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Social Media and the FIFA World Cup 2014

What a fantastic World Cup it was, wasn’t it? I’m personally disappointed to see it come to a conclusion. Congratulations to the Germans, they thoroughly deserved it in the end and broke some records along the way. Off the field social media went wild, so wild in fact that according to Twitter Data, 32.1 million tweets…

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10 rules for a great website

How do you create a great website and how do you define a great website anyway? Is it functionality? Is it uniqueness? Is it relevance? Is it the design? Seth Godin lays it out on how to create a great website so perfectly… Fire the committee. No great website in history has been conceived of…

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LOOKING DIFFERENT

What does the idea of looking different mean?  It means more than just standing out or not fitting in.  It means looking differently at yourself, your business, the value you offer and the problems you encounter. Watch this video, it provides a great illustration of how someone chose to look differently at a problem and…

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Why a website is a must for a small business

50% of small businesses STILL don’t have a website. How can this even be possible in this day and age? We are here to tell you why all small businesses (really, any sized business) needs to have a website to be successful. Online search numbers are huge If you’re a small business owner who doesn’t…

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First Impressions Do Count

A study conducted by researchers at Carleton University in Canada concluded that first impressions count in website design. The study found that people form opinions about the look of your website in 1/20th of a second. The aesthetic appearance of your website is therefore an important factor in the success of your website and online…

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Just like a house…

A question I frequently hear is “what’s the best way to get a website up quickly?” A common perception is that getting a website live instantly as opposed to two months from now is going to make all the difference in getting your business going. This couldn’t be further from the truth. If anything waiting…

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Hello and Welcome

Welcome to my blog To get the ball rolling I thought I’d take this opportunity to introduce myself and explain a little about Heb Web Design, my new web design business. So without further ado….. Who’s behind this? Let me quickly introduce myself; my name is Derek Maclean and I make my living building websites…

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