Category: Website Design

Read NDIC blog posts about website design and web development in Santa Barbara, Ventura, and Goleta.

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5 Challenges with Offshore Development

The world is getting smaller and it’s easier than ever to hire people from other countries. Websites like oDesk make it easy to find developers, Skype and email make it inexpensive to communicate and PayPal makes it convenient to pay them. So, what could go wrong? Unfortunately, a lot. It would be easy to think […]

Case Study: Impulse Advanced Communications

We recently launched a new site for Impulse Advanced Communications, a local voice and data services provider, and I thought it would be educational to review the project and look at the results of putting into practice all the things I’ve been writing about here for the last several months. First of all, it’s important […]

6 Tips to Successful Web Development Projects

I’ve seen research that shows that more than 50% of development projects fail. Given the number of projects we inherit from other web developers due to unhappy customers, I would say the figure is at least that high. This doesn’t apply to small websites such as a simple “brochure” site or a WordPress blog. However, […]

Why Web Development Projects Fail

A story I hear far too often from prospects is that they just fired their previous web developer. You might think I like hearing this because it means our competitors are falling down which is good for us. I actually hate hearing this story. For one, I feel bad for the person standing in front […]

Writing Compelling Content for Your Website

Most of the clients we work with provide their own copy for their website although an increasing number are asking us to help write the text or are hiring other professional copywriters. If you are writing the content for your website, here are some tips to keep in mind. This is part IV in the […]

The Single Most Important Factor In Turning Visitors into Customers

The classic cartoon to the right illustrates the basic problem all of your prospects face when they try to decide whether or not to buy your product or service. If they don’t know you or haven’t been referred to you by someone they trust, they have no idea if you are a “dog” or not. […]

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