Announcing AshWebMail: Simple Email Marketing

We have been offering email marketing to our clients for a while now. However, we found that many of our prospective clients had never really considered email marketing as part of their overall web marketing strategy. Email marketing can be a very successful and cost effective way of maintaining a quality relationship with your customers. […]

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Contact Forms: What To Ask For

For many small business websites, a form of contact is the ultimate goal. You want someone contacting you about your services. When we design our websites, we keep this important idea at the top of our design criteria – we want to make sure every user can easily contact the business from any page of […]

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Go online in rough economic times

Everyone knows the US economy is struggling – big time. As a result, many small businesses are finding it very hard to stay afloat. We’ve definitely felt the impact since most of our clients are those struggling small businesses – especially the start-ups. In these rough times, they are finding it harder and harder to […]

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Kicking off 2009

2008 was a great year for us – we got to work on some great projects and meet some wonderful new clients. I think we had somewhere around 50 different websites we helped design and build for the year. In 2009, we are hoping to continue our growth and look forward to what the year […]

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Do you need a Content Management System?

Within the last 3 months, many of our clients have been coming to us wanting to be able to update their own website. Some clients are sick of waiting for days or even weeks on their “web guy” to make updates to their website. Others make changes so frequently they’d just rather do it themselves […]

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Understanding Your Audience

One of the most important questions we ask ourselves with every website we design is: Who are the people that will be coming to this website? For some clients it is business executives trying to find the right company to help them with a certain aspect of their own business. Some websites have a specific […]

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Google launches browser, Chrome

Today Google announced the launch of Chrome, a new open source browser they have been developing. As with most things Google, it is still in beta meaning it is not a finished product. The reason for Google creating Chrome is because they still see a lot of room for improvement in the browser area. Specifically, […]

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How designers often feel

We have a great time working with our clients – we like being able to have input that will really improve their website and business online. Before starting AshWebStudio, I did work for a large company as a web designer. Often times dealing with those larger clients came with larger headaches. Someone just sent me […]

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What is, and isn't, Web 2.0?

This isn’t a new article, you could find this topic written many times throughout the web. However, I thought I would chime in with what I think about when I hear this term. First, Web 2.0 is an adjective – not a noun. It isn’t a thing. I use it to describe two different areas: […]

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Client wins national technology award

One of AshWebStudio’s web design clients, Transport Designs, recently won the 2008 Dell/National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) Small Business Excellence Award. We are very happy to hear our client succeeding so well. We were also thrilled to get this from our client’s son (who we worked with on this project): “I believe that a […]

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