Tag Archives: Wilmington NC

Website Design

New Website Design for The Cape Fear Chordsmen!

Impact Media has just launched a new website design for The Cape Fear Chordsmen here in Wilmington, NC! The Cape Fear Chordsmen are a Non Profit collective of men that have a passion for barbershop harmonies. There new website offers them abilities they never had before on the public facing site with customers booking their quartets and buying tickets for shows, but where the real benefits come in are what we built for them in the members area for sharing and distributing music, schedules, and board minutes. The Cape Fear Chordsmen were great to work with and we really enjoyed learning more about the good they do. Do not be surprised if we send you a quartet for your birthday or some other special day this year!

 

Web Design

New Web Design & Logo Design for Master Pools!

Logo DesignMaster Pools of Wilmington came to Impact Media due to needing professional guidance on building a strong brand in the Wilmington area. Their company is an offshoot from Greenville Pools, which has been around for 37 years, and Todd moved to Wilmington to start another office and wanted to brand himself uniquely.

Impact Media evaluated their current logo design and web design with them, and we decided to start over from scratch and it has only been a week, and we are already hearing good things. Their website is already starting to rank higher for the particular needed key terms, and their brand is starting to get recognition on all Social Media outlets as well as participating in some great charity work this Christmas season. We hope you enjoy their website, and that it makes you want a pool in your backyard! If you need a no cost evaluation of your current marketing, whether it be digital or otherwise let us know, we are always happy to share our ideas with you to help you grow your company.

10% off WordPress websites for August

August is here, the eighth month of the year, which means summer is almost over, school is starting soon, and storm season is setting in. We want to make your August a little better, which is why we are offering a 10% discount on all new WordPress websites the entire month of August.

Unfamiliar with WordPress? According to Wikipedia,

WordPress is a free and open-source content management system (CMS) based on PHP and MySQL. Features include a plugin architecture and a template system. WordPress was used by more than 23.3% of the top 10 million websites as of January 2015″

WordPress started in 2003 and has become a strong tool in the hands of web developers. With WordPress, Impact Media Solutions is able to create a professional, clean, mobile-friendly website that works well with Google and the other search engines, all for a cost that is less than a  built from scratch custom website.

Add to that the additional benefit of a 10% off discount, and that’s what we call a win-win.

How can you qualify for the 10% off discount? Receive and agree to a WordPress website proposal between now and August 31, and we will take 10% off the web development costs. It’s that simple.

Here are a few examples of great  websites we have developed with WordPress:

Restaurant Web Design
Riverboat Landing – Restaurant in Wilmington, NC

 

Wilmington.fish Fishing Charters
Wilmington.fish Fishing Charters

 

Real Estate Web Design
Barbara Andrews Real Estate
Web Design
Shon Parker Interior Design in Atlanta, GA

Can I update my own website?

WordPress websites are crazy easy to manage, even for unexperienced users. If you are able to use Microsoft Word, then you will have no problem with the WordPress admin panel.

To get started and claim your 10% discount, contact us for a free website consultation, and we will help you get the process started.

Web Design – Dramatic Before and Afters

Web Design Before and Afters

Has your old website gotten tired and dusty and ragged around the edges? Check out these dramatic web design makeovers for inspiration.

1. Fit To You

Fit To You is a Wilmington, NC based personal training and fitness company. We carried over the neon green from their old site but updated everything else into a full width, mobile responsive web design that is converting leads to customers.

Fit To You Before and After 2

View the live site for Fit To You

 

2. Shon Parker

Shon Parker is  an interior design firm in Atlanta, GA that was looking for an elegant site that would convey their established style in a new web design with a unique format.

Shon Parker Before and After

View the live site for Shon Parker

 

3. Thunderbolt Marine

Thunderbolt Marine is a boat upfitter and refitter in Savannah, GA that had a decent website that was beginning to show it’s age. A new modern web design fit the bill.

THunderbolt Before and After 2

View the live site for Thunderbolt Marine

 

Has your website began to show it’s age? Don’t let your website be an anchor when it can be an asset. Contact us today – consultation is always free – and let’s get started on a web design makeover.

A Web Design Firm’s Essential Outdoor Gear List

By virtue of being web design and IT pros, we live indoors more than we would like.

When the flourescent lights and monitors just aren’t cutting it and we start craving sunshine, we get to enjoy the incredible outdoor paradise that our fair town Wilmington, NC offers.

This list is a compilation of “that is crazy cool and I want it” outdoor gear to enhance our experience in and around Wilmington.

We apologize in advance for creating discontentment and longing.

Enjoy.

1. True Wetsuits by QuikSilver

Wilmington NC Web Design
Surf like a boss.

Full bore wetsuits that look like you walked out of the boss’s office. Charlotte meets Wrightsville Beach in this new collection from Quiksilver.

2. Sipaboard

Smart SUP
Smart SUP

A fold-flat, inflatable paddleboard with a jet-propulsion system that’s controlled via a wifi paddle? I’ll take two, please. You can pre-order this on Kickstarter now, and it would be perfect for lunchtime paddles around Wrightsville Beach.

3. FluidStance

Web design while surfing
Web design while surfing

Ok, so this isn’t intended for outdoors, but I wanted to work it in somehow. I’ve been playing around with a standing desk, but this takes the concept to a whole new level. Now on top of my surf picture wallpaper, while working on web design,  I can be surfing….kind of.

4. BioLite Campstoves

BioLite

On my backpacking trips, phone battery life has always been an issue. This amazing solution charges your phone via power snatched from the energy released by burning fuel for your campstove. Boil water and replenish your battery! Perfect for weekend excursions at Masonboro Island or Carolina Beach State Park.

5. Phantom 2

Phantom 2

If you’ve spent any time with Impact Media, you know that Brian is a drone nut, and when he isn’t neck deep in web design, you can find him around Wilmington nabbing some incredible aerial footage.  The Phantom 2 is our drone of choice.

 

This list is by no means exhaustive, but it reflects the coolest in outdoor tech that we’ve seen recently. What would you add to the list? Hit up our facebook page and let us know.

Work hard, play harder!

World Backup Day is coming: March 31st, 2015

What would you do if you lost everything?

This is the rallying cry behind World Backup Day, an effort to inspire anyone and everyone to make sure their data is backed up digitally by March 31st.

It started when a journalist had all his data wiped by a hacker: computer, phone, tablet; everything gone. The devastation of the loss was the inspiration that resulted in World Backup Day.

Do you have adequate backup procedures in place? At Impact Media Solutions, we promote the best practice of local and cloud backups for your network and cloud backup for your individual devices (PC’s and Mac’s, tablets, and smartphones) to make sure your data and network are secure.

Local network backup is accomplished through installation of a NAS device (Network Attached Storage). This device attaches to your internal network and serves as a network backup for your local server. Your NAS device should be sized appropriately to be able to provide redundant daily backups.

It is also vitally important to provide a cloud backup for your network server. In the event of a catastrophe such as a fire or flood (or a sprinkler flood due to a fire), your local server backup could be compromised along with the data on the server, so you need offsite backup as well. The best way to accomplish this is through a cloud backup service. A cloud backup service silently and consistently backs up your data to an offsite server daily for a monthly fee. If a catastrophe occurs, the backup data can be restored to a new server and operations be back up and running within hours of the failure.

We also strongly recommend backing up the data on your computers, tablets, and smartphones. Imagine the chaos that would ensue were you to lose the files and documents on your computer. Now extrapolate that to your other devices. What a nightmare! Avoid the nightmare and set routine cloud backups that run when you are not using your machine. If your hard drive fails or you drop your tablet in a mud puddle, your data can be restored to a new device.

Join the World Backup Day cause and back your stuff up by March 31st to avoid being an April Fool.

Want more information on local and cloud backup? Contact us for a free estimate of local and cloud backup services for your network and devices.

New Custom Web Design for Aztec Masonry!

aztecScreen
Custom Web Design

Impact Media Solutions has just launched a new custom web design for Aztec Masonry in Wilmington, NC. This new responsive web design responds to any device that connects to it, to ensure browsing is a breeze from your phone, tablet or computer. Aztec Masonry has been in Wilmington, NC for quite a while, and they create some terrific things from brick, whether it is a patio, outside grilling area, or the exterior of a house, there work looks terrific!

 

New Real Estate Web Design for Wilmington, NC

The Baker/Wayne Team has been a client of Impact Media Solutions for over 6 years, and we have helped their team with the majority of the Internet Marketing during that time. We just launched the latest version of their web site, which includes Custom Web Design, a Mobile Website to make the website responsive for all devices and our ongoing Search Engine Optimization. This site has the very latest of our IDX Search as well the latest scripts that make for an improved user experience while clients are using their website. We hope you visit their site and see why it is going to be one of the leading Real Estate Websites in Wilmington, NC as well as the whole South East of North Carolina.

Real Estate Web Design

 

New Church Website for Peasall in Wilmington, NC

Impact Media Solutions has just launched a new website for Pearsall Memorial Presbyterian Church in Wilmington, NC. Pearsall wanted a new fresh web design, along with being able to independently manage the site themselves, so we worked them to come up with the right fit on the web design, then proceeded to add it into WordPress, so they have full control over their content and can communicate with their congregation at their leisure.

Wordpress Web Design