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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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Wix Video – Smaller Sizes

As a Wix Designer, I have run into this question about Wix videos: "How come I can't make my video smaller on my Wix Website?" This is usually because my website design clients are trying to make their videos smaller than the limits. There are size limitations currently in Wix's three video embedding options: Wix's YouTube videos can't go smaller than 200 px high – you can reduce the width and make it more square, but black bars appear if unproportional to the video size. Wix Video's compact version won't go smaller than 400px wide x 266 high. The smallest video option in Wix is to use Vimeo. Vimeo videos on Wix pages allow smaller sizes down to 171 x 100 pixels high. Smallest Video Sizes

Wix Rollover Image – The Hover Box is here.

As an expert Wix Website Designer, I, along with my fellow Wix experts, have LONG been anticipating the glorious Wix Hover Box – which is essentially rollover button feature for Wix websites. If you've been missing hover effects in Wix, the Hoverbox is the tool for you! This tool basically is a wix rollover image with unlimited possibilities! See my examples of the Wix Hover Box » Here's a quick video on where to find the Wix Hover Box and how to use it: You can design rollover buttons that have an image and text on regular instance, and when rolled over with the mouse cursor, you can have it change to a video with sound, or an animation, or even play a song! If you use sound on these Hover

Wix SEO - Optimizing Wix Images for SEO

As a Wix Website Designer, I offer SEO consulting services and train people how to optimize their websites to be found in Google and other search engines. One important thing to do with any website is to optimize your images to be found by using the Alt Image Text meta tags. In this video I show you how to optimize your images for SEO (search engine optimization) in the Wix editor so that your website images can be found by search engines and users. One thing to note – the image text for SEO is hidden, and you have to scroll to it in the image settings window that appears in the editor. Don't forget this crucial step when optimizing your website for SEO! If you need SEO services, I'm happy

Wix Search

As a Wix Designer, I recommend that clients put search bars on their websites to help their users find pages or content more quickly. This is especially true for ecommerce stores, or blogs or information heavy websites. Unfortunately, Wix doesn't yet have a Search feature built in their native editor (Wix is promising they're working on it!) but in the meantime, a search can be added to your Wix site with the use of a third-party search app. The most widely used Wix Search by Wix Designers is the "Site Search" app by InstantSearch+, this app is easily installed into your Wix website, and works quite well in my opinion. There is a free version with up to 30 searches a month included. The $4.

Google Adwords Keyword Planner - maximum page views issue

As a Website Designer who specializes in SEO (search engine optimization), I do a lot of keyword research for my website design clients in order to optimize their website and content for SEO. I use Google AdWords Keyword Planner tool as it's great for getting related keyword ideas and statistics for what people are actually searching for. However, in the past year, Google has stopped displaying the exact number of searches for keywords in it's Keyword Planner results unless you have an active Google AdWords account (meaning: you are spending money), and if you're not, it will give you this message: "You've reached the maximum number of page views for this day. This page now shows ranges for

Wix Blog – Sharing Posts on Social Media

As a Wix Designer, I often have clients that ask how they can share their Wix blog posts. In this video above I show you the difference between sharing buttons and regular social media icons in your Wix blog. It is important to note the two different social media elements on the Wix blog pages: 1. There is a Social Media bar of icons that can be customized to link to your Business Facebook/Twitter/etc pages (make sure to customize their links, as by default these icons link to Wix's social media!). Here is what an example Social Media bar looks like: 2. The second social media element that shows up only in Wix blogs under individual posts, is the Social Media sharing icons. Here is what they

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