happy little biz

Topic: howto

Why building a website is kinda like building a puzzle

A couple of weeks back I wrote a bit about how to choose a good option for creating your website. Do you hire someone, go totally DIY, or somewhere in between? One of the places I've noticed people tend to get stuck in the process is what order to do…

How do I get people to keep coming back to my website?

A while back on Facebook I asked my friends and family what they'd ask a web designer if they could ask one anything. My father-in-law, who owns a menswear store in Belleville, Ontario, asked: How do I reach the most people? Also, I need something to keep them coming back…

How to Hire the Right Web Designer

..and not just ANY web designer Hiring a web designer may be one of the first major things you don't 'DIY' with your business. So it could feel like a huge task! You might be tempted to just ask your brother who built a website for himself one time. Or…

Help, I need a website! Part 2: Domains, Hosting and Naming

Part one of this series When starting to build a website, one of the key things you need to think about right from the start is what the domain name (web address or URL) will be and where you will have it hosted. On the technical side, this is a…

Help, I need a website! Part 1: The Basics

So it's 2014, and you want to build a website for your business. No surprise there - a website is seen as a required part of advertising and communications these days. The vast majority of people will do a google search when looking for a product or service, even if…