What Is Responsive Web Design & Why You Need It?

Posted on: March 22nd, 2017 by Sarah Whitney | in Blog, Design, Web No Comments

Mobile-first and fluid responsive designs have become the new standard.
Responsive web design is a relatively new approach to website design that ensures users have a good viewing experience no matter what type of device they’re using. It’s become increasingly important over the last few years as mobile device ownership has exploded and has made the …

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Great News!!

Posted on: May 8th, 2015 by Scott Mills | in Blog, Design, News & Press No Comments

Opt(e)web is excited to announce that they are bringing on a new partner and owner Darren Marshall working along side Scott Mills.  He comes with a wealth of knowledge specializing in the combination of design and technology and is able bring web business applications into our services.
With the increase in technology and how people are accessing information, …

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CSS Preprocessing with SCSS – Part 1: Introduction

Posted on: April 23rd, 2013 by Aaron James Young | in Design No Comments

Hello, Opt(e)Web readers. I’m starting a new mini-series here. This series will be pretty technical, so if you’re not interested in such stuff, please check back for other material! To follow this series, you should be (at least) fairly proficient with HTML and CSS. I am planning to post five posts in this series:

Part 1 …

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Keeping busy with web design

Posted on: April 23rd, 2013 by Aaron James Young | in Design, News & Press No Comments

We’ve been expanding our web design portfolio with some new clients over the past few weeks. I’d like to mention some of the work we’ve been doing lately:

The Oregon Family Support Network (See OFSN in our web portfolio) first came to us almost two years ago! The project has evolved over time and has been …

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New Website!

Posted on: March 15th, 2013 by Aaron James Young | in Blog, Design, News & Press No Comments

We’ve launched our new website! Getting the design up was Phase 1 – now we start Phase 2 where we rearrange, clean up, and add more content.
Sometimes, with client work happening all the time, it’s difficult to take the time to maintain and upgrade our own web presence. A while back, I put together the …

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Pros and Cons of using premade WordPress themes

Posted on: February 20th, 2013 by Aaron James Young | in Design 1 Comment

I’d like to feature another article that is especially relevant to our business and our clients. This article is edited by Paul Boag, a UK-based designer and web consultant, and appears on If you create or own websites, I highly recommend to pay attention to Boagworld and Paul’s work. It contains much good advice …

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Web Design trends to watch for in 2013

Posted on: January 7th, 2013 by Aaron James Young | in Design No Comments

Each year in early January, many web-related blogs post articles with headlines like this one. Rather than rehash this myself, I’d like to comment on this one:
I’d like to touch on a few points made in this article, but I think the rest of the article is also a great read for our clients and …

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Best of the Mid-Valley

Posted on: April 29th, 2012 by Aaron James Young | in Design, News & Press, SEO and Marketing No Comments

Thanks to our customers and fans for voting for Opt-e-Web in the annual Salem Statesman-Journal “Best of the Mid-Valley” contest! With your support, we’ve been awarded a Gold Medal for “Best Web Design” and Bronze Medal for “Best Computer Support”!
We’ve also been featured in the Statesman-Journal’s “Best Professional Services” category overview article (you’ll have to …

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New website launches

Posted on: April 29th, 2012 by Aaron James Young | in Design, News & Press No Comments

We’ve been fairly quiet lately but that’s because we’ve been hard at work. We’ve launched two websites recently and have more in the works.
A couple weeks ago, we launched a new website for Creekside Golf Club in south Salem, Oregon. Creekside is an award-winning golf course that hosts many large events, including the NAIA college …

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Monday Morning Freebie – Salem Desktop Wallpaper!

Posted on: January 9th, 2012 by Aaron James Young | in Design, News & Press 2 Comments

Happy Monday Morning! It’s time for a new week, so we’ve whipped up a Salem-themed desktop background to freshen up your computer. Featured are:

the State Capitol & water fountains
Mt. Jefferson
a Douglas Fir tree
a blossoming cherry branch

Thanks to our awesome hometown clients for making this city a great place to work and live!
We’ve made the background …

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Registering and Renewing your Domain Name

Posted on: December 2nd, 2011 by Aaron James Young | in Design No Comments

If you have a website or want to start a new website, you’ve probably thought a little about your domain name (the address of your website). Domain names are leased from ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (sounds fascinating, huh? You can find them at Us regular folks don’t interact directly …

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