More Power to Small Businesses
Did you know that more than half of Americans own or work for a small business? Entrepreneurs were honored and celebrated their efforts this past week during National Small Business Week. According to the US Small Business Administration, 28 million small businesses create two out of every three private sector jobs. You’ve heard it said that small businesses are the backbone of our nation.
Rise of the Mobile Device
A frequent question when discussing modern website design is how to best address the rise of mobile devices accessing websites on the Internet. Experts now are indicating that mobile devices (smartphones and tablets) will eclipse desktops and be the predominant way that most consumers will get information from the Internet.
Elegantly handling these devices poses a design challenge for the web developer.
Spread Your Social Media Message With Your Email Signature
About once a month I get an email from a CEO or business owner asking “how can I get more of my clients to follow me on social media?” My eye scrolls to the end of their email and I see their name, company name, title, phone number but no social media icons. You have invested time and money into creating these wonderful social media sites with engaging, relevant and useful content for your community, but then you don’t add them to your email signature so that those who interact with you can follow your sites?
Social Media Sizes Cheat Sheet as of May 2014
I am not about reinventing the wheel and found that the best resource regarding the social media sizes to be from InfinPixels.
InfinPixels has made it easy to see not only the required sizes for upload, but also provides a beautiful visual of how the pieces fit for each website starting with Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, Google+, and Pinterest. Their infographic is beautifully and simply designed.
The Art of Being Found Online
One of the most common questions I get is "what does it really take to build a decent website?" That question is usually followed up by "If I have a website, how do I get found?"