SMR Website Design Blog

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CHOOSING A WEBSITE DESIGN FOR YOUR BUSINESS IS ACTUALLY EASY
- by John Johnson

Jan 25, 2017
Choosing a website design for your website whether it a personal website or a commercial one that is going to bring in business for you is not too tough provided ...

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How To Grow Your Business Online
- by Frank Camuglia

Jan 22, 2017
Your website is the most important marketing tool in your tool box. You should think of it as your online business card or brochure.

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Why Do I Need an SSL Certificate For My Website?
- by Frank Camuglia

Dec 27, 2016
Security and better privacy are factors that Google has looked into to decide whether to include HTTPS/SSL certificates into their ranking factors ...

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How Much Should A Website Cost?
- by Frank Camuglia

Nov 25, 2016
This is one of the hardest questions I have to answer when asked. Why? Simply because there are so many factors involved, it is hard to give just a general price.

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Freelance Isn't Free Act
- by Frank Camuglia

Nov 11, 2016
In a truly historic moment, New York City became the first city in the nation to protect freelance workers against client nonpayment on October 27, 2016.

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Website Rentals?
- by Frank Camuglia

Sept 21, 2016
A few months ago, after losing a potential client due to the average price quote of a website I gave them, I began to brainstorm on how I could improve this situation.

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You Don't Have To Do It Yourself
- by Kim English

Sept 3, 2016
As a GenXer, I recall the onset of the video game frenzy in the ‘80s, the first generation Atari games, and the marvel of new technology ...

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Change Happens
- by Kathy Marcino

Aug 27, 2016
Whether you’re a professional looking to switch careers, a manager trying to figure out how to ease your team into accepting new policies, or a stay at home mom ...

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Biggest Mistakes Of DIY Websites
- by SMRWD

Aug 20, 2016
Many small businesses and entrepreneurs looking for websites try at first to do it themselves

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TWITTER’S POTENTIAL FOR BUSINESS
- by Aine Mc Manamon

Aug 12, 2016
It still surprises me today that so many businesses out there do not realize the potential Twitter can have for their business.

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What Can A Professional Web Designer Do That I Can't?
- by SMRWD

Aug 2, 2016
Having a nice looking site is fine, but if it is not SEO friendly, the design could work against you....

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It's Not Me, It's You
- by kathy Marcino

July 12, 2016
Have you ever said the exact same thing to 2 different people and got 2 different answers? Ever wonder, “Why did she say that?” or “Why did he react that way?” They’re not trying to make you mad (well?…), they just “heard” you differently. We know the best way for us to communicate is by using the same “language.”

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Convincing A Client To Change
- by Frank Camuglia

July 24, 2016
A long time client of mine has decided on doing his third re-design. At the time of his first website, he had definite ideas on what he wanted and how to accomplish it. That first site was a tough task in getting him on board with what works and what does not, and I will admit, I lost most of that battle.

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Adobe Portfolio: An Easy Website Maker
- by frank camuglia

July 14, 2016
With the new release from Adobe, their portfolio website maker is a great tool for anyone who does not know how to code and may need a nice looking Portfolio Website.

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MATERIAL DESIGN
- by frank camuglia

July 4, 2016
We have all seen Material Design being used, mostly on every Google product and app. Up until recently, I have not really bought in to Material Design. That was until I decided to design with it.

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Is It Worth It To Keep Your Web Designer Under Retainer?
- by frank camuglia

June 4, 2016
What is meant by keeping your website under retainer?
“Simply, by keeping your web designer under a retainer, you are paying a low monthly fee to maintain, update, and run your website.”

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Have you tried blisk?
- by frank camuglia

May 31, 2016
Blisk is a web browser built for web designers and developers. This amazing tool will let you view your website, (or any website for that matter) in a desktop format, tablet format(multiple tablet models available), and mobile phone format (multiple phone models available).

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A Weekend Away From Being Connected?
- by frank camuglia

May 28, 2016
So after a very busy couple of weeks with new websites, logos, and updates, I decided that this Memorial Day Weekend I would unplug myself from work and social media. A lot of articles I read from different sources all say that this will benefit you.

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Apps for web design
- by frank camuglia

May 25, 2016
As a web designer with a moderate to large client base, I am always looking for apps and services to help me be more efficient and service my clients quickly. So here are some of the apps I use to accomplish this.

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Advantage of Bootstrap
- by frank camuglia

November 27, 2016
Here are a few advantages of a website built on the Bootstrap platform. Did you know that Bootstrap was created from some developers at Twitter? It was originally used as a tool to help developers do quick mock-ups and such and work together on.

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My first collaboration
- by frank camuglia

March 16, 2016
To be honest, I was a little hesitant at first. As a designer, it is a tough enough task to help a client understand design standards and elements that make a working design, let alone doing it with a go between.

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