5 Reasons to Hire Professional Web Designers in Minneapolis, MN

Getting a website designed for your business can be daunting, to say the least.  Between the deluge of information bombarding you on the internet to the alluring ads for do-it-yourself web templates, the whole process is something many business owners would rather forgo altogether but understand it’s a critical piece to marketing their product or service. What most people underestimate is the benefit of hiring professional web designers in Minneapolis, MN to help them get a professional, responsive web design paired with digital marketing solutions to grow their business.  A great website doesn’t COST you anything, it pays.  The initial investment you make should pay you back in dividends over time.  Trying to go on the cheap and doing it yourself or having a friend or relative create your website simply isn’t cost effective in the long run.  Take a look at the five reasons you should use professional web designers instead of tackling the job yourself. 1.  Time savings: Just how much is your time worth?  We all know time is money.  How many hours will you spend researching, attempting to build and understand how to create a website? 2.  Techniques for digital marketing: Now, add to the above understanding search engine optimization for coding and content, SEO-friendly design, responsive design, proper alt tags (what, you have to name an image and it matters?!), and writing persuasive content that converts visitors to paying customers. 3.  Standing out from the competition: Your service or product has to differ from all the rest.  If you’re using a standard template that thousands of other businesses are using, you’re going to get...

5 Top Web Trends for 2015

We’re always on the look out for what’s new and trending throughout the year and in researching and looking at the upcoming trends for web design, we’ve found the top 5 that are consistently being mentioned and utilized for 2015. First up, is Responsive Web Design. It’s been mentioned, implemented and important for some time but this year it seems if your design isn’t responsive, don’t bother showing up.                 Scrolling and Parallax Design go hand in hand for our second top trend in 2015.                                                           Ghost Buttons are our third trending design feature this year.             Popular fourth is LARGE FONT. And finally, rounding out our top 5 is Card Design                       Other honorable mentions are flat design, shades of color and hidden menus.  No matter your preference, there’s a lot to choose from when it comes to design this year! Alissa Cedergren is the owner of Media Magnate Web Design, a Minneapolis based web design and digital marketing...