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FORWARD is a boutique web solutions company in the Philippines, specializing in web design and development, Search Engine Optimization (SEO), customized web and mobile applications, and specialized I.T. business consulting.

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Forward Solutions talks about the PhilMet website in MIRDC’s Metals and Engineering Week 2014

18 July 2014

It has been yet another successful year for the Metal Industry Research and Development Center (MIRDC), the agency mandated to provide management and technical consultancy for the Philippine metals industry. With every third week of June being the Metals and Engineering week in accordance with Presidential Proclamation No. 144, this year marks MIRDC’s 48th Founding Anniversary. To celebrate, MIRDC held a week-long series of events starting from June 16 to 20, 2014. These events include the...

posted by Ryan Magallanes

Forward Solutions Featured on One Virtual Source

3 April 2014

Forward Solutions is one of the featured vendors on the latest newsletter of One Virtual Source - the California-based company behind the secure online sourcing and procurement platform (onevirtualsource.com) that makes collaboration and connection among businesses and vendors relatively simple and easy. With the continual rise and fall of the global economy, businesses today acknowledge the necessity to reduce costs without sacrificing workmanship and quality. One Virtual Source aims to ...

posted by Ryan Magallanes

UNDP’s Gender Mainstreaming Made Easy eLearning Tool Now Live!

4 March 2014

  The Slovakia-based United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), a development organization whose mission is to improve lives of men and women, launches its new eLearning Portal, which aims to promote gender equality for men and women at work and other organizations so that both can have equal opportunity, can actively participate in activities, and can benefit from equal outcome. Our team of web designers and developers worked together to come up with a user-friendly website tha...

posted by Nicole Baldivia

The State of Philippine Internet Usage 2013 (Infographic)

11 November 2013

In the wake of unlimited internet services and mobile data plans, it comes as no surprise that internet use in the Philippines continues to grow every year. There are over 33 million active internet users in the Philippines today; that means 3.5 out of 10 Filipinos are online. We spend most of our online time on social networking, travel, and entertainment websites. In the southeast Asian region alone, the Philippines was named the fastest growing Internet audience. Filipinos are also more li...

posted by Ryan Magallanes

Forward Solutions’ Effective Weight Loss Activity

13 September 2013

  Working as web designers, developers, and SEO specialists, we can already say that we have sexy or hunky brains with the mental calisthenics we do every day. For more or less than eight hours a day, we sit in front of the computer typing thousands of codes, building websites, making graphics, or toying with search engines, among many others. Yes, our brain gets a lot of exercise but our “desk-job” most likely inhibits us to do more physical activity. As a result, most of us GAINED ...

posted by Ryan Magallanes

3 SEO Misconceptions You Don’t Want To Miss

29 August 2013

Search Engine Optimization (SEO) has come a long way. The world of SEO was shaken by the drastic algorithm updates by Google and to say that SEO has changed a lot would be an understatement. Online Marketers and SEO professionals in the Philippines and even worldwide were forced to take a turn on their strategies and methodologies to align it with the updates which resulted in the overrated focus on quality content that dethro...

posted by Ryan Magallanes

Meet the New Facebook for Business

31 July 2013

If you’re not familiar with how Facebook started, it was initially dubbed as “Facemash” back in 2004; and was designed as a game that allowed visitors to compare pictures of students and let them choose who was “hot or not.” Nine years later, the website was renamed Facebook and overtook the World Wide Web as a social media giant, ousting Friendster, Myspace, and other social media websites,  making the world interconnected as it has now 1.11 billion ac...

posted by Ryan Magallanes

Forward Solutions Is Now Member of the Philippine Software Industry Association

30 July 2013

Forward Solutions is the newest addition to the roster of the Philippine Software Industry Association’s (PSIA) software companies in the Philippines.

PSIA was established in 1988 and aims to promote the growth and competitiveness of the Philippine software industry in the global scene. With more than a hundred members ranging from small to medium companies specializingdifferent software development platforms, PSIA is in co...

posted by Ryan Magallanes

Skeuomorphism or Flat Design?

25 July 2013

Design serves as the face of a product. In terms of web design, mobile applications or simply computer graphic design, two design principles stand out: Skeuomorphism and Flat Design. Usually, design trends and styles are considered temporary because there is no guarantee that a particular style will stick around for a long time. But both are widely used in the realm of graphic design especially in websites and mobile applicati...

posted by Ryan Magallanes

Is Parallax Design Bad for SEO?

24 July 2013

Web Design and Web Development have evolved a hundredfold over the years. From simple, pure HTML websites to the birth of CSS, JavaScript and other web scripting languages, the face of the World Wide Web has changed significantly that made SEOs and Web Designers butt heads most of the time. For SEOs, usability and visually appealing designs may not be ideal, but Web designers may argue that design should not be sacrificed over SEO. What is the use of a website if ...