The Secret To Great Web Design

What is number one biggest secret about what makes a web design great? The menu bar The menu bar is the number one point on any web page where people will interact with the website. It is the most looked at point of any web page. Making information easy to find makes people stay on …

Clean Corporate WordPress Themes

As we were going through the process of building a corporate wordpress website for one of our clients, we thought we would list through some of the clean WordPress themes that are available right now. Just click on the image of the theme to grab the latest version! Main Features: WordPress 3.0 Custom Post Type …

Ideas to Reality – How to become an internet mogul!

10 Years ago if you had an idea for a new business, especially online, you had to go out  into the dirt and plant the seeds yourself. Now, however, there are a thousand programs that you can buy, re-purpose, develop and change to create almost anything you might care to build. Facebook was crafted from PHP …

Misunderstandings about the web

In the early days of the web, it was only used by a few universities, connected by telephone lines and using simple text to exchange messages. Now almost anyone can browse the web with internet connections that can stream live video or download movies in minutes. The depth and breadth of any market on the …

10 things your restaurant website should do

Restaurant websites should serve multiple functions. Primarily, they are they a point of contact. However they should also give your current customers an easy way to see if you have updated your menu. A low cost functional website is not hard to have, but here are a few things you should aim for; Show prices. …

Lessons from Obama on Web Design

A great post over at Optimizely on how they used analytics to improve the Obama campaign. They ran all sorts of combinations on a splash page asking people to sign up for their newsletter. The difference between the top combination and the bottom combination was 3% conversion, from 8% to 11% . According to them, …

Reducing time to first byte (TTFB)

We have also posted on Time To First Byte for WordPress and how the right host can affect your TTFB. Time to first byte (TTFB) is the time it takes for a browser to start receiving information after it has started to make the request to the server. In some situations, as much as 75% …

How to brief your agency – web design or marketing

We have our own briefing document and process that we go through with our clients when they come on board. However, in order to help all those people who are looking for a marketing agency or a new web design, I thought I would throw together some things that are worth doing and including when …

WordPress – Increasing Speed, Reducing Time to First Byte

Last week, as part of our ongoing quest to increase the speed of our website, we were tweaking our WordPress blog, we noticed a couple of things. The first was that there was a large portion of the loading time spent waiting for the database to respond. The second was that the time to first …