Writing for the web is quite different from writing for print. Not only do people read differently online (in fact, they scan, rather than read), but there are challenges around screen resolution, load time, and website layout that impact what and how you write for the web. While there are some excellent resources that teach new online…Read More
My last post (on things to consider when building a website for a smaller, local business) generated some interesting discussion on LinkedIn about whether or not to design a website that requires viewers to scroll, rather than clicking to another page. Based on my experience and the available research, I’d say “go with a website…Read More
If you’re a smaller, local business, maybe a single proprietor, who just needs an online presence to show that you’re a “real company,” then you probably don’t need all the bells and whistles of a top-of-the-line website. All you really need is four or five pages with the critical information visitors are looking for (e.g.,…Read More
Have you ever opened a website and been blasted with loud music and a splashy video that immediately starts playing? Yeah, me too – and I hate it. That’s most definitely NOT the kind of video I’m talking about here. Video can be a huge plus when used properly. But, as with any other digital…Read More
It seems so simple – take your company brochure, add a few photos and some cool design, put it online using WordPress and voila, a website!
But wait just a minute. Is that really all there is to it? Will that help you get found online, answer questions that potential customers may have, educate them, and convert them into real, paying customers? Nope. Not a chance.Read More