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Posts Tagged ‘Design’

Strategic SEO Decisions to Make Before Website Design and Build

February 21, 2017  |  SEO  |  , , , , ,  |  Comments Off

Posted by Maryna_SamokhinaThe aim: This post highlights SEO areas that need to be addressed and decided on before the website brief is sent to designers and developers. Imagine a scenario: a client asks what they should do to improve their organic rankings. After a diligent tech audit, market analysis, and a conversion funnel review, you have to deliver some tough recommendations: “You have to redesign your site architecture,” or “You have to migrate your site altogether,” or even “You have to rethink your business model, because currently you are not providing any significant value.”This can happen when SEO is only...

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Beyond Responsive: Design and Development Trends for Adaptable Marketers

October 12, 2015  |  SEO  |  , , , , , ,  |  Comments Off

Posted by Carson-WardA friend of mine recently asked me to review and explain a series of site recommendations sent over by a well-known digital marketing agency with roots in SEO. We talked through the (generally good) recommendations for content and search optimization, and then we got to this:"* Mobile accounts for 53% of your traffic. We recommend building a mobile-friendly responsive website. Google recommends using responsive design so that your site looks good on all devices, and it may help increase mobile rankings." And that was it. A bullet point that says "build a responsive site" is like getting a home...

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Design Exercises To Get Your Creative Juices Flowing

March 29, 2015  |  Samples  |  , , , ,  |  Comments Off

The creative mind is like the human body. Creativity by Alex Norris Creativity is something that should be trained everyday, or else it would get out of shape. Thus, doing some creativity exercises would ensure that your brain remains sharp enough for you to do your projects effectively. Aside from that, it’s inevitable that you will run into a creative block where it would seem that your fountain of creativity has run out. Doing some light Photoshop manipulation or even doodling will help getting you back in the zone. I’ve listed some mini design exercises you can do to get your creative juices flowing. Quote Typography Typography is...

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Notegraphy, Graphic Design Meet Note-Taking

January 29, 2015  |  Samples  |  , , , ,  |  Comments Off

Beautifully designed writing. Most people these days scroll through plain or lifeless text posts in different social media networks like Tumblr, Facebook, and Twitter. While this may be normal for some, designers like us just can’t help but crave for something extraordinary — some beautiful design. If you’re tired of staring at black text on white background all day, then this app shall be your new companion and best friend! Coined by the industry as “The Instagram for text”, Notegraphy is a free web and mobile app that instantly transforms your plain text posts online into beautifully designed images. It gives personality...

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Infographic: Continuing and New Design Trends in 2015

January 16, 2015  |  Samples  |  , , , ,  |  Comments Off

Now that it’s 2015, let us take a look at design trends that shined in 2014 and brood over the trends that should either continue to flourish or cease to exist. Together, let’s predict and welcome new trends hinted by the past year. 2014 was a year for high-quality and elegant design. We saw how huge images paired with beautiful typography make tasteful websites. As users these days become more visual, this trend is simply a perfect treat. Flat design was probably the biggest trend player last year. We are witnesses to major logo redesigns by big companies such as Airbnb, The Hershey Company,...

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