Creating a website that’s truly user-friendly is no easy feat. It’s a meticulous process, but the results are well worth it if you want users to have the best possible experience. Here are a few common mistakes we’ve seen on new clients’ sites, and our tips on how to avoid these usability faux pas. 1. All elements are the same style. It’s important to have font style variation to distinguish the elements from each other and show their importance on the page . however, some web designers don’t differentiate these elements, and information becomes harder to read. Simple changes will […]
Whenever we start a website or application design, there are a number of questions that we ask our client as we gather requirements for the project. One of them is “What is your preference in terms of color and layout?” We want to know what the client likes. Maybe they have colors in their office that they love, or marketing materials they would like to match. Maybe they’ve seen a competitor’s website that they love. But there’s another, far more important question that we also ask: Who are your users, and what do they need? When designing a website, the […]
How does your site look on a smartphone or tablet? If you haven’t upgraded to a mobile website yet, now is the time. Now through Cyber Monday (December 1st), we’ll convert your current site design to a mobile-responsive site for just $995. About 60% of all internet activity in the US originates from mobile devices, and our medical clients are no exception – we typically see around 50-60% of their traffic coming in through cells and tablets. If your site isn’t easy to use in mobile, you’re missing out on leads. Case studies show that having a mobile site can […]
As reported by SearchEngineWatch.com, Google has been testing a new “not mobile-friendly” icon in mobile search results designed to indicate whether a site is functional on mobile devices. The icon– a gray mobile phone with a slash through it displayed to the left of the website URL– complements Google’s experimentation with a “mobile-friendly” icon starting as far back as 2012. The search engine seems to be testing which approach works best with the smartphone interface. Google’s icon for non-mobile-friendly sites is a bit hopeless. All 3 of these have mobile site. pic.twitter.com/gHGVgOsaVj — Malcolm Coles (@malcolmcoles) October 11, 2014 […]
Everyone wants to build a website that will stand the test of time, but with new technology sweeping the market by the day, this can be a tricky feat. If you want a site that can grow alongside your business without requiring a complete overhaul every few years, you can save yourself ample time and money by making the right decisions now. Build on an open source CMS like WordPress The first step to future-proofing a website is to choose a tried-and-true open source CMS like WordPress that will remain stable for a long time coming. WordPress is the CMS […]
Family Physicians of St. Joseph in St. Joseph, Michigan has a new medical website designed by Medical Web Experts. The 10-page WordPress site provides easy navigation for users and access to useful patient resources. It also meets the practice’s goal of being able to manage and publish content on their own. The website integrates with Google Maps for quick access to office directions and with the practice’s online patient portal. To learn more about our custom WordPress web design services for hospitals, practices and other healthcare organizations, contact us for a FREE consultation with a web expert.