Eight Reasons Businesses Need a New Website

Whether you live in Boston Metrowest, Boston or New England, you can be set back by website problems that will affect your bottom line. Here is a questionnaire that is really a list of common pitfalls when you manage your own website. 1. THE WEBSITE IS BROKEN Which of...

What I learned at WordCamp Boston 2016

I attended my first ever WordCamp in Boston last weekend. WordCamp is a conference for WordPress user enthusiasts held in various cities around this time of year. Today I selected eight TED type talks to attend on a range of topics, that perhaps only nerdy web...

A Testimonial for Testimonials: Why You Need Them

My last client, who’s also a friend, asked me if I would like a testimonial. “Yes!”, I agreed whole heartedly. A testimonial is one of the best ways to build trust with your audience… and it’s free. I asked her to put it in Linked In,...

What does a web developer/designer do exactly?

This is a good question and one I wish my clients would ask. I think many of them don’t realize what is happening behind the scenes to get their website working. Here goes… First off, we developers/designers gather information from the client. I ask a lot of...

Six skills to look for in a web designer

The Best Designer’s Skillset When you hire a web designer or developer you should know what you are buying. Are you getting services from someone who is more of a techie with no design skills? Or someone who is creative but no has no chops when it comes to code...

Add some fun CSS animation to your website!

And now for something fun! The internet offers many ways to meet people from all over the world. I receive a daily email from WebdesignerNews, a list of interesting news links on web related design. A while back, I followed one of the links to a series of...

Video for your website

Today I sat in on a webinar “How to Successfully Implement Video In Your Content Strategy” presented by Hana Abaza & Kristen Craft of Uberflip and Wistia. What was impressive to me was how easy it is make a budget video for presenting on your website....

What to Write For your New Web Site

New business owners often have trouble knowing what to write for their websites. I’m not a professional writer, but I am married to one and worked at a newspaper for ten years. The best advice I can give is to read Strunk and White’s The Elements of Style....