Minnesota’s Finest Apples!

Gilby's Orchard near Aitkin, Minnesota David & Janet Gilbertson wanted more from their website. They've built a great business centering around growing some of the finest apples available anywhere. In addition they offer: Apple Growing Classes Bare Root Tree Sales Pumpkin Sales Family Fun Activities during Harvest Time And More BAMsites created a very warm and colorful website experience focusing on their primary profit centers. We also added an online ordering function for their Bare Root Fruit Trees which sell in the spring of each year. As of this writing, the...
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Old Fashioned Home School

How We Were Home Schooled Before It Was Fashionable This has nothing to do with internet marketing, but I love it. For those of you over 50, many of you heard these words directly from your parents. For you younger folks, this is exactly Most of our generation of 60+ were HOME SCHOOLED in many ways. 1. My mother taught me TO APPRECIATE A JOB WELL DONE. "If you're going to kill each other, do it outside. I just finished cleaning." 2. My mother taught me RELIGION. "You better pray that will come out of the carpet." 3. My father taught me about TIME TRAVEL. "If you don't straighte...
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Picture Perfect Tree

Picture Perfect Tree and Landscape Picture Perfect Tree Service joins the legions of tree services in Minnesota and elsewhere, of all sizes. Most tree services are a guy or two and a truck and related equipment. They all do the same kind of things: tree removal, tree trimming, stump grinding, landscaping and other related services. This company out of Randall, MN did some work for BAMsites and in return, we set up a nice website for them. They did not have any kind of internet presence previously, but recognized the need. We grabbed a Wordpress Theme that fit the bill and quickly put it...
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Advanced Dermatology Care

Advanced Dermatology Care was started in 1993 by Dr. O.J. and Dr. Ruth Rustad, with the goal of providing the highest quality care in all three aspects of dermatology: medical, surgical, and cosmetic. ADC’s commitment to dermatology excellence is exhibited in continually striving to provide the most advanced and highest quality care. [caption id="attachment_1678" align="alignleft" width="250"] Old ADCDERM.com website[/caption] In conjunction with ADC, Advanced Esthetics (the cosmetic division of the practice) offers consults & treatments for your skin care needs in cosmetic dermato...
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Rotomolding, Inc.

Rotational Molding or Rotomolding, as it's referred to is a plastic product rendering process incorporating chemical powders, moldings, and rotational gyroscopic-like machines to produce high quality products of all kinds. RMI - Rotomolding of Minnesota (since 2002) is located in Little Falls and Swanville, MN. We put up a very basic website for them several years ago. Now, under new ownership, it was time for a change. We've doing a lot of website re-designs as of late, moving toward contemporary and responsive sites that look and work great with any device. RMI wanted a relatively simp...
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ERC Staffing Makeover

Employment Resource Center - Brainerd MN Jobs - Part Time and Full Time We developed the original site about 8 years ago. Chad Harting - owner of Employment Resource Center of Brainerd, Minnesota and I collaborated on the design. The site has served them well through the years, but it was time for a tune-up. We decided on an off-shoot of a one page design as is so common these days. We added a bunch of custom wing dings and other functions to give it some real pizazz. The result features a message window against the backdrop of beautiful lake scene, emblematic of this vacation area. ...
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Aitkin Hardwoods – Revisited

[caption id="attachment_1615" align="alignright" width="450"] AHW New Design 2016[/caption] Aitkin Hardwoods is a long time client and the website was well liked by visitors, according to feedback from the staff. This company produces custom flooring and paneling and many other home products with a rustic flare that is unmatched anywhere. Although the site was well received, we wanted to add a responsive nature to it, since many of the patrons are from out of town and view the site in a mobile environment. [caption id="attachment_1614" align="alignleft" width="300"] Old Website[/capti...
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Brick House Pizza

Brick House Pizza Bread and Bagel is a favorite restaurant in the Brainerd Lakes area. The site definitely needed a facelift since we'd crafted the original over 10 years ago. We wanted something different for the website, since we already had a mobile website. The mobile website was built specifically for folks on the go, as is typical for this type of business. With their mobile traffic coming in at over 50% it was a necessity. The new design of the website features a long one page display, which I have historically avoided, but it does allow for some interesting gymnastics. Check it o...
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Brainerd’s Premier Stucco Contractor

John Franzen Stucco is a well known name around North Central Minnesota and especially the Brainer-Baxter lakes region. John Franzen has provided excellent drywall, stucco, plastering and related work for 30 years. He is highly respected by both residential homeowners and regional contractors. BAMsites was contact to "put him on the map" since there are relatives also in the business and it was causing confusion as to "who is who". We did two main internet related marketing directives to get John to stand out above all the others. First we built a responsive websites adding a lot of cla...
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Faststone Photo Resizer

The Easiest, Most Simple Photo Resizer - FREE! Anyone working with images on the web, often brings in large photo files that need to be reduced to work efficiently online. If you've ever opened up a webpage and noticed a photo taking a long time to load, you can see the issue. Most images off a camera or phone, by default, are upwards of 3K megapixels, way too large for web work. There are a ton of applications to resize images. Here's a free one I use all the time. It's called Photo Resizer from Faststone. It's very intuitive unlike most of image applications I've seen today. Here's a ...
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