Perfecting the Perfect Website Color Palette

Plan your website's color palette

“Color is a power which directly influences the soul.” ~ Wassily Kandinsky When you’re building your new website, choosing the perfect color combination is one of the big-dog processes of the visual design (just like choosing the fonts and images), and getting it right is essential. Good news is, it’s one of the fun aspects…

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What’s more important, my site or my Starbucks habit?

Think you can't afford to maintain your website? Get the Golden Maintenance Package.

Unreal as it sounds…’tis the season for website crashes! We’ve had 5…yes 5 clients whose websites have crashed (some more than once!) in the last month! You’ve guessed it, they’re now letting us secure and maintain their website! Think you can’t afford to secure and maintain your website? Think again. Here’s the short version of…

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Maintaining Your Website is as Important as Getting a Haircut

Maintaining You Website is as Important as Maintaining Your Hair!

Wait! What?? What the heck does maintaining a website have to do with getting a haircut? Oooh, glad you asked! Let’s say you have long hair. If you don’t get it cut every so often, it’s still going to look ok on the surface. I mean, you can always just throw it up in a…

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How to set up a free Mailchimp Account

How to set up a free MailChimp account via TheEssentialWebsite.com

Why you need an email marketing account: If you think you don’t, think again. With an email marketing account, you’re able to easily collect new subscribers from your website and other places. These nice people (and their email addresses) are pretty priceless. They are your clients, potential clients, cheerleaders and fans. Using a service like…

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35 Inspirational Quotes to Motivate, Encourage, and Inspire

Need some inspiration or motivation? Here are some of our favorite quotes to help!

We can all use a little inspiration every now and then. So, Pin this page and when you’re having one of those days…come here and get a little courage to face it, motivation to get your buns in gear and encouragement to keep going. Enjoy! “A little Consideration, a little Thought for Others, makes all…

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Even Experts Hire Experts

Even we hire experts when we need to

Specialist: a person who concentrates primarily on a particular subject or activity; a person highly skilled in a specific and restricted field. Do you ever get asked to do things related to your business, but it’s not really your field of expertise? We do. On a regular basis, we’re asked things like: “I need to…

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What kind of attitude do you choose?

Attitude can change - and drive - everything!

“One of the most important steps you can take toward achieving your greatest potential in life is to learn to monitor your attitude and its impact on your work performance, relationships and everyone around you.” I grabbed that quote from SUCCESS magazine, and it couldn’t be more true! Attitude really IS everything. And you know…

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Is Your Website Mobile Responsive? Here’s how to check.

Is your website mobile responsive? How do you know? Find out at TheEssentialWebsite.com

Look at it on your phone and tablet. Is it easy to read or do you have to pinch, zoom, and scroll left and right to see everything? This could be a sign that you’re website isn’t mobile friendly (technical term = responsive, meaning that the website responds to the device in which it is…

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