Web Design Resource Category

A Website Redevelopment Check List

Written by Jacqueline Sinex

So, you’re developing a new website? Congratulations! But also – brace yourself! Maintaining and upgrading your website is important for all businesses and organizations, but it is also a process. When your project involves changing platforms or moving to a new provider, there are some delicate aspects to consider. This is a check list of […]

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How Texas is Surviving the Web

Written by Jacqueline Sinex

Texas is a big state, with a lot of businesses and organizations big and small. A 2016 report by the U.S. Small Business Administration counts 2.4 million small businesses registered in Texas alone. That means it has a lot of websites, too. Between data compliance scares, industry shifts and technology innovations, how does Texas survive […]

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Outdated Web Design Trends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 Unfortunately, there are some trends that seem to persist despite being outdated or even counterproductive.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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5 Pages Most Web Designs Should Include (That You May Not Have Thought of)

Written by Ruth Hawk

Whether people realize it or not, they expect to find certain pages on all of the websites they visit. For example, 52 percent of people who end up on a company’s homepage go looking for an About Us page (and more than 80 percent of them expect to find it off the homepage, in case you were wondering where to put it). And most people would be a little confused (and put off) if they could not locate a services page, product pages, or a contact page. Of course, those pages, along with the homepage, are the obvious choices when planning your website’s layout. However, there are other types of web pages that should also appear on most sites. Although less well known, they also have a significant impact on the appeal and overall effectiveness of your website.

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Tips for a Web Design that Is Customer Support Friendly

Written by Ruth Hawk

Customers can be skittish when it comes to making a purchase. An unanswered question, an unsatisfactory checkout process, a second or two of extra page load time, and they can be off to another website, and you can be out a sale. That is why customer support is so important: It allows you to connect with customers at the critical juncture when they have encountered a question or a problem but have not yet decided to leave your site. There are many elements that go into effective customer support. One of these elements is how your web design contributes to effective customer support. Here are just a few tips for creating a web design that is customer support friendly so that your site can allow your customers to effectively engage with your brand.

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