8.01.2014
Serious Stuff

Not Your Typical Payroll Website

With a 50-year reputation for honesty, integrity, and amazing service, Southwestern Payroll has a proud history to celebrate. They deserved a website as unique as their company to help differentiate them from the faceless corporate competition.

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We continue to receive great feedback on the new look from our clients.

“You guys are awesome to work with.”
- Samantha Hartanovich, Southwestern Payroll
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7.07.2014
Serious Stuff

How to Move a Website to a New Host

What to do when moving your website

Nothing inspires the same stomach-dropping fear as the phrase “We need to move the website.” A website move requires some planning and preparation to pull everything off smoothly, but it doesn’t have to wreck your week.

The important thing! Don’t panic.
Don't panic
It’s doable. And you don’t need to be a techno-wizard or code monkey to get it done right. You just need to know the right questions and the right people.

Checklist: Moving Your Website

With all the logistics surrounding a website move, it’s important to focus on the most important questions:

  • How will this affect my domain name?
  • How will this affect my website files?
  • How will this affect my email?
  • What else do I have hosted there?

If you don’t know the answers, that’s alright. Give us a call and we’ll walk you through it.

1) What is the name of your domain registrar?
“Domain” just means the address for your website. Like a mailbox number.

For “http://google.com”, the domain is “Google.com.”

“Registrar” means the company handling your domain, like GoDaddy or Omnis.

You can find the domain registrar information by checking your site at: WhoIs.DomainTools.com

Help, I’m lost!If you have no idea what that means, that’s okay too! We’ll help you figure it out.

2) Who is your website hosting provider?
Your “hosting provider” company stores all the files, databases, and scripts to run your website. If your domain is your address, the “hosting provider” is your landlord.

Sometimes the same company handles both your domain and your hosting.

3) How do you currently handle email?
Does your company use an Exchange server?
Are you accessing email via Outlook?
How many emails do you maintain?

Email can be tricky, but this is an important part of any server migration.

4) What else lives on that server?
The website may only be one piece of the puzzle. Consider other ways your company might be using the server, either in the past or currently.

Are you storing any important files for clients or internal staff?
Are you running any web applications that connect to this hosting account?
Do you have any backups of either your website or other company assets on the server?
Are you running any eCommerce transactions through this server?

5) Decide how to proceed.
Once you have this information in hand, you can decide how you want to proceed with your hosting migration.

Make moving your website easy.

Need help moving your website? Give us a call!Need help moving your website from one host to the other? We can help. Our team has moved websites big and small. It doesn’t have to interrupt your business or your life.

Let the professionals handle it, so you can get back to business.
Give us a call at 918.518.6576 or
Contact Us today!

Additional Resources:

Google Blog: Making site moves easier

Google Help Center: Transfer, move, or migrate your site

Google Developers: Moving mobile websites


11.15.2013
Serious Stuff

Logo Design Services + Apparel: Women’s Event

Project: Event Branding & Apparel Design
Client: Sister to Sister
Event Director: Stephanie Guerrero

Sister to Sister brings Christian women across New Mexico together for fellowship and encouragement. They hired Aqua Vita to create a brand as a visual rally point for the community.

A 2-tone illustration celebrates the blending of a diverse audience, and reinforces the message “I’ve got your back.”

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11.01.2013
Serious Stuff

Website Design Services : Retail

Project: Custom Website Design
Client: Grogg’s Green Barn

Grogg’s Green Barn brings sustainable gardening to the Tulsa area. They hired Aqua Vita to bring their extensive collection of plants, natural products, and classes to light on the web.

creative website design

We referenced the green walls and red-iron beams of the store in the website design, matching the experience of walking into the actual store.

Website design  front page

They wanted classes and helpful information front and center, since their clients depend on them for the best garden advice. So we made the site easy to update as new information and plants come in.

Website contact form

“The form you’ve put on the site has been really good, we’ve gotten 10-15 people filling it out already, asking questions.”

- Carla Grogg, co-owner

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9.30.2013
Serious Stuff

Connecting Facebook & Email

Social media email integrationConnecting your email to Facebook helps you make connections, add fans, and get the word out about your business.

Did you know you can:

: Add your email signup form to any Facebook Page you administer?
: Auto-post your email campaigns to your Facebook Page or your personal profile?
: Pull in the most recent post from your Facebook Page to your email campaign?
: Add a “Like” button to your email?

Why connect Facebook & email?

1) Facebook fans may not last forever.
Remember MySpace? Exactly. With an email, you can follow your customers around the web, no matter what social network gains popularity tomorrow.

2) Facebook changes. All. The. Time.
With a Facebook Page, you become a sharecropper in Facebook’s digital space. And they’re notorious for changing the rules.

3) Connect with your fans over multiple channels.
Give your customers many ways to keep in touch with you wherever they go. This gives you one more chance to outshine the competition.

How can I make my email reach farther?

Give us a call: 918.518.6576. We’ll do a free analysis of your email and Facebook campaigns, with recommendations on how to improve.

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