YardBird Restaurant’s Website Is Absolutely Mouth-watering!

Working on food websites is always such a treat for us-literally.  We get to stare at food all day.  What’s better than that?!?  And working on YardBird was no different, except for the fact that the site made us really bummed-in that we couldn’t be stuffing our faces with their food at that very moment.

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Owner, and master of the meals, Wendell, was one of our 10-Week Course Attendees this last session.  He wanted to create his restaurant website, and was looking for some guidance. When he told us of his vision, we thought that the LOVE theme could offer the simplicity and class he was going for.

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Everything was cake after that!  Wendell had some incredible food imagery–PICTURES THAT HE TOOK ON HIS PHONE!  Can you believe it?!?!  We certainly couldn’t!  They looked professionally shot. We worked with him to build out a fun, easy to navigate website with splashes of his gorgeous photos throughout.

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Wendell created a blog through the SquareHook blogging feature. He wanted to post the latest dishes he was creating/dabbling for the menu.  The images alone will get you to click to read more. Seriously, I’m wiping the saliva forming at my mouth as I type this post.

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We showed him how to integrate a gallery so he could show off his main entrées, appetizers, and desserts so people could find out more.  What is more helpful in your order-making-decision at a restaurant than seeing food come out of the kitchen door?  Having these food options on his site, will make the ordering process that much faster at YardBird, because people could already know what they want-before they even come in for a meal.  Pictures do speak a thousand words, after all.

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The SquareHook drag and drop interface made it easy for Wendell to create an attractive menu page.  Adding columns and rows with the click of a button allowed him the ease of adding in his dishes.

We are so proud of Wendell and the work he put into his website!  We enjoyed helping him throughout his web building experience-he did a great job. It looks good enough to eat!  We can’t wait for his restaurant to open. We have big eating plans when it does!  If you’re looking to build a website and need a little hand-holding or recommendations, that’s what we’re here for.  Contact us to find out how you can build the best mobile website out there!

Think Before You Act

We found this pretty sweet infographic from Pixaal.  We thought it was totally appropriate! 

SquareHook constantly meets great customers who come to us in need of a new website or web redesign.  Their intentions are to quickly get a site up. YEAH!  But they get stuck on visuals, content, navigation, SEO, and a smattering of other items they may not have even considered. BOO!

These 26 bullets are absolutely important to think about….they can help you more easily forge your new website.  So before you quickly act, stop.  Think about what you’re creating and for who…figure out what your call to action will be, what kind of look you want to achieve, then let a designer know (if you’re going that route) or start outlining how you’re going to create that site yourself.

We have a very knowledgeable staff that is here to help basically 24/7 to get your site how you’d like it.  Contact us for some free advice 801-386-9828.  We’d love to help you figure out your vision!

Start Off the New Year With a New Website!!

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One of our latest clients took advantage of our promotional website before it ended, and they had a site liked and wanted to mirror. She put all her trust in us to make this site happen.  After checking out what Jodie wanted to emulate, we knew right away that the LOVE THEME would be the perfect contender. 

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We made a couple design adjustments to the theme to create it!  Hair stylist Jodie wanted a clean, organized website that got straight to the point. Jodie wanted to introduce herself and showcase her background.

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Jodie wanted to let people know that she accepted client bookings, so we linked potential clients right over to her booking signups. We did this with both a link, and a click-able button.

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This mobile version is fantastic, and the social media links have been enlarged.  That way, people can immediately check out Jodie’s latest client photos, social media updates, and promotions by selecting any icon.

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We are stoked about how rad and sleek this site turned out. If you’re interested in taking advantage our mad skills, whether that be help in building or a one on one training, contact us!

Meet Our Latest Dodgeball Theme User- Baobing Shaved Ice!

We had a blast putting together the BaoBing Shaved Ice website!  Their logo was a such an inspiration to the look and feel of this site. For such a unique and tasty product-taiwanese shaved ice, we had to make sure their site reflected that uniqueness.

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Our Dodgeball Theme was a great start to present this site.  Dodgeball offers a great way to get pertinent information out there-immediately.  This theme has the contact information and social media links in the first 2 inches of the page, so your client/future customers can contact you-or find you, in their case here. 🙂

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We customized their about us page, to showcase both of the owners.

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This site turned out so playful, and looks incredible on a mobile device!  We are really pleased with how it turned out.  And if you happen to be in Provo, Utah, get over there and try some!  The Green Tea shaved ice is SO amazing!  Take our word for it!

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If you are looking to upgrade your website, or start from scratch, we can help!  We’d love to help you get started today!  All of our themes work great, no matter the style of site you’re looking to build. Contact us, we help our clients, no matter the need!

Get a Free Website: Basin Industries Did!

Our free website promotion has been a big hit for local small business owners.  Why?  Because you can get a great looking site that functions like an expensive custom-programmed site.   As we often say, “YOU CAN HAVE IT ALL. YOU DESERVE IT ALL.”

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Basin Industries had a pretty basic Wix website, but they were unhappy with the look and feel, so they contacted us.  Their needs were simple, and we knew that using the DODGEBALL template would suite their needs great!

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Our editor made it super easy for them to move their imagery and content around, especially with our new rows/columns functionality.  You can select arrows to move right or left and up or down to switch out square placement.

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With our easy to edit page editor, they can go in and add additional metals to their Metals Page and tweak information, restyle the color boxes (if their company colors change) and edit or add content.

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On their contact page, they wanted to make sure both locations were listed with maps to both.  SquareHook allows anyone to add Google Maps, by adding a ‘square.’

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These were great customers and we were sure pleased with the clean look and feel we achieved, while keeping the requirements within the promotional website specs.

Contact us if you would be interested in getting in on our free website promotion.  We are so happy to help out any and all of our local business owners.

We LOVE When Website DO-IT-YOURSELFERS Do It Themselves! Because the SquareHook Website Builder Tool Is THAT EASY!

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I don’t want us to toot our own horn, but there are times when we see our do-it-yourself clients take off and make their own site and we feel like proud mama bears!  We are feeling all gushy with a do it yourself customer, Wasatch Mountain Lodge, in Utah.

The Wasatch Mountain Lodge wanted to upgrade their look to something more clean and contemporary, so they chose our gloriously responsive FLATTERN THEME!

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They went in and customized their footer so they could hit important points that they wanted listed and available at all times.  And guess what?  They were able to do it easily, because we make it possible for people to go in and edit the HTML and CSS if they so choose!

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They were able to showcase some pictures throughout the years on their historical page.  They created the number of columns and rows they wanted, and dragged in IMAGE Squares.

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Because the Wasatch Mountain Lodge gets a lot of requests to use the facilities for weddings, reunions, and business meetings, they provided a number of ways to be contacted for further inquiries, including linking emails, and customizing their own contact form.

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What we love so much about this site, is the user experience for site visitors was really straightforward.  Wasatch Mountain Lodge made sure that the information on their pages weren’t too overwhelming, and it is completely mobile friendly–great for potential patrons who are driving around Big Cottonwood Canyon in search of a great space.

They did a stellar job!  We’re so pumped with what they created! 

If you want to try out our tool for free, sign up here to get started making your very own website-whether that is for a non-profit, salon, bakery, or law firm, we have a variety of templates that will suit any of your needs!

Your Chiropractor Site Can Have It All! Just Ask HealthQuest.

When we were introduced to the doctors over at HealthQuest, they told us they wanted their site to be updated and informative.  Their site visitors were frequently potential or existing clients, so they wanted them to have available resources to help them.

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While many chiropractor sites aren’t the most exciting websites on the Internet, we were confident that our design would be one people would remember and associate to talented medical professionals that care about their clients.  Not only that, but people could access it on their smartphones on the go, or while waiting for their appointment.

Believe it or not, we used the DODGEBALL THEME as our base to get this beautiful site up and running.

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Dr Cox wanted an Ask A Doctor feature that allows curious visitors to ask specific questions that would go straight him.  Right underneath the feature we placed a live feed of the most recent articles posted on their blog.

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Like with many medical websites, there was a lot of information that was available for site visitors to consume.  But with that amount of heavy content, there had to be a way to manage giving the information to a reader without overwhelming them. 

On the FAQ page, we added a click and dropdown feature that only showed the questions.  If an inquiring visitor wanted to know the answer, they only need to click on the questions to have the answer dropdown to become available.

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With the Services Page, we separated the content into more easy to read and access columns, so readers can choose where to look and consume information.

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We converted their old articles into our blogging tool, so they can blog about any topic they want, whenever they feel like it. 

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When converting over to our tool, you don’t have to worry about all of your articles posting on the same day.  Our blogging tool allows you to backpost the publish date to whenever you’d like.

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We are thrilled with the final product for HealthQuest.  They have the ability to update their website whenever they want, so as their practice evolves, so can their site along with them.

If you’re looking to update your existing site, or looking to start building one, contact us today, or get started building your own website for free now!

Need Assistance With Your Site? We Have Updated HELP For YOU!!

As we are constantly updating our feature list on our website, we have a lot of new secrets to making your site the best it can be!

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Our team has put together an all inclusive help book to assist you in your website creation journey.   HERE you can learn everything there is to know about adding images, content, hyperlinks, duplicating pages, adding videos, embedding or creating a blog from scratch!  It is a great supplemental tool to assist anyone when they may be stuck.

And, as always, our help website is here as a supplemental tool for you as well.  

As our tool changes, so will both the help site, and our help book.  But if you have immediate questions while you are playing around on the SquareHook Tool, contact us-you can email us, send feedback on the green button on the left of the SquareHook Editor, or just give us a call at 801-386-9828.

Happy Creating!

Show Off Your Art Portfolio With One of Our Beautiful Templates

Our templates are perfect for any artist out there!  We should know, our Creative Director uses our Clean Canvas Theme

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We create our templates with the idea that any type of business can use any template to fit their needs.

When Ai began creating her site, she certainly thought about what she wanted to showcase.  For many artists, her site was just a tip of the iceberg of what she is capable of doing. So key features were highlighted around her site.

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Ai Mitton Design’s website homepage featured a number of fun features, including a rotating banner, an uploaded Vimeo video, link off to sited websites, and lots of great imagery and text.  All of which, any SquareHook website creator can do!

On her Photography page, she used a portfolio gallery to showcase a bit of her work. 

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Our gallery feature is so great because you can categorize topics, so when a user clicks on a specific topic, the gallery interacts with you, to narrow down your search!

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If you want to showcase videos you have created, we have a fabulous video upload feature that works with any YouTube or Vimeo video.  Just paste in your desired URL, and your videos will populate:

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Ai Mitton Designs used this feature to showcase her animations and other videos.

Any good business person needs a way to be reached!  Our form builder is great because you can customize any form to whatever you’d like.  Ai Mitton Designs used this feature to learn more about her potential client’s needs.  You can add dropdowns, check boxes, and even a captcha if you’d like.

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And like any ever changing site, Ai Mitton Designs incorporated their Blog.  You don’t have to lose years of posts to incorporate a blog.  Or you can start from scratch and blog straight from our software. The SquareHook CMS tool allows you to incorporate a Blogger, Tumblr, or create a SquareHook Blog.

We encourage any artist who wants to showcase their work to the world to try our tool for free!  Today!  Or you can contact us if you like a bit of guidance or want someone else to build your site for you.  We do that too. 🙂

Pro-V Painting Went Mobile, So Can You!

We had a way cool customer come to us to create a fun, but professional website.  He focuses on painting and epoxy.  He told us straight up that he didn’t know a lot about computers, and trusted us with the vision and design concept.  Pro-V Painting owner Nick, showed us a competitor site that he loved and wanted to mirror some elements of it.  Looking at the competitor site, we knew that YOKO would be a an idyllic candidate for a base. 

He wanted to pay for some custom details that no one else had, so our graphic designer presented Nick with several different Stock photo options and created a design to incorporate it in.  Our designer also created custom button links, so as to not rip of designs from the web (remember people: just because you found it online DOES NOT MEAN IT’S FREE!)

Nick wanted a form for people to apply for positions.  So we used our form builder that is easily customizable, so if he wants to add/omit changes-he can!  He also wanted to incorporate work gallery to showcase what services they provide.

We were really pleased with how Pro-V Painting turned out-lots of color (paint, hello!) and design.

If you want to checkout our themes, you can see what can begin your very own beautiful website.  And if you want to check out the promotion that Nick and Pro-V Painting took advantage of, click HERE. We’re up for any and all website challenges.