Posts by Peter Ellis

10 things to ask your web developer

In the late 1990s, services like Geocities allowed individuals and businesses to claim a spot on the world wide web and build simple websites and share their message with the world. Times have surely changed; the web has become a more sophisticated beast, and web users’ expectations have changed in turn. We want to help…

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Creativity at work – Macworld cover creation

This video is a great example of how much work it takes to put out a great product. Professional photographer Peter Belanger captures the creativity of photographing, editing, and design of the Macworld magazine cover with one of Apple’s iPhones.

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DIF Design turns 9!

Today we turn 9! We want to thank all of our family, friends and customers for making the last 9 years a success. We look forward to serving you for many more years with your graphic and website design needs.

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Bing It On: The search engine wars continue

By now we all have seen the TV commercials from Bing, and their endless efforts to set the Bing search engine above Google. Well, this recent effort shows how determined the folks are at Microsoft and Bing. Bing launched an interactive website poll comparing their search engine and Google, by giving you 5 searches to…

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$10 Starbucks gift card with your name on it

Some of you have heard that I’ve been part of National Science Foundation (NSF) panel to help create a comprehensive community college course to train individuals to become social technology enabled professionals (I know it’s a mouth-full, but it simply stands for someone who is pretty awesome at using social media for business and organizational…

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What makes a great website?

Someone recently asked me, “What makes a great website?” It was a loaded questions, but I still did my best answering it. Objective! A great web design process is cyclical and is goal-oriented – idea/brainstorming, design and development, measure/analyze, learn, and then back to new ideas to meet your objectives. Don’t think of how website…

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2011, A Year in Development, ThePaperWorker.com

You want to get something custom done? Well, ThePaperWorker.com is the right place for you. This website offers many eco-friendly custom products such as binders, scrapbooks, boxes and more. This website design project was very interesting to work on, and we sure have learned a lot from it. ThePaperWorker.com website is running industry leader web-to-print…

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2011, A Year in Development, Leadership Pioneer Valley

Leadership Pioneer Valley (LPV), our 3rd launch announcement, is a bit personal. Leadership Pioneer Valley, a leadership program designed to raise awareness of the needs and challenges that affect the region, and enhance individual leadership skills, was formed in late 2010. Without a brand and a website, LPV didn’t get far. We began our work…

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Own your website content

Many online marketing experts and social media gurus will tell you to utilize the power of free advertisement and global reach of social media networks such as Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and many others. I give the same advise to our customers in their journey to grow their business online. One thing that I always remind…

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