11 04, 2014

How To Make The Most Out Of Your Web Design

By | 2020-01-29T16:03:39+00:00 April 11th, 2014|Categories: Cascade CMS|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

I spend a lot of time inside and outside of work studying design. I think it gets to a point for everyone where design becomes difficult to ignore, as it influences our every day decisions. It’s important to understand design elements and how they not only affect you on a day to day basis, but your customers as well. You can ask yourself the following questions:

How does my target audience perceive my brand?

Does my website’s design go hand in hand with my content?

What kind of experiences are users having when they land on my website?

Is my design making an emotional connection with my customers?

Because websites are so multi-dimensional, there is no one way to answer these questions. It’s an ever changing industry and with new technology comes updates on how we approach design. Lucky for you, Beacon has been in the industry for 23 years. We love answering these questions because these are the questions you have to ask to get to a successfully designed website.

Since being in the website industry, I’ve had the opportunity to wear many hats. This has helped me approach website design and development from every angle with all considerations in mind. Below I have listed a few elements to consider when designs a website.

User Experience

  • A beginners guide to UI design. Read more.
  • How to beat the paradox of choice in UI design. Read more.



  • An introduction to color theory for web designers. Read more.
  • How to get a professional look with color. Read more.
  • Five web design colors that encourage visitors to click that subscribe button. Read more.


  • How to use images effectively in websites. Read more.
  • How to use photography in web design. Read more.

And finally…

In today’s world, your website is one of your most vital marketing tools. If you would like to find out more about how redesigning your website can push your business forward, let us know!

30 09, 2010

Best Designs…

By | 2020-01-29T13:17:27+00:00 September 30th, 2010|Categories: Creative Design|Tags: , , , , |

Have you ever visited this site? The Best Designs

I have been going to this site for years and I am constantly impressed by the creative ideas that are being developed into websites across the globe.

I am artistically and graphically challenged for sure.  One of my brothers is an exceptional artist and designer but I missed out on those genes.  Since I am limited artistically I use The Best Designs site to discuss and share ideas with clients/prospects.  It is an excellent site to get a sense of the taste and expectations for a client/prospect.

We have an excellent graphic design team here at Beacon.   Our lead designers are exceptionally creative, talented and work very hard to stay up on all the latest trends!!

One recent site that we completed last month that is getting a great response is Framingham State University.  The client loves it.  I have received several calls and emails from friends and clients that think this site is excellent.

We also recently launched a redesign for our long time client, Texas A&M Foundation.  Check out their site!!

Thanks for reading this blog entry!!!

Take care for now,


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