Thumbtack.com provides business owners and consumers with a free and comprehensive way to find and hire trusted, local resources. We’ve been one of the top ranked web design firms with them for a while, but Thumbtack recently interviewed me to learn more about what we do and our philosophy. We discussed the types of businesses and organizations we typically partner with and our approach to providing web design and SEO services. Continue reading “MODMACRO Featured on Thumbtack Spotlight for Top Web Designers” »
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Most website projects begin by putting together a map of the pages to be created. This is commonly called a site map. Creating an initial site map is the starting point, but we often get questions about what exactly that means. Simply put, a site map identifies the pages to be included in a website. It may indicate page hierarchy or grouping and often outlines the navigational structure for the site. But starting with a simple list of pages is the easiest way to get things moving. Continue reading “Creating a Site Map – Website Planning, First Steps in Web Design” »
We just launched the new website for Jeff Peters Real Estate. The site includes a completely new look and tons of features including an open house and events calendar, search-able property listings with large images and expandable image galleries, community information pages for six North County, San Diego cities and a full-featured blog. Take a look at http://www.jeffpetersrealestate.com/
One of our websites was attacked yesterday by an individual who was IP hopping to mask their identity in an attempt to hack into our site. They attacked from intermediate locations including Germany, Hungary, Italy, Ukraine, Czech Republic, France and Netherlands. Our PMR service blocked each attack, more than 30 throughout the day, and the hacker failed to damage our website. Continue reading “MODMACRO’s WordPress PMR Solution Saves the Day Again” »
Clients often ask for help choosing a great domain name for their company. After all, the domain name you choose will affect your company for a long time, possibly forever. Here are four simple rules to guide your selection process.
1. Keep it short.
Short domain names are better. Short domains are easier to remember, less likely to be confused, and will support your brand better than a convoluted or less obvious name. Continue reading “4 Tips for Choosing the Best Domain Name” »
AV Police is the first and only independent audiovisual system evaluation service. Designed for end users, audiovisual integrators and consultants, AVPolice.com is a self-serve resource for evaluating professional AV installations of all types. It’s an online service that’s available anytime from anywhere. Continue reading “AVPolice.com Goes Live” »
We recently completed a new website for Ms Sparky Electric, an Electrician in Encinitas, CA. It’s a completely new design and expanded presence. The site incorporates and extends their brand with appropriate colors, design and messaging. Although the site has only been live for about a week, it’s already doing very well in Google for relevant searches – much better than the original site.
I was recently part of a conversation where the group was discussing strategies for the placement of contact information on a website. While everyone agrees that contact info should be “easy” to find, opinions differ as to how “easy” is defined and measured. I decided to define the characteristics I think are important and conduct a study where I would measure them.
We’re known for working with small businesses to create tailor-made websites and information systems. But lately, we’ve had a lot of people asking for pre-packaged, simple web solutions that can be launched in a matter of days. Start-ups and smaller firms sometimes just want to get online now, for cheap, then worry about building a “real” site later.
In keeping with our small business heritage, we’ve introduced Small Business Web Packages. They’re designed specifically for start-ups and smaller firms who need a quick, inexpensive solution to web presence. They are scalable solutions that include everything you need to get started – domain registration, web hosting, and a templated website. These aren’t full-blown custom sites. They’re packaged solutions that meet an immediate need. And they start at just $30/ month. Learn more
We do that. With so many opportunities, it’s difficult to develop a strategy that’s right for you. We can help. We’ll explain the differences and help create a plan that works for your business.