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This could be the reason.

Every website should have a clear and defined purpose. It could be anything from generating leads to selling products or simply getting newsletter subscriptions. The last thing you want is for your website to be just a digital brochure, with no goal or value for the visitors.

Maybe your website does have a specific objective, but for some reason, people are not doing what you expect them to do. What could be wrong?

Whether you are an entrepreneur, a small business owner, or a designer, these 5 tips will help you improve your website’s user experience in general.

These UX…


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We have an image of ourselves. That image gets stuck in our heads and in our subconscious minds. Is it good? Is it bad? It doesn’t matter, that is who we are and how we see ourselves.

But what if we are in a mental prison created by our own beliefs?

Chip Conley is a New York Times Best Selling Author who has disrupted the hospitality industry twice. The first time as the founder of the unique and highly successful Joie de Vivre hotels. …


Ditch Slow and Complicated Builders

As web designers, we are always looking for ways to improve our workflow and make faster and better websites. Extremely quick turnaround times are often the norm at agencies; while high quality and professional designs are also expected. There’s a constant search for the one builder, process, or tool that will make our lives easier and our work superior.

WordPress builders have evolved greatly in recent years and they are getting more powerful and more robust; they’re all competing to be the greatest and most cost-effective option. …


Quitting Social Media Is The Best Thing I Did For Myself This Year

Earlier this year, I realized how much time I was wasting on social media. Watching ‘funny’ videos and watching people I don’t even know do random things.

It’s estimated that at least 210 million people worldwide are addicted to social media. It turns us into zombies, mindlessly scrolling until our phones die.

Let’s say you work 8 hours a day and sleep for 8 more. That leaves you with 8 hours in the day, but not really. You still have to eat, go to the bathroom and…


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Is your website working for you or against you?

I recently decided to help my husband grow his paintless dent repair (PDR) business. I planned to use many of the proven strategies I have learned in 3+years working at a marketing agency and many more years as a web designer. The results so far speak for themselves and we’re more than happy.

Unfortunately, I have seen many small businesses fail at some very basic things so I’d like to offer some helpful advice.

These 7 tips will help you fix some of those issues.

1. Domain Name. Choose Wisely

Just like having a good logo and business name helps people remember your company, having…


I am an immigrant and I just celebrated my 4th year in the US. Not only with drinks but by thinking about everything I have accomplished since that first morning when I woke up in a completely different country. Ready for a new life but scared and not knowing how things were going to turn out for me.

Since late 2016 I have managed to find a good job doing what I love, I got married and I own my house. Apart from many other great things. …


I’ve been reading articles on Medium for over a year and I’ve noticed there’s a ton of articles on “How to read 100 books in a year” or “The 1000 books everyone should read in a lifetime”.

I don’t think there’s anything wrong about reading a huge amount of books but my approach in 2017 was more about mastering the content of 2 books that really made me question things, changed my perspective in a number of subjects and even helped me with my productivity.

I didn’t decide I was only going to read 2 books in 2017, I actually read at least 15 books this year but I did find two really helpful and life-changing ones.

The first book is The Code Of The Extraordinary Mind — 10 Unconventional Laws to Redefine Your Life and Succeed…

Astrid Manzo

Visual Designer — www.astridmanzo.com

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