Website Design Blog

Why start a blog?

Posted by on Apr 11, 2014 in Blog Items | 0 comments

Everyone likes the concept of having a blog, but to actually be dedicated enough to continue is the difficult part. What makes the blog worthwhile? The obvious reason is to communicate information to your viewers. Information about your services and the industry you are in are always helpful for clients. What is the best hidden reason to start a blog? That would beef up your Google 0r Bing rankings. When you write blogs and increase your websites informational value search engines will eventually take notice. When a blog is submitted it will...

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Website Sponsorship or Paid Ranking using Google Adwords

Posted by on Mar 11, 2014 in Blog Items | 0 comments

Paid keyword advertisement is such a foreign world to most business owner, but the basics should definitely be understood by them – so one can determine if they should pursue it further. The main thing to understand about Google Adwords is that it allows you to generate potential customers to your website using targeted keywords. For example if you keywords are “Chicago Dog Grooming” – if you are a paid Adwords business, your website will be seen on the first page for that search.  Does this type of advertisement using targeted keywords work?...

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Websites Management – A Long Term Consideration

Posted by on Feb 21, 2014 in Blog Items | 0 comments

There seems to be always an immediate reason for creating a website. This can fall in the category of getting something up there to appear as an established business or making sure the proper logo and services are displayed online. The thing that is usually not thought through is the long term consideration. Mainly that being the website content management. There can easily be a situation where not much changes are needed except for the occasional updates in personnel or maybe changing a particular product or service that becomes out dated....

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Website design and social media footing

Posted by on Feb 7, 2014 in Blog Items | 0 comments

Can social media replace traditional search engines when it comes to promoting or getting click-throughs to your website? I think it is a definite possibility with consumer based products or services, but I have more doubts with business to business products or services. When a consumer likes or dislikes a product and they are and active participant in social media, they will definitely relay this information to their friends. Also information that is collected in the social network can be farm properly by companies to display the correct...

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What are the 5 most important things to consider for a website design in Chicago?

Posted by on Jan 28, 2014 in Blog Items | 0 comments

1. Chicago business’ website has to be seen The most important purpose for a website is it has to be seen, without being seen it seems to defeat the purpose of even having a website. How do you get seen? You must load up your website with great content and also clearly state your geographical location for example Chicago if you are local Chicago based business. This is done by having text within your website that contains your keywords that relate to your business and also make clear the location of your business. This is an over...

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Website design with WordPress

Posted by on Nov 11, 2013 in Blog Items | 0 comments

As a website designer based in Chicago, we have setup numerous website from scratch, even basic one to two page websites all the way up to complex WordPress websites. Some of the best results are when business owners and designers collaborate to create a final product. The “start from scratch websites” however seems to be slowly replaced by template or theme based approach such as WordPress. This seems like a logical progression since website features are universally needed and anything to make those functions easier to setup and manage make...

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How a typical website design process works

Posted by on Sep 25, 2013 in Blog Items | 0 comments

In this blog we would like to just go through a typical process of how a website design and final product is completed. This should help new clients get a clearer idea of what to expect. Most clients do have some idea about how their website should look like. This is because they have looked around to competitor’s websites or have worked a little with a designer to get a logo started.  If this is the case that is a good starting point to build on. Any logos or images that a client has already vetted will assist in the look and feel of the...

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Static and Dynamic Website Design

Posted by on Sep 12, 2013 in Blog Items | 0 comments

What is the difference between a static and dynamic website design? Basically a static websites are like a print brochure that is online. It is created once and pretty much stays the same as far as its content and images. A dynamic website however, usually has some changing element on the website. It can be content, news or blog information. Sometimes it is products and features that the business wants to promote. It is easy to say everyone should maintain a dynamic website, but usually you find small business owners don’t have the time or...

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WordPress taking a template approach

Posted by on Aug 7, 2013 in Blog Items | 0 comments

WordPress is an amazing advancement in the creation of website. The main reason for this is it’s built in ability to add content such as articles and blog. It does democratize the ability to manage a website where regular web owners with a little bit of effort should be able to maintain a professional blog with regular updates. The other benefit is the ability to choose from hundred if not thousands of sophisticated website designs. These can range from simple blog sites to polished corporate websites. The cost of these design are nominal,...

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Top 3 important things about website design

Posted by on Jul 26, 2013 in Blog Items | 0 comments

A numbering of things make up a great website, but this blog is just to highlight 3 important items. Never underestimate a great image to make the entire website stand out. I’ve seen websites that seem absolutely perfect, but once you recreate them without the same key images then it seems like just another ordinary website. It is this interplay of words, layout and images, but the images for me is what ties thing together, it is the main impression you will walk away with. The layout design, including the colors, navigation menu,...

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