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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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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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Importance of written content on your website

In the early days of the web everything was text based. You couldn’t include videos or fancy graphical elements on your site. This day in age you can include so many more graphically pleasing elements to your website and if it’s nothing but text your visitors are likely to get bored. Adding images and doing […]

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What are hashtags and how to use them

Hashtags are used on sites like Twitter and Instagram to help people search for and find tweets (on Twitter) or images (on Instagram. A hashtag is a word with the # sign at the front, such as #blog. A hashtag can only be one word so many hashtags are two or more words added together. […]

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Hire a professional web designer

When my family got our first computer I was excited. For some reason one of the first things I wanted to do was make my own websites. I learned how to make my own websites by scripting everything in html. That looks something like this <html><head><title> ect… It’s not as complicated as programming your own […]

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