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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...
Web Design Service

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...
Call to Action

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...
Child Care Marketing Assocation

The Logo Design Process

If you’ve made the decision to move forward with a custom logo design for your business or organization, then you’ve come to the right place. Sumy Designs can create a...
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What’s the difference between a jpg, gif, png and svg?

  This post can be viewed as a beginner's guide to the differences between a JPG, GIF, PNG, and SVG. Sometimes the differences in file formats are subtle and sometimes...
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Visual trends in website design 2018

Some things will stay the same and some things will be brand new next year. Here are a few design trends for 2018 that can inspire your next website design....
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Are you giving your customers what they’re looking for?

One thing I think small business owners overlook when getting started with a new website is what their customers are actually looking for. These clients come to us with their...
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Common Design Lingo

Above the Fold Back in the day, this was the term used to describe the content that was on the front page of the newspaper before it was folded …...
Phone User

People navigate websites in various ways – plan for it

When we're creating new design concepts for clients, one thing we frequently get asked is why there's a button for something that's already in the navigation? Or why there's a...
Many shades of gray

Many shades of gray

Color isn't always vibrant and exciting - sometimes it is pale, mute and dark. Sometimes a pop of a bright hue is all it takes to create a fabulous palette,...