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How To Create A Better About Page

July 27, 2021

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One of the biggest things my clients (and myself!) struggle with is their website copy. Especially the About page. Most people mistakenly think their About page is an autobiography, writing out their life story.  Your About page should focus on your ideal client and their problem. What problem do they have? How can you help […]

Showit 5, Web Design

6 Tips for an Amazing Web Design Experience

July 20, 2021

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As a Showit website designer, it’s important that my clients have an amazing website design experience. Knowing what to expect and what’s to be expected is the foundation of any successful business relationship. Today I’m sharing a few tips that have helped projects with my clients run smoothly. Ask Questions You’re new to this website […]

Showit 5, Web Design

Trying to figure out how to increase traffic to your website? As a small business owner you have a million things on your to-do list including bringing in new leads to your business. Today I’m breaking down 5 easy ways to increase traffic to your website to help grow your business. SEO (Search Engine Optimization) […]

July 13, 2021

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6 Easy Steps to Strengthen Your Website

July 5, 2021

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Today, I want to share 6 easy steps to strengthen your website. As a small business owner you’re always looking for ways to grow your business. Your website is one place you can optimize and elevate your potential client’s experience. You may just discover a new solution that works for your business.  A clear goal […]

Showit 5, Web Design

Secrets to a High-Converting Showit Website

June 29, 2021

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Trying to figure out the secrets to a high-converting Showit website? Your website is such an important tool for your small business. It enhances your credibility and shows that you take your business seriously. It also helps you communicate and connect with your audience, and sell your products and services. And if you’re like so […]

Featured, Showit 5, Web Design

Building your brand is like writing a book. You need to have a clear direction of where you want to go. If your story is confusing, your reader is going to be lost and maybe lose interest. It’s the same with your brand. People may judge the book by it’s cover. What’s the experience people […]

Branding Mistakes to Avoid

June 23, 2021

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Colour Palettes for Your Showit Site

Colour Palette

June 15, 2021

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I love playing around with colour palettes. There’s something so fun about putting colours together, seeing what works (and what definitely doesn’t!) And creating a beautiful colour palette for your Showit website is a vital step you don’t want to skip over. Colour plays such an important role in the user experience on your website. […]

Branding, Design, Web Design

How to Prepare for a Web Design Project

Prepare for a Web Design Project

June 8, 2021

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*** This post contains affiliate links *** So you’re ready to invest in a new website – either a DIY template, semi-custom website or a custom website design. But where do you start? There are 5 key areas to think about to prepare for a web design project. Think about your website as a book. […]

Showit 5, Web Design

Introducing the Semi-Custom Brand Library. I am so excited to announce the opening of the Open Book Design Co. Semi-Custom Brand Library! This is something I have been working on for a while now, and it’s finally here. I know there are so many of you business owners out there who are just starting out […]

May 30, 2021

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Semi-Custom Showit Websites

tablet screen showing Alice Semi-Custom Showit Website Template

May 24, 2021

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They’re here! Semi-Custom Showit Websites!  As with so many business owners, you want a website that elevates your business and guides your visitors to the ultimate goal…working with you! But sometimes, you’re not quite ready for a custom website that could cost a fortune and take weeks to complete. That’s the beauty of a Semi-Custom […]

Design, Showit 5, Web Design

How To Use Your Mood Board

Utilize Your Mood Board

May 18, 2021

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Creating a mood board can be a really fun and inspiring part of the branding process. Your mood board should include photos, typography, colours, patterns, and textures. Combined, these elements will give you the visual direction for your brand’s design. Now you just need to know how to use your mood board.  After going through […]

Brand Tips, Branding, Design

So you’ve got an amazing custom font for your new Showit website. It totally fits with your branding and you’re loving it. But how do you add a custom font to Showit? Well, it’s actually super easy.  License Before you start, make sure that you have the proper license to use the font on your […]

Adding Custom Font to Showit

May 13, 2021

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