Archive for the “Web Design” Category

What Does the Color of your Website Say About You?

Posted on July 8th, 2014 by Kelly Kirkham

Brilliant reds, deep blues, and electric greens: What message are the colors of your website sending to your readers?

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Have All a Blogger’s Christmases Come At Once?

Posted on May 16th, 2014 by Sarah Holt

  No more breaking your back trying to get a good image on your camera phone. There’s a new way to get photos on your blog. And it’s free. When it comes to blogging, pictures don’t just paint a thousand words, they draw in a few extra readers, too. In fact, blogs with photos are…

5 Ways Web Design Can Damage Your Sales

Posted on May 1st, 2014 by Sarah Holt

You wouldn’t ask someone to read a book from back to front so why ask a web user to navigate your website in unusual ways? Internet users are creatures of habit. For example, most people read web site content by scanning the page in an F-pattern. Plus, the average web user only ever reads 28…

Five Ways To Improve Website Usability

Posted on March 18th, 2014 by Sarah Holt

You could write a thesis on user experience or UX, but these 5 short-cuts should help if you’ve not got time… Every year, millions of dollars are spent on testing how people navigate websites,  in the hope of making home pages more user-friendly and relevant.  Search giants like Google, for example, will tell you that,…

What’s the difference between a web designer and a web developer?

Posted on February 27th, 2014 by Sarah Holt

To web industry professionals, this question is easy as ABC. But things aren’t as black and white when you’re on the outside.  Small business owners have a lot on their plate when they’re getting set-up online. There’s domain name registration to consider and hosting options to look into. Then there’s the look and function of…

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New: Instant Website

Posted on February 7th, 2014 by Sarah Holt

From 0 to website in not much more than 60 seconds. Ever felt like a salmon swimming up stream? In the past, this has been the experience of people trying to establish themselves or their businesses online.

Introducing the New Midphase Website Builder

Posted on July 24th, 2013 by Jake Neeley

Two worlds just collided in the website world; professional design meets do-it-yourself. Up until now it was easy to compare websites that were built with a website builder and those touched by a professional designer. Website builder websites were boxy, compartmentalized, lacked features, and definitely weren’t anything to look at. Today we’re pleased to announce…

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Five Reasons Every Designer Should Use deviantART

Posted on April 4th, 2013 by Jake Neeley

deviantART, frequently referred to as dA, is a mixture between a file hosting service and social media website focused around the creation and enjoyment of digital art. According to Alexa, deviantart.com is ranked 126th in web traffic, placing it close to the traffic levels for companies like Walmart and Bank of America. For web designers,…

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Remember Perl? Five Ways It Could Help Your Website

Posted on March 28th, 2013 by Jake Neeley

Developed in 1987 by Larry Wall, Perl is one of the most flexible programming languages, offering users with thousands of different applications through its dynamic, open source platform. Aside from the cost benefits of bringing a community project to clients, there are a number of benefits to using Perl in your next design project.

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Face-off: PostgreSQL vs. MySQL

Posted on January 31st, 2013 by Jake Neeley

Developers and programmers have different responses regarding the issue of whether PostgreSQL trumps MySQL, although the former is starting to make quite a name for itself. “PostgreSQL is a powerful, open source object-relational database system,” said PostgreSQL. “It has more than 15 years of active development and a proven architecture that has earned it a…

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