Referrals and Web Site Design

I belong to a referral network, which relies solely on referrals from other members in the group. I noticed that some of my associates think that a good referral is all they need to get a new client or customer, and they don’t need to be concerned about their...

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...

How About Some WordPress Swag?

If your business site is sporting the best website software and you are proud of it, why not sport a cool t-shirt as well? Try this t-shirt from the official WordPress Swag Store, only $15. A few years back I ordered several of these in different colors. One in dark...

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...

Four important design elements in web design

Imagery is important for web site design, whether it is made with html, WordPress or another software program. We already know that content starts with text or copy. It’s true…text is important. You need to convey what the site is about with words. But without...

Perugi Design accomplishes the task for less cost

Perugi Design recently published a new website for a client in Gloucester. The owner runs a specialized niche recruitment agency that has been in the staffing consulting business since 1989. They match companies and top talent in the User Experience, Technical Writing...

Clean layout for clear messaging

We are inspired by different things, especially in our area of expertise. Good photography, graphics, and typography motivate me to create better websites. More importantly, is what you experience. Someone viewing a website, for instance, may not realize they are...

How to design a logo

Logos are probably the most difficult of all graphic design projects. Fortunately, there is a right way to go about designing one. Years ago, I took some independent graphic design classes with Dietmar Winkler at Southeastern Massachusetts University. I was living in...

Being strategic in a competitive environment

When business owners plan out their marketing strategy (and it inevitably includes redesigning their website), they are not sure where to turn. There are many options available to them in the huge marketplace of the internet. When they try Yahoo or Go Daddy website...