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For those of you who don’t know me, I’m a co-owner and lead programmer here at Thrive. I also dabble in design, marketing, and a have an uncompromising thirst for knowledge. And coffee, in the morning at least. I have a few college degrees, have worked at Microsoft and a few agencies. I love the…

Continue Reading Meet Our Right-Hand Man – Aaron Day!

Have you met Jared? Jared does lots of “heavy lifting” for our clients. Maybe not actually lifting heavy stuff, but really complicated back-end code and development. If you need someone to jump in head first and tackle some code, this is your guy. Who Is Jared Griggs? Jared Griggs is a cool dude! I like…

Continue Reading Thrive Spotlight: Meet Jared

Thrive has grown! For the next few weeks, we’ll be introducing our awesome team one at a time on our blog. This week, we’re featuring Jason Jacobs, our web designer/developer. We asked him a few questions about what he does, and how he feels about being an hard-hitter at Thrive! Who is Jason Jacobs? I…

Continue Reading Thrive Spotlight: Meet Jason

As we just completed our re-design for Thrive (still an ongoing process), it’s fun to look back at some older versions of our site, even if we shrug in disbelief along the way 🙂 As a designer, as painful as it can be, it’s important to remember where your designs started which also helps you…

Continue Reading The Evolution of the Thrive Web Designs Site

Its been a well-known fact from the beginning of the .Com times, that websites age. As years go by, technology advances, standards increase and the need for a re-fresh of your brand online is essential. But before you assume it’s time to re-engineer the looks and feel of your website, it may be important to…

Continue Reading 5 Signs That It’s Time for a Re-Design

In today’s age of web development, customers looking for a website have a lot of decisions to make when it comes to the best choices available for their business. There are numerous avenues for getting a website developed, everything from having one custom designed & developed, choosing an already-designed theme, or choosing to build your…

Continue Reading The Appeal of Custom Web Design

Back when mobile apps were coming out, everyone was so quick to jump on the wagon and get an app developed. Although the market for mobile apps is still extremely big, today’s standards tends to leave business owners asking, do I need an app or a mobile site? And what’s the difference? In essence, both…

Continue Reading Mobile App vs Mobile Site – What do you need?

Web Design & Development continues to evolve year after year in so many different ways. Improvements are always guided to help make user experience better for whatever the marketing avenue, whether that be print or web. Our goals as marketers and web professionals has always been to aim high and provide quality sites and products that…

Continue Reading Branding Consistency

Duplicate content is a popular topic in the world of SEO. Whether you’re a professional SEO or a business owner learning the ins and out of online marketing, odds are you have heard the words “duplicate content.” But what exactly is it? Duplicate content is referred to as 2 or more websites having the same…

Continue Reading Is Duplicate Content An Issue in 2015?

There has been much talk about the upcoming algorithm change Google is rolling out in late April, 2015. The latest change Google will be putting into affect has to do with websites that are not optimized for mobile. By definition, sites that are “optimized by mobile” means that they have either a dedicated mobile version…

Continue Reading Google’s Mobile Algorithm Update

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