If Vancouver were able to beat other competitors like Toronto, Chicago, New York, Boston, San Francisco, and Los Angeles, the economic and social impact of Amazon’s second headquarters on the Metro Vancouver region would be astonishing.
Amazon announced today it is seeking bids from North American cities interested in becoming the location of its second headquarters. This entails a $5-billion office complex that could grow to 8 million sq. ft. in size within a number of buildings and employ as many as 50,000 people in high-paying positions, with average annual salaries reaching over $100,000.
Do we really want the Amazon Tech Dudes taking over Vancouver? Ask San Franciscans what they think of the tech-dude-takeover of their city. However it might be worth it if we get the above pictured building in our city … “Proposed 24-storey office tower at 400 West Georgia. (Merrick Architecture / Westbank Projects Corporation)”
The more that mobile devices permeate every aspect of our lives, the greater the impact they have on the way we search for content online. In the past, you had to use the right keywords if you wanted to find results quickly, but nowadays you can just ask your phone to do it for you.
I took this photo during a hike of the Lions Bay Loop just off the Sea To Sky Highway. A lovely little 2 hour or so hike with minimal elevation gain and cool waterfall to check out.
But I digress…
The point I wanted to make was that high quality photography is crucial to the success of a website. And I wanted to show off this flower photo that i took. I’m rather proud of it 😉
You can have the best code/infrastructure/theme, the wittiest writing, but if your photos suck then your website will suck too and people will think that you or your company suck too. I dislike using the juvenile word suck, but I feel very strongly that superior photography matters to your business.
Every new business should have a website, whether it’s for lead generation, e-commerce, or just general branding. Having even the most bare-bones site puts your business ahead of more than half of US small businesses, which don’t have a website at all. However, your site may not be helping your business as much as it could, or should. In fact, marketing researchers have found many design problems that work against the business the site is supposed to promote. Here are some common web design mistakes that confuse visitors, erode their trust, or run them off, along with suggestions for design improvements. Read Full Article at HostGator →
Slow-loading, wordy landing pages
Design without market research
Poor quality images
Bad logo design
Hard-to-read or silly fonts
Hard-to-find contact information and calls to action
If you feel that your website suffers from any of these maladies then please contact me to discuss
When it comes to the Canucks jersey there is only one thing that matters at the moment. LOSE THE ORCA, NUCKS!!! #losetheorca
The orca represents the previous owners of the Vancouver Canucks, Orca Bay Sports and Entertainment. The orca logo does not represent the hockey team. Never has, never will.
We can discuss the merits of the Johnny Canuck logo, the stick-n-rink logo, etc, that would be lots of fun, but first the current owners need to commit to getting rid of the orca logo. NOW!!! Maybe we should start a change.org petition or a kickstarter campaign to pay for the logo change 🙂