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10 Beautiful Fonts for Your Website

May 29, 2014 5 Comments

I’ve been obsessed with typography my whole life. These are 10 of my favorite web fonts and the links to download them. Benton Sans Museo Proxima Nova Gotham OpenSans Lato Ubuntu Delicious Avenir Futura

5 Ways to Make Your Website Look Awesome with HTML 5

February 18, 2014 0 Comments

HTML 5 has been around for years, but as of July of 2014 the W3C (World Wide Web Consortium) plans to make it the new web standard. HTML 5 has a lot of really cool features, but today I’m going to focus on the aesthetic improvements that this new technology has made possible. Video Backgrounds This example is from Spotify. If you Read More »

11 WordPress Techniques for Pretty Posts that Pack a Punch

October 17, 2013 1 Comments

Are your blog posts ready for prime time? You can write an outstanding piece of content, but if your post is ugly, poorly spaced and awkwardly formatted, it won’t get read. Or shared. Or bookmarked. Or linked. There are exceptions, of course, but why take that chance?   This article assumes two things: 1. You’re unable (or prefer not) to update your Read More »

13 Pre-Launch Essentials for Your New Website

August 29, 2013 7 Comments

Launching a new website can be stressful. There are many things to take into consideration and it’s common to forget several easy-to-implement, high-impact items. If you want your new website to soar, it’s important you have everything dialed in from the get-go. Use the following as a sort of “new website checklist” prior to launch: 1. Install Analytics It doesn’t have to Read More »

12 Easy Ways to Improve Content and Link Building

May 22, 2013 5 Comments

Let’s cut to the chase. In order to gain meaningful links, you must change your mindset. Stop Searching for Loopholes and Shortcuts If your strategy still consists of link wheels, fake profiles on high-PR sites, comment spam with anchor text linking back to your site, spun content and too-good-to-be-true fiverr purchases, please stop. Assuming your site hasn’t already suffered repercussions, Google’s ban Read More »

5 Killer Tips for Creating a Strong Mobile Web Experience

March 15, 2013 3 Comments

Let’s face it. If you haven’t considered capturing mobile customers, you are missing the big picture.   According to Google, 50% of mobile search conversions happen in one hour. This is known as mobile’s Immediacy Effect.   The proper mobile design can drastically effect your sales. The proof is in the pudding. (via Google) Creating a strong mobile experience isn’t rocket science. Read More »

Why 2013 Is the Year of Responsive Web Design

March 12, 2013 3 Comments

With over 51% of Americans having smart phones and tablets, it has become extremely important to make sure that your website renders on mobile devices the way it’s supposed to.   What Is Responsive Web Design? A responsive design is one where the website adapts to the device that it’s being rendered on. In the example below you can see how this Read More »

How to Build a Killer Website in a Week

August 9, 2011 27 Comments

WARNING: Do not follow the following steps if you want your website to take forever to get built or if you want to spend a lot of money on a new site. Now that I have your attention, let me say that there’s more than one way to build a site. This is just one way. One that I found extremely useful. Read More »

10 Ways to Speed Up Your Website

April 26, 2010 3 Comments

A couple of weeks ago Google announced that they were going to start considering site speed as a search engine ranking factor. That’s the second most important reason to have a fast website. The top reason is showing your visitors the information they want fast so they don’t leave your website. These are 10 things you can do to speed up your Read More »

What CMS Platform Should You Use for Your New Website?

April 7, 2010 6 Comments

When it comes to building a website, you want to work with a content management system (CMS) that meets this criteria: Content can be easily edited. Website is SEO-friendly. Design looks good. So, what’s the best CMS? There are four I really like and I’ll tell you their pros and cons so you can decide which one is right for you. Thesis Read More »