The first contact your company has with a prospect is often through your website. What is your virtual sales presence saying to prospects?
The future of the web will be driven by our core humanity. What does that mean for technologists and business owners?
Johnson C. Smith University and Knowmad are in process of building a new .edu website for the university. There is a lot of excitement about the new web presence for the university, both at the university and at Knowmad. The new website will more accurately represent the opportunities that the university offers and will offer [...]
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 [...]
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.
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 [...]
During my travels in Italy this fall, I witnessed both the beauty of this historic country as well as the impact that neglect has on its ancient structures. Indeed, a common job in the country is in the maintenance and restoration of its architecture, art and books. Likewise, in today’s business world, the heart of [...]
Over the course of growing Knowmad Technologies from a freelance programming business into a full-service Web agency, I’ve learned a few things along the way (sometimes by the school of hard knocks). For instance, there was the pivotal learning moment in realizing that we not only needed to be good at designing & building Websites [...]
“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 [...]
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. [...]