Web Design Vs. Web Development

Web Design Vs. Web Development

Web Design versus Web Development? Yes, there is a difference! These terms are tossed around a lot, and it's helpful to know what the distinction is -- especially when deciding on a company to work with on your next website project.

Ask Mike: Is Your Website Falling Behind in 2017?

Ask Mike: Is Your Website Falling Behind in 2017?

Ask Mike Episode #13 was streamed live last Friday, January 27th, and Mike described vital website trends and tips while walking through our building and getting coffee. Multitasking expert? You know it.

Ask Mike: Website Security Case Study

Ask Mike: Website Security Case Study

Ask Mike Episode #12 was streamed live last Friday, January 20th, and Mike went over the results of a case study investigating various types of data breaches. 

Most businesses and organizations we speak with at Trail 9 take website security for granted. A common response is:

Old Vs. New Websites

Old Vs. New Websites

Remember when you bought your website 3-5 years ago? You probably paid $500, $1000, or even $1500 for it, and then you got to sit back and let it do its thing.

Unfortunately, this 'set it and forget it' approach doesn't work anymore, at least if you want your website to prosper online. Website standards are much higher, and they're increasing all the time. Older websites aren't any competition for up-to-date ones, and websites that are just a few years old are already out of sync with today's standards.

SEO Sucks For Single Page Websites

SEO Sucks For Single Page Websites

Do you have a single page website? Even if it looks amazing, your SEO undeniably sucks. We hate to tell you this after you sprung for it, but there is a bright side! Now you have the opportunity to have a great website that's capable of driving traffic.

Single page websites have been trendy, and we're now on the tail-end of that trend, but I'm still seeing them time and time again. 

Here are a few reasons why you should think twice before going with a one page website for your business.

Ask Mike: Why Do We Choose Drupal Over WordPress?

Ask Mike: Why Do We Choose Drupal Over WordPress?

Ask Mike Episode #11 was streamed live last Friday, January 13th, and Mike answered THIS significant website question:

Why Do We [at Trail 9] Choose Drupal Over WordPress?

There are three main reasons why we at Trail 9 prefer using Drupal for our website development, and they are:

Awesome Website But No Leads?

Awesome Website But No Leads?

Do you have a great-looking website, but you're not gaining anything from it? Are your user traffic and lead generation lower than you want them to be?

This problem is only too common with websites, regardless of their size. When websites are made mostly to just 'be there', they're usually created as low-cost solutions. Often, they're not even developed correctly. They may be fast and cheap, but these websites can't bring in a lot of traffic or generate many leads because they weren't made specifically for their audiences.

Protect Your Users from Ransomware and More

Protect Your Users from Ransomware and More

Do you value your website's users? Most website owners don't realize how much their website's security (or lack thereof) affects their users. If your website isn't protected, then it's your users who will suffer the immediate consequences. For example, if your website is infected with ransomware, everyone who visits your website can be infected as well.

Ask Mike: Why Is Security So Important For My Website?

Ask Mike: Why Is Security So Important For My Website?

Ask Mike Episode #10 was broadcast live last Friday, and it was Joe Michalak would answered THIS very important question:

"Why Is Security So Important For My Website?"

We at Trail 9 are asked this question a lot, and the short answer is... So you don't get hacked.