Website Design Articles

Website design articles covering the different areas of web design include graphic design; user experience design; responsive website design, and search engine optimization (SEO).

Web design encompasses many different skills and disciplines in the production and maintenance of websites. Often many individuals will work in teams covering different aspects of the design process, although some designers will cover them all. The term web design is normally used to describe the design process relating to the front-end (client side) design of a website including writing markup.

Build Your Own Business Website Like A Pro [DIY Guide]

2020-05-07T01:04:38+00:00Design Tools, DIY, Tutorials, Website Design|

This is the definitive guide to build your own business website like a pro in 2020. This guide to build your own business website includes instructional content, videos, downloads and plenty of shortcuts to keep you engaged and moving forward. To ensure you don't get stuck, I've set up a Facebook support group where I'll answer all of your questions. It's all free, by the way. I don't charge anything to teach you how to build this simple [...]

Color Psychology [Infographic]

2020-05-19T12:50:47+00:00Design Tools, Graphic Design, User Experience Design (UX), Website Design|

Trying to Increase Your Website Conversion? Color Psychology Might Help Over the centuries, colors have played an important role in people’s lives. They’ve represented social status and embellished idiomatic expressions. While certain shades were once difficult to produce and acquire, today we often take colors for granted, perhaps due to the fact that there are so many to choose from. But did you know that colors go beyond decoration and art? In marketing and business, understanding the impact of color [...]

Top Things Every Web Designer Should Know

2019-12-30T20:00:20+00:00Knowledge, Search Engine Optimization (SEO), User Experience Design (UX), Website Design|

As anyone who writes code for a living will inform you, web development is hard. The evolution of browsers and gadgets to build for, alongside the languages and frameworks to build with, has left developers with extra of an assignment than ever before. Given that the wide variety of assets out there for learning how to construct web apps is overwhelming and often consists of old-fashioned material, here is a listing of generic principles, capabilities and languages. Count on it: [...]

Best Free Design Resources

2020-04-21T16:03:17+00:00Design Tools, DIY, Graphic Design, Knowledge, Tutorials, Website Design|

Free Design RESOURCES - Photography, Vector and HTML 5 Video Sources Gathering Art and Supporting Graphics There are plenty of places that offer subscription services for stock art and photography but that can break the budget quickly, especially if you're just starting out. The resources below are my favorite go-to's when I don't want to sacrifice quality but it's just not in the budget. Pexels.com has great quality images for free. The best feature by far is being able to [...]

Planning Content for Your New Website

2020-04-21T15:56:58+00:00Design Tools, DIY, Tutorials, Website Design|

ACTIVITY - Download & Fill Out the Client Interview Form Whenever I start a project I provide the client with a Client Interview Form for them to fill out prior to our kickoff meeting. Go ahead and download yours and fill out as much as you can. It is a good exercise to get focused. ACTIVITY - Create a Sitemap & Plan Your Content A sitemap is basically a bulleted list of the page structure, or architecture, of your [...]

7 Examples Of Great Web Design (And How To Copy Them)

2020-01-22T16:21:22+00:00Design Trends, User Experience Design (UX), Website Design|

With every day that passes, it becomes harder for great web design to get attention online (at least, the good kind of attention). UX standards keep going up, competition gets fiercer, and people become less patient with sites that don’t quite measure up. If you’re looking to keep your website in contention for traffic, you can’t afford to let your design become outdated. But before you make improvements, you need to figure out where you’re going wrong, and the [...]

7 Design Methods for a Global Audience

2020-01-08T16:56:07+00:00Design Trends, User Experience Design (UX), Website Design|

If you decide to design your website for a broad audience there will be a host of challenges and considerations. Fortunately these challenges can be overcome by specifically considering design methods for global audience. The first thing you should figure out before doing any kind of design work is – who is your audience? To whom do you aim for, what is your target? When you establish this, the rest will easily fall into place. However, if you [...]

Conversion Rate Optimization Essentials for Ecommerce Websites

2019-12-13T17:43:52+00:00ECommerce Websites, Search Engine Optimization (SEO), User Experience Design (UX), Website Design|

Conversion Rate Optimization Essentials for Ecommerce Websites Optimizing conversion rates is a vital task for any ecommerce site owner to undertake. As you’ll see, there are small changes you can make that will have a significant impact on your metrics. Whether you’re looking to win more email sign-ups or simply boost your sales, you’ll find methods below that will help you improve numbers across the board. From your copy and content to your site structure and analytics, here are [...]

Should You Design Your Own Website?

2018-03-29T23:31:14+00:00Digital Marketing, Inbound Marketing, Search Engine Optimization (SEO), User Experience Design (UX), Website Design|

Should You Design Your Own Website? The question should you design your own website is becoming more common with the advent of DIY tools like Wix, Squarespace and Weebly, among others. These tools can absolutely help the untrained and inexperienced create a functioning website easily and inexpensively. Drag-and-Drop and WYSIWYG editors have come a long way over the last few years making website building accessible to everyone. The problem is most micro and small business owners don’t seem to understand [...]

How to Perform a Website SEO Audit

2020-05-06T02:55:55+00:00Digital Marketing, Grow, Inbound Marketing, Knowledge, Local SEO, Search Engine Optimization (SEO), User Experience Design (UX), Website Design|

Step-by-Step Instructions: How to Perform Your Own  Website SEO Audit Create Your 2018 SEO & Content Strategy Report 2018 is here and it is time to do a thorough website seo audit. Now is the time to review your website to determine what your current strengths and weaknesses are, identify potential challenges, and plan for world domination. A Website Audit and SEO & Content Strategy Brief should include a comprehensive strategy to improve the overall search rankings and results for your website. [...]