Posts Categorized: Web Design

View All Google Search Terms for Your Website… with Google Webmaster Tools!

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  Have you ever wondered, “WHAT ARE PEOPLE TYPING INTO GOOGLE TO GET TO MY WEBSITE!?” Well, today, with the help of Google tools, you can finally view all the search terms coming from Google!   Google gives you info on search queries in Google Analytics, but… First of all, Google Analytics has always provided plenty…

Things To Do with Every New WordPress Installation

WordPress is a wonderful system, but out-of-the-box, a new installation is a confusing piece of junk with many flaws. And many of these flaws have not been addressed even in the latest 4.0 version that was released around October 2014. As someone who has been working extensively with WordPress these past 2 years, here are some…

What is WordPress?

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Looking to start a blog? Wanting to manage your own website? In that case, you’re probably doing research online and no doubt you’ve come across the name “WordPress.” So should you use WordPress? Keep reading to hear my professional opinion, as someone who’s been using WordPress for over 2 years for personal projects as well as…

Website Symmetry is Beautiful

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Natalie Portman is beautiful. Even with her ridiculous makeup in Star Wars: The Phantom Menace, you could still see her beautiful genetics. What makes Natalie Portman beautiful though? There are many traits of beautiful people, but one important trait is symmetry. Scientific studies have shown that symmetric faces are perceived as more attractive than asymmetric faces (link). Furthermore,…

5 Ways to Identify Shady Web Design Companies

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shad·y adjective DEFINTION: of questionable merit. SYNONYMS: dishonest, underhanded, unscupulous, questionable, deceitful Looking for a web designer is a true challenge because the web design industry is like the wild, wild west: there are no certifications, tests, or diplomas required in order for people to make a website in exchange for money. Although there are…

Survey Says: People Don’t Trust Companies with Crappy Websites

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If you’ve ever come across a client that thinks there’s no problem with their website that was designed by their grandson back in 1996, you might want to share this bit of information with them: a survey suggests that people don’t trust companies with poorly-designed websites.   The study In 2011, an online poll was…