January 2013 – Happy New Year

Is your website mobile friendly?

With the start of the New Year comes exciting and new opportunuties for most everyone, whether a business owner or an employee, each year we are always trying to reach our goals for the year. Here at COLEwebdev, this is no exception. Always trying to be one step ahead, always trying to make our clients our top priority. We thank all of you for your continued support of our company and we enjoy working with each and every one of you!

Don’t forget to check out our January Giveaway below!

Is Your Website Mobile Friendly?

Smartphone penetration within the United States is over 50% which means roughly 114 million Americans are toting iPhones, Androids and Blackberrys. What this means is that the vast majority of your customers (18-54) now use a smartphone, and what they see when they load your home page is now more important than ever.

In 2012 we saw more than one client who’s newly launched mobile website rocketed past even their home page, as the most popular page on their website.

Now you may be asking yourself: My website comes up fine on my phone, why do I need a “mobile” version?

We’re all used to loading a website and seeing a zoomed out, almost birds-eye view of the website. Pinch to zoom, pinch again, and then we use our thumbs to scroll over the page like we’re using a magnifying glass. While this works adequetly there are problems with this approach. A mobile website addresses this, here’s how.

The content is focused solely for mobile users. Directions, store hours, telephone information take priority for a mobile user over background information and article archives.

The interface is optimized for touch. Big buttons that are easy to press, and “app like” features make mobile users feel at home.

Depending on how your website was built, there are different options for making a mobile website. Contact us today at COLEwebdev so we can create a plan for your mobile website in 2013.

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January Giveaway – Tile & Grout Cleaning! (Valued at $125)

This months giveaway is for a complete kitchen tile and grout floor cleaning by Cape Cod Tile Care. Winner must be located between the towns of Yarmouth and Provincetown. Cape Cod Tile Care

Every kitchen needs a good floor cleaning every once in a while, and nobody wants to get down on their hands and knees to do it themselves, that is where Cape Cod Tile Care comes in to take care of all of your tile and grout cleaning needs! For a full list of services and to learn more about Cape Cod Tile Care, please visit their website.

Congratulations to our December Small Business Giveaway winners: Peter McDonald Architect and Focal Point Studio.

Company News- New Website Launches

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Featured Business: Janet Uhlar – American Revolution Books

Website: www.janetuhlar.com
Email: [email protected]

Author, lecturer, screenplay writer — Janet’s genre is rarely seen. Her passion for the American Revolution is evident. Through her writing, Janet presents biography through a living, breathing form — biographical fiction.

Visit Janet’s website to learn more about her and her novels.