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Business Web Design

Does your business web design need to be updated?

Yes. Sorry, was that too vague? If your website is more than three years old, then it definitely needs refreshed at the very least, but possibly revamped completely. Technology is...
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Favicons – What and Why

Do you know what a favicon is? It's that teeny tiny little icon in the tab of your web browser that represents a website. These are especially helpful if you...
Competitor Analysis

Your competitors are not your customers

One of the first things we do when talking to a new client about their website is ask who their online competitors are. It's important to know who they are,...
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Simple tips for making your website look great!

Whether you are working with a pro or doing it yourself, there are ways to do it right and ways to do wrong and today I have a few simple...
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Tips for Adding Images to your Pages and Posts

Every good website page or post needs to have an image. But not all images are treated equally and I'd like to share some tips on how to be sure...
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Prioritize Website Function over Website Design

When we hear from potential new clients, one of the first things they often want to tell us is all the ideas they have for how they want their new...
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Web Design Services for Small Business

Do we only offer web design services for small business? No. But we do work with A LOT of small business owners to improve their websites, improve their online positioning...
WordPress Web Design

WordPress Web Design: Getting Started

Have you been considering a new website? Have you wondered about WordPress web design? You've probably heard that WordPress is powering around 30% of websites across the globe. That may...
Fancy Features

Don’t add features just to add features

A common request we see from clients is for this feature or that feature, something cool they saw on another website, perhaps something their competitor is doing. For some web...
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Website redesign questions and answers

The majority of clients who come to us for website design services aren't actually looking for a brand new website. Most of them already have a website that is old,...
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How to choose the best web design company

When we started working on the web in 2006, the vast majority of companies offering web design services had a brick and mortar office, usually also offered print design and...
Top Benefits of WordPress

Is a WordPress website right for you?

There are a lot of options when it comes to websites and a lot of tools to create one. How do you know which one is right for you? There's...
WordPress Theme Installation

Installing a theme is just the beginning

I frequently have folks come to me because they wanted to DIY their own website, installed WordPress and bought a theme, uploaded the theme, and then realized they had no...
Frequently Should be Asked Questions

Frequently “Should-Be” Asked Questions

I'm a big proponent of having an FAQ page on your website. If someone lands on your site, they probably got there for a reason and not because they clicked...
Web Design Myths and Facts

Web Design Myths and Facts

Have you ever noticed that when people have been using a tool or service for a long time, they often feel like they are an expert on that subject, even...
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Web Design “Service” – What is it?

When you go to buy a product, like a car or a lamp or even a pizza, most people assume they are paying for the parts that went into it....
Case Study in Usability

Community Yoga: A Case Study in Usability

We recently completed work on a site redesign for Community Yoga. The previous site wasn't bad, but it was created by someone who has a passion for yoga, not someone...
DIY Website

The Biggest Mistakes of DIY Websites

These days, it's easy to get a website online. You can go to any one of the big DIY builder programs and click and create a new website. What's not...
How often should I redesign my website?

How Often Should I Redesign My Website?

A mistake a lot of people make is paying for a new website and then ignoring it for the next ten years. Websites aren't like cars: as long as you...
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Goal Drive Website Design

There are a lot of people who can make a decent looking website. And many designers can create beautiful designs that can be used on a website. And I think...
Sumy Sisters

Why choose Sumy Designs for your small business website?

There are a lot of choices when it comes to websites for your business. How do you know which to choose? I know a lot of people who do what...