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7 Webby Words You Might Hear At A Website Kick-Off Meeting

Designing a website is a big undertaking for all parties. Like all technology in the 21st century, web design is constantly evolving and expanding. With this technological expansion, comes an expansion to our vocabularies. 

Within three decades, web design has grown from simple pages filled with text and colour to multiple pages of interactivity and animation. All of what you see online is created using a complex system of codes. As a client, you won’t need to know all the nitty-gritty technical terms, but being able to understand some basic terms will go a long way in your initial meeting.

And – because you don’t need to know it all – let’s break it down into the basics of web design.

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Designer-y Words You’ll Hear at a Kickoff Meeting for Branding Or Other Design Work

Starting a design project can seem like an overwhelming task at the beginning. There are many factors to consider and a lot of jargon flying around during the meeting. I often find myself defaulting into what I call “designer speak.” Graphic design has many technical terms. It’s essentially its own language and gets confusing very quickly. Terms such as vector, Pantone, and bleed can seem like total nonsense to those outside of our designer bubble.

Worry not, I have come to the rescue! Below you will find a compiled list of terms to help you get a better understanding of the technical language your graphic designer speaks.

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How Designers Create Design-y Logos & Websites

Designers get very elitist when it comes to the design craft (I’m sorry peeps, it’s true). Full disclosure, I am a designer — so I get to say that — and the fact that I have a designer brain means I can share some insight into the creative process.

At nine10 we strive to do a couple of things: create approachable designs and educate you, the client, on your design and how to use it in the real world. In other words, we want to make design accessible to you.

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3 Reasons You Might Not See Your Own Google Ads & Why It’s A Good Thing 

For a small business owner, seeing your company show up as an ad on Google is exciting. It’s just like driving down the road and seeing your billboard up in lights.

We understand. It’s a great feeling. Which is why it can be confusing – and disheartening – when you stop seeing those ads. Our clients often question why they aren’t seeing their own ads anymore after Googling.

Here are some reasons why:

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nine10 Website Package Comparison

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nine10 Website Package Comparison

Business, Coding, Marketing, Sales, Web Design

You’ve decided it’s time for your Grande Prairie business to get a brand-spankin’-new website. Congratulations! But, as you’ve discovered, the decision-making process has just begun! Now that you understand a website is necessary for your online presence, it’s time to choose which type of website is right for your business.

At nine10, we have several options to choose from, and we’ll be giving you our professional assistance in selecting the best plan for your team. In this article, we’ll cover what “Navigator” and “Storyteller” websites mean, the strengths of each website package, and give you a few real examples of Websites we’ve created to demonstrate the differences.

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Employee Recruitment: Branding & Marketing Isn’t Just For Sales

When you think of branding or marketing, do your first thoughts go straight to your income statement? If so, it’s not surprising. Most businesses think of branding & marketing as primarily a sales tool. But there’s another aspect of branding & marketing that affects a very important area of your business: recruiting & hiring the best employees

Grande Prairie, being the hub to a very prosperous economic region, presents a double-edged sword to employers: On one hand, it provides them with a steady stream of work. Selling is not usually their biggest problem. But finding the right people to do the work is.

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Detailed Official 2013 Election Results for Grande Prairie [INFOGRAPHIC]

The 2013 race for mayor in Grande Prairie was tight and presented a few big surprises. We gathered the voting data from the public and created this infographic detailing the official election results, with detailed breakdowns of votes for each polling station and candidate. Enjoy!

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