Category Archives: Website disasters

You broke your website: now what?

You broke your website: now what?

Don’t tell me: you were feeling spunky and went ahead trying to edit a live PHP file, or were in a rush and did your WordPress updates on your live site… and when you go to view your hard work, your heart sinks: your website has been replaced by a cryptic error message or the…

Why hackers are targeting your website (and how to protect it)

Why hackers are targeting your website (and how to protect it)

Hackers are targeting your website, and you can let them be your website’s kryptonite — or you can be proactive and protect it. “Wait, why are hackers targeting my website? I’m no Oprah, I’m no Hilary or Bernie!” you may be asking (sorry, I don’t keep up with celebrities, so Oprah + political figures are…

13 things you should remove from your website right now

13 things you should remove from your website right now

Web design can be confusing — if X influencer is using a slideshow on their homepage, shouldn’t you do it too? If Y influencer writes blog posts with huuuge blocky paragraphs, what’s the problem, why can’t you? Oh, pumpkin, let’s talk about this. There are some things that shouldn’t be on anybody’s website, and just…

7 website pitfalls that are driving would-be customers away (and how to fix them)

7 website pitfalls that are driving would-be customers away (and how to fix them)

Your website is the first impression many potential clients and customers are getting of you and your business, meaning that your website? It’s definitely a big deal! Your website is a huge opportunity to either draw the right people in and grow your audience — or scare visitors away and leave money on the table.  Wanna…

Why you should kill your carousel

Why you should kill your carousel

You may have noticed that carousels (a.k.a. sliders) aren’t so popular anymore. There’s a good reason for this (several, actually!). I’m gonna tell ya why I may never in good conscience build one again. One of my favorite-ever clients came to me for more work recently and mentioned she wanted to add a carousel to her…

Why you should hire a web designer

Why you should hire a web designer

I won’t lie: if you’re just starting out with your business and don’t yet know who you’re helping and how, then don’t spend thousands of dollars on a new website — because you can’t have a website that works for a biz that barely exists, and you’ll be redoing your website within a year, shaking…

Is your web designer screwing you over?

Is your web designer screwing you over?

  Okay, I might make some enemies today. But this is important, so hear me out.   Listen, I’m not perfect — nobody is. We all mess up. But there are things we can control and plan for, and if your web designer/developer isn’t taking care of the following tasks for you as part of…

DIY website mistakes (and how to avoid them)

DIY website mistakes (and how to avoid them)

If you’re DIYing your website, boy oh boy do I have a treat for you. Here’s how this blog post is gonna work: I’m gonna give you an overview here of the most common DIY website mistakes You get access to a full webinar replay (for free!) below on how to avoid said mistakes BTW…

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 it time to revamp your website? (The love edition)

Is it time to revamp your website? (The love edition)

  Let’s talk about looooooove. You have a website. Maybe you’ve had it for a while. …And you’re wondering whether it’s time to make it snazzy, make it bolder — make it so sexy that prospects are excitedly signing up to your mailing list and asking to take your website to a fancy dinner. With…

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…