Demysitifying Websites

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Effective web design that invites visitors to each page—and converts them into customers—isn’t as easy to achieve as you might think. In our experience, there are several thoughts and theories about web design that simply aren’t true.  We’re debunking our top five most common myths below, in hopes that it makes your web design process a little easier. Websites are expensive to build Let’s start with the one we hear the most.  Websites can range from $500 (and sometimes lower) to...

“The road to success is not a path you find but a trail you blaze.” – Robert Brault In the five years that we’ve been in business, Green Bag Designs has had some big wins, and some massive fails.  Let’s chat about some of our big hurdles:     We didn't have a support system I've got to be honest; when I started this business, I only saw the perks; work from home, set my own hours, make connections with people that...

Are you starting the web design process?  Not sure which platform to build it on?   Whenever we’re working with a client, we ask the following questions to determine which platform to build their site on: Have you had a website before? If so, what platform was it built on? Do you want to be able to edit the site yourself after completion?  If so, what’s your skill level like on powerpoint, or in word? Do you want to have a...

    This is not a drill! Don’t have an SSL Certificate? Google is going to flag your website this year! And it's because Google loves us.  Your fav search engine loves you so much, they want to wrap a warm fuzzy blanket around you and make you feel secure. With its recent announcement, earlier this year, Google will flag all the unencrypted internet by the end of 2017. This means if your website doesn’t have an SSL certificate, it will display a ‘Not Secure’...

Your website launch is a big event in your small business.  There’s a ton of work, preparation, late nights and early mornings leading up to your launch, and in the end you have a precious bundle of code.  It can be life-changing, and certainly cause for celebration!  Let’s talk about bringing your beautiful website launch into this world with a bang. 1. Plan As with anything, it's important to plan your website content, launch strategy and social network strategy to align with...

This Search Engine Optimization phrase keeps getting thrown around. I often have people ask me, “What’s with SEO? Do I need it?” Who has two thumbs and knows the answer? This gal. SEO stands for “search engine optimization.” Search Engine being Google, Yahoo, and Bing, and Optimization being the process of getting “organic” traffic from these search engines. Organic traffic comes from visitors that typed in keywords that relate to your site into a search engine, like Google, and found your...