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Graphic Designer & Website Designer Tips

As a website designer and graphic designer, I love sharing great tips and tools that make designing easier. As part of my website design services, I train clients on how to update their websites or to do their own SEO (search engine optimization), so I post many of these tips for my clients to train them how to use Wix and other tools to keep their website up-to-date. Keeping websites current is the best way to get found and to keep people coming back to your website. 
 

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New fonts in Wix Website Editor

Wix just announced the release of 20 new fonts, see the above examples, giving their CMS a total of 96 fonts total to choose from. I am glad to see Futura and Futura Light. I'd like to see even more san serifed fonts, and the ability to embed our own Google Fonts if desired to provide even more variety, as I tend to have a few favorites I use often and would like to expand on those. When I design websites for my clients, I like to find a font that matches their company's personality, so the more fonts the merrier!

Downloading YouTube Videos - A Great Tool!

2019 Update: These tools typically disappear, probably due to copywrite and other issues. So I have removed my suggestions below. Hopefully you can get the original video! It would be nice if YouTube/Google would allow for transfer of videos to different accounts, but until then... good luck finding the footage! That's why it's good to put video up on your OWN site, just so you have it down the road. Original post: Sometimes I have clients like restaurants come to me and they have videos that have been posted on YouTube by their staff or customers, but they don't have a YouTube account for themselves. So I will setup a business YouTube Channel for their restaurant or business, and then we ca

Hiding Wix pages from Google

I occassionally have a client ask how they can "hide" a page from their website menu as well as in the Google results. In Wix, you setup a page to be "hidden" from the menu, but this alone will not also hide it from Google's search results. If you want a page to be hidden from Google (so Google doesn't link to the page in it's search results,) Wix has made it easy for this to be done, it just needs a second step beyond just hiding the page from the menu. Here's how you can hide a page on your Wix website from Google search results (or any search engine, for that matter!): Click on your pages dropdown, click on the settings icon (three dots in circle) next to the page name. Then click on the

Good User Experience on Websites

I came across this post about user experience, and thought it was good to share. To summarize: 8 Things My Mom Taught Me About UX 1. Make your site’s goal clear What is it you do? What do you want the user to do? Buy a product, get an estimate for a service? 2. Define terms Don't use technical terms, acronyms, acrostics, and other shorthands without explaining to the common user. 3. Design for different ways of approaching websites Keep it simple, don't use things like text that appears upon rollover. Make dropdown menus easy to use (if you use them at all). 4. Be careful with copy on the homepage Don't repeat yourself, vary your copy, bold or enlarge important text, tell a story. 5. M

McAfee Wix Website Warnings

I build a lot of websites on the Wix platform, and it has come to my attention that the Wix websites are getting identified by the McAfee software as having Minimal Risk – so when users search on Google using Internet Explorer on their PCs, they see a small warning yellow triangle with an Exclamation point next to their website's Google listing (see screenshot examples and key). The websites are all purely informational site with information, so they should not pose any risk. It appears that McAfee identifies all Wix websites as having Minimal Risk by default, though I'm not certain what is causing this. I find this odd, as I've been moving clients away from Wordpress due to it's constant s

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