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For the Love of Logos

I found logobook.com yesterday in some random feed, or maybe it was Twitter. Great search functions built in, but more importantly you can browse by designer, business, shapes and country. Yeah, who needs Trademarks & Symbols Vol I & II now? Well, actually, I would like a copy, so if you know where I can get […]

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Life 90.5FM

Launched in the wee hours of the morning to minimize disruptions. This is the first site to be overhauled for Carolina Christian Radio. link: Life 90.5 FM

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New Site: Ramar Transportation

Like a lot of places, Ramar Transportation had someone in-house that built a website for them, but they were ready to move up. Akira Media Designs built a new, responsive website for them with a design that matched who they are. The photo of the tractor trailer on the homepage was a composite of four […]

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Selling Online: The Puzzle Company

Meredith Langley of the Puzzle Company came to me with an immediate need for a ecommerce site to sell t-shirts and bags to support autism awareness. So, we created a WordPress site with Woocommerce to handle the shopping cart. Every project is important, but the ones where someone is obviously pouring their heart and soul […]

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New Site: Dr. Robi Ludwig

To launch her new book, “Your Best Age Is Now”, we completely redesigned Dr. Robi’s website with the following features: completely mobile-friendly responsive design automatic addition of videos from her YouTube channel to the website photo galleries easy to update news section for her appearances Dr. Robi is one of the busiest people I know, […]

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What is Responsive Web Design?

The trend towards Responsive Design has been going for a while now, but there’s a good chance that term means absolutely nothing to you. What is Responsive Design and why should you use it when building your website? Hopefully by the time you are finished reading this, you’ll have a good general handle on the concept. What […]

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The CAPTCHA is dead?

No more crazy, warped letters. All hail Google!

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Google Authorship is Gone

Google Authorship info is no longer showing up in search results. Glory! I remember the first time I added the appropriate rich snippet code for a client on a blog (at the request of their somewhat questionable SEO company, but that’s a story for another day.) because I thought it was one of the most […]

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Microsoft to Drop Support for Older Versions of Internet Explorer

Last week Engadget reported that Microsoft will drop support for old versions of Internet Explorer beginning in January of next year. This means no updates or tech support for anything other than the current version of IE. Business customers that need legacy support for web apps can use IE 11’s Enterprise Mode for backwards compatibility. […]

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New Client: Coastal Hot Tub

  We welcomed a new client to the Akira Media Designs family this week: Coastal Hot Tub. This is only the second site we’ve launched using a premade theme and we had to hack the code a little bit to get it to do what we wanted, but the end result is a clean looking […]

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Restaurant Websites

Today I’m working on a website for a nice Italian restaurant in San Diego. I love working on menu pages for restaurant websites because it’s a good example of well organized content that is easy to format. I come across a lot of restaurants that use PDF’s or even straight images ( ack!) to display […]

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Welcoming a New Member of the Family

We’re welcoming a new member of the Akira Media family to the wonderful online world of the Internet… or as George W. would say, “The Internets”. Dr. H. L. Keith III, DDS is a third generation dentist in the Wilmington area and we’re proud to give you this site that presents information about his practice […]

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The Three Components That Make Your Website

While working with clients, I find that there can be some confusion on what is required for a website, so I want to take a little time to spell out what the different components of are and how they work together. Today I’m going to cast some broad strokes and talk about the three main […]

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Three Reasons to Buy Your Own Domain Name

It may feel like it’s something you can’t do, but you can & should purchase your own domain name. Here are three quick, compelling reasons why. You will save money Granted, it’ll only be a few dollars per year, but the rich don’t stay rich by just giving their hard-earned cash away, right? Might as […]

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New Web Site Launched: I Love NY Pizza – Wilmington, NC

You can really have no idea how excited I am to announce this one. We have launched the web site for a place I have loved for *years*; I Love NY Pizza in Downtown Wilmington. We played off the old and new designs for their iconic menu and came up with a web design that’s A) […]

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Web Design News Flash: Consumers Prefer Simple Sites

Wow. Consumers prefer simple web sites that are easy to navigate around through. Who knew? We did, that’s who! I’ve been blowing this horn for a few years now: Simple is better. Even though the article linked to below is aimed at beginning web designers, the information can help you as a business owner. This […]

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