Virtual Spokesmodel

A virtual spokes-model can be the difference between somebody staying on your website to see what you have to offer or leaving and going to one of your competitors. They can add that human touch lacking in most websites and can help better engage your site visitors. My favorite thing about using a virtual actor is the ability to greet and better explain sections of your website. Of course there is the coolness factor too!

The only problem with most of the companies I have researched that offer these virtual actors, is that they are not quite ready for mobile devices. Not a big deal and my own recommendation to have the next best thing is to create a video with your dialog and when that is used on your site like you see with mine, they will display correctly on mobile devices too! This page includes a sample that will only show up on desktops.

Throughout this website you will see a number of examples of different ways to accomplish the “Virtual” Spokes-model. Each has its benefits and downfalls. The video on my opening page is easier and less expensive to create but is less desirable because the actor is relatively expressionless vs a more dynamic “Virtual” presence like the lady in this example. Another sample of one of these is called CrazyTalk which again is fairly inexpensive in comparison but can be a little too silly for some peoples taste. In my case that’s exactly what I like about it! The list of ideas I have tested and already have samples I can show you is extensive but the main thing that will help determine which way you integrate something like this on your site is going to be budget.

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http://www.javahd.com/js/tv_introvid1.js

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Mobile Websites

Most of the websites we are designing for people through WordPress have a “Mobile Friendly” version that can be automatically created as part of the main website, but there will still be occasions where a true “Mobile Version” can be useful or even create and publish your own ‘iPhone App” or “Mobile App” It’s worth mentioning that a “Mobile Website” is just a version of your site designed to work well on mobile devices, while a “Mobile App” can be purchased at the iTunes store or Android marketplace and is an app that runs on the device. More on this later.

This website and my “Pirate Website” are both great examples of sites that work very well across almost all devices out there

All you have to do is look down any street, in any public place, or probably even in your own pocket, and there can be no question that mobile devices are going to be the primary way people will look for information and services online!

Of course your main website will always be very important but having a “Mobile Version” is a necessity that can not be overlooked and there are some really great solutions to help you with this.

If you are just in the design stages of getting your website online I recommend insuring you have a mobile friendly version of your site created at the same time.

There are many ways to handle this and we will help you with this as well.

Use this Google Mobile Website Analyzer to see if your site is “Mobile Friendly”

Mobile Websites