Free Photo Resources

There are numerous ways to get photos and use them on your website.

Unfortunately some of them are illegal.

Copyright law and intellectual property licensing and use is one of the most difficult things I have to explain to most website owners.

This is a semi-frequently curated list of online resources that I recommend you consider using. Read More …

Dance Arts Iowa – Website

various device mockups showing the Dance Arts Iowa website

Trude’s students and their parents wanted to use their smartphones to get information on classes, download forms to sign up, check the calendar for performance and practice schedules, and to see photos and videos of their past performances.   Using a new color scheme was also required.

Her business’s Google Calendar now displays on the website.  She and her authorized teachers can make changes to the Google Calendar and the website displays it in an easy to read format for all of the students and parents to see.  Also, whenever a new article is published on the website it sends an email to subscribers telling them of the new post. Read More …

Never Miss a “Contact Us” E-mail Again

Most websites have an inquiry form or “Contact Us” feature. This lets you enter a message and send it via an e-mail form on the website. Unfortunately, sometimes this doesn’t work properly and you never actually get the message.

This usually isn’t your website’s fault, it’s often due to problems with your e-mail servers.  No matter how it happens, if an e-mail fails to reach you it can be a serious problem.

Luckily for you, Market Street builds your website with a feature that automatically makes a backup copy of your “Contact Us” messages for you to review online.

Read moreNever Miss a “Contact Us” E-mail Again

Facebook for Business

picture of a Facebook page for business

You may not know this, but, Facebook actually wants your business to succeed and grow.

How does Facebook want to help?  Facebook has articles on their site targeted at any business person that uses Facebook.  These articles are open to the world to view, you do NOT need to be a Facebook user to read and reference them (at least not at this time).  The ultimate goal of these articles are to help you generate more business or improve your interaction with your target audience.

Read moreFacebook for Business

Metamorphosis Pilates Center – Website

screenshot of Metamorphosis-Pilates.com

Donna Johnson Herring knew that she was taking a big step forward in creating a new Pilates & Yoga studio in an historic neighborhood near downtown Cedar Rapids.

With numerous responsibilities and deadlines piling up, Market Street was happy to help by taking the headache out of developing a new website for the business. Read More …

Hog Iowa T-Shirts – Website

screenshot of HogIowa.com

Gary wanted to have a website that showcased his business selling custom designed farm themed Hog Iowa T-shirts.

The prior year I had helped him get a SquareUp online store setup and showed him how to use the app and check on his orders online. He wanted something more, but, wasn’t ready for a real e-commerce storefront and wanted to continue using SquareUp’s online store as his e-commerce solution.

I knew we were up against a very tight budget and came up with this “hybrid” showcase/online store using WordPress and WooCommerce. Read More …

LTM Sales – Website and Email Newsletter

screenshot of LTMSales.com

LTM Sales old website used to be difficult to maintain by the business owner and their staff.

They also wanted to be able to send out specific information tailored to specific groups of clients via email and were struggling with their previous method to do this.

This website isn’t built for looks. It’s built for ease of use and has some special features under the hood that returns dividends to the business every day. Read More …

Tyler Roos Artworks – Website

screenshot of TylerRoosArt.com

Mount Vernon-Lisbon area local (Lisbon resident) artist and art educator Tyler Roos had a very specific vision of what he wanted his website to look like.

I was very fortunate to have been able to create a website fairly true to his vision… Read More …