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So we're sending out an email 30 days after a person checks out on the site and just asking them, "Hey, do you want to come back? Here is a coupon." This is for a dermatology clinic. And so, maybe they want to reorder a product, like a month later, they might have used it up. That's kind of the use case here.
Now that we have discussed some objectives that websites can have in Be, Be Objective Part 1, it is time to be objective about those objectives. Here, let’s start discussing the adjective form of the word objective and ask a few more questions: Does my website achieve its intended purpose effectively? Do I need to change or improve my website to better fit those purposes? By contrast, do I need to realign my original conception of what I thought the purpose of my website was? So take a step back with me and be objective about websites.
I am putting the final touches on a spec for a new website that we're going to get started on shortly (hooray!). As I read through emails from the early stages of conversation with the client I saw a great question posed as to how on earth websites can cost more to build now than they did during the dot-com bubble.
According to the American Heritage Dictionary and the Collins English Dictionary, courtesy of The Free Dictionary, there are several definitions for the word objective. Here are a couple summarized definitions:
- Objective: (noun) goal, purpose, aim. Example: “His main objective during high school was to graduate as Valedictorian.”
- Objective: (adjective) independent of your emotions, preferences, preconceptions. Based on fact rather than feeling or opinion. Example: “The scientific quantitative observation is based on an objective value such as a numerical reading off of a scale. By contrast, the qualitative observation is based on conception or perceived appearance such the color of a solution.”
Our most recent project, a fantastic new website for Care by April out of Ankeny, Iowa, is a website with a lot of character. One reason for that is Care by April is a non-medical home care company that serves Des Moines and its suburbs like Altoona, Ames, and Beaverdale. Care by April specializes in helping folks with all sorts of services including personal care, companionship, transportation, and respite/overnight care. The caregivers will also assist in basic home cleanup. Care by April serves people of all ages who need some help with their own special routine. I would say that the caregivers at Care by April are like super family members who are specially trained in tender loving care. They are pros.
Once upon a time, there was a little girl named Julie who loved to draw. She loved art and painting as well. Little Julie enjoyed drawing animals like birds, horses, and fish. Sometimes Julie would even design her own creative animals. When Julie was in the 4th grade, her class was given an art project by Julie’s favorite teacher Mrs. Gatehouse. Mrs. Gatehouse told all of her students that they were to draw many animals and plants of different sizes on a large sheet of Manila paper. The class was going to make jungle collages.
This week at Covenant Web Design, we launched a new website for Reflections Dance of McKinney. First I will go over a little bit of information about this very neat McKinney, Texas dance studio and then I will review some of the website building and design elements that were important for this project.
As I have mentioned before, one of the things that I enjoy about McKinney, Texas is the plethora of trees. While I was driving around today I noticed several varieties that I recognized such as Bradford Pear, Pecan, and Oak trees. And then I became curious about which specific trees were most suited for McKinney, Texas.
After installing Crafty on Debian in the previous post I happily got playing, but had ignored two errors that came back to haunt me.
The first was the error message:
libnuma: Warning: /sys not mounted or no numa system. Assuming one node: No such file or directory
Hot on the heels of this message comes: