Invisalign Is Sometimes A Great Alternative

Orthodontics is a very important specialty that without, many of our lives would be quite different and most likely less enjoyable to a degree. Most people are not born with properly aligned teeth and can have some issues with their upper and lower jaw lining up properly. Jaw alignment issues can contribute to dental and gum disease, tension headaches later in life and also cause uneven wear of teeth especially if one grinds their teeth in their sleep. An orthodontist must first educate themselves by way of obtaining a Doctor of Medical Dentistry (DMD), Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS), Doctor of Dental Surgery or Doctor of Dental Science (DDS) before they are able to be accepted into a orthodontics residency program. Here, for 2-3 year they gain the education and training needed in a hospital or university setting where they mainly focus on fixed straight wire appliances or what most people know as braces. This particular teeth straightening method has been around for many years and it being applied with stainless steel brackets and metal wiring is still the most common, effective and economical way to correct crooked teeth and jaw alignment issues.

Anyone who wants to have their smiles corrected would likely want to make sure that the orthodontist they choose knows exactly what they are doing and has the proper experience. After they graduate with any of the aforementioned scholastic accolades and attend an orthodontic residency, anyone who can now officially consider themselves an orthodontist has had to stand before members of the American Board of Orthodontics (ABO) and give an involved and detailed presentation about six individual cases where they administered orthodontic treatment. Here, they present their cases and defend and explain the clinical decisions they made. They also put the results of their treatment on display using many photographs and give detailed descriptions of their methods. If the board members are satisfied with the information provided by the aspiring orthodontist during their presentation and they also pass the written exam administered by the same board, they can then be officially considered board-certified orthodontists. Many at this point begin their own practices by providing a variety of smile correction procedures that range beyond just braces, but also methods like Invisalign as well.

Invisalign is the newest and most impressive orthodontic procedure that the industry has ever seen and in many cases, it is capable of producing the kind of quality results that braces can. Not everyone is a perfect candidate for Invisalign but for those can achieve satisfactory results that will make them feel better about showing their teeth by having this treatment administered by an orthodontist, whether the end result is perfect or not may not be the point. Orthodontists are in the confidence-building business as much as they are the malocclusion-correction business, but they are never going to treat their patients with a smile correction method that is not going to produce results that are in the best interest of their patient or ones that they cannot proudly stand behind. Most orthodontists are extremely detail-oriented people who consider themselves perfectionists and although the majority of them are willing to take a pragmatic approach when it comes to teeth alignment, most see their work as a direct reflection of their skill level and their ability to deliver quality outcomes. So, when Invisalign is not the ideal solution, they will often recommend and install one of several different kinds of braces depending on how concerned their patients are about the self-conscious factor.

Braces are typically made out of and installed using stainless steel brackets and inter-connecting metal wiring. Most children who receive braces wear this economical and effective choice because there is no good reason to pay extra or risk using a less durable material for children when they do not have the fear of judgment from their peers to worry about. Braces for adults however, are a completely different matter altogether because the older a braces patient is, the more uncommon it is for them to have braces. In these cases, adults often appreciate having the option to have their braces applied using either clear plastic brackets or ones made out of ceramic. Either of these options make the process less conspicuous to the outside world and can lessen the anxiety the patient feels during the time they are undergoing treatment. Lingual braces are more expensive and tedious for an orthodontist to apply because the brackets go on the backside of the patient’s teeth, but this can be a viable option as well depending on what an orthodontist thinks about one’s individual circumstances.

Check Out What An Accounting Firm Can Do For You

Having a plan in this life is more often than not, a better plan to have than not having a plan at all. Was that a bit redundant? Perhaps it was, but that could be because I’m trying to prove a point by using the effective art of repetition, which in itself, is also redundant because the two words are synonymous. Benjamin Franklin said, “If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail” and if one of the most important and influential forefathers of our great country had any wisdom to hand down to those of us who came after him, I’d say that was definitely some of it. Freedom lies at the center of any open-minded individual who has ever experienced any form of tyranny in their lives, and the freedom to do what we want for a living, live where we want to live, and conduct our lives in the way that we want to are all general concepts of freedom that hundreds of millions of people enjoy today in the US. Having the freedom to worship the way that you want to worship is great too, but it seems that religious tensions between different Christian sects in this great land of ours, have curtailed a great deal as the West VS. East global conflict in many ways is winding back up. Be that as it may, but Benjamin Franklin also said, “Do not anticipate trouble, or worry about what may never happen. Keep in the sunlight”. This means that we’re supposed to enjoy our lives and although there may be unforeseeable, disastrous events that may occur during our lives, we should live in the now and enjoy every fresh breath of air that we breathe, in every free moment that we’re privileged enough to experience.

Well, this Ben Franklin stuff is all fine and dandy, but if you analyze both quotes, you’ll see the dichotomous nature of this life that we live. One quote is telling you to look to the future and make a plan, while the other is telling you to not worry about it and enjoy the day. These seemingly contradictory quotes from the same great man don’t in any way suggest that the man was confused or delirious, they just indicate that things aren’t that simple. Perhaps it suggests that a life of moderation, to a degree, is our best chance at experiencing some joy and that we can also prepare for the future at the same time, even though that might not be as joyous of a way to spend our time. Either way, no extreme (not that Benjamin Franklin was in any way an extremist, although he was considered a revolutionary…hmmm) on either end of just about any spectrum is an intelligent position to take, but there are strong opinions that one ought to have about certain things. Preparing for one’s financial future is perhaps one of those things and in the essence of living in the now, there are still ways to enjoy your life while finding a way to not be too preoccupied with the idea of either. If you’ve got some assets, a 401k plan, stocks, bonds, or savings for retirement, then it’s certainly a good idea to make contact with an accounting firm to make sure that you’re doing everything you can to secure your financial future.

They say that money never sleeps, and that means that it can work for you 24/7, if you’ve got it in the right places and the right money markets. A 401K plan can be a good start, but unless you’ve been contributing a decent percentage of your salary to it for your entire career with a generous matching contribution from your employer, you may not have enough by the time you want or should retire. We’re not meant to work our whole lives and “Men are that they might have joy”, so if by any chance we weren’t able to experience much of it during our careers, we should certainly be able to get a taste of it in our old age, at the very least. Many people who were close to retirement age 10 or 15 years ago, were thrown a serious curve ball during our most recent economic downturn, and they had to delay their retirement because their investments portfolios took a major hit, as a result of the recession. That’s why a 401K audit is required now by the federal government for all publicly traded companies, along with the rest of their relevant financial reports to make a determination of how well they’re doing, so all of our financial futures can be more accurately forecast.

Look Into A Mortgage After You’ve Learned To Live Within Your Means

Are you at that point of your life where it’s time to settle down and start acting responsible? You may feel that it’s time to buy a house, but have you even looked into the process and seen what it entails? You may have heard of people you knew were buying homes 10 years ago and it sounded like a piece of cake. Well, then it was but things have changed to a great degree since it turned out that the cake that millions or people were taking their piece from was rotten, and was without much substance.

Sometimes things are too good to be true and just because the American economy was riding at an all-time high then, and home construction was as well, shouldn’t have meant (history has proven that it didn’t actually) that there wasn’t going to be consequences for irresponsible loan practices and people making bad investments. So many people were qualified to buy homes that never should have been, then as soon as there was a slight shift in the job market and the adjustable mortgage loan rates came to fruition, then all of a sudden millions of people couldn’t afford their homes anymore. Hopefully there was a valuable lesson learned, hearing of people losing their houses and being foreclosed upon didn’t use to be a very common story, but in the last decade it’s become an American cliché.

Well, the negative connotations associated with new American clichés like the mortgage crisis and school shootings, need to be turned around and we need to open our eyes and take action in order to accomplish that 180 degree turn. I’ll have to reserve the topic of school shootings for another time, but mortgage loans are still a hot topic as we’re still pulling ourselves out of the mess that we got ourselves into, one foreclosure and short-sale at a time. An FHA residential loan is backed by the federal government and affords the average, working-class American the ability to purchase a home using a down payment for as little as 3.5%.

Traditional loans backed 100% by the mortgage lender, depending on your renter’s/mortgage/employment history, debt-to-income-ratio and other determining factors, may ask for 10-25% of the home loan as a down payment. That’s an insane amount of money in a market like Denver, CO, for example, where average home prices have risen to a quarter million dollars or more. I don’t even want to think about cities like Miami, or San Francisco. All I know is that I don’t think that I could ever make enough money to save up 25% for a home close to a million dollars or more.

For the typical working class family or an individual looking to invest in home ownership, a FHA loan is often the only plausible choice available. If you’ve been thinking about investing your money instead of throwing it away on rent every month, then a FHA loan is almost surely going to be something that you should educate yourself on, especially if you haven’t been preparing to buy a home for years by saving a decent chunk of your monthly earnings. Assuming that you have a credit score of 580 or better, then the down payment required for a home that you want to purchase is going to be at least 3.5%. If you don’t have the money personally, then perhaps you need to just buckle down and develop the discipline required to put yourself into the correct mindset for buying a home. However, the entire 3.5% can be covered with gift funds if you happen to have a parent or benefactor who wants to help you do something decent with your life by getting you into an FHA mortgage.

Whatever the case may be, buying a home is a commitment and although it’s become another American cliché that commitments don’t mean anything, and you can just bail out of any given commitment like marriage or a home loan, you should never see this decision as something like that. Commitments require integrity, responsibility and hard work in order to maintain and keep, so no matter where you’ve come from or what you’ve heard, getting ‘bailed out’ isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. It’s all of our responsibility to turn the tide of some of the alarming trends that have been developing in our country. Wouldn’t you like to be a part of the solution instead of the problem? Well, you can be by beginning to live within your means and developing some self-control in whatever lifestyle you choose to identify with, especially if you want that lifestyle to include home ownership.

Web Development Is The Future, And The Future Is Now

The way that we, as a people, seek out and receive information has changed a great deal with the technological advancements that we now have at our disposal, namely the internet. The internet has replaced the need for phone books, newspapers and soon enough, actual tangible books will probably stop being printed, because so may people just buy and download entire books off of the internet. It’s a crazy thought but with each passing day, coming to terms with all of this is in your best interest, because it’s unstoppable force that is capable of changing the world forever, and to be honest, it already has. The internet is a virtual place where we can all come together, learn, share and grow. Isolationism can still exist in a geographic or physical sense, but if the internet is available for use, then never again will anyone have to be isolated from information and ideas. That’s a beautiful thing and for all of the ugly problems that we’ve created and need to solve in order to keep from destroying ourselves and the planet on which we live, technology is going to be the key to solving them, in many different forms.

Web development is a growing career field that exponential growth is still expected in for years to come. Colleges and universities of the world, whose purpose is to prepare the next crop of career-minded individuals with the tools they need, are constantly changing their curriculum to accommodate specific industries where job creation is needed the most. The field of web development and other closely related fields are coming together in a way that become more clear every single year. Advertising and marketing has completely been flipped on its head, and although bus benches, billboards, radio and television still exist and to a certain extent, are viable mediums with which to get a company’s message out to consumers, they’re being taken over by the internet. Even radio and television are gradually morphing into hybrids with who is or will be, at least half internet.

As the fiber optic cable infrastructure continues to expand in developed cities and nations around the world, the speed with which people are able to use the internet for all kinds of things increases. In fact, the only obstacle standing in the way of internet-based TV, is the immense amount of data transmission involved with watching live broadcasts, and the accompanying infrastructure that is needed in order to accommodate the huge amount of data. Web developers are going to be the facilitators of all the changes that occur in this regard, and they’re going to be depended upon to create solutions for the obstacles that are going to present themselves along the way. But in the meantime, their main job and focus is to increase their client’s internet presence and that in itself, is often a tall order.

Search engines like Google have made sense of the internet, and provided order and structure in ways needed to make it usable for us all. We all can’t be computer engineer wizards, so we need the people who are to help create logical and simple ways for simple people with simple needs to find what they need. It’s not fair to call the typical person stupid, because they don’t understand the way that the internet works in technical terms. As long as they know how to use it and in conceptual terms, how it works, they’re doing as well as can be expected. I’m not wizard, but I understand the integral role that website development companies play in the new, technological age and the growing need for them as time goes on.

We live in a world that continues to grow more specialized everyday. You can’t be a jack of all trades anymore and expect to know everything that any given expert knows in their particular occupational field. The devil is in the details, they say, and the details need to be intimately understood in career fields where rapid change is occurring. The need for web design and development is so apparent, that it’s considered one of the most needed fields for job creation on the planet. So, until computers are to the point that they can think and do things, and articulate details, that we as human beings can, web designers and anyone in growing technological fields should have solid job security for years to come. In my opinion, by the time that there is no longer a need for them, anyone reading this will be long gone, and there will be a whole new set of jobs for people, based on new technologies that people have barely just begun to believe are possible.

Day Camp Doesn’t Have To Be Boring

If you’re looking for ways to expand your child’s mind and you feel like you’re running out of ideas that they’re receptive to, then maybe it’s time to expand your scope a bit. There are all kinds of things that a responsible parent can do to help create a healthy and educational environment for their kid at home, but it’s important to understand that there are some things that you can’t do. They used to say that it takes a village to raise a child, well now everyone’s idea of what raising a child is all about makes their views vary wildly regarding the matter, but none-the-less, we all need help in the process of developing a well-rounded child. That’s why it’s important to find like-thinking minds to involve our children with, and when you and your child find those minds, you’ll probably also find that you, as a parent think a lot like their parents. Then, it’ll all become clear why your kids and their kids get along so well.

It’s a good idea to pick the brains of the parents who you are close with to get some ideas about how they raise their kids. You’d be amazed to hear some of the really simple tips that they may have for you, and that you may have for them that can make a huge difference in the way they’re able to get the behavior they desire out of theirs and your kids. You might find out that you’re doing a lot better job than you think you’re doing when you’re able to have an open and honest conversation with someone who’s coming from the same place that you are. It’s also within the realm of possibility when you bring up that you feel you’re running out of ideas for your kid, that they tell you to send them to the same day camp that they send their own kid to.

Day camp? You may ask. Yes, day camps are the same as summer camps but the kids don’t spend the night there. You drop your kid off and pick them up everyday like they were at school or something, but they interact with different kids and participate in activities all day long. Many day camps have a variety of activities that the kids are able to participate in, many of which stimulate the mind and others that are designed around physical activities. Get online and do some research, you may decide that there are some summer overnight camps that sound great too, depending on your kid’s interests. If your kid is an athlete, then you won’t have any problems finding all kinds of camps that specialize in teaching your kids how to play a specific sport better, especially the traditional ones like baseball, basketball, soccer, tennis and football.

If your kid is more of an intellectual, then there are  all kinds of overnight and day camps that are directly geared towards stimulating the young, intellectual mind, like science and chess camps. Whatever your kid is into, I’ll bet that their friends have similar interests and their parents are aware of things that you may have never thought of before. And on the flip side of that equation; you probably know about things that they have no clue about, so collaborating with them about these and other things can be an awesome way to come up with some more ideas about getting your kid everything they need when your tank happens to be running dry on the subject.

It’s possible that you find a camp that you and your kid are excited about, but you don’t want them around boys that will surely distract them from what they’re trying to learn. Well, there are girls summer camps where there isn’t a little boy anywhere in sight to take your daughter’s eyes away from their studies or whatever it is that they’re trying to learn about. The same things exists for boys camps as well, but parents don’t seem to be near as concerned about their boys getting distracted as their girls, probably because they know that trying to keep a boy from getting distracted is a futile exercise.

Don’t underestimate the kind of information that just asking some of your kid’s friend’s parents about could yield. As long as they’re some people who you believe are raising their kids as well as you are and value the same kinds of things, then they should have some valuable opinions that you respect and can take some good things away from. Just understand that no matter what your kid is or isn’t into, there’s a summer or day camp available that they’d enjoy thoroughly.

Adults Can Wear Braces, Too

InvisalignIt may seem like it’s not a very likely option, but adults can benefit from the effects of wearing braces just as much as children and teens can. It’s not to say that it’s improbable for an adult to get good results from wearing braces – braces after all are extremely effective in producing good results, which is why they are so often worn. Braces have helped improve the self-esteem of thousands of patients, and they can certainly help you too. It’s just that braces have a stigma to them, and for many people who need to have a professional appearance, it’s just not the best option. In order to learn as much as you can about your specific case and what braces you can use, you will have to talk to an orthodontist.

The orthodontist will talk to you about all the options that are available. There are four very common types of braces available to each patient. Those are metal braces, clear braces, lingual braces and invisible braces. Which treatment option is better suited for you will depend on what your orthodontist thinks and what your personal preferences are. The both of you will need to be in agreement about this, as the orthodontist will have your best interests in mind.

Before you start thinking that you have no other choice but to wear braces, remember that you may not even need braces in the first place (provided that your case is more on the milder side). Your orthodontist can suggest the use of retainers or spacers, depending on your needs, and you can start orthodontic treatment through those tools. They are very common and they are very effective in aligning the teeth correctly for those that they are built for. It’s possible that these may not be enough for you, and if that is the case, then your orthodontist will suggest that you switch on over to the use of braces instead.

The first type of braces that we will take a look at are steel braces (you can also call them metal braces or traditional braces). These are the ones that we think about when we hear about braces, and usually the last ones that we want to wear. But it’s important that you know how they work. The brackets are glued to the front of the teeth and those wires that are connecting the brackets? Those are tightened by the orthodontist, which is part of the treatment process. As they are tightened, your teeth get more into proper alignment. This option is not the best for adults, and you can imagine that would be because you have to create this appearance of professionalism in the office or in the corporate office – especially if you have a job that deals with clients.

There are other options available. You can choose to wear clear braces if that’s the thing that you prefer. These aren’t exactly invisible to the naked eye, but they are nowhere near as obvious as metal braces, which contrast to the whiteness of the teeth and reflect light because of the metal. The brackets are made of invisible material, but there are still wires that connect them across your teeth. They work exactly the same, and they are cost friendly and effective. If you still need discretion, there are two more options to look into.

You should look into the option of wearing lingual braces (some call it hidden braces). They function with the same bracket and wire system, with a significant difference: they are glued to the back of the teeth instead. The orthodontist has to be more careful when it comes to putting them on and tightening the wires. You can imagine that these are not that comfortable to wear. You will also have to be eligible to wear them. They are an effective means of treatment, but they are not easily adaptable for everyone depending on the way they fit. You will have to talk to your orthodontist about that. It may be all worth the trouble, however, as the only person who will be able to tell that you are wearing them will be your orthodontist!

You also have the option of wearing invisible braces (you know what Invisalign is, right?). These are clear, plastic aligners that are created through a computer program after it has made a 3-D scan of your current mouth layout. You will have to periodically exchange your current aligners with a set of new ones, and this can end up being a costlier option than the others. But these aligners are very comfortable to wear and are put on like mouth guards. Whether these are the better option for you will depend on what you prioritize more.

Web Developers Are The Lewis And Clark Of The Grand Internet Expedition

This is a complicated world and there’s no way that we’re ever going to be able to come up with every solution for the problems that we’ve created without a divide and conquer sort of approach. We need to simplify things whenever possible, this is especially critical with regard to our own lives and the things we need to do to produce some semblance of harmony within them. Once, we’ve got your own lives in order and our business or whomever we work for is stable, then we can move onto trying to solve problems that exist on a grander scale. In the meantime though, establishing a firm foothold in whatever business or industry that we’re a part of, is a good way to provide ourselves with what we need, so we can stand strong on our own two feet, and then be able to help those out around us.

More business usually equals more revenue, that is if you’re doing things correctly. In today’s day-in-age, you could be comfortable with what you’ve got and not really feel the need to be greedy. That’s not a bad thing, being content and grateful for what you have is fine. However, the more that you have or are able to generate, increases your ability to perform philanthropic acts that can better the world. So, if you don’t need the extra business, but you’d like to improve your community and make this world a better place, it’s not greedy to go out and grab a bigger slice of the pie. And, if you’re the best at what you do, then doing anything else wouldn’t really make much sense in the grand scheme of things. So, it’s time to maybe consider the internet and what it’s capable of doing for you and your company. Web development is a growing industry that is bursting at the seams, because the benefits of it have become so clear that anyone vying for a larger piece of the cake, is looking for the best way to go about getting it.

Web development is important to any company or cause whose goal is to increase profitability or exposure. Even if you’ve got all the business that you can handle, it can help you more efficiently bring in that business and if nothing else, free up some time for the things that you love to do in life. Why spend valuable money on old, antiquated and ineffective forms of advertising when you can have a website developer do everything for you. The internet has changed the way that we do everything; it’s changed the way that we look for information, it’s changed the way that receive that information, and it’s changed the way that we report and make that information available. They call it the information super highway and even since that term was coined by none other than good ol’ Al Gore, it still conveys that idea and the internet’s capabilities quite nicely.

The internet is a complicated and confusing place with many dead ends and ways to get lost. What web developers do is make sense of it all by surveying the landscape and drawing maps, so our companies can get to where we want to go. And, more importantly, so our customers can find us and receive the information that they’re looking for. Think of a vast and unexplored wilderness, and regard web developers as Lewis and Clark in this analogy. They’re the people who take the existing geography, then they survey and map it out, so that we can all explore freely and safely, and hopefully not get lost or left for dead. The goal on the internet for a web developer who creates and drives traffic to your website, is to make sure that there are no Donner Party tragedies in the process of getting visitors to your website.

In order for us all to get ourselves and our business to a solid state, we need to know where we’re at and where we’re going. We can’t all be Lewis and Clark, we’ve got other things that we need to handle. So, we might as well let the explorers and adventurers do what they want to do, so we can do what we need to do. This world takes all different kinds and it’s full of all sorts of specializations. Internet marketing, advertising and web design are all in the same vein, and an entire industry has emerged with hundreds of companies that claim to understand it the best. So, let’s take a little leap of faith and take an outstretched helping hand. If nothing else, it will just increase our reach and ability to do good things in this world, and keep us from getting lost in the process.

Web Design Is The New Way Of The Business World

Website design sounds like a pretty cool thing to some people, and why not? It involves art, design and computer skills in order to put together a cool-looking website for people to look at. People go to school to learn how to do it, and as time goes on, many more pertinent facets are being added to the curriculum. It used to be just graphic design, and don’t get me wrong, there are still just graphic designers that do just graphic design (logos, computer graphics art), but in any graphic design major curriculum, there’s webpage building and web development courses that are now required. That’s because, as the internet and the way we use it evolves, certain needs become more clear in terms of where more jobs are going to be needed. That’s why people go to school right? To learn how to do something so well, or at least get a firm grasp on the basics, in order to enter the job market and start their careers, so they can support themselves and perhaps their future families. State colleges and universities all over the world are in the business of training the next crop of workers for any particular need in the world that has emerged, and since people are often money-motivated, they’re eager to learn what they need to do make as much of it as possible. It’s the way of the world (for now) and will continue to be the perpetual, driving force until the way we think about the world and the people in it further evolve (no matter where they live or circumstance they’re born into), from a big picture perspective. So, for now, it’s time to get while the getting is good and make that money, and there are a lot of ways that web design is one of the most important aspects to getting started and sustaining business for years to come.

1. If you were born in the eighties or any time thereafter, I’m pretty sure that you understand the importance of having a website or some kind of online presence. You probably haven’t picked up a phone book for over a decade to find anything that you were looking for because whether you ever had the conscience thought about it or not, at some point it became clear and made more sense to just get on the internet and search for it there. The internet is so awesome in so many different ways, and it’s totally changed the way that we search for things in our lives that we need and want, it’s completely changed the way that we live our lives and it’s certainly, without a doubt, changed the way that we do business.

2. When’s the last time that you sat in a class somewhere where they did a roll call and read your name at some point to see if you were present? It may have been a long time ago, but regardless you surely remember a scenario where this happened, even if it was a long time ago. If you remember correctly, you’ll recall them going through the names on their in list in alphabetical order. Sometimes, someone would get crazy and read them in reverse-alphabetical order. That’s just how they did it because it was the basis used for organizing the people on any particular in any particular class. The internet is a completely different beast, and although I’m sure that there are some things that are sorted and categorized alphabetically, many other criteria are taken into consideration far before in order to compile a list of the things you’re searching for. So, it’s by no means like the phonebook when you search for something on the internet, that mentality really doesn’t compute with the internet. That’s why it’s so important for a web design company to understand exactly how it works, so they can help their clients get as high on the search engine list as possible.

3. Once a web designer puts together a clean, functional and user-friendly website for your business, they’re job then is to drive as much qualified and useful traffic to it as possible. That’s like setting up a detour on the streets for a bunch of window shoppers to direct them past your store front, so they can see it and maybe take a peak inside when otherwise, they may have meandered around without purpose, and never come across you and your business. Usually people have a specific reason to search for something though, either way it’s important to make it as easy to find you as possible.

I Had No Idea That My Old Web Designer Had Done Me A Serious Disservice

Do you like to get all jacked up? You know, bust out the ol’ Karate Kid soundtrack and pump up the volume to Joe Esposito’s, ‘You’re The Best Around’. Well, that’s exactly what I do every morning when I wake up, I even replaced my morning breakfast and coffee with just that song and it provides me with everything I need to make it through the work day until lunch. Then I crack six eggs into a blender and then add a cup of protein powder and drink it down like a champ, then I tell myself that I’m the best around. I didn’t used to be like this, I lacked confidence and was scared of my business failing. Then, I discovered the secret ingredient and then became the magnificent specimen that you see standing before you today. You may ask, “What’s the secret ingredient that you discovered? I sure hope it’s not that concoction of eggs and protein powder that you just mentioned”. Don’t worry, it’s not. Although, I would highly recommend it, it’ll make you grow hair on your chest and in other places that are really manly. The secret ingredient that I discovered was responsive web design and it changed my life by way of changing the way that I did business. I owe everything that I have to it at this point in my life, even my new found confidence and bulging muscles! There are some very good reasons that responsive website design was able to help me turn my life and business around, and I’m going to share an experience that I had with you today. Time to get jacked up!

I thought that my old website was great; it had an awesome flash introduction, a lot of vibrant colors and a sweet, inspirational song built in. There was also a whole ton of information about my company throughout the site. It turns out though, that it wasn’t so awesome, because I was pissing off my visitors who didn’t care for flash introductions or didn’t have the required software to run them. Also, the vibrant colors that I thought looked great were apparently too loud and even further upset my viewers. Then, I found out that the song that I played, usually after about 10 seconds of them bringing up my website, even further irritated my potential customers, it even downright offended some of them apparently. I wish I could find my old web designer so I could choke him out, but he’s tattooing douche bags in Phoenix, AZ now and I don’t have time for that.

Luckily, I was at a dinner party with some friends about six months ago and was drinking some beer and talking about my website and how awesome it was. A web designer, who was also in attendance, overheard me and asked if he could see it. I said, “Heck yeah bro, you’re gonna love this”. He asked for the website name and I gave it to him, then he pulled out his smartphone and typed it in. I looked over his shoulder as he held the phone in front of him, so I could see as well. He found the website after I corrected the spelling of it several times for him, then when he clicked on it, an error occurred on the screen. I was perplexed but then again, I never tried looking my site up on a smartphone before. “Your phone must not be very smart”, I told him and then laughed out loud, looking around for approval from the other guests. Then I told him to hold on and I went and found the host of the party and asked to borrow their laptop. They looked at me weird and then disappeared around the corner, then came back with one and told me to keep my beer away from it. “No problem, relax”, I said and then I retuned to the backyard and sat down and looked up my website. The web designer sat down next to me and I told him that he was going to love the song that was about to play once I opened it up. I clicked on my site and then got another error, stating that the computer didn’t have the updated flash program that it needed to run. I was disappointed.

Then, over the course of the next hour, this man was kind of enough to tell me everything that my web designer did wrong, which happened to be almost everything. My website shouldn’t have a flash introduction, a song, any of the vibrant colors or any of the overwhelming amount of information on the first page that it had. After that, he became my website designer, put together a simple website and starting driving traffic to it. My business has been booming ever since!