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What Are UI and UX Design and What Are Some Examples?

Posted by Nour Zikra

Dec 23, 2016 2:43:12 PM

UI and UX design

User interface (UI Design) and user experience (UX Design) are both necessary for the success of a website. Without one, the other would fail. Together, you have a great website that brings in users and keeps them interested in what you have to offer. So, what is UI and UX design and what are some examples of them? Let us dive in!

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Topics: web design-build

How Web Design and Writing Websites Came to Be

Posted by Nour Zikra

Apr 13, 2016 8:00:00 PM

16795489Web design and writing websites’ content is only about 30 years old with the first website being in August of 1981. So much has happened since then. Not only in terms of technology but also marketing and a general impact on most of our lives. More importantly, the internet has created thousands of jobs that did not exist 10 or so years ago. There are not only academic degrees but career paths for SEO marketing, inbound marketing, freelance writing, blogging, social media, video, and of course web design and writing websites’ content.

In the Beginning there was. . .

The internet, for reliability reasons, was initially used by the military, scientists, educators, doctors and the government. The internet provided transfer of information within the group. Many of us can still remember when the internet required a computer, a modem and a telephone line.

  • People used dial-up Internet access with speeds of 28.8Kbps to 33.6Kbps. Later, the 56Kbps modems came onto the scene.
  • Screen resolution was a whopping 640px by 480px.
  • There were only 100,000 websites on the Internet.
  • HTML 2.0 was published and web standards were born.
  • Table layouts were widely used and CSS browser support was sketchy.
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Topics: web design-build

Stress-Free Website Redesign Checklist

Posted by Nour Zikra

Nov 6, 2015 4:03:08 PM

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What better way to help you with your website redesign than to give you an informational website redesign checklist that will aid you in planning for your redesigned site as well as get you on your way to generating more leads. Every now and then your website needs a refresh. There are many good reasons for a website redesign, whether it’s a rebranding, moving onto a new Content Management System (CMS), the site is getting lackluster results, or it looks like it was built in 1999. Eventually, there comes a time when you’ve gathered all the low-hanging fruit possible. That’s when you need a bigger change. Radical redesigns are a great way to transform your site into a beautiful new butterfly. Here’s how you can do so successfully:

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Topics: web design-build

4 Blogs on Orlando Web Design Trends of 2015

Posted by Nour Zikra

Sep 25, 2015 1:04:56 PM

LeadershipChartWe all know how important a website is to a business’s online strategy. Almost every business, whether B2B, B2C, non-profit, local, or global needs an online presence to reach buyers in the internet age. A company’s website is its virtual storefront. That is why, it is good to regularly upgrade your site and make sure that it is appealing to your buyer personas. If you live in Orlando, for instance, you should learn what Orlando web design trends other businesses are relying on to bring more customers. For example, starting this year, more and more businesses are implementing larger background images for their sites. If you’re curious what other web design trends of 2015 are out there, check out the following four blogs on the subject:

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Topics: web design-build

Writing Websites: Knowing your buyer's cohort can be a sale or no sale

Posted by Nour Zikra

Sep 16, 2015 2:00:00 PM

millenialsThis is an update on a blog we wrote about a year ago discussing part 2 of age cohorts. As a refresher, there are three major age cohorts or groups that must be taken into account when developing branding and corporate identity solution as well as writing websites. They are:

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Must Haves for a Great Business Web Design

Posted by Denise Parkhill

Dec 5, 2014 3:00:00 PM

CLEAR NAVIGATION:

A map is useless without a legend and a website is useless without clear navigation. Make sure you use easy-to-understand and logical names for the various pages of your site — contact, about, FAQ, etc.

bullHornMake sure your navigation strategy includes a call to action. What is it that you want people to do on your site? Place an order? Email for a quote? Become a member? Come to your brick-and-mortar store? Call to speak with a customer service rep? Make your goals clear and obvious.

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Topics: mobile website, web design-build

Your Blog Responsive Web Design Company - Answers to Website Redesign

Posted by jack manhire

Jul 9, 2014 10:00:00 AM

16861410Want to redesign your website? A redesign can be a huge success – or it could fail miserably.

The best way to ensure success is to plan your exact route of attack. If you haven't thought about your goals, strategized the desired success, or even considered why you're doing a redesign, you could find yourself in a tussle. One of your main design consideration must be making your new website 100% responsive – that is, you should be building a totally responsive web design (RWD).

Best Practices for  Web Pages:

  • Plan First                                           
  • Clear, user focused Navigation schema                 
  • Keep it clean and simple                             
  • Can does not mean should – do not just “stuff” styles, animation, and effects because you know how to   
  • Bold but not too Bold – Your pages should be attention grabbing but there is such a thing as over-doing-it                                             
  • Above the fold – most important information should still be above the folds  
  • Use @media queries                       
  • Emphasize rich visuals                    
  • Eye Catching Headlines                   
  • List of Benefits
  • Responsive all devices         
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Topics: web design-build

The History of Web Design and Writing Websites

Posted by jack manhire

Jun 13, 2014 10:00:00 AM

16795489Web design and writing websites’ content is only about 30 years old with the first website being in August of 1981. So much has happened since then. Not only in terms of technology but also marketing and a general impact on most of our lives. More importantly, the internet has created thousands of jobs that did not exist 10 or so years ago. There are not only academic degrees but career paths for SEO marketing, inbound marketing, freelance writing, blogging, social media, video, and of course web design and writing websites’ content.

In the Beginning there was. . .

The internet, for reliability reasons, was initially used by the military, scientists, educators, doctors and the government. The internet provided transfer of information within the group. Many of us can still remember when the internet required a computer, a modem and a telephone line.

  • People used dial-up Internet access with speeds of 28.8Kbps to 33.6Kbps. Later, the 56Kbps modems came onto the scene.
  • Screen resolution was a whopping 640px by 480px.
  • There were only 100,000 websites on the Internet.
  • HTML 2.0 was published and web standards were born.
  • Table layouts were widely used and CSS browser support was sketchy.
Read More

Topics: web design-build

Choosing a web design company

Posted by jack manhire

May 20, 2014 12:53:00 PM

The Regular Questions – Still important!

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One would build their house or office building without careful consideration of the designer/builder. This is also true when it comes to your website. Search the Internet for the following topics:  “How to select a web design question and google several pages with such titles as: “Ten questions to ask before hiring”; “Choosing a Web Designer – 5 questions”; “8 Steps to Choosing a Web Design Company”. Each of these blogs present excellent suggestions on selecting a web design company.

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Topics: web design-build