News and Announcements
Memory Lane
October 25, 2016
Memory Lane We decided to take a little trip down memory lane! We will occasionally be posting photos of our websites before and after. It's amazing how far these websites have come over the years! Below are two pictures of Jackson Hole Reservations. The first is an image of the website from October, 2003 (www.jacksonholereservations.com) and the second is the current website, www.jacksonhole.net. This company's website went from a confusing and cluttered design...
improve SEO
Improve SEO
October 21, 2016
Improve SEO Search Engine Optimization (SEO) can be challenging. Who doesn’t want to be at the top of the list? Having the right content, using the right words, and being unique to improve SEO is not quite rocket science, but it’s close. Daniel Louis, in his article “13 Ways to Immediately Improve Your SEO”, gives us a handful of strategies to try to “shoot for the moon”. He suggests to not...
web advertisement
Web Advertisement: NPR interviews Tim Wu, advertising specialist
October 18, 2016
Web Advertisement has become more pervasive and invasive than ever before As web designers and consultants for entrepreneurs, we find this interview on web advertisement very interesting. Tim Wu specializes in advertising and talks about current trends, especially with large conglomerates . It speaks to our desire to market the most effective for our clients and still engage with the consumer.  Advertising can be very intrusive and current web user...
Responsive Design
October 14, 2016
Responsive Design With an increase in the use of mobile devices to access the internet, it’s crucial to have a responsive design for your website. By having large and smaller screen designs of your website, you can ensure that your client’s experience is maximized wherever they are. Jake Rocheleau, in his blog “How to Plan Content Arrangement for Responsive Design,” outlines ways to arrange the content of your full site into...
Engaging Websites
October 11, 2016
Engaging Websites In the article “10 Well-Known Tips & Tricks to Create Feature-Rich Websites”,  (found online at Jason Larue's Article), Jason Larue excels at outlining what new business owners should consider when developing representative and engaging websites. He suggests that a website needs to provide the user with a effortless, yet inspiring experience. Creating a “feature-rich” and engaging website  includes posting content on the website that is both useful to the...
Blogging 101
September 28, 2016
Introduction to Blogging with Central Wyoming College in Jackson, Wyoming Stephen Fetters teaches the class "Introduction to Blogging" with Central Wyoming College in Jackson, Wyoming.  He teaches this class to entrepreneurs and to the individual personal blogger. He'll go over all the basics of blogging from choosing your audience, deciding what to write about, finding your voice, generating great content as well as linking back to your social media platforms....
Choosing a Website Layout
September 27, 2016
Designing a Successful Website Layout Joshua Johnson outlines 10 website layouts that are used frequently throughout the web. These designs provide clean, professional looks while allowing the user to display as much content and images as needed. While these by no means are all the designs available, they do provide you with some ideas of what you are looking for in a website to best reach your prospective clients. He...
SEO for Entrepreneurs & Real People
September 26, 2016
SEO for Entrepreneurs, presented by Mike Hardaker The beauty about teaming up with someone like Mike is that he knows what he's talking about when it comes to SEO for entrepreneurs and Gliffen knows a thing or two about web design and build for entrepreneurs which makes us a force to be reckoned with. Mike points out at the Women's Roundtable in Jackson, Wyoming that there are over 1 billion websites...
research
Tips and Tricks for Building a Website
September 16, 2016
Tips and Tricks for Building a Website from a Web Designer Heather DeVine, Senior Designer at Gliffen, shares some important tips and tricks from web designers when considering to build a website for your business either on your own or hiring a professional. She suggests starting with asking yourself 3 questions…who are you, what is your business and why do you need a website? Not only will this help you...
Color Systems in Design- RGB or CMYK?
September 13, 2016
Color Systems in Design-RGB or CMYK? What is the difference between RGB and CMYK when we are talking about color? Many a people might not be able to answer this and you are not alone. These are two color display systems with different purposes. I like this one color but how do I know what system to choose? Considering what medium you plan to use most will determine which system is...
Choosing Color to Appeal to Target Audience
September 6, 2016
Color Selection is Important! John Bonazzo is spot on! His article “The Color of Websites Isn’t a Black and White Issue” outlines the need for a website with hand-picked colors that appeal to your target audience. He documents examples of large online companies, including Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn, using specific color preferences to appeal to a larger population. In the case of these companies, blue was used in their logos, a...
Design code
Merging Web Design and Development
August 30, 2016
Collaboration Between Web Design and Development This article is an interesting read about the importance of collaboration between designers and developers to create both a functional and engaging website. The author, Andy Budd, suggests that often times, website developers lose the intended experience of the website by focusing too much on the ease of the code and the inclusion of newer practices in web development. The developer who does the...
Old Bill’s Fun Run time..
August 19, 2016
We are so happy to help you get ready for Old Bill's again this year but we want to make sure we get those items in your hands in time. So we are asking for any Old Bill's requests to please come to us by Thursday, September 8th at 5pm at the very latest. If items are asked of us any later than that date, we may not be able to get them completed in time.
New Things with Gliffen Designs
August 4, 2016
Gliffen Designs turns 10 this year! We have accomplished so much in the past 10 years and we are very proud of how far we've come. Here are the 10 things that are new about Gliffen this year, enjoy; This year we have opened up an office in Austin, Texas to expand our team beyond Jackson Hole, Wyoming. We are still strong as ever with our presence in the valley...
Free Websites: Duck Soup Election Tools
November 12, 2015
Hey Folks, Gliffen is getting ready to launch a brand new service called Duck Soup Web Tools. This is the easiest build your own website tool out there. How easy? Duck Soup easy! Plus, we are offering FREE WEBSITES for our beta testers. Our first iteration of DS Web Tools is specifically designed for political campaign websites and is called Duck Soup Election Tools. We have done all the planning so...