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How to Improve Your Website’s User Experience?

A website is the most powerful marketing, branding, and sales tool but its only as good as you can make it. Many businesses fail to fully utilize the power of their website despite having spent hundreds of dollars on professional design, content and even advertising. The main reason being that people coming on to their website don’t seem too impressed. If anything, the user experience is dull, which is why the website does not have the intended impact. Below we look at a few things that can be done to improve the experience of visitors.
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Why is Modular Website Building Important?

All businesses need to have a website, but that’s old news. Most people reading this post may already have a website, but we guarantee you that the vast majority of websites are not primed to grow with the business. As a matter of fact, many companies may reach a saturation point because their websites cannot grow to accommodate their clients’ needs. Even e-commerce websites which can grow to encompass millions of products and a database of regularly updated prices because even e-commerce businesses fail to grow at some point. The key to ensuring that your website continues to grow and
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5 Common Web Development Mistakes Made by Businesses

We have assembled the below guide after witnessing dozens of business websites crash and burn. Ironically, many of the websites were run by savvy business people who had years of experience in their industry of expertise. However, for one reason or the other their websites never actually took off. So, we decided to put together a list of reasons underlining why those business websites failed. Plus, the list below also applies to a more general audience who can’t understand why their website is not getting any sales or interactions despite spending hundreds if not thousands of dollars. What is all
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5 Reasons to Keep Your WordPress Plugins Up to Date

WordPress is by far one of the most popular content management platforms in the world. An open source platform supported by thousands of developers has led to free plugins, and regular updates to the platform itself. Making it one of the fastest evolving content management systems. The ever-evolving factor makes WordPress one of the most efficient and stable platforms for businesses and individuals alike. However, the fact that it’s evolving means that you need to constantly keep the platform and installed plugins up to date. Not being able to keep your WordPress site and its plugins up to date could
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How to Improve Website Accessibility

When we talk about website accessibility, it mainly refers to if the website can be used by people who have certain disabilities. Take for instance if individuals with a certain type of color blindness can use your website and access the content on it. In some cases, certain compromises need to be made to improve accessibility. The below tips are for webmasters and website owners alike who aim to increase their website accessibility especially if the site is meant for people with certain disabilities.
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Web Designer Lingo You Should Be Up to Speed on Before Hiring a Designer

Getting a website designed can be an educational experience, to say the least. If anything you need a bit of education before hiring a web design firm because without it, you’ll never be on the same page. The most important thing to wrap your head around is the lingo or the jargon as its often referred to. By understanding the lingo you’ll be able to describe effectively what you want and understand what the web designer is trying to communicate.
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5 Ways to Prepare for Working with A Web Design Company

It’s no secret that many businesses start with websites that we’d best describe as being less than ideal. However, as the website starts gaining momentum the business owner thinks about putting in some money to improve the look and feel. Some business people may even want the website to have more features and work less as a static banner and more as an active engagement tool. That said commissioning a website design even if you hire the best web design company is not an easy job. One of the biggest challenges for business owners is to get their ideas and
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How to Organize Everything for A Web Design Project

Most people assume that getting a website designed is a simple as just hiring a designer and they get to work. However, if you don’t plan for the variables that the designer needs to web design a website which looks, feels and presents the information in the right way it’s going to be disastrous. Over the years we’ve seen many people complain that they weren’t happy with the designer because the design firm didn’t follow their instructions. It’s also not just freelance designers, but even high-end ones will not be able to help you if everything is not properly organized
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Why Having a Design Firm on Retainer Makes Sense for Any Business?

Hiring a design firm has become a thorny affair for many small and medium-sized business owners. It seems as though all the great design firms don’t have the time and your business is left with all the mediocre ones if you’re in a hurry. Most businesses don’t consider the prospect of hiring a design firm or even an individual with provable design skills on retainer. It’s a shame because a retainer can help businesses retain a great company without paying through the nose.
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Are We Seeing the Beginning of The End for Websites as We Know It?

We have been hearing about the imminent demise of regular top down, button-down, business websites for years. However, the fact is that despite the growing influence of social media, encrypted chat services, and even the dark web you still see websites. As a matter of fact, the number of websites seems to grow each year. But let’s be fair not all websites have something to sell, and they are not all there for branding purposes.
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