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Are You Paying Enough Attention to Local SEO?

Aug 14 2017

Google and the other search engines have essentially killed the effectiveness of the Yellow Pages and other print directories, both in Nashville and throughout North America. That means that in order to reach the same buyers you would have in … Continue reading

Thoughts on Paid WordPress Themes and Their Drawbacks

Aug 18 2016

It’s no secret that we think WordPress is a great thing. Nashville Interactive uses it as the CMS (content management system) on 90% of projects we do. While it’s a very flexible and easy-to-use system, there’s a trend of developers … Continue reading

A Three Website Week

Aug 5 2016

Every week is busy but this was a big one. Many weeks see the launch of a website and sometimes even two but this week Nashville Interactive had a hand in three website launches, including a revamp, a redesign and … Continue reading

Why Your Small Business Should be Using E-Commerce

Jul 24 2016

A lot of small business owners tend to think that e-commerce is just for big businesses with dedicated online stores. Few things could be further from the truth. If you have products to sell, you should probably be selling some … Continue reading

3 Steps to Help Musicians Cultivate Their Online Brands

Mar 30 2016

Establishing the right brand is critical to musicians and bands. In fact, it’s even more important to performers than it is to businesses. That’s because people might keep buying products and services from a company, even if they don’t like … Continue reading

What Makes Internet Marketing Different in Nashville?

Mar 10 2016

Contrary to what a lot of Internet marketing “experts” would have you believe, there are differences in the way you approach the job of finding customers online in different parts of the country, and around the world. That’s particularly true … Continue reading

Two Reasons WordPress Development is a Good Investment

Feb 12 2016

Lots of business owners come to us asking for “a WordPress website,” which seems easy and affordable, but raise their eyebrows when we mention the topic of “WordPress development,” which they imagine will be technical and expensive. The reality is … Continue reading

Why Use a Subcontracted Nashville Web Designer?

Dec 14 2015

Occasionally, I meet with business owners and creative directors at other web design agencies across Nashville who are interested in working on a subcontractor arrangement, but have never given it a try. If you’re one of them, you might be … Continue reading

Restaurant Website Design – Green Hills Grille Nashville

Dec 10 2015

Nashville Interactive recently launched a fresh website for Green Hills Grille. The restaurant is a new take on an old west Nashville favorite. We provided custom design and development services with a focus on mobile usability via responsive design techniques. … Continue reading

5 Requirements for a Great Venue Website Design

Sep 17 2015

How do you make a great entertainment and music venue stand out online? I’m glad you asked — because here are the five things you need on a website that promotes your music and performance location: Great Photography Artists and … Continue reading

How SEO is Changing in 2015

Aug 17 2015

The one thing you can count on in Internet marketing, and especially search engine optimization, is that what worked in the past isn’t likely to be as effective today. In fact, we can see the world of SEO changing right … Continue reading

Why Every Musician Needs a Great Website

Jul 28 2015

Wouldn’t it be great if the business of being a musician really could be “all about the music?” In reality, The best artists know that marketing, promotion, and even branding are all necessary skills. You can’t make it in Nashville, … Continue reading

What to Look for in Nashville Web Design

Jul 20 2015

If you’re the kind of person who spends your days running a company, and not thinking about the ins and outs of business web design, then finding the right creative team to help you build a strong web presence can … Continue reading

Nerd Blasphemy: “Sass & Less Really Aren’t That Great*”

Apr 28 2015

I know that a lot of people will disagree and call me a blasphemer for saying so but… using Sass and Less for CSS really isn’t that great in my opinion*. The asterisk is added because I should say that … Continue reading

Custom WordPress Development vs Pre-Built WordPress Themes

Nov 3 2014

At Nashville Interactive, we are first and foremost a custom WordPress developer. WordPress is by far the leading content management system used for websites. There are a number of reasons for its popularity including ease of use, rapid development, a … Continue reading

Don’t Hide From Your Brand Behind Your Business

Oct 10 2014

You have a brand whether you like it or not. Musicians, businesses, You, Me; we all have a brand. Think of your brand as what people think of you. A brand is in everything that your customers, fans and friends … Continue reading

What Happened To Artist and Musician Brands?

Oct 1 2014

A quick disclaimer that this is basically a just a rant by the slowly aging designer in me. I can already hear myself saying, “back in my day…”. With that being said, when I think of artist or musician brands, … Continue reading

Website Design Companies and Using Self-Hosted Open-Source Solutions

Sep 25 2014

One thing that I strive for is transparency in the website design process. Open-source content management systems and working closely with clients are a couple of ways that Nashville Interactive achieves this transparency in website design. Clients love it. I … Continue reading

12th & Porter’s Music City Breakthrough Contest

Jul 22 2014

Nashville Interactive is proud to be a part of 12th & Porter’s Music City Breakthrough contest to help new artist development. The winner will receive a great prize package including recording time at Blackbird Studio, prime placement on MTV/CMT artists … Continue reading

Freelance Designer/Developer or Agency?

Apr 25 2014

A while back, I posted about The Advantages of Small Web Design Shops vs Agencies and thought it was time for a refresher on the topic. Being the former, I’m definitely biased, though I’m realistic about the limitations and advantages … Continue reading

A Nashville Interactive Take on Restaurant Website Design

Feb 4 2014

A restaurant website isn’t an overly complicated undertaking but as with all projects it should be taken seriously and focus on usability, quick access to key info like phone, directions and menus and should also build the brand. Usability When … Continue reading

World Travelers Tell Their Stories Via a New Blog Design for Belmont University

Jan 28 2014

Nashville Interactive just launched a fresh website design for Belmont University’s Lumos Travel Awards Blogs. The Lumos Travel Awards allow students to travel the world and engage in a wide array of projects to better communities abroad. The blog design … Continue reading

Mobile App Development vs A Dedicated Mobile Website Design

Jan 22 2014

The Question Clients are frequently asking the question, “Should we look in to developing a mobile app or create a mobile version of our website?” That’s a tough question and with more and more users relying on mobile devices and … Continue reading

Hot Restaurant, Cool Venue. Nashville Interactive Launches Websites for 12th & Porter and Music City Pizza

Nov 14 2013

The Nashville scene features awesome music and excellent food. Combine the two and you get 12th & Porter and Music City Pizza. Some of the best music in Nashville can be found at 12th & Porter and the newest addition … Continue reading

Belmont University Athletics Media Guide Launches

Sep 13 2013

We love Belmont University as a client. The work that comes out of these projects is always portfolio quality and fun to work on. The Belmont Athletics Department was looking to create a magazine-style flipbook for their media guide. The … Continue reading

Doug McCormick Website Launches

Aug 15 2013

We’re happy to have had a chance to design and develop a fresh new website for country music artist Doug McCormick. Doug’s new site reflects his evolving career and the down home feel of his music. The site features social … Continue reading

Belmont Massey Graduate School of Business Website Launches

May 15 2013

Nashville Interactive recently redesigned and handled the front end development for Belmont University’s Massey Graduate School of Business. The Massey School needed a website that was on par with its contemporaries and reflected the quality of the program. The final … Continue reading

Charleston Music Hall Website Launches

Apr 16 2013

Charleston Music Hall is one of the premiere music venues in Charleston, SC and Nashville Interactive is proud to report that we’ve recently redesigned their website. The building’s unique and historical architecture was used as inspiration for the site design … Continue reading

Nashville Interactive Creates Holiday Animation for Country Music Assosication

Dec 17 2012

It’s that time of year, which means spreading loads of holiday cheer and well wishes. Nashville Interactive was contracted by the Country Music Association (CMA) and tasked with creating an animation that highlighted their Keep The Music Playing program. (KTMP … Continue reading

Justin McBride Website Launches

Oct 31 2012

We’re proud to announce that our second website project for country music artist (and champion bull rider) Justin McBride is live on the internet. Nashville Interactive designed Justin’s original site several years ago and we were very happy to have … Continue reading