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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.
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.