Are you DIY-ing your website? If you are there are some things you might want to do before officially launching your website.Read More
If you have a website, your home page is probably the most visited page therefore making it one of the most important. You want to make sure you’re giving your web visitors the right amount of information, so they know what you do, who you are, what you offer and so on. Your home page should be an easy hub for the rest of the pages on your website.Read More
When it comes to designing your website, I know it can get overwhelming trying to decide on which template to use. I would highly recommend you choose a template that allows you to have Index Pages. Index Pages are extremely versatile when it comes to designing your website.
Not many people take advantage of this beautiful option that Squarespace has for its users that’s due to the lack of knowledge of how to use them! Not to worry, though I am going to explain what Index Pages are and how to use them!
WHAT ARE INDEX PAGES?
Index pages allow you to have multiple pages in one page. There are different styles of index pages depending on the template that you’re using.Read More
1. DESIGNING TAKES TIME
Designing a website requires my full undivided attention. There’s a lot of preparation that goes before designing a website. Once those two weeks roll around I want to make sure everything is in place in order for me to fully focus on designing my client’s website.
Most of the time when I start a new web design project it’ll be a blank canvas. Meaning the client has compiled some website inspiration that they liked but that’s about it. It’s really up to me to play around with styling and customizing to create the style and feel they’re going for.Read More
Is your website optimized to its full capacity in order for it to load fast for your visitors? Your website visitors won’t be waiting for your site to load, in fact most visitors expect your site to load in two seconds or less. Slow speeds kill conversions. Making sure that your website is up to its top speed can also help your SEO. The internet robots love a fast loading website, see let me explain. When someone searches for something on Google, Google does what it does best and crawls all the websites on the internet to search for the most relevant content for you. If your site is slow you’re most likely to stay behind and not be shown at the top. I want to share two tips with you all that will help your website load faster which will make your website visitors and the internet robots happy, it’s a win-win!Read More
Ok. Let’s get something straight, your website is your businesses online home. It is the first impression many potential clients will have. So, you’ve got to make it worth it. Adding a pixelated photo of you and your dog back in 2005 is not going to cut it. I mean your dog might bring you extra points, but you need to stay on brand with your business. Have a professional headshot of yourself in a familiar setting with what you do whether you sell products or services.Read More
I’m sure we all know that analytics are super important but are you taking advantage of them? Squarespace has built in analytics for its users and it honestly can’t get better than that. Although it sounds boring ehhh “analytics”, it might be the best thing ever (no joke). You’re able to see the amount of traffic you’re getting on your website, where it’s coming from, how much traffic is coming from that source, your most popular content and SO much more. It’s absolutely amazing and it’s extremely important that you start becoming familiar with the Analytics Tab on your Squarespace Dashboard because I guarantee you it will become your best friend. It certainly has become mine I can tell you that much along with Google Analytics (but that’s a whole other monster, in a good way)!Read More
Don’t be fooled by its name, there are multiple ways that you can use cover pages for. That’s something that I love about Squarespace that you can really make anything happen for your website you just have to think creatively. I am going to be showing you 3 pretty awesome (at least in my opinion) ways to use Squarespace Cover Pages.
First off how do you even create a “Cover Page”? It’s easy, go ahead and click on Pages > plus sign in the top right corner > Find Cover PageRead More
Loom have you heard of it? If you haven’t it’s a free screen and video recording software that you should be taking advantage of (no affiliate links whatsoever) it’s literally free! I have used it time and time again with my clients once I’m done with their two week website.Read More
Web Design Launch for Coastal Coyote Creative.
PHASE I: DESIGN INSPIRATION
The design inspiration behind Coastal Coyote was done with simplicity in mind. The owners Katie and Bailey were looking for a classic website that expressed bohemian, sophistication as well as desert and sea vibes. Their vision was clear and concise which made the design inspiration that much smoother.Read More
A moodboard is also known as an inspiration board that helps you visualize what your client wants and the feel that they are going for in either their brand or web design project. For the most part moodboards are digital collages of inspiration to convey the mood of a particular brand or website.Read More
Sometimes you want things you just don’t have. Squarespace has great style editor options depending on the template you’re using, but sometimes there’s a small tweak you wish you could do but the style editor doesn’t allow. Well thank goodness for CSS right?! I want to share some of my favorite quick CSS tricks you can use on your Squarespace website.Read More
As a business owner, building trust with your audience should be a top priority. I mean ultimately you want them to trust you enough to either buy a product or service, right? So building trust right off the bat is a huge must. There are some key things you can add to your website in order to build trust with your clients.Read More
This question tends to get asked a lot and I’m here to answer it once and for all! When you go shopping do you tend to you to new shops or the regular places you shop at? Most people will say the latter. You obviously go to the shops you’re familiar with because you’ve been there before and you’re comfortable with their prices, correct?Read More
Depending on the services or products that you provide having a FAQ section on your Squarespace website might be beneficial to have. I love this as this can avoid from getting a ton of emails from different clients asking the same questions. You have the questions already on your website for your clients to easily access. When I was thinking about creating a FAQ section for my Squarespace website I automatically thought of having a dropdown type of style toRead More
When it came down to choosing a template for my website I decided to go with the Five template. Why, you ask? It’s simple, the Five template is one of the most customizable that Squarespace offers. If you’re looking for serious customization for your website, you might want to go with the Five template. I want to dive into the versatility of the Five template and why I decided to go with it.Read More
If you’re a business owner or creative entrepreneur who is looking to get their website designed, you probably know that creating your own website can go from dreamy to it being a total nightmare. You might be going the DIY route because you want to save money or because you have some knowledge of what it takes to design a website. I want to give the rest of you that really don’t have an idea of whether you should be hiring a web designer reasons why it’s imperative to get one.Read More
Is your website screaming for a do-over? You might be too busy to take care of it yourself, but it doesn’t mean you should just neglect the fact that your website is a total flop compared to your business. It’s important to have a cohesive overall brand and having a well-designed website is part of showing your clients what you have to offer them. I want to share with you five reasons why it’s time for a new redesigned website.Read More