By Craig de Fasselle
When planning a new website, it’s understandable that many clients want to jump ahead to the “fun stuff” and brainstorm ideas for advanced features or look to other websites for ideas of digital bells and whistles. But features and graphics should not be your starting point—you should first list your goals and objectives for the site. Continue reading Setting Successful Website Goals & Objectives
By Craig de Fasselle
After years of telling clients they should have a responsive website, Blitz Media Design has finally practiced what we preach with this launch of our own mobile-friendly site.
The old platitude “the cobbler’s children have no shoes” is a common saying among designers and other professionals. Many of us are too busy to practice what we preach within our own fields–that’s been true of Blitz until now. Continue reading Responsive Website – The Cobbler’s Child Gets New Shoes
By Craig de Fasselle
Responsive website design is the practice of creating a single site that adapts automatically to the screen size of the viewing device. So whether your site is viewed on a 30″ wide computer monitor or an iPhone, it will remain easy-to-use and deliver your marketing message, while looking great.
Here are five reasons why you need to make your website responsive: Continue reading Five Reasons You Need a Responsive Website
Truly successful web design projects are a collaboration of your product/services expertise with our design and usability expertise.
As The Client, trying to find a template or create your own design using PowerPoint won’t help us as much as providing information on your organization’s strengths and specific goals for the website. Successful web projects tend to break down to the following division of responsibilities: Continue reading The Web Design Project – Who Does What?
With the introduction of the iPhone and iPad, there has been a rapid proliferation of smart phones and tablets in recent years. As of October 2011, according to comScore research, seven percent of all web traffic in the USA was from these handheld devices. Many predict handheld browsing will dominate within the next few years.
So what makes a mobile-friendly site, and does your site need to be “mobilized?” Continue reading Should Your Website be Mobile Friendly?
There’s no hard and fast rule as to how often to redesign a website. As web designers, we have to resist the urge to suggest “you should redesign it NOW!” 😉
While there’s no set schedule for a redesign, here are some factors you should consider in deciding when it is time to redesign your web site. Continue reading How Often Should Your Website be Redesigned?
Content Manage Systems (CMS) are wonderful for making simple edits to a web site. They are neither a replacement for a web designer, nor a graphic design tool to create complex images, animations, or advanced web functions. Special features require special skills.
Computers and CMS software are not creative—they are tools where the results depend on the person using them. So what should you realistically expect from a CMS? Continue reading What to Expect of Content Management Systems
When designing web sites or printed pieces, clients sometimes ask us to make the logo bigger. Here’s why you shouldn’t worry about making your logo bigger.
People do not buy based on a logo. Have you hired an accountant, an electrician, or bought from an office supply company because of their logo? No. You hire and work with businesses because of the service, knowledge, price, and the other benefits that they provide to you. Continue reading Why Your Logo Does Not Need To Be Bigger
One of the best things about a web site is the ability to update it economically and often. Search engines favor sites that are updated frequently, and updates give visitors a reason to come back.
But are you delivering web updates in the most cost-efficient way to your webmaster? If not, you’re creating more work for yourself, and increasing the costs! Continue reading Web Site Updates that Save Money
Remember what Mom said when you were a kid and you wanted to do something all your friends were doing? “If everyone was jumping off a bridge, would you?” Wanting your site to look or work the same as another site should come with that same warning because most websites fail to grab visitors’ attention.
So how do you know what websites you shouldn’t imitate? We’ve made a list of seven styles of sites you should never follow.
Continue reading Seven Web Sites That Drive Visitors Away