Karen Skeens

Cyber Visionary and Website Guru with many years of marketing & advertising industry experience selling, marketing, writing and designing.

Why Choose WordPress?

WordPress saves costly testing time. There are many benefits WordPress website content management software offers. This article discusses one of its biggest benefits when implemented correctly and efficiently: it saves costly testing time. In 2001, I began specializing in custom built-from-scratch websites for businesses and organizations – big and small. I was fascinated by the …

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Long Painting’s work on Husky Stadium and The Golden Gate Bridge showcased in new website

Long Painting, the 13th largest painting commercial company in the U.S., went big with a beautiful new, state-of-the-art responsive 50+ page website, launched this month by Ad Ventures Design & Marketing. The site is designed to prominently showcase big portfolio photos of impressive work done for Husky Stadium, The Golden Gate Bridge, and Swedish Hospital. …

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Business Journal names AdVentures a Top 25 Web Design Firm

A top 25 web design firm AdVenturesDesign.com has been named for the 7th year in a row in the Puget Sound Business Journal 2013 Book of Lists. To put it in proper context, that’s #22 out of about a jillion web design firms in Seattle, land of high techies.

Two Years Already?

Happy 2-year anniversary in our Seattle Phinney Ridge office space. Still cozy, still have great neighbors, still loving it! We’re at 302 N. 72nd Street, Seattle, WA 98103. That’s right across the street from Ken’s Markets, home of the best pizza on earth.

SERENDIPITY? Small World?

A chain of events over a two-day period brought smiles to our faces and made us wonder if there was a little serendipity in the air.Here’s how they unfolded… ThursdayAd Ventures writes an article about GTmetrix, our favorite website testing tool, and how our new site at TakeYourBusinessPlaces.com scores a double A / A when testing with …

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THEY’RE BAAACKKK! Inline Mini CSS Scrollbars for Maximum Maneuvering Functionality

Remember those “mini vertical scrollbars” that were big in websites many years ago, but faded away as an outdated design trend? They are back and back big because their important role in function won over design. And with today’s technologies, good developers can easily customize vertical scrollbars to look great on your site. Inline vertical …

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MBA website recognized with best website award

The website that Ad Ventures Design & Marketing designed for the Master Builders Association (MBA) of King & Snohomish Counties has won the Association Excellence Award in the Communications category for best website.MasterBuildersInfo.com was recognized with this award in April 2013 by the Executive Officers Council (EOC) of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). …

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