BBDII – The Deuce
Most people in Tulsa, OK are familiar with a Breakfast and Brunch restaurant called BBD or Brookside By Day that is located on Brookside (Peoria). BBD serves a myriad of specialized breakfast and brunch menu items that are a huge hit with the Tulsa crowd.
A while ago, the owner of BBD opened another restaurant that was coined, “BBDII”
that was located in south Tulsa at 81st and Harvard. This restaurant served all the same great menu items that everyone was familiar with from the Brookside location and even had acquired more of a following from people living in and around south Tulsa.
Since, BBDII has been purchased by Chris Cooley who was a long time manager of this location, Chris has kept all of the traditional BBD menu items, but added some new and improved dishes as well as added his personal style and flair to the diner.
Chris approached Phillips360, a Tulsa based web company, about developing and designing a website for BBDII – The Deuce. Having been long time customers of “The Deuce ,” and even having our own menu item called the “Phillips360” the Phillips360 team had a unique perspective on designing a quirky yet fitting website for this one of a kind south Tulsa diner.
Not only did we incorporate items that are physically located in the diner into the main navigation design, but we designed the entire website with this type of quirkiness in mind.
Beyond the custom design, the site features a specialized Content Management System that was built specifically for “The Deuce.” The CMS manages the following:
-Newsletter Signups and Automation of Sending custom branded templates
-Online Store Transactions
-Online Store Products
-Email Contacts That Used The Contact Forms
-News / Events
-Search Engine Optimization
In addition to the website design and development, Phillips360.com also provided
“The Deuce” with our exclusive customized HD 360° Virtual Tours that show off all of the amenities that “The Deuce” has to offer.
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When looking for a web designer, web developer, or web design company in Tulsa, OK there are many things to consider before starting your search. Our company, Phillips360, is a Tulsa, OK based web company that has over 30 years of first hand knowledge of the process of building a website from client acquisition to the final product. Given our experience, we have a unique perspective of the entire process that our clients have gone through to find their Tulsa web designer of choice.
The first thing is to determine if your site needs to be static or dynamic. A static website is a site that is only the front end design and what the public will see. In a static website, there is no Content Management System that manages the content that appears on the front end of the site. However a dynamic site not only has the front end design, but also has a Content Management System where the site administrator can login and manage all of the content that is displayed on the front end. Even in many cases the Content Management System will handle automated processes that happen behind the scenes. For example, a Content Management System can send auto-reply emails, or handle orders and inventory on an ecommerce site, or the Content Management System could handle automated proposals, invoicing, and payments. Keep in mind that a static website is generally much cheaper than a dynamic website.
Once you have decided whether you need a static or dynamic site, the second thing to consider when you’re shopping for a web company or web designer in Tulsa, is what pages you will need. It is always helpful to be prepared with how many pages you need, what text and photos you want to appear on each page, and what are the names of the pages. This will allow Tulsa web companies to have a better feel for your vision and probably enable them to quote your job faster and more accurately, and probably more competitively.
After you know what kind of site you want and have the pages you need collected and written, it is time to start the shopping process. The third part is shopping web companies online. When doing this, there are many factors to consider. And depending on your ultimate plan for your site, your personal preferences will come into play.
Here’s a list of things to consider:
- Does the Tulsa web company’s or Tulsa web designer’s portfolio reflect the type of design style you want for your own website?
- Does the Tulsa web company or Tulsa web designer able to provide both web design and development and/or programming to accommodate your needs?
- Does the Tulsa web company or Tulsa web designer use their own Content Management Systems, or do they use open source CMS’s like Joomla, WordPress, etc.?
- Does the Tulsa web company have a reputation for service and communication? A lot of times Tulsa web companies are very good at what they do creatively, but lack in service and communications. This can be a nightmare as someone who wants a website done efficiently.
- Does the Tulsa website company have a good reputation? Are they a BBB member? What is their rating? Do they have client testimonials or references? How long have they been in business?
- Given your budget, does the Tulsa web designer allow you to make payments on the site?
- How fast a Tulsa web company responds to your emails, gets you proposals, makes necessary changes etc. is a good indication of how well they will communicate and respond to any issues and launch your website faster. Communication is key for both the Tulsa web design company and the client.
- When selecting a Tulsa web designer or Tulsa web company, don’t always choose the cheapest proposal. There is always someone out there that will do things cheaper, but that doesn’t always necessarily mean you will be happy with the final product.
- Try to stay away from hiring any Tulsa web designer or Tulsa web company that doesn’t have at least 3 years experience in the industry. At Phillips360
we end up fixing many Tulsa websites where the previous web company could not complete for hiring someone who said they could do the job and couldn’t, or where Tulsa web Designers just lose contact altogether from the client.
We hope this was helpful, and please feel free to contact us either via our website at http://www.phillips360.com or at 918.409.2359
As everyone knows, social media is still in its infancy. Ten years ago, although hard to imagine, it did not exist they way it does now. We use it to connect with old friends and it is an easy way to stay in touch with out of town friends and family. So how does this affect businesses?! If you have a small business, you understand how costly it can be to market and advertise your company and what you do. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and other social media websites are the perfect way to get your company’s name out there to your friends and family at no cost toyou. The idea is to get them interested in what you have to say and then get them to your website. ! !
Make sure that what you put on your social media page(s) is something interesting or eye catching. If you are in the clothing business, post pictures of your clothing you have on sale. If you are into dog training, post videos of the dog classes. Show people what you do. Hopefully, your followers will share it to their friends and family which will drum up business you didn’t have before. This is basically a virtual word of mouth tool and people do business with people they like. ! !
Things not to post on your company’s page are your political opinions, personal venting or religious views. It also is a good idea to not post any negative slams on opposing sports teams. Remember what your parents taught you, never discuss religion or politics. Same rule applies when it comes to your social media page for your business. Once again, these things can andwill turn potential customers away which of course, is counter productive. If you are IN the
business or religion or politics, that is a completely different story.! !
Think about how many times you have gotten on Facebook or Pinterest and think about how many friends you follow and vice versa. That is a sea of potential clients and once again, people do business with people they know and like. Also think of this: all of those friends and family have a different set of friends and family to whom they are connected. People talk on these social forums and many ask for advice from their friends. How many times have you seen someone ask for a good local plumber or house painter? Your friends will share your business with their friends. “Call my plumber Bill. He’s the best. Here’s his number and tell him I gave it to you.” Need I say more? ! !