Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving from WebWise Design & Marketing!

The WebWise Office will be closed November 24 through November 27, so we may give thanks and spend time with family and friends.

Cooks’ Woods New Website

There is nothing like walking through the woods and selecting your own Christmas tree.  Cook's Woods, rural Fennimore, is just the place to go for your Christmas tree. Their team also designs beautiful wreaths and specialty greenery items in addition to making garland for your holiday decorating.

Dave and Barb Cook were ready for a facelift for their website to better highlight their tree farm and the services they provide. We developed their website on a secure, high-performance WordPress hosting platform , added some new features, and kept some of the favorite elements. Dave can quickly give viewers an update on "What's Happening" at the farm, and Barb can coordinate all the wreath orders. Frequently asked questions are answered and a photo gallery gives visitors a preview of what to expect when they visit the farm.

Dave and Barb Cook have been clients since 2008. They have always been tremendous to work with and we are grateful for their continued business. Congratulations on the new website! 

History: It’s 1997 and you want a website!

Since WebWise Design & Marketing was born in 1995 and added two employees in late 1996, and launched our first ecommerce website in February of 1997, we know what it was like to create websites in 1997.

Walsh's logo

In rural, southwest Wisconsin, the first challenge was connecting to the Internet. There were no local ISPs, so it was a long distance call from Fennimore to Madison, Wisconsin to connect via modem

The three of us at WebWise Design & Marketing each had a modem, though they all connected to the same telephone line, so only one of us could be online at a time. In 1996, we were using 28,000 "baud" modems even though a 56k modem had been invented. By June of 1997, we were overjoyed to have one computer with a 56.K modem through which we did all our file uploads.

Using that high-speed connection, we launched of first ecommerce website which you may view on the WayBackMachine.

Enough of that! Here is an excellent post about building a website in 1997 by Jay Hoffman on his History of the Web website.

Enjoy!

June is Dairy Month!

Celebrating our Dairy Clients!

June is Dairy Month and provides a good opportunity for us to recognize our clients in the dairy business. WebWise Design & Marketing has had the privilege of working with most of these cheese producers for many years and we thank them for their continued business.

Please support our Wisconsin Dairy Farmers and buy some cheese from our award winning cheese companies.

Dakota Hillside Inn — New Website!

We at WebWise Design & Marketing recently had the privilege of meeting and working with Barb and Ron Redwing. They are owners of the Dakota Hillside Inn nestled in the hillside along Grant County Road N in southwest Wisconsin, between Cassville and Potosi, WI.

Dakota Hillside Inn

The word unique is often overused, but that is not so when it comes to the Dakota Hillside Inn—built and hand-crafted with love and dedication from reclaimed wood from barns, sheds, homes, and other buildings in the area. The craftsmanship, design, and thoughtfulness provide an experience you will not find in guest houses and rental cabins elsewhere.

The Redwings live here and invite guests to stay with them for a night or two to enjoy this scenic area of southwest Wisconsin. They rent two suites. Each has a private entrance, living/dining area, bedroom, bath, and deck. Guests also have access to and use of their Common Areas.

The Dakota Hillside Inn property is as unique and beautiful as the interior. Barb's flowers and plants are amazing.

And…the Mississippi River and McCartney Landing are only 400 yards from the Dakota Hillside Inn (They have kayaks to rent!)

Do yourself a favor and book a stay at the Dakota Hillside Inn!