-inspired pumpkins

November 1, 2009

Check out these great social media-themed pumpkins to get you ready for Halloween! (Thanks to Mashable for compiling this list!)

Twitter ‘fail whale’ Pumpkin:

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WordPress pumpkin by Eric Martin:

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Apple pumpkin: (and a vintage logo pumpkin for fun!)

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RSS Pumpkin:

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Firefox Pumpkin:
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Plaxo Pumpkin (by Pete Curley):

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Happy Halloween from Blue Media Boutique!!

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Why start a blog?

July 29, 2009

Over the past few weeks, I have been speaking to clients about the ins and outs of blogging. And the question I always try to answer first is, “Why start a blog?”.

For businesses, a blog is a place to begin building relationships with your audience. It’s a place where transparency, honesty, and relevancy all meet.

Blogs allow your business to:

  • provide relevant information regularly
  • receive feedback from readers and engage them in discussion
  • distribute content more widely through search engines, online communities, and so on

Blogs allow your readers to:

  • receive regular updates from you when they want, where they want
  • easily share your content
  • find you through search engines via keywords and tags

Content is key, of course, so create useful content and publish regularly and consistently. Consider using audio and video in your posts. Different people interact with content differently. A podcast or video post might be exactly what your audience is looking for, and it may deepen the relationship if you are the voice/face of your blog. The Flip video camera is a favorite of mine. It is simple to use and with an editing program like iMovie for the Mac, you can create short video segments (vlogs).

Polls, surveys, and contests are also a great way to engage your audience. And they can be fun too! PollDaddy is a great polling tool and WordPress has a plugin that allows you to create and manage your polls through the admin area. WordPress also has a survey plugin, SurveyGizmo, and SurveyMonkey is a great tool as well.

Promote discussion on your blog with commenting and be sure to follow up with your audience. Participate on other blogs as well…it’s a good opportunity for exposure and linkbacks to your site.

David Meerman Scott of Web Ink Now offers some insight on the top five corporate blogging mistakes and how to avoid them.

Any other ideas, tips, suggestions for starting and maintaining a good blog? Let us hear them.

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