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How to Provide Feedback To A Web Designer

First, the TL;DR version …

So you’ve hired a professional designer for your new website. Maybe this is your first time doing so, or maybe you’ve experienced a few issues in the past when working with designers and that’s why you’re here. I’ve been delivering handcrafted websites for over 20 years now, and these are my top 5 tips on how to provide excellent feedback to your designer so that your project is successful.

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  • How to Choose the Right Images for Your Website

    Contrary to popular internet “statistics”, there is no research to back up that humans process visuals 60,000 times faster than text (and here’s a fun blog post that exposes this), but there is a legit body of research that points to the fact that visual cues help us to better retrieve and remember information.

    “The research outcomes on visual learning make complete sense when you consider that our brain is [...]

    How to Solve the Problems with Your DIY Website

    They all told you that you needed a website. If you had one, you could show off your business, explain what you do, and hopefully, attract more clients. You thought it would be easy. After all, content management systems like WordPress and website builders like Wix should make the process more doable, right?

    That brings up a question for many people who have made their own do-it-yourself website: Why isn’t my website doing what it’s [...]

    Think DIY logo generators are a good idea?

    You may wonder how a professional designer would even know there is such a thing as DIY logo generators. It’s kind of like how you know snakes exist. They’re out there, hiding under rocks and such and you know if you go messing with them there’s a chance you’ll get bit. 

    Actually, I found out about this latest design atrocity via social media channels. Someone actually shared a link to a new logo generator site [...]

    Guidelines For Being a Great Design Client

    You may be looking to have someone build your first website or you may have hired a designer before, but were left a little in the dark during the whole process. Here at JV Media Design (JVM Design) we’ve spent many years helping clients through the process and educating potential clients as to how they can be a part of ensuring a successful website design or redesign project.

    A key thing to remember, is that [...]

    Your small business website: It’s not about what you like best.

    Over the years, I’ve worked with a wide variety of small service-based businesses. Before actually working with them, I would say that an average of about 80% of those businesses initially misunderstand the fact that their business website should not be created for them personally

    Investing in your website is not like shopping.

    Every small business owner is concerned about their bottom line and there’s nothing wrong with that. One [...]

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