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Why every marketer needs a web maintenance retainer

If you ask most marketers how they manage their website, the majority will typically have it redesigned every couple of years and only contact their developer when there is a problem. This cycle continues and nothing seems particularly wrong – after all, this is how you’ve always done things. The problem with this approach is that nobody is keeping on top...

by • posted November 8th 2016

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The pros and cons of using pop-ups on your website

It’s funny how some marketing strategies stand the test of time. Despite breaking almost every user experience (UX) best practice, pop-ups remain one of the most popular methods of generating leads from online traffic. It’s a tug-of-war between design principles and marketing results. Many brands find pop-ups still convert large volumes of traffic – but at what expense? To answer that...

by • posted September 20th 2016

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What are chatbots and why do you need one?

Chatbots: of course you’ve heard of them because that’s all people seem to be talking about in the marketing industry right now. However, unlike some trending marketing topics, this is one worth getting excited about. Chatbots are changing the way people interact with the web. We’re not just talking about a new web design trend here; this is going to shake...

by • posted August 9th 2016

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5 web design trends you should probably ignore

Some web design trends catch on because they solve genuine problems and improve user experience. Sadly, that doesn’t speak for every trend we see in the industry. Many become popular for reasons we can’t quite explain, despite causing more problems than they solve. The problem is, design trends can be hard to stop once they catch on and even the worst...

by • posted July 14th 2016

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What happens when I click this button?

User experience (UX) is not only about layout, it is also about messaging. Intuitive design relies on an understanding of presentation and on user expectation. How often have you been on a web page, presented with a couple of options, wondering what happens after you choose each option? Sometimes it’s like Neo in The Matrix torn between the red and blue pill....

by • posted June 8th 2016