It seems that everyone is jumping on the mobile band wagon with their sites, either with a responsive theme design or at least a mobile version of their blog. There are good reasons I have not converted BlogAid to a mobile version and don’t plan to any time soon. Read on to discover why and how to take your site through the same checklist I used to see if a mobile version is something that will help or hurt your site.
As site owners, we get so busy making the next blog post or creating new pages. For the most part, we only visit the Admin area of our site. When was the last time you really looked at your site as a visitor sees it? Refreshing a site at least once a year is a good way to ensure that it is current with your offerings and message. Read on for a quick checklist that will help you review the most important areas of your site.
The first task new site owners want to spend their time and money on is a great theme. Discover why making content a priority instead helps you take the first step toward getting the abstract idea of site ownership out of the ethers, and begins the process of a manifesting your site into reality on a firm foundation.
When most folks think about getting a new website, the first thing they do is research designs. Unfortunately, that’s the first, and most costly mistake they can make in both time and money. After becoming dazzled then dazed from viewing hundreds of sites, they are ready to turn the whole thing over to someone else or resort to DIY templates. That’s the second most costly mistake they make. Here’s what you need to know to avoid these expensive pitfalls that plague so many new site owners.
Websites come in all shapes, sizes, platforms, and functions. There is no one-size-fits-all format. The type of site you need depends entirely on what you want to accomplish. Following are three questions to help you get what you need and avoid expensive pitfalls in both time and money.
The color scheme of your site is the first thing that visitors notice. It’s also part of your branding. Choosing the best color scheme for your site involves knowing what colors mean to your target audience and matching those meanings to your content.
Many hosting companies offer free site templates or build-your-own site features. While this may seem like a great value-added service, it could be a trap for first-time site owners.
There is more to a successful website design than pretty graphics. The wow factor quickly wears off if the design doesn’t help capture and focus your viewer’s attention on your content and offerings. Learn what you need to know about the anatomy of a good site design and the best way to approach the design process. Here I’ll show you the why, the what, the how, and the who of it.