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At BlueTone Media, we’ve been creating websites since the early 2000s (in fact, this month marks our 15th year anniversary!). Throughout that time, we’ve seen a lot of fads and new functionality come and go. However, the following 7 Website Must-Haves have remained constant during that stretch. 1. Simple, uncluttered, easy-to-read font You’d think this would be a no-brainer now a days, but we still...


This month, BlueTone Media turns 15 years old. Take a quick journey with us from where we started, where we are now, and where we're headed next. The Early Days It all started like several other tech companies, except instead of a garage, it was a guest bedroom. Our CEO, Jimmy Honsinger, always had a love for technology and computers. He built his first website way back in 1995 for a local movie theater, and...


We'd like to announce our newest site: CapeFearless.com! Cape Fearless Extreme is an Adventure Course Park, located in Riegelwood - right outside of Wilmington, NC. They offer multiple courses, all designed to bring you closer to the people you care about. We all know that struggle brings people together. But doing it this way, you'll be able to bond without ever facing any real danger or hardship...


Display Ads have long been a staple in digital marketing, everyday users are bombarded by these ads on the different websites and apps they visit. But are people actually clicking these ads? If you are running display ads and are not using placement exclusions then the answer is no...kind of - let me explain. Anytime you set up a new campaign on the Google Display Network your ads are eligible to be shown on every website,...


We're proud to announce the newest site in our lineup - KellersInc.com! Kellers, Inc has been around since 1973 - that's almost half a century of experience! Over that period of time, they've built a rock solid reputation helping solve problems related to: Fire Protection Life Safety And More They have a strong focus on power plants & heavy industry, and have served the likes of: ...


Soon, Google is going to make the web a safer place. Well, not exactly, but they are going to let you know which sites are not secure. On July 24th, 2018, the web giants are going to be marking sites without an SSL Certificate as "Not secure" with the release of Google Chrome 68. Here's an example of what that will look like: Why the change? SSL Certificates help protect you from cybercriminals....


Here at BlueTone Media, we love being a part of a small coastal town. We are surrounded by so many wonderful restaurants, coffee shops, and small businesses, that truly offer something unique to the community. At least once a week we leave the office for lunch and go on an adventure to see if we can find something new, and more often than not we do. This got me to think about the differences between how local businesses...


A very common term in the field of web development is responsive web design. But what exactly does this mean? Responsive web design, which is a concept created by Ethan Marcotte, means that a website responds automatically to the environment in which it displays. This usually refers to a website originally designed for viewing on a desktop computer adapting itself to work on a mobile device, where there is far less...


As technology continues to evolve, the way consumers use technology evolves as well. Google is well known for staying ahead of the curb and changing along with it's user base. In order to keep up with the evolving digital landscape, Google updates it's search algorithms hundreds of times each year. Over the past few years, these changes have been heavily focused on user experience. Google wants to make your experience...


Drone swarms may seem like more of a DARPA project gone wrong than anything you might experience in your day-to-day, but that could change. Giant companies like Walt Disney and Intel are already using mass quantities of drones in swarms as high-tech entertainment and display tools. They obviously don’t have quite the same effect as the traditional firecracker (a steady whir of propellers vs the chaos of fireworks...


 

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