Posts in Category: Web Design Articles & Topics

5 Ways To Refresh Your Website For 2016

With the new year in full swing, marketers and agencies are researching how they can give thier company a facelift. Here are 5 ways to refresh your website for 2016 and have new polished look. 1) Refresh you content How old is your content? 2 years? 4 years? Content has a expiration date as industry … Continue reading “5 Ways To Refresh Your Website For 2016”

Why Your Website Should Have A 404 Page

You’re probably asking “What is a 404 Page?” A 404 is a HTTP status code that is returned when the Google bots attempt to visit a page that doesn’t exist — either because it’s been deleted or renamed. Without redirecting the old URL to a new page, using what is called a 301, will result in the … Continue reading “Why Your Website Should Have A 404 Page”

The Difference between UX Design and Web Design

In a industry where the lines to the customer are blurred about the differences in web. It’s hard to discern the difference between Web Design vs UX Design. Not to mention a web developer, UX designer it gets confusing with all the overlap. I recently had a conversation with someone about a website that we were … Continue reading “The Difference between UX Design and Web Design”

Objectivity and Subjectivity in Design

The industry of design is considered the most subjective there is, at least from where I’m standing working in it. Basically, everyone is a design expert, whether they have years or days of experience, their opinion is cannon. Just one problem. There are rules to design and it’s not 100% subjective. Let’s define the two words … Continue reading “Objectivity and Subjectivity in Design”

Copywriting and Web Design

Your website copy tone of voice is just as important as the rest of the design. Using words creatively is fine but with care. Let’s talk about copywriting and web design. The Importance of Copywriting in Web Design People do not read web copy the same way that they read print (i.e. brochures, pamphlets, etc.). … Continue reading “Copywriting and Web Design”

5 Mobile Responsive Design Mistakes

In the age of mobile, mistakes and shortcuts still happen with agencies and freelancers. Here’s a list of mobile responsive design mistakes we’ve seen, been forced to deal with and correct, and mistakes that just make any designer scratch their heads. Not Designing for Mobile First Instead Of Desktop By designing for mobile first you focus on … Continue reading “5 Mobile Responsive Design Mistakes”

6 Places To Get Free Images Online

It’s difficult to find good quality images for your project. Here are six places to get free images to use online. Stock photography can be costly to pay for it from the big sites, so finding resources to get photos from can be tricky. When you are out there Google-ing images to find to use, … Continue reading “6 Places To Get Free Images Online”

How To Not Waste Money On Web Design

Everybody wants a website because they know they need to have one for their business. The goal can be as simple as to just get the information out there about what they do. So they go and hire either a agency or a freelancer to build them a brand-new website. However, many people don’t realize they’re throwing … Continue reading “How To Not Waste Money On Web Design”

Why You Should Never “Just Want A Website”

If you just want a website then your are woefully missing out on how an online strategy can really work for you. In fact, you should probably not get anything because you’re just wasting time and money if you’re just wanting a website. BUT, if you are interested in going past the idea of “I … Continue reading “Why You Should Never “Just Want A Website””

Agencies vs. Private Contractors

These days, customers are more likely to go online and hire a freelancer to develop a website for them than they are to actually hire an agency that can build an entire brand awareness strategy. So the decision comes down to choosing Agencies vs Private Contractors. When they consider which to choose from, it often … Continue reading “Agencies vs. Private Contractors”