Is Having Comments on Your Site Good or Bad?

Recently, I’ve had the question come up of whether business’ websites should have the ability for the public to comment on their articles or not. The answer, of course, is “it depends”. Comments can be either fantastic or horrible, depending on the reach of the website and the audience. Comments Can Help Build a Community Often, […]

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What is UX Design?

I had a great conversation with my Father recently when he stopped to ask what exactly I do for a living. While I was doing my best to explain Web Development and my day-to-day routine (which is never routine), he seemed a bit puzzled when I got to the “UX” part. This is how I explained it to […]

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Using Testimonials and Reviews to Build Trust

Testimonials and reviews should be a key part of every business website. Used  authentically and correctly, reviews and testimonials can help your business build trust with potential customers. Take Control of Your Reviews While reviews on outside sites like Yelp can certainly help your business, you shouldn’t let that be the only way consumers find out […]

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You Don’t Want A Carousel or Slider

I’ve been advising against using carousels (or sliders) for a while now. It seems like I’ve been talking about it more and more recently though. In fact, just this past week I’ve had “The Carousel Talk” with two clients who wanted to add them to their sites. It’s a perfectly legitimate request. Carousels are all over the […]

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What If The Domain Name I Want Is Not Available?

There are good places to buy and bad How can you tell the difference? What I use Not being able to purchase the domain you want is very frustrating. I know from experience. mattsteele.com has been ‘squatted’ on since 2001 according to ICANN, who manages domain records. Each year when the name comes up for renewal […]

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