It’s that time again folks – Vermont Restaurant Week is upon us! This year, the event is taking place at restaurants near you between April, 24 and May, 3. Time to loosen your belts and wallets for a good cause!
Here’s the long and the short of it: You go to a local restaurant, order some delicious creation from their prix fixe menu, chow down and that restaurant donates 10% of the proceeds to the Vermont Foodbank to help out our less fortunate neighbors.
A few weeks ago Google announced April 21, 2015 as the deadline for making your site mobile-friendly. What does this means for your website and how you can adapt? Today’s we answer those questions and more as the next phase in mobile SEO and mobile-friendly web development gets underway. Existing Vermont Design Works clients, please take note!
Have you heard the news….2015 is the Year of Arts in Vermont! While we need little excuse to celebrate the arts more than we already do, this year marks the 50th Anniversary of the State’s commitment to building and supporting artistic endeavors through the leadership of the Vermont Arts Council. Take a look at our favorite resources on the Council’s site to explore the arts and learn how VDW partnered with the Council to launch their new website.
Congratulations to JWH Design & Cabinetry, one of our many long-time clients, for their third consecutive Houzz award for client satisfaction! Houzz is the go-to resource for homeowners and professionals with design oriented features, email subscriptions, and a sole focus on home improvement. As Jennifer Howard, JWH’s owner and principal designer explains, “It is a perfect partnership having Houzz and my own website.”
Several Vermont Design Works employees recently volunteered with Vermont Works for Women, as part of their Step Up to Information Technology (SUIT) program, which seeks to help women break into IT careers. Several staff members volunteered, including participation in panel discussions, teaching courses and giving talks on social media.
Still don’t have plans for New Year’s Eve 2015? You’re in luck – We’ve compiled a list of links to celebrations and events happening around the state. We hope our 2015 Vermont New Year’s Eve list can help you nail down plans and we wish you all a Happy New Year!
If you’re aware of any other NYE events taking place in Vermont this year, please let us know and we’ll add them to the list ASAP.
We wrap up 2014 with a note of good wishes and thanks to our clients and all who support them. For the holidays, Vermont Design Works’ offices will be closed: December 25 & 26, 2014 and January 1, 2015.
If you have a web project you’d like to discuss with us, feel free to leave us voice message at 802-383-7679 or fill out our contact form. For existing clients needing emergency assistance please call 800-959-0051.
As 2014 comes to a close, it is easy to look at the big successes and even bigger disasters that came from trying too hard. What stands out is that these stories and all of the year end tips and recaps focus on big brands and make poor attempts to be relevant to small and medium sized businesses and non-profit organizations. Our social media recap and look ahead highlights that trends are important to you, the smaller shop and office that is spinning plates and putting out fires everyday. Thus we cut through the noise and present our top picks for what you need to know.
Since the turn of the millennium we’ve had to evolve our online marketing and SEO strategies to fit the latest search trends while ensuring we don’t run afoul of ever changing search engine best practice guidelines. This year has been no exception. Today I’m going to take a look back at what changed about SEO and SEM in 2014 – and then, once again, I will don my absurdly large Miss Cleo hat, and attempt to predict the internet of the future
From huge performance improvements to a seismic shift in how software is built and maintained, 2014 has been a big year of changes and improvements for PHP as a web development platform. The widespread adoption of the package manager Composer signals the end of monolithic frameworks and vendor lock-in. It has kick-started an explosion of modular libraries, which can be used regardless of whether your website is built on Drupal, Wordpress, Symfony or any other platform. Today we take a look at what has changed and the opportunities these transitions present for your website in the coming year.