Archive for the ‘Web Design’ Category

 

FatCow’s Free Resources

December 11th, 2014

Tweet Buying website hosting is daunting if you have never done it before. But if you have a website, particularly if you are setting the site up yourself, you will need to buy hosting. It is not an optional extra. Luckily there is FatCow. FatCow does things differently than other website hosting companies. For a […]

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How to Build a Site with Weebly

September 9th, 2014

Tweet You may understand the gist of WordPress. But it admittedly crosses the nerd line for some folks. After all, it’s a full-fledged content management system, which means databases, plugins and even some coding. Weebly is a great alternative when you don’t need a ton of bells and whistles. This doesn’t mean Weebly isn’t powerful. […]

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The Future of Websites

July 22nd, 2014

Tweet Striking a balance between visually engaging content and customer-focused context is crucial for the future of any website. Responsive web design is key to this balancing act. It adapts to the type of device and the screen size on which it is viewed. This means that your content automatically reorganizes to optimize for a […]

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5 Calls to Action to Use on Your Website

July 16th, 2014

Tweet A great website drives engagement with a call to action, which is a clear and direct suggestion that the visitor do something. The best calls to action offer to trade useful information or tools for the visitor’s future attention. Fat Cow’s Marketing Services packages can help you set up a boldly designed presentation. But […]

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How to Simplify Your Design Navigation

July 9th, 2014

Tweet We’ve all dealt with a website that has a million menus and submenus with no clear sense of organization. It’s the last thing you want to do to your own site’s visitors, so it’s important to know how to simplify your design navigation. Usability is so important for web design, and it starts with […]

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Writing a Compelling “About” Page on Your Website

July 7th, 2014

Tweet If your small business has a website, then the “About” page is a critical component that shouldn’t be overlooked. If you’re like many business owners, you’re probably so focused on the design of your site that you don’t see the importance of the “About” page. You may even view it as an afterthought, forgetting […]

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Why Your Web Design Needs Quality Links

June 30th, 2014

Tweet The “world wide web” wasn’t called that by accident. It’s an interconnected group of pages, pointing at other pages via links. Links, especially inbound links from other sites to yours, play a large role in how search engines rank you in their results. This means that even if your usability is perfect, and your […]

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Integrating Your Brand into Your Web Design

June 28th, 2014

Tweet Your website is the first contact your customers have with your brand. Your brand strategy should focus on consistency and simplicity, coupled with some give and take. Coordinate your web design and your brand by letting the style of your web design inform your branding elsewhere. Here are some ideas: Worth A Thousand Words […]

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How to Design a Better Mobile Checkout

June 26th, 2014

Tweet We’re no longer shopping by walking the aisles and lining up at a register. Instead we’re shopping through our mobile devices. Mobile e-commerce increased by 81% in 2012, bringing in $25 billion. As we look to the web design trends for the rest of the year, it’s more important than ever to think about […]

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Why Summer is the Best Time to Start on Web Design

June 23rd, 2014

Tweet Whether you’re creating a new site or iterating on one that already exists, web design is an ongoing process. But you’ve got to start some time. Here’s why summer is the best time to start on web design. Getting Some Fresh Air The number one reason why summer is the best time to start on web design […]

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