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Strategies for Revising, Reducing and Consolidating Website Content

Strategies for Revising, Reducing and Consolidating Website Content

Having more website content is not always better, and strategizing your content to reach your goals is instrumental in growing your sales and audience. Aside from making content easier to read, content consolidation strategy also includes reducing the amount of menu items so that users aren’t too distracted while navigating through your website. In this article, we’re going to explore ways to reduce or revise the amount of content and pages on your website to improve the overall user experience.

There are many factors which should help define your website’s content. If you have an existing website content and analytics data, you can leverage that to help strategize your new content and user flows.

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Checklist of Important Things to Consider When Redesigning your Website (That Web Designers Often Forget to Do)

Checklist of Important Things to Consider When Redesigning your Website (That Web Designers Often Forget to Do)

Website redesigns can be frustrating for business owners, especially if you don’t know much about best practices. There are so many factors to consider when planning your website redesign and choosing the right company to build the digital face of your company. From speaking with different businesses interested in redesigning their website, I’ve discovered that many web design companies aren’t following industry standards. Unfortunately, most of these oversights often go unnoticed.

If they provide a website that looks great and seems to function properly, who’s to say that they didn’t do a good job? Well, as with many things in this world, there’s more than meets the eye. I decided to put together a list of items that are commonly overlooked by web designers. Make sure that whoever you choose to design your website isn’t making these mistakes!

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5 Reasons Website Page Load May be Slow – Optimizing Site Performance

5 Reasons Website Page Load May be Slow – Optimizing Site Performance

Having an exciting, interactive website is important to stand out in today’s crowded internet market. However, far too often there are simple mistakes that result in slow page load times and a frustrating user experience; especially when you start adding on all the bells and whistles to your website. Not only will fixing these issues likely improve your bounce rates, it will also help with your SEO strategy. Ideally you will want to have a page load time of around 2 seconds or less, so if you notice your page is taking longer than that, you may be running into one of these 5 issues!

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What is the difference between Adaptive vs. Responsive Web Design?

What is the difference between Adaptive vs. Responsive Web Design?

Responsive design has become an immensely popular practice on the web, because of its utility for conforming websites to the width of the browser they are viewed on. The differences between the adaptive and responsive website design can be confusing, leading to many people not understanding what adaptive design is, or even understanding either concept. In reality, it’s actually best to use both concepts; in this article, I’ll be discussing the differences between the two and provide some recommendations on their use. So what are the differences between responsive and Adaptive Design?

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Creating a website design requirements gathering form

Creating a website design requirements gathering form

Download our FREE Requirements Gathering Form PDF, or read on to learn about how to properly gather requirements for a website.

When gathering requirements for a website design project, it is important to cover the right topics in order to gather sufficient information. I’ve previously written about how to set your agenda with a client for the website design requirements gathering session. In this post, I will be covering some of the proper criteria for your project requirements.

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Website requirements gathering documentation: Creating an agenda

Website requirements gathering documentation: Creating an agenda

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When gathering requirements from a client for a new website, it is essential to take the right steps in order to save yourself time and frustration later on in the project.  The step I am covering in this article is creating an agenda before your meeting.  There are many ways to create your agenda, so I highly recommend fine-tuning yours to your own style of requirements gathering, and to the project that you are undertaking.  

Once you've set the agenda for your meeting, check out our requirements gathering form to bring to the meeting! 

 

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    Meet People Chicago

  • As a marketing communications person who knew my company needed an up-to-date website built in Joomla, I was very happy we found [Virgo Web Design]. I understood things from a content perspective, but when it came to back-end design and architecture, my hands were tied. [Virgo Web Design] was so knowledgeable and easy to work with, and was always available to answer questions, make tweaks, walk me through front-end editing tasks...you name it. [Virgo Web Design]'s accessibility and can-do attitude made such a difference to our entire team, and I hope I always thanked [them] enough for helping me through the client-side part of the web redesign process.

    CORRIE M.

    Aptude

  • "[Virgo Web Design] did an amazing job on my non-profit's website, ghhaven.org. [They] put our site together quickly and with all of the elements we requested - plus, [they] had a lot of great recommendations for things that we hadn't even considered for the site. [They were] very helpful throughout the process of getting our site launched and I found [them] to be quick in responding to all of my questions/requests as well. [They] even helped us get our business emails set up!

    I would definitely recommend Virgo Web Design as a go-to for all of your web design/development needs. I will definitely be using [them] again in the near future!"

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  • [Virgo Web Design] has developed and designed multiple websites for me over the years. [Their] team are exceptionally skilled technicians. Their communication is easy to understand, and they are very proficient - even when near-end deadlines are demanding. Hiring Jerry Virgo and his team is one of the best decisions I have made for my company.

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    Many of the other referrals came from Web design firms & had significantly higher overheads/billing rates...We had a tight timeline & [they were] very diligent at following up to avoid production delays at time when I was extremely busy. [They] did a nice all around job improving my SEO optimization, creating a polished final product, and documenting the back end with an easy to use manual.

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    City Tree Delivery

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