Philsquare Blog http://philsquare.com/ Blog posts for Philsquare en-gb hello@philsquare.com Copyright 2014 The Merc keeps it local and chooses Philsquare to develop new website http://philsquare.com/blog/2014/10/the-merc-keeps-it-local-and-chooses-philsquare-to-develop-new-website Earlier this year, Philsquare was involved with the redevelopment of The Community Mercantile’s new website. Philsquare teamed up with a local user experience group who focused on design elements that worked within The Merc’s existing branding. The team spent considerable time organizing content since content architecture was key in making sure The Merc’s priorities were being communicated through the web; these include their focus on local food, the opportunity to become owners and their impact on the local economy and community.

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Tue, 14 Oct 2014 19:13:00 +0000 http://philsquare.com/blog/2014/10/the-merc-keeps-it-local-and-chooses-philsquare-to-develop-new-website News
Big Slice launches in Target stores; Philsquare helps launch Big Slice website http://philsquare.com/blog/2014/02/big-slice-launches-in-target-stores-philsquare-helps-launch-big-slice-website The Philsquare team is excited to kickoff our 2014 project announcements with a great new website for a local Kansas product getting major store shelving space this month! 

In October, we were contacted by Grandma Hoerner’s (you may have seen their store off of I-70 west of Topeka near Alma). They had an exciting new line and wanted a new stand alone website. Their product, Big Slice Apples, are kettle cooked apples that they’ve sold traditionally in 16 oz jars. Their new product, are single-servings of these apples with new, delicious add-ins (apricots, green coffee extract and caramel are examples). We were also working with a deadline: the product would be in more than 200 Targets by the end of January and the Big Slice team needed to start promoting the product right away.

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Thu, 20 Feb 2014 16:23:00 +0000 http://philsquare.com/blog/2014/02/big-slice-launches-in-target-stores-philsquare-helps-launch-big-slice-website Portfolio
An overview of our web upgrade http://philsquare.com/blog/2014/02/an-overview-of-our-web-upgrade
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The basics of web and email hosting and domains http://philsquare.com/blog/2013/12/the-basics-of-web-and-email-hosting-and-domains Mon, 16 Dec 2013 14:20:00 +0000 http://philsquare.com/blog/2013/12/the-basics-of-web-and-email-hosting-and-domains Philsquare Team New online store, website for Mass Street Music http://philsquare.com/blog/2013/11/new-online-store-website-for-mass-street-music If you've been at Mass Street Music's physical store at all this year, you've maybe noticed a few changes. This local Lawrence store is celebrating 30 years of business with a major makeover: they're updating their store, their brand and their website.  ]]> Mon, 11 Nov 2013 23:11:00 +0000 http://philsquare.com/blog/2013/11/new-online-store-website-for-mass-street-music Portfolio Cider Gallery 3.0 http://philsquare.com/blog/2013/09/cider-gallery-3-0 The Cider Gallery and Events building has had quite the year. A year ago, the building was run down and abandoned. Drab, fading brick. Dark, empty interior. Just a year later, after months of renovations, The Cider Gallery is a must-see destination for Lawrence’s Final Fridays. The second floor is abuzz with businesses moving in and using the open cubicles and office space with wood floors and beams. The brick exterior walls of the building lend a cool background for events and wedding receptions.

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Tue, 10 Sep 2013 12:37:00 +0000 http://philsquare.com/blog/2013/09/cider-gallery-3-0 Portfolio
New website for Kansas Head Start Association http://philsquare.com/blog/2013/09/new-website-for-kansas-head-start-association Kansas Head Start Association. The website provides service information for counties across the state of Kansas. The website connects students, parents, educators and those advocating for Kanas Head Start. ]]> Tue, 03 Sep 2013 12:58:00 +0000 http://philsquare.com/blog/2013/09/new-website-for-kansas-head-start-association Portfolio Website developed for DDEquity http://philsquare.com/blog/2013/07/website-developed-for-ddequity Tue, 30 Jul 2013 21:00:00 +0000 http://philsquare.com/blog/2013/07/website-developed-for-ddequity Portfolio On the little screen http://philsquare.com/blog/2013/07/on-the-little-screen Tue, 30 Jul 2013 03:47:00 +0000 http://philsquare.com/blog/2013/07/on-the-little-screen Philsquare Team Philsquare Quick 5: SEO what to do and what not to do http://philsquare.com/blog/2013/07/philsquare-quick-5-seo-what-to-do-and-what-not-to-do Search Engine Optimization (SEO) can be an elusive concept to understand and implement to your advantage. Here are some simple things to do and not to do.

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Wed, 24 Jul 2013 12:47:00 +0000 http://philsquare.com/blog/2013/07/philsquare-quick-5-seo-what-to-do-and-what-not-to-do Services
Philsquare Quick 5: Is it time to update your website? http://philsquare.com/blog/2013/07/philsquare-quick-5-is-it-time-to-update-your-website Fri, 19 Jul 2013 09:16:00 +0000 http://philsquare.com/blog/2013/07/philsquare-quick-5-is-it-time-to-update-your-website Services Rice Lake Wisconsin Public Library http://philsquare.com/blog/2013/05/rice-lake-wisconsin-public-library The Philsquare team is excited to announce the publication of a great website for the Rice Lake Public Library in Rice Lake, Wisconsin.

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Wed, 15 May 2013 09:01:00 +0000 http://philsquare.com/blog/2013/05/rice-lake-wisconsin-public-library Portfolio
Mail Chimp and Constant Contact changes over the last year and using each for small business http://philsquare.com/blog/2013/05/mail-chimp-and-constant-contact-changes-over-the-last-year-and-using-each-for-small-business Over the last two years, I’ve managed two different email campaigns. For a freelance client, I’ve used Constant Contact to create and send her email newsletters. A little over a year ago, I started using Mail Chimp to manage Philsquare’s email campaign (you can sign up for emails on our contact page!) Each have under 200 recipients so my thoughts and suggestions are definitely for small businesses; not for those with thousands of recipients. I also work with templates provided by each service, I don’t upload a custom created template.

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Mon, 06 May 2013 10:00:00 +0000 http://philsquare.com/blog/2013/05/mail-chimp-and-constant-contact-changes-over-the-last-year-and-using-each-for-small-business Services
Clean, new site for Leavenworth Public Library http://philsquare.com/blog/2013/04/clean-new-site-for-leavenworth-public-library One of the libraries that contacted us after the release of Lawrence’s website was the Leavenworth (Kansas) Public Library. Director Kim Baker and staff needed a fresh way to organize and control their content so patrons could easily access information. 

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Tue, 09 Apr 2013 11:24:00 +0000 http://philsquare.com/blog/2013/04/clean-new-site-for-leavenworth-public-library Portfolio
Great design for Old School Guide Service http://philsquare.com/blog/2013/04/great-design-for-old-school-guide-service Wed, 03 Apr 2013 17:18:00 +0000 http://philsquare.com/blog/2013/04/great-design-for-old-school-guide-service Portfolio Fun, bright site for Happy Joy Acres http://philsquare.com/blog/2013/03/fun-bright-site-for-happy-joy-acres The Philsquare team developed a new logo and website for Happy Joy Acres, an RV and camping destination on Perry Lake in Lawrence, Kansas.

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Wed, 27 Mar 2013 14:00:00 +0000 http://philsquare.com/blog/2013/03/fun-bright-site-for-happy-joy-acres Portfolio
Clean design for Handbuilt, focus on content http://philsquare.com/blog/2013/03/clean-design-for-handbuilt-focus-on-content The Handbuilt Productions website features clean design, bold fonts and focuses on its great videos. 

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Tue, 19 Mar 2013 15:52:00 +0000 http://philsquare.com/blog/2013/03/clean-design-for-handbuilt-focus-on-content Portfolio
Organized content, great layouts for KU Alumni Association http://philsquare.com/blog/2013/03/organized-content-great-layouts-for-ku-alumni-association The KU Alumni Association needed a website to better communicate with prospective and current alumni. A beautiful home page allows staff to share their gorgeous magazine and the colorful (and fun!) school mascot. A new membership page allows prospective members, of all ages, to discover the perks of joining.  Alumni Association staff members are easily able to create posts and news events.

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Spring Philsquare Events on Website Workbench http://philsquare.com/blog/2013/03/spring-philsquare-events-on-website-workbench Philsquare has some great events coming up this spring and we want to make sure you know about them!

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Fri, 08 Mar 2013 16:10:00 +0000 http://philsquare.com/blog/2013/03/spring-philsquare-events-on-website-workbench Events
Website for new brewery in Eudora, KS http://philsquare.com/blog/2013/03/website-for-new-brewery-in-eudora-ks Wakarusa Brewery's website is a one-page design that will allow for flexibility as John and James renovate, develop and open their brewery and pub. It also educates visitors on the types of beer and mead they plan to brew. The website design incorporates great fonts, custom graphics and parallax for a fun scrolling experience. 

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Wed, 06 Mar 2013 16:24:00 +0000 http://philsquare.com/blog/2013/03/website-for-new-brewery-in-eudora-ks Portfolio
Website for gallery and event space, office building http://philsquare.com/blog/2013/02/website-for-gallery-and-event-space-office-building The Cider Gallery & Events website features beautiful artwork, the centerpiece to this refurbished building's gallery and event space. Modern fonts and easy content management helps this site stay relevent for those looking for a space to play (in the amazing event space) or work (in great office space).

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Wed, 27 Feb 2013 05:56:00 +0000 http://philsquare.com/blog/2013/02/website-for-gallery-and-event-space-office-building Portfolio
Philsquare's Website Workbench: Workshops, Webtinis and more http://philsquare.com/blog/2013/02/philsquares-website-workbench-workshops-webtinis-and-more With the launch of the new Philsquare website, you may still be looking for information on our workshops or our Webtinis. We're excited to announce a new home for our diy web services: Philsquare's Website Workbench. This website will be home to Philsquare's workshops (dates and reservations), consulting services, Webtinis, and web tutorials for both WordPress and PyroCMS.

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Thu, 21 Feb 2013 17:05:00 +0000 http://philsquare.com/blog/2013/02/philsquares-website-workbench-workshops-webtinis-and-more News
Our new website http://philsquare.com/blog/2013/02/our-new-website The Philsquare team is never satisfied. We want every website we complete to be more efficient, more beautiful and better developed than the last. And that includes our own website. 

Our website serves two main purposes: One, to demonstrate our skills as a web design and development firm (would you really hire a company to do your website if its own website looks anything short of amazing?); and two, to convince potential customers to hire our team. Our website must show the quality of work (seen in our portfolio) and the care and passion we put into every project.

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Thu, 21 Feb 2013 16:30:00 +0000 http://philsquare.com/blog/2013/02/our-new-website News
A new Philsquare event: Join us for our first ever webtini! http://philsquare.com/blog/2013/01/a-new-philsquare-event-join-us-for-our-first-ever-webtini Join the team at Philsquare for a casual, social, tech- and web-related q&a. Questions about blogging? Web development? WordPress? Join us!

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Mon, 21 Jan 2013 23:58:00 +0000 http://philsquare.com/blog/2013/01/a-new-philsquare-event-join-us-for-our-first-ever-webtini Events
Happy 2nd Birthday Philsquare! http://philsquare.com/blog/2012/11/happy-2nd-birthday-philsquare Happy Birthday to Us!

Today, we are very excited and proud to celebrate Philsquare’s 2nd Birthday! Two years ago, Creative Director Phil Martinez launched philsquare.com. This was the first step in transforming his freelance work into a web development company that grows stronger and more talented every day. 

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Tue, 06 Nov 2012 01:45:00 +0000 http://philsquare.com/blog/2012/11/happy-2nd-birthday-philsquare Philsquare Team