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Noah Britton

Noah Britton is the founder of Thrive with 18 years of experience in the web industry and 10 years with WordPress.

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What is a Care Plan (and Why They Are Essential)

By Noah Britton | May 12, 2020

Once you’ve built the website of your dreams, it’s important to ensure it’s taken care of properly. You wouldn’t buy a car without auto insurance and take it in for maintenance and oil changes. And that’s what one of Thrive’s care plans is: insurance and care for your investment. So let’s talk about what a website care plan is, why […]

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Thrive Design Appreciates Our Amazing Team!

By Noah Britton | May 3, 2020

Here at Thrive Design, we get small businesses. Not just because we serve them, but because we are one, too. After nearly 20 years of operating, we’ve never expanded past 10 team members. Instead, we’ve decided to focus our efforts on growing the skills of the staff we already had. Our team helps us Thrive. There’s a lot of companies […]

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Top 5 Free UX Design Courses for 2020

By Noah Britton | April 27, 2020

You think you know what user experience (UX) design is, but you have no idea. No worries. With these five courses, you can become a stellar UX web designer even if you’re starting from zero. So, What is UX Design? While many people use “UX design” interchangeably with “UI design” or “usability,” it’s actually much bigger than both of those […]

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What Does Responsive Web Design Mean

By Noah Britton | April 22, 2020

If you don’t have a mobile-friendly website for your business, chances are you are losing customers. However, mobile-friendly can mean a lot of different things so it can be hard to know what you really need from a web designer. Your primer on responsive web design. Different kinds of responsive web design. When you hear “responsive web design,” you probably […]

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Your Website Has 15-30 Seconds To Impress

By Noah Britton | April 14, 2020

We’re all familiar with the concept of an elevator pitch. If you found yourself in an elevator with your ideal investor, what would you say to convince them to invest in the time it takes to get to their floor? Your website should function on the same principle. You only have a limited amount of time to turn a visitor […]

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Why is Web Design Important

By Noah Britton | April 8, 2020

These days, it’s not enough to just have a functioning website. Your website also needs to be beautiful. Why’s that? For one reason, 75% of users make judgments about a business’s credibility based on visual design alone. A poorly designed website is, unfortunately, an easy way to lose potential customers. As a small business owner, it can seem daunting, and […]

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Best Fonts For Reading Online

By Noah Britton | March 30, 2020

Ever thought about what font you were looking at when you’re reading online? If not, the site designer did their job. They choose a font that was easy to read. Commonly called legibility, this characteristic is important to the success of your website, especially as visitors view your content on anything from a tiny smartphone to a giant monitor. You […]

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4 Places to Update Your Customers About COVID-19 Business Adjustments

By Noah Britton | March 27, 2020

If your business is providing their services differently, has temporarily closed, or has pivoted in any way in response to COVID-19, there are four (4) places you must put this information. In this video, I’ll show where and how to update this information. Control what you can control, stay safe, and come out of this ready to go back to […]

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What is the Difference Between Web Design and Web Development?

By Noah Britton | March 20, 2020

We live in an era where technological know-how and digitalization is the key to promote any business online. Online portals such as websites and blog posts are essential to increase your customers and make your presence known in the online marketplace. They are imperative to connect to your audience and convey your thoughts to […]

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what is a lightbox

What Is A Lightbox In Web Design?

By Noah Britton | March 13, 2020

A Lightbox is a type of popup used to emphasize a piece of content including newsletter signups, PDF downloads, sitewide sales, and important announcements. This window appears on the top of your website (as a popup), that blocks and dims the background while disallowing users from interacting with the content in the background while the popup is

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How To Select The Right Web Development Company

By Noah Britton | March 1, 2020

If you have established your business and are now looking forward to building a website, you are going to face one of the most challenging parts about web development: finding the best web designers for your project. With many options out there, finding the one that is perfect for you may become tiring. This is a critical decision because your […]

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Six Best WordPress Sitemap Plugins To Use In 2020

By Noah Britton | February 25, 2020

Question: How do you know the content you publish online is getting indexed? That it is showing up in Google? That’s where a sitemap helps. A sitemap is a map of your website. It shows search engines where all the information about your website is available. And it is the sitemap that shows search engines that you have something new […]

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