Posts made in April, 2014

Meet Div Creative!

Posted by on Apr 29, 2014

Come meet Div Creative at the 2014 Governor’s Marketplace Conference tomorrow, April 30th! John-Michael and Steve will both be there learning about future opportunities and meeting other Oregon small businesses.   The conference will include state, federal, and regional entities, as well as other organizations, with the goal of increasing contract success for local businesses. We are excited to talk to any of you who might be attending, and hope we can meet other Beaverton, Portland, and Hillsboro businesses to further our sense of community!   For more information about the conference, click here.   Related posts: Thanks for Joining Us, The Beaverton Community Business Expo, A Radio Interview with our Founder...

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How to Spruce up a Basic Website

Posted by on Apr 29, 2014

Hey, Beaverton and Hillsboro business owners! Yeah, you! Not sure what to ask from us beyond a basic site that perfectly displays your information? We’ve got a few suggestions that you can discuss if you’re concerned about standing out a bit from the crowd.   Some of the features that many modern websites contain are beautifully simplistic and, most importantly, effective. There is no reason to have a complicated design that you don’t need when a few changes can do the trick. More complicated designs are extremely useful for certain companies and individuals, but we will focus on that in a future blog. For now, here is an overview of some basic design elements that can spruce up your website.   Recently, parallax has become an eye-catching way to change the look of your site. Parallax is an interesting effect where the background of a site moves at a different speed than the elements on top when scrolling. This can be used to great effect, usually with picture-heavy sites. This design is great if your information calls for a longer page. The interesting interaction may keep a visitor there longer than if no parallax effect is used. Even if you do not want a single long page using parallax,...

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What can you do about Heartbleed?

Posted by on Apr 25, 2014

You may have heard about the terrifying new internet bug known as “Heartbleed.” Its existence was announced recently, but it’s been around, possibly secretly stealing information from websites, for approximately two years. This isn’t fear mongering, it’s reality. Scary reality.   The reason this bug is so scary is that it gets around a secure internet connection—that’s the green padlock in your URL bar that you see on sites such as Twitter or, yes, your bank’s website—to steal sensitive information. The New Yorker has a fantastic article that explains exactly how this works in layman’s terms. Suffice it to say, it’s pretty imperative that a patch is found quickly. Google, Bing, Facebook, Youtube, and many other popular sites have already patched the bug, but it’s recommended that you change your password.   Even with the problem being fixed, the long exposure that has already happened is worrisome. So what can your Beaverton or Hillsboro business do to best protect itself from any fallout? Changing your password only works on sites that have already been patched. If they have not been patched, your new password may be acquired by Heartbleed again. You can check whether a site has been patched by emailing the business and asking or, if it’s a...

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Div Creative Mobile App Development

Posted by on Apr 9, 2014

Div Creative Media provides businesses in Beaverton and Hillsboro with web design and internet marketing services. However, our media expertise goes beyond that. We know how important smartphones are in this era of technology, so not only do we make our client’s websites mobile friendly, we also offer mobile app development.   Our skilled team of developers and designers are well-versed in mobile app development and have the capability to cater your app needs down to exactly what it is you’re looking for. We can make your app look as visually appealing as you’d like without missing a beat on functionality because we know that’s where it counts.   One of the major reasons why businesses use an app instead of staying with only a website is because apps can have native phone functionality. This means the app can pull functionality from your phone’s camera, address book, calendar, etc. Many people prefer to use apps as opposed to the web browser for the access that apps allow. An app is a great choice for your business if there is a way to get your audience  to be interactive.   Still unsure if this is what you need? Give us a call! We’ll work with you to figure out what...

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