Web Development

How to Take an Active Approach to Website Maintenance

October 6th, 2015

Websites are no longer allowed to be the “online business card” they once were. Instead, a company’s website is a living, breathing reflection of their business, and a poorly maintained website can have just as negative an impact on revenue as a run-down brick-and-mortar store would.

Reachability & Mobile Design

June 3rd, 2015

As designers, we would like to believe that users interacting with our work are providing their full attention, but we cannot deny the fact that they might be using their device passively. Whether our user is using their phone while simultaneously pushing a shopping cart, working out, or commuting via a crowded subway – we must design to assist their behaviors.

Designers and Developers Can Be Dynamic Duos Too

September 4th, 2014

History (and the movies) proves that Dynamic Duos can accomplish wondrous things. When each half brings their talents to the table it can be downright epic. But whether for songwriting, mystery solving, fighting evil or even creating websites, even the best Duos experience bumps in the road.

Choose the Right CMS for Your Website

January 30th, 2014

One of the most important decisions to make when creating a website is which Content Management System (CMS) to build the site on. In this post we'll take a look at the pros and cons of the 3 most popular CMS's to help you choose the best one for your website.

The Beauty of Responsive Web Design

March 27th, 2013

Take a look around and you’ll see that staving off boredom while waiting on line has turned from conversation to staring down at smart phones. Riding on a bus has gone from gazing out the window to focusing on an iPad. Queuing up media at home has gone from watching on VHS or DVD to playback via a web-connected media device.

Rethink Marketing = Remarketing

December 18th, 2012

The prospect of opting out of marketing campaigns has been a hot topic as the reach of Internet Marketing has become ever greater. It’s easy enough to accomplish this in an e-mail campaign: just click unsubscribe. But what are your opt-out options when browsing the web? Most browsers feature a ‘Do Not Track’ button, but even though this mechanism was created to allow users to shed the watchful eye of advertisers, clicking on it has no effect. After nine months of debating how the button will work, an agreement on what “tracking” means and what the scope of it includes still hasn't been reached.

A New Web Site is Just the Beginning

June 11th, 2012

You’ve launched your new online business with the appropriate amount of style, functionality and something your Internet Marketing company told you would be important: your site is “SEO-friendly.” Say what?! These would be the features that make the all-important search engines not only visit your site, but explore every page when they land. The outcome? Higher rankings, site visitors who become customers and the holiest of holy grails: your increased ROI.

Proper Online Product Catalog Development

October 28th, 2011

Active Web Group is located in Hauppauge, NY, which happens to be the second largest Industrial Park in the United States. Most businesses in this area are companies that manufacture something that gets used in a larger product. Also, companies that make metal pieces for this or that, perhaps they make cables, or metal stamping pieces, or maybe they manufacturer a product that they resell.

Why Doesn’t Google Like You?

August 5th, 2011

Why doesn’t Google like you? Who does? Sounds funny, but it is more truthful than you think. Google has to index billions of pages with computers and try to determine what pages should be well ranked for particular search words and phrases. Sounds like a big task, but a simple concept. The pages with the best content on them for the particular search term in question should be ranked the highest, right?

Customer Lifetime Value

July 14th, 2011

What is customer lifetime value and why does it matter so much to your success? Customer lifetime value is the amount of sales and profits that you earn from a customer during the period in which they continue to order from you or use your services. Lifetime means the amount of time that you are either measuring or the total span from when a customer places their first order until their final order.

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