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Alt Creative Blog

Helpful articles about web design, development, and marketing.

Who Moved my Cloud?

Advantages and Disadvantages to Cloud Computing Cloud computing isn’t new, but as our society gets more comfortable with Internet technology, working in the “cloud” is becoming a new trend. According to Wikipedia, “cloud computing is Internet-based computing, whereby shared servers provide resources, software, and data to computers and other devices on demand”. To put it […]

Why We Love FollowUpThen.com

I am not a naturally organized person. Growing up, I was always losing toys or forgetting where I put my homework. I made A’s, but my teachers were quick to slap a big ‘F’ when it came time to grade the organization of our notebooks. To this day, I am still upset with whoever came […]

5 Ways to Refresh Your Web Presence in 2011

With the New Year almost upon us, many small business owners are starting to plan their marketing strategies and budgets for 2011. Many people think that updating their web site or social media marketing will be costly and are already considering putting it off. It doesn’t have to be! Below we will guide you through […]

December Special

Beginning December 1st, we’ll be running a special on our Premium Proactive Maintenance Plan. It’s perfect for that entrepreneur or new blogger who wants to start a new business in 2011.

Why We Love Freshbooks "Painless Billing"

Why We Love Freshbooks "Painless Billing"

Freshbooks is an online invoicing SaaS (Software as a Service). Their tagline is “painless billing”, and they aren’t kidding around. They make invoicing so easy. Back in 2005 while starting ATX Multimedia (now Alt Creative), I started looking for a better way to invoice my clients. I didn’t have an accounting background so many of […]

Congrats to our contest winners!

Last month, we unveiled our new Proactive Monthly Maintenance plans and we gave you a chance to win a chance to try it free! Congratulations to Scot Maitland at Live Oak Pharmacy for winning 3 months of our web maintenance. Two runner-ups, Julie Nelson of the Nelson Project and Alicia Marie Fruin of PeopleBiz, Inc […]

Why we love Google Voice

We admit it – this month’s topics are a little Google-heavy, but we have decided to make the “In Our Toolbox” section part of our monthly email and our blog to give you the 411 on some of our favorite productivity tools. Google Voice is high on our list. While we love to actually talk […]

Sneaky SEO Tactics to Get You on Google’s Blacklist

SEO is a vital tool in your online marketing, but if you aren’t careful your site could end up at the bottom of the heap with just a few bad decisions. Google is constantly looking for new ways to filter out and block sites that try to manipulate their algorithm. When Google crawls the Internet […]

Win a 3 months of web maintenance!

Post on our wall and be entered to win “The web isn’t social. People are.” There is no denying it… We love our clients! We want to hear what you have to say and we intend to reward you for it. Beginning September 1st, anyone who posts a comment, link, testimonial, or even just a […]

How to Plan Your Website Project

Establishing a great website requires more than just acquiring the services of a great web designer. It requires planning, research, and goals. As a web designer, part of my job is to help my clients understand the steps they need to take in addition to, and in preparation for, the work I will be doing […]

How to Annoy Visitors and Alienate Customers

Here at Alt Creative, we feel like part of our job is to make the Internet a better place. We definitely take this seriously when advising our clients on some of the Dos’s-and-Don’ts of web design. In this post, we’ve take a very blunt approach to outline the Don’ts.