Web Design & Development

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

Magento and Woocommerce are incredibly robust software platforms 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 interfaces. Both can be extended to support all sorts of custom applications. So if you’re at […]

Holiday Design: Classy, Not Childish

How companies can create professional holiday design that still captures the spirit of youthful imperfection. As you drive down the road on a snowy December day, you find yourself seeing the bright smiling faces of carefully but sloppily made snowmen and the warm colors of soft lights begrudgingly thrown across small porches. The classic imagery […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

Healthcare and Digital Marketing: The Context of Content 

Healthcare decision-making begins with a search online, and hospitals and healthcare organizations need prospective patients to find relevant content that the consumer feels was written for them. That type of relevancy and efficiency is what drives patients and prospective patients to convert. The age of consumer-driven healthcare is here, and healthcare organizations that succeed in […]

Upcoming Content: The State of Our Art–Future of SEO

It’s hard to tell where you’re going if you don’t know where you’ve been. I’m paraphrasing James Burke, science historian, but it’s a truism. Oneupweb has gone many places in its 20-year history. We started in 1996 as a web design shop. We quickly shifted focus into search engine optimization. As the industry evolved, we […]

8 Modern Design Trends in Blog Design for 2015

For a long time I have been frustrated with the design of blogs. They seem overly busy, overwhelming, even. Larger blogs quickly bloat and explode with unregulated sidebars filled with myriad categories, archives, search bars and artifacts of all make and measure. So, what do you do with all that “stuff” when people come to […]