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Web Design Tip #3 – Fonts
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Just like colors, font styles render different emotions. Curvy or hand script fonts can mean you (or company) are casual, friendly, and approachable while straight line or sans serif fonts can give a sense of accuracy, precision, and professionalism. It all goes back to your target audience: Who are you trying to sell your services, products, or message to? You also need to consider your primary message. And by this, we do not mean your latest promotions but what feeling you would want to evoke ...

Web Design Tip #2 – Colors
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Selecting the perfect colors for your website can be a lengthy or a neglected process but it is absolutely worth taking your time in this phase of development. Indeed, when redesigning your website, you should spend time picking colors that support your company's message, your brand, and what you do. These colors also need to "please" your customers. Remember that, first and foremost, the website is there for your audience not for your own personal use. So you may love hot pink but, if your audi...

Web Design Tip #1 – Navbar
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In the next few weeks we will provide very specific website design tips. First and foremost, we recommend you hire an expert web designer. Just like you are an expert in your industry or trade, web designers understand Internet user trends and the dos and donts of designing a website. Saying this, it is important that you know enough about quality web design so that you can expect the best from your designer. Today, we want to bring up again the trend of "hiding" your top navigation bar, also...

How to manually submit a website to Google?
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Great news! Google has now made it very easy for anyone to submit their web pages to its search engine. This is an important of Search Engine Optimization especially if you just made edits on your site or created a new page. Of course, you can just wait until the Google Bot crawls your site but this may take some time as there are now over 1 billions sites listed on the Internet. It used to be you would need to have a Google Webmaster account to submit your review for review but not anymore. ...

The importance of content
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If you are still not convinced textual content is king with Google and other major search engines, think of it that way:

Google is in the sole business of delivering content... nothing more.

An Internet user searches using keywords, Google checks its list of indexed content, then gives back pages of results which it "feels" matches what the user was looking for. That's it! It is all about content. Therefore you must have quality content on...

Do you really need a Content Management System?
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A CMS stands for Content Management System. It is an admin center on which you are able to make changes to your website and add pages without knowledge of coding. Your website can have a template CMS like WordPress, Joomla, or Drupal or a Custom CMS specifically tailored to your business. Either way, they can be quite practical if you see yourself as a hands-on website owner who will make changes often. Of course having a CMS adds to the cost of building a website so our question today is "Do yo...

Where to put a phone number on a website?
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This question may sound so simple but, somehow, it is the biggest annoyance web users have when visiting websites. Where is the *&%^$#& phone number? There may be certain situations when having a phone number on a website may not be needed though this is VERY rare. In most instance, a legitimate business or non-profit organization would have a phone. If you prefer to be contacted by email and think that hiding the phone number at the bottom of a contact page is a good...

Interacting with your online audience
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Regardless of your company and industry, interacting with your audience while they are visiting your web pages can considerably increase your sales. Businesses of all sizes now can affordably and easily integrate online chats (and possibly instant messaging) on their site. These third party companies have come a long way and messaging platforms are now reliable, user-friendly, and affordable. These chats and messaging platforms are no longer just for social media companies, they can now be used ...

Top 3 tips to improve your website’s effectiveness
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Having a well ranked and beautiful website is wonderful but, what is even better is to have a site that works for you. By "works", we mean it actually does exactly what you want it to do. For some, it may be increasing online sales in their shopping cart, for others it may be to increase phone calls at their office, for some it can be to have visitors spend a long time browsing their pages, and so forth. Every site owner has specific goals for their website. In order to know if your site is effe...

Top 3 tips to improve your website’s ranking
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In our prior post, we reviewed the top 3 changes you can make on your site to give it a better visual appeal. Today the focus will be on search engine optimization (SEO) which is the ranking given to your site when Internet users search with keywords. Yes, having a beautiful site is great and important but if nobody can find the site online, you are missing on potential revenue. =1= Optimize your copy: If you...

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