When’s The Right Time For A Website Redesign?

When’s The Right Time For A Website Redesign?

For many businesses, their website was an investment that took time and painstaking efforts to get right. After a headache to finally get their perfect site live, no company wants to hear it’s time for a website redesign. Much like moving house, businesses want to avoid all of the teething problems that come with an update. Besides, that would mean all their hard work was for nothing, right?

Beyond Buttons: 5 Ways to Integrate Social Media into Your Website

Beyond Buttons: 5 Ways to Integrate Social Media into Your Website

You’re smart. You understand the importance of both a quality website and an effective social media strategy.  Social media networks lead traffic back to your website to transform visits to sales, and your website leads traffic to your social media networks to grow relationships. 

Why This Web Designer Switched to SquareSpace

Why This Web Designer Switched to SquareSpace

As an experienced designer, I always seek out ways to provide greater value to my clients. That is why my business today is based solely on what I believe to be the best Content Management System on the market – Squarespace.

Online, Your Web Content Speaks for You

Online, Your Web Content Speaks for You

In the midst of a room full of people, a potential client / partner / investor approaches YOU to learn about YOUR business. Are you ready? At one time or another everyone has been caught unprepared, only landing on the perfect response after the opportune moment has passed. The right words are then preceded by a regrettable, “I wish I had said…”

Websites aren’t built in a day

Websites aren’t built in a day

When an idea comes to mind to liven up your website, or to bring in a new element altogether, we want to see results immediately. You contact your web designer and tell them all the glorious ideas you have, the colors, the text you want, and possibly the font! The job of the website designer is to bring these ideas into reality, but unfortunately, this does take time. 

Finding your niche in design

Finding your niche in design

Fifteen years ago I decided that I wanted to get into Graphic & Web Design. Being in high school at the time I really didn't have a solid understanding of where that career path would lead me. I knew I wanted to be creative and basically design 'stuff'.

Fast forward to 2011 and a lot has changed in the design field. The term Graphic Design more or less has the same connotation but the field of Web Design has vastly changed. In fact, design has changed so much on the web that the term web design can mean many different things.

First let's break out what a Graphic Designer might do:

Be fast on the draw

Back in the days of the Wild West it was a common occurrence for two men to settle a confrontation by having a not so fun stand off. Of course the only way to come out the winner (and alive!) in that situation was to be quick, accurate and fast on the draw.

I often joke that the internet is much like the wild west. I mean there really are similarities. There are no rules. Celebrities, scams & bucket loads of money can be made through various avenues. Much like the wild west, the sky really is the limit.