Why You Need a Professional Graphic Designer

January 23, 2017

How much do you cringe when you see amateur designs? It’s a complete turnoff, right? It certainly doesn’t make you want to click that offer or read that post. The truth is you don’t have to be a professional graphic designer to create a website or brand, but it will certainly show. If you want … Continue Reading »

How to Choose Blog Images to Increase Views

December 6, 2016

First of all, it’s important to note that blog imagery is a necessity, not an option. However, choosing blog images can be time consuming and frustrating. If you are blogging about ideas and services versus actual products, choosing blog images can seem overwhelming. You may be thinking why does it even matter? Hubspot rounded up … Continue Reading »

Conversion-Centered Design: Principle 5 – Credibility

For the fifth blog in the conversion-centered design series, we are talking about credibility. Credibility means that the user who lands on your landing page needs to feel like your brand is trustworthy. Just because you say it is, doesn’t mean it’s legitimate. If users are unfamiliar with your brand, which would be the majority … Continue Reading »

Conversion-Centered Design: Principle 4 – Congruence

December 1, 2016

This is the fourth blog in the series on conversion-centered design. So what is congruence? It’s probably not a word you use in every day conversation. It’s really just a fancy word for agreement or harmony. This principle focuses specifically on ensuring that every element on your landing page is aligned with your goal. So … Continue Reading »

Holiday Email Design Tips

November 28, 2016

It’s time to start thinking about your holiday email. Millions will be sent this year. Wondering how to make yours stand out. Here are some holiday email design tips. Be unconventional. Instead of using traditional imagery, use the opportunity to be unconventional with your holiday email. Email marketing continues to be one of the best … Continue Reading »

The Must List: Website Features You Need

Are you making a list? And checking it twice? Before the end of the year, here’s one list you need to make: website features you need. If your website isn’t working to convert visitors then it’s failing. These features consider the user experience, conversion centered design and functionality. Website features on every must list: Your … Continue Reading »

Thank You Page Design Tips

November 23, 2016

On a week where we should take extra time to think about what we are thankful, it’s a great time to talk about thank you page design tips. Thank you pages are a perfect opportunity to nurture leads. When a user lands on a thank you page, they have typically created a conversion by providing … Continue Reading »

6 Website Design Trends You Should Try

November 21, 2016

Website design trends come and go as all trends do. Remember when side menus were cool? Or flash intros? Website design has evolved significantly and will continue to. So what are some website design trends that will have ultimate impact for your site? Read our list! It’s all about the scroll and swipe. Once upon … Continue Reading »

Conversion Centered Design: Principle 3 – Clarity

November 16, 2016

In our third blog on conversion centered design, we are focusing on principle three, clarity. Clarity simply means that the idea or element is clear and coherent. Easy right? Because no one has ever seen a confusing landing page! Unfortunately, there’s a lot of confusion and ambiguity in many landing pages, and it’s simply killing … Continue Reading »

Inbound Marketing now available

November 15, 2016

Doug Brown Design now offers inbound marketing services! Doug Brown Design is excited to announce that we are now offering inbound marketing services. In addition to our web, graphic and logo design services, we can now create and execute inbound marketing campaigns. Inbound marketing can greatly improve your lead generation efforts. It works be attracting … Continue Reading »