Friday, November 18, 2016

Send a custom holiday greeting to your clients or customers

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

7 Things Every Homepage Should Have

Info-graphic below

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Its Easy to Go Mobile


It's Now Easy and Affordable
to go Mobile.



See the mobile site created for A Closer Look Barbershop by visiting this link on your phone.



Some Interesting Stats


Customers are using mobile devices to find your competition.

  1. 95% of smartphone users have searched for local information.
  2. 61% of users call a business after searching and 59% visit the location.
  3. 90% of these people act within 24 hours.
  4. 40% have turned to a competitor's site after a bad mobile experience.


Features of a Mobile Website


It makes sense to go mobile.

  • Cost Effective, But Not Cookie Cutter You'll get a very affordable custom mobile site, but not a cookie cutter one (like automated mobile website creators).
  • Very User-Friendly Interface
    Mobile websites are much easier to navigate on a smartphone with easy access to your services, coupons, menus, directions, and one click calling.
  • Easier than Apps
    Many clients ask for "apps", but it costs a lot more to build and maintain a app than a mobile website. AND you are going to have to convince your customers to download and install your app after you create it.



Are You Ready to Go Mobile?

Call 901-830-4215

For a Free Mobile Consultation.


Tuesday, July 17, 2012

CAD Launches New Look - Machine Diagnostics

Machine Diagnostics realized that its level of service was unmatched by the look of its website. Clearly looking like a site from the 90s, was not an acurate portrayal of the quality of people and service that Machine Diagnostics had to offer its clients all over the country. Control Alt Designs partnered with them to give their website a 2012 look that made them shine above their competitors.

See the before and after pictures below.

Machine Diagnostics Website Design
Machine Diagnostics

Friday, March 4, 2011

CAD Launches New Website -

The challenge

This website was an interesting challenge. I was approached to create an updated look and feel for a theatre company in Memphis, TN called Hattiloo. The owner’s old website was very outdated being that it was created 5 years ago. Three of us worked together tirelessly to get this site launched in time for an announcement that the owner wanted to make on a local news station. We did a lot from creating a new website design from scratch, migrating email accounts, buying up all related domain names, updating old and creating new content, searching for a new ticket purchasing service, adding a cool photo gallery, and so much more. And we did all this in just a few days. I must say that this is the fastest I have ever launched a website from scratch.

A special thanks to the excellent copywriter/junior web designer Tiffany Johnson of QP Legal! (

And all this was basically pro-Bono (but I'm already seeing returns from it)

Another project complete. Now on to the next one!

Testimonial from the owner:

“Hey, Collin. Not only am I satisfied, I am inspired. Your design is adding so much momentum to what we're doing and building. Thank you so much for lending your artistic ability to Hattiloo.”

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Search Engine Optimization

The average person is becoming more and more aware of Search Engine Optimization (SEO). It’s very important regarding the visibility of your website. With Google for example there are two ways in which your business can be listed on a search listing page – organically, or for a fee.


Look for more detailed info on this very important topic later!


Collin Johnson

Thursday, April 8, 2010

E-Commerce Made Easy

Long ago are the days where putting up an online store is hard, time-consuming, and expensive. I have searched long and hard for a shopping cart company that is both easy-to-use for business owners and individuals, and gives me the flexibility to customize it so that it can be branded to suit your business.


Here are some of the features of my partner shopping cart software that impress me that I don’t necessarily find with other shopping cart solutions.


1.       Easily integrate with Paypal (which I highly recommend especially if you are a start-up with a relatively small sales volume)

2.       Easily integrate with other major merchant accounts

3.       Update products easily

4.       Update multiple products through uploading an excel spreadsheet (extremely useful and time-saving)

5.       Easily offer coupons, discounts, and other promotions and marketing

6.       For a low price, this shopping cart is your website and your store. You don’t need to have a separate website for your store.

7.       Easy Content Mangement System for not only updating your products, but any other pages of your website.

8.       Pages are SEO friendly. All product pages can be indexed (searchable) through major search engines like Google.

9.       Very easy to understand reporting on store activity.

10.   Easily create and maintain a customer database as people order from you.

11.   And Much, Much, Much, more.


I have now implemented this solution for a large number of clients and they are all happy with their online stores.


Click here to see more features and benefits.