Tag: Responsive Web Design

Is it time for a website refresh?

Posted on 18/08/21 by Marc Hathorn

In a world where life moves faster than ever, it can be easy to get left behind. You buy a new computer, and a better one comes out the next day. Technology is changing all the time, especially when it comes to the Internet. If you want to reach your customers, you need a website […]

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How Will Mobile-first Indexing Affect SEO?

Posted on 26/04/18 by Black Bear Design

Recently, Google unveiled yet another in its ongoing efforts to make the web better reflect how we search for things online. This time it’s focusing on searches using a mobile device. But there’s a lot of confusion around what mobile-first indexing means – and how it will impact customers finding your business. So let’s start with some basics:

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Web Design Is Boring

Posted on 07/11/17 by Joel Black

Have you noticed that web design has radically changed since the 1990s? The big difference is that websites started out as clunky and unique whereas now they’re slick and boring. Here’s a deeper look at this ironic evolution and how your site can stand out from others that choose conformity over imagination. Rise of the Web The […]

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8 Steps to Great Landing Pages

Posted on 27/10/17 by Black Bear Design

Before we examine best practices, let’s talk about what “landing page” means. A landing page is a stand-alone page on your site where a visitor can fill out a form to request gated content like a white paper, subscribe to your email newsletter, buy a product or set up a meeting. A good landing page […]

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Digital Design Trends to Work into Your Strategy in 2017

Posted on 20/02/17 by Black Bear Design

Trends in digital design come and go and some remain timeless. As we review the past year of styles that emerged in the industry we focus on what’s to come and what we should change. 2017 is looking stronger than ever for design trends we believe will be around for more than just the year. […]

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Top Web Design Trends Of 1989

Posted on 12/07/16 by Black Bear Design

Welcome to the internet, perhaps the most extensive record of human subculture and history that has ever existed. With every era that has passed, web design trends have evolved, and no year was more exciting than 1989. In those days, designers weren’t bogged down by annoying limitations like tables and browsers. Nope. They had the […]

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Web Design Disasters That Drive Clients And Agencies Crazy

Posted on 23/06/16 by Joel Black

The more marketers monetize web design, the more annoying their strategies become. From ubiquitous pop-up windows to infuriating, registration demands that lock clients out of sites, there’s no end to the digital tantrums advertisers can cause among users. The Pop-Up Screen of Death Pop-up advertising is based on the pattern interrupt technique, which snaps lulling brains to […]

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How To Add and Edit Images Using The Nextgen Gallery on WordPress

Posted on 06/11/14 by Black Bear Design

How To Add and Edit Images Using The Nextgen Gallery on WordPress

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Black Bear Design Joins Forces with Steel, LLC to Launch New Website

Posted on 08/09/14 by Black Bear Design

Black Bear Design is proud to partner with Steel to redesign the site, which reflects the company’s re-focused commitments to their clients. Steel, LLC is inviting users to explore their new website at www.steelincga.com. Black Bear Design is proud to partner with Steel to redesign the site, which reflects the company’s re-focused commitments to their clients […]

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Why You Should Be A/B Testing

Posted on 03/09/14 by Joel Black

A/B testing is one of those key elements you should be doing if you are serious about using your website as a lead generation tool.  Making small changes could make a big impact on conversions rates.

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XML-RPC WordPress Vulnerability

Posted on 11/08/14 by Black Bear Design

A critical WordPress vulnerability was discovered by a security researcher that would allow an intruder to launch a Denial of Service attack through a process that circumvents existing security measures. It exploits a loophole in XML-RPC parsing to deplete large amounts of CPU amd memory resources, resulting in increased latency and server downtime. This vulnerability […]

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How To Get Traffic To Your Website

Posted on 10/08/14 by Joel Black

A website is useless if you can’t get traffic to your website. Here are a few ideas on how to get traffic to your website.

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What Is A DNS And What Do I Need To Know About It?

Posted on 05/08/14 by Joel Black

A DNS can be confusing, although it’s really a simple idea. A DNS is a Domain Name System that points a domain name, like www.blackbeardesign.com to a servers IP address. That way, you can tell someone your domain name rather than an IP address. Video Transcript I am Joel Black with Black Bear Design and […]

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How To Organize A Website

Posted on 24/07/14 by Joel Black

3 factors to take into consideration when deciding how to organize a website. It’s not all about being flashy, it’s more about purpose and strategy.

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Automated Email Marketing – Love It Or Hate It?

Posted on 23/07/14 by Joel Black

Regardless if you love automated email marketing or you hate automated email marketing, when used correctly, it can be a tremendous benefit to the users experience. Video Transcript Hi, I’m Joel Black with Black Bear Design and this is 2-Minute Tuesday… The first thing you might notice today is that I hung my whiteboard; the […]

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What Makes User Friendly Websites?

Posted on 21/07/14 by Joel Black

The foundation of every online marketing campaign is the website. Setting up a website is imperative in order to set in motion every other marketing strategy, whether it’s an SEO strategy, a social media strategy, a content marketing strategy or more. However, companies that don’t have user friendly websites are going to fail right out […]

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Update That Old Website With A Sportscoat

Posted on 15/07/14 by Joel Black

Not ready to redesign your outdated website?  There may be small improvements you can make to your website to buy you some time, including fonts, pictures and backgrounds. Video Transcript: Today, I want to talk about taking something plain and boring, and making it a little better than plain and boring!  What I have done […]

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The Web Design And Development Process

Posted on 10/07/14 by Joel Black

This video explains everything between the idea and the functional website. This video explains the process of working with a web design company from concept to completion.

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What Are Responsive Websites?

Posted on 07/07/14 by Joel Black

What Are Responsive Websites? A responsive website is one that responds to the needs of the end user, particularly as it relates to the digital platform the user is accessing a website through.

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How Much Should A Website Cost?

Posted on 01/07/14 by Joel Black

If you are planning for a new website or a website redesign, and you are getting quotes from companies, you may be wondering how much should a website cost due to a largely varying cost.  There really is no average cost of a website, although there is logic to why you are receiving a wide […]

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Black Bear Design Launches New Website for Electronic Data Exchange VAN Services Consolidator

Posted on 17/06/14 by Joel Black

Atlanta, Georgia – May 27, 2014 – Atlanta web design agency Black Bear Design is pleased to announce the launch of a new website for an Electronic Data Exchange VAN Services Consolidator that provides world-class secure Electronic Document Exchange Value-added Network services. Black Bear Digital’s role included the strategy, development and launch of the site. They […]

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