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Color in Web Design: Color Symbolism

Posted on April 16, 2015

Color is an important element web designers need to think about when creating the look of a website. Different colors have different meanings – cultural, instinctual, universal, and more – and can stimulate different people in different ways.

How Text Links are Styled is Important

Posted on April 16, 2015

As a designer, I have to stop and ask myself, why bother styling text links? It’s done so that it is plainly obvious what is a link and what isn’t. That way, the user doesn’t have to spend any additional time than is necessary trying to get to where they want to go on your Continue Reading »

WordPress Widgets: Good for Designers and Clients

Posted on April 16, 2015

One of the reasons I use WordPress for all my clients is that it gives them the ability to update almost everything on their website for themselves. But I’ve realized that until recently, when I delivered a WordPress website to a client, I had only been giving them the ability to update the content. I Continue Reading »

Why Your Content Needs Intro Text In It

Posted on April 16, 2015

Introductory text is often one of the first things that users skip when looking at content on a website. Even if that’s the case, you shouldn’t ignore it altogether when writing your content. It can have some important usability benefits, and it might get read more than you think.

10 Tips for Improving Your Titles and Sub-Headers

Posted on April 16, 2015

As web content writers, we work hard on what we write and hope that people read every word of it. Unfortunately, it doesn’t happen that way. Most people tend to scan content on a website rather than read it, which is why it’s so important to use effective titles and sub-headers on your website.

Your Website’s Call-to-Action is Its Central Purpose

Posted on April 16, 2015

Say a new visitor to your website finds you through a search engine. They’re impressed with your content, which was written to get their attention. They like your professional design, which establishes that you’re a trustworthy brand. So then what? Give them a call-to-action and tell them what they should do, that’s what!

Breaking Usability Down Into Its Components

Posted on April 16, 2015

If you’re a web designer or web content writer, usability is something you need to constantly keep in mind. As we all know and have experienced, if a website is difficult to use, either in terms of the design/functionality or in terms of the content, visitors will leave. Keeping in mind the specific components of Continue Reading »

Just Installed WordPress? Here Are 8 Things to Do

Posted on April 16, 2015

A fresh Wordpress installation is a beautiful thing – clean, simple, and loaded with potential. But before you can start designing your Wordpress website and uploading content, there are some basic things that you need to do in order to configure it properly and make the most out of it.

How Visitors Assess Your Website’s Credibility

Posted on April 16, 2015

New visitors to the website of a small business look for one thing in particular when they’re looking at the website for the first timet. This thing is so important, in fact, that if it’s not there, all hopes for getting them to participate in some transaction of information with you can be thrown out Continue Reading »

My Definitive List of 40 WordPress Plugins

Posted on April 16, 2015

When I work on a WordPress website for a client, I install any WordPress plugins that I think are necessary for them to use. And after working on a lot of WordPress projects, I’ve basically developed a “package” of plugins that I have experience with and will regularly recommend that my clients use.

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