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Getting better quality on Upwork

Small Business, Web Design, Web Development

Hiring on Upwork for web developers and designers can be hit or miss. You either get the right person or people who don't really fit. But there are ways that you can attract better applicants for your job posting.

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Resist the temptation to use popups

Content, Small Business, User Experience, Web Design, Web Development

Pop ups are an unfortunate trend on the web these days. While it might seem tempting to add one to your site, the reality is that it creates a bad user experience for you visitors. So don't do it.

Contact page on JacobMartella.com

What is the contact page?

Small Business, Web Design, Web Development

The contact page might not seem important to you, but to your visitors, it's how they ask you questions. So make sure your contact page is up to snuff.

About page on JacobMartella.com

What is the about page?

Small Business, Web Design, Web Development

The about page is obviously where you talk about yourself and your business. But what real role does it have on your website?

Jacob Martella website homepage on an iMac screen on a wooden desk

What is the homepage?

Small Business, Web Design, Web Development

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.

Footer for JacobMartell.com on a laptop screen

What is the site footer?

Small Business, Web Design, Web Development

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.

Code editor for web development open on a laptop

Why you should learn (some) web development

Small Business, Web Development

Are you looking for something to learn in 2019? Wanting to fix or extend your website. Why not start to learn web development. It might be more helpful for your small business website than you think.