Are You Ready for ‘Mobilegeddon’?

On Tuesday, April 21, Google once again changed the algorithm its search engine uses to rank web pages. This time, the change adds more value to websites that have been optimized for smartphones. While the event is being called "Mobilegeddon", Googles latest update probably won't have as big an impact as its Penguin and Panda updates earlier this decade. That's because this most recent improvement doesn't affect the ranking of sites viewed on laptops, PCs or even tablets. It only affects smartp...

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SEO Risks Worth Taking for Web Design

When you take a risk, it essentially means going for something that could potentially go wrong. Of course, everything has some degree of risk, but genuinely taking chances ups the odds of disaster. Yet with big risks come big rewards. When it comes to web design, you can play it safe and produce adequate, pedestrian web pages for your clients. Or you can try new things, push the envelope, and use your creativity in the hopes of cashing in big. Worthwhile Risks Sometimes you need to work outs...

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7 Top WordPress Plugins for Web Designers

WordPress is the world's most popular blogging platform and is used by web designers everywhere. One of the biggest reasons for this is that it supports templating and plugins, so it is simple to use to customize websites. Great Functionality and Value Because WordPress is an open source site, most of the plugins available are free for anybody to use. So that means the price is right as well! Here, then, are some of the most helpful and popular WordPress plugins for web designers: 1....

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How to Keep Fit When Working in Front of a Computer All Day

Web designers and other people who work with computers have a disadvantage when it comes to fitness. Because they are sitting in front of a screen for eight or more hours per day, they are more likely to gain weight, be less active and have related health issues. There's even a term for it: "Web Spread". This is a real problem because as more and more jobs become automated, a growing percentage of the work force will be spending an increasing amount of time sitting at a computer. Ways t...

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Why Online Shopping Is Here to Stay

Today more than ever before, consumers are turning to the Internet to find the products and services they want. Given the convenience of shopping online, that's not surprising. When you shop online, you don't have to drive down to the shopping district or mall, you don't have to deal with the crowds, and you don't have to interact with ignorant or inattentive sales staff. All you need to do is perform a quick search for what you want, click on a button and it will be delivered to your home wi...

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PowerPoint Pitfalls to Avoid During Your Next Presentation

PowerPoint has become ubiquitous in business presentations. Whether your are pitching an website upgrade to an existing client or trying to attract a new client, you probably depend on this easy to produce, effective tool to get your message across. But PowerPoint slideshows can actually hurt your credibility if you don't use them effectively. PowerPoint should be a tool to improve your visuals, not a distraction. PowerPoint Pitfalls Here, then, are some top mistakes to avoid when makin...

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Great Keywords Make Your Websites Easier to Find

One of the most common ways for people today to find the products and services they want is to search Google. But how does Google know which websites to lead them toward? Keywords. What are Keywords? Keywords are the words and phrases that Internet users type into search engines like Google and Bing. They also are the words search engine algorithms look for when they scan web pages that tells them what the sites are all about. Placing the most important keywords for your business in the...

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Top Tips for Using Images to Increase Your Site’s Conversion Rate

The right images not only bring life to your web pages, they also can make them convert better. People don't want to simply browse a website. They also want to experience it. When you use the best images, you can boost your site's conversions and connect better with your target audience. But there are still plenty of  websites that seem oblivious to the importance of images when it comes to getting the most out of their existing traffic. Here, then, are some top techniques for boosting your ...

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Tax Deductions Tips for Small Businesses

Whether you own a web design firm or another type of small business, every penny counts. So it's always a good idea to get the most out of your business and not give any of your hard-earned profits to the taxman unless you absolutely have to. When you file your business taxes this year, keep these four potential tax deductions in mind: Write Off Your Expenses -- Business expenses include things like office supplies, equipment furniture, business meeting meals and other things. But the too...

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Top Web Design Elements for 2015

MCJ Cleaning & Prestige - Professional Cleaning Services Tailored to you. It's a new year, so it's time to review some of the top web design features that can make your web pages more unique, more attractive and and fresher in 2015. While it's not necessary to use each of these cutting edge design elements on every page, by mixing and matching them in different combinations, you can create memorable pages that truly jump out at page visitors: 1. Unique Fonts Most websites use wh...

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10 Winter Web Design Tips to Warm Your Web Pages

The holidays are finally past and much of the country is settling in for another long, cold winter. That makes it a great time to bring warm, sunny images to your web pages to make them seem brighter and more cheery for visitors who land on them. Here then are 10 web design tips for warming up your web pages: 1. Don't Go Overboard -- While you want to use warm, fuzzy colors such as orange and yellows during the winter months, don't go too far. Background colors should be soothing, not glaring....

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Holidays Offer New Opportunities for Your Web Design

The holidays are a special time. Stores and homes are decorated with brightly colored lights. Holiday decorations are hung and displayed both indoors and out. And holiday music fills the air. Why should web design be left out of the holiday celebrations? Whether you are working with your own web pages or somebody else's, the holidays offer a special opportunity to spruce up your pages with special holiday themes and decor that can make them appear more lively and better engage page visitors by...

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Using a Photo Editor Program To Make Your Images Better

Pictures really do say a thousand words. So including the right images on your web pages can make all the difference between capturing your page visitor's attention and having them click off to another site. The photos you use need to get the message you are trying to express across to the viewer as quickly and effectively as possible. So you shouldn't just copy and paste a photo onto your web page and hope for the best. Top Photo Editor Programs  Instead, use a photo editor program su...

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The 5 Biggest Web Design Mistakes to Avoid

When it comes to web design Fort Lauderdale business owners want most, there is a right way to design your pages and a wrong way. Here are the top 5 most common web design blunders many website creators make: 1. Not Being User Friendly -- Customers land on your pages for a reason. If you don't make it fast, simple and easy for them to get what they came for, they will quickly click off and go somewhere else. 2. Making It Too Easy to Navigate Away from Your Site -- The goal of any succe...

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How to Get the Best Web Design Available Anywhere

When it comes to the effective web design, getting your message across in words is only half the battle. Your pages also need to offer images and a “look” that people find interesting enough to stick around to read your content. Unless you have a degree in graphic design or years of experience with web design and programming code, you probably are going to have to depend on somebody else for this skill. While there are plenty of places to go online where you can use pre-made templates ...

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