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User-Centered Design Tips for a Great Website

User-Centered Design Tips for a Great Website You Must Know

A great website is more than arranging design elements in a pleasing manner. A beautiful website will not do you any good if your customers don’t know how to use it. Focusing on its potential users from the very beginning is essential. Intended users must not only like the website’s design but also feel comfortable




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03 Jan 2017
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Changes in Google SEO That Will Impact Your Site

Changes in Google SEO That Will Impact Your Site

Google is still the most popular search engine. Consider how often you use it every day. “Googling” has become part of our vocabulary. Its algorithm changes hundreds of times in a year. Being aware of the major changes can help with planning or adjusting content and SEO strategies. Are you staying up-to-date with the latest




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19 Dec 2016
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Effective Web Design Strategy

Effective Web Design Strategy for a Successful Website Redesign

The thought of redesigning your website might fill you with dread. Hopefully, this post will calm some of those fears. Not every website redesign has to be a major undertaking. You don’t always have to start over completely. Many of the sites you frequent undergo small changes on a regular basis. These changes are incremental.




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14 Dec 2016
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Is your website broken

Is Your Website Broken–How Do You Know If Your Website Just Doesn’t Work

With all the time we spend searching on the Internet, occasionally we’ve all come across websites that are dysfunctional, to put it kindly. I’ve seen sites that have made me feel really sad, but that’s my design sensitivity. Bad design is my kryptonite. For the success of your site, make sure your site is not




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05 Dec 2016
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Ways to Navigate a Website

Ways to Navigate a Website and Using Them Effectively

Reading through my blog there are a few themes that I mention frequently. One of those is usability. This post addresses one particularly important Web usability issue–site navigation. Having great informative content is wasted if users can’t find it! Let’s look at the ways to navigate a website. (There are other site navigation systems, for




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22 Nov 2016
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What Does a Graphic Designer Do

What Does a Graphic Designer Do and Why You Need One

Telling someone that I’m a freelance graphic designer sometimes results in a little bit of silence. Seeing that further explanation is necessary, I usually go on to say that I design websites. That helps most people. Though in reality that explanation falls short of what I do. Design is complicated. And if you haven’t had




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01 Nov 2016
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Options to Using ‘Click Here’

Options to Using ‘Click Here’ for Links

For web designers usability is a top priority. That’s not always the case when it comes to content writers. An example of not considering usability is the continued use of “click here” text for links within a website. Here are some options to using “click here” for links when writing your content. “Click Here” is




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27 Oct 2016
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Your Homepage is Your Storefront

Your Homepage is Your Storefront, Use it Wisely

Although you might not sell products on your website one way to help you plan the content of your site is to realize your homepage is your storefront. What do you do to show off your services or product? Place your best stuff in the windows. That’s your homepage. Here is where you use strong




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03 Oct 2016
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choosing a registrar for your website

Choosing a Registrar for Your Website

After deciding on a domain name for your website, what comes next? After making sure it’s not already taken, you need to register it. For help in choosing a registrar for your website follow these steps. There are many registrar services out there. When choosing a registrar do your research. Go online and search for




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28 Sep 2016
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One-page website design

One-Page Website Design

Looking around the Internet lately, it’s apparent that one-page website design is becoming more popular. Instead of navigating through several pages all the content is broken up into sections within a one-page design. It was thought that visitors never liked going “below the fold” on a webpage, meaning that users were unlikely to scroll down




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28 Jul 2016
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