Web design and game development share a few things in common in terms of their creative aspects, but their processes could not be more different. There are some notable differences between the two. To start with, game developers tend to be more liberal with disseminating the information of their projects to their target audience, while design projects for companies tend to be kept tightly under wraps more often than not. Why this stark difference? This seems to be related to the diverging audiences that both types of projects are focused on. On one end, gamers are usually more involved and demanding, expecting a flawless user experience and specific features on their games, so game development projects must take them into consideration. On the other end, web design projects are usually only revealed when the final product is ready or close to completion. So, these differences got us wondering and this is why we asked ourselves, what can web designers learn from game development [...]
In large design groups or in cross-sectional teams made up of members from multiple departments within a company, meetings can often feel unproductive and like a waste of time, but they are also necessary to let everyone know how the joint project is coming along, the steps needed to be taken to complete it, as well as any problems that are encountered should also be discussed. So, what exactly about team meetings makes them less productive than they should when, clearly, they are not only a requirement, but a necessity? This is what we set out to find out in this article. Most importantly, we would like to focus on identifying those aspects that make team meetings less productive and identify some key strategies to neutralize them. Ultimately, we want to help you get your team meetings back on track, keep your team members engaged throughout, and find the support you need to solve problems so that you and your team members complete your design projects efficiently and on time.
One of [...]
So, now that you have been planning to set up your website or blog after countless hours of deciding on your best design option and working out any faults in the code, you may think your work is done. After all, you have just managed to create a whole new website, ready to display your content. But, wait a second. You still have more work to do! Now you have to consider how to grab the attention of your potential visitors. How can you manage to stand out among a sea of website, all vying for the attention of your same visitors? Do you need to advertise extensively? Should you use bright colors? You’re your choice of typography matters? Well, we want to assist you with this task and make your work easier by letting you in on eight easy ways that are almost guaranteed to get the attention of visitors to your website, so if you are interested, please read on for the easiest eight strategies sure to wow your audience.
First, consider your choices of color. A wise selection[...]
We humans are inherently social creatures. This is why humor is one of the best ways to connect with people and make a conversation memorable. A nice, lighthearted remark at the right time can turn an uncomfortable, awkward moment into a more relaxed atmosphere. Humor helps us relate to each other and attract attention. Humor is a great element that can be used to build new relationships, but there can also be too much of it to where it becomes boring and simplistic. With this in mind, is it a good idea to integrate humor into your designs? What are the benefits and the disadvantages? More importantly, is there a right way to include humor in your designs? It turns out that there is in fact a place for humor in your web designs, as well as a right way and place to integrate them without going overboard.
The first and foremost objective of any web design is to attract new users and keep them coming. This means that providing a flawless and exceptional user experience should be [...]
One of the first lessons everyone learns in life is that first impressions matter. As a web designer, your websites can make their first impressions in a matter of seconds. That is all it takes for a user of the website you design to decide whether they like it or not, and whether they would ever visit your website again. Working as a web designer, thus, combines equal parts of hard coding knowledge as well as having a keen eye for beautiful design and layouts. A good web design portfolio of samples of your work is an essential piece in building your brand and establishing your reputation as a designer. This is particularly important if you are relatively new in the business of web design or if you are looking for your next gig. Even if you already have a portfolio, it is worth looking it over and revamping it from time to time to keep it looking fresh and always showcasing your best work. To help you build a stellar portfolio, we would like to establish some general guidelines [...]
Top web designers often say that their approach to web design is as much an art as it is technical. One of the most common mistakes of many beginning designers is to believe that technical skills are all that are required to make it as a web designer. While it is true that, without excellent coding and programming language skills a web designer cannot get too far, it also requires a specific set of skills that are often only acquired with many years of practice and experience. In this article, we set out to outline a few of the most important skills to add to your toolbox to become a star web designer, besides the obvious coding skills required.
One of the most important skills for expert and, especially, beginner web designers is to prepare a visual plan of their project. While many aspiring web designers might believe that their work is entirely done in the computer, this could not be further from the truth. A good practice that might save you time and help you see problems before [...]
Retro and vintage vibes are a fun new trend on everything from fashion, television, and even web design. Yes, you read that right, web design is taking a step back in time and bringing in stylistic elements evocative of generations past. But digging a little bit below the surface it is easy to see why retro and vintage inspired styles are becoming integrated into web design. One of the current trends in web design is a stripped-down approach where less is more and the focus is on the content and facilitating the user experience. With a less cluttered look, adding graphics and stylistic elements becomes a matter of choosing just a few exquisitely exceptional objects to display on your website and nothing speaks to a user as something that evokes nostalgia for a forgone era. The question is how to strike the right balance between evoking nostalgia and going overboard with a mash of retro inspired looks. Here we will go over some of the best elements to consider using in order to make [...]
To stay on top of their game, web designers must follow the latest trends in their field. Nothing could be worse for the reputation of a web designer than a website designed in 2017 with the style and functionality elements of 2005. This is why we tasked ourselves with answering the questions about what are the likely trends in web design to dominate in the near future. If you are a web designer or aspiring to become one, then this might interest you because, while it is great to be informed about the latest trends, the best outcome is that by learning about them they might ignite the spark of inspiration to think outside the box and try something new. You may even discover a better way to do things and to positively impact your own web design style and how you handle your projects. Thus, without further ado, here are the latest web design trends that will surely become pervasive, so do not miss out!
The first trend to be noted is a shift toward more minimalist design styles. [...]
If you own one or more website, or an online business, chances are that you worry about finding new alternatives to keep your website relevant and to help it stand out from among the millions of other similar websites that inhabit the Internet. Some statistics suggest that there are over six hundred million U.S. based online businesses, and that two million blog posts are published every day. This is the kind of competition your website is against every single day. What can you do to stand out among this infinite sea of blogs and websites vying for the attention of the same audience? The most obvious element to consider is your web design choice. After all, it is the first thing the visitor to your website will notice. Here the question is, should you go for a complex, flashy website, or instead choose to keep it simple? The answer depends on what you want the user experience to be.
On the one hand, flashy, attractive web design catches the eye of the visitor, but can also distract [...]
By now, you surely have heard the ubiquitous term search engine optimization, but do you know how it works and why it could help your website or online business platform? In this article, we would like to offer a brief introduction to the world of search engine optimization and how it works. Search engine optimization has come to be interpreted as a catch all term that refers to the methods employed to increase the visibility of a website after a user inputs a search engine search. As you may already know from personal experience, most users begin their searches for specific products or services right through one of the many search engines available, instead of going directly to a specific website. So, it may be a good time to ask yourself what results come up when users look for website similar to yours? To give you a little bit more context, some estimates conclude that over one thousand new WordPress posts are published every minute. By the time you are done reading this, [...]
We have just completed a website for Martin Solutions. They provide many services such as excavation, firewood processing, concrete, erosion control, septic tank installation and repair’s, bush hogging, and much more in Northern Kentucky. They can provide high quality construction services at an affordable price.
KY Creative Design has worked with David for about 4 years now, and was able to re design a website, and also do search engine optimization on their site. They wanted to showcase to their customers all the services they offer, and to allow for free estimates to make sure their customers are getting a fair quote for their construction needs.
With their growing fleet of equipment, they can guarantee that they have the right tools to get your job done right. Martin Solutions versatility and commitment to their quality workmanship has gained them a reputation in Northern Kentucky as a top-quality contractor. That is why they have so many long-term client [...]
Whether you’re starting a new website in Fort Thomas, KY or simply expanding your current company’s online presence, one of the most basic (and most important) things you’ll do is to create a website for your brand.
Creating a website, while so much easier than it used to be, with the rise of domain name and hosting sites such as Wordpress.org, and web design and development companies, it’s still no easy task to find a good domain for your website, especially with so many search engine optimization strategies.
HERE’S 5 EASY RULES TO HELP YOU GET STARTED:
Easy to type
Your domain should be easy to write. Stay away from things like. . .
- easily-confusable words, like “bare” and “bear”
- hard to spell words
- hyphenated phrases, like “good-pets-food.com”
Easy to remember
Along the same lines, your [...]
Almost every business now has their website representing their brand. It serves as an avenue to market their brand and reach out to their target audience easily and fast. The internet is a busy word where a lot of activities are carried out. However, much more advantageous to your business than having a website is designing it to be a mobile responsive one. So, you might be wondering, "what is a mobile responsive website?" "Does it mean the same as a mobile website?”The layout of a desktop version website is suitable mostly for a PC. When you visit a desktop version website on a mobile phone, the page appears all zoomed out like a mini version of how it would be on a desktop screen. You will have to zoom in to view the content, and you will not be able to load any video or Flash content on it.
When a website's design is mobile responsive, the layout or/and the content responds and adapts based on the size of the screen of the device accessing it. In other words, a mobile [...]
It is no more news that having a good and functional website is paramount to the success of every business in the current age. Whether what you offer is a service or you deal in a product, the internet, particularly through your website, remains the best way to market it. Therefore, it is not surprising that the demand for web design companies in Northern KY continue to increase as time passes by. But there lies the problem – how do you know the best company to go for in designing a website for you? Whether you are just starting or simply thinking to re-brand an already existing website, you have to be extremely cautious in deciding the web design company suitable for the job.
What you should do
Here, we try to outline some important tips you can follow in the bid to select the perfect web design company to help create your business website.
Consult as much as possible
While it is good to consider people's opinions about the web design companies they think are the best, it is [...]
Once we at Kentucky Creative Design discovered website themes and templates by Nexus Themes, we discovered one of the best theme providers in the business! We came across Nexus Themes several years ago. Before then, we struggled with many different templates and themes from a variety of other companies I was amazed by how easy they were to use! Nexus Themes provides awesome templates and themes, making a creative website easier than ever.
One of the best features offered by this company is how easy making changes is. You can make all changes to your site at the front end instead of the backend of WordPress. Instead of having customers email me out of frustration when they can't make changes, I am now able to give customers access to make their own changes to their site. Customers love the freedom they have now, without having to rely on a member of my team or me. Included as part of the standard package, I [...]
Your logo is your brand's ambassador. It represents the very essence of your business. In fact, much of what the public conceptualizes about your business depends largely on your logo. It leaves an indelible mark on the mind of the people. It is your brand's soul. As such, the success or otherwise of your business depends to a reasonable extent on your logo. As your brand identity, a good logo makes your business great and a bad one, well, just makes it worse. This is why you need a great business logo for your brand today. It makes your brand's overall marketing campaign an easier and less stressful exercise.
So, what are the templates to follow to make a great business logo? Whether you are new into the game or you are an oldie trying to repackage an already existing brand, there are some core elements you must incorporate into your efforts to make your business logo a great one.
The fact that your business logo reflects the purpose of your brand must not be [...]
As a business owner with a professional and functional website, you must have known the essence of ranking high on the search engine. Getting on the first page of Google, which is the most widely used and known search engine, is one of the best ways to optimize your investment in building a website. However, getting on the first page of Google is a herculean task, and only a few websites can enjoy such privileges.
For those that would like to get on the first page of Google and be one of the best in their chosen niche, here are five proven ways of making the first page of Google.
1. Every website page must be optimized with the right keywords
The most commonly used method of getting to the first page of Google is using keywords. Nevertheless, there is a need for you to do it in the most appropriate way by using the right keywords.
Keywords are the specific words or phrases potential clients are likely going to use when searching for a service online. For [...]
Due to financial constraints and a few other reasons, you might be wondering whether you should design your website yourself or hire a professional web designer. Nowadays, there are several online web builders that can help you build a website. However, do they function as well as a professional web designer? Can building your website yourself provide the same quality as hiring a professional web designer?
So, if you need web design in Northern Kentucky or other places, here are the things you need to consider before building the website yourself or hiring a web designer.
Can you afford to dedicate the required time to build a website?
Foremost, do you have the luxury of time required to build a website? Can you leave other things behind to concentrate on building a website? You need satisfying answers to these questions before making a decision. Based on experiences, building a good and functional website takes time and efforts. As a business owner, you might end of losing lots of [...]
For a new business or an existing one, there are innumerable things that can be used to improve sales and recognition, and owning a website is one of such. Factually, if well managed, your website is the most important investment for your business as it offers several benefits.
To further drive home the point of your website being the most important investment for your business, the following are the benefits provided by a business website:
· It is a cost-effective way to promote your business
There are different ways to promote a business, but none is as cost-effective as using a website. Without exhausting your capitals, a website provides you an opportunity to reach everybody in the nook and cranny of any place around the globe. Unlike other methods of promoting a business, a website ensures that you get an unending return on investment (ROI). Based on the importance and popularity of the internet nowadays, no business can thrive without the use [...]
Established in 1977, GoDaddy is one of the most popular web hosting and domain companies in the world. It has more than 53 million domain names under its administration. It also has some other product offerings such as e-commerce services, search engine optimization, and customized email addresses.
Everyone loves GoDaddy, and that is reasonably due to a wide range of benefits it offers over other web hosting and domain companies. In fact, its advantages outweigh its disadvantages. It is the largest domain registrar in the world and is gradually closing in on becoming the best in web hosting too.
So, to cut a long story short, why do we like GoDaddy hosting? In other words, what are the benefits/advantages of GoDaddy hosting? Check out the points below:
· Fair prices
One of the major reasons we love GoDaddy hosting is its fair prices. According to reports, the prices of GoDaddy are almost 70% lower than that of its competitors. For GoDaddy, new [...]
Search Engine Optimization is the bedrock of every quality website. It is a vital marketing strategy for every website. It unleashes the full potentials of your website by making it to be ranked higher in search engines such as Google. In addition, Search Engine Optimization improves conversions, builds response in your target audience in the social media, and invariably leads to an increase in your site's patronage. However, choosing the best SEO company for your website can be as tricky as you can imagine and this is why you need the services of the best SEO company in Northern Kentucky. Kentucky Creative Design is the best company for the SEO of every website. We help our customers to build up their business by driving more traffic, improving their search engine rankings, and pulling customers to their website.
Why we are the best
At Kentucky Creative Design, we are not packed with too many employees. Our workforce is relatively small which spells well for all our [...]
Having a functional website is extremely crucial to the success of every business. The largest business empires of this world today owe much of their continued success to having a good and functional website. It is an effective way to create awareness of your business for your target audience and showcase your products or services to the world. It is one of the most important factors determining the success of every business marketing campaign. But, all these are only possible when the website is functional and of great quality. At Kentucky Creative Design, this is our specialty. We are a premium web design company renowned for building high quality websites for businesses and individuals within and around Northern Kentucky. If you need a website of great standard to drive your business forward, we are your best option.
Why we are the best
Very reasonable charges
We charge our customers reasonably. We can offer you top-notch, professional web design at an affordable price. To [...]
The city of Fort Thomas is one of the best cities in Northern Kentucky. It is filled with a lot of businesses, both small and large, and there are healthy competitions for everyone. Kentucky Creative Design is based in the city of Forth Thomas. We are a high-quality web design and search engine optimization company that helps small businesses all across Northern Kentucky to grow by building them the best websites to promote their products and services. We are renowned for excellence and quality; thus, we are one of the best around.
Why do we love creating websites in Fort Thomas?
We are based here
This is an obvious reason. One major reason we are passionately committed to helping individuals and small businesses build websites in Fort Thomas Northern Kentucky is that we live and work in the city. We are part of the community. Our services cut across the whole of city Fort Thomas as well as other places in Northern Kentucky. We are largely recognized throughout the city for the [...]
Best web design in Fort Thomas Kentucky
Here at Kentucky Creative Design have been designing websites for over 16 years in Ft. Thomas Kentucky. We provide small business the opportunity to compete with larger companies on the web. We not only create an amazing website but also make sure it is found in the search engines. What is the point of having a website but nobody finding it. Every single page on your website we will seo optimize for google, yahoo, and bing, ensuring better chance of landing where customers can find the website.
We have designed websites for many different ft Thomas and Northern Kentucky Business. We have designed for dog trainers, pet sitters, deck cleaning companies, computer repair and much more. We take pride in what we do. We have taken websites from page 10 of Google to the number one spot countless times now. Seeing our customers get success on the internet is our number one goal. We live right here in this amazing city. Our kids [...]
The business world is highly competitive; it is the survival of the fittest. All companies try to outdo one another and stay ahead of the competition. It is therefore often hard for Northern Kentucky small businesses to grow since the big ones want to grow even further. However, this does not mean there is absolutely no room for the small businesses to grow.
With taking the right steps and putting some things in place, Northern Kentucky small businesses can rise and even challenge the dominance and supremacy of the big ones. Therefore, if you are a small business owner, whether in Northern Kentucky or any other place, you need not panic over whether your business will ever outgrow its current state.
Below are some tips for greatness which all small businesses can follow to compete with the big boys in the business world, particularly on the web.
Good branding is a good way small businesses can compete with large companies on the web. A good, [...]
Since 2003, we have been enjoying the benefits of WordPress for website design. It is the easiest to use website and blog creation tool as well as content management system (or CMS) you can get around. As the most popular blogging software in the market, more people keep gravitating towards it for designing their blogs and even websites. Perhaps, you would like to know what WordPress offers you beyond other blogging software. Well, here we outline some of the benefits of designing your site in WordPress.As earlier stated, one of the benefits of designing your site in WordPress is its undisputed ease of use. It is the most simple site creation available. Anyone can conveniently use it without necessarily possessing brilliant or exceptional technical skills because the technology behind it is so simple. WordPress also has an intuitive interface, and adding new pages, images, blog posts and other contents can be done quickly and easily. If you have the ability to [...]
Social media has over the years become increasingly important for every Northern Kentucky business venture with a website. It is almost a necessity for every business to have a strong social media presence due to a wide array of benefits it brings. Gone are those times when people would go around, call friends, etc. to know a business enterprise to deal with. Nowadays, everything happens on the internet, especially the social media. So, why is the social media extremely important to your Northern Kentucky website? Consider the benefits below:
Without a doubt, social media increases the value of your website to Google. It does this indirectly. By being on social media, your website will increase in popularity which in turn will increase its importance to Google. Social media is also important for your business website because as it shows Google that you care about being up-to-date as well as interactive with customers.
Furthermore, it indicates how bothered and [...]
The importance of having a Google My Business page cannot be overstressed. It is crucial to every business enterprise seeking to make headway and stay above the competition in their marketing campaign. A working Google Business page drives traffic to your website which results in an increase in your customer base. In other words, a functional Google My Business page can bring much success to your business, both online and offline. It makes it a lot easier for clients to find the information they desire about your business, product or service online across all kinds of device. Such information includes your hours of operation, contact information as well as directions.
Every success-oriented business enterprise must strive towards having one to move their business operations forward. Below, we try to highlight some other advantages of having a working my business page to every business organization.
1. It makes you to be found on local searches
All around the world, almost organizations and Northern KY businesses in recent times now have websites that function as their online outlets and hubs for marketing their brands, whether large or small. Their websites serve as their digital and virtual brochures giving them the opportunity to reach an even wider range of audience and clients on the international level. This is why your website is very important.
A website contains personal information which if accessed by cyber thieves and hackers can be used to perpetrate some unscrupulous acts. Hacking is not something you would want to experience. It is much more unpleasant than it sounds and this is why every website owner must prevent it at all cost.
This article highlights why good website security is a very important thing and why you should start working towards it if your website is not properly protected.As stated earlier, your website contains certain personal information which must be guarded in [...]
For better understanding, there is a need to explain the two terms – Organic search and Paid ads. Organic search simply means a natural search result that appears on the search engine page due to its relevance. These kinds of searches are not ads. On the other hands, paid ads are ads that marketers pay money to search engines and social media giants, such as Google and Facebook, to advertise their brand and website link. Most times, paid ads usually appear on top of organic searches or top right side of many of the organic searches.
Organic search results are better than paid ads for your website as well as for search engine optimization as there are many benefits they offer. A few of the reasons that make organic search results better than paid ads are:
It shows trust and credibility
Organic search results for your search engine optimization mostly believed by users of search engines to be the results of most trusted and credible business or websites. This is[...]
Search engine optimization is an important process through which you maximize the number of visitors coming to your website. This can be done by ensuring that your site tops the list of related searches on the internet. When your web design company gives you the best search engine optimization, it means your website will enjoy increase in visits.
Here are the top 5 reasons for you to ensure SEO for your website:
SEO offers a way to reach your website
Search engine optimization gives potential customers the high chance of reaching your website. When searches are conducted on the internet, a web design with good search engine optimization will always top the list of searches. When people type a keyword into the internet, they believe that the sites that top the search results have the best answer to their findings. Resultantly, it is very important that your website has the best search engine optimization for more people to reach you first.
SEO determines [...]
In recent times, the creation of websites for organizations, governmental agencies, and business is increasing. However, some businesses and organizations just create a website without knowing the importance of professional web design and the use of search engine optimization. In this article, we would discuss extensively and orientate you on the importance of having a website for your business.
Below are reasons that make having a website for your business important:
It shows the credibility of your business
A business with a good website gives customers a good impression on the credibility and reliability of such business. Web design, and search engine optimization help people whenever they are searching for products and services on the internet, and the moment they see the website of the business, what comes to their minds is the credibility of such business. Therefore, if you would like to show the credibility of your business, a website is a must-have.