Post Category: Web Design

8 Questions to Ask a Web Designer Before Hiring Them

8 Questions to Ask a Web Designer Before Hiring Them

As web designers, we have a standard list of what questions we should be asking a client before we get started on a new project. What are your goals? Who are your top competitors? Who’s your target audience? What problems are you having with your current site?

But what about you as the customer? What questions should YOU ask to ensure you find a designer not only that you can trust to do a great job but have an enjoyable working relationship with? Provided you already have many questions of your own, relevant to your specific needs, here are an additional 8 questions we think are a good idea to ask before hiring a web designer.

What Is Mixed Content and Why Does It Matter?

What Is Mixed Content and Why Does It Matter?

We were recently working on a website created by another agency when we noticed that the “Secure” lock icon wasn’t displaying in the browser’s URL field. The site definitely had an SSL certificate installed, and was loading over HTTPS. So why wasn’t the “Secure” message showing? Mixed content turned out to be the culprit. As it happens, websites that have SSL certificates installed often do display a mixed content error message. When mixed content errors are present, the “Secure” padlock won’t display. This article will explain why that happens and how to fix it.

Where to Find Free High Quality Stock Photos

Where to Find Free High Quality Stock Photos

We often get asked where to find free, high quality stock photos for websites. Photography can make a good site look great, so it’s important to select engaging imagery. We’ve put together a list of our five favorite websites for free stock photos. Each has its own strength, and most don’t require attribution in order to use images, which is awesome for making a website look professional while keeping costs low. Check out our list of free, high quality stock photos for websites below!

Why Does a Website Say “Not Secure”?

Why Does a Website Say “Not Secure”?

You may have noticed that your browser now marks certain websites as “not secure”. Why? Are those sites dangerous? Are they compromised? Should you stay off of them? Maybe you’re wondering why your own website is showing the “not secure message”. Why does a website say “not secure”? The reason is actually pretty straight forward. Still, it can be hard to find simple explanations of why certain sites display that message. The goal of this article is to explain that to you in the easiest way possible.