A study by Stanford University showed that when people are judging a website’s credibility, 46.1% commented on the website’s appearance – more than content and any other website feature. People still tend to judge a book by its cover, which for your website includes the layout, fonts, white space, graphics, colors, and so on. Participants of the study even had comments like “looks like some adolescent boys in a garage threw this together” and “looks childish and like it was put together in 5 minutes”. Continue reading
Our own Director of Developments Joe Hochgreve will be guest speaking on responsive web design at the International Academy of Design and Technology in Detroit this coming Monday, January the 13th. Joe is one of the pioneers in responsive web design in Michigan. He was one of the first to adopt the new technology and ajac Web Design was the first company in Michigan to offer custom responsive sites to their clients. Joe’s lecture will begin at 6:30 PM. He will be speaking for 1 hour at the engagement and then will be fielding questions from the audience. With how much Joe loves to talk about responsive web design that means he will be there until they kick him out! The topics he will cover include the following: Continue reading
A properly designed and optimized landing page can attract great traffic which can be used to the advantage of the web owner. Since a landing page is what your visitors notice when they arrive at your web page and is also probably the last thing they will see if they’re not impressed by it, it is best if we can make that first impression count.
The main objective of a landing page is to attract users and get them to convert. One can only realize that a landing page is not working to his/her advantage when the landing page bounce rate is through the roof. To turn this around you need to optimize your page. Here are some quick and easy authoritative but essential tips that can sky rocket your landing page conversion rate: Continue reading
These days responsive web design is all the rage, and ajac plans on leading the charge in Michigan. My name is Joe Hochgreve and I am Co-Founder and Lead Developer for ajac Web Design, and I would like to take the time to explain what goes into creating these complex systems and what processes we use. Continue reading
So first things first – What exactly is a favicon and why should I be happy to get a free one?
Glad you asked! A favicon is the image that appears in a web browser to represent your site. See that cool little red paint brush up there? That’s our favicon. When you bookmark a site it’s the picture that will be sitting next to the link. It’s a special icon file that is 16×16 pixels in size.
There was a prediction in 2012 that 2013 would be the ‘Year of Responsive Web Design‘, and it turns out that prediction was 100% correct. The market has been shifting dramatically in the recent years with more and more users accessing websites from non-desktop/laptop devices. The onslaught of tablets and mobile browsing has brought about a revolution in web design as developers worked to build sites that would display and function properly across all platforms. From that need responsive web design was born.
Google Analytics is a free service offered by Google that monitors traffic and other interesting information for your website. It supplies you with a vast array of statistics that are both easy to interpret and simple to locate. It’s by far one of the most important steps you should be taking in tracking the success of your website. If you would like to learn more then follow along and we will explain some of the great benefits you could be enjoying by using the FREE service. Continue reading
There are three essential rules that we at ajac Web Design try to follow when constructing a new website. We like to call them the Three E’s or the Three Easy’s of web design. Using these three simple rules you can build a website that will perform well in all areas. Ignore them and you may find yourself all dressed up with no place to go. Follow along and we will show you the three easy steps you need to do to build a fantastic website. It really is as Easy as 1 – 2 – 3… Continue reading