It’s that time of year again, when people are declaring their resolutions for the year ahead. You know that the vast majority of them will not stick with it, and invariably it will be to lose weight/eat better/exercise more. There is genuine motivation and intention, but the implementation is lacklustre, and most will give up within the next few weeks – otherwise gyms would always be full. These personal goals fail often, in part due to lack of accountability, and there is nothing stronger holding people to it other than “wouldn’t it be nice if….”
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Category Archives: Web Design
One of the many advantages of working with Radar Hill is that we create a completely custom website to suit your business. We know how important it is to be able to easily manage your website’s content, which is why our Content Management System (CMS), called Pyramid, is an added feature available to our clients. Pyramid enables the user to edit content themselves, which means that there is no waiting to get that latest announcement or picture added onto a website – simply login to the backend and make the desired changes.
Online advertising can help any business grow. You are invited to join us for an event, co-hosted with Google, about how digital marketing can help you thrive on the Web.
Google Partners Connect Mobile Event
What Is This?
A Google Event is where Radar Hill hosts a live webinar focused on a specific area or industry of online marketing.
This Google Event is focused on how smartphones are now the centre of a customer’s journey, and how best to capture a potential client’s attention.
The live stream lasts about one hour, with plenty of time afterwards for questions and answers.
Over the last few months the team at Radar Hill have been working on a new plugin for the Victoria Real Estate Board. They began by evaluating what already existed, which was a plugin that Radar Hill created in 2013. It was great when it was built, however technology changes at such a pace that it became necessary not just to update the plugin, but to create a whole new one.
To build the new plugin, Roger, Ken, and Mike proceeded to create a mock-up of the end goal, which allowed them to easily rearrange items and preview the functionality of it before completely building it.
It is not just the look on the outside that changes, but all the behind-the-scenes coding that requires development. The technical details will not be elaborated on in this post, but if you would like more information, feel free to ask Roger. Suffice to say, this new plugin is awesome!
Radar Hill has been in business for 16 years, and the magnitude of change in the 21st century when it comes to websites is staggering. What was a shiny new website just 5 years ago can now be outdated and leave your business with a huge potential gap in visitors and clients. There are various measurable ways that the World Wide Web has changed in 16 years, and so we are publishing a “Then and Now” blog series to demonstrably show what a website in 2017 requires to remain current. In this edition, we bring you: Schema.
Not too long ago if you had a business then it was probably listed in the yellow pages, be it a small square or full page full-colour ad. And if you had the budget, you could advertise in newspapers/radio/tv/billboards. It was about name recognition, and reviews for the product or service you offered came from word of mouth. There was no global searchable database for anything that you wanted or could think of.
With the emergence of the Internet, businesses can control their brand via their online presence, and instead of referrals or finding the nicest ad in the phone book, people look directly for the service or product they desire on Google and other search engines. Google has dramatically evolved its search engine ranking position algorithm since its inception in 1998. In the beginning, it used to be simply about putting important keywords higher on the HTML tag hierarchy, but that was rife for deceit. Over the years Google has changed its algorithm significantly as several major updates have taken place, which means websites needing to adapt in order to be ranked highly. Schema is among those additions to help give a user a smoother experience.
Join Us For an Introduction to Google Analytics
Do you have difficulty understanding the graphs and numbers on your Google Analytics reports? Do you not even look at them because you don’t know what it all actually means?
Then come to our Introduction to Google Analytics Workshop!
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December 2, 2015
Victoria Hospice Launches New Celebrate A Life Website
Leave an online tribute for your loved ones
Victoria, B. C. – In celebration of the 30th annual Celebrate A Life event, Victoria Hospice is excited to launch an online platform that provides individuals and families a new and unique way to remember their loved ones during the holiday season. Beginning December 1st, visit CelebrateALifeVictoria.ca to hang a special, personalized tribute ornament on the new virtual tree. Continue reading
April 2012 I wrote about a blog post “Mobile is Dead” detailing the death of mobile only websites. These are the websites that replicate the desktop version of a website for display on a phone. This type of website is SO dead now I cannot believe they are still being sold.
Don’t Waste Your Money
A mobile “friendly” website is not what you want to buy. The reasoning is obvious – it’s only meant to display professionally on a phone! Responsive web design (RWD) is where you want to make your investment – a responsive website is capable of SO much more and is the only product professional web developments companies should sell you. Check out the good reasons to invest in RWD: Continue reading
Invitation: Lunch & Learn on Responsive Websites
In a multi-device, multi-screen world, websites must be optimized to look and function on every device: desktop computer, tablet, smartphone, e-reader, game console, and more. The Duncan Cowichan Chamber of Commerce is hosting a Lunch & Learn, with presenter Shawn O’Hara of Radar Hill Web Design. Join us to find out more about: Continue reading