9 Signs Your Site Needs a Redesign

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Deciding when to redesign your site is tough – do it too often and you may unintentionally alienate customers, wait too long and you may already be missing opportunities and costing yourself money. Optimal redesign frequency may vary considerably from industry to industry and will depend on a number of very individual factors. However, the…

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5 WordPress Plugins We Can’t Do Without

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WordPress is one of the most popular and widely used Content Management Systems (CMS) out there today. Encouraging developers as well as those with little to no back-end coding knowledge to create websites and blogs for personal and professional use, WP sites can be as simple or as complicated as you wish. Developers and designers…

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Why Responsive Web Design Costs More

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One of the biggest trend in web design today is for designers to create a site that utilizes Responsive Web Design. Responsive Web Design refers to creating sites that automatically render or snap to the screen resolution of the device on which they are accessed. Thus the site will look different on a smartphone, versus…

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Why We Love WordPress

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In the last ten years, posting thoughts and opinions on the Internet has become increasingly easier with new website development tools and platforms. Some of the more entrepreneurial individuals have turned their talents and writings into successful e-commerce sites to sell goods and services, and blogs for free expression of thought on matters ranging from…

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Responsive Web Design Gives You The Mobile Advantage

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With the current increase in mobile and tablet internet browsing, responsive web design is becoming a bigger focus for web designers and is even leaking into the public consciousness. However, despite this advancing awareness of responsive web design many people still aren’t completely sure what it is or how it works. Instead it is often…

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Does Your Website Reflect Your Company’s Look and Feel?

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Most businesses and companies understand the importance of having a sharp, professional looking office or store. They know that these things represent their company and that customers and other visitors are going to be more willing to do business with them if they like what they see. However, while a strong physical presence is understood…

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7 Popular Trends in Website Design

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As anyone who is involved in the world of design can attest, design trends change over time. What was once cutting edge gradually becomes passe and gives way to something new and bright which also in turn fades away with time. Such is the way of design trends, and this is especially true in website…

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When Was The Last Time You Updated Your Website?

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One of the biggest problems that we see here at The Refinery is people with sites that haven’t been updated since they were first launched. This is somewhat of a “set it and forget it” mentality. You may be thinking that once you have your site up and running that there is no need to…

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