Design Archives - Scott Cole | Web Designer & Developer

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How to supercharge your website contact info

Supercharge your website contact info - a few thoughts and tips on how to make your website contact information accessible to your visitors

Website contact information. Sometimes, you’re trying to contact a company and their phone number is just hidden away, never to be found. Personally, I find it quite frustrating. Especially when I have to go through what feels like 5000 support FAQs before they’ll let me have a number or email address. So, with that in […]

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April 20, 2018 | Scott Cole

Why having a mobile first website is crucial to business growth

Why having a mobile first website is crucial to business growth.

What is mobile first? Well, you probably have heard of mobile responsiveness when it comes to websites. It just means a website is built for desktop browsers but will transform gracefully for mobile devices. That’s great, and it has a wealth of benefits. Some of those benefits are the same as the ones I’ll talk […]

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February 22, 2018 | Scott Cole

Minimalist navigation in web design – An idea to supercharge your navigation?

Minimalist Navigation on a mobile can help a great deal, but not just hiding menus away off the screen.

In general, what is minimalism? Well, that depends. Music, Art, the way you live – really, they each have different meanings when it comes to minimalism. I’m a fan of The Minimalists – Their podcasts are great and they have some great tips for most people to live more fulfilling lives, even if you don’t […]

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December 14, 2017 | Scott Cole

Negative space in web design – How to implement it

Negative space web design - How to implement it

You’ve seen websites that seem sparse yet they’re engaging and still convey the message that’s intended (sometimes more effectively). How does the designer achieve it? More importantly, how can you implement negative space in web design if you’ve not got any experience with it? I’ll share some actionable tips to implement negative space in your […]

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September 6, 2017 | Scott Cole

How often should I redesign my website?

Is it time for a website redesign

How often should I redesign my website? It’s a question I’ve seen before, and I’ve read articles about it too (for example, this one from Spinweb in 2014). As a web designer, I’ll know when I want to redesign my website. But that’s really non-specific and doesn’t help answer the question of how often you […]

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August 14, 2017 | Scott Cole