Is it better to redesign (“remodel”) your website or start with a fresh, clean slate?
When it comes to your online home (a.k.a. your website), the majority of the time it’s better to start with a clean slate rather than trying to work with older – usually very outdated – technology. For your brick-and-mortar home or business, however, remodeling is much more common and do-able (usually) than needing to start…Read More
What exactly is an "affordable website"?
I see posts on Facebook all the time asking for someone who can build an “affordable website” or one that “won’t break the bank.” Or, “I need a low-cost, basic, simple website, but it needs to be engaging and professional.” Those who want the low-cost, affordable, basic website also plan to bring in revenue from…Read More
How and Why to add an SSL Certificate to your Website
You may have heard the terms SSL Certificate or HTTPS. If you haven’t, you’ve probably seen a closed/locked padlock (green in Chrome and Firefox, gray in Safari) or an open/unlocked padlock (gray in all browsers). If you haven’t noticed these padlocks, look up above in your browser, in the address bar. If you see a…Read More
The Case of the nice people who got hacked in an unsuspecting way
Hackers work 24/7 non-stop trying to hack your website We’re not exaggerating here. They are covertly working to get into your website right this very second! Most of the time website owners have no idea what’s happening until one day their website quits working, or they notice odd things on their website, or they start…Read More
Why SiteGround and Websavers Are Our New Web Hosts of Choice
One thing is certain about the world of web design and development: To improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often. ~Winston Churchill The web world has changed so much in such a short period of time. There are an endless number of content management systems (WordPress, SquareSpace, Wix), plugins (a mere…Read More
Our Top WordPress Plugins for 2017
WordPress Plugins 101 Ah, plugins. Those mystical bits of coding that make magic happen in WordPress. At the mention of the word, most people’s eyes glaze over. And, if you’re not used to being hands-on with WordPress, they can be confusing and scary. If you want or need to get more control of your website,…Read More
Our top 10 picks to find the perfect images for your website (and social media)
Your images are the eye candy of your website. They give your content interest, help explain what’s going on, make things more fun and best of all, give your website stay-worthiness. Too little or the wrong type is boring at best or run for the hills at worst. If the first impression people get is…Read More
Why it’s ESSENTIAL to Back Up Your Website!
You’ve heard it before…and you’ll hear it again. Backing up your website is absolutely essential! Even though most of us understand why it’s so important, a lot of us are procrastinators or just not sure how/what to do when it comes to keeping regular backups. We totally get it. If you’ve ever had your computer…Read More
What is a WordPress theme and How do You Choose One?
If you’re looking to start a website, hire a web designer and/or learn about web design, then this post is for you. Today we’re going to talk about WordPress and WordPress themes. But first, let’s make sure we all know what WordPress even is. WordPress Back in the day, websites were (and still are sometimes)…Read More
Perfecting the Perfect Website 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…Read More