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Thoughts on Paid WordPress Themes and Their Drawbacks

Aug 18 2016
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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
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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

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

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
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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

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

Jan 28 2014
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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

Justin McBride Website Launches

Oct 31 2012
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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

Fetch Magazine by Taigan Blog Redesign

Oct 2 2012

Nashville Interactive recently helped our long-time friends at Taigan redesign their fashion/style blog Fetch. The fresh blog design is actually a mash-up of the old Fetch blog and their other blog Taigan Finds. We consolidated the two blogs, merging content, … Continue reading

Too Many Puppies – East C.A.N. Website Launches

Aug 24 2012
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Who doesn’t love dogs? Apparently lots of folks. Though don’t let that get you down because there are many, many more of us who do love dogs (and cats too I guess). While being an animal lover is one thing, … Continue reading

Joebros.org Launches

Aug 21 2012
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Joebros, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) organization that focuses on providing a “Fundraiser in a box” offering that gives ministries everything they need to hold a fundraising event. They do everything from food to music. The primary band is “On the … Continue reading

beBELMONT Animated Infographic Design Launches

Aug 16 2012
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Statistics can be fun. I swear. Infographics are a very popular way to make data presentation a little more palatable for the casual fan. Belmont University has done some really great things in Nashville, TN over the last decade in … Continue reading

Nashville Interactive Has A Brand New Website! (FINALLY)

Aug 13 2012
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Well here it is folks. After the longest “hiatus” between website redesigns in Nashville Interactive’s history, version 5 of nashvilleinteractive.com is FINALLY live. It’s been around three years since we’ve gone through a redesign and while the old site served … Continue reading

McGlobalExplorers.com Launches

Aug 2 2012
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Nashville Interactive recently launched mcglobalexplorers.com. The McCollough family has been to nearly every corner of the globe (including Antarctica) and wanted to bring their experiences to the masses. The site features an ecommerce storefront for selling explorer-themed gifts online as … Continue reading

Country Music Artist Amanda Nagurney Gets a New Website Design From Nashville Interactive

Dec 6 2011
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Nashville Interactive recently launched a fresh website redesign for country music artist Amanda Nagurney. Amanda needed a website that reflected her maturing career and that could be updated easily. The solution was a self-hosted, open-source content management system. This means … Continue reading

Nashville Interactive Launches Website for America’s Got Talent Finalist Alice Tan Ridley

Oct 20 2011
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Alice Tan Ridley first made a name for herself singing in the subways of New York City. She also wowed judges on the popular TV show “America’s Got Talent”. Alice went from the subway to the big stage and needed … Continue reading