Asheville North CarolinaAsheville, North Carolina.

Here’s where you’ll find blog posts about our hometown – Asheville, North Carolina. We love this place. There’s an amazing spirit in Asheville, and it’s one that can really get the creative juices flowing.

We like to think that Blue Dozen Design is very Asheville. We’re natives (most of us, anyway) and we’ve grown and changed and gotten weirder right along with Asheville. We’ve seen the good and the bad – and we’ve loved this town through every damned bit of it. There’s something, though, about this town that hasn’t changed – and we hope it never does.

Asheville Website Design for the Brewgrass Festival!

We’re happy to announce a new web design and development launch – this time for Asheville’s own Brewgrass Festival.

Danny and the good folks at the Brewgrass Festival needed a new website that could grow and change with the festival. With bands and breweries dropping out, they needed something easy to update and easy to use.

They also needed (like everyone does) a responsive web design so they didn’t miss out on the huge percentage of folks using mobile devices to view their site. It needed to work – and work it does. How? WordPress and WooThemes.

The site features some nifty stuff and a super-easy user interface so it can stay updated, fresh and awesome. Also, since it’s built using a totally modular system and theme, they won’t have to recreate the wheel next year when their look changes. Sweet!

So – go check it out. Then, drop us a line – we can help you be awesome, too!

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Asheville Web Design: Charlotte Street Computers

CHARLOTTE_STREET1When Asheville’s own Charlotte Street Computers needed a new web site designed and developed, they approached us – and we were reasonably excited. See, Charlotte Street Computers is Asheville’s best computer repair and sales shop – and their old site was, to say the least, lacking. So, we hooked ’em up.

  • Built using WordPress, so it’s super-functional.
  • Designed by us, so it’s super-sexy.
  • Optimized for search engines, so it’s super-easy to find.
  • Built using WooThemes, so it’s super-slick.

They’re happy, we’re happy, and Asheville has one more great website. If you need computer repair, training, sales or support – Charlotte Street Computers sincerely can’t be beat. If you need web design and development – well, you know where to go…

Asheville Web Design: Beer City Festival

beercityAsheville is Beer City. We design websites in Beer City. So, when the Beer City Festival needed a quick, attractive and super-functional website – they came to us.

Built from the ground up in a couple of days, this WordPress site is sleek and simple – but with plenty of functionality. Ecommerce, online ticketing (coming April 15, when they’re available,) and plenty of other features makes this site easy to use and easy to maintain. Beer guys are busy guys – and the last thing they need is a hard-to-use website.

The design scheme (the Beer City poster) is based on the work of Brent Baldwin at Image 420. Love them guys. We spun the colors off of their design – and built a quick website. Nice. We all win.

Check out the website at BeerCityFestival.com.

New Site Launch: ibmee.org

ibmeeportfolio1International Body-Mind Empowerment Enterprises (i.b.mee.) is a non-profit in Asheville, and they needed a super-functional, super-custom website to assist them in gathering and processing information. See, they’re out to change education from a rewards-based system to an empowerment system. Sweet! We set them up with a WordPress site, a Woo theme and a bunch of custom work. Forms with conditional logic, easy-to-update pages and blogs, and an online forum makes this a full-featured website.

Check ‘em out. Truly a great cause and a bunch of great folks.

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Tshirt Design - Chick-o-Pig

Well, I threatened to bring back some of the Tshirt designs that were sold locally and through Etsy. Now, don’t get me wrong – I don’t have a problem with Etsy, but I am a control freak.

So, I opened up The Store of The Crassest of Commercialism.*

It’s only got a few of the “classics,” meaning the ones that I sold lots of and have had folks beg and plead for me to bring back – but I’ll be adding a lot more, including some one-of-a-kind models with swirled inks and weird crap.

Yes. I like to make money. All this coffee isn’t free, you know.

*For what it’s worth – it’s a WordPress ecommerce site. I do that kind o’ crap, too.