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    Master the Design Handoff

    Let’s imagine for a moment that you’re one of the lucky designers. You’ve managed to navigate a large design project and you’re close to delivering the final site. It’s integrated with a CMS, and the client is going to take over from here on out.

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    Top 10 Free Tools to Help Improve Your Website Business

    No doubt, you have a list of your favorite tools you use to help streamline your website business workflow, but there is always room for a few more! Below is a list of the top 10 free tools you may already be using or should take a look at to help improve your website business. If any of your favorites aren’t listed here, please share them in the comment section.

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    Five Design Elements to Help Maximize Online Sales

    Website design trends are constantly evolving, often leaving those responsible for ecommerce either scrambling to keep up or simply resigned to the fact that they’re running an outdated site. But keeping the online shopping experience fresh does not require a complex and costly tear-down every year to meet shifting preferences. Following these five design tips will help to create fresh, modern storefronts for your clients that their customers can access anytime, anywhere.

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    7 Web Design Mistakes to Avoid

    The design of your organization's website is a bit like the layout of a retail store. You want customers to find it attractive and accessible, fun to browse but also efficient for those who want to buy and check out quickly. Unfortunately, designers often make mistakes when creating the look and feel of their company's site.

  • Don’t Let Bloated Graphics Hijack Your Web Site

    The images on your company’s website have a big impact on visitors and are often their first impression of your business. So they need to be professional, up-to-date and fast. You want vibrant images and rich graphics, but if you have too many they can slow the site’s performance.

  • So You’re On the LightCMS Partner Platform…Now What?

    You love designing websites, not dealing with invoices and conducting server maintenance. That is why you became a LightCMS partner in the first place, right? The LightCMS cloud-based content management and web design platform was set up to make it easier for designers to focus on the creative aspects of their business rather than getting bogged down in the operational details.

  • Six Tips for Treating Your Website's Content and Audience with Care

    There is a lot you may want to share with your website visitors. But not all of it can, or should, be shared equally. Here are some basic, but critical, tips on web content organization and management.

  • Top Four Navigation Pitfalls to Avoid in Web Design

    Providing a good web experience depends heavily on good use of navigational aids. While it sounds simple enough, in fact, designing good navigational elements on a site can be tricky. Here are four common mistakes to avoid: Too many levels.

  • 7 Tips for Hiring Top Design Talent

    Hiring is possibly the biggest growth opportunity for any web design company. The smaller the firm, the more each new person can contribute in terms of skill, contacts, professional image and team motivation. Of course, hiring a new person represents both potential income, possible risk and certain cost.

  • Run Your Design Business Without Giving Up Your Life

    Finding and maintaining a healthy work/life balance is a never-ending challenge for almost everyone. Finding that balance is especially difficult for those who run their own businesses, and if they aren’t careful, their businesses may have a tendency to run them. But it doesn’t have to be this way.