If you’ve ever tried visiting a website on your smart phone or tablet that wasn’t optimized for mobile use, you know how frustrating the experience can be. Website elements like navigation, hover-triggered features, sliders, flash script, and small buttons can quickly deter mobile users from spending time on your website. An alarming numbers of website users are now viewing websites on their smart phones and tablets, especially when they’re searching for quick information like hours of operation, business location, services, directory information, and more. Also, if you’re running any ads through social media websites or Google AdWords, those ads seen on mobile devices will direct your users to your poorly-optimized website and will affect your ad conversions and waste your ad budget. Some businesses will hire agencies to create a completely different website just for mobile, but this can quickly…
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By Joe Malouff, Director of Website Design/Development At Fruition, we check a number of factors when we are optimizing a website for search. On that checklist is page speed, which Google announced as a ranking factor in 2010. High-resolution images can greatly impact page speed, and with advances in display technology such as retina displays and other HiDPI displays, high-resolution images can improve how audiences view websites. It’s a catch-22: Google wants pages to load quickly, but also wants users to have the best experience on a site as possible. This, for retina-display users, would mean all images would display in their high-resolution formats, which would slow down the site’s load time. Site Speed as a Ranking Factor Originally Google said site speed as a ranking factor would affect very few queries, but we have found it to have a significant impact on a…
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By Todd Atkins The bane of every web developer‘s existence. The hacker’s wet dream. The worst browser ever. Period. Few pieces of software (outside of viruses and tojans) have ever reached infamous legendary status like Internet Explorer 6. Microsoft has finally admitted that it unleashed an unspeakable evil on the world and launched The Internet Explorer 6 Countdown to seek out and destroy its creation. How Many People Still Live in the Past? Microsoft hasn’t come out and publicly admitted what a horrible failure IE 6 was. But spin the IE6 Countdown effort anyway you’d like, it’s a clear confession and repentance. At the time of this writing, 7.9% of the world is still using IE 6. Most of those users are in China and South East Asia. However, 1.3% of US internet surfers are still using it. Microsoft’s goal…
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Think that you have a perfect website plan but is still lacking behind in a design. Now what to do? Depending on your idea and budget there are many options available for you. Either you can design it by yourself or can hire a professional for help, according to later being a better choice as investing in a website designing is a long term investment and can be fruitful in future. Website Design and Development
Since 1984, Kitchens by Wedgewood has been serving Denver, Colorado, and the surrounding areas with fine cabinetry and remodeling services. But moving into the 21st century, Kitchens by Wedgewood had to create a presence on the web that reflected their approach to custom-designed kitchen and bathroom spaces. This simple website design was meant to highlight the spectacular designs and fine craftsmanship of their business and give customers the information they needed to purchase a brand new kitchen right away.
Amonix is the leading designer and manufacturer of CPV solar power systems for commercial use. Amonix has been an industry leader in the manufacturing of commercial solar power technology for over 20 years, and they needed a way to inform the public and industry leaders about their ongoing efforts to improve existing technologies. This bold web design by Fruition, highlights Amonix as a pivotal player in the solar power marketplace and gives members of the public quick access to information about the company and the solar panel manufacturing process.
One of the most trusted roofers in the Denver area, Campbell Beard Roofing needed a way to inform the public about their services, display their quality work, and attract new customers. This web design gives customers easy-to-use navigation and quick access to the services Campbell Beard Roofing has to offer. And the search engine optimized text on the site helps local residents find the website more easily, giving Campbell Beard Roofing more customers.
Golfzing is a great place for avid golfers to gather online, join discussion groups, get expert advice, access news about upcoming events, and book local tee times at discount rates. More than serving as an information hub, Golfzing needed to build a custom solution where users could login, create their own profiles, and interact through social tools on the site. Fruition was able to build a solution that fit their needs with ease and finesse. This web design incorporates not only the social elements of the experience, but does so in a way that is easy-to-use and adds to the user experience of each new member.
Stewart Werner is a skilled trial lawyer working in the Texas Panhandle and South Plains area. When he needed a way to get accurate information about his law practice to the public, he turned to Fruition to build a site that fit his needs. The Werner Law Offices website provides users with easy access to the information they need to make legal decisions and access Werner’s extensive experience and knowledge of trial law. Because of Fruition’s design, Werner is able to create a presence on the web and connect with future clients.
The design of the Murphy Plastic Surgery site is meant to be soothing and build trust between Dr. Murphy and potential patients. Dr. Murphy serves the Denver area and chose to build a site so that he could provide the public with information about plastic surgery, give them access to his services, and dispel some myths about plastic surgery in general. This design represents Dr. Murphy’s goals, giving potential patients a way to get information on plastic surgery in a frank and straight-forward way, helping him build a relationship of trust with anyone seeking more information.