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How to design a good contact page

One of the most important parts of almost any website is the contact page. I will cover a few tips that will help you get the most out of this key aspect of your website. The first key to having a good contact page is not relying on the contact page in the first place. […]

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Craigslist Marketing For Small Business

If you have your own small business then you may be considering using Craigslist (CL) to reach new customers. Craigslist is used all over the world. It covers every region in the United States. It is well known, even my 70+ year old grandparents use Craigslist on a regular basis. According to their website Craigslist […]

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Your say on your new website

I work for a professional web design company and I have to deal with a lot of clients. To be honest it can be frustrating. It’s your website, you are paying a lot of money for it and if you do or don’t want something on your website then you should be able to tell […]

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Good looking websites are bad websites

I’ve recently started picking up a lot more design work. I was working mostly as a developer. But my partners who give me development work weren’t keeping me busy enough so I started picking up projects and doing design and development work myself. I’ve done design in the past but I really wanted to take […]

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YouTube For Car Sales

I have really gotten into YouTube as a way to promote a business. With more and more people using higher speed internet connections and cell phones and other mobile devices offering more video playback capabilities online videos are increasingly becoming a great way to reach people. Many people prefer to watch a video on something […]

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Mistakes Web Design Companies Make With Their Own Websites

Over the weekend I re did my “company” website. If you’ve visited before you’ll notice that Grand Rapids Web is completely overhauled. As I was working on this site I thought of some of the mistakes that I was making and that I had seen other web design companies I had worked with in the […]

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Introduction to CSS

Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) is a style sheet language used for describing the look and formatting of a document written in a markup language. Most often used to style web pages and interfaces written in HTML and XHTML We at Grand Rapids Web have a lot of experience using CSS to style websites and modify […]

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GR Lorem Ipsum Plugin

Here is one of my favorite plugins. As someone who does web design in Grand Rapids I do a lot of development work with placeholder content while we wait for content from the client. I used to use a website to get lorem ipsum placeholder text. It didn’t take a ton of time but all […]

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Networking on Twitter for Business Marketing

Twitter can be a very helpful tool for promoting your business. A couple areas where it can be especially helpful is communicating with customers and promoting your website, blog posts etc… I do a lot of tweets for my blog articles such as “I wrote an article on finding other Twitter users to help you […]

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