Random Industry Thoughts & Observations

Raleigh Rated #1 Spot For Business by Forbes

It may come as no surprise to the natives, but Raleigh has once again not only made the Forbes Best Places list, but topped the list at number 1 overall for places to do business. The Oak City moved up 2 spots from it’s previous #3 ranking in 2013, down from where we held a three-year run […]

The Case For And Against Carousels

Carousels. If you’re not familiar with the term, then you’re certainly familiar with the technique. Across the Internet landscape, websites from Fortune 500s to ma-and-pops feature rotating content in an attempt to provide more information to the user within an often fixed height format. I’m hesitant to call carousels a trend in that they’ve been […]

Raleigh’s Flagship Tech Companies

We sometimes don’t see the forest because we’re focused on our own oak tree. Our professional business culture is fortified by our rich collegiate atmosphere with North Carolina State University nestled within the beltline along with Peace, Shaw, Meredith, and St. Augustine’s as well as other world class universities dotting the region’s landscaping in the University of […]

11 Signs You Need A New Website

You’ve removed your web address from your business cards It’s embarrassing. You don’t want anyone to look at it. You don’t even want to look at it. Maybe at one time it was cool and fun, but that time was 2003. You realize you need it online, but you don’t want anyone to see it, […]

The Case for Microsites – When And Why

Microsites are often an inexpensive and effective way to accomplish a targeted goal. Complete website overhauls can often be a lengthy and costly undertaking. When budgets and timeframes are short, the case can be made for a miniature and targeted digital presence. What is a Microsite? A microsite, as its name implies, is a micro version of your […]

Infographic: Raleigh’s Best Craft Brewery

It’s no secret that we love Raleigh. What’s not to love? Our booming city has brought opportunity and leisure in a decidedly authentic way. Craft breweries have become the hot ticket in town with seasoned hop masters dotting the streets with high quality craft beers. With a selection as wide as your taste can get, […]

5 Cool People You Never Knew Were From Raleigh

Inside the beltline, an entrepreneurial metropolis thrives while a strong base of technology stalwarts pave the way for innovation. Many transplants love Raleigh so much they make it a point to state that professional opportunity in Raleigh is much greater here than you’d find in Silicon Valley, Boston, or Seattle. Like most cities on the East […]

Infographic: Why Responsive Design Matters

Responsive Web Design has transformed from a trend to a necessity. Presenting an optimized view has become much more important with 1 in every 4 online visits originating from a mobile device. We treat Responsive Web Design here as a requirement and have added it as a standard feature to all of our websites as […]

O3 Wins a Gold Hermes Creative Award

Great news today as we were notified by the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals that O3 was awarded a Gold Hermes Award for our work on Brooks Bell in the category of Overall Website for a Business-to-Business firm! This is our 6th award of its kind in the past few years where we received […]

Supercharge Your WordPress Site – Our Recommended Plugins

Plugins can be a great asset for website owners looking for a bit of extra functionality without having to retain a developer to provide it. Plugins are also a double-edged sword. Plugins often go without maintenance and you leave yourself at the mercy of unpaid developers to update their work to be compatible with future […]

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