Category Archives: Website Design

Website Blast From the Past

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Most days I hate to admit how long I’ve been in the website making business. Though sometimes it can be fun, like when I can say “I remember the browser wars, those were different times.” (Said in my best “old man” voice.) Looking at old websites is kind of like looking at pictures from your old school year book… it’s always good for a few minutes of wondering what the heck we were all thinking in terms of what looked … continue reading Website Blast From the Past  

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Your website is not the Hotel California

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In all the many years I’ve been working with people, building websites for them, there have always been many of my clients who make the request to have all outgoing links on their website pop open a new window or tab. The primary reason I’ve always been given is the desire to keep the website visitor on the website. But, a website isn’t the Hotel California (check Wikipedia youngsters, it was a song a long time ago.)  First things first… … continue reading Your website is not the Hotel California  

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Do I Really Need a Website? I’ve Already Got a Facebook Page…

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Some people, in seeking to keep costs down, will skip building a website for their business and just use a Facebook page. It’s online, it lets you post information and photos, so isn’t that just as good as a website? Nope! First, let me say that you almost most certainly should have a Facebook page for your business. While there are some exceptions, most businesses can benefit greatly from using social media. The easy-to-see benefits are that it’s free, and … continue reading Do I Really Need a Website? I’ve Already Got a Facebook Page…  

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What’s Wrong With Using a Design Template?

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If you have a tight budget, it can be tempting to use a template or a website service that is based on templates that allow you to customize some of the template components. It can feel very empowering to sign up, click a few things, copy a few paragraphs into a form, and hit that “publish” button. Especially when it’s just saved you the cost of hiring a professional web designer. So what’s wrong with taking this approach? In actuality, … continue reading What’s Wrong With Using a Design Template?  

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The Quickest Way To Get Ignored On The Web

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If you’d like your website to be completely ignored by everyone, make it a copy of your company’s old brochures. Use lots of sentences like “Our primary goal is to provide synergistic business solutions” and “We utilize proactive approaches to create win-win situations” and so on. Don’t forget to include a photograph on the main page of a generic board room with successful looking people from your favorite stock photo collection, or even better, pulled randomly from a Google image … continue reading The Quickest Way To Get Ignored On The Web  

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