Monthly Archives: August 2016

How to Know it’s Time to Change Your Website

Just like every other aspect of technology, web design trends change. Along with changing trends, there are other factors that should persuade you to invest in a website change. In today’s world of online shopping and turning to the internet for answers, it’s important that your website is up-to-date and ready to go against any competitors. Saving money and time to make this change will benefit your website in the long-run. For your benefit, I’ve mapped out the various areas that indicate it’s time for a change!


The User Experience Indicators:

Not getting the results you want or need is a major reason. For example, if the desired result of your website is to raise awareness about a specific issue but your design is causing the content to load too slow, the design needs to be made more user-friendly. A long loading period will increase your bounce rate, therefore making the content less effective.

Other user friendly practices include creating filters and easy navigation, offering helpful and appealing images, and if there’s a checkout option, making the process a smooth one is key for ecommerce websites.

Another common issue is the complete opposite. While the loading time is fast, you could have too much content. Too much content has a way of hiding the most important facts and visitors can lose interest quickly. You would rather pull them in with the most relevant and informative content than overwhelm them with content that doesn’t benefit them or your goal.

The Branding Indicators:

If your branding or purpose has changed, so should your website. Many are looking at the website first before going further with a company or organization, and if your website doesn’t embody your values, you can miss out on potential customers or followers.

Even the smallest change can have an impact. An example is the website One of Huemor’s recent changes was its URL. Just by changing their domain to a top-level-domain helped to strengthen their brand. Even if there isn’t a major issue, there’s always room for some improvement or a beneficial change!

The SEO Indicators:

For search engine optimization purposes, keeping your website fresh and unique is always best practice. If you notice a change in your rankings, look into what factors are contributing to that. Whether it’s design, content or another SEO issue, it needs to be addressed.

Keywords, links, title tags, and meta descriptions also play a role. Utilize an SEO tool like Moz to see if your problem is stemming from there.


Let these areas be your deciding factor when considering making some changes to your website. Take the time to get into users’ shoes, learn what it is they’re looking for, and take note if your website is accomplishing that or not.

Since I already made a reference to Huemor, follow them on Dribbble for some inspiration before your redesign!

Office Renovation Tips and Ideas

office renovationOne idea I wanted to start with was advice on how to manage your work-life balance. If working conditions aren’t ideal, how can you be expect ideal result? For this post, I gathered up a list of tips for you to look out for if you’re planning on renovating your office space. There’s a lot to cover, but I think these points will cover the most significant areas to consider for your office renovation.

  1. Accent and personalize the office! Of course, having a clean and efficient space to work is an obvious priority. However, that goal doesn’t have to be synonymous with stuffy; stylizing with eccentric accent pieces around the office might enhance a more relaxed atmosphere.
  2. Consider your office’s color scheme in relation to your brand. What kind of image do you want to convey to employees and potential clients?
  3. Aside from office decor, how else can your office be improved? How’s your office’s HVAC system? Obviously, you’re going to want you and your employees to be comfortable indoors. If you don’t regularly keep things in check, your HVAC system might be vulnerable without you realizing it. Look at a company like the BP Group for HVAC New York services.
  4. Find inspiration on the web. If you’re just not sure what direction you should take your office decor, take to the internet! Pinterest, for example, is one area that offers plenty of ideas and images that might inspire you.
  5. If you need to work from home, make sure your home office is just as professional as your actual office. Being at home opens up a lot of potential for distractions, so prepare your home work space to be as efficient as possible so that you don’t miss a beat.
  6. Invest in new windows, if necessary. Windows (obviously) allow natural light to enter the office, which is a nice contrast to potentially headache-inducing and unappealing fluorescent bulbs. The more windows, the better! Make sure to look into insulated options to best control heating costs within the office.
  7. Keep the office and workspaces neat and organized. This one’s a given, but it’s important to note regardless. There are many ways to do this, but at the end of the day, the overall cleanliness of an office reflects on the company’s reputation.

So, that’s all I have for now. Some of these office renovation points might be obvious, but I hope you found something that was helpful to you. I’m going to wrap this up with a video with some more office decor and renovating tips: