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5 tips to improve Google PageSpeed Insights score

5 Tips to Improve Your Google PageSpeed Insights Score

By Noah Britton | April 28, 2021

What’s the first thing you notice about a website? It’s not the company logo, the header image, or even the main call to action. It’s how fast the page loads. (Speed matters.) Users don’t want to wait long to get the information they’re seeking. However, after clicking through 900,000 ads, researchers from Google discovered that the average mobile post-click landing […]

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WordPress vs. Drupal: Which CMS is the Best?

WordPress vs. Drupal: Which CMS is the Best?

By Noah Britton | March 16, 2021

WordPress is the most popular content management system (CMS) on the Internet. At the last count, it powered a full 40% of the websites currently online. There are a lot of reasons for the popularity of WordPress but it is not the only CMS available to small business owners looking for a web solution. Another popular option available to you […]

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How to Choose the Right Web Designer

By Noah Britton | November 19, 2020

Trust me when I say I know how weird it is that I, a web designer, am writing a blog about how to find the right web designer. It seems like a conflict of interest when, logically, I’m going to want the answer to be “Thrive Design is the right web designer for you.” However, after being in the web […]

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how long does it take to build a wordpress website?

How Long Does it Take to Build a WordPress Website?

By Noah Britton | August 27, 2020

Your website is a crucial tool for your business. You want to build the best-looking, easiest to navigate website possible in order to attract users and keep them engaged. WordPress websites are our favorite tool to build websites because it’s so easy to customize and update.  Our clients who have never gone through a redesign process often have lots of […]

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what is modal web design

What is Modal Web Design

By Noah Britton | July 5, 2020

Fun fact: the pop-up windows you encounter on websites have an actual name. They’re called modal windows, and all reputable web designers know there is a right way and a wrong way to use them. Everything you need to know about modal windows. What are modal windows? The term “modal window” refers to any box that pops up and interrupts […]

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6 Steps to a Thriving Website

Our 6 Steps To Deliver Your Website

By Noah Britton | June 9, 2020

Welcome to our 100 ft. view into our process from the moment we first talk with a prospect to the launch of their website. Our process is painstakingly outlined in a flowchart (see video above) that outlines every step including any client actions, client meetings, email communications, and client approvals. Our process. As a person who loves a good process, […]

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whats the difference between web design and web development

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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how to hire a web development company

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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Why Is My WordPress Website Slow

Top 10 Reasons Your WordPress Website is Loading Slow

By Noah Britton | January 28, 2020

It seems that “need for speed” isn’t just a movie title, but a general way of life these days. Not only do people expect speed, but they make decisions at lightning speed as well. Did you know, it takes less than 3 seconds for a person to decide if they like your website? So if you want people to stick […]

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Why WordPress

Why WordPress?

By Noah Britton | February 11, 2019

Your website is one of the most essential parts of your business. We live in a digital age where nearly everyone searches for brands, products, and services online. If you’re not there with an optimized and valuable website, you’re missing out on the vast majority of your leads and conversions. Why you want to use WordPress. Developing and maintaining a […]

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Building a Website Doesnt Need to be Scary

Building a Website Doesn’t Need to be Scary

By Noah Britton | March 5, 2018

I’ve found some clients have hesitations about working with a web designer. They worry about what will be asked of them or that they aren’t technical enough for the task. My question to them is “How well do you know your company, products, services, staff, and customers.” Don’t be afraid of web designers. A little information can go a long […]

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Can We Please Research Your Competition First

Research your competition before designing your new website

By Noah Britton | November 11, 2017

Competition research is the practice of discovering and documenting companies that providing the same services as you. It is an essential step in designing the most effective website for your business. Competition research can also be an important component of Local SEO. Professional or amateur competition research? Should you do competition research yourself? Depends on how much time you have […]

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