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Custom Website Design vs Template-Based Design

Not all websites are created equal. There’s a fair amount of web designers who will start with a theme or template and work backwards to shoehorn a company into it. Maybe it fits some of the company’s needs or maybe it’s just pretty. Either way, it’s not the best approach
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eCommerce Website Design Costs

How Much Should an eCommerce Website Cost?

Building a new eCommerce website can be a costly investment. Depending on your needs, you can find that the prices for the design and development of a new eCommerce website can land anywhere between a few thousand and a few million dollars. That’s a huge range. So, why does the
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Cost of Building a New Marketing Website

A quick Google search will tell you that a small website to market your business could cost you anywhere from $1,000 to $50,000. That’s quite the range and not exactly what most people would find helpful, especially if you have a small business you’re trying to get online. So, what
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Why You Shouldn’t Use a Slider on Your Homepage

Sliders are prevalent across the web. You can find examples of them everywhere from big name brand sites to small business websites, dominating valuable homepage real estate, distracting users, increasing load time, cluttering messaging, and turning off customers. You can find them doing just about everything except increasing conversions.  If
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The Importance of Choosing the Right Website Hosting Provider for Your Business

When it comes to your website, reliable web hosting is essential. There are few things more important. It is what makes your website available to other people on the internet. Without it, it’s as if your website doesn’t exist and choosing the wrong one can be costly. It can hurt
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Post Launch Maintenance: How to Maintain Your WordPress Website

Launching a website takes a lot of work. You’ve gathered images, proofread copy, checked and double checked your links, set up hosting, purchased your domain and more. Your site is finally live, but unfortunately the work doesn’t end with the launch. All websites require some degree of regular attention. Updates,
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Why Long-Term Digital Marketing & Web Maintenance Contracts Are a Bust

There are a lot of problems with long-term digital marketing and website maintenance contracts. They are often called retainers and what they do is lock you in to a set number of hours for a set number or dollars each month for a year or more. Their reasoning behind this
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What is Reseller Hosting & Why It’s a Scam

For many clients, a web designer or developer is the first stop to getting their website online. After your website is built, you’ll will likely turn to your designer for help with the next step, which is generally hosting. This can be a daunting and confusing task, especially if you
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