Our life in tiles: with the arrival of Windows 8, computing as we know it will change forever
By Ken Mays If Microsoft has its way with the introduction of the new Windows 8 operating system, the way that we connect and interact with our computer devices (desktop, tablet and everything in-between) is going to change forever. No more mega-cluttered desktops and cutesy icons screaming for our attention. No more mouse clicks or pesky laptop touchpads. Instead, our life will now be organized as a series of rectangular tiles we view, touch, scroll…
Smart phone and tablet shopping on the increase
Consumers are using mobile devices like smart phones and tablets for shopping in rapidly increasing numbers, according to the latest Nielsen research. In fact, over 79 percent of mobile devices owners shop while they are on the go. Not surprisingly, the smaller smart phones are used more often to locate a store, a sale, redeem a coupon or access a shopping list.
New Website Launches for The Columbia Festival of the Arts and Bridgeway Community Church
The Mays Website Development team has been busy, using the latest technology to build new websites for The Columbia Festival of the Arts and Bridgeway Community Church. Desktop versions of both sites are now live. Smart phone and iPad versions are on their way. With a responsive website from Mays, one website with one content management system automatically adapts to all devices, from desktop & laptop computers to tablets and smart phones.
New Television Spots for The Bob Lucido Team
Shot in high definition for distribution to the local cinemas, Mays has just completed work on the follow-up 30 second television commercial to the original Five Bobs spots. Titled “The Junior Bobs,” this commercial features Bob Lucido training the next generation of “Bobs.” Click here to see the two new spots.
Website Trends for 2012
Mobile devices, responsive websites and real time analytics dominate the shift to “mobile-social-local. In his latest article for The Business Monthly, Ken Mays discusses the impact of these technologies and more on website development in 2012. Read more…
Latest Website Projects
What do one of Columbia’s most respected home remodelers, a non-profit organization that helps the poor and protects the environment, and an New York Times bestselling romance novelist all have in common? A new website from the Mays & Associates web design & development team, of course. Please check out our newest launches for Allan Homes Unlimited, Planet Aid, and Rebecca York.
Five Paradigm-Shifting Technologies
In his latest column for Maryland Entrepreneur Quarterly, Ken Mays discusses the impact of five technologies that will change our lives, including the almost light speed move to living (and shopping) on our mobile devices.
6 Ways Mobile Marketing Gives You Hot Leads
If your business hasn’t started using mobile marketing to develop new business, read the latest Mays NewsByte, “6 Ways Mobile Marketing Gives You Hot Leads” and begin reaching your customers on their smartphones and iPads when they’re “on the go” and ready to buy.
Social Media: How, What, When, Why?
Our Social Media Adviser/Strategist, Emily Damiani decided to write this blog because she frequently gets questions about social media from business owners, entrepreneurs, friends and family-members. Thus, she wanted to take a few minutes to address some the most common questions she has received recently. Q: What’s so special about Facebook? A: Facebook is a huge player in social networking. Honestly, if you still don’t have a Facebook profile, you may as well not exist.…
2012 Checklist: Does Your Website Pass The Test?
Time passes quickly, and 2011 will soon come to end. Is your website ready for 2012? Business competition will continue to be fierce in this economy, so let’s find out! Test #1: How cluttered is your homepage? Be honest. In 2012, home pages should be tightly focused and welcome the customer to the website instead of offering all of the details about the business. Customers want a more natural feel for websites as a whole,…