Web Design & Development

Google Site Search Will Soon Be Dead, Good Riddance

Not long ago, Google decided to stop providing yet another of their beloved niche products. (Yes, I’m still bitter about the death of Google Reader.) Google Site Search is on the chopping block for complete end of operations by April fools day, 2018. The transition is going to be difficult, but really, it’s for the best. What is […]

Building A Diverse Team: Oneupweb Introduces First Female Developer

In the male-dominated tech industry, one in four web developer jobs are held by women. Oneupweb has been developing websites for almost 20 years and, though we’re a company that prides itself on maintaining a diverse workforce, we’ve never met that industry-standard male-to-female ratio … until today! Oneupweb is so proud to introduce our newest […]

The Best E-Commerce Platform For Your Business: A Woocommerce v. Magento Showdown

In your search for the best e-commerce platform, there’s no doubt you’ve come across both Magento and Woocommerce. These incredibly robust software platforms are built for housing online catalogs. Both have matured to a point where, feature by feature, they offer nearly identical functionality. Both platforms can produce the same user experience. Both have easy-to-use administration […]

Google Doubles Down on Mobile-First. Are You Ready?

It’s no secret that more internet users are finding information and entertainment on their mobile devices. In fact, the number of Google searches performed on mobile devices exceeded desktop searches back in March 2015! Google recently announced that it will be rolling out a new mobile-first index. What exactly does this mean? It means that […]

Wireframes: For Websites That Serve the Human OS

First impressions are tough. Your website has 1/20th of a second for users to make a judgment, and if it passes that test, you have less than eight seconds to get them what they want. The challenge is striking that delicate balance of giving them all the information they want, but not overwhelming the user […]

A Need for Speed: The Truth about Page Load Time

Think about the last time you were shopping on the internet. If you were looking for something specific, chances are you bounced around from site to site a bit to find the perfect item. But what made you bounce? Forty-seven percent of web users say that they’ll leave a site if it doesn’t load in […]

Sitemaps 101: An Introduction to Sitemapping Your Website

No question. You need a sitemap. Seriously. If your website has more than a handful of pages, you should have one. Wait—let me rephrase, you NEED ONE. Oh, and don’t get this graphical sitemap confused with the xml sitemap, which is a file of xml code you keep on your website in order to keep […]

The Importance of a Style Guide

Style guides, also known as brand books or manuals, are a vital marketing tool. That might sound biased and exaggerated, but they really are very important. They typically include information on logos, color, typography, imagery, and sometimes on the brand mission, tone and voice; each item is clearly explained with examples on how to use […]

Turn Presentations into Working Sessions

A mistake designers can often make (and I’m certainly guilty of this) is walk into a client presentation, present your concepts and just sit back and wait for feedback. Why do we waste such a valuable opportunity? It’s not every day that you get to talk or meet with your client one on one and […]

Our Web Design Process/Philosophy

At Oneupweb we work with a wide range of industries and client types, which all have different needs, challenges, goals and experiences. What we’ve learned from them over the past couple of years is the process shouldn’t and can’t be the same for everyone. Now we still go through the basic design process, discover, define, […]

Do You Really Need a Home Button on Your Website?

The answer may be unsatisfying: it depends entirely on your audience. But, chances are you probably don’t. First, let it be addressed; for a majority of websites, there must be a path ‘home’ but, where the debate rages regards exactly what that path should be. In the year 2000, Steve Krug published Don’t Make Me […]

Giving Back :: Battle of the Books

The passion to give back to the community has always been a driving motive in the Oneupweb atmosphere. Through a connection made possible by one of our amazing clients Leadstar, which is an experienced leadership development firm, Oneupweb was given the opportunity to sponsor Battle of the Books. We donated our time and expertise to […]