Tag: Design

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Here at Matrix Group, we use a variety of platforms and frameworks to build client applications. On the content management system (CMS) side, we really like Sitefinity and WordPress for […]

Web Design Can and Should Be CMS-Agnostic (and why we love WordPress more and more)
Posted on January 22, 2016
webdev_sm Here at Matrix Group, we use a variety of platforms and frameworks to build client applications. On the content management system (CMS) side, we really like Sitefinity and WordPress for building websites, although we have worked with other platforms, including DNN, Expression Engine, and Kentico. WordPress has come a long way in [...]
Applying Information Architecture and Design Principles to Life
Posted on July 15, 2015
Networks I opened up a mailing from our 401(k) provider and was overwhelmed by the tiny type and the options available as investment funds. Ugh. I decided to call my financial planner instead. I was driving around in a parking garage and as usual, I fretted that once parked, I would never be [...]
It’s Time To Make Your Website Mobile-Friendly… Really
Posted on April 27, 2015
responsive_design_small I was in a meeting with a client this week about their plans to redesign their website. He wondered if the organization should invest in responsive design. Wha?
"Hold on," I said. "I don't think going mobile-friendly is optional these days." But, he argued, responsive design adds to the project budget and [...]
Just Say No! to Stock Photography
Posted on April 24, 2014
[caption id="attachment_4837" align="alignright" width="350"] Sample stock image of people meeting Here's an example of an image that is clearly a stock image. Do these people look real to you?[/caption] Whenever I meet with clients about their websites, the conversation inevitably turns to the topic of stock photos. Most companies are photo challenged, so they [...]
Want More Views and Clicks In Your Emails? Make Your E-Newsletters Responsive!
Posted on April 16, 2014
As marketers, we're obsessed with metrics. And since email is a primary means of Responsive Email communicating with our members, customers, prospects and partners, it only makes sense that we track open rates (the number of people who actually open and read our emails) and click rates (the number of people who [...]
Are You Legal with the Images On Your Website?
Posted on February 28, 2014
Chained Camera A couple of months ago, we got a call from a client. Getty Images notified them to say that one of Getty's images was being used on the website and they didn't have record of the purchase. The website in question was built about 13 [...]
What Happened to My Button? How iOS 7 Will Influence Web Design
Posted on October 2, 2013
I upgraded my iPhone to iOS 7 over the weekend and immediately realized why the Internet is buzzing about this OS upgrade. I did a webinar last week on mobile strategy and one of the attendees asked, "how will iOS 7 affect web design?" Once again, it seems Apple is leading the way and creating a new aesthetic for good [...]
How Long Does It Take to Design a Website?
Posted on July 17, 2013
Dollar sign When I'm presenting to prospects and clients, I almost always get the question "How long will it take to design my website?" As you can imagine, the answer is usually "It depends." Depends on what? In my experience, a design timeline will depend on the scale of the project, the amount [...]
How Designing a Home is Like Designing a Website
Posted on July 11, 2013
[caption id="attachment_4393" align="alignright" width="300"] Colleen Stone's dogs Colleen brought her dogs, Charli and Anya, to the Friday Forum. These cutie pies are on the Stone House Board of Directors[/caption] I had the pleasure of welcoming Colleen Stone, Principal at Stone House , to Matrix Group last week. I [...]