A Three Website Week

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 a brand new site. The revamped site was for CORE (Children of Restaurant Employees) and… Read More »

Why Your Small Business Should be Using E-Commerce

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 of them online. Here are a few of the biggest reasons why small businesses like… Read More »

3 Steps to Help Musicians Cultivate Their Online Brands

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 their branding, because of other factors like pricing and location. When potential fans don’t connect… Read More »

What Makes Internet Marketing Different in Nashville?

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 in Nashville, where we have a fun, diverse community that likes a little more personality… Read More »

Two Reasons WordPress Development is a Good Investment

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 that good WordPress development is neither, and goes hand-in-hand with strong business web design. What’s… Read More »

Why Use a Subcontracted Nashville Web Designer?

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 wondering what the benefits are. In general, there are two reasons to use a subcontracted… Read More »

Restaurant Website Design – Green Hills Grille Nashville

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. The site features online menus as well as downloadable versions, reservation and gift card integration,… Read More »

5 Requirements for a Great Venue Website Design

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 attendees alike want to know what the atmosphere of your venue is like, and there’s… Read More »

Optimizing a WordPress Website for Google Page Speed Insights

A running compilation of potential fixes for issues that arise from running Google’s Page Speed Insights tool. Eliminate render-blocking JavaScript and CSS in above-the-fold content You can add this to your functions.php file to move scripts into the footer. function md_footer_enqueue_scripts() { remove_action(‘wp_head’, ‘wp_print_scripts’); remove_action(‘wp_head’, ‘wp_print_head_scripts’, 9); remove_action(‘wp_head’, ‘wp_enqueue_scripts’, 1); } add_action(‘wp_enqueue_scripts’, ‘md_footer_enqueue_scripts’);

How SEO is Changing in 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 before our very eyes. Here are just a few of the most important ways search… Read More »

How To Add a Bevel and Emboss Effect To a Button With Only CSS

I know the classic bevel and emboss is a bit of a dated and heavy-handed Photoshop trick but sometimes when you’re developing a site from someone else’s design, you’ve got to go with the flow. That being said, I recently was presented with such a design and since the target audience was a little more… Read More »

Why Every Musician Needs a Great Website

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, or any other town, if you don’t know how to find and attract new fans…. Read More »