Undoubtedly, you’re familiar with the phrase, “The customer is always right!” But if you’ve ever worked in custom website design, then you know the truth — clients often request tacky, hard to use, or even downright impossible features on their sites. The best web developers know how to manage their clients’ expectations and say no … Continue reading The 5 Mortal Sins Of Web Design – Are You Guilty?
The 1990s were a simpler time, a more innocent time. The era of the Backstreet Boys and Titanic. When you needed to find a local business, you pulled out a gigantic yellow phone book. If you search your memories, you might even remember what you could call the Geocities era of website design, back when … Continue reading Need Leads? The 5 Must-Have Skills Of All Successful Website Designers
According to tech blog Mashable, web design has gone the way of the woolly mammoth. RIP! Of course, the only thing the site’s “Web design is dead” headline really highlights is just how desperate blogs are to earn those precious clicks with hyperbolic headlines and sketchy conclusions. The listicle argues that small businesses are using … Continue reading If You Haven’t Heard Of UX Design, Then You’re Already Falling Behind
Search engine optimization (SEO) is a fancy way of saying you want to beat Google at its own game. Instead of shelling out $100 for every few measly clicks, you want to earn the organic traffic of the three-quarters of searchers who never click on Pay-Per-Click ads. We know that 61% of Web users worldwide … Continue reading Does Your Website Fail The Most Basic SEO Test?
…And everyone wants to be Apple. On July 15, Facebook signaled a major change concerning its business pages. For the past year, Facebook has been experimenting with a “Buy” button, and this July certain stores now have the new feature integrated into their business’ Facebook Page. The move would allow Facebook users to purchase items … Continue reading Facebook Wants To Be Amazon, Amazon Wants To Be Google…
When Yelp first exploded onto the local search scene, they quickly established themselves as the 21st century equivalent of a phone book. For awhile, anyone visiting a restaurant, local business, or hotel for the first time would check the reviews on Yelp beforehand. And while Google might dominate search traffic overall, Yelp carved out a … Continue reading Can Yelp Stand Up To Google, Or Is Google Already The New Yelp?
A controversial new bankruptcy case is changing the way many small businesses approach their social media presence. Jeremy Alcede is a Texas man who used Facebook to promote his gun store, criticize President Obama, and promote his beliefs about the Second Amendment. But when he lost the Houston gun store in a bankruptcy case, a … Continue reading Bankrupt Texan Accidentally Proves Value Of Social Media Marketing
Web developers love/hate the Internet as much as anyone (whose livelihood depends on it), but sometimes the Internet just goes too far, even for website designers. Case in point: Taiwanese startup HAZ Digital finally invented the “smart umbrella” you never even knew you wanted (probably because you don’t want it). The HAZ Umbrella is the … Continue reading Motorized Smart Umbrella Will Make You Want To Break The Internet
Unless you were born after the year 1988, then terms like SEO, PPC, CSS, YTR, and FTP might leave you thinking SMDH or even WTF. And FYI, we completely made up YTR, but half the people reading this didn’t even notice. So if you’re trying to familiarize yourself with the terms your website designers and … Continue reading 15 Essential SEO, Web Dev Terms For 2015