Web Design

Could you use a booking program on your website?

Do you spend a lot of time making appointments for phone calls and meetings? A few years ago I realized that I had a pain threshold regarding making appointments with clients. After an email or two, they would want a meeting or a phone appointment. Then they would want to know what times I had…

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Improve Your Website Contact Form

Your contact form is a crucial part of your website. As your major source of connecting with clients, it is important to make sure your form is doing a good job. Periodically, you should apply a critical eye and see if it is working well and if you can improve upon it. Do you even…

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You Probably Want an SSL Certificate on Your Website

What is a security certificate? Security Certificates (SSL) are small data files that digitally bind a cryptographic key to an organization’s details. When installed on a web server, it activates the padlock and the https protocol and allows secure connections from a web server to a browser. It’s a little like sealing a letter in an envelop…

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Let’s Do Our Annual Website Assessment

Annual Website Assessment

When is the last time you really looked at your own website? Every year we get health check-ups, eye exams, and tune-ups for our cars. Your website should be no different. About once a year, you should give your website a good review. This can help prevent problems and find existing ones you may have…

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Do you really want a cheap “DIY Website”?

DIY Cheap Website

In this article, we will compare DIY web services with a custom site using WordPress. WordPress is probably the easiest and most powerful blogging and website content management system (or CMS) in existence today. It is very popular, and my clients love it. DIY website services, on the other hand, promise quick and easy websites that…

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Why you don’t want a canned theme for your website

I almost didn’t write this article. I didn’t want to introduce the idea of canned template themes. The last thing I want to do is advertise them to people and potential clients who didn’t know they exist — and it sounds self serving for me to tell you NOT to use them. But, it dawned on me…

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13 Web Design Trends for 2017

Web Trends

There is a constant list of web trends. Some are logic-based, while others are less so, and will become dated quickly. Below, are a collection of some trends that I think are good ones to watch for the upcoming year and consider for your website. Responsive Design: This means designing your site so that it…

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5 Reasons Not to Upload Videos on Your Web Site

Videos have become really popular on websites. Just take a quick look at Facebook or some of the websites you frequent and you’ll notice them. Videos are a great way to engage your audience. But, there are a five things you should know before you upload them to your website. Video Challenges 1. You will…

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Domain Name Gmail Tips

Here are some answers to common questions about your domain name gmail account: Where do I log in? Go to: accounts.google.com or mail.google.com Help! I lost my password. Go to: accounts.google.com or mail.google.com Click the “Need help?” icon. It will guide you to recover your password using your back up email address Why do I…

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A quick and simple image placeholder service

Web Developers Rejoice! My friend and fellow designer Chrystal found this great share! It’s a way for web developers to easily create placeholder images in our work. Just put your image size after their URL and you’ll get a placeholder. Like this: <img src=”http://placehold.it/350×150″> Brilliant! Go to their site!

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