Web Design / Basics

  • 5 Important Tips to Improve Website User Experience

    … When considering website design, it’s easy to get caught up in aesthetic concerns. But if your website has a purpose beyond just looking pretty, it’s important to focus on more than appearances. Here are five key ways to provide your website’s visitors with a great user experience, so that they’ll stick around instead of leaving in frustration…

    Growmap- 7 readers -
  • Cheap Blog Design Hacks for Non-Designers

    … You could argue that when it comes to writing, the essence is far more important than the presentation. But although this principle might work for textbooks and novels, it won’t for online blogs. Keep in mind that design is a major factor in user experience. Design affects the growth of your readership. Unless you are a popular person…

    Christopher Jan Benitez/ Growmap- 18 readers -
  • How to Find Perfect Custom Graphic Designs at Designhill

    … How to Find Perfect Custom Graphic Designs at Designhill January 14, 2016 By Gail Gardner Leave a Comment Images are what make content stand out online and in print. Logos are essential to making your brand memorable. But what do you do if you aren’t a graphic artist? Fortunately, there are platforms that make it easy to find the perfect…

    Gail Gardner/ Growmapin How To's- 21 readers -
  • What Star Wars Can Teach Marketers About Design [Infographic]

    …, but I was quite amazed by how ahead of its time the design and aesthetics of the movie were. For a film shot in the 1970s, the visual effects were quite spectacular. I was so blown away that my team and I decided to make an infographic highlighting the common design elements present in the earlier movies. In a previous post I touched upon certain…

    Growmap- 6 readers -
  • 5 Essential Infographic Design Tips For Content Marketers

    … are expected to see an increase of 5% in demand and search. There is no doubt that more and more marketers are jumping on the infographic bandwagon. The issue that seems to be of concern to many content marketers is: a lack of funds for contracting experienced graphic designers a lack of time and expertise when it comes to the creation…

    Growmapin Content- 14 readers -
  • How Social Media Can Turn Your Business Around

    …, Yahoo and the other major search engines. After the site goes live with at least 15 pages of unique content, there must be at least 5-10 additional pages of content added every single month. Fresh Content Ranks Google rewards fresh content. As recently as June 17, 2015, Google reported another algorithm update and stated it was not related…

    Growmapin Social SEO Twitter How To's- 26 readers -
  • First Class Hosting Services From Register.Com

    … of Register.com. If you’re looking for a web hosting package that comes with a fully guaranteed warranty of quality, Register.com is the company you should be dealing with. Register.Com: Your One Stop Shop For Web Hosting Services Register.com is here to be your one stop shop for web hosting services. From graphic design to SEO content to online web store…

    Dana Davis/ Growmap- 18 readers -
  • Custom Web Design or an Online Website Builder? Choose Both!

    … for your company, customers can find everything for your business is in one place. You can add any information you want, and even links to all of your social media pages, such as Linkedin, Facebook, Twitter and Google+. This allows you to engage easily with customers on a daily basis, which leads to sales. Website builders are like online blocks…

    Dana Davis/ Growmap- 10 readers -
  • Color Makes a Lasting Impression in Logo Design [Infographic]

    … When it comes to designing a logo, color makes the biggest splash. Although most people can easily recite a list of colors they love along with colors they detest, your logo design needs to go beyond personal preferences. Instead, think of you design from the perspective of your intended audience. Consider how you want potential customers…

    Dana Davis/ Growmap- 14 readers -
  • Why and How to Select Keywords and Where to Use Them

    … of “mechanic” target Dallas mechanic, mobile mechanic Dallas and Dallas car repair If you sell Gazebos only in Texas, while you might target “gazebo” you’ll have more success using Texas Gazebos, Gazebos Waco, Gazebos TX and TX Gazebos – This business had a Web site with pages that targeted locations and specific types of gazebos and even misspelled…

    Gail Gardner/ Growmapin How To's- 15 readers -
  • 5 Must-Have Tips for Great Web Design

    … – and without a second thought, remove any that don’t. 3) Ask a colleague or friend to go over your website for grammatical errors, even if you’ve already done so. A fresh set of eyes may spot the one glaring error your tired eyes managed to overlook. Some of the companies that offer web design and hosting services may also offer proofreading…

    Dana Davis/ Growmap- 21 readers -
  • How to Build a Free Online Business Site or Family Holiday Card

    … can add contact details for the person in your family, business or group who keeps track of everyone best. Holiday Specials for Businesses If you don’t have a website or you have one that requires a web designer to update, you can create one yourself to feature your holiday sales products. Under the fashion templates is one called Dream Play. Click…

    Gail Gardner/ Growmapin How To's- 11 readers -
  • Five Ways to Breathe New Life into Your Website Design

    … are the best bet. The design should enable visitors to navigate the website with ease. 2) The website has confusing navigation. Information architecture and user experience are key factors in creating a good first impression with users of your website. Hiring an experienced website designer to advise on the best page layout and hierarchy for your…

    Growmapin Social SEO- 12 readers -
  • Why Phillip Dews @BrumPW Is Giving Away a Custom WordPress Theme

    Installing MaxCDN on a custom WordPress site to speed it up My Life as a Blogger and Why I am Giving Something Back Here I am tucked up in bed for the third day running suffering with the flu. Yet I am overjoyed. Why you may ask? Well Gail Gardner from GrowMap reached out to me this morning on Skype and Twitter asking if I would like to write a guest post on her blog.

    Gail Gardner/ Growmap- 24 readers -
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