Utah Web Design – Understanding the Website Design Process

Knowledge is power when it comes to website design. Understanding the process can help both the website designer and the client.

Utah Website Design There are 5 major steps to the Web Design Process:

  • Discovery – Setting the foundation for every step to follow.
  • Plan – Laying out the direction for design and marketing.
  • Development – Gathering information and creating the site.
  • Launch – Opening the site to the search engines and to the world.
  • Maintenance – Keeping your website live and up to date.

Discovery

This step is the most important step, not only for us as designers and website developers,  but also for you the client. It saves both of us time and money. Read More→

Why Do You Hate Your Web Designer?

Boss_-_BearAs a Utah Web Design company we find that most clients come to us when they are tired of working with their web designer. Small business owners are busy and rely on a good web designer to get them online.

Sad to say their common complaints reflect badly on all website designers and developers. Business owners become trapped in contracts and hosting problems they can not get out of. Or they feel like they have put in so much time with a designer that they hate to start over again.

Most Common Client Complaints

Designer Disappeared – The website designer has disappeared. Read More→

Utah Video Marketing – White Board Explainer Video for Law Firm

VideocameraWhen it comes to Utah video marketing most businesses could use a good “white board explainer video.” In just a couple of minutes you can easily explain:

  • a product,
  • your business ideas
  • you you are and what you do
  • a current special

Why White Board Explainer Videos?

These animation videos tell a story with fast paced drawings on a white board format with music or a voice-over. Read More→

Top Free WordPress Plugins in the WordPress Depository

We have been working in WordPress for over 5 years. The WordPress platform has come along way! The core of WordPress is getting stronger with the basics to set up a website. More and more concepts we use to use plugins for are now build right in.

We still have the basic free WordPress plugins we absolutely love and add to every site we build. Most of those plugins made the “Top 25 Most Popular WordPress Plugin” by Leadin.com. The really great infographic below is based upon the most popular plugins by downloads from the WordPress Depository. Read More→

Utah Video Marketing – New Video for Utah DUI Lawyer

Utah Video Marketing As part of the Utah Video Marketing plan for Utah Lawyer, Cara Tango we made a new video promoting her as a Salt Lake City DUI lawyer.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cCRhtkdIQdo Read More→

New Website Design for Nonprofit Wrestling Club in Wyoming

Every year we do at least one website design free gratis for a nonprofit organization. Because my grandson belongs to the Top of the Rock Wrestling Club in Rock Springs, Wyoming I could not say no to this website design and website management.

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Hosting a Utah WordPress Website for Site Speed

For years we have big fans of Hostgator and Blue Host for our WordPress websites. Both hosting companies are located right here in Utah. Both companies have given us excellent service, in fact, I would say we have called hundreds of times and were helped hundreds of times with exactly what we needed.

But, and that is a big but, when it comes to site speed we have found them lacking. Even though we include caching plugins, image and video optimizers on every website we design and build, the load queries from the hosting accounts were taking very long time. Especially during peak internet usage times for our area.

Finding page load hogs. Read More→

New Video for LuckyDog Recreation, Playground Equipment Utah

We have been fortunate to work with LuckyDog Recreation, a Utah and Idaho playground equipment company. Recently we did a very fun video to market the Dynamo Apollo Spinner, a rope climbing spinning tool.

LuckyDog Recreation is unique in that they not only sell some of the finest and funnest playground equipment and all of the accessories needed for a complete playground, they also install their equipment.

This particular video features the LuckyDog construction crew “testing out” the Dynamo Spinner. Read More→

Make Your Video Posts Load Faster with this WordPress Plugin

When ever I design and set up a website for a client I always focus on site speed, from optimizing images to making sure plugins do not slow down the site. As we do more and more video marketing, I have found that video posts and pages often loaded very slow. The good news is that there is finally a plugin that remedies this problem.

WordPress plugin “Lazy Load for Video” by Kevin Weber works like a charm, especially when it comes to pages with more than one embedded video. The plugin is free and very easy to use. Read More→

Restaurant Trends for 2014 – How Does Your Utah Restaurant Compare?

Sometimes it may seem impossible to stay up with restaurant trends. Kitchenall.com has produced a wonderful infographic below that gives you a quick overview for 2014.

From a web design and web marketing point of view I found the following following trends very interesting:

9 in 10 restaurants say social media will become more important marketing tool in 2104 – Ugg! That sounds like more work! especially when you want to put your attention on your business. Here are a few tips that may help: Read More→