Web Design / Basics

    • Beware! Your CTA Design Speaks Mountains About Your Fashion Sense

      Would you wear a brown belt paired with black shoes to a client meeting? No, right? Then why does your call to action (CTA) design consist of you trying to fit the mythical red CTA button in a purple background? Before we answer that question, what is a CTA? Over the years, CTAs have evolved, and today they come in all forms and patterns.

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    • Small Business Website Checklist: What You Need Lined Up Before Going Live

      Launching a company website is a major milestone for any business, regardless of its size. But creating a small business website is not as simple as putting all your content on a web page and hitting the “publish” button. Your company website is your digital presence. In order to be effective, it has to be able to serve your customers the same way you would if they came to your physical store.

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  • A Comprehensive SVG Guide [Bonus: How to Use SVG files]

    … SVG is an image format for vector graphics. The literal definition of SVG is Scalable Vector Graphics. SVG is essentially the graphic image that you can create within many advanced tools for designers (e.g. Adobe Illustrator) or from scratch by using your coding skills. The great thing about SVG is that you can easily use it on the world wide…

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  • Small Business Websites: How to Make Yours More Compelling

    … experts on staff. Developers who work with optimizers learn what design elements increase conversions. This is especially important for lead generation and ecommerce sites. The more you expect your site to accomplish, the more important the design and marketing are. It is critical to choose the right developer and marketers from the beginning. I…

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  • 5 Website Mistakes You Have To Avoid In 2017

    … A business without a website is like a shop without a front window. It’s difficult to find, hard to trust, and impossible to understand what’s on offer. In an increasingly sophisticated digital age, a business website is simply a must. Although websites today are relatively easy to create, there are plenty of potential pitfalls along the way…

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  • 8 Website Design Basics That Guarantee Branding Success

    … Are you creating a website or do you have a website? Are you looking for some inspiration to help you establish your website as a brand? A website plays a vital role in building a brand, and brand building helps you to attract and keep customers. No matter the size of your business, even a personal website can help you to build a strong brand…

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  • 6 Ways to Make Your Website Disaster Proof

    … to a poll of 5,000 shoppers, 75% said they would leave a website or mobile app if it was malfunctioning or difficult to access. Impatient millennials in particular will immediately switch to a competitor’s site and will have no interest in waiting for you to sort out your system. So you need to aim to be one step ahead of the game. Here are some…

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  • 7 Must-Haves for a Landing Page

    … to your site. When built innovatively, a landing page can act as the cornerstone of a successful online marketing campaign. Why So Much Fuss About Landing Pages? “Landing pages are the new direct marketing, and everyone with a website is a direct marketer.” -Seth Godin The landing page is the PLACE where conversions happen. Having an effective landing…

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  • Make Life Easy for Your Customers with a Responsive Website

    … is enter a client’s old site’s URL or have the client fill out a content collection form. Then Duda imports all the information you need for building the new site. You and your client can both access and manage the site after it goes live. However, you can still put the site’s management under your branding and set limits on your client’s access…

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  • 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…

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  • 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…

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  • 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…

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