Posts tagged website design
Landing Page vs Website: Which Do You Need & Why?

A landing page is NOT a website. There’s a big difference between them and they serve different purposes. Your website is your entire online presence while your landing page is only one part of that impression such as your handshake, greeting, or smile. In some situations, a website may be more effective than a landing page and vice-versa. Let’s talk about the differences. 

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How to Write an Awesome About Page For Your Website

Your About page should talk about you and your business. Your About page is the why. Why are you the right person for the job? Writing about yourself on your About page doesn’t mean that your business isn’t client-focused. Quite the contrary, it means that you are a real person I can connect with and trust. Which means you get my business. How to write an awesome about page.

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Are Website Footers Necessary? Yes! Here's What to Include in Your Footer.

Are website footers necessary? Well, is toilet paper necessary? Okay...maybe not for everyone (don’t tell me...I don’t want to know). For a website, footers are absolutely necessary! However, website footers which are located at the bottom of web pages help deliver positive online experiences, they’re often neglected and underutilized. The common perception of the website footer is that it’s not as important as the header or body of the content. This relates to the former thought that the most important information must lie above the fold, or before you start scrolling.

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Invest in Yourself. Your Future Depends on It!

I can promise this: When you invest in yourself, a world of opportunities will open up for you. And, if you have a business where you sell your services, you must know that no one will invest in you until you invest in yourself first. Investing in yourself emotionally, physically, spiritually and financially, will allow you to become the best version of yourself.  When you are the best version of yourself, you will be an attraction magnet to others!

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How to Smooth Scroll to Page Sections on Your Squarespace Website

Have you ever clicked on a button on a website page and suddenly it smoothly scrolled down on the same page to the informational section related to what you clicked on? Pretty cool feature! Anchor links ("page jumps") are special URLs that take you to specific places on a page and I’m going add a smooth scroll to it. This means that when a website visitor arrives, they click a button or navigation link and it takes them, gracefully, to the information they are after in the long-scrolling page. Here’s how to do it!

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10 Reasons Why Squarespace is a Great Choice for Creative Entrepreneurs

As a new creative entrepreneur, it can be overwhelming, frustrating, and maybe even scary when you think about DIYing your own website - especially if you met coding once before and ran away screaming. Lucky for you, and me, there is a wonderful platform called Squarespace that makes it easy as 1...2...3 to build your website. In this post, I want to share with you 10 reasons why Squarespace is a great choice for any creative entrepreneur...and maybe take some of the willies away from you.

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9 Ways to Create Hype Around Your Website Launch

When it comes to a new website launch, my motto has always been “Go big, or go home!” Creating a new website design is a lot of time and effort that’s worth celebrating. Not only are new launches a great opportunity to get your audience excited about your business, but they can also expand your reach and help you draw in a larger audience. Even more importantly, big launches can result in big profits, and who doesn’t love that?

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The #1 Reason Why I Switched to Squarespace (It's Not What You Think!)

I’ve built websites on various platforms for over 10 years - GoDaddy, Wordpress, Wix, Weebly, custom built, and now Squarespace. The #1 thing that frustrated me the most when working with some other website developers and platforms was the lack of control I had over the website.

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Why I Use a Mood Board for Website Design

Creating mood boards is an essential part of my web design process and it’s also super fun. This design strategy offers concrete direction for the client’s website, actually provides more flexibility with the design, and you can deliver exactly what the client wants for their website.

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How to Optimize Images to Improve Your Website Speed

They say a picture is worth a thousand words, which is one of the reasons images are so important in website design. Effectively used, images can help drive more visitors to your website, promote social sharing and ultimately help drive business goals such as sales.

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Is Squarespace SEO Really Good? Squarespace SEO Series #2

SEO usually isn’t the first thing to come up when people are waxing poetic about Squarespace. Is it any good, or is something users tolerate because its modern, professional design and easy-to-use features are so strong? There are a lot of misconceptions and misinformation out there about Squarespace and its SEO capabilities.

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SEO Made Simple: A Beginner's Guide to Squarespace SEO Series #1

I decided that since I had to delve into the SEO topic as a website designer and SEO specifically related to Squarespace in order to optimize the Squarespace websites I design, others could benefit from this information, too. This blog post is the first one in a series about SEO and more specifically, Squarespace SEO.

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10 Questions to Ask When Choosing a Web Designer

The process of designing your new website could be a dream come true or an ongoing nightmare. Who you choose to help you along the way and design/build your website for you will make all the difference, both in how much you enjoy the design process and the end product. Here are 10 smart questions you should ask a potential web designer.

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Does an Author Need a Website? 5 Reasons Why a Writer Needs a Website

Unless you’re Oprah, an author platform is crucial in becoming a successful writer. It isn’t unheard of for publishers to dismiss potentially great writers because of their lack of a personal platform. You need to show that you are willing and able to put the time and effort into marketing yourself and building a readership online. The point? Writers need a website. End of story.

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