Design for Users: Research on User Experience (UX)

I love arming myself with data about when and why to make website design decisions. As a web designer, it is important to be able to explain to your clients why what they think they want may not [...]


5 Common Misperceptions about Web Design, Marketing, and Strategy

A website with a great design will attract people to you and convert them to customers. This is achieved when the website reflects your purpose and goals. So before you focus on website design [...]


Go Ahead and Start Somewhere

Whether or not your business is perfect, or even where it needs to be, I want to congratulate those of you that have gotten yourselves and your businesses out there. What sets you apart from the [...]


Website Building Competency, It’s Not What You Think

It was 2009 and I was sitting on the floor between sessions at WordCamp Birmingham, talking to Matt Mullenweg, founder of WordPress.  An announcement came on about the next session starting.  I [...]


Get Your Online House in Order: Steps to Take Before Signing an SEO Contract

Many of you have sold a home or two in your lifetime. Even if you haven’t sold your own home, you’ve watched real estate agents in reality TV shows teach home owners the importance of, and how [...]


How to Find a Good Web Designer

Goldilocks had it easy with just three bowls of porridge—one too hot, one too cold and one just right. If it could just be that easy to find a good web designer. You need someone who understands [...]