Category Archives: Web Design Tips

Prototyping Interfaces: Where Do You Start & Where Do You Stop?

After spending a lot of time in the past year casting wide nets at moving targets, I’ve really come to appreciate the diligence and research that goes into software requirements, particularly functional requirements.  The Great Recession has forced almost everyone … Continue reading

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Network Solutions Branding Efforts – An Elaborate Prank?

That someone convinced Netsol upper management to invest heavily in a more bloated user experience – alienating existing customers and probably scaring off new business, both unsolicited and through potential referrals – is almost too hard to believe. Continue reading

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The Web Design Process in a Nutshell

Just a brief overview of what has been an effective strategy for developing and delivering a business-oriented web design: Step 1 – Establish Goals and a Big Picture In order to know what pages and other content needs to be … Continue reading

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Web Design for Small Businesses

I can’t write enough on this topic. The most important thing to consider for a small business owner or employee soliciting a bid to get a web presence up and running is communication: Does the vendor demonstrate interest in the … Continue reading

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Logo Design the Right Way

I’ve written about logo design before, and didn’t have good things to say about the process as part of business front end development. It’s too easy for a start-up or small business owner or owners to get caught up obsessing … Continue reading

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A Blog Makes a Great Business Website

The word “blogging” may conjure up images of academics with too much time on their hands filling the internet with opinions.  That doesn’t matter really; what matters actually is that the tools created in response to the blogging trends are … Continue reading

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Practical vs. Impractical Logo Design Processes

Because of the front-and-center accessibility and intimacy of the logo as a concept, logo design is an area where people who haven’t yet thought about practical logo design parameters feel comfortable weighing in with very specific feedback: “Let’s see what … Continue reading

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Web Design & First Impressions

A lot of great businesses have completely mediocre websites.  It’s easy for a brick-and-mortar establishment with no history of web leads and sales to overlook this point of contact for their business front end. Some such businesses take the step … Continue reading

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Web Design ROI: High-Level Management Gets Best Results

For small to medium-sized businesses and small businesses in particular, web design is a scary investment due to the lack of ROI metrics on many design projects (most SMBs don’t have the budget for such metrics even.)  A small business … Continue reading

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