Answering frequently asked questions is one of the things we do here. And one question we hear is this: what will happen to my current website while the new one is being built?
We've got a short answer and a long answer.
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Yes, a redesigned website is a beautiful thing—you'll get no argument from us. (You've seen our completely redesigned site, right?) However, have you looked past the shiny new web pages dancing in your head and seriously considered all the things you need prior to beginning your big website overhaul? You need more than a vision and a laptop, and we're here to remind you of all the different components you should consider before redesigning your website.
Way back in 1990, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) became law, spurring American businesses and governmental agencies into action. Parking lots, elevators, and offices became accessible to people with disabilities. Hiring practices changed to ensure that these individuals were treated fairly. Web designers and IT departments started modifying their websites to ensure that they were accessible to people with disabilities.
Hold up. Huh?
Ok, so the internet wasn't really a concern back in the early 90's. But, as the World Wide Web became more and more prevalent in the daily lives of Americans (and the rest of the world), the Department of Justice decided to create guidelines for compliance. In 2003, the DOJ passed down a voluntary action plan for companies to pursue website compliance, so this isn't a brand new idea.
Infographics are a great way to convey complex information in a way that's easily understood by the general populace. Facts and figures are way more appealing when they're presented in a colorful and interesting format. It's like Mary Poppins' spoon full of sugar—infographics can make the boring information much easier to swallow.
You know you want them, but how do you make it happen? We're here to help you understand all of the ins and outs of infographics.
Without a doubt, when we ask a prospect what they need in a website, they start rattling off a list of features.
"We need a responsive design."
"We need a modern design."
"We need content reorganized."
Me: Of course.
"We need SEO capabilities."
Me: Do you know what that means?
As we sift through a bunch of feature requests, rarely do they answer the primary question at hand:
Think about that.
What is it exactly that you need your website to do?
It's time for your company to update that old, tired website, but you're determined to stay on budget and bring it in on time. How do you do it? Is it possible to get the website you want for the money you're willing to spend?
Good news! It is! Michael and Abby discussed some of the methods to rein in your spending on episode 61 of SpinRadio, and here are some of their helpful hints that will keep your spending under control as you embark on your enterprise website project.
Staying on brand isn't easy, especially when it comes to managing font licenses for your website or printed work.
There's plenty to know about font management, but we want to cover the basics for someone like you who may be responsible for managing your company's brand and/or website. This post covers what you need to know about font licenses, free fonts, print vs. web fonts, file types and styleguides.
The website header is the top portion of your website and the first thing a visitor sees. What impression does your header make? Is it cluttered and difficult to navigate, or is it clean and easily understandable?
Website design trends change and there will always be exceptions to the rule. That said, there are a few usability rules and best practices that stay the same. This guide will help you plan your website header in a way that is both beautiful and functional from a user perspective.
You might love your website CMS, but you might not be so enamored of their forms module. It could be too clunky, difficult to manage, or lacking the specific functionality you require. This doesn’t mean you have to break up with your CMS; you can use one of the many third party options available for all your form building needs.
You step into the cereal aisle of a grocery store and feel like giving up being a "breakfast person." You peek inside your incredibly crowded closet and decide to stay home in your pajamas rather than pick an outfit. You walk into a library and leave without a book.
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