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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 […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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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!). […]

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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 […]

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Graphic Design Services

How Strong Graphic Design Supports Business Growth

A professional designer may seem like a luxury for a small business, but graphic design must be part of your overall strategy. Graphic design can either support your brand, or it can detract from the perception of what you offer. You know the difference when you see it — good design vs. design that leaves […]

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Custom Web Development

The Powerful Benefits of Custom Website Development

In recent years, the gig economy has taken off. More people are finding online work opportunities to support themselves. As a result, do-it-yourself website platforms have become increasingly popular. While this may work for some, we want to highlight the benefits of custom website development. A custom website supports your business in a way that […]

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Helping Small Businesses Grow

How to Build Your Business with Local Resources

Pixel People has years of web development, design, and brand management experience, but our company is relatively new. We know what it’s like when you’re starting to build something meaningful to you. Today’s post differs from usual content on website effectiveness and brand marketing. We want to focus on resources for small businesses knowing that […]

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Wordpress Website Maintenance

Are You Maintaining Your Website – or Waiting for Disaster?

Despite the inconvenience, most people understand the need to regularly maintain their computers and other connected devices. Operating systems gets regular updates and patches; Anitvirus & firewall apps download new virus definitions and methods for defending against new types of threats. Your website is no different–the core platform needs regular updates, as do any other […]

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WordPress Web Design for Inspection Services LLC

Website Launch: Inspection Services, LLC

Inspection Services, LLC (ISL) provides QA/QC inspection services and construction management services to some of the largest chemical, petrochemical, and oil & gas companies in the United States. After a recent acquisition, ISL approached PixelPeople about a website re-design to achieve better branding, clearer communication about their service offerings, and easier ways for end-users to contact […]

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Simple Website Forms

Make Your Website Calls-To-Action More Effective With 3 Quick Questions

No one wants to make their website visitors jump through unnecessary hoops, but when your end-users are motivated to interact with you, you can usually add value to that interaction–for both you and your users–by asking just a few quick questions. Website content generation can be difficult and time-consuming. For that reason, many website owners […]

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Microinteractions to improve website design and UX

Microinteractions: Better Design for Better UX

Have you ever clicked a button to submit a form and wondered…is anything happening? Did that work, or did I just lose all my info? That’s a classic example of inadequate design, and a scenario where a “microinteractions” can drastically improve the user experience. A microinteraction is a website element that gives instant, helpful feedback […]

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Internet Privacy Rules

What the “New” Internet Privacy Ruling Means to You

The more things change, the more they stay the same… You’ve probably been hearing a lot about internet privacy laws lately. The topic has been a matter of debate for awhile now, with the legislative pendulum swinging back and forth–but with no real change as the result. During the Obama era, laws were passed that would […]

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Mega Menus for ecommerce

Mega Menus for Small Business

Mega menus go beyond simple dropdowns, to provide more options and more advanced visual cues that help guide users through your site. They help to clearly differentiate navigation options with visual grouping–section titles, borders, colors, and images–like a mini-page within a page. Most people associate mega menus with mega sites like Amazon or eBay, but there are […]

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Web Development Checklist

5 New Year’s Resolutions for your Website

The new year is the perfect time to resolve to finish up the “little things” you’ve been putting off–the finishing touches that will help your business, help your site visitors, and protect the investment you’ve made in your website. If any of these to-dos are still unchecked after 2016, it’s time for action. Secure and […]

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How much does a website cost?

How Much Does A Website Cost?

This is naturally one of the first questions people have when they’re looking to build a website for the first time, or looking to upgrade from an entry-level solution to a custom-built website made just for their business. And it’s difficult to find answers, because there are so many variables involved–from the website size, to […]

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Multilingual Web Development

Multilingual Websites Made Easy

If your website needs to support users across multiple languages, there are plenty of solutions out there. But not all solutions are equal. Services like Google Translate are quick, easy and free to add to your site – but the translation quality is far from perfect. Misinterpreted information can be confusing to end users, and can […]

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Web Development Standards

Does Your “Simple” Website Stack Up To These Modern Standards?

I’ve spent much of my career working with small businesses and startups, and I’ve lost many bids to the “fast,” “cheap,” and “simple” website solutions that are offered online–projects that don’t even require human interaction from the vendor side, because there’s no real thought or customization to them. They’re geared more towards keeping you on a […]

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Preparing Your Website for HTTP/2

Preparing Your Website for HTTP/2

HTTP is the protocol that delivers website files & resources to your browser, to display a web page. It was first released in 1991, and had its last major update in 1999–which is to say we’re long overdue for an upgrade. Compared to the 90’s, today’s web pages require way more data and more individual resources; […]

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Boost Website Performance with Google PageSpeed Insights

3 Tips To Boost Website Performance

It’s no secret–people don’t like to wait. So websites with longer/slower load times are more likely to lose impatient visitors; they’ll move on to your faster-loading competitor’s site in a heartbeat. And believe it or not, your website’s response time may also affect your search engine rankings, with slower sites sinking below faster ones. Both of […]

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