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How do you know it is time for a new website?
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Your site is  just a few years old but you are wondering if it is time to upgrade it or even get a brand new one. You know technology and especially the Internet has changed dramatically these last two years. If you answer YES to one of the following questions, it is time to have a conversation with an experienced web designer.

  1. Your competition has a better website. They may have a better design, better content, better "feel", etc.
  2. Your website is not responsive to m...

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...

Collapsible Menus or Full Navigation Bar
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A collapsible website menu looks similar to a smartphone menu icon which you need to mouse over, click or press to open the navigation menu and see all of the links to various sub pages. Collapsible menus became trendy in 2015 and we feel that they will continue to gain popularity in 2016. Saying this, it does not mean this is the right option for every website. Actually for most of our clients they are not a good option. Website designers use them when the visual is the most important aspect...

Tax Deductible Website
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The end of the year is approaching fast and you are contemplating what your business New Year resolutions should be for 2016. You think hard and the obvious come through: It is time to have your website redesigned to help you take your business to the next level of success. You decided that you will start speaking with web designers at the beginning of January. But why wait? There are many advantages to having your website developed at the end of a calendar year. =1= The fees...

Video on Microsoft Edge and Website Design Implications
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We covered in prior posts what Microsoft Edge was, what its cool features were and what benefits it brought to Internet users and website developers. The long awaited modern and evergreen browser has delivered and so far it is a welcome change to its prior Microsoft product, Internet Explorer, which for years created lots of issues for website design. Today no need to read ... just relax and watch our 15 minute-video. Virginie Dorn and Ryan Perry recap the 5 biggest attrib...

Website Design for Microsoft Edge
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A few weeks ago we reviewed what Microsoft Edge was and what set it apart from its predecessor Internet Explorer (see our prior post What is Microsoft Edge?). Today we are continuing the discussion but focusing more on the relationship between the new Edge browser and website design. Quick recap:

  1. It is only available on Wind...

Summerizing your website designing
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“Summer-izing” is not a word, we know. We meant that there is value in giving a summer feel to your site. Believe it or not, websites have seasons too just like brick and mortar stores. Depending on your industry and target audience, you may want to consider adjusting your site’s visual display as well as textual content based on the season. This is especially true for retail businesses. For instance, if you sell sporting goods, you already know that during the summer time your...

Social Media Impacting Website Designs
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Social media in general is here to stay. Specific social media platforms may come and go but again social media as a way to communicate with one another is going to continue to increase in popularity. As a disclaimer, social media may not be suited for all industries. If you are unsure, make sure to speak with an online marketing expert like Ryan Perry or Virginie Dorn. For instance there are legal restrictions for law firms on what they can do online. So check first if social media is right for...

New web trend – Videos as background wallpaper
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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...

How to make your website easier to use by organizing your main menu
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A very common problem among websites is lack of or bad organization. If the user can’t find what they’re looking for quickly, they would rather go to a different website than take another few seconds to try to find it on yours. It should be immediately obvious how to get where they want to go. The first major step that should be taken, is organizing your main menu to be very intuitive, and to not have too many items. Your main menu should have a link back to the “Home” page, and a lin...

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