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We are hiring a Junior Web Developer

We are excited to start looking for the newest memeber of the REM team. 

 

REM is looking for a junior web developer that is ready to prove their skills in the technical aspects of web design and development.  The successful candidate will be instrumental in launching numerous new websites every year and will have their name attached to every project!  

 

If you prefer to work as part of a high performing Web Design team that puts bold ideas in front of hundreds of customers each year then REM wants to talk to you.  We blend all the excitement and flexibility of a fast moving industry innovator with the stability andbenefits of a company that has been thriving for more than 14 years in this community!

 

If you want to find out more click here!

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Even easier content management than before

Ok, now I can talk about our new version of WebWiz@rd (version 4) since it officially released as of this week to all of our customers.  You may not be aware of this but clients receive free updates to new versions of WebWiz@rd to ensure that they always have the latest and greatest tools available.

 

Just when I thought things couldn't get any easier, our team did it.  They did a fantastic job adding more tools for our clients that make it faster and easier than before.  Congratulations to Jamie and Ryan for their hard work.  The system is cleaner and even more fun to use.

 

Here are just some of the newest features:

 

  • WebWiz@rd now has built in tools to make it mobile responsive.  This means all new websites from REM will be mobile friendly.  The best part is we still give our clients so much control over it.

  • A fantastic new help system.  Thanks to Laura, we have an extensive built in help system now populated to answer questions our clients are asking.

  • We now have a Form Builder for sale.  This thing is AWESOME.  It easily allows our clients to create their own online forms to collect information from users.  It's great for Request for Quotes, Surveys, General Contact Forms and so much more.  Clients can have the data saved to a spreadsheet and / or emailed to them.

  • The content editor has been updated with new features such as the ability to easily drop in video.

 

If you are interested in seeing what WebWiz@rd 4 can do, just give me a shout.  I love showing it.  It's my job!  Give me a shout at 519-884-4111 x 111.

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So.... What do you think of the new site?

Our new site has been happily humming along since we launched it a month or so ago.

 

This site launch was in conjunction with the launch of WebWiz@rd 4.0 and we couldn't be happier with the results!

 

We've added some great new sections to the site that are really interesting reads if you want to go deeper into collaborative psyche.

 

The star of the show is still WebWiz@rd.  Everything on our site is powered by the fantastic tool set found in our content management system

 

 

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Victoria Day 2015

REM Web Solutions will be closed on Monday, May 18 for Victoria Day.

 

We will re-open for our regular business hours on Tuesday, May 19.

 

We wish everyone a safe and happy long weekend!

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Congrats on Your New Site Slug Master!

I would like to congratulate Slug Master on the launch of their new site!  

 

Everyone from both the REM and Slug Master teams deserves a congrats on a job well done!

 

Here is a brief snapshot of their new site:

 

 

If you would like to see the new design please visit the Slug Master website here.

 

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The Future of Windows

Image courtesy Microsoft.

 

Microsoft's annual "Build" conference is taking place as I type this blog post (April 29th to May 1st).  On the first day of the event, Microsoft unveiled their new mandate to bring Windows 10 to one billion devices.  This is a lofty goal, but definitely one that Microsoft is prepared to meet.

 

Not only is Microsoft targeting their own, typical platforms for Windows 10 (Windows PCs (desktops and laptops), Surface tablets, Windows Phones and XBOX game consoles) but they also promise to make porting iOS and Android software to their operating system a much easier process than was ever available in the past.

 

Now, as someone familiar with porting software between platforms and very much aware of the many tools available to build software for multiple platforms right from the start, I do take this announcement with a grain of salt.  However, I also think Microsoft has a chance to really shine in this effort. They are in need of a big win after the generally unappealing reaction they received with the introduction of Windows 8.  I've been a fan of Windows 8 from the start, but I know it's not for everyone.  So does Microsoft.  Windows 10 already feels much more like Windows 7 along with the nicer features Windows 8 brought to the version 6 builds of Windows.

 

Another interesting move that has the web development community abuzz is the fact that Microsoft has scrapped their age-old Internet Explorer web browser for a fully rewritten masterpiece named "Edge".  Check out the following video for more information.

 

Do you have any thoughts on Microsoft's massive push of Windows 10 and its various enhancements and refinements?  Please feel free to share your thoughts in the comments.

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Congrats on Your New Site Key Rehab!

I would like to congratulate Key Rehab on the launch of their new site!  

 

Everyone from both the REM and Key Rehab teams deserves a congrats on a job well done!

 

Here is a brief snapshot of their new site:

 

 

If you would like to see the new design please visit the Key Rehab website here.

 

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Random Musings

Have you ever noticed yourself nodding,

and silently acknowledging what the person is saying over the phone then realizing the person on the other side can't see you nod?

 

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Redesigning Our New Website

Redesigning REM’s website was about getting more than a new look and feel, it was about expressing who we are and expressing the guiding principles that we all embody.

Below are the steps we took to get started with our redesign.
 

Plan:

We started by taking a step back and looking at our current site. What was good and what was not so great about it. What are we now trying to achieve? We knew a strong plan now would help us along the way. We knew a successful redesign was more than just about creating a new look; it’s about presenting who we are and the awesome work we do!
 

Scrape Our Current Content:

What stays and what goes? We needed to take inventory of the content on our site, but we knew it had to be sliced in half. This was a tougher job than we initially anticipated and required Rob to spend the time slicing and dicing out any unnecessary content. Great job Rob, I know how tough this must have been!

 

The Design:

After analyzing our current site and new goals we had a flood of ideas to start sketching and making some wireframe mock ups. We then started mocking up the layout to present to everyone here at REM.

We kept our new design clean and professional by using beautiful fonts, stunning imagery, graphics and video! Updating icons and focusing on our gallery was an important piece of the puzzle. Our client designs now shine from our featured client on the homepage to Our Work in the Portfolio.

 

Build and Implement our Revised Content:

Based on our initial concept it was time to build the new site and implement our content. This was made easier by our latest team member, Christine. She helped populate our new pages and provided her design skills to make each page shine.

Rem Web Solutions’ newly redesigned site it now live for everyone to check out. Click here to visit our portfolio or contact us about your next design project.

 

 

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We are hiring a Junior Web Developer / Designer

We are excited to start looking for the newest memeber of the REM team. 

 

REM is looking for a junior web developer / designer that is ready to prove their skills in the technical aspects of web design and development.  The successful candidate will be instrumental in launching numerous new websites every year and will have their name attached to every project!  

 

If you prefer to work as part of a high performing Web Design team that puts bold ideas in front of hundreds of customers each year then REM wants to talk to you.  We blend all the excitement and flexibility of a fast moving industry innovator with the stability andbenefits of a company that has been thriving for more than 14 years in this community!

 

If you want to find out more click here!

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