Web Design for Foster AZ

We did web design for Foster AZ, a local nonprofit that needed a people-focused design to make foster care appear more approachable. This local nonprofit is doing work to educate + empower local families to foster & adopt children.

Focusing on the Faces of Foster Care

Additionally, we focused our attention on the faces of the foster care movement in our area– often a picture tells a thousand words. The design centered on their media, and brought in their existing branding with playful tears of paper, and pops of teal. https://fosterarizona.org/ Lastly, we wanted to ensure the timelessness of their website. Therefore, we added some very long-lasting yet popular fonts for them.

Navigation Troubleshooting

Their navigation included shortcuts for folks who use their website heavily. Because this site included a lot of content, we needed to make it simple for their audience to move around. As a result, this was the Foster AZ team’s agreed-upon solution. We incorporated a ribbon on the top of the home page with their additional nonprofit arms of Foster AZ. Their inspiration was Old Navy.

Hero Image is actually a video.
The Hero Image is actually a video. The team put a lot of their recent resources into beautiful videos of the local foster families and their children. When we looked at the plethora of media available to us, we decided it would be most useful to take screenshots of their videography. As a result, we are really happy with the outcome.
With so much media, we did a different layout for mobile than desktop.
With so much media, we did a different layout for mobile than desktop in our web design for Foster AZ. Now, it isn’t too much for the viewer to handle. While this was double the work, we are happy with the outcome and grateful for the opportunity to serve this incredible group of people.

For more information on Foster Care, please visit https://fosterarizona.org/. Some of their other affiliate links: https://fosterarizonahousingproject.org/.

7 Signs You Need a Website Redesign

Do I need a website redesign?

Something’s better than nothing. You’ve heard that right? And for a time maybe that’s true. But, there comes a point that every company has to ask itself if they’re getting everything they can from their website. A website redesign can be an exciting journey. It’s a possibility to get more leads, reach more people and ultimately help a business get to that next level they’ve been striving for.

I’ve had the privilege of walking organizations through the process of going from the old to the new. Through my experience I’ve seen a few telltale signs pop up that indicate it’s time to start the process. So, without further adieu, here are 7 signs you need a website redesign:


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5 Questions to Ask Before Hiring a Web Design Company

Hiring the Right Web Design Company

Unfortunately, I’ve had clients that have come to me out of desperation after a bad experience with another web design company. One client found someone; it was going well and then all of the sudden progress slowed down and then stopped. And, then the person they originally contracted told them they couldn’t work on the project anymore. So, they reached out to me.

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4 Websites to find Free Stock Photos

Nothing Beats Free Stock Photos!

And, nothing increases the appeal of your website like great images. In fact, weak photos can literally sink what could have been a great design. But, images can get expensive. That is…if you do it the legal way. And, trust me you don’t want to put up some photo you jacked off the internet only to get a cease and desist notice in the mail 2 weeks later from the photos original owner. So, in this post we’re going to talk about some resources with free stock photos for you to use.

Here’s a list of some the sites I’ve found and methods I use when I’m looking for a great picture that won’t cost an arm and a leg.

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5 Common Web Design Mistakes

Web Design Mistakes

You can feel it, right? You visit a website, and right off the bat something just isn’t right. And while you just can’t put your finger on it you know you won’t last longer than the industry standard 5 seconds before you click X, ALT F4 or the get the heck outta here button. In this post we’re going to talk about some common web design mistakes a lot of businesses make and how to avoid them.

It’s not difficult to find pretty websites out on the web. In fact, we’re all flooded with them on a daily basis. But, what is rare is to find a site that not only succeeds in form but also in function.

As a web designer, my role is not only to make a site look good. No…my passion is to make a site successful. But, believe it or not just having a site that doesn’t crash all the time is not the end goal.

No the goal is for your site do exactly what you want it to. Here’s the top 5 web design mistakes I see businesses making when building there websites.

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My Web Design Business Name Debaucle

What’s in a name? I’ve recently put some thought into that. For over a year now I’ve helped clients all over the world build, refine, fix and launch websites with my web design business. It’s been an exciting time. Sometimes scary, tough, nerve racking but for the most part amazing.

In the course of figuring out who I am as a web designer and what I want my web design business to represent I’ve had to really put some thought into things I glanced over or ignored completely concerning other companies. Things like:

  • What are my core competencies?
  • What do people think when they see my logo?
  • What do I want to be known for?
  • What do I NOT want to be known for?

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