5 Habits of Highly Effective Website Designers

5 Habits of Highly Effective Website Designers

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Many businesses contemplate the decision to build their own websites or use a professional website design services agency to build the site for them. We recently weighed the pros and cons of hiring a website design services team or building a website on your own. For those looking for a custom website solution that is designed with SEO in mind, the consensus is to go with a website design services agency. So what makes website design services so effective? The team of skilled and qualified website designers that make up the agency. It’s important to note, however, that not all website designers are created equally. There are 3 basic types of website designers: excellent, typical, and poor. Ultimately, your goal should be to seek out an excellent website designer with good business…
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How to Translate WordPress Themes for Better Accessibility

How to Translate WordPress Themes for Better Accessibility

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Allowing clients to manage their websites in their native languages is an important aspect of accessibility. If you develop a WordPress site that may have users from non-English speaking countries, it can be necessary to translate the theme. Localizing the theme doesn’t mean you translate the content on the frontend such as posts and pages; instead, it refers to the theme-related content in the admin area: the theme’s description, options, and the customizer. The WordPress Core Team puts a huge emphasis on the translation of WordPress Core. It’s already translated to many foreign languages; that makes WordPress a truly global content management system. Localizing the theme can be extremely useful for clients who use the admin area in their own native language, otherwise a significant part of their admin settings…
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Be theme: Imagine the Possibilities with 150+ Pre-made Layouts and the Right Tools

Be theme: Imagine the Possibilities with 150+ Pre-made Layouts and the Right Tools

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Editor’s Note: This post is sponsored by Be Theme. Pre-made layouts are true productivity hacks. They are created to get projects off to a lightning start. They can serve as conceptual designs, particularly when there are more than 150 pre-made layouts (with 8 new ones every month) to choose from. Couple that with the powerful page-building capabilities that is easy to work with, fast, and equipped with multiple features designers are likely to need and use, and you are ready to produce shelf after shelf of ready-to-go websites, in just a few clicks. Here are but just a few Be Theme pre-made layouts that come with this capability. Dietitian Digital Web Design Extreme Investment Club Muffin Builder V3 Muffin Builder is Be Theme’s layout editor. Its latest version, v3, features…
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Website Design Services: 30 Questions You Should Ask Before You Spend a Penny

Website Design Services: 30 Questions You Should Ask Before You Spend a Penny

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Clients seem to be caught up with two questions when it comes to website design services: how quickly can the new website be launched and how much will the project cost. While these are two important questions, your business should really be considering all of the opportunity and potential that a website redesign can offer. Website design services gives your business a chance to dive deeper into KPIs, your target audience, and user interface to allow your website to have enhanced functionality and serve a purpose for your business. To get a website that truly works for your business and helps you to accomplish your goals, here are 30 website design services questions you should ask before you spend a penny: Why What is your motivation for wanting a new…
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How to Use the Psychology of Color to Create a Killer Website for Small Business

How to Use the Psychology of Color to Create a Killer Website for Small Business

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As a marketer, you already know the powerful role that color plays in influencing a decision, and this is especially true with a website for small business. There’s actually a field out there known as color psychology that is dedicated to understanding how color affects human behavior. According to research from QuickSprout, 90 percent of product assessments that consumers make have to do with color. Color influences our emotions, attitude, and the way that we feel about certain brands. In fact, if you think about your favorite brands, color is likely one of the first things about those brands that comes to mind. So, with that being said, you can only assume that the colors you choose to use on your website for small business directly affect conversions. Here are…
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How to Ruin Your Website in 5 Easy Steps

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We’ve talked a lot about what goes into good website design, but it’s just as important to talk about what not to do to help you avoid some treacherous mistakes that could sink your business. Therefore, if you wanted to ruin your website, here’s how you could accomplish this in 5 easy steps: Step 1: Assume that any plain old website design will get the job done. If you use WordPress for your website, you’ll have more than 5,000 templates to choose from. So why not take the the time to sift through these options to find one that best represents your brand and the story you want to tell. Your website design is very telling of the pride that you take in your business. Choosing a plain, basic, and…
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Outsource Blog Writing to Save Time and Increase Results

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Considering that 81 percent of consumers today will consult the internet before making a purchase decision, you absolutely need to make building your brand’s online presence a priority. Starting a business blog can provide your company with an enormous SEO advantage as each published blog post creates an indexed page on your website. Search engines like Google look to this fresh content to determine the relevancy of your website, how active your website is, and how often Google should check in with your website to make sure newly published content is included in relevant search results. At first, it may seem easy enough to create enough content to keep your business blog thriving and search engines hungry for more. However, you’ll likely find that your everyday tasks of running your business…
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5 Convincing Reasons You Should Stop Using Wix and Start Using WordPress for Your Website

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If you’re currently exploring your options for small business website design, you’ve probably heard a lot of buzz about Wix and WordPress. Both platforms have their own set of pros and cons; however, as you are debating Wix vs WordPress, we strongly encourage you to go the WordPress route. When you look at Wix vs WordPress, here are 5 convincing reasons to stop using Wix and start using WordPress: 1. WordPress offers more template options. Currently, WordPress offers more than 5000 different themes to choose from, and many of these are free. Premium WordPress themes generally range from $50 to $100. You have the ability to choose from a wide variety of column layouts and magazine layouts, and topics are all over the board, from personal sites to professional services. And,…
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Small Business Website Design: Build Yourself or Hire a Company?

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Small business website design is a hot topic for many business owners, and they are faced with the difficult decision as to whether they should build their own website or hire a professional company to handle this critical aspect of marketing for them. Going the DIY route is obviously more cost effective option, but is it the best choice for your business in the long run? Since many of our readers are faced with this dilemma, let’s take a moment to weigh the pros and cons of building a website yourself or hiring a company. Pros of Building Your Own Website Budget Friendly SMB owners have access to a number of online resources like Wix that allow you to build your own website for little to no cost. Also, many of…
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How Disable Self Pingbacks in WordPress

How Disable Self Pingbacks in WordPress

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Linking to your own posts also known as interlinking is great for SEO. However with pingbacks enabled on your site, interlinking posts can become annoying because WordPress automatically creates new pingback for that post. These pingback appear in the comments section of your posts. While some users may like this feature, many users don’t find it useful. In this article, we will show you how to disable self pingbacks in WordPress. What is a Pingback? Pingbacks give softwares the ability to communicate between websites. Its almost like remote comments. Think of it like this: We write a post on WPBeginner blog. Then you write a post on your blog mentioning/linking to our article. Your blogging software (WordPress) will automatically send us a pingback. Our blogging software (WordPresS) will receive the…
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