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Keeping Up with Website Trends

How to Keep up with Industry Trends for Your Business

As a business owner, it’s impossible to ignore the implications that trends in your industry have on your growth. And regardless of your business, you’re likely affected by trends in marketing and technology. Using a few basic strategies to stay in-the-know allows for continual learning opportunities that will benefit your business and help position you […]

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Website User Experience

3 Best Practices to Elevate User Experience

Digital marketing is a must for small businesses to expand their reach and grow their market. This includes a strong social media presence, marketing strategy, and website. You know the importance of a digital footprint, but not all businesses take the time to build and maintain a top-notch user experience. Website user experience strongly affects […]

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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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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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Website SSL Security

2017 Is Your Deadline For Adding SSL

SSL is the secure protocol used to protect sensitive information on the web. You know you’re protected when you see the green-colored lock in the address bar, followed by HTTPS (instead of simply HTTP). In the past, SSL was seen as a requirement only for ecommerce transactions and forms that handle sensitive information. But more […]

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SSL Security for Ecommerce Web Development

Free SSL Security – Too Good To Be True?

SSL security is what provides the “s” in HTTPS, and the little green padlock in your address bar, signaling that you’re on an encrypted connection and it’s safe to provide sensitive information. Many services now offer free or “flexible” SSL services for your website. Is it too good to be true? Well, yes and no…it […]

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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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PixelPeople Web Design, Branding, and Digital Marketing Services

Introducing PixelPeople – A New Digital Agency

PixelPeople, a new digital agency in Naperville, Illinois, launched this month, to serve fast-growing businesses and new startups throughout the Chicago area and across the country. The agency specializes in web design and development, helping new brands to establish a professional online presence. PixelPeople was founded by Steve Lovisa, who brings to the business his […]

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