Why do I work at AWG?

“It’s hard to find a native Kansan who doesn’t have family living in a small town community and I am no exception. My family tree is full of farmers who have helped put food on our tables for over 100 years. So when I hear of a small town’s only grocery store closing down it hits home. Even though I now live in a big city, I like to know through my work I can help keep small independent grocery stores stay open for future generations to enjoy.” -Sharlyn

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Sharlyn’s Blog Posts

Why Less is best for website page design

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When a retail member asks me to put up a new slider, I like to follow up with the question, “Which current slider would you like me to take down?” I know, you’re trying to make things happen, and it...

Ambient Computing and the Future

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We haven’t seen much new tech in about 10 years. Sure, many items have improved over time but not much,”Wow! What’s that?” kind of innovation. You want to know why? New tech is working hard to integrate into our lives…

Website DIY

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I attended a conference last weekend called WordCamp KC. I learned about plugins used to help keep track of your site's SEO, tips to increase your sites speed, and do's and don'ts for easy to understand navigation. New tools were presented to help organize...

Selling an Experience vs. Products

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I attended a webinar prepared for Adobe by James L. McQuivey, Ph.D. who is VP, Principal Analyst for Forrester. Forrester is an American market research company that provides advice on existing and potential impact of technology, to its clients and…

We need more “food bundles”.

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I get overwhelmed when grocery shopping. There are so many options and choices I get overloaded with details like flavor choices, quantities, is it healthy? Will it go to waste? The list of decisions is endless. I recently had a…

Millennials Celebrate Valentine’s Day a Little Different

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For me (Generation X) Valentine’s Day could have a lot of pressure, especially at school. Some girls needed help getting all their flowers home while others snuck out the back door. While I was Googling my typical “go to” Valentine’s…

List of January content ideas to attract customers to your website by using keywords

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Do you watch the AWG Freshen Up Videos? Great seasonal content ideas for your website is just waiting to be discovered using the information mentioned on this January Merchandising Video. Review the custom pages on your website to see if you can...

Sharlyn’s 2016 Web Content Awards

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The holidays are over and it’s January. Not much to look forward to until the awards shows… but hey! I’m currently working on converting two websites from nine years ago to our new website platforms. Nine years ago we didn’t have…

Go where you don’t usually go

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I once had a supervisor tell me, "Your creativity is enough to support our team". I considered this to be a compliment because my life goal is to grow creatively. Usually being a designer involves lots of thought about how...

The future of a designer

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Sometimes a birthday can serve more purposes than just celebrating. This one-day of the year can also make you question, “Where am I going?” I realize people often make predictions of the future that are way off. While some thought…

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