one page websites

 

Friday Sept. 18, 2015


Coming soon, we will offer a new line of services with our One Page Websites!

Businesses need online presence to display information and to attract customers, but several companies are either just starting out or working on a limited budget. One page websites allow you to have a fast, easy, and low cost website, with your choice of business information and content to be displayed on the one page.We can change some colors to match your company logo, or leave a simple design with your choice of content and information.

  • A website will give you online presence, which is the fastest growing area of advertisement and business.
  • Customers expect online presence and look there first for information.
  • Your website will allow people to search for your business with Google, Bing, etc.
  • If you want to change or expand your site down the road, our system allows us to quickly use your page’s information. No wasted effort or time.

 

-Chris

The Hidden Windows 10 Seeding Setting

Tech Tip Tuesday

August 18th, 2015

You may or may not have already taken advantage of Microsoft’s Windows 10 free upgrade. If you have, you may not realize there is a default setting which allows your computer to send other people the updates. Now, this may not be a big deal to those with extremely fast internet speeds, people with fantastic internet security, or those with no bandwidth cap. If you don’t fit into all of those categories, then you may want to look into turning it off. Below we will go through the step by step process of how to get to the option, and what way to set it.

If you haven’t taken advantage of the Windows 10 free upgrade, everyone here at Compass Web strongly recommend making the switch. The free upgrade should show up as a small windows icon in the bottom right of your screen if you are running Windows 7 – 8.1.

Now lets get to how to change the setting on Windows 10 update sharing.

Step 1
First You will need to go to your setting section. This particular setting is relatively easy to find. If you are coming from Windows 7, it will be located where the start menu is, if you are coming from Windows 8 it will be where the button to go back to the tile screen is.
Step 2
Within the settings area, you will select the Update & Security icon. This menu will look different compared to Windows 7. Users of Windows 8.1 may notice the similarities.
Step 3
Now, as you see, is where things are starting to become hidden. It is here you must select Advanced options. You may have to scroll down if your computer has updates ready to be installed. A neat feature of Windows 10 is that it will wait until a time that you rarely use the computer to restart and install updates.
Step 4
Within the Advanced options screen is a Choose how updates are delivered link. As you can see, we have had to go through yet another menu to find this option. For most users, going this far into the settings would never happen. In this way, Microsoft has hidden this setting in a way that will prevent most users from turning it off.
Step 5
Now is where you get to actually check the settings. The toggle for on or off and two options. Because we have multiple computers, we allow them to share over the local network, allowing for us to not have to download the update from the internet multiple times, instead just sharing it between the computers. If you do not have multiple computers, then you can just set the toggle to off.
Hopefully this article has aided you in preventing the unwanted use of your personal bandwidth. If you have and questions, comments, or things you would like to see as a Tech Tip, shoot us an e-mail, call us at 618.665.3007 or find us on Facebook!

New Asus Dual-Core Laptop  $399  NEW

ASUS X551MAV-EB01-B(S) Notebook PC – Intel Dual Core Celeron N2840 2.16GHz, 4GB Memory, 500GB HDD, 15.6″ HD 1366 X 768 Display Notebook Windows 8.1 64-bit w/Bing – X551MAV-EB01-B(S)

Featuring a full-sized 15.6 inch HD display and the latest Intel dual core processor, the ASUS X551MAV is the perfect everyday notebook with the performance to tackle any task you throw at it— whether you’re studying or just having fun. With crystal-clear sound and picture thanks to ASUS SonicMaster and Splendid Technology, the X551MAV’s performance is notable

Features:
•15.6” HD (1366x 768) display great for home entertainment
•Latest Intel Bay Trail-M N2840 Dual-Core 2.16GHz (Turbo up to 2.58GHz) processor delivers the performance you need – from live streaming video content to web browsing and gaming, all at once.
•ASUS Super Hybrid Engine II­­—2-second instant resume from hibernation.
•Spacious Storage with 500 GB Hard Drive and 4 GB RAM

Design that Fits You

An elegantly textured finish for a comfortable grip while preventing scratches and fingerprints. The glossy screen and hidden hinge design complete the clean, seamless look and accent the display. ASUS developed Splendid Technology to provide four preset modes—Normal, Theater, Vivid, and Manual—to optimize your viewing experience. The ASUS laptop analyzes the image and fine-tunes it to your setting. Now you can study without fatigue to your eyes, scroll through photo albums with richer and more vibrant colors, and watch videos with crystal-clear sharpness and true-to-life visuals.

Easy Touch

Features Smart Gesture technology for easy and smooth trackpad navigation. Pinch-zoom in on pictures, scroll up and down, and swipe quickly between pages without ever needing a mouse. It’s all intuitive, just like navigating your smartphone or tablet. ASUS has matched the trackpad with a chiclet keyboard that’s been integrated into the body for a seamless, ergonomic design. And with IceCool technology, the palm rest—whose unique internal layout keeps heat-producing parts away from your hands—never rises above body temperature. You’ll be able to work and play for hours.

Hear the World Differently

ASUS’s team of sound engineers crafted SonicMaster technology to produce highest-quality audio output from built-in speakers. The sound chambers are larger—while maintaining the notebook’s thinness—allowing sound waves to fully expand outward. This results in reduced distortion with a deeper, richer bass. With AudioWizard technology, the sound is optimized with five different preset modes that fit your specific needs—whether you’re watching your favorite movie, streaming the latest album, or playing a video game.

ASUS X551MAV 15.6″ HD Dual Core N2840 4GB Notebook Product Details

ASUS X551MAV-EB01-B(S) Notebook PC
Enhance your computing lifestyle with the ASUS X551MAV-EB01-B(S) Notebook PC. This notebook offers you the power and the speed you need at your work. Geared with a Intel Celeron N2840 2.16GHz processor and 4GB DDR3 RAM, this notebook is all set to deliver superb computing and mobility. The 500GB HDD with a speed of 5400 RPM offers you enough space for storing all your files, downloads, music, videos, software and so on. Plus this notebook is easy to operate with its user friendly operating system, the Windows 8.1 64-Bit. Purchase the ASUS X551MAV-EB01-B(S) Notebook PC today.

What It Is And Why You Need It:

  • Intel Celeron N2840 2.16GHz processor; handles multiple tasks simultaneously
  • 500GB HDD; stores all your files and multimedia contents including music and videos
  • 15.6 in. HD display; excellent display performance
  • Windows 8.1 64-bit operating system with Bing; provides a secure and flexible computing platform embedded with the Bing search engine

Custom Web Design

Custom Web Design

With the advancement of technology, creating stunning custom websites takes a lot more than dropping a few custom webpage graphics and adding in a a bit of text. These days especially, building an engaging and useful website takes the knowledge of what each type of business needs and how to place it within the site to ensure that users can navigate the page easily. Luckily for you, at Compass Web Studio, we specialize in custom web design and provide the highest caliber products on the market for all of our clients.  Not only do we ensure that you have a great desktop page, we also integrate multiple forms of mobility and social media into every page we create.

To thrive in today’s online world you have to be mobile. Every page we create is built to be mobile ready and responsive. Here at Compass Web Studio we use today’s top design platforms to create your site, giving you the best possible performance on the web. This is the performance expected by our clients and potential clients. To view some of Compass Web Studio‘s latest custom website design techniques, check out our  custom web design portfolio. Get a sneak peek at what our highly skilled web designers and developers can do for you and your business!

When you decide to build a site, you need to build a concept. Having a customized concept for your particular site is essential. We help you through the steps of developing the idea that you want your page built on.

mobiletestThe concept and custom website design work hand-in-hand and differ from site to site. This depends upon the customer recommendations.  The custom website design is the end result of concept, page content, and web design related images customized for each of our clients’ recommended needs.

The focus of Compass Web Studio within each and every web design project, is always on the one major factor, the client. Our custom website design and development team is here to listen, create a concept, optimize it to fit your vision of your business.

Start your jump into the online domain by contacting us! For a free quote and consultation in getting a custom website design concept underway by contacting us through Facebook, PinterestLinkedin, Twitter or E-mail us at info@compasswebstudio.com.


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Toll Free: 844.765.7462
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Louisville, IL 62858

 

 

Mobilegeddon is out, What you need to know.

What is ‘Mobilegeddon’?

Everyone knows Google. It’s the dominate search engine holding around 65% of searches. Recently they announced that they would be changing their algorithm for mobile-searches. This change was meant to give results that are optimized for their device. What this means is when someone searches from a device other than a computer, a non-mobile friendly page will lose ranking. Due to the the massive impact this will have on SEO, it has been nicknamed, ‘Mobilegeddon’. Before the announcement 52% of Fortune 500 companies already had their site mobile ready.

pullQuoteMobilegeddon3When it comes to staying connected, smart phones and tablets have taken over. The proof is in the statistics. Over one-third of mobile users are exclusively using their device to purchase and seek out information. Despite the name ‘Mobilegeddon’, Google is only standardizing what the consumers already want. Consumers are less likely to stay on a site if it is not optimized for their device. If you don’t sell products online, you may feel this doesn’t affect you.  However, 65% of mobile users research online and make the purchases in store. If your site isn’t mobile friendly,then you’re loosing customers.

Google stated yesterday, “…we want to ensure that when you search on Google you find content that is not just relevant and timely, but also easy to read and interact with on smaller mobile screens.”

What can we do to help you?

Finding out if your website is mobile ready doesn’t have to be complicated. Head over to the developer section of Google and try out their test. That test is a great starting point, but you may need to do more. Different websites will take different amounts of work to make them mobile-friendly. Give us a call or e-mail with your sites address and fin out exactly how mobile ready your site is and how we can prevent ‘Mobilegeddon’ for you.

Call Us at 618.665.3007
Toll Free: 844.765.7462
Email Us at info@compasswebstudio.com