Earlier this week, a client expressed concern about losing search engine result rankings if they made the switch from HTTP to HTTPS. They’d been told that making this move can result in big rankings losses for 6-7 months, and I was pretty sure that was not the case. But it really depends – making this […]
The top website and marketing links for this week. First impressions matter – especially online. What does the design of your site say about your business? A lot more than you think! If you look like an amateur, it reduces your credibility. It’s going to be harder for you to convince people of your value, especially if you […]
I just had a prospective client, whom I sent a quote last week, write me and tell me they had decided to go with another vendor. No problem with that at all, and I really appreciate it when people actually take the time to let me know one way or the other. But ‘vendor?’ That […]
I got a comment on my (personal) blog this morning from another Colorado web designer, stating how annoying she thought my dropdown menus were. Well – to each his or her own! I took a look at her site just for kicks, and discovered that the fonts for headlines and some other prominent text are […]
You’re looking for a new website – and a new design/development company. As you’re interviewing potential companies, many of them will probably talk to you about content management systems (CMS). Most companies will probably talk to you about open source CMS – these are the popular platforms like WordPress, Drupal, Joomla and many other less-well-known […]
Today we’re finishing up our guest post from Karen Marcus of Final Draft Communications. In Part 1 of this post, I listed the four primary elements of website development, and observed that many business owners attempt to create the content (also known as copy) piece themselves. I noted the importance of content, and offered a […]
Content is one area in which many business owners do try to do it themselves. You might want to try it too. After all, who can describe your business better than you can?
Yet, when you write content for your own website, there can be some challenges.
Finding a professional web designer who’s also a developer (or vice-versa) is more difficult than finding someone who’s strictly one or the other, but it’s worth the extra effort. Some of the benefits of getting it all in one package include: a much better understanding of what’s feasible (and advisable) on the website. Designers who […]