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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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Whitespace or Dead Space: Beware the Horror Vacui of Web Design

Snakes, tarantulas, small enclosed spaces, the tallest heights, the blackest nights and whitespace. Some fears are so great that they have plagued mankind for centuries. Whitespace may seem like an odd addition to this list, but I have seen many savvy business men/women fall prey to the horror vacui—the fear of empty space. Don’t fear […]

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7 Simple Tips to Make Your “About Us” Page Shine

In terms of traffic and popularity among users, the “About Us” page is second only to the “Homepage,” but it often neglected—rarely updated and lacking in the content that users crave. Your “About Us” page must be one of the strongest pages on your website. It must have a strong story that tells users who […]

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Cherryland Electric Cooperative and Oneupweb Team Up

“Oneupweb went well above and beyond and gave us back an online presence that truly captures the spirit of our organization” We are excited to announce the launch of the redesigned website for Cherryland Electric Cooperative. Cherryland is a member-owned electric utility that serves over 33,000 members in Leelanau, Grand Traverse, Benzie, Kalkaska, Wexford, and […]

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5 Web Design Trends Emerging, Fall 2014

The web just exploded. OK, I exaggerate. But it hasn’t even been a year since I wrote “8 Sizzling Hot Web Design Trends for 2014” and here I am again, just seven months later with five new web design trends that are shaking up how we interact on the web. Images keep getting bigger, webpages […]

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33 Web Design Terms You Need to Know

HTML, CSS, CTA, RSS, RGB—it’s easy to be confused by the myriad of terms floating around the web. But, when it comes to designing and managing your website the more familiar you are with the jargon the better prepared you are to communicate with your team. For this reason we have compiled 33 need-to-know terms […]

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5 Lessons the World Cup Teaches Us About SEO & Digital Marketing

For the World Cup-crazed fans out there, here’s a lesson you can really grab hold of. But only if you’re a goalie, otherwise it’s a handball. So try trapping it with your chest, or header it to one of your strikers. OK, that’s enough… Don’t Obsess Over Rankings Just like sports fans obsess over World […]

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10 Stock Photo Clichés that are Decimating Your Credibility

Thematically overdone stock photography has landed front-and-center on important web pages, seemingly filtering up from the unknown depths of the web. Perhaps, the proliferation of poor-quality stock photos has to do with convenience: just how easy they are to find, purchase and use. And, for the busy individual who doesn’t have a lot of time, […]

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Oneupweb Webinar: Optimizing Site Navigation for Conversion

Site navigation is more than just a directional guide. Designed properly, it’s a critical marketing tool. Optimized site navigation reinforces personal value, communicating relevance, establishing brand authority and personalizing user experience. Navigation design based on market research and customer data means stronger site performance, improved lead qualification, increased conversion rates and more. On Friday, March […]

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19 Signs Your Website Sucks & What to Do about It

Let’s get real about websites and the web in general. It’s not as easy as it looks. I know it. You know it. It’s certainly not that easy to have a great website. It takes a whole lot of work to design, implement and maintain. Websites are hard. But, here’s the thing: websites are important. […]

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