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Branding in Web Design

A lot of companies provide similar products and services. How do consumers identify one provider from another? The answer is branding. Branding products and services differentiate a website from competitors. Truly this sounds elementary but very often companies neglect to understand the importance of branding. A brand is a representation of a product or service, […]

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6 Dumbest Mistakes Smart People Make When Hiring a Website Designer

This is a post that most website designers don’t want you to read. The reason they don’t want you to read it, is that most website designers like to be perceived as wizards with secret magical powers; and they use these powers into mystifying clients into thinking website design is more complex than it is. […]

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How to Write a Website Design RFP

What is Website Design RFP? A web design RFP is a request for proposal where you send a document to several website design firms for the purpose of them all competing and bidding for the chance to work with you. An RFP can range from being just a few pages to as many as 20 […]

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Does Your Website Have Liftoff?

The secret to successfully building a good website is similar to how the Wright brothers invented the first airplane. Before the Wright brothers came along the common belief was that the way that you’d be able to get an airplane to fly was to create a large enough and strong enough engine that would be […]

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4 Minute S.E.O. Course

Confused about S.E.O.? Watch this brief crash course video to get an overview of search engine optimization, and what it’s really all about.

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Spy On Your Competitors Websites

In this brief video tutorial I go over 4 FREE resources you can use to gain insight into your competition’s websites. You’ll find out how much traffic they get each month, the demographics of their audience, other websites that relate to them, keywords they rank for, and who is linking back to their site. All […]

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Find out what your website looks like in Internet Explorer

As a website designer I still have to make sure that my client’s sites render well across all browsers. What a lot of people don’t realize is that Internet Explorer renders websites differently than all the other popular browsers. Because of this, a site that looks great on firefox or chrome, may look weird on […]

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14 Ways to Generate Free Traffic to Your Website

There’s really no point in having a website if no one comes to it. Often times people tend to think of a website the way Kevin Costner thought in the movie Field of Dreams: If you build it, they will come. Unfortunately that just isn’t the case. People often put a great deal of thought, […]

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