Google’s new carousel and local search

You might have noticed a strip of photos in a black box when searching for local hotels, restaurants or  bars, it’s Google’s Carousel. It first appeared on tablets last year and was tested on desktops during the spring. Last summer Google started rolling it out to all U.S. users. Instead of the traditional vertical listings, there […]

Create Small Business Saturday Success

As a small business, we here at Walden Pond Design are always looking for ways to “punch above our weight”. Given this, we thought many of our fellow small business owners in retail might be interested in the American Express Small Business Saturday program.   Created to help small businesses stand out during the frenzy […]

Mobile is here; are you ready ?

In 2012, the number of mobile phones surpassed the number of landlines and telephony was officially a ‘mobile technology’. Almost overnight, the way boaters communicated with family and friends, with one another and dock or harbormasters was forever changed. Sweeping change is happening again:  analysts project that by year’s end, more people will get online […]

Latest Launch Beebe Dock & Mooring Systems

The entire crew at Walden Pond love the water. It’s not uncommon to find us sailing to Block Island, clamming or catching a 25 pound strip bass from a kayak. As a matter of fact, 10 years ago one of our graphic designers was a lobster fisherman. Thus we jumped at the chance to work […]

New sites looks great, but traffic doesn’t !!

I have heard this story too many times and feel it’s time to share the remedy. A successful E-commerce company recently launched a new site. The new site looked great and they anticipated a positive bump in sales. Wow were they disappointed. Sales were off almost $10,000 thirty days after the launch of the new […]

Compomat.com latest launch

We just launched a new site in WordPress, compomat.com. The old site was written in static HTML. The new site, afford better control over title tags. Client can control ranking for terms such as “plastic blasting media” or “walnut shell media. This is just another reason we love working with WordPress.

Is your site built for speed ?

According to study by Akamai  40% of users will abandon a web page if it takes more than three seconds to load. Slow loading websites are bad for your business.  In a store you will wait a few minutes to speak with a salesperson, but on the web you can simply close the slow loading […]

New Mobile Site for Thimble Island Cruise just in time for summer

Captain Mike loves his new mobile site for ThimbleIslandCruise.com. This mobile sites makes it easy to learn about the gorgeous 45 minute tour of the Thimble Island Islands. Plus it’s easy to call for more information. I have done the trip and can highly recommend it to both tourists and locals.

Here’s a great interview of a shoe store owner in New Orleans, that’s using mobile technology to increase sales. Watch the video.  

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Mobile Seminar at the Blackstone Library in Branford

Jeff Buxton and I presenting our Mobile Seminar at the Blackstone Library in Branford May 14. Mobile web design is a new technology that small businesses will need to embrace in order to remain competitive. Thus we felt it was important to share our experience. 98% of small business sites are not mobile friendly. And […]