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Welcome to our web design blog! You will find web design hints, web design news, and general info related to designing modern, responsive websites.

 

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  • Why Use WordPress? – Is it really that much better than the alternatives?

    By on November 28, 2016

    WordPress is the most popular content management system (CMS) in the world and is in charge of over 60% of the sites that use CMS on the Internet. It powers one in every five websites on the Internet and helps 100,000 new websites come online every day. However, many beginners to web management often ask: Why use WordPress? Is WordPress

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  • Visual Principles of Effective Web Design

    By on September 15, 2016

    Usability and utility and not just finesse are the major determinants of the success or failure of a website. The ultimate judge of the effectiveness of a website is the user, and not the designer, so user-focused designs have become the gold standard for successful and profit-oriented web design. This article outlines web design principles needed to create a technically

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    • SEO Tools Every Website Marketer Needs to Master

      By on September 6, 2016

      SEO has come to stay as a strategic marketing channel for business owners, each year it evolves into a more sophisticated discipline. As brands and industries continue to appreciate...

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    • How to Make your WordPress Site Fast

      By on August 16, 2015

      Welcome to our comprehensive guide to improve loading speed on WordPress websites! After applying the changes mentioned in this article you will see a significant decrease in loading time.

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    • Colors Used by Famous Brands

      By on July 15, 2015

      If you are unsure what colors to use for your logo or business branding, browse through this website to see what other companies in your field are using, and…

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    • Evolution of the Web – Browsers, Technology, & Growth

      By on July 15, 2015

      This interactive infographic shows major technology changes such as the release of browsers like Mosaic, NetScape, Opera, Internet Explorer, Safari, Firefox, & Chrome. It also shows major changes in…

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    • Free High Quality Stock Photos for Web Design

      By on July 15, 2015

      Many people have asked where they can find free high quality stock photos to use on their website. One such site to find free stock photos is Unsplash.com. They...

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    • Overview of WooCommerce – eCommerce Software

      By on July 13, 2015

      WooCommerce is a free open source eCommerce program for WordPress that can be used to setup an online store selling downloadable products, services, or products you send by mail....

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    • How to Install a WordPress Plugin

      By on July 13, 2015

      Some basic step-by-step information about how to install a plugin on a WordPress website Login to your WP admin area. It should be located at http://yoursite.com/wp-admin In the admin...

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    • How SEO Works

      By on July 13, 2015

      The video shows some basic information about search engine optimization (SEO). Chico Designs offers full website SEO services. The infographic to the right shows a little bit about keyword...

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    • What is Responsive Web Design?

      By on July 11, 2015

      This video explains the basics of responsive web design in 60 seconds Responsive web designs automatically adjusts to fit the device viewing the website, and should look good on...

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    • How to setup an email forwarder in cPanel

      By on May 12, 2015

      A forwarder sends your emails from one email address to another. Often times it’s more convenient to forward emails from your business email addresses to a your personal Gmail or iCloud...

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    • 12 Reasons to Create your Website using WordPress

      By on November 30, 2014

      WordPress is simple, powerful, secure, open-source, and free. Read more reasons you should use it, about WordPress features, must have plugins, and more!

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    • Here are the *REQUIRED* Plugins for a New WordPress Site

      By on September 17, 2014

      Here are a few awesome plugins you might want to consider installing on your WordPress site Akismet – Helps block SPAM comments which are prevalent on WordPress sites. You need...

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    • Integrate Contact Form 7 and Google Analytics Event Tracking

      By on September 17, 2014

      It can be really useful to know more about visitors to your site who fill out the contact forms. Tracking the forms as a Google Analytics event allows you...

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