4 Important Ways To Boost Your WordPress Site’s Security

4 Important Ways To Boost Your WordPress Site’s Security

Posted on June 22, 2018

As you likely already know, web security is incredibly important. As your WordPress site becomes more well known, more hackers will be looking at your site. Fortunately, there are steps you can take to secure your site.  1. Avoid Using Plugins Did you know that out of the 10 most vulnerable WordPress plugins, five of them were commercial plugins available for purchase? Unfortunately, it’s true. While plugins can be great for your WordPress site, they can be seriously dangerous for your website security. Never keep plugins that you don’t actually use, as this just increases your risk. While you may … Continue reading

Web Design vs Website Development

Web Design vs Website Development

Posted on May 28, 2018

If you’ve got a website that needs some tender loving care, it’s best to hire a professional to fix the problem for you. Of course, before you can hire a professional you’ll need to know whether your problem calls for the aid of a web designer or a web developer. While these two types of professionals both work on websites, their services and areas of expertise differ widely. Web Design Web designers work with anything having to do with the appearance of a website, including the look and feel of the user interface. These professionals are frequently experts in graphic design and … Continue reading

Web Design or Development: Is There a Difference?

Web Design or Development: Is There a Difference?

Posted on May 14, 2018

When you need help building a website, finding someone in Charleston, SC isn’t that hard, if you know what you’re looking for. Many people use the words web design and website development interchangeably when describing what they’re looking for. The reality is, design and development complement each other and work together, but they are different things.  What Is Web Design? Web design is the customer’s interaction with your website. The design is the colors they see, the layouts and menus they navigate, the pages they read and the way your blog looks. It’s their experience on the surface, much like … Continue reading

WordPress: Not as Easy as It Seems

WordPress: Not as Easy as It Seems

Posted on May 11, 2018

Ask any group of people where you should go to start a blog or create a website with little to no experience, and you’ll almost always get the same answer: WordPress. It’s described as being easy for beginners, simple to use, and quick to get started.  All of those things are true – with a catch. If you’re merely looking to grab an off-the-shelf theme, type up some content and write a weekly or monthly blog, then it is easy, simple to use and quick to get started.  But if you’re looking for a custom theme, with a detailed website … Continue reading

The 3 Basic Rules of User Interface Design

The 3 Basic Rules of User Interface Design

Posted on April 23, 2018

User interface design can seem more complicated than it needs to be. In this blog, we’ll go over the three most important rules of UI design to give you a point of reference in case you get lost in the details.  Be Simple The best user interfaces are so simple that users can visit them for the first time and immediately know what to do. In many cases, the simpler the design, the intuitive it is for users.  According to HubSpot, the first step is to get rid of all site elements that don’t add anything to your UX:  “Adding unnecessary … Continue reading

The Fundamentals of Website Design, How to Attract and Convert Visitors

The Fundamentals of Website Design, How to Attract and Convert Visitors

Posted on January 11, 2017

The rapidly evolving nature of website design, technology and optimization make it more important than ever to have a superior website design. The website has to attract and engage your potential customer efficiently. Your website is the first “face” your clients see when searching for your products, make that initial meeting shine. This digital representation of your company needs to be both aesthetically pleasing and user-friendly. All SEO marketing efforts will fall flat if your website is a boring dud incapable of engaging and directing traffic. Website tips 101. With that in mind, here are several tips to create the … Continue reading

Website Development: Make Your Content Easy to Find

Website Development: Make Your Content Easy to Find

Posted on November 28, 2016

Organization is more of the most important components of website development. Having a nice, clean site layout is necessary for a couple of reasons. In this blog, we’ll explain how it helps optimize your SEO and generate leads. Site navigation and SEO All Google really cares about is its user experience. The company doesn’t pay much attention to SEO unless some businesses are gaming the system. Even if that happens, it just takes one update to set things straight. One thing Google’s bots look at is the number of clicks it takes to get to your content. A recent Business.com article explains the process and why … Continue reading

Increase Your Page Loading Speed with These Website Development Tips

Increase Your Page Loading Speed with These Website Development Tips

Posted on September 27, 2016

If you employ brilliant writers for your blog posts, use the best copywriters for your sales pages, have landing pages optimized for conversion, have a mobile friendly website, and employ a talented marketing team, then they are poorly utilized if your website has slow page loading speeds. The reason is that much of the traffic driven to your website by your capable marketing team, will not have the patience to wait for the pages to load. Users of the Internet today want to do more with their limited time, and waiting seven to ten seconds for pages to load on a slow website … Continue reading

Website Development: Performance vs. Design

Website Development: Performance vs. Design

Posted on May 25, 2016

There are certain trade-offs associated with website development that businesses have to confront. If you optimize your site for desktop computers, for example, then your site won’t function as well on mobile devices. One of the most important decisions is whether you want to prioritize your site’s functionality or design. Some businesses may care more about their brand’s aesthetic as opposed to their site’s performance. Unless you’re in a very visual industry, however, we recommend prioritizing your site’s functionality. The reason for this stems from how consumers browse sites. A recent Business 2 Community article explains the impatience that most consumers have in regard to company … Continue reading

Website Development: How Far Can You Take Your Blog?

Website Development: How Far Can You Take Your Blog?

Posted on April 22, 2016

Blogging is an integral role of website development in terms of expanding your reach online. You have everything to gain from blogging and almost nothing to lose, provided that you maintain a high level of quality. The two mains reasons why you should blog have to do with your brand identity and search engine optimization. By adding a new blog once a week to your website, you can inform users about your brand and enhance your SEO at the same time. If you’d like to go a little further with your blogging efforts, then you can try building a community. In addition to interacting … Continue reading