1. Customer Feedback: Are You Listening?

    Businesses of all sizes have a valuable resource right at hand for improving the success rate of their products and services — yet many often never tap into it. What is it? Customer feedback.

    Recently, Website Magazine featured an article by Kevin Dunne entitled, “Check Your Ego: How to Avoid Killing Customer Feedback,” which addresses the importance of hearing from and listening to your customers.

    “To succeed in a fast-paced world with increasing customer expectations, development teams need agility. Agility means adapting product to customer, and that agility can only come from visibility into what the customer really wants,” writes Dunne.

  2. Website Spotlight: Aviation Family Fund

    AFFWe often get asked to do custom website designs, create personalized logos, do updates or add graphics for an existing website. We love to do this, as it is a great way to give an “old” site a new look, while increasing the site’s search engine ranking in the process. One example is Aviation Family Fund, for whom we improved a basic WordPress template by adding custom graphics and a logo that helps express who they are and what they do.

  3. Tranquil Hosting

    Client Spotlight: Carter Works Art and Tranquil Hosting

    CarterWorks ArtFrom time to time, here at Page Progressive we like to spotlight the companies or businesses for which we build websites. Recently, we had the pleasure of working with two great local businesses – Carter Works Art and Tranquil Hosting. Each of these places offers something to enhance your business or home, so be sure to check them out.

  4. April 2012 Website Client Spotlights

    Here at Page Progressive, we create a variety of websites for a broad range of clients. From time to time, we like to highlight some of our client’s websites along with whom they are and what they do, so others can be aware of area businesses and organizations. This month, we are spotlighting Scottie’s Building Services and With Love from Jesus Ministries.

  5. The Moxie Solution: Cary Academy

    Have you ever observed someone and noticed that they seem to exude a self-confidence, poise and suaveness that seeps into all that they do? Do you wonder why some people appear to have what it takes to succeed while others (perhaps you) struggle along trying to attain those traits? If this is you, or perhaps someone you know, then you may need to talk to the specialist at The Moxie Solution to learn about their classes at Cary Academy.

    The Moxie Solution is a new client of Page Progressive that has recently launched and focuses on helping you become all you can be. The Moxie Solution is the ideal place to attend if you are interested in developing your full potential in every aspect of life. They offer personal training sessions, workshops and even camps for children/teens where they can get a jumpstart on discovering their gifts and talents while learning how to have moxie. Some of the things learned at Moxie Academy are how to:

    • Inspire your peers and press your superiors
    • Deal with a change in management
    • Make effective decisions
    • Find intrinsic satisfaction in various areas of life
    • Build relationships

    For students, attending the workshops at Cary Academy can make a significant difference in their scholastic, business and personal endeavors. The topics covered  in these sessions include the following:

    • Building self-confidence
    • Leadership skill
    • Critical thinking
    • Youth entrepreneurship
    • Youth finances
    • Planning  and problem solving
    • Goal setting

    At the Moxie Solution you are certain to learn what you need to be a success. Why not take a few minutes to see what classes and sessions they have and see how they can help!

  6. Element Analytical Website Goes Live

    I hate that in the hustle and bustle of operating a business we often miss the opportunity to announce the launch of one of our client’s new websites, but today Element Analytical, an engineering analysis, investigation, and inspection solutions company located in Knightdale launched their new website, which sports a clean look, easy-to-use content management system, and a news area to post updates on their industry. One of the owners happens to be a good friend of mine, so check out their new site and tell them how much you like it!

  7. Yummy AJAX!

    In the web world there is a lot of buzz about "AJAX" technology and no, it has nothing to do with that cleaner you may have stashed away under your kitchen sink. AJAX is one of the key technologies behind the new term "Web 2.0" and stands for Asynchronous JavaScript and XML. That clarifies everything doesn’t it? Basically it’s a relatively new technology for building websites that can have dynamic content, such as feature boxes, menus, or tabs that slide into place on your site with a groovy effect. It can also allow you to load content on your website without refreshing the entire page, which means faster loading for your visitors, which is always a good thing.You’ve probably ran into AJAX technology already on site such as Facebook, Youtube, or Flickr and didn’t even know it.

    We’ve recently decided to up our commitment to this new AJAX technology. Based on the current trends of the web, javascript technology, such as AJAX, will play a large role in the future of websites. A big advantage of AJAX libraries such as jquery, is you can have neat animated effects on your websites without the use of Flash. Flash is a wonderful technology in itself, but unfortunately it does not perform well for search engine optimization and it is a pain to edit content developed in Flash. Since we develop many sites using a content management system, having the ability to edit this animated content is a big plus. So what does this mean to you? If you are interested in jumping in on the AJAX "Web 2.0" bandwagon, ask us how we can help!

    Here are a few sites we’ve recently lanched that takes advantage of AJAX technology:

  8. 2008 RTP Product Design Street Faire

    On September 13th, Page Progressive, LLC attended the 2008 RTP Product Design Street Faire. Page Progressive brings graphic design, product branding and marketing expertise to the group and is very happy to participate in the RTP industrial design community. At the faire there were a number of other vendors in the areas of product design, such as Montie Design, 101 Machine and Torque Transmission.