Austin Web Design Category

Reasons to Future Proof Your E-Commerce Website

Written by Ruth Hawk

Your e-commerce website is your company’s lifeblood. Through it, you earn the sales, brand recognition, and customers you need to thrive as a business. And that means that you cannot be satisfied with simply creating a look that looks and works great today. Called future proofing a website, taking steps to ensure that your site continues to keep up is important. Here are just a few reasons to build a site that is prepared to wow visitors, not just now but over the long term.

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Benefits of Making Online Event Registration Part of Your Website Development

Written by Ruth Hawk

Event registration has a number of advantages. However, manual registration can be time consuming and expensive. It requires manpower and resources that your business may not necessarily possess. That is why online event registration can be a useful part of your website development.

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Font Tips for More Appealing Web Development

Written by Ruth Hawk

The devil may be in the details, but so is effective web development. You may naturally want to focus on the low hanging fruit of graphics and content, but there are many other design elements that, while smaller or more detailed, are equally important. One of these elements is the font you choose for your site. While you can select a standard Times New Roman or Open Sans, your site may benefit from a more careful evaluation of your typography choices. Plus, the font you use is only the start: Line height, font size, white space, and more all contribute to the impact your font makes on the overall design of your site.

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Outdated Web Design Trends

Written by Ruth Hawk

When it comes to web design, best practices tend to come and go. Keeping up with these trends is important, because a fresh and modern website reflects positively on your business. Unfortunately, there are some trends that seem to persist despite being outdated or even counterproductive. The following are a few such practices that have outlived their usefulness. If one or more of them appear on your website, it might be time to consider a change.

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Web Design Tips for User Friendly Online Forms

Written by Ruth Hawk

Most websites have one or more forms that visitors can fill out to contact the business; sign up for emails, newsletters or magazines; purchase products and services; register to use the site, and more. While a reality of online business, forms can also be a bit tricky: Forms that visitors find unnecessary, too long, too complicated, too intrusive, or just plain annoying will quickly be rejected. It is possible to strike a middle ground where visitors willingly complete forms and companies get the information they need. The key is to develop the right web design for forms. Here are a few tips on creating user friendly forms that will improve rather than detract from the productiveness of your website.

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Mobile Web Design Must Haves

Written by Ruth Hawk

With mobile web design firmly entrenched as a necessity for any website, it is becoming important to define which elements constitute a strong mobile site. Despite the fact that more people use mobile devices to access the internet than desktop computers, many websites still settle for simply minimizing their regular site to fit the smaller screens of smartphones and tablets. However, a truly effective mobile web design must take into account the differences between mobile devices and desktop computers. Here are just a few elements that every mobile web design must have in order to accommodate the differences between mobile and desktop and in order to improve overall user experience on these devices.

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