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Website Design

Selecting the Best Website Builder for Your Small Business

Ashley Wren Collins | Posted 08.17.2015 | Business
Ashley Wren Collins

When you're a small business, your website is your calling card, your one shot chance to attract the clients you need to build your success.

10 Considerations When Building a Business Website

Allie Gray Freeland | Posted 06.16.2015 | Business
Allie Gray Freeland

What does your online presence -- or lack thereof -- say about your business? Customers expect the best even before stepping foot in your shop, and your website is a clear reflection of your professionalism.

Business Website Essentials

Kali Kasprzyk | Posted 06.15.2015 | Technology
Kali Kasprzyk

As the owner and designer at HostMamas, we have seen our fair share of sites in desperate need of help. Let's face it. The Web is full of pitiful sites, and we're not just talking about bad design.

Optimizing Your Website for Mobile

Laura Packard | Posted 06.05.2015 | Impact
Laura Packard

You may have heard about "Mobilegeddon" on April 21st - when Google took into account whether your website is mobile-ready, and started ranking mobile friendly websites higher in search.

New to Freelance Web Design? Read Me.

Kali Kasprzyk | Posted 06.05.2015 | Technology
Kali Kasprzyk

As the owner and primary designer at HostMamas, I have run across many tips, tools, and inspiration through my years of freelancing and networking. Some good, some not so good. Here are some of my favorite if you are just getting your feet wet in this fun world.

7 Smart Reasons Marketing Executives Use WordPress CMS for Corporate Websites

Jon Rognerud | Posted 05.28.2015 | Business
Jon Rognerud

There are many reasons you should be using WordPress for your corporate website. This content management system, or CMS, is one that you can be happy with due to its popularity, extensibility and ease of use.

Benefits of a Website Redesign

Siva Yenneti | Posted 05.07.2015 | Small Business
Siva Yenneti

Many think of a website redesign as a daunting, time-consuming and expensive task. However, it doesn't have to be any of those things.

Google Says Go Mobile or Go Home

Kelly Phillips | Posted 06.13.2015 | Technology
Kelly Phillips

If your website doesn't pass the Google Mobile-Friendly test, your chances of being seen by users of mobile devices is about to go down. Way down. And it could seriously cost you.

Is Slow Site Speed the Reason Ecommerce Holiday Sales Are Down?

Andre Bourque | Posted 02.03.2015 | Business
Andre Bourque

The most recent Black Friday stats are in, and they've hit a staggering nearly $7 billion less than last year -- in both brick and mortar and online retailers. That's a drop of 11 percent.

6 Steps to an Amazing Personal Website

Shayla R. Price | Posted 01.31.2015 | Technology
Shayla R. Price

A website is your personal mark on the Internet. In just a few seconds, people will learn your personality and decide if your site is worthy of their full attention. That's why it's so important to design a website that expresses your true self and engages your target audience.

Are You Losing a Full Day of Revenue With Your Mobile Site?

Allen Burt | Posted 12.20.2014 | Small Business
Allen Burt

Not optimizing your site for mobile is the equivalent of having your physical store closed one day a week.

6 Ways to Make Visitors Fall in Love With Your Website

Ian Mills | Posted 11.26.2014 | Small Business
Ian Mills

If you are familiar with your website analytics you would have heard of a metric called "bounce rate." The bounce rate is the percentage of website visitors that leave your website after visiting one page.

Making My Case: Why Authors Need Websites

Fauzia Burke | Posted 10.26.2014 | Books
Fauzia Burke

If you are an author, you may view getting your website up as a time-suck or annoyance, but that doesn't mean you don't need one. Authors without websites, your careers are like houses without foundations. Not convinced?

Want a Winning Website for Your Non-Profit?

Laura Packard | Posted 09.08.2014 | Impact
Laura Packard

Say you have a successful long-established non-profit advocacy group. Or perhaps you just launched your political campaign or non-profit online. Now it's time for your organization to do a full website build (or rebuild)!

5 Important Reasons to Redesign Your Website

Ian Mills | Posted 08.20.2014 | Small Business
Ian Mills

Technology and design styles change quickly and so too can the focus of your business. It is important that your website remains current with these changes and that your business is getting the most out of the new online opportunities that are available. Here are five excellent reasons to consider a website redesign,

How Important Is Responsive Design?

John Rampton | Posted 07.06.2014 | Business
John Rampton

Chances are that you competitors aren't making use of responsive designs, which means that they are losing out on potential customers. And, that is where you can stay ahead and take those customers away.

How Upstart Website Platforms Are Catching Up to Wordpress

Shane Paul Neil | Posted 06.22.2014 | Small Business
Shane Paul Neil

For the WordPress-phobic and the do-it-yourself-inclined, plug and play options offer several distinct advantages. The better PNP options offer hundreds of customizable themes that can be tweaked easily with no coding ability whatsoever.

5 Reasons You Absolutely Must Optimize Your Website for Mobile

Ian Mills | Posted 06.16.2014 | Small Business
Ian Mills

Shoppers have little patience for an unwieldy website and one-third of them will leave a transaction if the site isn't optimized for mobile.

10 Must Have WordPress Plugins for 2014

Jonathan Long | Posted 05.19.2014 | Small Business
Jonathan Long

Using plugins can help improve the performance of a website, the search engine optimization, and the overall user experience. Here are ten must have plugins for 2014, in no particular order.

8 Menu Items that Optimize Your Website

Loolwa Khazzoom | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Loolwa Khazzoom

One of the ways to optimize your website is by making it easy to navigate, so that people stay on it and engage with your content. Think of menu tabs on websites as labels on kitchen cabinets.

8 Tips to Help You Increase Your Website Conversions

Don Dodds | Posted 11.27.2013 | Business
Don Dodds

When a visitor to your website shifts from reading content to another website activity, it is considered a conversion. The following tips will assist you in designing a website conversion strategy for your website.

The Death Of My Website, The Birth Of My Calling

Emi Hart | Posted 11.04.2013 | Hawaii
Emi Hart

I'm someone who firmly believes that the universe sends us lessons and the only thing we can control is how we react to these perceived struggles. Let go of who you are, stop trying to control every situation, sit back and laugh at the cats.

Astoria Characters: The Reset Kid

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 10.06.2013 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

It was when Mark Cruz lost everything -- his job, his girlfriend, his grandfather, his band and his faith in himself and in his god -- that he found himself.

Common SEO Errors, Notices and Warnings

John Rampton | Posted 08.27.2013 | Business
John Rampton

SEO can be a rather time consuming task, especially if you're relatively new to the process. Out of all the things that need fixing, a few stand out above the rest.

5 Ways to Sign Up More Web Customers, Immediately

Allen Burt | Posted 08.24.2013 | Small Business
Allen Burt

The good news is that building a compelling landing page primarily means focusing on your core message and removing the major pitfalls that cause new visitors to ditch before they click through. Here's how to make that happen with just a few tweaks.