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7 website conventions to follow

7 Website Conventions to Follow When Designing Your Website

By | Design |

Website conventions you say? But I want my website to look different! Designing with website standards and conventions is crucial for ensuring everyone including nonhuman web crawlers can easily access every page of a website across the internet. These standards also help make websites feel familiar from site to site, making it easier for the everyday user to navigate from one…

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how to create a minimalist website

How to Create a Minimalist Website & Improve Your User Experience

By | Design |

Minimalism has become popular in recent years as a lifestyle philosophy, urging its followers to declutter and simplify physical, digital, and mental spaces. With less “stuff” comes less stress and more time to focus on our goals and priorities. We can take minimalism’s core concepts of simplification and focus and apply them to a website, creating a simple and streamlined…

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using design thinking to create human centered websites

Using Design Thinking to Create Human-Centered Websites

By | Design |

With ever-increasing importance being placed on SEO (Search Engine Optimization), a lot of time is spent designing websites around search algorithms. Though SEO is important, its importance should not eclipse that of the user experience. Quality SEO and an intuitive user experience work together to bring users in and keep them engaged. While you may get many website visits via…

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how to build an accessible site

How to Build an Accessible Website

By | Design, Development |

At Web Ascender, we strive to build websites that everyone can use and enjoy equally. Building an accessible website means all users, including those with hearing, vision, mobility, or dexterity limitations, can use and understand your site. In this blog post, I’ll explain more about web accessibility, and outline some of the key components to building an accessible website. By…

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website redesign signs

6 Telltale Signs it’s Time for a Website Redesign

By | Design |

Your website is probably the first point of contact for prospective clients. It’s your chance to capture their attention and build credibility around your brand. Keeping users engaged means having a website that’s up to date and easy to use. Making small updates to content and photos can help, but how do you know when it’s time to completely overhaul…

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