A blog of web design ideas, tips, articles and information for outdoor outfitters, hunting and fishing websites.
Likes vs Leads: Will Social Media Dependency Kill Your Hunting Business?
August 23, 2019 by A.J. Davidson
We’ve all witnessed it on social media. Typically observed in the middle of the year once Spring hunting and trade show seasons have come to an end, and outfitters have had time to begin filling out their schedules for the upcoming Fall & Winter hunting seasons. If you're still unclear with where we are going with this, please reference the screen shot image that is featured with this introduction.
With an active, extensive social media outreach and hundreds of photos featuring clients placed alongside successful harvests, one might ask, “Why is a hunting outfitter claiming to provide a premium service resorting to last minute solicitation of social media followers in order to operate their first-class operation?” Is it the exclusivity of the type of hunts being offered or the remote location of the outfitter, or is it the questionable legitimacy of the outfitter who posted this “Hunt of a Lifetime” opportunity on Facebook or Instagram? Besides, anyone can claim to be anything they want to be on social media, right?
3plains Welcomes Our Last Month's New Customers
July 23, 2018 by Ryan Trask
3plains is welcoming our latest and last month's website customers. The summer has been hot with new websites thanks to 3plains. In the months of June & July we have launched over 15 websites, almost two a week, but we're just getting started giving our customers sleek new mobile friendly websites.
Google is now migrating sites to mobile-first indexing
June 09, 2018 by Ryan Trask
The fact is, Google has switched to a mobile-first index, because Google users are using Mobile phones more than their desktop computers. It's just that simple. Look at your friends, family and colleagues. How are they viewing websites, shopping online and what devices are they using?
Website Photography - Taking The Best Photos
April 20, 2018 by Ryan Marincovich
Building and launching a new website requires a lot of different things, and for the hunting, fishing, and outdoors industry, photography is arguably the most important requirement. All too often we have clients approach us for a new website without any good photography. We have some tips for all you guides and outfitters out there to help you take the types of photos that will really enhance your website, and will truly show off what you have to offer.
Search Stats: Nearly 60% of searches now from mobile devices
March 30, 2017 by Ryan Trask
According to official Google statements, more than 50 percent of search queries globally now come from mobile devices and could possibly be up to 60 percent. This begs the question, if your website isn't mobile, why haven't you converted it to mobile / reponsive yet?
The Ever-Changing World of Website Design
December 22, 2016 by Ryan Marincovich
Responsive Design and the “Mobile First” Philosophy
September 14, 2016 by Ryan Marincovich
Responsive Design. A term that’s been thrown around so much in the last 5 years we hardly know what it truly means anymore. What is Responsive Design? What is Responsive Development? I break it all down in this article and why we created a hybrid of Responsive Design and Adaptive Design for our new website.
3plains Recognized for Superior Web Design Service
June 12, 2016 by Ryan Trask
3plains Recognized for Superior Web Design Service by Clutch, a Washington, D.C.-based research firm that’s focused on finding the best IT services firms.
Changing Web Companies
June 08, 2016 by Ryan Trask
For some clients, changing web companies is and can be a miserable and gut-wrenching experience - how to tell your old company you are firing them and then hoping your new web company actually can deliver what they say they can and are going to do.
3plains 10 Years in Business
October 27, 2012 by Ryan Trask
It's been 10 years since I first started 3plains. I wanted to highlight our first customer who has redone their website with us for the 3rd time now. Thank you to the Springer Family (Marshall, Colleen and Dillon Springer) for their business and friendship over the years.
Website Address on Vehicles
October 15, 2009 by Ryan Trask
Living in the Twin Cities involves driving a lot of driving with the poor transportation system. A person usually spends between an average of 20-50 minutes in their vehicle typically. Since I can get quite bored, obviously I end up looking at vehicle decals, advertisements or business signage on the roads. It never ceases to amaze me how many vehicles have logo'ed trucks, banners, stickers, and so forth with a phone number, but zero indication of a web address.