Out of the Blocks

Sharing Proven Methodologies in IT, Management, and Digital Marketing

The Importance of User Experience in Web Design

The Importance of User Experience in Web Design

Creating great user experiences means taking a user-centric approach to your products and services, understanding your users wants and needs and helping them achieve their goals whilst delighting them along the way. As a result, practices that enhance the user experience will produce a return on investment and provide a solid foundation on which your brand can grow.
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What You Should Be Asking Your IT Partner

What You Should Be Asking Your IT Partner

You are about to begin a custom software development project. You have identified several companies with the required technical expertise. Now, you need to identify the firm that offers the best chance of project success. The best way to identify that firm is by posing a series of questions to each competing company and determining who has the best answers. The highest probability of success is not determined by the elegance or sophistication of the software. It is determined by the use of repeatable methods, defining how the project will be completed. The following seven questions should provide a window into each competitor’s relative chance of success.
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Migrating your website to Umbraco CMS

Migrating your website to Umbraco CMS

So, maybe your website is running on an out of date CMS (Content Management System) or maybe you are just getting tired of paying huge licensing fees for your current platform. Regardless, you have made the decision to look for a new solution for managing your website. While there are a number of CMS options out there, we are going to focus on Umbraco CMS (http://umbraco.com/), why we recommend it and things to consider before and during the migration.
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Is it Time for a New Website?

Is it Time for a New Website?

A website is the online storefront for a business and it’s how most potential customers get their first impression of your company. A well designed website will support a company’s growth and can help it stay ahead of the competition. Just like brick and mortar stores however, your online presence needs to be maintained and updated from time to time. So how do you know if it’s the right time for your site to be refreshed? Here are a few guidelines to consider.
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