Elements of Successful UX Design

Elements of Successful UX Design

Here are our top tips for successful UX design. A website with good UX – User Experience – is vital for anyone visiting your site. In simple terms, user experience is the satisfaction visitors get from your website. But beyond the surface, user experience is far more significant and can affect every aspect of your […]

Six Tips For Better Dialogue

Six Tips For Better Dialogue

Want to learn more about writing better dialogue? Here’s our top six tips – and why it’s important! Want your website to engage your users more fully? Think of it as a person who talks like a person…not like a brochure that talks marketing-speak or academese.  The key to good web copy is creating a dialogue […]

Creating a Landing Page Website that Converts

Creating a Landing Page Website that Converts

Here’s how to create a landing page website that actually converts! Read our top tips for converting visitors into customers. What is a Landing Page Website? A “landing page” website (like the one we just launched for the Scaling Up Workshop) has a specific purpose in mind: to convert visitors to customers (or attendees, or subscribers, […]

How to Write Successful Copy

How to Write Successful Copy

Want to write successful copy for your website? Here are our top tips and why it is so important to get it right. “Web design is 95% typography” according to Marc Schenker of Web Designer Depot. Blogs, homepage copy, social media, and even the content underneath videos is all written matter. This means that people […]

Why You Should Update WordPress

Why You Should Update WordPress

Why should you update WordPress? Aside from putting in new content, there are some very important reasons you should keep your WordPress core software and plugins up-to-date. Rachel McCollin discusses these issues in her article “Why You Should Have The Latest Version of WordPress.” Here is why you should update and how to stay updated: Why Update […]

Could You Have Too Many Plugins?

Could You Have Too Many Plugins?

Do you think you have too many plugins? Here’s what we think about this common issue. The 8 Second Rule states that a user is likely to abandon your website if it takes 8 seconds or longer to load. Current research suggests that the time users are willing to wait for your website to load is […]

Tips for an SEO Friendly Blog

Tips for an SEO Friendly Blog

Do you want an SEO friendly blog? Here’s our top tips! There are no set solutions for successfully search engine optimizing your blog, and there is a large amount of complex information to make sense of. In researching SEO optimization, I’ve seen quite a bit emphasis placed on the quality of the post’s content versus the writing. This […]

How to Give Helpful Feedback to Your Web Designer

How to Give Helpful Feedback to Your Web Designer

Do you need to give feedback to your web designer? Here’s our guide to ensuring your design team is getting what they need. It’s easy to look at something and say whether you like it or don’t like it. We’ve been trained to do it our entire lives. Whether it’s choosing an outfit to wear, a […]

The Best Forms Plugins for Your WordPress Website

The Best Forms Plugins for Your WordPress Website

What are the best forms plugins? Keep reading to find my analysis on the current available options and how best to use them. Below is the presentation I did last week at the Digital Marketing for Business 2015 conference in Raleigh, NC.  It’s a fantastic conference, and this year they had an all-WordPress track for […]

Why We Use Style Tiles

Why We Use Style Tiles

Style Tiles aren’t a new thing in the web design world, but they’re not a standard tool used in most firms. Style Tiles were created by Samantha Warren, a designer from the beautiful city of San Francisco. She decided that mood boards were too basic, and full compositions were too much. They’re similar to how […]

Best Practices for Managing Your WordPress Website

Best Practices for Managing Your WordPress Website

If you’re managing your WordPress website, here’s our best practices for success. Earlier this year, the fantastic resource WPMU published “Best Practices for Managing Your WordPress Website: The Ultimate Guide“. It’s one of the best and most comprehensive articles we’ve seen on keeping your WordPress website up-to-date, relevant, and secure. Here are the highlights, but […]

What is User Experience (UX), Really?

What is User Experience (UX), Really?

It’s no secret that we love Paul Boag and pattern ourselves after his UK company, Headscape. They are down-to-earth, passionate, and compassionate experts. Who (like AndiSites), believe in making the web world a better place and providing the best possible experience for clients. In a recent article, Paul expands on the concept of “user experience,” […]

Things to Consider When Hiring a Website Pro

Things to Consider When Hiring a Website Pro

Are you hiring a website pro? Here are some top things to consider when doing your research and making a choice. Top 5 Tips for Hiring a Website Pro It’s easy to find people and companies who will build your website.  Finding the right one…not so easy.  Consider these when evaluating a possible partner for […]

The Basics of Good Information Architecture

The Basics of Good Information Architecture

Information architecture is the roadmap of your website–the structure that makes it easy for people to find what they’re looking for. It includes: How content is organized and presented on the page How content is labeled and expressed in navigation (menus and dropdowns) How you lead users through the site via calls to action, internal […]

How to Stop WordPress Spam

How to Stop WordPress Spam

Do you get too much WordPress spam in your inbox? Here’s how to stop it. Comment spam and registration spam are incredibly frustrating. They stuff your inbox with notification emails, and the bogus comments can damage your online reputation. Thankfully, spam can be thwarted in just two steps: Properly configure your WordPress Discussion settings. Install […]

DIY Website Builder vs. Hiring a WordPress Pro

DIY Website Builder vs. Hiring a WordPress Pro

Are you considering a DIY website builder? Or hiring a WordPress agency? Here’s how you know which is right for you. Ads for do-it-yourself website builders like Wix and Squarespace are everywhere, from sidebars to Super Bowl XLIX. Are the promises of having your own website, made by you, and launched in minutes too good […]

How to Lower Bounce Rate and Keep Users on Your Site

How to Lower Bounce Rate and Keep Users on Your Site

Are you looking to lower bounce rate on your site? Find out how to do it and why it’s so important to keep users on your site. What is “Bounce Rate”? According to Google, “Bounce Rate is the percentage of single-page sessions (i.e. sessions in which the person left your site from the entrance page […]

How to Update WordPress (Without Breaking Stuff)

How to Update WordPress Without Breaking Stuff

Do you need to know how to update WordPress without everything breaking? If you’re ever hesitant, read our top tips on updating safely. WordPress releases new versions regularly (around once a month or so) to increase security, add features, and respond to the ever-changing ways of the Internet. Plugin and theme authors (the good ones, anyway) […]

Color Theory and UX Design

Color Theory and UX Design

Do you know the color theory behind UX (User Experience) design? Here we discuss the different color meanings and when they are used. When you go to paint a room in your house you often think about how the color you choose will affect the mood or lighting in that room. You may paint a […]

5 UX Myths and Why They’re Wrong

5 UX Myths and Why They’re Wrong

In this article we take five popular UX myths and explain why we think that they’re wrong. If you’re looking to improve your site’s User Experience then read on! UX Myths White space is wasted space White space is absolutely necessary in web design. Without out, your website could look overwhelming, cluttered and be hard […]