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Things you need to do before launching your website
22 Jan

21 Things to Do Before Launching Your Website
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Preparing to launch a website is an exciting time for many people. It’s a time to think about what needs to be reworked and focus on style changes and potential design implementations. This can be a bit daunting if you haven’t made a list to properly keep track of all the tasks. We’ve put together a list of  21 things to do before you launch your website to help you make sure that you didn’t miss anything. Designing Your Website The design of your site is one of the biggest considerations...

Selecting colors for your business website
15 Jan

How to Select Colors for Your Business Website
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Among business owners trying to choose their own website colors, there's a common thought: Ugh, I'm not a designer! I tried, but I created a psychedelic nightmare! Can't I just use the colors in my logo? As hard as the task may seem, selecting a website color scheme is important, and unless you have a design department, the job will be yours to tackle. What you need to know is, it isn't hard at all. If you pay close attention to your brand identity and your target audience, think about the psychological effects of color, consider...

Tips on How to Make Your Website Faster
2 Jan

Tips on How to Make Your Website Faster
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Users value speed when looking at your website. These days, nobody has the time to wait for media such as pictures and video to load. This means that if your website is not performing as well as your competitors’, then you could be losing customers and valuable traffic. Google also favors speedy websites. If you are dealing with speed issues, then you are probably also dealing with popularity issues in the search results as well, which will only lead to even less traffic over time. Why Does Website Speed Matter? You might...

10 Common Web Design Mistakes to Avoid
28 Dec

10 Common Web Design Mistakes to Avoid
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Most of your competitors have websites that not only look great, but are also loaded with amazing features and outstanding functionality too. There are good reasons for the effort that they put into these websites, the main one being that it attracts visitors. If your website isn’t quite as well built or thought out, then you might have noticed that the traffic has never really met your expectations, or perhaps you’ve noticed that the visitor count has been in decline for a while. In either case, you could have fallen...

Website Design For eCommerce: Best Practices
26 Dec

Website Design For eCommerce: Best Practices
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Website design can make or break the customer experience. 38% of people would stop using a website if it’s layout or design is unattractive. And over 48% of people reported website design as the most important factor in determining the credibility of a business. Since design is one of the core ingredients for making your eCommerce website a success, we gathered some of the best practices to follow. As Alina Wheeler, a top design and branding expert, said “Design is intelligence made visible.” So let’s help you do just that! Why...

Website Animation and Why You Need It
21 Dec

Website Animation and Why You Need It
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You can spend a lot of time to make your website look beautiful. You can design the most dazzling layout, add the most beautiful pictures you can find, put in elegant typography - and do more to make your site look great. Your website can look beautiful. But how do you make it feel beautiful as well? By using animations. Animations are what makes your website come alive. If done properly, they can turn using your website into a delightful, magical experience. But, there is a right way to use...