Archive for the ‘Website’ Category

Tips for Creating an HTML Email That Renders Universally

Satisfying the rendering differences between the vast selection of email clients out there is an ongoing battle with web developers. Here are a few tips that can help save you hours of coding headaches.

Use Inline CSS

When possible, write your CSS inline. Some email clients, notably Gmail, will ignore most CSS wrapped in the <style> tag. Inline CSS is implemented with the style attribute and is written on a single line, like so:

<td style=”color:#333333;font-size:16px;font-family:Arial;”>

Writing this way can get long and confusing very quickly...
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Jan 09

Using White Space to Improve Users’ Website Experience

In design, white space is the negative space between all of the content and supporting graphics. (White space is not necessarily “white,” it can actually be any color or part of an image.)

If utilized correctly, white space is one of the most important aspects of a website’s design. By including a healthy balance of content, graphics, and white space, the viewer can easily digest the important information – the content – and be directed to relevant calls to action.

White Space in Website Design:

Highlights Key Information – There are many ways to hi...
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Dec 01

Cookies & Cognition: The Sesame Street Approach to Content Marketing

I hate to be the bearer of bad, awful news, but there isn’t a patented formula for successful content marketing. No matter how much we all wish that every post we publish would set the web on fire, rarely does that ever happen. More often than not, it feels like a cruel game of attrition trying to find the right topic, angle and frequency.

When Nothing Goes Right, Go Left
Let’s take a step back and simplify what content marketing is. Content Marketing Institute founder Joe Pulizzi explains in his thought-provoking book, Epic Content Marketing, that there are four pri...
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May 23

Tips for Partnering with your PR & Marketing Firm to Maximize Results

Whether you are redesigning your company’s website, developing event collateral, or implementing a PR program, an outside agency can be your most valuable resource. However, it’s critical that you, as the client, guide them on the path to success and stay involved so that your agency gets the direction they need to really shine, and you get the results you want. Here are some tips to maximize your agency relationship.

Define Success
Work with your agency and all major internal stakeholders to outline the deliverables and qualities of those deliverables. Get specific ab...
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May 03

How to Rock Your Next Media Tour

Your client is about to make a big announcement or wants to promote the company’s latest campaign. You know what that means…time to plan another media tour. The question is, how do you make the most of the time and effort that goes into setting up a tour?

  Below are some tips you can use to help your client look like a rock star.

Time it Right – Give yourself four to six weeks to pitch the media. You need time to draft your pitch, research the appropriate media contacts, conduct the outreach and follow up. It’s rare that you’ll get responses on th...
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Apr 04

3 Things to Consider for Your 2016 Marketing Strategy

One of the most exciting things about working in marketing is the ever-evolving nature of customer behavior. The challenge that results is in keeping up with trends that our marketing forefathers could never have even imagined! Here are three drivers not to be ignored in 2016:  

Content Driven Search Traffic
For some people, SEO has become more about outsmarting search engines than providing good quality content for people. Google has made great strides in improving its algorithms to ensure a greater quality of search results. As it moves more and more in the direc...
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Mar 21

Top Three 2016 Website Trend Predictions

The web is an ever-evolving platform. For a business to appear credible as well as functional for their users, staying on-trend is imperative. Great web design also plays a major factor in engaging viewers enough to read more about the company’s product or service and enticing them to take further action, whether that means getting in touch or downloading a piece of useful information.


2016 web design trends stem from various things, but the main idea being that many users are visiting a website on their mobile device prior to viewing the site on their desktop or laptop. In ...
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Zer0 to 5ive Unveils Bridg-it’s New Website

Bridg-it has a new look, thanks to a brand new website designed and developed by Zer0 to 5ive. The site is a longform site that incorporates the Company’s new messaging and approach to market.


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Dec 07

Davey Award – Silver Award Winner in 2 Categories

Zer0 to 5ive was awarded two silver 2014 Davey Awards for developing the South Sixteen website, http://www.southsixteen.com, and print brochure. With nearly 4,000 entries from across the US and around the world, the Davey Awards honors the finest creative work from the best small firms, agencies and companies worldwide.
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Oct 27

5 In-Browser Tools That Make a Web Developer’s Life Easier

A web developer’s life is often burdened with the task of writing thousands upon thousands of lines of code and sometimes, it’s nice to have little shortcuts to ease up some of the load. Below are five tools that I have found to be incredibly helpful for streamlining the process.


1. Blind Text Generator

Need filler text for that page design? This dummy text generator has the standard Lorem Ipsum, as well as passages from Cicero, Werther, and my favorite, Kafka! What makes Blind Text Generator different from other dummy text sites is its ability to automaticall...
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