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Starting a new web project and unsure where to start? Needing a little guidance on what you should be looking for since there is a lot to review? Does the project almost feel a little overwhelming ? Here are 11 important questions to ask yourself and your team before you begin the process. This will make it easier for you on your new web project.
Given that one of our primary industries of focus is healthcare, we are always excited for the opportunity to design and build a new medical website. Rarely, though, do we get to work with organization the size and caliber of Carolina Neurosurgery & Spine Associates (CNSA) - the nation's largest neurosurgery & spine specialty group. Our most recent launch is a completely revamped web experience for CNSA, leveraging a heavily customized version of the healthcare package of our Echo website platform.
Digital design as a whole has changed drastically over the last few years. In the last decade we've seen the emergence of responsive design which has changed the industry completely. Now in 2019 designers and developers are challenged with keeping each site unique and fresh while adhering to what works best for the web and each device or screen size.
E-dreamz's latest eCommerce website project is a multi-store set-up for Qualitrol International - two similar, but distinct, high-end eCommerce websites running on the same multi-site administration platform powered by our Echo by E-dreamz website CMS. Qualitrol is a GE certified dealer that provides parts and repair services for PLC systems. E-dreamz is proud of our results with this challenging eCommerce project.
At E-dreamz, we're always excited to work with new partners in the automotive industry. Being headquartered in the heart of NASCAR country here in Charlotte, NC, we've enjoyed the opportunity to build high-performing automotive websites for many local and regional aftermarket auto parts companies over the years. Our latest site launch is for StreetKing, a full-service provider of custom wheel and tire packages with multiple retail locations throughout the southern US.
E-dreamz recently launched two websites for DATASCOPE WMS - both a refresh of their corporate site and an all-new eCommerce site. DATASCOPE is an international company specializing in warehouse management software and solutions. They recently invested in a US-based headquarters here in Charlotte to spearhead plans for growth in the US market. E-dreamz is proud to have been selected as their stateside digital partner.
How often should you redesign your website? Most experts in the field would agree that about 2-3 years is the maximum lifespan of a website at most. However, what matters more than how often you are updating your website are the changes you are making and what goals want to be met based on the changes. If your site is not performing well or generating leads then it’s time to look into starting the redesign process.
As mobile and tablet use continues to increase, website users are expecting app-like elements on their desktops. At E-dreamz, our developers are always looking for ways to move in this direction. In this article we highlight our client, Carolina Fitness Equipment and focus on the development of a drag-and-drop idea board we created for them.
Recently we were asking to be guests on a local podcast, hosted by Shotgun Eddie & Company. Topics ranged from general business ideas to our Echo Platform.
E-dreamz begins each of our website design and development projects with a dedicated planning and definition phase that includes the preparation of a full wireframe document for the new website. Often, our clients struggle to grasp the purpose of the wireframe and provide useful feedback. Here’s what a wireframe is all about and five reasons why it’s critical to the overall custom web design and development process.
In a society driven by mass media and information-overload the internet is constantly expanding and changing with new content and rich media. The types of content we’ll be referring to here can include but is definitely not limited to: text, articles, videos, audio recordings, photos, graphics, memes, and more.
Our most recent website launch is one of our biggest ever. Albemarle Corporation is a global specialty chemicals company with leading positions in lithium, bromine and refining catalysts. Having recently relocated their corporate headquarters to Charlotte, NC, Albemarle was looking for a local vendor to partner with for their new website and ongoing technical support. E-dreamz is proud to have been selected as Albemarle's preferred digital partner.
The Laravel framework we are proud to say is the backbone of our Echo by E-dreamz software, and for good reason. We chose it because in our opinion it is the best out there. It seems that most developers and digital communities agree. Laravel has been consistently rated the #1 framework by almost every survey, pool, and blog that we could find. Its popularity has increased exponentially over the past 5 years, while most of the other PHP frameworks numbers have declined.
Our most recent eCommerce launch delivers a full redesign of SheltonVineyards.com, the web home of one of the East Coast's largest vineyards. Shelton offers all of their wines for purchase online through the website, or you can visit their beautiful estate in the Yadkin Valley of North Carolina to tour the winery, dine at their on-site restaurant, stroll along walking trails through the vineyard, or enjoy a tasting. The vineyard is also premier destination spot for weddings, private or group tours, and corporate events. As a long time partner of ours, we are proud to enhance Shelton's web presence with a fresh new look built on our Echo platform.
No code base can be guaranteed to be 100% bug free. While programmers should aim to write code and software that is bug free, it’s inevitable that bugs will fly in from time to time. When they do pop up, the response can vary due to the nature of the issue.
E-dreamz's most recent eCommerce website launch is for a fun and unique new partner - Carolina Fitness Equipment. CFE is a fast-growing business that focuses on buying and selling new, used and pre-owned gym-quality fitness equipment, along with other robust fitness-oriented services like gym planning, equipment refurbishment, and delivery & set-up. E-dreamz is excited for the opportunity to be a part of their story of success.
For more than a decade, E-dreamz has enjoyed the privilege of being counted among OrthoCarolina's most valued partners and vendors. As one of the largest multi-location medical practices in the country, OrthoCarolina's presence in Charlotte and the Carolinas is impossible to miss. Over the years, we have developed three full-scale rebuilds of the main orthocarolina.com website, numerous front-end redesigns and several satellite and ancillary web properties. Thanks to our rewarding partnership with OrthoCarolina, E-dreamz has developed the tools, experience and skill set to provide premier level web development and marketing services for large medical groups.
When people, or the media, talk about eCommerce sites, or in general, most refer to transactional sites targeted to consumers (B2C). However, the fastest growing eCommerce segment for development, spend and growth in 2018 will be B2B (Business-to-Business) electronic commerce. With the advancements in Enterprise eCommerce solutions businesses are transferring their focus online.
The rapid evolution of technology, specifically technology that powers the web, continually alters the way our industry works - both for us and our clients. The emergence of simple, cheap and effective web-builder tools in the last few years has redefined the process of selecting a web vendor for many businesses. Fast, DIY tools like Wordpress and Wix are great, and they provide an excellent solution for small or start-up businesses that don’t have the budget or need for a custom solution. But what are the options for mid to high tier business who do need a custom solution? That answer isn’t as simple as it used to be. And here are our thoughts as to why:
Web fonts have made a drastic change and upgrade in the last few years and it has web designers and branding experts rejoicing everywhere. In this post, I'd like to share with you some of the best Google Web Font options to match the classic print fonts everyone knows and loves.
Undecided on how you’d like things to look on your site? I’ve put together a small list of features that our clients use on their sites to help display content or portray the important items across their sites such as a variety of product finders.
Web design and digital branding are drastically changing every year and as we approach the halfway point of 2017 (side note: how did this happen so fast?!) we would like to share some tips with you to consider when redesigning your website in 2017.