web design

Do you Even Need a Website?

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One thing is pretty clear about websites and businesses. If you have a business today, you need a website. All across the internet, that answer is apparent and there are some compelling reasons for having a website. It’s a powerful communication tool, a source for marketing, a great source of additional income streams, and more. …

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Who’s supporting your site? Please don’t say ‘I.T.’…

Greg Scratchley Mtek Running a Website
Small and medium businesses often outsource their web sites to the same people that manage their IT needs. That's like getting your butcher to buy your spouses anniversary gift. (Not there is a problem with that...of course) Websites are a marketing tool, and are best managed (if not by your own marketing organization) by an ...

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How touch interface design is really getting important in UI/UX

Mobile devices are on everyone’s minds when it comes to web development and SEO.  Mobile digital media time in the US is now significantly higher at 51% compared to desktop (42%), according to SmartInsights.  So what does this mean to you?  It means that if your website is not optimized well for mobile, half of …

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Top 8 BIGGEST Factors To Speed Up Your Website

Site speed is one of the top factors in ranking a website. So how do you know what is slowing down your website? Google PageInsights is Google’s tool in analyzing your website’s speed and giving you suggestions on what to fix. But are there are other things that could be impacting your website’s overall speed? …

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Find the Best WordPress Theme for Your Website

WordPress is one of, if not, the most used Content Management System online, and recent statistics indicate that wordpress powers more than 25% of websites. When a person develops their own WordPress website, they can opt for a free WordPress-hosted (wordpress.org) website or they can opt for paid hosting. One of the biggest reasons why …

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10 web design trends that changed everything in 2015

Want to know what the biggest trends for web design were in 2015? Today we’re taking a closer look at some of the hottest trends that came out of the technology changes made over the last year. Check out the following top ten list and see how these changes impacted your web design throughout the …

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15 Best Practices for Responsible Responsive Web Design

Responsive design is one of the biggest trends to emerge in web design. However, this is a much more to it than what the surface reveals. Consider 15 of the best practices for responsible responsive design. 1. Horizontal Swipe You can easily let text overflow onto the edge of the screen. Doing so guides readers …

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How to Avoid Unintentional Costs When Building a Website

Building a website is no simple or inexpensive task. Quite to the contrary, in fact. Building a website involves forethought and a well-planned budget. To avoid some of the unintentional costs of building a website, consider the following tips and stay on budget in the process. Get Organized Nothing fast-tracks high fees quite like disorganization. …

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Invisible Design and Your new Website

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What defines a good design? Is it an in-your-face colorful website, unmistakable even by the novice web user? Or is it something more subtle and understated? Most designers would argue it’s a mix a both, which is precisely what invisible design is all about. Let’s take things up a notch by defining exactly what invisible …

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Responsive Typography

Typography is an art. It also so happens to be the primary way through which we communicate information. From websites to television to billboards, typography represents a mood and style that further solidifies the message the text itself holds. Unfortunately, many web designers treat typography as a one-size-fits-all process. Doing so leaves so many opportunities …

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