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Join us at our free website development and website design workshops held several times each month at Northwoods Software. We cover useful, relevant and current web topics.  Our free workshops have been attended by thousands in the Milwaukee area, businesses across Wisconsin, and throughout the Midwest.

The Return of the Microsite - Nov 4

Join us for this free workshop...

 

The microsite has returned and can now be utilized in a variety of ways.  Learn how building microsites can help promote and market specific products and services for your business.  In this workshop, we will discuss the purpose and benefits of a microsite, highlighting successful B2C and B2B microsites.  We will demonstrate the opportunities for search engine marketing and measuring the effectiveness of online and offline promotional efforts.

WE'LL COVER
 

  • What a microsite is and the various forms it takes in the B2C and B2B marketplace
  • Benefits of a microsite for your business
  • Tips for building your microsite

Who Should Attend
 

  • Business owners, directors and managers
  • Marketing directors & marketing teams
  • Anyone interested in learning how microsites can help leverage your website investment

Date

       Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Schedule

     11:30 to 12:00 Check-in and lunch selection

     12:00 to 1:00  Session Presentation, Q&A

lunch option

A variety of Jimmy John's subs, chips, and beverages for just $5 at the door. Or, bring your own lunch and learn for free.

location

Northwoods
1572 E Capitol Drive
Shorewood, WI 53211

Presenter:

   Jim Brophy
   Amanda Koehler
 

 

Or register by phone by calling Mary at 414-914-9115.

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Our lunch menu features a variety of Jimmy John's sub sandwiches, chips, sodas and water, for just $5.  Pay at the door, or bring your own lunch and learn for free!

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Coming Soon: Emerging Trends in Website Design-Nov 6

 

Huge fonts...long pages...we’ve compiled the top 25 newest design trends, and scrutinized them with our team of usability experts. We’ll let you in on the 15 trends that work and the many that don’t during this fast-paced tour of 2014 website design trends.

Date

     Thursday, November 6, 2014

Schedule       

             8:15 to 8:30 Check-in and coffee selection

             8:30 to 10:30  Session Presentation, Q&A 

 

Presenter

             Patrick Bieser

New Location

              Northwoods
              1572 E Capitol Drive
           Shorewood, WI 53211

 

Or register by phone by calling Mary at 414-914-9115.

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Coming Soon: Responsive Web Design Strategies - Nov 18

Join us for this free workshop...

 

Responsive design is the best way to ensure your website looks good on any screen size - smartphone to desktop. This fast-paced workshop covers key strategies for successful responsive design projects.

WE'LL COVER
 

  • Planning your responsive site: 10 things to consider
  • The benefits of responsive web design
  • Responsive vs. mobile optimized & apps – making the choice
  • Why fluid transition between devices is essential
  • The role of content management
  • Budget and redesign considerations
  • Live reviews of responsive sites and more

Who Should Attend
 

  • Business owners, directors, managers
  • Marketing directors and marketing teams
  • Anyone who owns, manages or works on a website

Date

      Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Schedule

     11:30 to 12:00 Check-in and lunch selection

     12:00 to 1:00  Session Presentation, Q&A

lunch option

A variety of Jimmy John's subs, chips, and beverages for just $5 at the door. Or, bring your own lunch and learn for free.

location

Northwoods
1572 E Capitol Drive
Shorewood, WI 53211

Presenter:

   The workshop is presented by Patrick Bieser, founder of Northwoods, usability expert and architect of Titan CMS.

 

Or register by phone by calling Mary at 414-914-9115.

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MENU

Our lunch menu features a variety of Jimmy John's sub sandwiches, chips, sodas and water, for just $5.  Pay at the door, or bring your own lunch and learn for free!

Back to Sessions

The information in this seminar has been gathered from Northwoods' work with clients like Briggs & Stratton, Ellsworth Adhesives, Mercola.com, Childrens Hospital, Snap-On Tool, Ziegler Co, City of Milwaukee, American International Group (AIG) and a great variety of other small and medium sized organizations.

Northwoods is the developer of Titan Content Management System (CMS) which offers powerful, yet user friendly, web authoring and editing for non-technical users. Our Titan CMS blends high functionality with superior usability and ease-of-use.

Coming Soon: Intranet Best Practices - Nov 20

Guidelines for budget sensitive companies

 

If you have more than 20 employees, you need an Intranet. Intranets are home to large amounts of information and are portals to key applications.

Good intranets increase productivity. Bad intranets waste time or don't get used much.  Research shows that an Intranet’s success -- no matter the size -- is tied to its usability. The most frequent Intranet user complaint is they "can't find" something they need.

This 90 minute workshop is a fast paced review of Intranet best practices and covers guidelines for design, governance, usability, search, content, content management and training. We share how Intranets evolve over time and the features and improvements that mark each of the six stages of Intranet evolution.  Screen shots from local and national Intranets are used to illustrate points.

The workshop is based on lessons learned from 10 years of building big budget corporate enterprise Intranets as well as low budget Intranets for non-profits.  Our Intranet clients include Snap-on, Briggs and Stratton, ABB, AIG (before the bailout), City of Milwaukee and many other small, medium and large businesses.  All together, Northwoods has over 400 web development and web design clients across the US.

Learn what you might be doing wrong on your current Intranet and how you can fix it for free.  Learn ideas for building a new Intranet or improving your current Intranet.

What You'll Learn

  • Design elements and key characteristics of an effective Intranet
  • 60 Intranet best practices
  • How to calculate an Intranet ROI (so you can sell ideas to management)
  • The stages of Intranet evolution and how to get to the next stage
  • Keys to creating and managing Intranet content

Invest 90 minutes and and learn how to improve productivity, cut costs and implement the features employees and partners want.

Date:  

Thursday, November 20, 2014

   
Schedule

  8:15 to 8:30 Check-in and Coffee Selection
  8:30 to 10:30 Session Presentation, Titan CMS Demo, Q&A

 

location

Northwoods
1572 E Capitol Drive
Shorewood, WI 53211

Presenter

The workshop is presented by Patrick Bieser, founder of Northwoods, usability expert and architect of Titan CMS.

You can also e-mail or call 414-914-9115 and ask for Mary.

LOCATION

Finding Northwoods

Northwoods - specializing in web design and software - is located just west of Shorewood High School, on East Capitol Drive in Shorewood, WI. 


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About Northwoods Software and Web Design

Northwoods presents workshops free of sales pitches. You want to learn.  We want to earn your business. The best way to accomplish both is to offer useful information you will value. 

Like what we teach? Then call and ask us to introduce our products and services.

Still not sure? Ask any of the 3,000 people who have attended one of our workshops in the past five years.

Northwoods Software and Web Design is the developer of Titan Content Management System (CMS) which offers powerful, yet user friendly, web authoring and editing for non-technical users. Our Titan CMS blends high functionality with superior usability and ease-of-use.

Upcoming

The Return of the Microsite

Leverage your website investment by building microsites to help promote and market specific products and services. We will demonstrate the opportunities for search engine marketing and measuring the effectiveness of online and offline promotional efforts. Nov 4

Emerging Trends in Website Design

Fast-paced tour of 2014 website design trends. Nov 6

Responsive Web Design Strategies

Responsive design is the best way to ensure your website looks good on any screen size - smartphone to desktop. This fast-paced workshop covers key strategies for successful responsive design projects. Nov 18

Intranet Best Practices

Learn how to improve productivity, cut costs, and implement the features employees and partners need. Nov 20

ABC's of SEO

Learn about the ABC's of SEO at this learn workshop. Dec 2

Successful Websites & Online Catalogs for Manufacturers

Join us at this free learning event and find out how to maximize your online potential. Dec 4

Google Analytics - An Introduction

Google Analytics (GA) is a powerful website tracking tool that helps measure your online marketing and website effectiveness. Dec 9

Planning Your Website Redesign

Our strategy team will engage seminar attendees to discuss existing strategies, examine current web sites and provide high-level answers to common web site related questions. Dec 11

Writing for the Web

Common sense approach to creating a usable and content rich website. Dec 18

Social Media - Doing It Right

Learn how to focus your time and resources on the media choices that will support your business goals at this learn workshop. Jan 22

TESTIMONIALS

"Just a quick note of thanks for helping me increase my downloads by 25%!  I made changes to my landing page based on what I learned at your recent  workshop and my downloads improved from 7,000 a month to over 8,700 a month in less than 30 days.  Thanks!"

Charles Rathmann

B.Sc. l Marketing Communications Analyst l Marketing

"I’ve been extremely pleased with our selection of Northwoods to provide the software development and maintenance for our website!
We continue to get rave reviews about the website and numerous hits as well.  Entrepreneurs are using the site for assistance in growing their business."  

Daniel J. Steininger
BizStarts Milwaukee Board Member

 

Miss a Session?

See our list of past Northwoods Workshops and Seminars to download session materials or view selected videos.

CONTACT NORTHWOODS

Questions about a Learn @ Lunch or Workshop? Send an email or give us a call at 414.914.9115

Northwoods Software
1572 E Capitol Drive
Shorewood, WI 53211

 

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NORTHWOODS SOFTWARE provides web design and development, custom software development and the Titan CMS content management tool to companies in Milwaukee, the Midwest and nationwide. Visit the Northwoods corporate site or call Rick Fessenbecker at 414.914.9102 for more information. © 2014 Northwoods Software Development, Inc.