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What do I need to know about web accessibility?

Why do I need to know about web accessibility? Did you know, 15 percent of the world’s population experiences some form of disability? That is equivalent to roughly one-fifth of the global population. With that in mind, it is best practice to design and develop for inclusivity. Creating an accessible website would allow an additional […]

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5 Trends We Predict Will Be Big in 2019

We typically stay away from trying to determine the future, however there are a few design trends we have been noticing lately that we think will really take off in 2019. Microinteractions – As users, we love those small elements that make us feel as if we are really interacting with a website – from […]

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Simple ways to help your SEO with Yoast

Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is a phrase that gets thrown around a lot in business, and it can intimidate or frustrate anyone who wants to manage their own marketing and advertising. There are many agencies that specialize in SEO and paid search (think Google AdWords); however, if these services are outside your current budget, there […]

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Design

How to design a color scheme

There are so many articles and courses that focus on color theory (We even did an entire podcast about it), I am not going to focus on the science of picking a color scheme. But I am going to talk about how to get inspiration and break out of your comfort zone when creating a […]

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5 Questions to Ask When Deciding Between a Freelancer or an Agency to Build your Website

When it comes to hiring someone to build your website, cost is one of the biggest factors that clients face. Everyone has their own idea about how much they think web design and development should cost. Unfortunately, most people don’t understand why the cost is typically higher than they expect it to be for a […]

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5 Reasons to Hire a Digital Agency to Augment your Team

Some companies may be hesitant to hire an outside agency because they are very skilled at what they do in-house and don’t see the need,  and/or  benefit. But – what if you could maximize your ROI by getting more done in less time? This is what augmenting your technology needs can do for you when […]

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7 “must-have” features of an ecommerce website

Whether you have an eCommerce store already, or are looking to create one, most companies have the end goals in mind of increasing overall sales, and satisfying your customers’ needs and expectations. Customers will have certain expectations of your online store, and if you don’t meet those expectations, this will led to higher abandoned cart […]

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Blogpost - 5 Essential Features of an Engaging Healthcare Website

5 Essential Features of an Engaging Healthcare Website

Healthcare Series Part 2 This is Part 2 of a two-part series. Read Part 1 — Essential Elements of an Engaging Healthcare Website When it comes to a healthcare website there are certain features that your visitors are looking for. They want your website to be engaging and easy to use.  There are essential features […]

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Blogpost- 7 essential elements of an engaging healthcare website

7 Essential Elements of an Engaging Healthcare Website

This is Part 1 of a two-part series. Read Part 2 — Essential Features of an Engaging Healthcare Website Attracting patients through your website When patients are looking for a new doctor,  or are having a medical problem, the first thing most people are doing now is going online. Whether it be to look up […]

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Business

What a Professional Web Designer Can Do

This is a common question among business owners who are trying to cut costs by designing their websites themselves. With the growing amount of online tutorials, software, and platforms like Wix, Squarespace, and Weebly, it is becoming more commonplace for businesses to try build their own websites instead of hiring an outside company.  While those free platforms can […]

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