Website Design

How we Read the Web

How we Read the Web

In the late 90’s, we started seeing the first studies on ‘how website users read web content’. What they discovered is that we don’t. Instead of carefully reading information, website readers typically scan it. And since then, as smartphones have […
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Microinteractions: Enhancing Visual Experience on the Web

Microinteractions: Enhancing Visual Experience on the Web

How we process and use online information on our phones and tablets changes how we design websites. Increased web viewing from mobile devices, and the trend towards responsive design, pushes designers to find ways to maximize web experiences for everyone, […]
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The Mobile Menu: Do We Relish the Hamburger?

The Mobile Menu: Do We Relish the Hamburger?

Hamburgers. They’re everywhere. As a proud vegetarian, I can assure you that this article has nothing to do with your favourite fast food sandwich. The grade-A issue I’m referring to here is the ‘menu list’ icon (or ‘hamburger’ icon) commonly […]
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7 Simple Tips for Building a Great Website

7 Simple Tips for Building a Great Website

Here are a few pointers to help improve the look of your web site. Text Guidelines Good text vs. background contrast – Light text on a white background is next to impossible to read!  Also, it is best to use […]
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Popular Websites Then and Now (2012)

Popular Websites Then and Now (2012)

The ‘inter-web’ has changed over the years and so have website designs. But how bad was it back in the dark ages… really? Here are some sites that may bring you back down memory lane: Apple Then: 1997 Apple Now: […]
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How Much is a Website?

How Much is a Website?

There are so many different web design companies out there.  Each has its own target market and design style.  And each has its own cost.  How can you know which is best suited to your project? How much does a […]
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6 Tips for Improving Your Site’s Usability

6 Tips for Improving Your Site’s Usability

Web usability is a crucial consideration for any site: your competition is, after all, only a quick Google search away, making it easy for frustrated users to head elsewhere. A usable site keeps users on your site, and not your […]
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Top 10 Ways to Tell If Your Website is Outdated

Your website is quite often your customer’s first impression and first point of contact for your business.  When searching for a product or service people will generally bypass the yellow pages and turn to the good ole WWW. When a […]
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