In a nutshell… I spent some time concentrating on what it would take for me to be successful in my profession. At some point I got subscribed to this newsletter called Genius Sparks after purchasing a course on photo-reading (similar to speed reading just faster). While I never really figured out the photo-reading techniques, I [...]
We find it takes as much or even more time and money for companies to create poor designs – and thus poor user experiences – as it would take to create good designs and good user experiences. We hate seeing all that money being left on the table. Here’s our take: 1. Know what you [...]
Finding a great quote is like finding a treasure, it makes an immediate impact, and you’ll have it the rest of your life. Basically, I’ve spent some time searching the web and collecting quotes over the years, and I wanted to share the ones that have made the biggest impact on me.
In a nutshell… without having to study a ridiculous number of books, let me give you the four “yogas” that bring “unity” to your home page. There are hundreds of books written to explain the detailed study of yoga and how to make it benefit you. Likewise, there are hundreds of books written to teach [...]
This is another email I sent a customer not too long ago. After reviewing it I realized it’s got some really useful information and I thought it couldn’t hurt to share this with the world. There are a couple of options I’ve featured and I’ve listed them below in regard to pros and cons. 1. [...]
In a nutshell, your greatest success online depends on your ability to excel at most (if not all) of the areas below. In all my experience with web marketing I have found two things. Number ONE, most people want a million dollar website for as cheap as they can get it. And number TWO, nearly all [...]
The very BEST websites are NOT works of art, they are in fact the museum, or communication medium, that allows the art, your product/service/brand to be displayed.
People throughout history have become successful by spotting a problem and solving it. Most of us can come up with a list of problems, but it takes some work (or a genius idea!) to come up with a workable solution.
The best way to convince someone of anything is to be specific. If you make a claim on a product or service for your business potential customers want proof. Make sure you get specific with your proof and your website content will work harder for you.
GLIDE has released a FREE Highrise Add-On for Gravity Forms for Wordpress. This add-on plays nicely with the default installation of Gravity Forms and functions in the same ways as their previously released add-ons for Freshbooks and Campaign Monitor.
Graphic design contains underlying principles that govern the most important aspects of great design. These principles create the acronym C.R.A.P. which stands for contrast, repetition, alignment, and proximity.
The answers to three very simple questions will give you more insight, understanding, and power in creating the “perfect website”. (1) Why are people coming to your site? (2) What are they expecting to find? (3) How can we make it easier for them to find?
I decided to structure the article in a way that made sense for people to get the most out of it. With that in mind, I have organized the three basic areas I’ll be discussing as a list of questions you can ask yourself about your site. Depending on the area you’ll receive a “score”. At the end of the article I’ll give you my thoughts on your score and what you should do next. Good luck!
Most professional websites have favicons, having one will not only put your site alongside the pros but also help distinguish you from the rest. We’ll review the best reasons to get your own favicon today.
Redesigning your business website is a large undertaking. Review the list below to determine how likely a candidate you are for a new website. We’re definitely not trying to give you website envy or diagnose a need that isn’t real.
Let’s say today is Moving Day, and one of your friends has offered to lend a hand. At the outset both of you are in good spirits and optimistic that the work will be done before suppertime. However, as the day wears on it becomes apparent that not only will your move still be in [...]
Websites are a critical component for any business that strives to succeed in today’s financial landscape. But just having a website is not enough, you need to invest knowledge and expertise into the site design for the most efficient and effective online presence possible. Every website has the potential to reach its target market and [...]
Recently, Chris, my partner in crime (or coding really), were having a tense negotiation about what browsers deserve our continued support and which browsers deserve to go the way of the dinosaurs, Jimmy Hoffa, and your keys when you’re in a hurry. What I’m getting at is that certain browsers, while still [...]
The Fast Track Website was created after spending years and years hearing people want a marketing website that has everything they need for a price that we simply couldn’t meet. Our “aha” moment came when we told a client that we “hand-coded” all of our custom websites from scratch because that was the “craftsman” way to do things. His answer was the beginning of the end for custom website design as we knew it.
Rich media is one of the fastest growing industries on the internet. Any business that wants to stay afloat in today’s financial stream needs to invest in the riches of online media communications. But it’s not a simple as you many think. In today’s evolving world of media and e-commerce, [...]