Tools of Website Titans
Website Tools I owe a lot to Tim Ferriss. It was his book The 4 Hour Work Week which inspired me to quit my job 8 years ago and embark on my entrepreneurial venture which ultimately turned out to be Thomas Digital. I recently got to see Tim live in San Francisco, promoting his new […]
How Fast Does it Take to Design a New Website?
Want to know what the number 1 question I get from most potential clients? If you’re reading this article, you probably have already guessed it. That’s right, ‘How fast does it take to make a new website?’ The answer I give to most people is the same… It depends. Depends on what? In this article […]
6 Dumbest Mistakes Smart People Make When Hiring a Website Designer
This is a post that most website designers don’t want you to read. The reason they don’t want you to read it, is that most website designers like to be perceived as wizards with secret magical powers; and they use these powers into mystifying clients into thinking website design is more complex than it is. […]
Website Design Pricing Guide
Website Design Pricing – How much does a New Website cost? If you’re thinking about getting a new website and want to learn more about website design pricing, or how much a website should cost, then you’re in the right place. If you send the same web design proposal to 4 different website companies and […]
Why do people still hire web designers when there are website builders out there such as Squarespace, Wix, and Weebly?
Web Designer vs Website Builder? That is the question we will be addressing in this article. Hiring a professional website designer isn’t cheap. The cost of working with a design firm can start at $5,000 and go up from there. So, why then would you pay so much money for a new website when you […]
Increase Website Conversions With the 6 Weapons of Influence
Increase Website Conversions I’m about to share with you a secret trick I use to help my clients increase website conversions by up to 100% or more. A lot of people think that Website Design relates mainly to fonts, colors, spacing and imagery. Design elements are of course important. We take pride in our unique […]
Website Design Trends – The 5 Hottest Web Design Trends of 2017
Website Design Trends in 2017 If you’ve been meaning to launch your new website but haven’t gotten started with your project yet, I have good news for you. You can learn about the latest website design trends for 2017 before you start your next project and stay one step ahead of your competitors. As you […]
Website Redesign – Our Step-by-Step Process
Website Redesign About 80-90% of our business is doing website redesign. If you’re thinking of getting a redesign for your website, you’re in the right place. Do you hate your existing website? Can you not stand to look at it for another minute? Maybe you just got hired to your company, perhaps in marketing, and […]
What is the purpose of a website?
Website Purpose What is the purpose of a website? I’ve had the good fortune of working with many different clients across a wide range of industries. A question I often get from prospective clients is, ‘Have you ever done a website in XYZ industry’? Many times I have but even when I haven’t it doesn’t […]
Five Things All Successful Websites Have in Common
In this article we will be covering 5 things all successful websites have in common and how you can implement these design elements into your own website. As Leo Tolstoy said in the book Anna Karenina: “All happy families are alike; each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.” This is also true when […]
The Dirty Little Secret Website Designers Don’t Want You to Know About
Warning! If you’re looking to hire a web designer, read this important message before you take the next step; it may just save your life. Okay, not really your life. But it my just keep you from getting burned from a dirty little trick many web design firms are pulling these days. I feel a […]
Branding in Web Design
Web Design and Branding A lot of companies provide similar products and services. How do consumers identify one provider from another? The answer is branding. Branding products and services differentiate a website from competitors. Truly this sounds elementary but very often companies neglect to understand the importance of branding. A brand is a representation of […]
Website Revamp – 9 Signs Your Website Is Due For a Redesign
Website Revamp Technology is like fashion, trends come and go. What has appeal today might be out tomorrow. The question for now is: “Do you need a website revamp?” Check out these signs and try to identify how many your website relates to: 1. Nonresponsive Site or Mobile Unfriendly – Website viewers are currently switching […]
How to Write a Website Design RFP
What is a Website Design RFP? A website design RFP is a request for proposal where you send a document to several website design firms for the purpose of them all competing and bidding for the chance to work with you. An RFP can range from being just a few pages to as many as […]
Does Your Website Have Liftoff?
The secret to successfully building a good website is similar to how the Wright brothers invented the first airplane. Before the Wright brothers came along the common belief was that the way that you’d be able to get an airplane to fly was to create a large enough and strong enough engine that would be […]
Spy On Your Competitors Websites
In this brief video tutorial I go over 4 FREE resources you can use to gain insight into your competition’s websites. You’ll find out how much traffic they get each month, the demographics of their audience, other websites that relate to them, keywords they rank for, and who is linking back to their site. All […]
Find out what your website looks like in Internet Explorer
As a website designer I still have to make sure that my client’s sites render well across all browsers. What a lot of people don’t realize is that Internet Explorer renders websites differently than all the other popular browsers. Because of this, a site that looks great on firefox or chrome, may look weird on […]
14 Ways to Generate Free Traffic to Your Website
Want to learn how to increase website traffic? In this article we will cover how to you can get more traffic to your website for free! There’s really no point in having a website if no one comes to it. Often times people tend to think of a website the way Kevin Costner thought in […]
What the heck is WordPress?
If you’re thinking about getting a new website and you keep hearing about WordPress websites, and aren’t even sure what the heck a WordPress site is, then you’re in the right place. WordPress started out as an open source (read free) blogging platform. It’s also a Content Management System, or CMS. A CMS is basically […]
Good Website Names: 3 Website Naming Secrets
Do you know Ralph Lauren’s real name? Ralph Lipshitz! True story. Let me ask you this, would you spend $100 on a T-Shirt if it was a Ralph Lipshitz T-Shirt? Probably not. That’s what we’re talking about today. Names. The name of your website specifically. And how it can dramatically affect your success in being […]