1. Social Media Marketing: Predictions for 2016

    The abundance of new social media platforms emerging practically overnight has given new meaning to the adage “Social media never sleeps.” Have you checked out Periscope (live streaming)? Blab (live personal “talk show” chat)? Yik Yak (anonymous local conversations/chat)?

    These are just a few of the new sites and apps seeking to tap into the ‘social’ scene — which the Pew Research Center found to include 65 percent of adults in the U.S. (October 2015).

    Meanwhile, established players in the field such as Facebook, Twitter and Google Plus are introducing new capabilities in order to remain in the game.

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    Looking Ahead to 2016: 5 Web Design Trends to Consider for the New Year

    Fall is here, along with pumpkin spice everything and thoughts of a new calendar year. Have you started considering what your web presence should look like in 2016? We’ve scanned website trend predictions for 2016 and compiled this post for your consideration and planning.

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    WooCommerce & Simplify Your Shipping

    Save time and money on shipping this holiday season with the new WooCommerce extension — an option worth considering by anyone operating an online store.

    Here’s what you can do with this new extension:

    • Print U.S. Postal Service labels at your home or office
    • Offer more affordable shipping and insurance rates to customers. (Get postage discounts with no minimum volume.)
    • Automate much more of the postage/shipping process
  4. 10 Web Trends for 2013

    “The more elaborate our means of communication, the less we communicate.” Joseph Priestly

    Methods of communicating are constantly changing –  especially when it comes to Web design and mobile devices. As a result of these frequent changes, it is the smart Web marketer and designer who keeps up with not just the communication devices but the design elements that are used on them. After all, communication only communicates if it is useable and understood. To help you be up to speed with communicating with your Web customers here are 10 of the latest Web trends.

  5. 12 Reasons to Hire a Professional Web Developer for Custom Sites

    If you have been considering a custom web design for your business, but have no idea where to start, then the best thing you can do is hire a professional web developer. This is because a professional custom web design can provide you with solid user interface, marketability, a mobile-friendly site, a website rich in keywords for your industry, a ghostwriter for your blog and many other tools to make your website and business stand out from the rest. Yes, you can opt for a cheap or even free site with the tools that are out there, but like many other things in life, you get what you pay for.