Website design is a pretty tricky piece of the puzzle. It’s balancing user experience with an intriguing look that captivates the user and draws them to learn more about your business and how you can help them.

But it doesn’t just stop with the initial design. It also goes into how you craft your individual pages, especially as more and more tools allow you, the website owner, to play with the design by yourself.

These posts will walk you through the elements of design and the do’s and don’ts of design so that you can make sure your posts and pages are well-crafted and still maintain the user experience.

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What is the homepage?

What is the website homepage anyway? Well, it's likely the first page prospective customers see and it's your chance to make a good first impression. So yeah, it's pretty important.

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What is the site footer?

So what exactly is a website footer? What does it do and why is important? Well, it can be one of the most versatile parts of your website.

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What is a site header anyway?

What is a website anyway? Let's break down the different elements that make a website a website, starting with the site header.

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Navigating the WordPress theme landscape

The WordPress theme landscape is just as cluttered as plugins. But a theme is arguably more important to your site than a plugin. So how do you wade through the themes to find the right one.

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My favorite StudioPress themes

So you want to use a prebuilt WordPress theme for your website. Great! Now where do you start? Well, here are some options I recommend from StudioPress.

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The value of using a pre-built theme for your website

So maybe you want a new website for your small business in 2019, but don't have the resources for a custom theme. Using a pre-built theme is the next best option.

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Self-developing a website vs. hiring a developer

Should you create a website yourself or hire a developer to building it? It's a great question with no real right answer. Only what works for you.

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What to look for in a design for a new website

So you've got the design for your new website back for you to approve. But how do you know if it's the right design for you. Here are the biggest things to look for.

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Where to find a developer for your website

Once you've got the plan for your small business website down, it's time find a web developer to build it. But where to start your search?

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What to look for in a web agency or developer for your small business website

So you've decided to hire a web agency or developer to create your new website. Great! But which one you pick could make or break this website. So here are somethings to look for to make the right decision.