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Using Chatbots in an e-commerce Store

One of the biggest concerns facing online retailers is how to mimic the in-store experience for customers who want to speak to an actual knowledgeable salesperson.  Now through the advent of artificial intelligence technologies and the creation of talking avatars and chatbots who can engage with online customers and ask...

Podcast on ADA compliance for Websites

Michael Goldstein, the owner of VRG Web Design is also a licensed attorney in Massachusetts and has practiced disability discrimination law for over 10 years.  Due to his combined experience as a lawyer working with handicap individuals and his over 20 years of experience in website design and search engine...

Restaurant Marketing Challenges

One of the most significant restaurant marketing problems is obviously getting new people in the door. As many restaurant and food marketers are aware, consumers who use their cell phones to search for food convert at nearly 72%.  This is often because when someone is searching for food, they are...

Why Hire a professional Website Designer

Innovation and professional image are the keys to success.  However, to be innovative you need to be able to look beyond and improve upon that which others may believe to be good enough.  With the limitations of mobile and responsive design, it is becoming even more important to stand out...

Revisiting the Origins of Web Design

I have been thinking about our original web design company, Animal 57 which launched way back in 1999, and how those relic websites have progressed since then. Those were the days of AOL, and Netscape, when most sites were created using Microsoft Frontpage, when data driven applications were still years...