You’ve created a shiny new website and you’re proud of it. It’s the result of countless hours coming up with content, graphics, and finding ways to showcase all the great things your company has to offer. You’ve invested much of your time and money to make sure it’s just right, and finally your vision is on the web for the whole world to see.
From daily conversations to entire Sundays spent in front of your new Netflix obsession, stories are a natural part of our lives. Stories are our way of communicating experiences through language, visuals and actions. Just like any good story, a well-crafted design must be compelling and have a sequence of events that flows naturally. As a designer, we’re told repeatedly that a successful design is the product of great storytelling, but it seems that everyone has a slightly different take on the idea… so here are three simple guidelines to ensure that your design tells a great story:
In the world of software development, we help clients get from their current situation to their ideal situation. Clients bring a plethora of big ideas to the table without always truly understanding the cause of their pain point. We figure out what is causing the symptoms instead of throwing a bandage over the open wound to make it easier to look at. The easiest way to get to the root of the issues is to determine a Minimal Viable Product (M.V.P.). A Minimal Viable Product is a product that purely addresses the issues and saves future features until users get a chance to use the product and provide feedback.
We are pleased to introduce our newest product, WP Critical Care!
Having created and maintained over 500 websites, Array Digital has seen first hand the effects of a WordPress site that is not maintained.
Websites, just like any other software, become vulnerable to hacking when neglected. Hacking commonly results in unauthorized and embarrassing changes to your content, or worse, complete outages. Almost all of the hacking incidents we’ve helped with were due to neglect such as not updating plugins, not backing up files and the database, and not running security scans.
To directly address these pain points, we are pleased to announce the launch of WP Critical Care, owned and operated by Array Digital. WP Critical Care secures your WordPress website so you won’t get hacked!
For only $19 a month, WP Critical Care includes:
- WordPress Updates
- WordPress Database Optimization
- WordPress Uptime Monitoring
- WordPress Security Scans
- WordPress Backups
- WordPress Spam Control
- WordPress Site Speed Tracking
- WordPress Weekly Reports
You’re at risk if you can’t answer YES to each of these questions:
- Are you running the latest version of WordPress?
- Do you know how many plugins your website uses?
- Is each of your plugins using the latest version?
- Do you backup your website daily?
- Are your backups stored offsite and in the cloud?
- Do you actively scan for malware and blacklisting?
- Are you monitoring your websites uptime and downtime?
- Are you monitoring how fast your website loads?
Array Digital is pleased to host UnWINEd. Our new office in Chesapeake is near Battlefield Blvd and I64. It’s fresh, modern, and houses our 13 employees. Enjoy your drink and hor d’oeuvres indoors in the AC or outside at our picnic tables and umbrellas.
Roc Solid Foundation is dedicated to building hope for families facing pediatric cancer. The organization is best known for its Play It Forward initiative, which constructs playsets for kids ages 1 – 8 and completes room makeovers for kids ages 8 – 18. Roc Solid is fast-growing and committed to making a difference for these children and families throughout the United States.
The work Roc Solid Foundation does relies heavily on the generosity of its volunteers and sponsors. They understand the importance of an online presence that is optimized for these audiences, which is why they have employed Array Digital to modernize their website. Along with refreshing the content and color, Array Digital will optimize the user experience by streamlining the layout, making it easy for users to volunteer and donate. Stay tuned to http://rocsolidfoundation.org/ to view the redesigned website. Click HERE for a website of your own.
Nestled in the heart of Blacksburg, Main Street Inn offers guests a delightful combination of upscale accommodations and small town charm. Guest comfort and convenience are the priorities of Main Street Inn’s suite design and smoke free environment. While free parking for one car per room is offered, guests can enjoy the convenience of abandoning their rides to explore downtown Blacksburg and the campus of Virginia Tech which are just minutes from the hotel. Take a look at all of The Main Street Inn’s accommodations.
Array Digital will be supporting Main Street Inn with their Bronze Support Package which includes premium cloud hosting, monthly updates, and a daily backup of their website. Bronze Support also includes weekly reports regarding the health of their website, constant tracking of website performance and uptime. Learn more about Array Digital’s hosting and continual support packages.
You have heard it before – when it comes to maximizing your Search Engine Optimization (SEO) results, content is king. But what does this really mean? For the best SEO results, content must go beyond words on a page and truly serve as an extension of your business’ overall marketing plan.