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Tripidee featured in Civil Beat

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One of my projects, Tripidee, was recently featured on Civil Beat. Thanks to Jason for taking the time to interview me and feature the website.

Tripidee is a travel planning website for people you like to research and plan their trips. When you do your trip research online you can save anything you find interesting to your Tripidee account in one click, from any website.

Read the article on Civil BeatGo to Tripidee Website


Join Our Free SEO Class This Saturday!

Create a multi-faceted internet marketing strategy to increase your brand recognition and learn how to promote your business online effectively and measure success empirically by attending our Online Marketing 101 Workshop this Saturday!

In this workshop you will learn:

  • How to research your potential online market.
  • How to reach your potential customers with search engine optimization.
  • How to reach your potential customers with online advertising.
  • How to reach your potential customers with social media marketing.
  • How to reach your potential customers with email marketing.
  • How to blend your offline marketing and online marketing efforts.
  • How to set goals for and measure the effectiveness of your website.
  • How to improve the effectiveness and conversion rate of your website.

Jumpstart Your Online Marketing Strategy With Our Workshop This Saturday!

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Are you making the most out of the opportunity of online marketing?

In world where attention is currency, it’s becoming increasingly difficult to attract the eyes and ears of your target market. The internet has drastically altered the way in which information is shared, and has had a profound impact on marketing.  With so many potential buyers actively using search engines, websites, apps, and social media, you have to be visible and provide the best experience to help them choose your brand.

One of the main ways that companies are establishing authority and gaining trust with consumers is by consistently creating valuable content through a variety of channels.

  • Google Ads
  • Social Media
  • Search Engine Optimization
  • Email Marketing
  • Content Marketing
  • Goal Tracking Analytics

In order to increase your brand recognition you should launch several marketing campaigns at once. By using one or more of these channels, businesses are able to build a positive reputation within their industry. It has become common for businesses to branch out and experiment with multiple networks with the aim of reaching the maximum amount of consumers, steadily building a rapport with its demographic and developing loyal followers.

Are you struggling with online marketing? What if there was an easier way?

Create a multi-faceted internet marketing strategy to increase your brand recognition and learn how to promote your business online effectively and measure success empirically by attending our Online Marketing 101 Workshop this Saturday!

In this workshop you will learn:

  • How to research your potential online market.
  • How to reach your potential customers with search engine optimization.
  • How to reach your potential customers with online advertising.
  • How to reach your potential customers with social media marketing.
  • How to reach your potential customers with email marketing.
  • How to blend your offline marketing and online marketing efforts.
  • How to set goals for and measure the effectiveness of your website.
  • How to improve the effectiveness and conversion rate of your website.

New Portfolio Project: Active Lion Real Estate

Active Lion licenses the use of the Active Lion Real Estate brand to members to run their own independent broker firm. What they needed to build their online presence was a website that would look professional and high-end with a warm, rich feel, that appeals to a wide demographic while conveying a complex message and creating trust. All of this on a short deadline!

We handled the project from setup to design. Achieving a professional, high-end look, and staying on deadline, was easy because we started from a template, then customized it (Themeforest has many high quality themes). To add warmth and richness, we added textured backgrounds and background images. To ensure that the website would appeal to a wide demographic, we chose stock images from Photodune (high quality and affordable) of various people and groups. Conveying a complex message was of utmost importance; to do this we used a video and broke the content up into multiple, easy to navigate sections. We also used animations on images and icons to breathe life into static content. Adding a team section and spending time on quality control to ensure that everything is pixel-perfect, creates trust and shows the company’s professionalism. The result is a functional, professional website that is easy to navigate, with a great look and feel.

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Celebrating DevLeague’s Newest Graduates!

DevLeague is celebrating the graduation of cohorts 3 & 4, with a total of 22 newly minded software developers! If you know anyone that is looking for some developers to hit the ground running, please invite them to WetWare Wednesday, April 8th in Honolulu, HI, to meet the class. Or if you want to hear first-hand what DevLeague bootcamp is like, you need to be there! DataHouse, part of DevLeague’s employer network and Hawaii’s largest IT consultant,  and Rocket Communications, innovative User Experience solutions provider, will be sponsoring the event and getting the first look at these software developers. To register for this free event please go to http://htdc.org/wetwarewed/ & sign up!

 

DevLeague has opened enrollment for their upcoming Part Time 26 week course on April 11th and Full Time 12 week course on May 26. If you haven’t heard about DevLeague, they are the only JavaScript Bootcamp and now offer financial aid. Located in Honolulu, HI.

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Support Code.org With AmazonSmile

AmazonSmile is the same Amazon you know, offering a simple and automatic way for you to support your favorite charitable organization through your purchase of eligible products. Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to the charitable organization of your choice.

On your first visit to AmazonSmile (smile.amazon.com), using the same account that you have on amazon.com, you will need to select a charitable organization to receive donations from eligible purchases before you begin shopping. Your selection will be saved, and then every eligible purchase you make at smile.amazon.com will result in a donation.

There are almost one million eligible 501(c)(3) public charitable organizations that you can choose from. We recommend supporting code.org. Why? Code.org is dedicated to expanding participation in computer science by making it available in every school and increasing participation by women and underrepresented students of color.

Launched in 2013, code.org’s vision is that every student in every school should have the opportunity to learn computer science. They believe that computer science and computer programming should be part of the core curriculum in education, alongside other science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) courses, such as biology, physics, chemistry and algebra.

Advocate for computer science by supporting code.org with AmazonSmile today!


Free Community Classes at Zendy!

Community Classes

Hello, we’re Zendy, a web design firm in Kapaa. We offer free community classes at our studio. Check out our upcoming schedule for our Intro to Computer Programming class! 

Intro to Computer Programming:

Learn the basics skills needed to launch a career as a web designer or web programmer: HTML, CSS, PHP, MySQL, and JavaScript.


DATES: March 11th, April 15th

TIMES: Wednesday evenings from 5 – 8 pm

LOCATION: Zendy Web Studio, 4-1435 Kuhio Hwy, Suite 201, Kapaa, HI 96746

DURATION: 3 hours

COST: No cost

AVAILABILITY: 6 – 8 people per class


Registration:

Due to the limited availability, please register today to be included in the next group. Contact our General Manager with the date you are interested in attending:

Email Tedra at tedra@zendy.net

Or call Tedra at 808.482.4099


Business Website & Online Marketing Workshops

Hello, we’re Zendy, a web design firm in Kapaa. Our workshops help Kauai small business owners leverage their website and online presence to grow their business.

Upcoming Workshops

Get Your Business Online

Learn how to start a business website the right way and lay a great foundation for growth.

Where: Zendy Web Studio

When: Saturday, February 21st @ 9 am

Duration: 3 hours

Cost: Free

In this workshop you will learn:

  • How to choose and buy a domain name for your website
  • What makes a website successful
  • Which resources are easy to use and most effective to build and launch your website
  • How to set goals for and measure the effectiveness of your website

Sign up today on our website!


 

Online Marketing 101

Learn how to promote your business online effectively and measure success empirically.

Where: Zendy Web Studio

When: Saturday, February 28th @ 9 am

Duration 8 hours

Cost: $150.00

In this workshop you will learn:

  • How to research your potential online market
  • How to reach your potential customers with search engine optimization
  • How to reach your potential customers with online advertising
  • How to reach your potential customers with social media marketing
  • How to reach your potential customers with email marketing
  • How to blend your offline marketing with online marketing efforts
  • How to set goals for and measure the effectiveness of your website
  • How to improve the effectiveness and conversion rate of your website

Sign up today on our website!


 

WordPress: From Novice to Ninja

Learn how to leverage your WordPress website with our tips, tricks, resources, and best practices.

Where: Zendy Web Studio

When: Saturday, March 14th @ 9 am

Duration: 8 hours

Cost: $150.00

In this workshop you will learn:

  • How to create, update, and manage pages
  • How to create, update, and manage posts
  • How to manage images and videos on your website
  • How to optimize your website for speed and performance
  • How to perform basic search engine optimization in WordPress
  • How to choose a WordPress theme
  • Which plugins the professionals use and why
  • How to make your WordPress website easier to use and navigate
  • And more!

Sign up today on our website!


New Portfolio Project: Tony’s Pizza Kauai

Tony’s Pizza, located in the Harbor Mall in Lihue, offers pizza, breadsticks, hot wings, sub sandwiches, salads, pasta bowls, calzones, and ice cream. And they deliver, from Puhi to Hanamaulu! We handled the development of their website, from setup to design, with an emphasis on clear navigation and search engine optimization. The outcome is a professional, user-friendly website.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Click here to view website or check out our portfolio to see some of the other work we’ve done.


New WordPress Plugin: Zendy Video Resizer

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New WordPress Plugin

We just released Zendy Video Resizer, a WordPress plugin, that automatically resizes embedded videos from YouTube, Vimeo, or Wistia to fit the full width of your content and also sets the height of the video to fit 16:9 ratio of HD videos.

Why did we make Zendy Video Resizer?

We created this plugin because we needed it for multiple websites and we kept writing the code over and over again. It works very well and will keep your site looking spiffy.

What does Zendy Video Resizer do?

Zendy Video Resizer looks for embedded code from YouTube, Vimeo, or Wistia (iframe tags) and resizes the video to fit the full width of your theme layout while keeping a 16:9 aspect ratio.

Does Zendy Video Resizer work with video services other than YouTube, Vimeo, or Wistia?

Only YouTube, Vimeo, and Wistia are supported at this time. Please open a support request if you would like other video services to be added.

Download Zendy Video Resizer

  1. Upload the zendy-video-resizer folder to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the Plugins menu in WordPress
  3. That’s it, Enjoy!