Why Choose Google?

October 23, 2014

Over the past few years we have been slowly making the transition to Google’s business class services, Google Apps for Work, here at Sephone.  We have become a Google Apps Authorized Reseller, and work with our clients to help provide them with Google’s full suite of cloud based services.  These services include things like Gmail, Google Calendar, Google Drive, and more.  As an authorized reseller we work with Google to provide you with these services. So what does that mean for you?  Well, you get better services backed by Google, and the same awesome customer service you have become accustom to from Sephone.

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Brady is the voice on the other end of the phone line when you call Sephone. He graduated from the New England School of Communications in 2009 and assists Sephone in building and maintaining our sites.

Keep That Mock-Up Organized! (Part 3)

October 9, 2015

Website design should be catered to the branding of the company that the site is for. This extends into the sketching phase of development, in that certain fonts, shape styles and colors should be used. Visual traits of the brand can actually make a great starting point in this way, as elements that work together have essentially been chosen outright. Keeping track of the specific color values can be a bit of work, though. While copy/pasting a set of hexadecimal or RGB values is an option, it’s a more complicated one than necessary.

So, now that we’ve gotten used to the idea of working with layers and comps, let’s take a look at how Photoshop works with colors and palettes! read more

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Gary is a team member at Sephone, helping to design, build and maintain websites. He is also a web design student at the New England School of Communications of Husson University.

Handling Email for your Business: Part 2

December 4, 2015

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A lot of people use GMail for personal use – as of May 2015, the number of users stands at around 900 million, more than double the amount just three years ago. As of this post, that number is likely nearing 1 billion.

1 million seconds is about 11 and a half days, whereas 1 billion seconds is roughly 31.69 years.

What draws so many people toward using Google Apps, and why is the platform so useful for your business? read more

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Gary is a team member at Sephone, helping to design, build and maintain websites. He is also a web design student at the New England School of Communications of Husson University.

Ready for Some Spring Cleaning?

April 8, 2016

It’s springtime and that can only mean one thing, spring cleaning! 1460054555_edit-clearHopefully, the winter days are behind us and we can start getting into warmer weather. Along with warmer weather, our chore lists are most likely piling up with tasks like:

  • Clean out the garage
  • Clean up the yard
  • Clean up the website

The last item may not apply to everyone but it’s an important action to take. Every so often, you should evaluate your website and make sure it is still performing and meeting your goals. If not, it may be time to give your website a little refresh.

A refresh could include things like:

  • Updating your images
  • Re-write the copy on your website
  • Make adjustments to your search engine marketing plan.

Along with evaluating your website, it may be worthwhile to take inventory and remove anything that isn’t needed anymore. This could be old photos, videos, pdfs, etc. Some of these items may be worth keeping on your website for historical purposes but you’ll need to make that determination.  Be careful when removing old files to make sure they aren’t being used anymore on any of the pages of your website.  For example, if you remove an image that is being used on a page, the web browser will display a broken image.

Remember, before you remove anything, you can always make a backup of the file. You can store the backup file on your local machine, in the cloud or on an external drive. That way if you ever need the file again you’ll have access to it.

For a some more tips and suggestions check out our blog post, “When was your last website refresh?

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John is a designer at Sephone.