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by Mary Ann Hegvold on June 4, 2020

Mobile-First Website Design: Why You Should Start Small

Mobile websites have come a long way over the years! Remember back when we had to create a separate, less robust version of our main website with separate code just for mobile browsers!?

Since the first crop of iPhones hit the shelves in mid-2007 with Safari installed, consumers have experienced...

Topics: Web Development, Website Design

by Brian Hegvold on March 24, 2020

3 Things You Should Know Before You Start Building a Website

Well, you made the decision to work on your website. But after that decision, all you hear are crickets, right? Maybe you have a website, but it's just not working for you. Maybe you are just starting out and need a website to represent you and your company.

You know the importance of having a...

Topics: Website Lead Generation, Web Development, Website Design

by Brian Hegvold on February 12, 2020

Why You Should Optimize Images for the Web

Everyone's been there...and then left. Been where? You know, that website that is soooooo slow. The "world wide wait". We've all attempted to visit a website that just seems like it takes forever to load!

According to several studies, you have about 2 seconds to get a website to load without a...

Topics: SEO, Website Design

by Mary Ann Hegvold on February 11, 2020

Should You Use Website Pop-Ups in 2020?

Pop-ups can, and do, work when done right. But what's that happy medium?  Do they turn visitors off or are they used? How can you get positive results from website pop ups versus simply annoying the visitor?  We have 8 do's and don'ts that you can follow for good results and a positive visitor...

Topics: SEO, Website Design

by Lindsey Gutierrez on December 6, 2019

5 Tips to Create Effective Calls-to-Action

What’s a website worth if you’re not getting your visitors to take an action? Do they know what they should do next? Don’t make them think about it too hard. It should be super easy to understand what you’d like them to do by using a “Call-to-Action” or CTA. 

Topics: Website Lead Generation, Website Design

by Lindsey Gutierrez on November 1, 2019

How to Make Your Website’s Content a Great User Experience

Your website’s content 100% has an impact on your business. You want that impact to be a positive one, right? Website content is just as important as website design. Both will affect your user immediately when they visit your website. Every business should have a content marketing strategy but...

Topics: Website Design

by Brian Hegvold on August 23, 2019

4 Ways to Make a Great First Impression With Your Website Design

Good design is something you see every day. Throughout our day, we experience good design. Whether it’s on the box of toothpaste you use or that billboard you see on your way to work, good design is happening all around us.

Topics: Website Design

by Mary Ann Hegvold on January 23, 2019

Four Website Design Tips That Will Change How Your Website Sells

If we've heard it once, we've heard it a thousand times: Don't judge a book by its cover. But honestly, that really only works with people. And maybe books. When it comes to judging the quality of a company and its products, one of the first things people will do is assess how the website...

Topics: Website Design, Video

by Lindsey Gutierrez on December 21, 2018

5 Website Font Mistakes You Don’t Want to Make

There are 5 font mistakes you don't want to make on your website; they include: 

  1. Using too many fonts
  2. Using all the same size fonts
  3. Using illegible fonts
  4. Using the wrong fonts for the mood
  5. No typographic contrast

Choosing the best font for a website can feel like playing the memory game....

Topics: Website Design

by Mary Ann Hegvold on January 18, 2016

How Your Website's Photos Could Sabotoge Your Marketing Strategy

A picture is worth a thousand words. We've been told since the early days of our marketing and design careers (and maybe as early as grade school) that imagery will speak volumes about who you are and what you stand for. And it's still a true statement. You can have the coolest product or best...

Topics: Lead Generation, Website Design

by Brian Hegvold on February 23, 2015

Principles of Web Design: 3 Reasons White Space on Websites Matters

Determining what works and what doesn’t work for your website is every site owner’s challenge. How can I drive more visitors to my website? How can I get them to stay longer? And then, more importantly, how can I keep them engaged? We’ve all heard the phrase; sometimes less is more. In the case...

Topics: Website Design