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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 […]

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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 […]

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The Beginner’s Guide to How Responsive Web Design Works

Responsive web design is all the rage. It’s the bee’s knees, the crème de la crème, the top dog, the alpha and omega—well you get the point—responsive design is really important. So much so, that Google is smacking down non-responsive websites. But knowing that your website needs to be responsive isn’t enough. And, though I […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Is an App More Important Than Your Website?

It’s a common question: should I invest more in an app or put those resources to work on a mobile-ready website? The answer: it depends. You’ve no doubt seen this statistic by now: More Google searches take place on mobile devices than on computers in 10 countries, including the US and Japan. It’s a pretty […]

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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 […]

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3 Tips for Improved Readability: Are People Actually Reading Your Content?

Let’s start off by saying—probably not. Not in the traditional sense, at any rate. It’s a common Internet myth: the notion that people actually read on the web. They don’t, at least not very often. Usually, they skim pages, looking for words that might pique their interest. If they’re interested enough, they’ll take the time […]

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