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How to Know if Your Website is Optimized for Mobile Devices

By Noah Britton | June 30, 2022

Did you know that, as of 2020, mobile internet usage surpassed internet usage on a desktop? In fact, in 2020, over 55% of website traffic is mobile-based. Here’s another fun fact about mobile-based internet usage: users who search for businesses via mobile search are highly motivated to make a purchase. Sounds great, right? It is good news for small business […]

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Why Website Photos Are Just As Important As Web Design

By Noah Britton | April 4, 2022

While solid web design is crucial to a positive user experience, the images and graphics you use in that design are just as important. People are visual creatures, especially when they’re browsing the internet. Carefully chosen photos are essential to connecting with and making your customers feel comfortable on your website. Why are Website Photos Important? Aside from being a […]

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Why Wordpress Is Better Than Squarespace

Why WordPress Is A Better Choice Than Squarespace

By Noah Britton | March 18, 2022

When choosing a platform to build your small business website, your choices these days come down to two choices: drag and drop platforms like Squarespace or a robust DIY service like WordPress. While it can be tempting to go with the choice that has a smaller learning curve, Squarespace and other services like it has more cons than pros when […]

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What Visitors Want to See on Your Website

By Noah Britton | March 4, 2022

Your visitors come to your website got there because of a specific search for your product or service. They need what you’re selling but when they get there, they also need the answers to some basic questions. So what do you put on your website? If they can’t answer those questions on the first page of your website, they will […]

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Everything You Need To Know About WordPress Themes vs Templates

By Noah Britton | September 1, 2021

When you first dive into the world of WordPress websites, it’s easy to get overwhelmed with all of the choices available. You purchase your domain, decide on WordPress as your content management system (CMS), and then you’re faced with thousands of themes and templates to help you craft the perfect website for your business. But how do you know what […]

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How Much Does a WordPress Website Cost?

By Noah Britton | May 28, 2021

So how much does it really cost to build a WordPress website? This is the most asked question we get from potential clients. For a pretty straightforward answer, you can check out our pricing page for what it could cost for Thrive Design to build your new business website. That does not explain, however, what goes into the cost of […]

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How Much Does an eCommerce Website Cost?

By Noah Britton | May 11, 2021

Whether you are launching a new product, a new brand, or just taking your brick-and-mortar store online, an online store is a critical part of your digital success. eCommerce website design can incorporate many different features, take place on many different platforms, and may involve switching web hosts. All of this can make it difficult to budget for creating your […]

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10 Best Web Design Interview Questions in 2021

By Noah Britton | April 27, 2021

The time has come to hire a web designer, or web design firm, and you have no idea where to start. Sure, regular interview questions can help you when it comes to whether a candidate will be a good fit, but you need to dig deeper into their web design knowledge. Your website is the online face of your company […]

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Six Best WordPress Sitemap Plugins To Use In 2021

By Noah Britton | April 24, 2021

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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Top 5 Free UX Design Courses for 2020 (Version 2)

By Noah Britton | April 2, 2021

If you’re interested in trying out user experience (UX) design without committing to a full-blown degree, then these five free courses might be the ticket. These online courses will help lay the foundation for an exciting career in professional UX web design covering concepts like navigation and feedback loops. What is UX Design? UX design is essential to any company’s […]

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Website Design Conversion Optimization: 9 Ways to Use Web Design to Improve Conversion Optimization

By Noah Britton | March 26, 2021

You rely on your website to generate business in some form or fashion. Depending on the type of website you have, that may be through generating new leads, raising your profile and perceived authority, or processing sales. If your website isn’t accomplishing any of this, it’s time to take a look at your business strategy and incorporate steps to optimize your site’s […]

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