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In the world of web design, there are primarily 2 different directions clients can travel for their website needs when looking to hire out for help. The 1st option is hiring a design company to develop a website based on a project rate. This includes the design company quoting a flat rate for the entire…

Continue Reading Project-Based Websites vs Subscription Plans

When it comes to web design, fonts play a very important role in a great web layout. But how do you know if you’re over or under-using the amount of fonts on a website layout? Well truthfully, your design eye/gut should tell you, but luckily there are some general rules to keep in mind. Using…

Continue Reading Website Fonts: How much is too much or too little?

Your website is like an old car. After many years, it will/should continue to run fine, but like a car, your website will start showing signs of aging. One thing we highly encourage our clients to do is to keep their site up to date on a monthly, bi-monthly basis. Although design will naturally be…

Continue Reading Keeping Your Website Tuned Up

Starting a website design or re-design project for a client almost always requires some research into who the client is, what they do and offer, and most importantly, how can we design/develop a website that will convey their selling point the most effectively? Often times, our new clients will come with few ideas as to…

Continue Reading Top 4 Questions We Ask Our Clients Before Starting a Project

With most new trends in the technology world, they start out as just “trends.” When responsive design was invented 4 or so years ago, it was just that. responsive design although a great idea, was still a question mark in many developers heads, and it took a few years to pick up steam and popularity….

Continue Reading Why Responsive Design Has Become the Web Standard

Dear Clients,  The team at Thrive Web Designs wants to wish you a very Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays this season.  This is the season of giving thanks, and we want to sincerely thank you for your continued business and support! HOLIDAY HOURS……. Christmas Week (23rd-27th) • We will be out of the office from…

Continue Reading Happy Holidays from Thrive Web Designs!

Many customers and potential leads will ask us from time to time, “Which domain name should I reserve for my website?”  And “What is the difference between a .Com, .Net, .Biz and so on?” They are great questions every time we’re asked them because these little details are pretty important when choosing the best domain…

Continue Reading Domain Name Extensions Explained

Back in mid-July, we were interviewed by Cady McGovern with the Idaho Business Review. For those who are unaware of the Idaho Business Review, they are a subscriber-only online and offline media source specializing in news around the Treasure Valley. They focus on news relating to businesses including new hires, industry trends, new companies coming…

Continue Reading Thrive Web Designs featured in the Idaho Business Review

It’s not uncommon these days for most good web designers and developers to build websites with not only usability in mind, but search engine optimization. A great web developer will build the website piece by piece while utilizing the latest development techniques, as well as keeping a close eye on SEO. When a potential client…

Continue Reading Commonly Overlooked On-page SEO Elements

It’s no mystery by now that social media plays an important part in your online business promotions and marketing. Although social media isn’t usually the source of good SEO when it comes to your website, social media is a great sidekick to include in addition to your website’s SEO. The object is to use each…

Continue Reading The 5 Best Social Media Channels for your Business | Boise Web Design

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