33 Dimensions provides Website Design and Management, Multimedia Marketing, and Creative Services for small businesses, individuals, entrepreneurs, and non-profit groups. We have been designing Websites for more than a decade and have an ever-expanding Portfolio of our original work.
Why Do I Need a Website?
Simply put, it is the most cost-effective means of advertising. The Internet is revolutionizing entire markets, allowing all businesses, large or small, the same opportunities to market their products, services and information on the Internet in an effective and appealing manner.
Compared with attracting new customers through advertising or conventional marketing, websites are amazingly low cost and the possibilities are endless. Search engines, referrals and the vast linking mechanics of the worldwide web provide volumes of “foot traffic” unimaginable in a “brick and mortar” storefront setting.
So should I have a business website, even if my business is small and sells products I don’t think can be sold online?
Yes, if you have a business, you should have a website. Period. No question. Without a doubt. These days, there’s very little that can’t be sold over the internet. More than 20 million shoppers are now online, purchasing everything from books to computers to cars to real estate to jet airplanes to natural gas to you name it. If you can imagine it, someone will figure out how to sell it online.
That said, it’s not enough that you just have a website. You must have a professional-looking site if you want to be taken seriously. Since many consumers now search for information online prior to making a purchase at a brick-and-mortar store, your site may be the first chance you have at making a good impression on a potential buyer.
A friend of mine always calls this day “Broderick Crawford Day” in honor of the actor who portrayed the fedora-wearing character on the 1950s television show Highway Patrol. One of the signature shots of that series was Crawford’s character barking rapid-fire dialogue into the police radio, using brevity codes such as “21-50”, “11-27”, and of course “10-4” (meaning “acknowledged”). While these codes must have at first seemed like jibberish, millions of children from the fifties soon learned the lingo.
With the fast moving world of technology today, much of the lingo and newer terms may be confusing at first. This causes many to shy away from pursuing new technological pursuits and using the tools available. 33 Dimensions can help make sense of these technologies and guide you towards the appropriate channels to make your online presence a success. If you check out our updated Services page, you will see that there is no job too complex or too small for us to handle for you.
Owner and Chief Web Designer 33 Dimensions LLC
33 Dimensions Services
Whether you are launching a website for the first time or you want to update an existing site, 33 Dimensions will work with you through every step of the process. From the most basic fundamentals of registering a domain name and finding a hosting service, to the more complex details of tailoring a site which meets the specific need of your customers, we will provide a clear and concise path to meet your goals.
This week. The Badlees are releasing their long awaited double album Epiphones and Empty Rooms, with a massive CD release show tonight (10/4) at the Whitaker Center in Harrisburg. To prepare for this release, we have recently redesigned the look of the website Badlees.com.
A full re-design of the entertainment site Big Blue Bullfrog has been completed, with version “3.0” of that entertainment site launched on October 1st. Also, this long time staple of the 33 Dimensions family is the latest site to becoming fully responsive.
A Sound Off for Vets benefit will be held this year, afterall! On Saturday, November 9th at Broad Street Market in Harrisburg, a free benefit concert will be held with proceeds going to Operation First Response, an organization which helps wounded veterans. The all ages show will be held fron Noon to 4pm, with live music provided by fine rock musicians. If you’d like to help out at the event, please contact Chris Nelson at email@example.com.
Usually Halloween is a time for good nature and fun, but this year Hurricane Sandy is bearing down upon us in the Mid Atlantic and there is in an official state of emergency. Sandy gave the kids a few days off of school and some of us a few days off of work (although we never really stop working at 33 Dimensions) and, while unexpected vacations are serendipitous, this storm is to be taken very seriously.
I encountered some comedy in the stores yesterday. A clerk in the hardware store was answering the phone, “Thank you for calling, we are out of generators how else can I help you?” I even witnessed a “water thief” in the local market grab two gallons of bottled water out of another customer’s cart and disappear into the gridlock of shopping carts between bare shelves where bread and milk used to reside. Hopefully everyone managed to get their supplies and is home safe to ride out the storm.
Be safe out there!
Karyn Albano Communications Director
33 Dimensions LLC
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The Badlees are about to start production on their most ambitious recording to date, a double album of about 25 songs, and they are offering fans a chance to be part of it from the beginning. Being an independent artist, The Badlees are in a unique position to offer special fan perks and in return, fans can help with such an ambitious project with a custom and unique “crowdfunding” program. Check out the new record page on Badlees.com and browse through the various packages that are available now through the end of the year (12/31/12), but act fast because there are limited packages and the band expects these to sell out fast!
We’d like to welcome some fine businesses and organizations for which 33 Dimensions began providing web services since the publication of our last newsletter.
Since its opening in 1994, The Cornerstone Coffeehouse in Camp Hill, PA has been a popular destination for those seeking great coffee, positive energy, and a warm and diverse sense of community. Their inviting atmosphere, great food and beverages, and great service has won them the prestigious Harrisburg Magazine’s “Simply The Best” award for the past ten consecutive years. Beyond the typical coffee house, the Cornerstone supports and presents local music and art, various non-profit organizations and causes, and includes the Cornerstone Culinary Kitchen and Cooking School, a Tuscan-inspired private room and kitchen for cooking classes and special occasions. The Cornerstone website
33 Dimensions is happy to be updating the website for Greater Hazleton Historical Society and Museum. The society was established in 1980 as a private, non profit organization, with the physical museum being established in the historic Pioneer Firehouse in downtown Hazleton, Pa. The purpose of the Society and Museum is to preserve, educate, and share the rich local history of Hazleton and the surrounding area, with an endeavor to accomplish these goals through a variety of online media, museum tours, and special events. The Society also strives to intervene and actively preserve local landmarks – particularly those in danger of deterioration or demolition. Greater Hazleton Historical Society and Museum website
Greco Chiropractic offers professional chiropractic and physiotherapy services to patients throughout the Hazleton, PA area. Whether you have been injured in an accident or are suffering from muscle pain, Dr. Julian Greco and his knowledgeable staff can help alleviate your discomfort and educate you on how to keep your body limber and healthy. With over 10 years of experience, their dedication to patients’ treatment has earned them the reputation as one of the best chiropractic centers in Northeast Pennsylvania. Greco Chiropractic website.
We strive for the growth and success of all our customers!
Today I celebrate a couple of anniversaries that are from different parts of my life, yet are strangely related. First, it was on this day 20 years ago that I quit smoking once and forever. It is an accomplishment that I am still very proud of, as I explain in greater detail in today’s blog at my personal website.
It is also a wedding anniversary of sorts for my wife Karyn and I. Now those of you who know us best may be confused right now, as you know our actually anniversary is in December. But we were married on a Friday the 13th (in December 1996) and have celebrated every Friday the 13th since as a quasi-anniversary and a nod to our bold decision to defy all convention and superstition (not only was it Friday the 13th, but we got married in Las Vegas). The irony here is that this second anniversary would not exist without the first, as Karyn (who I affectionately call an anti-smoking Nazi) has made it clear that it is highly unlikely we would have gotten together in the first place had I still been a smoker.
The bottom line is, in either of these case there was no guarantee of success. Still, I haven’t smoked in 20 years and will live out my days as a non-smoker, while Karyn and I have now spent 187 glorious months together and our bond is stronger than ever.
I guess there’s something to be said for making good choices.
Ric Albano Creative Director
33 Dimensions LLC
Business has been booming at 33 Dimensions as many new and exciting opportunities have been coming our way each week. This is due, in no small part, to some new affiliations with other fine businesses like Strella Social Media. An expert in all the latest methods of social marketing, Rachel Strella and her crew provide top notch service for businesses and deliver measurable results.
We’re happy to welcome aboard a couple of new clients for whom we will be building websites for this summer. Olmsted Regional Soccer Association has been serving the communities of Highspire, Lower Swatara, Middletown, and Royalton since 1978 by providing kids an opportunity to be active through the game of soccer. The club started with 3 teams that first season and had grown to 26 teams with 316 children in 2011. The new site, OlmstedSoccer.org will be launched in mid-August in time for the Fall season.
We’d also like to welcome Yoga 4 Healthful Living, whose mission is to offer a safe and supportive atmosphere for group classes, private sessions, and workshops. They do this for customers in the Harrisburg area by teaching the healing potential of yoga in a way that is appropriate to the age, condition, and life of the student. 33 Dimensions will be launching the site Yoga4HealthfulLiving.com in September.
Videos of performances from the 2012 Sound Off for Vets benefit show have been posted at the site. The high-def videos were captured by Tim Dyer of DyersWorld.com, who donated his talents to the event, and feature performances by Shift Seven, Michael Anthony Smith and the Dirty Thieving Gypsies, Chris Nelson, and Rhyne McCormick.
The Harrisburg Suburban Little League recently wrapped up another successful regular season of competitive and instructive baseball with the Lower Swatara team taking the top division championship for 2012. We’re happy to have provided website support for HSLL for 4 years now and would like to congratulate to all involved on another great season.
After naming Neil Young’s Harvest Moon as album of the year for 1992, Classic Rock Review began its look at the classic year of 1967 with a 2400-word double review of The Doors’ first two albums, The Doors and Strange Days. The site will continue publishing album reviews from 1967 through the summer.
Editor-in-Chief J.D. Cook attended Coldplay’s concert in Philadelphia last week with his little brother, and decided to do a three part profile on the band at Big Blue Bullfrog. Along with a review of the show, this included a history and discography and a look at Coldplay’s latest album Mylo Xyloto.
We strive for the growth and success of all our customers!
Hey, how about those G-men! (that’s the New York Giants for you non-football fans). At the time of our last newsletter on Christmas Eve, they were 7-7 and on the verge of being eliminated. Then with big wins over the Jets and Cowboys, they “snuck” into the playoffs at 9-7. Then the real fun began – a huge win against Atlanta in the Wildcard round, a flawless performance in Green Bay in the Divisional Playoff, and an overtime head-knocker against San Francisco in the NFC Championship. Now the Giants face the New England Patriots in the Super Bowl this Sunday, Feburary 5th, in a rematch of the thrilling game four years ago which the Giants won 17-14. Now my intent here is not to isolate Patriot fans, but the “big blue” in our fast-growing site BigBlueBullfrog.com did originate from the Giants. Enjoy the game everyone!
Ric Albano President and CEO
33 Dimensions LLC
New Web Packages for 2012
We have put together a couple of economical web packages for new sites. Each package includes initial design and a year of domain registration and hosting. We will design your site using a content management system (CMS) which will allow you to make easy updates to your site anytime, anywhere, and without any deep technical knowledge.
Basic Packages starting at $599.00 USD Economy Packages starting at $399.00 USD
We also have great rates for redesigning, upgrading, or maintaining current websites as well as all the other services we offer. For further information call (717) 829-4224 or submit a request here.
As our sites continue to grow, we have expanded to cover many subjects and areas for which we need talented writers and editors to sustain the content. These subjects include new and classic rock music, current events, movie reviews, game reviews, lifestyle, sports, philosophy, politics, editorials, and business copy. The actual literature required ranges from simple blogs (or even “tweets”) to multi-thousand word, in-depth profiles. Anyone interested please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
Classic Rock Review has migrated to a new, permanent home at www.ClassicRockReview.com (it had been at Classic.ModernRockReview.com for the first year of its existence). The site is currently exploring albums from the great year of 1977.
Cygnus Wave Records has added song pages for all of its artists, which each include lyrics, song information, and the ability to listen to each song in total. Since 2005, Cygnus Wave had seven album releases.
BigBlueBullfrog.com is benefitting greatly from the Super Bowl run of the New York Giants. The site also continues to expand and currently features an exploration of the musical sub-genre Nerd Rock and is offering strong coverage of the 2012 Election, with a correspondent on the ground in Florida tonight covering that state’s primary.
The Latest Modern Rock Review feature is an article on Americana legend Steve Earle. The site, which got a recent facelift for 2012, will soon be doing features on rock bands The Black Keys and Foo Fighters, as well as a review of the latest album by Van Halen.
Diane Kovaleski turned 35 yesterday (January 30th). In 2007 at the age of 30, Diane suffered a major stroke which the doctors initially said she would not survive for more than a week. But Diane is a fighter and she carries on despite her maladies. Back in that first year, a benefit called Dollars for Diane was established by her friends and family to raise funds for Brain Injury Research and a scholarship for Diane’s young daughter. In 2010, Pennsylvania musicians donated their songs create the Dollars for Diane Compilation CD, which is still available for only $5, which gets donated to this great cause.
The Badlees are planning a big year in 2012, which may include two new albums – a “Best of” collection and a whole new album of original material – plus a DVD documentary of the band as well as a major motion picture featuring their music. The band has also begun booking live dates for 2012.
We strive for the growth and success of all our customers!