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Category Archives: Web Design Tips

Using WordPress for Business (Part I)

Posted on Sunday, December 2, 2012 in Web Design Tips by

WordPress site development for business

WordPress has quickly grown to become one of the most powerful open source content management systems in the world. In fact, it’s used by at least 14.7% of the top million websites in the world. That’s for websites in general, in terms of websites that use a CMS; it holds a market share of over 55% and, in the US, is being used on 22% of new domain registrations.

Although many of the websites we design aren’t using a CMS at all, this is primarily due to the static nature of their content. After all, a basic company website that exists merely to provide basic information about the company (e.g. products and services, operating hours, its address, etc.) doesn’t need to change much. It all depends on what the company wants and, here at Spotted Frog Design, the customer is always right. (Unless, of course, they’re wrong.)

At the same time, we often suggest WordPress to clients who we feel would really benefit from a dynamic, versatile website that can grow with their business. Although their present needs might not explicitly call for a CMS, investing the time and resources into an excellent WordPress site now can pay dividends year after year.  

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How to Design A Kid Friendly Websites: 6 Rules to Follow

Posted on Friday, July 27, 2012 in Web Design Tips by

Design A Website Kids DigYou may be a guru when it comes to website design principles and usability best practices, but there is one group of websites which defy a lot of website design conventions – kid’s websites. As more and more kids turn to the internet for education and entertainment, website design for kids is a growing opportunity. Think all you need to do to capitalize on the target audience is a few pictures of SpongeBob and some horrible MIDI composition of the Mickey Mouse Clubhouse “Hot Dog Song”? Think again. Yes Monty, there is a science to kid friendly design.

For the purpose of this post kids can be broadly classified as those between the age group of 3-12. Kids don’t include your creepy uncle Dan who collects Dora the Explorer dolls – we’re talking about real “kids” here. We will look at some of the things to keep in mind while designing a website specifically targeted for kids.

 

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Blueprint To Follow After You Redesign Your Website (Part 3)

Posted on Monday, June 18, 2012 in Web Design Tips by

Steps To Follow After Web Redesign

This is the last post in our epic 3 part-er about how to make sure your website redesign is successful. If you have not read the previous two posts in the series, then you stink. Go read the first one now. Great! Now the second one. If you don’t want to read them, that’s cool too. This post is useful to read if you have already redesigned your website. If you have already done that and are thinking “Shoot, I wish I read those other two posts before I redesigned my site“, you can still do something right by reading this one. Just plunge straight in to read about how you can ensure ongoing results from your website redesign investment.

Your website is far from complete the day you roll out the washed, waxed, and detailed HTML beauty. In fact, chances are pretty good that if you do nothing about it post roll out, your website may not live up to its potential. Think of it like having a kid, dropping the baby off at our office, and leaving. Sure, the baby will grow up knowing how to play Skee Ball and eat M&M’s through their nose, but they won’t be winning any Nobel Prizes. With a little bit of parenting on your part, your website will make you super rich; or at least pay dividends in terms of traffic, leads and conversions. Here is how to do it:

 

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Basic Website Redesign Principles You Are Probably Forgetting About Part II

Posted on Thursday, June 14, 2012 in Web Design Tips by

How To Redesign a Website

This post is the second one in a series of three posts that look at some of the key things to keep in mind before, during and after your website redesign process to ensure that you get great results and make millions of dollars. In part 1 of this series, we looked at the key things to do before you start your actual website redesign. If you haven’t read it, then why are you reading this post? The first post is way better than this one. If you are still reading this, in today’s post we will look at the key steps to adopt during your redesign to make sure it’s successful & doesn’t suck.
 

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Redesigning Your Website? STOP & Read This First. (Part 1)

Posted on Monday, June 11, 2012 in Web Design Tips by

Tips for A Successful Website Redesign

When clients approach us for a website redesign, we often ask them what’s the motive behind the upgrade. Some of the typical answers we hear are “Our site looks like it was the pinnacle of greatness in 1980 but it needs a little modernization” or that “Our brand is being represented with a logo that is a step above fake vomit” or that “Our site is not ranking well for anything we do but is ranking well for terms that have nothing to do with our company”. While, these are good starting points, we strongly advocate that you approach your website redesign efforts with structure to get the most out of your redesign efforts.

In this three part series, we will look at some of the key things that you should do before, during and after your website redesign. If you use our super-5 star-awesome Philadelphia web design firm (and we hope you do), we will hold your hand through all these steps and will successfully implement our methodology that has successfully helped our clients improve traffic, increase conversion rates, and cure malaria (not that last one but the previous two).

If you are still reading this, you are looking for a DIY solution, which is still cool but it doesn’t help us pay the Crystal Springs water bottle guy our excessively past due balance. So, what are some of the key things that you need to do before you actually start the redesign process? Keep reading to find out!

 

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