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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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What font is this?

As a Denver Web Designer, I have a lot of clients who give me websites that they like for inspiration when I'm designing – I love to see what people like vs. don't like, whether it's colors, fonts, graphics, or imagery. Often times, they refer me to a site that they like a font (typeface) on, and, if they do, I can use this great Chrome extension tool that helps Identify fonts on any website. Download the WhatFont Chrome Extension » WhatFont from Chrome, is a great tool that let's you click on the "WhatFont" on any page, then simply click on the font that you want to ID, and it will popup a window that shows what font the website is using. Here's a screenshot of how it works:

Compressing Images for Wix Website Designs

Want to compressing Images for your Website Design? Keeping images small helps with general SEO and download times for your site. Here is a good tool for compressing Images for Wix Website Designs – ShortPixel allows you to select from three different compression levels so you can pick the smallest file with the best resolution desired. The tool is free for up to 100 images a month, or you can subscribe for $4.99 for 5000 a month. I use Adobe Photoshop for my compression, which seems to work even better for me as I can view it on the fly, BUT not everyone has the Photoshop subscription – yeah, you can't buy it anymore :( – so if you don't want to subscribe to Adobe, this is a relatively quic

Optimizing Wix Images for Page Speed

As a Wix Web Designer, I find that optimizing your images to their used size IS very helpful with page speed, Wix doesn't do the best job at optimizing the images for best page load time. Below is a screenshot of a quick example from Google's Page Speed Insights tool (developers.google.com/speed/pagespeed/insights) that shows a before/after score. I increased my Page Speed score by simply reducing the size and optimizing 6 small images on my homepage. This was just a simple change, but my score improved by 3 points (65 to 68/100). I will optimize the rest of the images it suggests as well to help improve my page speed even more. While in Wix we can't control or change a lot of the speed

Is Wix Good for SEO?

Yes, Wix is GREAT for SEO (Search Engine Optimization) There have been many nay-sayers over the years that argue that Wix is bad for SEO, but this is simply untrue. I've had great success with Wix websites (like my own SEO Hero Wix website) performing very well with SEO – this SEO Hero Wix website I created beat out hundreds of competing SEO experts around the world on other platforms who wanted to win Wix's $50K SEO Hero contest! Read more about the SEO Hero Contest » Yes, that means my Wix-built website beat hundreds of other websites using Wordpress and other platforms to try to get to the top for "SEO hero" keywords to win the contest. As I'm a SEO Wix expert, I simply built good conten

The Trout Mermaids - Book Illustrations

In my freetime, I love to draw and paint with watercolor. I've been working on illustrating a children's book about Trout Mermaids, which are miniature freshwater mermaids who hang out with trout and other underwater creatures, and help clean up our rivers. Below is one of the images in the series for the book. Click here to view all of my Trout Mermaid Illustrations » The Trout Mermaids Book illustration series includes a variety of Trout such as Rainbow Trout, Cutthroat Trout and other species. Entomology will be introduced as well, explaining all of the underwater life in our rivers, streams, ponds and lakes.

Wix Website Social Preview Image

Wix Websites on Social Media – The Facebook Share Image As a Wix Website Designer, I often get this question from clients or potential customers: "How can I customize my social preview image that shows up in Facebook when I share my website?" When you share your Wix website on Facebook and other social media channels, it will use a "Social Share Image" as a preview image. By default it will simply take a random image from your page, so if you want to control this or even use a screenshot of your website rather than just an image, you need to setup the Facebook Share Image. This Facebook Share Image is located in your Social settings in Wix. 1. To find this, to go to your Wix editor 2. In Top

High Resolution Wix Favicons

Are your Wix website's icons showing up blurry on iPhones, Droids or other mobile devices? In addition to adding a Favicon to your Wix website, there is also a way to make sure that your Wix website design uses a high resolution icon on iPhones, Droids, and other devices. Just uploading a high resolution PNG or JPG (800x800px), using Wix's Favicon setting is not enough – you also need to add some Meta Tag code to tell devices where to find the high resolution icon in the Wix Editor. Here is how it is done, below: 1. Open your Site Editor, then Site Manager (found under "Site" in top menu) 2. Click the SEO tab. 3. Enter the following code under Header Code - Meta Tags: <link rel="apple-tou

Wix SEO

Wix SEO is all about using the tools that the Wix platform provides to create a well optimized website that features good keywords in the page titles, descriptions, page content and image alt text. Don't worry if anyone says otherwise, Wix is great at SEO! My own websites and client websites have done very well for keywords that we optimize. It's all about knowing how to use all of the SEO tools that Wix provides, and, creating content regularly and optimizing it for keywords you want to get found for. A lot of website designers and developers in the website design industry have long been saying that Wix is not good for SEO. I think this stems from some of Wix's limitations in the past... he

Wix Review

Here's my Wix Review – my top reasons Wix is great: 1. Wix is super easy to use It's the easiest editor out there. Basically, it's a What-You-See-Is-What-You-Get-to-Edit platform. Meaning, you can simply navigate to your page you want to edit, and click on the text or image to make instant edits and save. No "backends", no hidden "sidebar" items, etc. It's just so easy to use that sometimes my clients tell me it's TOO easy! ha! 1. Wix does very well with SEO These days, just having a website is not enough. You need to keep adding content and optimize all your pages for keywords so that you can be found. No longer do you pay to get into the yellow pages, you now need to make sure your website

Wix SEO Discussion

I was honored to be part of the Wix round table SEO discussion today with Brett, Alissa and Moran from Wix. We covered a lot of great SEO tips for using Wix, including Wix's amazing new SEO Wiz tool that gives you lots of keyword suggestions and tips on how to optimize your website to be found in search engines like Google. Wix websites do surprisingly well at SEO – in fact, my own Wix SEO Hero website that I entered into Wix's $50,000 contest is at #4 in Google right now, having competed with SEO companies and teams around the world on all different platforms! The fact that it has climbed to #4 is proof that Wix holds it's own and does VERY well with SEO – IF you do it right. Why do Wix web

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