Ride in the Vines

I’ve been working with several Australian sites recently, including Ride in the Vines.  While my US readers probably won’t be able to use their horse-riding services any time soon, you can still check out their site and admire the beautiful animals and scenery!...

Let the Love

Let the Love is a sister site to letthekids.com – a site with some really beautiful photography as well as the stories behind the shots.  Let the Love focuses on weddings, and welcomes contributions from photographers.  So check it out and be...

Steve’s Sports Shots

Steve’s Sports Shots was looking for an exciting site to show off their event photography, and they were very excited to add the ESPN products to their line-up.  Their new site gives everyone a peek at the products they offer, as well as linking potential customers to the ordering...

ZingZap Cleaning

I haven’t posted any recent work in a while because I’ve been so busy with all of the websites I’ve been building!  So this is hopefully the first of several posts, as I’m promising myself to update things. ZingZap Cleaning is a company in Florida that does residential and office cleaning.  Dee is so nice and easy to work with, and now she has a gorgeous new site!  It’s built on WordPress, so it will be easy to maintain and update for her in the...

What is Foursquare and how can I use it?

You might have noticed people posting check-ins from Foursquare on their Facebook profiles, or you may have seen the Foursquare logo somewhere on the net.  What exactly is it, and why should you care?  Well, it has some great social marketing potential, as well as being a way to reward your loyal customers. Foursquare is a social networking program that allows people to connect with their friends – you can see where your friends are and ‘check in’ as you go to various places.  Some of it is kind of silly fun – you can unlock badges, so if your inner Girl Scout didn’t earn enough as a child that is one possible plus.  But you can also leave tips and read tips left by others.  For example, you might be in a new restaurant or visiting a new city and you don’t know what to do – what is the best dish on the menu?  What should be avoided?  Which tourist attraction is worth the time and money to visit, and which isn’t?  Reading the tips will let you know – and often it is the small things that would not be noted in typical restaurant reviews or tour guidebooks. But tips can also be used to share information on specials – so why not put that out there? It can also be used as a rewards program.  The person with the most check-ins at a place within a certain period of time gets bragging rights as ‘mayor’ of that location.  Many businesses offer special perks to the mayor – nothing huge, but something that will keep them...