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Business Forecast – Partly Cloudy

Now that “the cloud” has reached mainstream media with Microsoft’s “To the Cloud” marketing campaign, I felt it was time to address the risks and rewards of this next evolution of the Internet. In a nutshell, the cloud is Internet-based computing that enables the sharing of resources, software, and information. A commonly used analogy is [...]

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Usable Forms: A Recap

In November, I was privileged to present to the Charlotte User Experience Group on the subject of form usability. The talk was well-attended with a great discussion following. Designers and developers in Charlotte, take note: this group, organized by the talented Bermon Painter, is a hidden gem, filled with bright web professionals from varying backgrounds.

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Facebook for B2B Businesses

As Facebook and social media have become more prominent in our daily lives, businesses have been moving into the social media arena in search of customers. At Knowmad, we’ve explored Facebook and decided it’s not the ideal avenue for us but it’s not to be ignored. Why? Customers and prospects typically don’t look for us [...]

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Why Thoughtful Web Design Matters

“The desire for symmetry, for balance, for rhythm is one of the most inveterate of human instincts.”—Edith Wharton, Pulitzer-prize winning novelist, writer, and designer Here’s some advice that might be hard to swallow: The colors, fonts, spacing and imagery on your website could be the difference between a user purchasing from you or choosing a [...]

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Website Audience Research

I’ve been thinking a lot about the value of website audience research while working on audience research for a client. To be honest, we haven’t always done this research. You’re probably surprised at the honesty and I cringe a little now while admitting it. It’s not that we didn’t know the value of audience research. [...]

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Why do you have a Website?

One of my favorite questions to ask prospective clients is why they have or want a Website. Granted, in 2010, it’s de rigueur for a business to have a Website. However, building a Website just because everyone else is doing it is an unsatisfactory reason that will produce limited results at best. If you don’t [...]

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Kmart’s Web Strategy

Last week, Kmart and Sears Holding Co. came up in my news reader, announcing kmartdesign.com and other web initiatives by Sears Holding Co. to boost the Kmart brand performance and sales. Kmart isn’t a place I shop, which isn’t saying a lot because I’m not a big in-store shopper. I can’t say I’ve even been [...]

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