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Blogs from February 2015
Did someone say Latin American cuisine at affordable prices in Vail? ¡Bueno!
Step outside the box as El Sabor is not your typical Mexican restaurant in Vail, Colorado. In fact, this distinctive new restaurant across from the Eagle Bahn Gondola in Lionshead Village specializes in Latin inspired dishes from Mexico, South America, Central America, and Spain, where you can set your sights on a street taco, or something more grandiose like Red Snapper Veracruz! So when El Sabor reached out to Avid Design to help with their website needs, we were left with no choice but to result to bribery and ridiculous hostage like demands for their food and speciality tequilas in order to stay energized enough to complete the project! That's our story anyway, and we’re sticking to it!
To keep their customer’s satisfied, we served up a new website complete with responsive design so that customers who were out and about in Vail could easily view the El Sabor menu on any mobile device and have the best...read more
Adventure-seeker and long-time Vail local Joey Saputo traded out the boards below his feet when he made the move from the Rockies to Big Corn Island.
Looking to start a Stand Up Paddle board company in the warm tropical waters off the coast of Nicaragua, Avid Design was contracted to help introduce and market his new company, SUP Corn Islands. Avid Design created an array of marketing assets for SUP Corn Islands starting with a fun logo that speaks to the island lifestyle, print collateral to establish the company’s brand, and a new website complete with responsive design, email collection for future marketing efforts, and a Captain’s Log for trip dates and reservations.
Book a trip down to see Joey and the crew and and try your hand at Stand Up Paddle boarding in his Caribbean tropical paradise. Not convinced yet? Then check out the photos and the good times to be had by visiting www.standuppaddlecornislands.com.
We all love Google, but you might be on their radar! Webmasters will be sent notifications from Google if their website isn’t mobile friendly (see image below for example that we just received for one of our clients). The reason this is important to webmasters, online businesses and ultimately you, is because your page rank in Google’s search may drop if your website isn’t mobile-friendly.
Take the hint from Google, because based on these warnings there’s a good chance that if your page isn’t mobile-friendly, they just might not share your site with the billions and billions of daily users. Google claims they have been experimenting with a mobile ranking algorithm since November, which eludes to mobile friendly / responsive design being a new key factor when it comes to your website’s Search Engine Optimization (SEO).
Blogs from January 2015
Evergreen Lodge at Vail offers the ideal combination of walk everywhere location, warm & friendly service and unbeatable value. Located between Lionshead and Vail Villages, their prime location makes for a lovely stroll to either village and if you’re not feeling a walk after a great day on the hill, take the complimentary town bus. Not sold yet? Evergreen Lodge also boasts on site dining at the Altitude Bar and Grill, as well as pet friendly rooms so you can bring along your furry best friend.
We could ramble on about all the great amenities Evergreen offers, but let’s start with one of the most important, their newly designed and amazing key card holders - just kidding. In all seriousness though, Evergreen Lodge came to Avid Design looking to revitalize their brand with an integrated marketing approach that included a facelift for their current logo, new identity & print collateral (including keycard holders!), and a new website. The new website features responsive design, email...read more
Pazzo’s Pizzeria came to Avid Design to redevelop their website. With 3 great locations across the Valley, Avid was tasked with creating one website that would encompass the needs all of their locations.
As part of the project, the Pazzo’s website included responsive design so customers can easily look up everything they need to know while on the go, and in the most user friendly way possible from mobile devices such as phones and tablets. As a final piece of the proverbial pie for this client, a weather module was added so you can check in on the daily forecast at the same time you’re deciding on your order.
Craving Italian food or pizza in Vail? Then check out the new Pazzo’s website and go grab a slice or 2!
The phenomenon by which my idea's are transformed from concept to reality that strikes a balance between beauty and functionality is Avid Design. Thank You Avid for accepting every challenge,... read more