SEO 10 Tips qDesign
Similar to many priorities in life and business, Search Engine Optimization efforts can follow the 80/20 rule.  Simply put, 80% of the results can come from just 20% of the effort.

Here are the top 10 SEO tips for your small business website. Every qDesign project is delivered with these enhancements under the hood, guaranteeing that your customers will be able to find you when they need to.   Read more…

Blogging and Social Connections at qDesign
First, let’s tackle the question of why every website should have a blog, and then we will take a look at how to use social media outlets to expand your audience.

In the last post on Search Engine Optimization we looked at the benefits of having regularly updated content that is relevant to our web audience and how we can use this content to help generate internal and external links to our site, which are the first steps towards a high search engine ranking. Feel free to hop over to that post for a primer before reading on if you just landed here.

Now that you are building a professional site and are dedicated to engaging and increasing your audience, it is a good time to start thinking about what kind of a tool your blog will be in your marketing toolbox.  There are a few key benefits to a well maintained blog, read on see the best of the best.   Read more…

An article on the benefits of responsive web design for small business
The growth of mobile computing is unquestionable, in fact, studies show that mobile browsing of the internet will outpace desktop browsing in the next few years, or maybe even sooner.

If you are a small business owner or trying to market a product or service, it can seem like the technology world is adding a layer of complexity to your workflow, increasing your costs and slowing you down. But if you choose a suitable fluid/responsive web design from the get go, you can satisfy users on all devices at once. Read on to learn the benefits.   Read more…

qDesigns fast turnaround (2)
There are a handful of common problems that stall a web design or multimedia project. The statistics vary depending on what you read, but many argue that the vast majority of tech projects fail before completion.

Let’s take a look a what these common problems are, and what you can do to keep your next project on track, on time, and on budget.   Read more…

Web Design and Multimedia Creation in Victoria BC
Akin to having projects done on time and on budget is the idea of vertical integration. That is, having your photography, videos, custom graphics, and web design all done in one place.

Why does this make things faster? Every design decision brings with it a thousand questions. How big, what colour, where will it go, how will users access it, can it be easily watched, absorbed, shared? All of these questions leave a designer waiting for delivered media so they can continue tackling design issues. How does qDesign use vertical integration to solve this problem?   Read more…

Making a website requirements document, qDesigns Victoria BC
The best practice is for web or multimedia development to begin after some form of requirements are discussed and agreed upon. We will start with a requirements document and move from there to design and development.

Don’t worry though, for most projects we can whip up a requirements document in just a few minutes, guaranteeing that we are on the same page and that all of your needs will be met.   Read more…