Web Design: Tips and Tools of the Trade

Posted by Lisa Smith on Aug 2, 2017 8:40:00 AM

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Your business website is the hub for everything you have to offer. An all-in-one center for your biography, your portfolio or services, your insights…pretty much all your bragging rights. You know what content is available, where to find it and where to go if you can’t. Here’s the catch – can your customers? How your website works is just as, if not more important, than how it looks.

 

We find ourselves in an age of digital technology and information. People are no longer popping into stores to see what’s available, instead they are searching online. Think of your website as the first impression your company gives.  When a customer clicks on that URL they want to be greeted in a warm, friendly manner. Imagine if you clicked on a webpage and were directed to this:

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Web Design Best Practices: Five Common Myths

Posted by Lisa Smith on Jul 10, 2017 2:30:00 PM

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Many articles out there focus on how to build the best website for businesses using web design best practices. These practices will help you create a website that drives traffic, generates leads, and closes customers. The truth is, with technological advances and changes in consumer buying behaviors, designing an effective website isn’t as simple as it once was. Here are five common myths about website design:

 

Myth #1: Call-to-action buttons should be kept above the fold. Placing a CTA above the fold is the most common placement on web pages. In a case study done by Content Verve, a landing page with the call-to-action below the fold performed better than a page with the CTA above the fold by an incredible 304 percent. Now, that’s not saying placing a CTA above the fold is a bad idea. If the visitors are interested, it will receive clicks. Click through rates are highly dependent on the page content and the CTA itself. If you’re wondering where to place your call-to-action, run an A/B test. Keep both versions away from busy areas, but don’t be afraid to place one below the fold.

 

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How Much Does Making a Website for Your Business Cost?

Posted by Lisa Smith on Jul 5, 2017 1:30:00 PM

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If you’re ready to develop or redesign your business website, you might be wondering, how much does it cost to make a website? The cost of a website can range from free to millions of dollars depending on how large the site needs to be. The cost depends on many factors, including:

 

  • Features/functionality
  • Design
  • Development
  • Integrations
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Website Redesign Project Plan: Title Tags and Description Meta Tags (Still) Help Optimize for Search

Posted by Lisa Smith on May 1, 2017 11:00:00 AM

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Remember the “good old days?” It might have been growing up in a small suburb, where you could walk to the ice cream store and see multiple friends along the way. Or maybe it was when you could disco the night away? Perhaps it was when you biked through your neighborhood while you listened to Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” on your Sony Walkman. Or, maybe when you listened to boy bands after school, or played video games until it was time for bed.

 

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