28 Feb 2012
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The Small Business Website Checklist for Newbies

The stuff you need to get going!

I’ve created a short and sweet checklist for those interested in having a website designed for their business. Granted you need a competent website design & development company (wink, wink…) There are a few other things you should be aware of. Read more

17 Feb 2012
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When you say web design, say it’s a sum of the parts.

Web design is only part of the picture.

It’s like the Mona Lisa without her head. You would never be able to guess whether she’s smiling, smirking, looking at you or elsewhere. So what gives?

The visual part of a website is extremely important. Web design supports branding, readability, and helps reach out to a specific demographic. The visual part of a website can make or break your small business. Read more

10 Feb 2012
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User experience & web type power

Let’s not insult Arial, Helvetica, Times or any of the other standard web fonts too much… they have gotten us through the early days of the web pretty well. Yet from a user experience point of view, the standard fonts have made most sites look alike and have numbed our visual senses. Standard web fonts have lost their visual impact. Read more

2 Feb 2012
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The Terrible Tale of Template Temptation

Ahh the template. It’s cheap (can be free), it’s easy and it’s extremely popular. Services offer the ability to add your text, change color, add your own logos… pretty much everything to get a fully realized website. Read more