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Three Tips for Choosing a Web Designer

Three Tips for Choosing a Web Designer

If you are landing here, you may be in the market for someone to develop a website for you. Maybe you're launching a new book, starting a new business, or just want to write a...
When and why to hire a professional photographer for your website

When and why to hire a professional photographer for your website

Many small businesses don't figure a photo shoot into the expense of their website and often it shows when profits are not there. A great website is your best marketing tool and with so many websites...
Blogs I Love

Blogs I Love

I used to be a big blog reader. This was when I had a little  more free time (before the children got involved in a zillion after school activities!)  and they were mostly personal blogs...
Geek Gear I love

Geek Gear I love

Yes, I'm a geek. And I'm not afraid to admit it. I love computers. I love writing code. I love social media. I love books and reading and gadgets! Don't even get me started on...
When a user lands on your website, what do you want them to do?

When a user lands on your website, what do you want them to do?

This is one of the first questions I ask people when we begin the process of starting a new website. And often times, this stops people in their tracks, because so often they are concerned...
What NOT to put on your website

What NOT to put on your website

When people ask me what to include on their website to make it work, I always start with telling them what NOT to put on their site: Just say no to the flash intro. Sure...
Does my small business website need a photo gallery?

Does my small business website need a photo gallery?

Maybe. It really depends on what type of business you have. Is showing your potential customer examples of your work important? Then yes, a photo gallery is great. Some examples of sites that I recommend...
How I became a web designer

How I became a web designer

Hi, I'm Susan Sullivan. I'm co-owner and web designer at Sumy Designs. I represent the creative side of the Sumy team. This fact will impress you even more when you know I have degrees in...
Why I Love the WordPress Community

Why I Love the WordPress Community

When we started out in web design eight years ago, we didn't use WordPress. We were old school, using lots of Photoshop and lots of HTML and CSS. It wasn't a bad way to be,...
Managing Multiple WordPress Sites

Managing Multiple WordPress Sites

Got a lot of WordPress websites? I do! Since about 99% of all websites we create are with WordPress, as you can imagine, that leaves me with a lot of sites to manage. Each time...
Tips for working from home successfully

Tips for working from home successfully

Working from home is fabulous on many levels - it also has its challenges, but today's technological tools make it easier than ever. Sumy Designs has successfully operated from home offices for over eight years...
Why should I use a newsletter manager instead of sending from Outlook?

Why should I use a newsletter manager instead of sending from Outlook?

Do you send out an email newsletter? Do you have lots of things to say and people who want to read it? That's great! But let me ask you this - how do you send...

The Dog House

Sumy Designs is pleased to announce the launch of our latest web design: The Dog House of Lafayette, Doggie Daycare and Hotel. They are a full service facility that offers services from boarding to training....

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Keyword Stuffing and Why you Shouldn’t Do it

Ever hear of SEO? That stands for Search Engine Optimization. This term  basically refers to the process of getting traffic to a site through organic (or natural) listings in search engines. It's getting your site...

How do I find a web designer I can trust that won’t steal my money and disappear?

Good question. And believe it or not, we've had a lot of business from people who hired a web designer only to have them disappear without a trace. No response to emails, no phone number...

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