More often than not, it is not enough for you that your visitors just come and go. You want them to do something at your site. Unfortunately usually webmasters pay too little attention to their calls-to-action focusing on design, content and SEO. It is sad to see truly good resources that are doing great in […]
Website Design Tips by Ann Smarty
Coming up with a web design - and implementing it properly - is insanely stressful. You have so much to worry about: branding, functionality, look, feel, useability, social optimizations, in-page SEO, building up on Google...just the color can have a huge impact on the final result. Is it any wonder that “custom website design” is within the top #1000 keywords on Google. Or that often website owners will spend more time and money on the perfect design than almost anything else. It isn’t just a matter of design, but of first impressions. You are judged based on your website, and how it looks and feels is critical.
How do you make sure the first impression you give is a good one? You start by creating a solid, well designed site that acts as the face of your brand, and you go from there. While some might follow trends in popularity, those tend to ebb away over time. Are black and white designs as popular as they were ten years ago? No, but they might be again. It is better to go with something evergreen and timeless, and aim to make a site that is clean, functional, attractive, and reflects your brand strategy.
In this section we will cover all things website design, from practical tips to ways to incorporate tools like watermarks into your visual content for better traffic. We will also look at useability testing, proper SEO in design, laying a foundation that will help you in promoting later, the latest and greatest website design tools, and more.
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Most bloggers [me being one of them] don’t have a clue what their website color scheme might be associated with. For me it has been enough that I “like” the overall site look. But as an online entrepreneur and consultant I felt that I needed to know at least the theoretical part [maybe I will […]
A few days ago I put a Christmas-like feed button on my site and today I discovered that it can’t be seen in many browsers other than FF. This fact came as a complete revelation to me. </shame> Honestly, I am having tough time starting my blog and going “social” and I did not even […]
Website architecture or website inner structure or whatever you prefer to call it is very important both in terms of usability and SEO. There are plenty of theories on it and they can take the whole separate blog to cover. I compiled 5 quick steps which will take you no more than 20 minutes to […]
Recently I have been browsing around looking for some information on copyright infringement and what astonished me was that all I could find was content based .gov, .edu and wiki pages. Copyright and trademark are hot topics now and I am sure many people searching for them are interested in finding a professional consultant service […]