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The Top 10 Reasons Your Website Is Failing

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Do you get a sinking feeling every time you look at your website? Are you not seeing the results you were promised and keep reading about? It’s time to accept that your website sucks. Acceptance is the first step—but now what? (more…)

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What It Takes To Be An “Award-Winning” Website Design Agency

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“We are an award-winning website design agency!” “Recognized by industry elite!” Lots of website development agencies boast about awards, but before you get too impressed, check out the awards they are referring to. While some industry publications are reputable, there are endless online awards that exist simply to make money.

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Kno-Bu + Kickstarter = A Savvy Style Combination

Kno-Bu + Kickstarter = A Savvy Style Combination

Once in awhile, a site comes along that makes you realize how powerful the Internet really is. Kickstarter is that kind of site. It’s a place where creative projects—big, small and everything in between—can get funding from anyone with an Internet connection. Think it sounds like pipe dream central? Talk to the creators of Pebble.
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Vital Launches Website for Memorial Bridge Project

It’s no secret that we love our little city by the sea. Portsmouth is the place Vital calls home, so we were excited to work on the new site for the Memorial Bridge Project.  The new site will allow the N.H. and Maine DOTs to share information and updates about the construction of the new Memorial Bridge, which will replace the original bridge between Portsmouth and Kittery, Maine. For the community, it will be a great resource during the time the bridge is closed.  (more…)

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SOPA, PIPA and Why You Should Care

SOPA, PIPA and Why You Should Care

How many Web pages do you look at in a day? Working at a Web design agency, a lot of us are online almost constantly–working, talking, writing and sharing content. And if you’re online now, reading this blog, you’ve probably heard about the proposed U.S. House bill called SOPA.

As you move around the Web today, you’ll discover sites that are blacked out to protest this legislation, which is currently on hold. Need an obscure name or date? Sorry, Wikipedia will be blacked out. Want to read blogs? WordPress will be “censoring” blogs too. Jonesing for a picture of a talking cat? Sorry, the “I Can Haz Cheezburger” people are on strike too.

So yes, it’s a big deal. Here’s why. (more…)

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Web Design Lessons from Snowtober

 

Caramel apple? Treat.
Snickers bar? Treat.
Blizzard before Halloween? Definitely a trick.

A pre-Halloween storm that dumped as much as 30 inches of snow on some areas of New England and knocked out power to hundreds of thousands was among Mother Nature’s most fearsome pranks. But there are things to learn from this fluke October storm if you’re considering a new or redesigned website for your business (yes, we’ve got Web design on the brain). Here are five things our fickle New Hampshire climate can teach us about Web design:

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Free Drinks, Red Sox Tickets and Handshakes at Our Summer Kick-Off!

NH Web Design Firm Vital Design Hosts Summer Kick-Off Party

When we’re busy doing website design, social media and graphic design here at Vital Design, it’s easy to stay in touch with our friends, clients and community on our Twitter account, Facebook page and our other social media sites. A tweet doesn’t shake hands, though, and a Facebook “Like” is no substitute for catching up with our clients, coworkers and friends in person. RSVP here! (more…)

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How To Remove a Virus From Your Facebook Profile

Update 4/28/13
We’ve gotten reports that hackers are using malicious Chrome extensions to hijack users’ Facebook profiles. If you use Chrome as web browser and have followed the video, but are still posting spam, take a close look at your Chrome extensions.

We’ve all seen it the past couple days. A lot of us have even clicked it! It’s that virus post on your Facebook profile from one of your friends promising to let you see who’s clicked on your profile and viewed your pictures. It’s a virus and if you’ve clicked it, watch this video to learn how to get rid of it.

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