Inbound Marketing Blog

The Pros and Cons of Mobile-First Design

Posted by Natalee Ostrander on Oct 9, 2018 2:37:00 PM

Typically, web designers and their clients think about websites as desktop sites first and mobile sites second. We tend to design for desktops first because it’s familiar to us, but what happens if we flip that process and design for mobile from the start? Let’s take a look at some of the pros and cons of this strategy.

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Topics: website design, Web Development

SEO Rules for Website Designers

Posted by Elle Scott on Aug 23, 2018 4:30:00 PM

 

Designing your new website is an exciting step towards improving your online digital presence. In the past, designers might have jumped into a website project focused solely on aesthetics. Today, another important element is requiring website designers to focus on details behind the beautiful design: search engine optimization (SEO). Designing a website with SEO as a primary consideration can help your website appear more prominently in search engine results, increasing its chance of being found when your potential customers are looking online for information about products or services like yours. In this article, we’ll offer SEO tips to help your new site get noticed.

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Topics: website design, Web Development, SEO

Take Your Scrolling Animations to the Next Level

Posted by Blue Frog Team on May 8, 2018 4:26:00 PM

 

Scrolling animations and effects are all of the rage in web design these days, and sometimes using basic parallax just isn’t enough. Fortunately there’s ScrollMagic, a free JavaScript library for creating dynamic, interactive scroll effects.

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Topics: Web Development

What Is Parallax Scrolling?

Posted by Blue Frog Team on Apr 8, 2018 8:39:00 AM

Parallax scrolling is one of the latest buzzwords in web design, but what is it, exactly? In this article, you’ll learn about parallax, its pros and cons, and how you can maximize its potential for your web site.

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Topics: Web Development

JavaScript 101: What Is It and Why Should I Care?

Posted by Blue Frog Team on Mar 1, 2018 9:39:00 AM

JavaScript is a programming language that is used to create interactive elements and online programs that can be incorporated into webpages and desktop applications. Along with HTML and CSS, JavaScript is one of the three core technologies that are used in web development to build pages and sites across the internet.

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Topics: Web Development

5 Key Ways to Reduce Your Website’s Bounce Rate

Posted by Blue Frog Team on Feb 12, 2018 12:42:00 PM

If you’ve been working to drive traffic to your website but aren’t seeing many conversions from that traffic, your bounce rate may be too high. A high bounce rate means that the people coming to your website are not staying long; they simply “bounce” before exploring your content or filling out a contact form.

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Topics: Web Development

How to Write the Perfect Content for Your Website Homepage

Posted by Blue Frog Team on Dec 23, 2017 11:53:00 AM

Your homepage is expected to tell visitors everything they should know about your business as well as do the heavy lifting when it comes to SEO. Sounds like a tall order, huh? There is a lot of pressure on your homepage to attract visitors and convince them to delve deeper into your website. So, how can you develop a homepage that accomplishes all you need it to? We’re breaking it down.

 

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Topics: SEO, Content Creation, Web Design, Web Development

5 Questions to Ask Before Hiring a Web Developer

Posted by Blue Frog Team on Jul 30, 2017 11:01:00 AM

If you need a website built for your business or your old site redesigned to keep up with the changing online world, the first thing you need to do is find a skilled, reliable developer. To help you weed out the hacks and find someone who can help your business succeed, ask these five questions.

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Topics: Web Design, Web Development

Why a Website with Poor UX Is Driving Away Potential Leads

Posted by Blue Frog Team on Jul 17, 2017 12:00:00 PM

One of the biggest problems that can plague a website is poor user experience, or "UX," design. Poor UX can range from minimal design issues like complicated menus or poorly mapped content on a page to bigger issues such as potential customers not understanding a website's navigation. Even the smallest of design issues can start to have large repercussions, as you have about 7 seconds to hook potential customers that are viewing your site for the first time.

 

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Topics: Web Design, Web Development

Why Your Web Developer Needs to Test Your Website on Various Browsers

Posted by Nick Hinzmann on Jul 13, 2017 11:37:11 AM

Quality control and testing is an imperative part of the web development process. An important phase of testing is responsive testing, or mobile testing. This ensures that a website is responsive and functions properly across various devices, such as desktop computers, laptops, tablets, and smartphones. Another important phase, which may be less obvious to the average user, is cross-browser testing.

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Topics: Web Development