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The Exciting Advantages of Custom Domain Names

Understanding Custom Domains

 

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Custom domains, in short, are precisely what they sound like. They are domain names that are 100 percent customized. If you look at a website and you see the words "WordPress" or "BlogSpot" in its name, then it doesn't have a custom domain name yet. People often turn to WordPress and BlogSpot when they're just beginning their blogging experiences. That's because the use of these platforms is free. People don't have to spend any money to rely on them for blog creation, blog maintenance duties, and beyond.

 

Businesses these days are becoming more and more active online. It is critical for businesses of all types to have a strong online presence. If you're just beginning setting up a digital presence for your new business, you may be tempted to make use of a platform such as WordPress or BlogSpot. Who wants to spend unnecessary money, anyway? Although it may initially seem easy and hassle-free to make use of WordPress or BlogSpot, it's simply not a good idea. If you want your business' blog to shine, you need to consider self-hosting as soon as possible. You also need to consider getting a customized domain name.

 

Customized domain names are paramount for businesses that want to do well on the Internet. It doesn't matter if you're launching a new ice cream shop. It doesn't matter if you're in the process of setting up a brand new public relations agency. You need a custom domain name, plain and simple. When exactly was the last time you saw a serious and successful business that had the name "WordPress" in its address? There are many advantages associated with custom domain names. If you want your business' online presence to truly soar, these advantages can do you a lot of good, to say the least.

 

Custom Domain Names Are Simple for Others to Find

 

Assuming you are not using a template based website (which you shouldn't be!), websites are all distinctive and one-of-a-kind. If you want others to know what makes your business website distinctive, however, they must be able to easily find it in the first place. Online searchers rely on popular search engines to find out about brand new businesses and groups. If you want your business' website to stand out and get attention, it can help significantly to have a custom domain name.

 

People tend to gravitate to custom domain names because they're simple to identify. If you don't want other people to immediately dismiss and forget about your website, it's important to create a custom domain name that accurately reflects the nature of your business and all that it offers. That bit of effort can go a long way.

 

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Custom Domain Names Are Hard to Overlook

 

Custom domain names are difficult to overlook. There are seemingly countless WordPress and BlogSpot websites on the Internet these days. They, because of that, can seem like a dime a dozen. If you give your business' site a custom domain name however, you give it the gift of an edge. You should make a point to create a custom domain name that's particularly catchy and snappy, too. Short domain names tend to work extremely well.

 

Domain names that are overly long can be confusing. It's also important to create a domain name that connects directly to your business and all its offerings. Don't invest in a custom domain name that seems to have nothing to do with your business operations. That can be a waste of precious time and can also be highly misleading.

 

Search Engines Generally Respond Well to Custom Domain Names

 

Search engines are king in the competitive digital realm. That's the reason websites should do anything and everything they can to accommodate search engine preferences. If you want search engines to respond well to your business site, investing in a custom domain name can do the trick. A custom domain name can also help your site get better search engine rankings. Custom domain names give businesses more professional and polished looks. Search engines respond well to websites that are more professional and serious in feel.

 

Custom Domain Names Give Businesses Access to Better Email Address Options

 

Professionalism is vital in the digital marketing realm. If you want your business to stand a chance in modern society, you need to give off a vibe of professionalism no matter what. A good email address can make your business look professional and credible. It's generally never a great idea to use a Gmail or Yahoo! address for professional purposes.

 

If you have a custom domain name for your business, it will communicate to others that you care. It will communicate to others that you take things seriously. Your goal should be to communicate to the world that your business is ready to be a major player. If you take the time to set up a custom domain name, that can be a wonderful starting point.

 

Custom Domain Names Can Open Your Business Site Up to Invaluable Advertising Opportunities

 

Custom domain names can make it a lot easier for businesses to spread the word about their available services and products. If you want to be able to advertise your business on the Internet, it can be wise to buy a custom domain name as soon as possible. Most contemporary advertising firms out there are not willing to take in subdomains. If you want to save yourself from the dangers of revenue drops, creating a custom domain name is the way to go.

 

Custom Domain Names Enable You to Make Subdomains

 

Website owners cannot set up subdomains using subdomains. They can, however, set up subdomains with the assistance of their own customized domains. If you want members of your target audience to be able to easily and swiftly access your site's subpages, establishing subdomains can be a great and dependable option. Custom domain names can do so much for all kinds of businesses. They can increase search engine exposure substantially. They can make businesses look considerably more credible as well. The advantages are varied.

 

If you are looking for more information on custom domain names, please reach out to our support team here at REM. We are always happy to help!

 

This blog post is credited to Helen Cartwright.

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Why Use a Content Management System Like WebWiz@rd?

Why a Content Management System is Your Best Friend in Web Design

 

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There are plenty of different types of websites out there, all of them with pros and cons. At REM Web Solutions, we like to think that we offer the best aspects of each rolled into one system when it comes to building, hosting, supporting, and changing your website. I am going to list off some of the most common types of sites from worst to best, and then tell you a little bit about how our content management system will make your life easy when it comes to your website.

 

DIY-From-Scratch Sites

 

As a business owner or an employee, you would expect that your day would consist of doing your job, growing your business, and making useful connections in the world. The last thing you want to spend your days and nights doing is building a website from scratch. Not only do DIY (Do-It-Yourself) sites generally look extremely low quality (since the average person was likely never trained in modern web design and programming), but they are often riddled with bugs, hard to maintain or make changes to, and give a terrible impression to any potential visitors looking into your business. For these reasons, DIY sites rank worst on our list.

 

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Example of a poorly designed beginner DIY site

 

With a DIY site there is no access to support if anything goes wrong. The domain management, hosting, DNS management, and content management all fall to the person building the site, and if this is you, this is the last thing you want on your plate next to everything else you need to do on a daily basis. You also don't want to put that kind of excess pressure on your employees either, who probably already have enough of their own work to do.

 

While the actual cost of a DIY site is generally very low (usually just the cost of the domain name and hosting service, as well as your own time spent building the site - which might be worth quite a bit of money anyways), the result is almost always exceptionally poor. You can usually pick these sites out a mile away by their poor choice of colour and text layout, lack of up-to-date information, serious formatting issues, browser compatibility issues, and just about every other issue you could think of.

 

Template-Based Sites

 

Next, there is the cookie-cutter template website, which takes a matter of a few days to put together from start to finish. It uses a template, which means that in all likelihood there are hundreds if not thousands of sites out there which look exactly the same besides the words and links contained within. It is initially cheap to build, but does not have a means for the user to make changes to the site without phoning or emailing the company that built the site. At that point, it could be several hundreds of dollars and several weeks to months in order for them to make the change for you (and even then, it might not be exactly what you want!). The site may not follow the design or colour scheme of your company, and may even look like a competitors site!

 

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Example of a template-based website

 

You can usually pick these sites out by the numerous obvious errors in spelling and formatting, pictures that have nothing to do with the company who the website represents, and extremely outdated information. You can't really expect more than that for paying a company which will likely only spend a few hours looking over your information, hastily pasting it into the template, and pushing it out the door as fast as humanly possible. Utilizing a site like this, you might have no access to emergency support, possibly no help with domain or DNS management, and might not even have a direct means of contact outside of an email which lands in a general support box.

 

All in all, you will get exactly what you paid for - a rushed half-baked site that is not unique or convenient for users and owners alike. It will likely only cost you business and damage your reputation.

 

Custom Sites - HTML5 - In-House Management

 

Next, there is the custom designed site with in-house management of content. This generally means that there is a designer and a programmer involved in carving out and building your site from scratch, and you are receiving a site which is unique to your business. Since it is built using code from the ground up, it is likely a lengthy process and may take several weeks to several months to design and build. It also comes with a higher price tag, especially if your site has advanced features such as user login areas, E-Commerce systems, secured areas, events modules, or a blog. This is because it takes time to build all this from scratch, and can be a lengthy and expensive process of testing and debugging issues. You generally will come out with a high-quality site and a high-flying price tag to match, which may be a downside for a small business.

 

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Example of a custom built website with no CMS

 

The other downside comes from the in-house content management. This means that any changes that you want to make to the site post-launch will need to be run through the company who built the site (are you starting to see a trend?). This can come with a fee and can often take several weeks before they are able to fit the change into the schedule of the designers/programmers (especially in a small business).

 

There is the benefit of likely having access to support with a company like this, so if you did have questions or concerns you would be able to have those addressed. You would also likely have access to domain management, DNS management, and hosting services, although this varies from company to company.

 

Overall this option is middle-of-the-road, as you get a great website that is very difficult to make changes to in the future.

 

WordPress Sites

 

WordPress has been gaining traction lately among the more tech-savvy business owners, as it is a cheap DIY method of building a modern looking website. There are also companies out there which utilize the WordPress platform and will build sites for their clients using the tools available in WordPress.

 

While these sites often look very modern and cutting edge, they come with a terrible drawback. They are built using a combination of plug-ins which are all designed by different programmers. When building a WordPress site, the user must choose from the several thousand available plug-ins based on what features they want for their site. These plug-ins often cause compatibility issues when grouped together, and support for them can be fleeting, as once the programmer moves on from the plug-in it will no longer receive updates or compatibility fixes. Furthermore, updates to certain plug-ins may all of a sudden cause your site to longer be compatible with several other plug-ins you are using, essentially rendering your website (or a portion of it) useless until a solution can be worked out. These issues will exist regardless if you have a company look after it for you or not, as they have no control over these plug-ins besides choosing which ones to utilize.

 

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Example of a Wordpress site

 

While it is often possible to login to the content management system for WordPress and make changes to your site at any point, it is quite often not laid out in an easy-to-follow format, and someone without a programming background may find themselves struggling to make simple changes, never mind large complex additions.

 

The support from WordPress is typical of your average large corporation. You submit a support request, take a number, and when your time comes your query is sent to a customer support agent who looks into your request and gets back to you. If you are lucky, this can happen within a matter of hours, and if not it could be 2 days before you hear anything. The next time you have an issue, you can be nearly certain that you will be talking to someone different and they will have no idea who you are. You lose that sense of recognition that you have with a smaller company who may know the ins-and-outs of your site before you even submit your request.

 

It is also not always cheap to use WordPress as many users believe. Some companies will charge tens of thousands of dollars to their clients for a complex WordPress site, especially if they are expected to provide ongoing maintenance or support for the client. The final drawback is the fact that if something replaces WordPress as a better option for DIY sites in the future, you can bet your bottom dollar that the programmers and supporters of WordPress will move on to the next best thing and your site will be left with no updates and no support. Essentially, left in the dust with a potentially massive bill for services rendered for a now unsupported site.

 

REM - WebWiz@rd Content Management System

 

With REM, your business and website gets the attention it deserves from day 1. Initially you will speak with one of our Business Development Managers who will take a few hours to learn what your business is all about, and will show you a little bit about how WebWiz@rd - our content management system - works. This is essential as it allows us to get to know you, what you want out of a website, and how best our system can benefit you. We go over the different modules available in WebWiz@rd and choose which ones we should implement into your site to make life easy for you when making changes.

 

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From there you will go through several rounds of design with our custom in-house design team to get your website looking exactly how you want it to look. When you are happy with the design, the finished concept is sent to our programmers who work on carving and building the website to look and function exactly as you want it looking and functioning. Once this is done, content can be implemented (exactly how much content is decided in the initial discussion and pricing of the project).

 

Once the site is built, our Account Manager will sit down with you and give you a tutorial of navigating your site, showing you all the pages with the pre-populated content that has been decided upon, and getting your final "OK" of the site build.

 

Once the site is built and you are happy with it, the Customer Success Manager will book a time for you to come in and take a training course on how to use WebWiz@rd, our proprietary content management system software which allows you to edit and add virtually anything you want to your new site. You then have access to support at any point in time if you have any questions or concerns about how to make a change or perform a task in WebWiz@rd.

 

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WebWiz@rd main menu of the CMS

 

Aside from the various modules in WebWiz@rd, the system also offers easy access to manipulation of Meta data required to influence SEO and drive more traffic to your website. During training we share details on the importance of SEO and offer some helpful advice on how best to choose and manage your focus points regarding SEO. 

 

We offer DNS management, web hosting, domain management, business email service, enterprise level spam filtering, and technical support of our content management system.

 

At REM Web Solutions, we like to know that at any point in time if you want to make a change to the content of your website, you can do it within a few minutes. This is why we designed WebWiz@rd to be easy to use for people of any technological skill level. There are advanced features available for tech savvy individuals, but they are not necessary for maintaining a top quality website. You can manage a blog, events for your business, an E-commerce system, secured password protected areas, banners, and numerous other custom aspects through this system. We even have an easy-to-use tool which will pull your content from the standard version of the page and reflow it for the mobile version of your webpage.

 

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WebWiz@rd blog manager module in action

 

We believe that having this ability to make changes yourself to your site is an integral aspect of owning a website, and that it saves you vast amounts of time and money versus any of these other methods of website described in this blog. If you would like any more information on this or any of our services, feel free to reach out to us and we can answer any questions you may have.

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Why a DIY Website is a Big Mistake

Why a DIY Website is a Big Mistake

 

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A DIY (or Do-It-Yourself) website is not a good use of a business owner's time. This is especially true if you have little or no experience building an effective business website.

 

The Not-So-Great Options of DIY Websites

 

One DIY approach to the problem might be using a simple website template that lets you set it up with a few easy clicks. In most cases, templates are too inflexible for most business needs and have the same look-alike appearance of the thousands of other unremarkable websites on the Internet.

 

Another DIY approach is to bite the bullet and learn how to build a great website. In other words, you are learning to become a web designer yourself. This is a huge diversion of your time from your primary focus: growing your business. Even if you have the necessary skills, building the site still uses up your time and will continue to do so because the website will require maintenance and occasional redesigns to keep it current.

 

Delegating the task to an employee will free up your time but will displace your employee's time from his or her primary task. A website that is more than an Internet brochure or billboard is a large undertaking. It is anything but a quick and easy side task.

 

What Else am I Missing?

 

If you are building your own website from a template or from scratch, you are likely missing some very key aspects which will end up hurting your business rather than helping it. Knowing how to keep your website optimized for search engines is something that can take many months of research and is a constantly evolving field. Without keeping up with this information and knowing how to implement SEO strategies, your site will get left in the dust.

 

Most DIY websites also lack a mobile-friendly version, which is a huge drawback. Nearly 80% of all visits to websites today are from a mobile device, and if you have a site which is not mobile-friendly, you lose out on 4/5 people who try and visit your site. This will likely make those people either unhappy or completely disregard your business as an option for them.

 

Other reasons DIY websites are a big mistake include:

 

  • They aren't cost-effective. If you pay yourself a salary, your time is literally worth money. The same is true of any of your staff, especially when they're highly skilled. Building a DIY website by yourself or with your staff is essentially paying someone a high salary for doing a task for which they have little or no experience.

 

  • You aren't using your core strengths. Success requires using the strengths of yourself and your staff. DIY website design does the opposite in that it focuses on your relative weaknesses.

 

  • You are overworking yourself or your staff. Your workday and that of your employees are probably maxed out as it is, and building and maintaining an effective website is yet another burden. A good quality of life requires some balance between a work life and a personal life. Ignoring this leads to lower productivity and burnout.

 

Take the intelligent approach and hire a team of professionals to do the job for you. Contact us if you would prefer a stress-free approach to getting a custom built site with a content management system.

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The Single Biggest Mistake of a DIY Website

The One Biggest Mistake of a DIY Website

 

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The one biggest mistake of a DIY website is that it's not built by professional web designers. This may seem like an obvious answer, but professionals have acquired their expertise from years of experience building profitable business websites. Web design is both a science and an art.

 

A website that outperforms those of your competitors must satisfy many requirements. Eight of these are:

 

  • It must look professional or have the appearance appropriate for your market.
  • It must differentiate your brand from your competitors.
  • It must be optimized for search engines such as Google.
  • It must attract the user and make them want to stick around.
  • It must get repeat visits.
  • It must gain the user's trust.
  • It must not cause user frustration, such as slow loading pages, an unintuitive interface, or poor compatibility with the user's viewing device.
  • Its design must employ conversion optimization techniques.

 

While there are many templates that allow you to build a website with a few clicks, they won't satisfy all the above requirements. That requires expertise and experience. A DIY website will underperform and will likely do this in a big way, causing both you and your potential customers frustration. It will probably not be mobile friendly, may have a poorly designed UX, and will look like it was thrown together rather than have been carefully designed and programmed.

 

Some web design code written on a screen

 

A DIY website might have performed satisfactorily in the 1990s when few businesses were using the Internet and we didn't have the advanced design tools now available to us. Back then, any website at all was a novelty, and a DIY website had little, if any, competition. It has been two decades since then and the Internet has changed. The best business websites are built by professionals, and are made to look cutting edge.

 

In addition to revenue lost from poor website performance, a DIY website loses money because it displaces the small business owner's time. The owner has a business to run. Your expertise is managing and growing your business. This isn't going to happen automatically without your input. The more productive hours you put into your business, the faster it will grow.

 

If you are interested in getting a successful website up and running for your business, give us a call. We would be happy to sit down with you and go over a plan of action for getting you a top of the line custom designed website created by a group of professionals, with some of the best custom tools on the market.

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My Approach to Training

I have been training REM clients since I started almost 5 years ago.  In the height of my training days, I used to train clients 2-3 times a week.  When I was promoted to Account Manager/Project Manager the number of training sessions that I led became less frequent.  Now my training is limited to new REM employees and our clients if our primary support staff are on holidays or unavailable.

 

I enjoy teaching our different tools and I have become an effective trainer during my time at REM.

 

Here are some general rules that I follow in my approach to training.

 

I Come Prepared

I make sure that I understand the tools that I am teaching.  If I were to second guess myself or fumble over my explanations, I could very easily confuse the person that I am training.  I could also make myself, and the company, look foolish if I were underprepared.  I take the time to learn the tools that I am teaching inside and out.  Being prepared allows me to speak confidently and answer any questions that I am asked.

 

I Keep on Track

Quite often our clients will begin to ask questions that start to lead the training down a different path.  Although I encourage our clients to ask questions, I recognize that answering their questions right away isn’t always the best approach.  In many cases the questions that are asked will be discussed at a later time, so in the interest of keeping the training organized, I will acknowledge the clients question and let them know that it will be answered at a later point. This allows everyone to stay focused and on schedule.

 

I Listen

This may seem like a no-brainer but it is imperative that I actively listen to the individuals that I am training.  I listen to what they are saying so that I can correctly address their questions and concerns.

 

I Am Patient

Yes, training sessions need to keep moving but I also need to give our clients a reasonable amount of time to jot down notes, look at the examples that I am providing and allow them to see what buttons I am clicking as I navigate through the system that I am showing them.  When I train a client, it is typically the first time that they have ever seen the tools that I am showing them, so I slow down a bit so that they can absorb what I am teaching them.

 

I Provide Training Documentation

The documentation that we provide at REM for training is limited.  We provide a small synopsis of what will be covered but we do not provide step by step instructions.  We do this for a few reasons but the biggest reason is that we want our clients to be paying attention to us, the trainers, not reading along to a lengthy “how to” document.  The documentation that I hand out allows our clients to add their own notes on the points that are important to them and forces them to become a more engaged listener.

 

I Am Ready to Explain a Process Multiple Times and in Different Ways

A set of instructions that I give to one client may not resonate with the next.  I must be prepared to explain and show processes more than once and in many cases, in different ways.  Sometimes this means that I simply walk through the process again and sometimes I am required to explain the process in an alternative way, such as using different terminology.

 

I strive to lead training sessions that are relaxed and informative.  I want our clients to leave my training sessions feeling comfortable with what I have shown them and empowered that they can use our tools with minimal, to no assistance.  I believe that I am able to accomplish this by following my self-imposed rules listed above.

 

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Featured Client - Performance Polymers Innovations Inc.

Featured Client
- Performance Polymers Innovations Inc. -

Company Name

 

About

Performance Polymers Innovations (PPI) Inc. is a manufacturer of specialized and custom rubber extrusions for many industries, including solutions for railways, shipping, manufacturing, snow removal, construction, and other sectors. With continued growth of sales and an expanding product line using the latest rubber formulations, PPI engaged REM Web Solutions to develop its website as a platform from which PPI could showcase its expertise in manufacturing railseal for railway grade crossings, maintenance-of-way products, snow plow edges, electrically non-conductive railway products, and other custom rubber extrusions. The increased web traffic on PPI’s website has generated inquiries from new customers throughout North America and the world, and has resulted in the development and sale of new products to meet the material and design specifications of both these new, and existing, customers.

 

No. of Employees: 12

Established: 1996

Location: Cambridge, ON

 

Visit Performance Polymers Innovations Inc. website

 

Q:

Why did you choose REM?

 

A:

PPI needed a web design company that could develop a modern website for us with high impact in both style and content. At the same time, this website had to be easy to update and manage, since most of our time at PPI is spent working with our customers to ensure that our products meet their projects’ specifications, and we work hard to exceed their expectations. REM impressed us with their similar approach in crafting a dynamic website template from our ideas, and their WebWiz@rd software made content management easy. PPI found the right fit with REM: a company that could develop and manage our web presence, but give us control of its content.

 

Q:

What was it like working with REM?

 

A:

Working with REM has been great. We are all extremely pleased with the result of our website project, and we have received very positive feedback from our customers. REM was flexible and understanding in accommodating our timetable for the development of the website, and they supported us at every single step of the process, from making design changes to the website to transitioning it and our e-mail to a new domain name. When PPI lacked the time or technical knowledge, REM took the initiative to get things done so that we could move to the next step of the project. As we continue to grow, PPI will expand its website and we look forward to continuing our relationship with REM, because we know that when we need website support, we can get the right answer, right away, with a just quick e-mail or phone call to REM.

 

REM impressed us with their similar approach in crafting a dynamic website template from our ideas, and their WebWiz@rd software made content management easy. 

 

-- Martin Lennox, Performance Polymers Innovations

 


 

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Customer Profile for July 2016

I want to thank everyone at REM for their hard work on the successful launch of St Jacob's new website.  Everyone on the REM team had a part in this project.  This new website turned out great.  The design is fun and easy to navigate.  There is an a new business directory that was built to help visitors find what they are looking for between the market and the village, quickly and easily.  The site was also updated to make it completely mobile friendly. 

We enjoyed working the team at Mercedes Corp and appreciate their hard work on the project to make sure it was a successful launch.

 

Take a few minutes and visit the new website or better yet take a drive a check out all the fun things to do in St Jacobs this summer.

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Web Design Client Spotlight

We had the pleasure to work with Alumni Classroom Furniture to develop a new website. We are all very pleased with how it turned out.  This site has an extensive product catalog to show off their unique classroom furniture that they manufacture and sell.  As you browse through the website, you can add products to a list of products you are interested in and request more information.  The entire website is also mobile friendly.

 

They certainly did not have cool classroom furniture like this when I was a kid.  I think their flow desk is my favourite.  The trend of collaborating more in the classroom and the design of these desks go well together.  You can select a variety of colours as well.

 

 

 

Below is a shot of the home page.

 

Alumni Classroom Website

 

To find out more visit their new website at http://www.alumnicf.com .

If you want to talk about developing a new website for your business, just reach out to us any time.

 

 

 

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Four!! No, actually there are just two.

My favourite female designer here at REM (ok, the only female designer here at REM but she's still my favourite), is in the process of designing a new website for Merry-Hill Golf Club and Innerkip Golf Club.

 

I am particularly excited about these two new projects for two reasons.  Firstly, their existing websites are showing their age and are due for an update and secondly, their timing is perfect. 

 

They contacted us for their new websites during their off-season with the goal of having them populated and ready to go for the spring.  They have the energy and excitement for their new sites but more importantly they have the time to dedicate to these projects to meet their objectives.

 

I am eager to see what Christine, (my favourite female designer here at REM), has come up with!  I have no doubt that our customers will be really happy with the end result.

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Customer Website Highlight - Vincenzo's

Anyone living in Kitchener/Waterloo typically knows Vincenzo's.  It is a fantastic fine food shop with an amazing selection of gourmet foods from around the world.  It truly is impossible to walk out of there with 1 item.

We have had the pleasure of working with Vincenzo's for a number of years on their website.  We were very pleased to launch a new version of the website in the later part of 2015. This new website showcases all the great items they have for sale.  Many people don't realize that you can purchase many of the items they sell online from cheese and chocolates to gift baskets.

 

I think the coolest thing on the website is a feature that allows you to order and customize lunch for up to 20 people at a time.  You can customize your own sandwich or salad or even pick from the hot counter and more.  Your order is ready for pickup and you can bypass the checkout line by paying online!  What a great way to order lunch for the office and let everyone pick what they want.  By the way, the whole website is mobile friendly so you can do all your shopping easily from your phone.

 

This web design project was a lot of fun for our team to work on and we appreciate all the great collaboration that Carmine and his team were able to offer to make it such a success.  If you haven't already checked it out have a look at http://vincenzosonline.com.  

 

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