View Portfolio
Get In Touch
8 Quick Ways to Increase Conversions on Your Website

Web Design & Development

Here's a list of all posts in the Web Design & Development category.
To learn about our related services, please click here

Website Call-To-Action Button

8 Quick Ways to Increase Conversions on Your Website

Whether your website niche is providing easy weeknight meal plans for busy parents or you’re building your own e-commerce giant, there are many easy and impactful ways to increase your conversion rate — that is, get visitors to stay on your site and take some desired action. If you want to experiment with ways to […]

Read More
Web Design Trends

8 Trends in Web Design & User Experience For 2021

Life moves pretty fast, and one could argue that trends move even faster. Just like technology, what once was the latest and most attractive style in web design eventually becomes dated and out of touch. We’ve compiled a list of trends we’re watching in 2021 to ensure your website is optimized to create the best […]

Read More
Website Security

Website Security Checklist – Is Your Website Secure?

Every day, websites are exposed to hackers, malware, and other security threats. It’s up to website and business owners to ensure their websites are secure in order to assure customers that their information is safe while visiting a website. If it’s been a minute since you did a website security health check, use this checklist […]

Read More
wordpress themes

Custom WordPress Themes vs Pre-Built, Which Is Right For Your Business?

Times, they are a-changin’. After a whirlwind year, it seems like we’re finally starting to see a light at the end of the tunnel. Businesses are getting back to business, and here at PixelPeople we’re staying busy with requests for one of our core offerings: custom WordPress themes. If your business has changed in the […]

Read More
Website Maintenance

Resolve To Maintain Your Website In 2021

Website maintenance is often an overlooked part of website ownership — especially for small businesses with a tight IT budget. But failing to maintain your site on a regular basis can lead to potentially serious problems for your business. If you’ve been lax about website maintenance, resolve to make 2021 the year you start keeping […]

Read More
Google Webspace Partner

Best Virtual Tools For Businesses In 2021

While we’re all ready to slam the door on 2020, we know that everything didn’t magically go back to normal at the stroke of midnight on New Year’s Eve. Many businesses are still keeping employees remote, and many others have decided that virtual is the wave of the future, with no plans to return to […]

Read More
Website Chatbot

Is Your Chatbot Helping – Or Frustrating – Your Customers?

Back in 2016, Gartner predicted that by 2020 people would be having more conversations with bots than with their spouses (yikes!). Whether that’s come to pass or not, the fact is that we are engaging with conversational artificial intelligence (AI) on a daily basis with our virtual assistants like Google, Siri, and Alexa. We ask them […]

Read More
Responsive Website Design

2020 Best Practices For Responsive Mobile Website Design

2015 was the first time that mobile search exceeded desktop searches. Since then, we’ve watched the continued rise in smartphone ownership and mobile search. Whereas previously it might have been enough to have a website that’s simply accessible across all devices; now it’s a priority to create a website that’s truly mobile-first, performing well and […]

Read More
SSL Security for Ecommerce Web Development

SSL Certificates 101: The Best Choices For Your Online Security

In the first half of 2019 alone, data breaches exposed 4.1 billion records. Website owners know that SSL certificates for online security are critical to protecting business and customer data from attackers, but knowing what exactly you need can be confusing. Let’s take a look at SSL certificates, why you need them, and an overview […]

Read More
LaSalle St Website Design

Launch: LaSalle St. Securities Rebrand & Website

LaSalle St. Securities provides a suite of financial planning, investment advisory, and insurance services to a network of more than 200 independent reps and advisors throughout the country. They have been a well-respected name in their industry since 1974. LaSalle St.’s business had grown significantly since their last website update, more than six years prior. […]

Read More
Website Audit

Improve Website Performance & Conversions With A Site Audit

In our last post, we took a look at how analytics can provide information about site performance. However, knowing what is happening becomes even more valuable when you gain insight as to why it is happening. For example, analytics may show a high bounce rate, and an audit may reveal the problem is due to […]

Read More
Google Analytics Experts

Why Are Website Audits and Analytics Important to Your Site’s Success?

There seems to be a misconception among businesses when it comes to websites – something along the lines of “if you build it, they will come.” While it’s true that online presence is a necessary way to generate exposure and inbound traffic, some businesses are shocked and disappointed when a new website doesn’t produce immediate […]

Read More
Website Redesign for Utopia Solutions

Website Launch: Utopia Solutions

Utopia Solutions specializes in software test automation, performance testing, and software test outsourcing for companies across North America and Europe. Utopia had an existing website that performed well for them, but which no longer reflected their growth and their current branding. PixelPeople helped bring their site up-to-date with a front-end redesign that left their back-end […]

Read More
2020 Ecommerce Trends

2020 Ecommerce Trends Designed To Boost Sales

Whether you have a full WooCommerce retail store, or use a simple plugin to sell SaaS packages on your WordPress site, take note of these ecommerce trends we’re seeing for the coming year. Implementing some of these on your website can improve your customers’ experience and ultimately boost sales.   Subscription-Based Models Vs. One-Off Purchases […]

Read More
WordPress Page Builders

WordPress Page Builders – What to Know Before You Choose

Visual page builders like Elementor, Beaver Builder, Divi, Thrive and WPBakery have exploded in popularity over the past couple of years. Their drag-and-drop simplicity makes it easy for website owners and developers alike to create modern, sophisticated layouts without the need to learn any code. But there are some drawbacks to using page builders that […]

Read More
Best Web Development Agency

How to Find the Right Web Development Agency for You

If you’re ready to launch a new website for your business, but aren’t sure where to start, one key consideration is whether to hire a web development agency. While it costs more to have a custom site created, the business outcome can be well worth the investment. But how can you tell which website development […]

Read More
Critical Website Project Questions

Focus Your Web Project with Critical Questions

Investing in your website can be a wonderful opportunity for your business. Much of today’s business takes place online, even outside of the purchase process, so your website and digital footprint deserve attention. Today’s post focuses on the questions to ask before you dive into a website project. A custom website requires resources (time, money, […]

Read More
Ecommerce Website Development by PixelPeople

Website Launch: The Mulch Center

The Mulch Center is a leading manufacturer and provider of premium landscaping materials and soil products, with several locations throughout the Chicago area. They offer a large selection of mulch, soils, and aggregates, for both residential and commercial customers. Despite their offline success, the client previously had no way for customers to request quotes or order […]

Read More
User Experience

Why You Should Never Underestimate User Experience

Marketing is required to attract new customers and make people aware of your business. But what happens once a customer lands on your website? How much time have you spent evaluating the customer experience after he or she sees your marketing? When you don’t have processes, messaging, and clear next steps in place, your marketing […]

Read More
Website Redesign

Expert Advice for a Powerful Website Revamp

If you’re scaling a successful business, you know that your website is never finished. It should be monitored, maintained, and optimized as your business grows. When updating your website, start by evaluating your brand, your business goals, and your functional needs. You don’t have to have all the answers (in fact – you likely won’t!). […]

Read More
WordPress 5.0 and the Gutenberg Editor

A Major WordPress Update Is Coming – Is Your Website Ready?

December 6th is the latest targeted rollout date for WordPress 5.0, which includes the all-new Gutenberg editor. Gutenberg will provide radically new and different ways for WordPress website owners to edit and layout their page content–but it may create challenges for WordPress themes and plugins that are not ready for this major overhaul.   What is […]

Read More
Website Optimization

5 Practical Suggestions to Strengthen Your Website & Data

Your website is an ongoing project. It’s not a task to check off, but instead a tool to regularly optimize. If your website is difficult to navigate, not secure, or not optimized for SEO, then you’re not putting your best foot forward. Endless competition exists online, so be sure you keep up with industry standards […]

Read More
Website Redesign for Performance Gear Systems

Website Launch: Performance Gear Systems

Performance Gear Systems (PGS) provides precision gear design, engineering, manufacturing, and QA services to clients around the world, in a wide variety of industries–from automotive, to household consumer products, to industrial applications. PGS has experienced tremendous growth over the past several years, and needed to update their website to reflect how their staff, their facilities, and their […]

Read More
Digital Marketing

Why You Need a Professional “Off-Site, In-House Creative Team”

Who’s leading the strategy, creative direction, and technical execution of your company’s marketing efforts? If you’re the owner of a small- to medium-sized startup business, odds are, it’s you. But have you stopped to consider your qualifications for the job? And are you honestly devoting as much time as you should to this crucial aspect […]

Read More
SEO Agency PixelPeople

10 Quick and Valuable Tips for Better SEO

Optimizing your website’s SEO is powerful for many reasons. Any business can influence its organic (unpaid) search engine visibility based on audience searches and website content. While SEO may feel complex, you should not ignore it as part of your marketing strategy. With marketing, you put a message out that hopefully reaches your target audience–but […]

Read More

Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

Connect

Request a quote, Ask a question, Join our mailing list.