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What it really costs to build a website for your small business

If you have a small business, or are planning to start one, you also need to start budgeting for your online presence. And this is something people tend to want...
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Beyond Beautiful: The Science of Design for Websites that Convert

When it comes to websites, everyone wants theirs to look good. That's a given. But often times in that quest to look great, people forget about the primary objective of...
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Common Mistakes in Website Design (and How to Avoid Them)

Your business website is often times the first impression you make with potential customers and clients. It's important that it not just look great, but it work great too. There...
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Building a Better Church Website

We've had the pleasure to work with a number of churches on their church websites over the years, to help them have a better online presence, attract more members, and...
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Website Packages: What To Expect

I think the majority of businesses or individuals looking into website packages don't have a lot of experience with what's involved, how long it takes, or what's included. So I...
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The Basics of Website Homepage Content

Having made hundreds of websites over the last 17 years (and many prior to that as a youngster in the 90s), I know a thing or two about what you...
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Top 5 web design questions that small business owners want to know

Small business owners often have many questions about websites, as they play an important role in establishing an online presence and attracting customers. Here are 10 common web design questions...
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Website for Medical Practice Dos and Don’ts

Over the years, we've done a lot of websites, and a chunk of them have been for medical practices in many fields including everything from orthodontia to neuropsychology and everything...
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Why and how to create an FAQ page

In today's digital age, having a website has become a necessity for businesses and individuals alike. A website serves as a virtual storefront that allows people to access information about...
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What you should know about your author website

Of all the industries we serve for web design, one of the most prolific in our portfolio is authors. We love working with writers and authors, and one of the...
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Campsite Website Design Dos & Don’ts

If you own or manage a campground, especially one in a touristy area that sees an influx of visitors, and you want a piece of that traffic, it's super important...
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Getting Started with Web Design Service from Sumy Designs

Thinking about getting a new website but aren't sure how to get started? Does the process intimidate you? We understand! Finding a professional web design service can be quite an...
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Creating a successful website for your dog breeding business

I'm not sure how it happened, but we have created many websites for labradoodle breeders over the years. Some that are still active and some that have since retired. But...
Custom Web Design

Why a custom website design is almost always better

Recently one day on Twitter, I saw a tweet from someone that was along the lines of, "Developers, how long does it really take for you to make a website?"...
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Sizing and adding banner art to YouTube and Facebook

Social media connects us with others and the number of social media users increases every year. By 2021, there will be more than 3 billion people connecting through social media...
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A gallery or a slideshow?

Which should you use on your website? These things are very different, and if you have photos to display, you may be wondering which way to go! A gallery is...
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Tips for Using Photography on Your Small Business Website

Photography allows small businesses to promote events, share emotions and feelings, sell products and services and tell a very strong story without using words. Photographs are more than just ornamental...
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Create an online portfolio that amazes your customers

It doesn't matter what service you offer, if your website is a place where you try to sell your services, then you need an online portfolio. What is an online...
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Custom Website Design Explained

If you are new to the process of getting a custom website, this post is for you. It can be very intimidating to get started on a custom website project,...
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Pop-Ups: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly Truth

Let me clear about something at the start of this post. Everyone hates pop-ups. Everyone. Hates. Pop-ups. This is a fact that website owners need to know. That may be...
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How to use Heading tags

I recently updated a website for a client that had been maintained by their staff, who were well-intentioned but not educated on how to use heading tags. The content on...