Not everyone needs a website to start their business.
Probably not what a literal web designer should be throwing out there but I would be lying to you otherwise.
That’s not to say that others may see huge benefits from having a website. For example, what happens if Instagram or Facebook shut down your account tomorrow? Would people know where to find you again? A website is you representing you, without an algorithm or social aspect muddying the message.
So… you are thinking that you DO need a website, but do you also need a web designer?
Here are five…
On a whim, I reached out the Ana. I had seen (read: stalked) Ana’s work, Instagram, and read a little into her background. There was sorcery in her design that I admired and wanted to learn more about. She responded immediately and has been a dream to interview.
Check it out below to learn more about her career and progression into User Experience, to find what CRO is and why you should know, and how she’s come to grow a business on her own.
Hi, thanks for having me. Of course, so CRO stands for Conversion Rate Optimization and it’s…
As a website designer, one of the biggest pain-points I run into on someone’s website is image size. This single and often overlooked aspect can negatively contribute to your bounce rate, traffic, SEO and user experience.
If you’re building a new website or optimizing your existing website, here are 3 steps to optimizing your website images in less than five minutes:
This step is pretty straight forward but will make the remainder of this tutorial a WHOLE lot easier for you. Move all your images to one folder on your computer to easily begin optimizing everything at once.
I want to share this story for two reasons. One, I don’t know if I have processed what happened yet entirely. It was only yesterday that I found out that I had been doxed (or doxbinned, as a hacker referred to it when I found out). I have since been scrambling to minimize the damage it could wreak on my future.
Second, I hope it will provide immediate answers to anyone else who may end up in the same situation. The key is to respond quickly and efficiently. If you have come to this article for that reason, stop what…
This article is intended for small business owners working with graphic designers so I highly recommend you check out my previous article How to Speak Graphic Designer. I break down some of the essential terms to understanding “Designerese” (don’t @ me) and won’t be spending the time to break it down here. Disclaimer aside, let’s move on.
You’re thinking of working with a graphic designer but want to be sure you’re getting the most bang for your buck. Great! Designers can provide you with a plethora of resources to use and reuse for your brand and company, not the least…
In this article, I will be attempting to cover essential design terminologies to aid small businesses in getting the most out of working with graphic designers. In my opinion, it starts by speaking the same language.
We live in an age where it isn’t uncommon to hear that someone is starting a side hustle or an entirely new business. With the Internet, and everyone sharing their expertise online, it has become easier than ever to learn everything you need to pursue your interests. However, starting at Level 1 isn’t easy. Especially when you have to start investing some capital to get things off the ground.
Put away your wallets, though; here are some of my favorite, free design resources to get you started.
Images are key to online content. For anything from digital content like social…
If you’re anything like me, you are the guru for addressing random, frustrating problems that come your way because of your expertise in being a hard-worn Googler. Or, sure, you simply have a business page and have recently barraged with notifications about an appointment that never went through. If you did fall down the rabbit hole of Google to find no answers to this predicament, you are not alone.
I came across this problem and now have the ability to share with other frustrated users the solution to archiving Facebook Appointments.
For this reason (and so many more), and due…
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