Web Design

Check out all of Go Top Shelf’s articles on UX & web design. Find out the latest trends, tools, and strategies in the industry. We have worked hard to bring you a wide selection of knowledgeable articles for small business owners, freelancers, and agencies.

29 Affordable Apps to Perfectly Manage Your Web Design Company

Without proper investment in staff and technology, every web design company will sooner or later fall on its feet. All designers need to be happy to be productive. Thus, paychecks need to be released on time each month, managers should invest in helpful tools to ease up working on projects, and things need to be…

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Why Are Websites Focusing On Mobile First?

More people are using phones than PCs in 2019. On top of that, it is has been reported that around 50% of traffic comes from mobile and if your website isn’t optimized for cell phones… be ready to lose a vast majority of this traffic. So what does this mean? It means, we should all…

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5 Incredible WordPress Hacks For Improving User Experience 

If you want to get traffic and generate revenue from your website , you must focus on improving user experience. Many web designers give little attention to the quality of user experience on their websites. If you fall under this category, you are doing a great dis-favour to your business. Every business focus mainly on…

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6 Tactics to Consider in Creating Meaningful Micro-interactions

Creating meaningful micro-interactions subtly completes the overall experience for any user navigating through the website or using an app. It puts the fun, the ease, and the humanness into the little interactions you make with your digital devices. In fact, microinteractions happen so often that I daresay that you, as the user barely even notice…

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The Breakdown of a Website Page Structure

When you’re talking with your web developer – have you ever felt like you are in the dark with everything they are saying? With so many different terms and vocabulary surrounding the web industry… it can be difficult to decipher! We are always thinking about our clients! How we can make their lives easier when…

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Social Media Website Evolution

The world of today has seen a huge surge in social media with billions of people interacting through different channels every single day. The way in which social media websites evolve is an interesting topic; But how well have these websites aged in terms of web design? In this weeks blog post – we are…

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Compelling Call To Action Stats To Raise CTR

There are metrics that marketers can simply never perfect. When it comes to Call To Actions (CTA for short), trying to optimize your conversion rates can seem never-ending. To make things worse… DSIM reported that 70% of businesses don’t even have a Call To Action on their website! Businesses everywhere need to hop on the…

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What Features Should My Website Have In 2019?

2018 was big for the world of web. We experienced many big innovations in the industry to both old and new ideas. So the question going into 2019 is: What features should my website have? From artificial intelligence to advanced cyber-security measures – we have you covered in this weeks TSM blog post! Voice Interface…

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Best Above The Fold Optimization Practices For 2019

The debate between putting content above or below the fold is still raging in 2019 – believe it or not! So what are the best above the fold optimization practices to focus on? We must first ask this question –  how important is “above the fold” content? With marketers everywhere trying to peak interest in…

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Why Does (Image) Size Matter

Recently I was hanging out in one of my favorite Facebook groups for web design, and there was someone in there having trouble finding information on what image sizes they needed for their site. Here’s the question: TLDR: “If there’s a 1600px wide slot, do I have to use a 1600px wide image to fill…

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Why You Need A Responsive Website To Have A Competitive Edge Online

Hello and welcome to the Go Top Shelf weekly blog post. This week, our designers have worked hard to create an infographic that helps illustrate the benefits of Responsive Web Design. So without further ado… here is why you need a responsive website! Making your site look good on all sorts of devices can be…

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How Much Should My Website Cost?

This week in the Go Top Shelf blog, we are going to talk to about how much a website can cost and what you should expect from your agency or freelancer. There are many different aspects that can affect the cost of your site, and you deserve to know what you are walking into beforehand!…

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Top 10 Web Design Trends in 2018

Web design is a constantly evolving and ever-changing monster. Each year we come across new ways to bring out our creativity to the world through the use of websites. Today we are going to talk about the different web design trends that have arisen in 2018 and why you should incorporate these elements into your…

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Finding the Right Website Design for Your Business

Tell any web designer ‘just make me a website,’ and you’ll be met by a blank stare. You might as well tell a realtor to just go buy you a house. You’ll end up with an apartment for your five-kids-and-growing family. Nothing will fit, and nobody will be happy. A blanket request never works. Instead,…

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Scaling Your Website Across Multiple Platforms With Responsive Web Design

According to Google, 90% of people move between devices to accomplish a goal. Sometimes that’s sequential use, and sometimes it’s simultaneous, regardless, the screens on these devices are rarely the same size – that’s where responsive web design comes in. Furthermore, not all screens work in the same formats – landscape, portrait, or even square….

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11 Questions To Ask A Web Designer Before Hiring Them

In this article I’m going to go through all the questions to ask a web designer before hiring them. I often see people getting ripped off or not quite getting what they’d expect from their web designer. They get a decent website built for them, only to find out it’s missing some key features down…

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