All posts by Josh Olswanger

Latest Blog Posts



Often times, clients and us designers alike, think of “branding” as what your logo looks like, which colors represent your business, and of course your website. As all of the above are definitely accurate pieces as to what makes up your “brand,” I thought I would go a bit deeper as to what we feel…

Continue Reading Your Brand Equals Much More than Just Your Digital Footprint

As our company continues to responsibly grow year over year, its fun to reflect on the past 10 years of growth and compare it to how life was like in 2009 regarding website design, best practices for digital marketing, and growing a web design business from the ground up. Roughly 10 years ago, I was…

Continue Reading A 10 Year Reflection

Any business that is looking for exposure should be focusing a serious amount of invested time and resources on internet marketing. With print media a thing of yesterday, and thanks to Google, anybody can search the “best of” anything within minutes, there’s no mystery in mid 2018 that internet marketing can be an enormous engine…

Continue Reading Internet Marketing 101: Why There’s No “One Size Fits All” Approach

You’ve probably seen the commercials for Squarespace on TV by now. Although Squarespace has been around for about 10 years, they’ve only recently (within the last 5 years) become a contender for web development platforms to consider. But the big question is, should you use Squarespace for your website? Squarespace is a great solution, for…

Continue Reading Is Squarespace a Viable Solution for Websites?

Here at Thrive, we build a lot of E-commerce websites for clients. With every new potential new project, we are always faced with the decision of which E-commerce platform or framework to use, depending on complexity, budget and appearance. Luckily, we’re fully equipped to handle E-commerce development on multiple levels, which comes with years of…

Continue Reading Comparing 4 Popular E-Commerce Platforms

As I start to write this post, I’m humbled tonight to see that our team has just received our 80th 5-star, honest review on Google from clients willing to share their experience in working with Thrive. We started our company back in 2009 with a simple business model in mind, “Do great work, provide even…

Continue Reading Become a Leader in your Industry | Thanks for all the great reviews!

When you choose to work with a professional web development company, one important topic/question that might come up is, “who owns my website?” This is such an important element of any contractual relationship between the client and company. Often times, many clients when looking for a website aren’t thinking a few years out, but usually…

Continue Reading The Importance of Website Ownership in 2017 

We’re excited to welcome Katie Olsen to our team! Katie brings a wealth of knowledge and talent to the table, and is already doing an amazing job with our Clients. Katie manages and helps with all aspects of content including: Copyrighting, Content Creation for new and existing websites, Online Marketing (Social Media, Blogging, SEO), and much…

Continue Reading Meet Katie Olsen, our Content Curator and Newest Addition to Thrive!

Happy Friday! We’re excited to introduce you to the latest secret weapon here at Thrive! We recently welcomed Hahn to the Thrive team to help with our web development/programming projects. Not only did we get a great guy, but his dog Pi, which must mean we officially now have a company mascot. Ladies and Gentlemen, Meet…

Continue Reading We’ve Grown Again! Meet Hahn, our latest comrade

It’s pretty amazing how quick the days, months and years fly by. And it’s really fascinating in an industry of constant movement, that web design continues to evolve year after year. Here at Thrive, we work extremely hard to make sure our team stays up to date with the newest trends, latest and greatest tips,…

Continue Reading 2016 Website Design Standards – Pt. 1

X-Wing