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Choosing powerful colors for your website
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The title of this post “Choosing powerful colors for your website” could be taken the wrong way. By “powerful” we do not mean strong, vibrant and aggressive colors. We mean colors which work great for your target audience, your company’s message and industry type. A powerful color can be subtle and light while still doing “its” job. 1 ½ year ago we wrote a blog post about the meaning of colors and that information is still true today. [To view this prior post click

SEO No No’s: How to keep your website ranking safe
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In this week's webinar, we cover the things you could be doing that can negatively effect your ranking on search engines. Here are five tips on things that you can do to protect your website's ranking. Flash for instance, used to be really useful and let you do cool things with animations, but now when used, it can actually be harmful to your ranking. Mobile devices, including many apple products, don't support flash, which may be a reason why support for it has not only dropped off, but why it ...

Real Estate Website Types
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Real estate has been for many years and continues to be one of the most competitive industries online. There are different types of real estate websites: - Directories of properties for sale in a specific country, - Directories of properties for rent or lease in a specific country, - International directories of properties for sale, - International directories of properties for rent or lease, - Directories combining different types of real estate, - Sites integrating with local MLS (m...

Schema code types for Organizations
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In this week's webinar, we continue to cover Schema, which is a piece of coding that you will probably want your webmaster to add to your site, since Google and the other search engines recommend that you have it, and may be more likely to favor your position in a search result ranking. Depending on your industry and type of content, there are some different types of Schema code. This week we want to talk about Organization Schema Code, which is used for non-profit organizati...

Responsive Design Series Part 3 – Is it important to cater to every screen size?
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This is the last post of our 3 part-series on Responsive Design. We truly could spend the entire year discussing its importance and different attributes but we want to create some variety in our blog. As always never hesitate to email us if you have additional questions about mobile responsiveness for your website. One of our team members will be happy to answer you. Today we want t...

Why using Schema Code can help you boost your ranking on Google
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website design

In this week's webinar, we talk about the tedious process of adding Schema Code to your website, and why you would want to use it. What does it do? It is being encouraged by all major search engines, and can really help boost your ranking on search engines. It's something that only a programmer could do because it needs to be coded into the core of the site, so if you want to add it, so you rank better, you will need a web designer. If you want to have Schema code added to y...

Responsive Design Series Part 2 – When you should hide or add elements on a mobile device display
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Welcome back to our responsive design series. Making your website responsive on mobile devices does not mean that you should try to compress and fit in every single image and text you have on your desktop version on a small device like a smart phone. The new trend is to actually rethink your website so it makes sense to visitors when they are using a phone or tablet to view your site. Let's take our own website for instance. The desktop version of our homepage is quite intricate with lots of ...

Responsive Design Series Part 1 – What is responsive design?
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website design

In our company, we were doing responsive design websites before it became a necessity or well known by most. At the time we were using JavaScript but now the code (thank you CSS3) has evolved so much than responsive design has truly become the coolest and biggest change in website design in the past ten years. What is responsive design? It is the readjustment of a website design, layout, elements and text to conform to a specific screen size. For a long time (and many olde...

New Design Trends: Enhanced Web Page Footers
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website design

In this week's webinar, bringing in the new year, we tell you about some things you can do to adjust the design of your website to maximize its potential. This week we are starting with website footers. One of the major design trends is to have much larger footers, which has been brought about because of mobile devices making people more used to scrolling on longer pages. It is a good idea that when your website is designed to at least keep in mind your mobile audience. Some sites are even be...

New web trend – Videos as background wallpaper
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website design

Thanks to new coding techniques using HTML5 and faster Internet connection throughout the world, having a video as a background or moving backgrounds is now a possibility. The video can be coded to play upon the visitor’s arrival with or without sound. It can also be set to play with a specific time delay or play upon clicking on an icon. What is even more exciting is that these videos can be filling up the entire screen of the visitor no matter what their screen size is. Thanks to responsi...

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