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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...

Top 3 tips to improve your website’s appearance
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If your website was built in the past 3 years by a professional web designer, it should not need a complete redesign. In many instances, a few changes will transform a site that may appear tired or dated into a breathtaking website. Today we will focus on the most important 3 changes you or your web design team can make to your site to make it more appealing. =1= Update the images: High quality photos or graphics speak a tho...

How to optimize a slideshow for SEO
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Slider, slideshows, galleries, and carousels seem to be on every website this year. The reason is simple. Most people are very visual and you can convey ideas (even complicated ones) with strong compelling images, graphics, or photographs. Theses slideshows are now working well on mobile devices like smartphones and tablets. If you have an older slideshows, just hire a webmaster to upgrade it to be better coded version. Today we are going to see if these slideshows are bad or good for search eng...

The Hamburger Menu
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No, this is not a restaurant menu. Hamburger Menu is actually a website term for the fly-out menu that one can click on to display or hide a website's navigation bar. It is primarily used for the mobile display of websites on smartphone. Since a phone has limited screen space, it makes sense to hide the navigational menus. In the past few months, that same icon has made its way to desktop websites and, though this trends seems to become quite popular, many have strong opinion...

Hire a website expert
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petaluma website design

We understand that companies vary in sizes and all have different revenues and budgets. But, regardless of your company's type or size, you should set aside a marketing budget. In the old days, marketing covered newspaper adds, radio clips, and TV commercials. Today a considerable part of your marketing budget (if not most of it) should be dedicated to your online presence. It is undeniable that the most important item for your company on the Internet is its website. Even tho...

What is flat website design?
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According to Wikipedia "Flat design is a minimalist UI design genre, or design language, commonly used in graphical user interfaces (such as web applications and mobile apps), especially in graphical materials as posters, arts, guide documents, publishing products." Furthermore "Flat design is a style of interface design emphasizing minimum use of stylistic elements that give the illusion of three dimensions (such as the use of drop shadows, gradients or text...

Series 2 of 3 – Simple tips to improve the design of your site: Font + Buttons + Calls-to-action
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This week we continue our three-part series on how to easily change elements on your website to improve it without having to re-code it entirely. There are three simple tips which can greatly improve the conversion rate of your website: Fonts + Buttons + Calls-to-action. =1= Font Style and Family: Choosing the right font for your website depends on two factors: (1) Do you have a specific font used in your brand? (2) What feeling or mood are you...

Series 1 of 3 – Simple tips to improve the design of your site: Colors + Space + Organization
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petaluma website design

There are simple tips you can use to improve the appearance of your website without having to completely redo it. In the next three weeks, we will cover 3 specific tips during each weekly webinar. Today we will take a look at the overall feel of a website: Colors + Space + Organization. =1= Color Scheme: Colors can absolutely create a mood, send a clear message and engage your audience. In 2016, we have seen more and more pastel and lighter colors...

Website Seasonality
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By Website Seasonality we mean two things: (1) Adapting your website to the seasons to better connect digitally with your visitors. (2) Understanding Internet searches which often vary with seasons or time periods. =1= Adapting your website to seasons: Website seasonality is not something web designers or online marketers often speak about even though it can be crucial to the success of your website. It is obvious th...

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