Development

Building a website is more than installing a theme and picking a color, it involves lots of strategic planning for how your users will use the website at every opportunity. Learn more about how to develop a website that works for your customers through our blog.

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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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Naming Your Website Images

Have you given any thought about how you name your images? Do you ever consider renaming them before you upload them? If you haven't been doing that, let me explain...
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Let’s talk about DNS

People are scared of DNS, and I understand why. One wrong move and you can make your website disappear! DNS stands for Domain Name System, and it's the system that...
Bells and whistles

Your customers don’t care about bells and whistles

From time to time, I will have a client come to me and ask for lots of bells and whistles. Animations, flashy things, special effects. And my question, as is...
Core Web Vitals

What you need to know about Core Web Vitals

You might be seeing a lot about Google's Core Web Vitals and wondering it is and how your website stacks up. It's a hot topic in SEO right now, because...
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Making the most of your hair stylist website

Don't miss the mark on your hair stylist website. There are certain things your clients want, and some things they don't care about. And while having a fancy and cutting-edge...
Gravity Forms

Cool things you can do with Gravity Forms

Not too long ago, I gave a webinar for GoDaddy about business automation, and several times I used the term "form builder" and one of the questions at the end...
Page Speed

The difference between site speed and site optimization

Unless you've been living in a cave somewhere, or maybe even if you are, you are probably aware that site speed is pretty important these days. What I want to...
Podcasting

Adding a Podcast to your WordPress site

Do you love Podcasts? I do! I have a number of favorites that I listen to regularly, including The Daily, Freakanomics, and Reply All. I even am a co-host on...
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Use conditional logic to make interactive forms

For this blog post, do me a favor and real quick go look at our "request a quote" page. You don't have to fill out the form (unless you want...
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Common mistakes people make on their first website

I mentioned last week that there are a lot of people in my town running for school board in the upcoming election. One is my friend and neighbor, and one...
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?"...
Website Accessibility

Accessibility Realities for Websites

Recently I had a client come to me asking about ADA compliance for their website. If you haven't noticed, accessibility is a hot topic in the web design and development...
Photo Gallery or Slideshow

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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How to add an Instagram feed to your website

Yesterday I showed you how to create a great Instagram landing page to allow your Instagram followers to find your blog posts with ease. Today, I want to go through...
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How to make an amazing Instagram landing page

If you use Instagram for your business, you already know that you can't put links in your posts. Well, you can, of course, but they don't work. They don't link...
HTML Sitemap

Does your site need an HTML sitemap?

A sitemap is just what it sounds like: a map of your site, helping your site's visitors find your content. But there are actually two kinds of sitemaps your site...
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How to Name Your Website Images

If you manage a website, there will likely come a time when you want to add images to said website. And that's great! New content and new imagery creates new...
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Tips for Political Candidate Websites

Tis' the season for politics which means it's time to talk about political candidate websites and the way to do them right and the way to do them wrong! I...