Understanding Typography & What It Means For Your Brand
Though often overlooked, typography comprises a very large part of a brand’s identity. Think about all the aspects of your brand that use written content — website, packaging, emails, print collateral, social media content, and internal documents all use written text. The way this text looks can communicate just as much as the writing itself. Understanding typography and creating consistent…Read More
User Experience (UX) for Real Estate Websites
A good user experience makes all the difference when browsing any website, especially regarding real estate website design. When you visit any website, there is likely something you wish to accomplish — finding product pricing, locating business hours, or booking a service. Sometimes it’s quick and easy to find what you’re looking for, and you leave happy and ready to…Read More
Getting The Most From Your Wireframes
WHY USE WIREFRAMES IN UI DESIGN? The Purpose of Wireframing and Importance of Wireframe Tools When designing a website, it’s essential for a UX designer to view everything in simple black-and-white diagrams before the time and effort can be invested into visual design details and content creation. The wireframing process involves arranging the elements on a page to give a clear…Read More
Viewing Designs and Giving Feedback in Adobe XD
WHY USE ADOBE XD? Adobe XD allows designers to visualize websites more efficiently by creating immersive simulations of designs before jumping into development. Elements can be given hover and click effects to demonstrate limited functionality in addition to static design. However, it’s important to keep in mind that Adobe XD is not responsive to screen sizes and does not have…Read More
Understanding Color & What It Means For Your Brand.
Color is used as a communication tool in most aspects of life—it is vital to expression and the human experience. Our wardrobe reflects the colors we want to project. We buy and use products in colors we like. We paint and decorate our homes in colors we find joy and peace in. Colors have become ingrained signals to use. In…Read More
How Do You Use Digital Analytics & Tracking On Your Website?
Digital analytics is the foundation of marketing, advertising, web design, and development. As a data-driven web development agency, we use a variety of analytics tools—including Google Tag Manager, Google Analytics, Cognitive SEO, Dragon Metrics, SEMRush, and more—to track, measure, and analyze your site performance, among other campaign metrics. THE IMPORTANCE OF DIGITAL ANALYTICS & TRACKING No matter what type…Read More
If You Build It, Will They Come? How Will People Find My Website?
HOW DO YOU GET ‘FOUND’ ONLINE? It would be amazing to build a brand new website and instantly have a flood of visitors that threaten to crash your server. However, that is not a typical result unless you are a well-established brand with a ready audience. Most websites are more akin to a billboard in a desert location—pretty and perhaps…Read More
Who Owns Your Website & All Its Content?
DO YOU ACTUALLY OWN THE SITE YOU PAID AN AGENCY TO BUILD? So you need a new website built. You go to an experienced web development agency and want a custom, fully functional, and purpose-built site designed to achieve your specific goals. But when it's all said and done, who owns your website or the final product? Underneath the beauty…Read More
How Do I Know If My Website Is Slow?
Speed plays a crucial role in the performance and growth of a website, affecting everything from visitor satisfaction to SEO to conversion rates. When it comes to user experience, people want everything instantly. And with the fifth generation of mobile technology rapidly expanding worldwide, 5G mobile users are loading pages and files at speeds 10 to 20 times faster than…Read More
How Do I Know My WordPress Site Is Secure?
At the time of this writing, WordPress continues to grow faster than any other competitor, powering 40% of all websites on the internet including those without a content management system or with a custom-coded CMS. Keeping your WordPress website secure is critical to prevent hackers from exploiting it. Our web development team at GTMA takes web security very seriously and…Read More