Gabriel Harper

Gabriel Harper

Gabe is the owner and founder of Intavant, and contributes to Intavant Blog regularly with his expertise in design, development & business.

Articles by Gabriel Harper

If you run a business, you need to know about responsive web design. Responsive web design ensures that your website works on smartphones, tablets and desktop computers. With >50% of Americans going online with smartphones, and even more on tablets, we can’t risk doing things the traditional way. With a hat tip to the old saying “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it”¬† – a website that doesn’t adapt to mobile devices is a broken website. Time to fix it!
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Responsive web design is one of the biggest web design innovations in recent years, and is vital to running a website that works well on all of the latest smartphones, tablets and mobile devices. Exactly what is responsive web design and why is it so important? Let’s take a clear and understandable approach to explaining responsive web design and how it affects you, your company and your website.

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Are you planning on launching a new website? If your current website is already getting some Google traffic, and maybe ranking well for some keywords already, don’t make the mistake of ruining it with your launch. Even if your new website design has all the latest SEO tricks and tweaks, you stand a good chance of disappearing from search engines if you don’t plan ahead. This guide breaks down the key steps you should take to keep your existing SEO rank intact.
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If you have an iPhone or iPad, today is your lucky day. Box is handing out 50GB of free cloud storage space for life. Just download Box from the App Store in the next 30 days to seal the deal.¬†Fortunately, you don’t have to jump through any hoops or sign your life away to get the free 50GB.

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Imagine for a moment that every adult in Maine spent just $20 this year on local goods. That’s a staggering $21 million going right back into the hands of local businesses and fellow artisans. Online stores make it dead simple to get those last minute stocking stuffers and support your local economy at the same time. Intavant created this list of local goods & goodies to get you on the right track!

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A New York state law from 2008 may have a profound impact on how Maine websites collect sales tax. Earlier today, the United States Supreme Court decided not to hear the case brought against the New York state law by Amazon.com and Overstock.com, which would attempt to repeal the law and avoid forcing online retailers to charge state sales tax in NY.¬† Will the Supreme Court’s actions pave the way for Maine to start requiring merchants to collect online sales tax?

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Sometimes premade themes are an excellent solution. You can potentially find a lot of features that would otherwise cost big bucks to code from scratch. But it’s a decision that shouldn’t be taken lightly. This post examines some of the pros and cons of using premade WordPress themes vs. a fully custom theme.

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Futura. To some, the devil’s font. But only because Futura is seen everywhere from public safety signs to advertisements. Heck, it even went to space. Futura is a crisp geometric sans-serif typeface that’s great for headlines. Like many great fonts it isn’t free, but there are some great free Web font alternatives to Futura that just might work for your next Web design.

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