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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.
Are you looking for a new PHP framework to learn, or to move your web development efforts to? If so, you would do yourself a favor by checking out Laravel. We at E-dreamz are huge supporters and integrators of applications built on the Laravel framework.
Web trends - and the technologies that power them - evolve and change quickly. That's as true in the realm of ecommerce frameworks as it is in any technology sphere. Going into 2016, Magento was dominating ecommerce market share. Because of its dominance, we at E-dreamz spent a lot of time touting our Echo+ Ecommerce software and explaining why our platform was a better alternative to power an ecommerce website than Magento.
When the taxes get tough, the tough get automated with Avalara products. Avalara’s state-of-the-art sales tax calculation and returns software can be turned on instantly in our Echo+ platform, so you’ll get guaranteed-accurate rates and simple, push-button return filing with no extra installation hassles.
The more you try to force your website to do, the less effective it will be for your business. Simpler is better.
In my time of being a web developer I have had my hand in developing three different content management systems (CMS). One was for a health care company I worked at out of college and two within my five years here at E-dreamz. Each time was a new and challenging experience. So here are ten helpful tips that I would like to share from what I learned along the way.
Eastwood Homes, one of the largest homebuilders in Virginia and the Carolinas, needed to increase their online presence and stay on top of their potential customer’s minds in new and fresh ways beyond the standard search advertising campaigns and organic rankings.
Read about the challenge, solution and results that E-dreamz worked through with Rowe Furniture. Rowe Furniture in its 70-plus year history has developed into one of the world’s most respected domestic custom upholstery furniture manufacturers.
There are many great things about using an evergreen browser such as Chrome or Firefox. One of my personal favorite things to do after Chrome gets updated is to open up DevTools and poke around to see if there are any great new tools I can use.
Last year we noticed a trend starting to occur: Awesome third party niche tools for websites. These are generally singled function problem solveing items of software that connect directly into your website or webstore. Here is a look at the top five you should be using in 2016.
E-dreamz has been in business for 17 years (as of this writing). In Internet years we are old! The industry has changed many times over during this time span, especially in the technical space. They way you did things 15 years ago, while great at that time, really don’t work the best today. One of the areas that has constantly changed for us is how we deploy code to our various server environments. For the past year we have been using BeanStalk and have never looked back.
E-dreamz develops custom eCommerce solutions that meet your specific needs. Forget paying perpetual licensing fees and sales commissions. With an E-dreamz solution, you own your eCommerce website and therefore have the flexibility modify and customize your solution to meet ongoing and future business demands.
With e-commerce websites, we always recommend the implementation of automatic follow up emails for points of breakage in the user’s shopping experience. The most common follow up email is for abandon cart.