1. Why Client Deadlines are Important in Web Development

    Jessica Brown

    Everyone responds to deadlines differently. Some people thrive on deadlines, seeing them as challenges and a chance for them to rise to the occasion. Others see them as a source of anxiety and pressure that can slow down their creative process. Just like every client at Imagebox is unique, their needs are also. Some clients don’t have a certain date...

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  2. 10 Things to Look for in a Web Design and Development Company

    Jessica Brown

    We’re Imagebox, and we make websites. Sure, we do a TON more. We design logos, we write social media copy, we sketch out marketing plans. But your website is at the core of all of your online marketing, and we help you take it from an idea to a reality. But we aren’t the right fit for everyone. I know...

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  3. Dealing with Content Block

    Jessica Brown

    You are tasked with writing all of the content on your website. “Piece of cake,” you think. “Who knows my business better than me? I’ll have a draft done by the end of the day, send it on over, and the website will launch in a week! Client of the year!” So you sit down, open up a Word document,...

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  4. What Should You Bring to a Website Kickoff Meeting?

    Jessica Brown

    The beginning of the website development process at Imagebox is exciting – but it is also filled with a lot of unknowns for our clients. We often meet with people who have never been part of the website creation process. In contrast, some of our clients have worked with many agencies to design many websites, and they have seen the...

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  5. Instagreatness: What is Instagram and Who is Doing it Right?

    Jessica Brown

    Photography has come a long way from huge cameras and hours spent in dark rooms. Not only has technology made our photographs crystal clear and easy to customize, but it’s made it even easier for us to share our favorite snapshots with the world. If you haven’t heard of Instagram yet, it’s time you did. Especially if you’re a business...

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  6. Discover Your Own ‘Best Time to Post’

    Jessica Brown

    While sitting with a client last week, I was asked what the best time would be to post on social media. My client said that she tried to do some research and that just when she found an article with an answer, she found another article to contradict that one. The answer I gave my client was to think about...

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  7. 10 Unconventional Ways for Your Biz to Use Twitter

    Jessica Brown

    I have been using Twitter since 2008 and, admittedly, I didn’t get the point at first. But over the past six years, I have grown to use it on a daily basis as a way to stay connected and share my thoughts with the world. More and more businesses are warming up to twitter, too, with social presence becoming more...

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  8. Sketching Out Ideas for Mobile and Web Design

    Alex Rebele

    There are many tools and apps out there for the sole purpose of creating wireframes and prototypes in a short time frame.  Although useful, there are benefits to starting simple.  Pencil and paper are still a sure way to quickly flesh out concepts before committing to any one idea.     Why Sketch? Sketching is a great way to start...

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  9. Best Advice: Imagebox Edition

    Jessica Brown

    This week, LinkedIn featured a series of posts by influencers in which they talked about the best advice they had ever gotten. The sage words varied, from tips on making the good moments last to picking your battles. One article even ironically gave the advice to take less advice. It got us thinking here at Imagebox, and a few members...

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  10. Spring Cleaning: Freshen Up Web & Social Content

    Jessica Brown

    The short-lived sunshine in Pittsburgh last week put a few things on my mind:  shorts, barbecues and spring-cleaning. However, it’s not just a clean pantry and organized closet that I want to focus on; many business owners forget that the content on their website and social accounts needs to be cleaned up every now and then.   Out with the...

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