Category Archives: Responsive design

Urgent! Your website needs this (to stay Google-friendly and hacker-free)

Urgent! Your website needs this (to stay Google-friendly and hacker-free)

    This is a big week for websites and WordPress in particular.   Google’s taken a bold mega-step and decided its mobile search results will very strongly favor mobile-friendly sites (you may have heard of the ominous-sounding Mobilegeddon).   Not only that, but at least 17 top plugins were found to have a security…

Is your website scaring people away? (5 website mistakes that cost money)

Is your website scaring people away? (5 website mistakes that cost money)

  Whether you’ve DIY’d your website or hired someone to create it for you, it’s possible that your website is “a full-on Monet (from far away it’s okay but up close it’s a big ol’ mess!).”   Maybe it’s aesthetically beautiful, sure, whatever — but if it doesn’t work well, it’s essentially pointless.   This…

Is your website mobile-friendly and fast? Google now demands it

Is your website mobile-friendly and fast? Google now demands it

  You know how I’m kind of obsessed with responsive design? (A.K.A. having a website that looks rad on phones & tablets in addition to larger screens.)   Starting April 21st 2015, Google’s making responsive design virtually mandatory if you wanna show up in search engine results. And your site better load fast, too.  …

How to make your website responsive

How to make your website responsive

    I want you to make a statement, inspire your perfect clients, serve them with your offerings — and do it with less effort so that you can affect more change while just doing your thang.   You can do that with a responsive website.   (Not sure what I’m talking ’bout? Check out…

How to tell if your website is responsive

How to tell if your website is responsive

  Responsive design is all the rage — and for fantabulous reason: 60% or more of the peeps visiting your website are doing so from their phones or tablets.   If your visitors have to scroll around up and down and left to right to find out who you are and how you can help…

The only two things you need to grow your business with your website

The only two things you need to grow your business with your website

It was January 2009, a balmy summer Buenos Aires afternoon, when someone I’d pitched my writing services to responded with, “Do you have a website where I can see your work? What about a blog?” Um. I didn’t. I mean, it hadn’t even crossed my mind. Plus, I was a great writer …couldn’t she tell…

4 ways to make your website turn visitors into customers

4 ways to make your website turn visitors into customers

  As Website Superhero, I analyze all the websites I see when reading woo woo blog posts and drooling over recipes like this one for raw vegan vanilla chocolate mousse cake.   What works? What doesn’t?   What gets more people to click your “subscribe” and “buy” buttons?   Great news: even small changes can make a gigantor difference…

6 ways to have a professional website

6 ways to have a professional website

  You’ve got a business and a website to communicate your message and purpose to the world… but if you’ve got website shame you may be inadvertently pushing people away by giving the impression that you’re an amateur and not a professional — and therefore that you don’t know what you’re doing. And who’s going…

Why you need a mobile-friendly site, Pt. 1

Why you need a mobile-friendly site, Pt. 1

This post will explain what responsive design is and why you need a mobile-friendly site today, and recommend a free responsive WordPress theme you can use if you’re starting out on your own. Note: Because I’ve gotten so many questions about responsive design, I wrote a second post covering my answers. It includes more details…