What To Do When Your New Web Site Sucks

Unfortunately, I’ve been hearing the same scenario frequently from some potential clients who are requesting estimates for web design work. We just had our web site redesigned recently, but we hate it! Can you help us redesign and redevelop it? With prospects like this, we usually set up a time to talk and walk through their current site. We look at what they like (if anything) and what’s not working. These are some of the typical things we see: The design is just not working. These issues usually come back to the basics of good design. Making the most important things most prominent. Good, readable typography. Layouts that show balance. Color palettes that work together. Not using cheesy clipart or poor photography. The web site is not user-friendly. Sometimes the navigation is difficult to use (example: roll-overs that are twitchy). Or, the content is not organized well so it is difficult to find. Or, the names used in the navigation […]

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I Thought WordPress Was Supposed to be Easy? 5 Myths Busted

WordPress is a widely used blogging and content management system (CMS) that many people rave about because it is free and easy to use. However, there are a lot misconceptions out there about using the tool. The idea for content management systems came as a way for non-techie people to be able to update their own web sites. In the past, if your web designer or developer created your site as pure HTML (or .asp or .php, etc.) you would not be able to make updates without also understanding the coding behind the pages. We’ve all heard horror stories of small business owners who need a simple update to their web site, but it takes their web developer two weeks and $100 to make the change. Using a tool like WordPress empowers the business owner to make updates on their own. If they spot a typo or want to update information on the site they can do it themselves quickly […]

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