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Posted: 06.01.15
Often times we don't pay a lot of attention to them. We follow the links on the page and most times, we end up right where we wanted to be. However, a disjointed structure can cause a lot of problems. So what are we talking about? None other than URL's. So why are they so important and how much...
Posted: 05.14.15
Great website designers know that the end product is more than just the design. Design is important. We all want sites that people talk about for their quality and visual appeal, but there is an aspect that is much more than visual and that is the User Experience (UX). Fantastic web designs can be...
Posted: 05.11.15
Cards are the design of the future. Also known as tiles, modules, portraits, etc, the name may be new, but the design style is here to stay. What is This New Style? Web Design Ledger gives a great answer. Simply answered, cards are packages of interactive information, usually presented in the shape...
Posted: 05.07.15
It's no secret that Google loves revolving content. That's why every site we build comes with some sort of blog/news feed and why we encourage all of our clients to use it and use it often. Blogging, tagging and keyword content creation can often be one of the quickest and easiest way to move your...
Posted: 05.01.15
Drupal, Wordpress, Joomla, the list goes on. Many of us have heard these names tossed around and some of us have a rough idea of what they are and what their used for, while others have no idea. These are 3 of 63 PHP Content Management Systems, CMS for short, listed on Wikipedia. Now I know that...
Posted: 04.30.15
You have probably heard a lot of buzz about the concept of Responsive Website Design. Everybody want it, they've got to have it, but what exactly is it, and even more than that, why do I want it? If your asking yourself these question then you are in the right place. The Concept The concept behind...
Posted: 04.27.15
Are you new to website design and development? Looking for that extra little spark of pizzazz to make your site stand out from all of the rest. Then Codrops is the place for you. What is Codrops "Codrops is an Web design and development blog that publishes articles and tutorials about the latest...
Posted: 04.22.15
Here at Archboard Media we love to support our local community. We love it even more when our local community supports each other. The following article tells the story of a Massillon local and his not so usual trip to the Zoo. Family Rescue On Saturday, April 11th, the Hoagland family was enjoying...
Posted: 04.22.15
It is the one thing on a website that can instantly change its look & feel. Sometimes you don’t even think about it, because content is king. However, if content is King, background is the castle. The king has to have someplace to rule right? Why to go light- Light does not have to mean white,...
Posted: 04.20.15
To use or not to use? That is one of many questions you may ask when it come to photos and websites. It is one thing that you probably don't think about when it comes to website design. You go to a website and it works, there may be pictures, there may not be. But they are integrated so you don't...
Posted: 04.17.15
Google is doing it again. They announced in February on their Webmaster Blog that they are updating their search ranking system to place more emphasis on mobile-friendly websites. They stated that: Starting April 21, we will be expanding our use of mobile-friendliness as a ranking signal. This...
Posted: 04.06.15
We discussed in a previous article "Website Navigation - Navigating the Web" that the arrival of Smartphone technology brought about a significant change in the way we navigate websites. We couldn't simply replicate what we had always done because we just didn't have the screen space. So what makes...
Posted: 04.01.15
The typeface that you use on your website determines readability, legibility, and from there: the relevance of the content as a whole. Font's are probaly my favorite design element. Here at Archboard all of our websites are designed with Google Fonts. We use Google Fonts for a number of reasons,...
Posted: 03.27.15
In the early days of the internet, websites' homepages were jammed full of information. Everything you could ever want to learn about a company was right there on one page. Headers, sidebars and other random content regions were tightly compressed into this one page. It was almost like trying to...
Posted: 03.26.15
If you go through the designs here at Archboard Media, you will notice a trend, we like to keep things simple. This especially goes for color schemes. Along with the layout, the color scheme is the backbone of a great website design. If you look at websites from when the internet first started,...
Posted: 03.18.15
Last night I was reading a fantastic article by Tim Hickle called "7 REASONS MIMICKING BUZZFEED WILL DESTROY YOUR CONTENT STRATEGY (NUMBER 4 WILL SHOCK YOU!!)," feel free to read that one after you finish up here. While his article mainly focused on why you shouldn't model your content strategy...
Posted: 03.16.15
We all know know that the web is here, here to stay & growing everyday. It is intertwined with our lives and businesses. As a business you most likely have had or are currently evaluating how to grow your business with the web. The first step is obviously to get a website, but what next? An...
Posted: 02.26.15
Having a good website is essential in today's fast paced, on the go society. People compare prices, book hotels and even find a place to eat based on the web. We are a digital people. With roughly 90% of American adults carrying the internet around in their pocket, an easy to use, mobile friendly,...
Posted: 02.09.15
We would like to take a moment and welcome you to the all new Archboard Media website. Whether your a small business looking for a first time website or a large organization wanting to redesign, we hope that you find exactly what your looking for in Archboard.  The Process It all starts with the...
Posted: 02.09.15
Here at Archboard Media we believe Simple is all about structure and content flow. We believe that Simple is about managing a website that doesn't take a college degree. In today's fast pace society the last thing you need to worry about is spending hours simply trying to add a single page to your...

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