When discussing websites, the phrase “ADA Compliant” is used as an umbrella term for determining if a website is accessible to people with disabilities. There are actually several different standards used when reviewing websites for accessibility. The two most widely used standards are ADA and WCAG. They both have the same goal – to make... Read More
For any eCommerce business the easier site visitors can be converted to customers, the better. This is especially true for smaller online enterprises. But upgrading to a shopping cart has posed problems for some online firms. The main issue is that fluid, more sophisticated eCommerce platforms such as Magento or a custom cart are financially... Read More
Before you hire a digital agency to build your brand’s new website, it’s important to have an understanding of what you want and what your company needs. Also, what will all your needs and wants cost and can these be satisfied within your budget? Questions such as number of years in business and the pricing/payment... Read More
Online business owners want the most value for their spend, especially when investing in their greatest asset, their website. When developing the budget and requirements for a website redesign, what options should you take into consideration? Those in the market for a new design for their online business presence will already be aware that there... Read More
Over the past five years, online business owners looking to update their website have often been confused by the changes in the digital marketing industry. Initially, most web agencies had referred to themselves as web design companies. Today, however, competition on the internet has grown exponentially. Agencies that once specialized in creating websites have evolved... Read More
There are several ways to gauge if your eCommerce site needs a complete or partial overhaul. Perhaps metrics have been slipping recently, and these trends cannot be traced to search engine algorithm tweaks. The nature of the site is also a factor. What products are sold? Are these seasonal? Are they updated frequently such as... Read More
Most of us browse the web under the assumption that where we go, the sites we visit, the search terms we use, the time we spend on any site, as well as purchases we make, are private. Many are not, allowing third parties to view, collect, and repurpose any and all user data extracted from... Read More
It is generally known that solid web design cannot just be ?pretty? but also needs to be capable of doing some serious SEO lifting. Less known, but just as important, is a site?s web development. Why? That is the way the site is actually ?wired? to function. Search engines use bots and spiders (spiders/bots are... Read More
Websites are no longer allowed to be the ?online business card? they once were. Instead, a company?s website is a living, breathing reflection of their business, and a poorly maintained website can have just as negative an impact on revenue as a run-down brick-and-mortar store would.
As designers, we would like to believe that users interacting with our work are providing their full attention, but we cannot deny the fact that they might be using their device passively. Whether our user is using their phone while simultaneously pushing a shopping cart, working out, or commuting via a crowded subway ? we must design to assist their behaviors.