As a designer and artist, I constantly look to my surrounding environment for inspiration. Nature, architecture and social interaction are some of my favorite mediums from which to draw that inspiration, and it brings me great joy to see that reflected in my work. The developer in me, then would logically assume that in order to continue to push myself to create unique work, I need to explore new environments.... [Give Me More!]
There is growing buzz around Google’s latest announcement that starting April 21st mobile-friendliness will be a ranking signal in mobile searches. If your website isn’t mobile-friendly, look out; you may start dropping in the search rankings as soon as late April. So how do you determine if your website is mobile-friendly? According to Google it must meet the following criteria: Avoids software that is not common on mobile devices, like... [Give Me More!]
D4 was recognized by the Nevada 150 Commission and Governor Brian Sandoval for our work throughout the Nevada Sesquicentennial Celebration. D4 designed, developed and maintained the website www.nevada150.org which served as the portal for the year long celebration informing Nevadan’s of events, projects, and other activities related to the Sesquicentennial. The website also featured stories submitted by Nevadan’s, live social media feeds showcasing images and posts from the public, and... [Give Me More!]
We’ve approached the holiday season which means it is time to start thinking about sending holiday cards to your clients and colleagues. Sending holiday greetings is a great way to show that you appreciate the people you do business with. Here are some quick tips and some etiquette to keep in mind. Mail your cards as early as possible, but not more than a week before Thanksgiving. Ideally, you want... [Give Me More!]
There are a number of choices a designer makes when developing a website. Every decision influences the image of the company and communicates a specific message to their potential clients. This is one reason why at D4 we pride ourselves on our ability to target an audience. We take the time to understand what details must be included in your website design to best reach your clients and communicate in... [Give Me More!]
D4 is happy to introduce our new client La Tierra at Miramonte! La Tierra is a housing community built by local home builders, Ryder Homes,in North-East Sparks, Nevada. The housing provides modern amenities alongside gorgeous views of the city. As the houses go up and the community is built, we will be improving the Search Engine Optimization for La Tierra so more people can find their dream homes! We are... [Give Me More!]
As the client, you play a very important role in the development process. You know your business inside and out and it is this experience that will make your part in the design so valuable. During the design phase and into the building stages of designing the website, your designers will begin asking you for content. This includes text, imagery and/or video that accurately reflects your business. In our experience,... [Give Me More!]
D4 is proud to announce the launch of the Heritage Collectibles Knives website. We designed the website and integrated an e-commerce system so Heritage Collectibles can sell some of collectible knives in the world to their clients. Heritage collectibles specializes in top-of-the-line knives and firearms crafted by artists like Andre Thorburn, Chris Stell, David Yellowhorse, and William Henry. Their knives are sure to please any knife collector as well as... [Give Me More!]
D4 recently launched the website for the law offices of Jerry Carter. We designed a gorgeous, eye-catching site and integrated it with WordPress for easy content management. Jerry Carter is an experienced practitioner of Nevada business law in the Reno area. He has been practicing law for over 21 years and is well versed in the Nevadan law landscape. His office is in Reno, Nevada and provides tailored and personal... [Give Me More!]
D4 recently launched the Lera Tiberini website. We designed a logo for Lera Tiberini which we then applied to their branding collateral design when we created their business cards and letterheads. From there we designed a clean, cutting-edge website design to fit their motto, “Making the complex simple.” The new website design gives users a chance to get familiar with Lera Tiberini before ever stepping foot in the office. Lera... [Give Me More!]
D4 is happy to announce the launch of Susan Christopher’s new e-commerce website. We designed her website to give the feeling of visiting one of her galleries and also kept it optimal by allowing users to view her work on any sized device. Susan Christopher works out of both L.A. and Reno drawing inspiration from any surrounding she finds herself in. Her abstract art is rich with color and texture... [Give Me More!]
D4 Advanced Media is excited to announce that we have added Judge Chuck Weller as our most recent client. Chuck Weller is a District Court Judge in the Family Division of the Second Judicial District Court, Department 11. He was first elected in 2004 and re-elected in 2010. Now, as he prepares to run again in 2014, we have been delegated the task of revamping the Judge Chuck Weller website... [Give Me More!]
Logos are a big part of a brand and image for a company, which is often more important than the product they create or service they provide. Occasionally a company will come to us with a logo that was created long ago and, as time passed, the original logo files were lost or were never ‘future-proofed.’ Meaning that as the business grows, they are working with a quality of image... [Give Me More!]
The Black Rock Mud Company is a local, northern Nevada company that supplies a healing type of mud dug from the Earth at their family-owned hot springs in the Black Rock Desert. To initiate an SEO campaign for Black Rock Mud, D4 integrated a user-friendly Content Management System (CMS) called WordPress. We did a bit to touch up their design and simplify the structure of the HTML to make it... [Give Me More!]
D4 recently launched a new maid service website for All Cleaned Up. D4 first created a new logo which would be used throughout their branding collateral. We then created a clean and easy way showcase the All Cleaned Up cleaning services including crime scene cleanup and landscaping. The site has a built in Content Management System that allows All Cleaned Up to add/edit/remove pages, images and text on the custom... [Give Me More!]
Many people are eager to start their own online business, but are unsure how to begin. We’ve helped hundreds of clients start new online business ventures, here is some advice to those newbies looking to get their feet wet! Test the Waters One of the most important elements of setting up an online business is finding out if there is a market for your idea. The Internet makes this kind... [Give Me More!]
Are you doing enough to make your law practice stand out on the web? D4 can create a custom law firm website to help increase your online presence and build your practice. Your law firm website is the most important marketing asset your law firm has and should be a unique reflection of your company. D4 can provide a state of the art law firm website design, legal website content... [Give Me More!]
D4 recently launched a new artist website for Cathee St Clair. D4 created a creative design to showcase the artist’s work. The site has a built in Content Management System and a custom portfolio that allows Cathee to add each of her new art pieces to the website with ease. For more information, check out the Cathee St Clair website.
D4 recently helped redesign the Cashill Law website. D4 created a industry leading legal website that is professional, clean and easy to navigate. The site serves to showcase Pat’s areas of practice which include business litigation, personal injury and elder abuse. For more information, check out the Cashill website.
If you correctly optimize your website, taking into account how people search for and find your product, you’ll find you are reaching potential buyers that you never thought possible. People are proactively searching for the products you are selling, the challenge is getting noticed and converting browsers into buyers. It’s not enough anymore to build a pretty website and expect people to find you; search engine optimization is an essential... [Give Me More!]
We love WordPress and we love working with it. However, like any software, it needs to be updated for security and maintenance issues that could arise. With all the rapid growth in technology, it unfortunately has to be updated often! It usually doesn’t take much time for us to do one update, but you multiply that by the number of WordPress sites we manage… Well, you get the idea. Wouldn’t... [Give Me More!]
The Brink Custom Homes website recently launched and we couldn’t be more excited. We worked closely with Brink to build them the perfect website. We took tours of their custom Tahoe homes to identify the type of custom home builder Brink is and then went to work translating that into the website. We collaborated with Tahoe luxury experts to design a pixel perfect site with the attention to detail Brink... [Give Me More!]
D4 recently helped redesign the Gyford Standoff Systems website. D4 worked with Gyford to help improve the overall look and feel as well as increase the ease of use of the e-commerce system. The design is professional and clean and functions to showcase and sell Gyford’s standoff systems. For more information, check out the Gyford website.
The Nevada 150 website recently launched in preparation for its 150th anniversary. Nevada is celebrating its admission into the Union as only Nevada could: by promoting the independent spirit of state through education, tourism and history. Of every web design company in the state, D4 was chosen to design the statewide site. The Nevada 150 website showcases Nevada’s rich history and provide information about upcoming events. D4 created a unique... [Give Me More!]