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Full-screen images for a homepage
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website design

It was not long ago that having a full-width high resolution image on a homepage was quite a coding challenge. First there was a compatibility issues with all major browsers (reacting differently to the code), mobile device issue (since compressing such a large image would greatly slow down the website on a smart phone or tablet) and an Internet speed issue (as large images typically are very large files). Thanks to HTML5 and CSS3, web designers are now able to design cool an...

Less clicking and more scrolling on new website
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website design

Yes you may have noticed that today’s newer websites have less clicking and far more scrolling. This trend has been influenced of course by mobile devices especially smart phones. We are almost at a point where we, web designers, are designing websites for phones and tablets and then adjusting the design and code to desktop. This is going to be one of the most popular trends in 2015. The homepage especially has become a landing page where each element is a way to either giv...

Ghost Buttons
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website design

During the next few weeks we are going to address very specific web design elements and attempt to go in more depth as to what they are, what benefits they bring and how to assess if this design item is a good option for your own website. This week we will start with Ghost Buttons. We are all familiar with call-to-action buttons asking the visitor to do something immediate such as “Click here to get started”, “Buy this item today”, “Email us now” and so forth. Gho...

Budgeting for your website and Internet marketing for an entire year
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website design

Though professional website design has become more affordable enabling smaller size companies to benefit from similar opportunities as the larger corporations, it is important that you budget for expenses related to your site and online marketing efforts. December is the perfect time of the year to do so but, if you missed this post, do it today! Any month is a good month to review your budget. Website expenses: If your website has b...

Website Design Trends going into 2015
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website design

In this week's broadcast we talk about many of the trends that have been taking hold over the last year and moving forward into 2015. We talk about the use of fonts and how they have changed, the use of high resolution images, and websites being built around a mobile design instead of for desktop and then being adapted. We talk about how pop ups were used in the past and how they are making a resurgence. We also talked about the use of new types of menus and using photos or videos as part of ...

Website Year End Punch List
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website design

In this week's webinar, we talk about several things you should do with your website heading into the new year, such as checking to make sure all of your links are still good, checking to make sure your forms are all still working, spell checking your content, checking your website on different browsers to see how it is performing, and check your website on mobile devices. As technology changes, and servers or web code or browsers, are updated, things can suddenly be not working, so it is ver...

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