A Blog by Linda Darlene "Make no mistake, business is ALL about relationships. People buy from others that they know, like and trust. This is 100% True." - Tyson Zahner If you're a web designer, I imagine you don't relish hearing a conversation that begins with, "How much do you charge for a website?" Ostensively, … Continue reading “How Much Does it Cost?” – The Deceiving Effects of This Question
A Blog by Linda Darlene "Love and marriage! Love and marriage! They go together like a horse and carriage. This, I tell you, brother, you can't have one without the other." ~ Song with lyrics by Sammy Cahn and music by Jimmy Van Heusen. Just as love and marriage go together as stated in the song from 1954, … Continue reading Like a Horse and Carriage, Business Cards and Websites Go Together
A Blog by Linda Darlene Mesmerizing - very attractive, in a mysterious way, making you want to keep looking. - Cambridge Dictionary We all know that within seconds of landing on a site, organic visitors will decide whether or not to continue browsing. Of course, much of that decision is dependent on the attraction factor. So let's talk about how a well-chosen, … Continue reading What A Mesmerizing Hero Image Can Do For Your Site
A Blog by Linda Darlene "Be not afraid of greatness; some are born great, some achieve greatness, and others have greatness thrust upon them.” ~ William Shakespeare Not too long ago, I had a brief discussion with my brother-in-law on Facebook, which subsequently prompted me to contemplate the question of what makes a designer 'great.' … Continue reading Mies or No Mies? Was He Design Greatness? That is the Question!
A Blog by Linda Darlene "When Photoshop came around, I thought I'd died and went to heaven." ~ Marilyn Minter Remember how window shopping was a recreational activity at one time? Back then, the 'dressing' of store windows was an important way to entice customers into the stores. Likewise, web design has become the 'window … Continue reading Web Design is the ‘Window Dressing’ of Today – A Look Back in History
A Blog by Linda Darlene "By three methods we may learn wisdom: First, by reflection, which is noblest; second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third by experience, which is the bitterest." ~ Confucius "If you think it's expensive to hire a professional to do the job, wait until you hire an amateur." ~ Red … Continue reading Want to Use A D.I.Y. Website Builder? Here Are the Limitations
A Blog by Linda Darlene "The Golden Ratio has inspired thinkers of all disciplines like no other number in the history of mathematics." ~ Mario Livio With the title I've given this blog, I've challenged myself to keep this somewhat complicated subject as simple as possible — especially for my mainly right brain readers. 🙂 … Continue reading Why Use the Golden Ratio in Web Design? – A Simply Golden Explanation
A Blog by Linda Darlene "Aesthetics need to be a primary goal of a designer, not an afterthought once the fundamental elements are in place." Maybe I should coin a new word! Aesthetic-pedia! Well, I think it's a new word. It would mean 'learning about aesthetics." You see, some folks need to learn about the … Continue reading Aesthetics in Web Design Should Not Be An Afterthought