Category Archives: Web Design News

57% of traffic is from tablets and smartphones

Our inditial response to this title is - Duh! It’s been over two years since Google announced that mobile searches had exceeded desktop queries. At a recent press event, a Google speaker casually said that the “vast majority” of search queries are now mobile. However, this is not official and wasn’t affirmed by spokespeople. In…
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Why use templates?

Most people get worried or scared when we tell them that we start with generic templates and build off that. Let me clarify the process.... Pulse Media Solutions will usually start our design process with a basic template. This allows us to skip the part of starting from scratch to create the backbone that is…
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Is HTTPS Worth It?

After Google made the announcement that HTTPS is a ranking signal, there has been a lot of discussion about the actual value. There are very real benefits to obtaining that sought-after green padlock, but there is also apprehension. The apprehension is understandable; as with any big change to a website, mistakes have the potential to…
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Google warns webmaster about un-secure forms

Have forms, login fields and other input sections on your HTTP website? Chrome is going to mark them as not secure. Recently, Google sent email notifications via Google Search Console to site owners that have forms on web pages over HTTP. These pages will be marked as not secure in Chrome starting in October 2017.…
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Pulse Check

You have a website, right? Phew – now that we can move on from that, let’s look at whether your website serves your needs. Your website is the portal from the outside world to your business. If you have a brick and mortar business, you know how important it is to have a visually appealing,…
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How to Create Perfect Color Combinations

One of the most challenging and crucial parts of the web design process is choosing the right color palette. The right color palette will accentuate your brand or message while providing an amazing design. The perfect color combination is more than throwing a dart at the color palette wheel and running with it. Let's look…
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Mobile Friendly Gets A Boost From Google

Google is giving a boost to their mobile ranking signal that they initialized about a year ago. The important thing to understand is that if you're websites isn't mobile-friendly ... you need to be. This is no longer a luxury, it's becoming a requirement for positive search engine optimization results. If your website isn't mobile…
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What You Must Know About SEO and WordPress

WordPress is a great choice for your new website, but it's not pre-packaged as search engine optimized.   WordPress is one of the most widely used content management system on the world wide web. WordPress is versatile, easy to use, highly customize-able and has plenty of plugins and themes available.   There are some common…
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Is Responsive Design (RWD) A Ranking Factor?

Google has stated multiple times that responsive design is preferred. Statistics show that more Google searches take place on mobile devices than computers in 10 countries suggest there is importance in having a mobile friendly configured website. Responsive Web Design (RWD) is definitely a major part of the future of SEO. Does Google prefer responsive…
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Northern Knit Girl

Northern Knit Girl offers hand knit and crocheted hats, mittens, gloves, boot cuffs, cup cozies, newborn outfits, blankets and many other items for everyone. Northern Knit Girl needed a website that allowed her to manage her online sales, accept payments and was easy to update. This website will allow customers to place orders online and payment…
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