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Our Web Design Glossary

Website developers tend to talk a lot of jargon.  Here at GreenCup, we try really hard to explain anything technical that comes up, but sometimes we slip.  Whether you’re working with us on your website, or you’re working with another Grand Rapids based design firm, it may be helpful to have this glossary to support your project.  Note:  We list them in order of  relation rather than alphabetical. Read more

Why Human Centered SEO Is Critical To Your Website –Part One

This is Part One of a two-part series on Human-Centric SEO.  Subscribe so you don’t miss Part Two.

What is SEO, besides a cryptic acronym that intimidates small business owners everywhere? Many of us know that it’s “a thing,” but what type of thing is it? Sure, it’s how Google determines what websites show up for search queries. But the field of search engine optimization changes often to keep up with the athletic growth rate of the Internet. Over the years, Google has developed algorithm after algorithm with one goal in mind: to use their technology to better serve actual humans (their customers).

SEO is such a vast topic that we’re dedicating two whole articles to it. But where does one begin when discussing something that even Google is reticent to share much about? Read more

A Website is like a Good Bottle of Wine

I’ve encountered several companies throughout my career that choose to cut corners in the beginning, specifically with their digital presence.  The most important issue is their lack of a solid logo and identity, which is a subject I’ve covered in previous posts.  Typically, a company realizes they need better branding, and corrects the issue within its first year.  Unfortunately, the website gets left behind all too often.  And that is a mistake. Read more

2016 Website Design Trend Outlook

Think of a website like a company’s first impression. In order for your website to make a good first impression, it’s important that it’s up-to-date and utilizing the latest design trends. There are a lot of exciting things happening in the world website design right now. Here are the trends that this year has to offer as well as some things that web designers should avoid.  Read more

Our Founder is Conducting a Major Kickstarter

Since April, I’ve been working on a side project called Untold Stories.  Its focus is on preserving history while getting to the root of how technology has effected our society.  I spend an awful lot of time on the computer and internet, much more than the average American, I’m sure, and I know it takes a toll.  My eye sight has suffered, and so has my posture.  I sadly no longer feel the urge to call up a friend when I can just message them online, and there is a constant stream of information coming my way from a myriad of sources.  Read more

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