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Here’s a list of tools I use.

I promised I’d tell you the tools I use, well – here they are. First, I need to preface this email by saying 2 things. We’re going to get geeky. There will probably be terminology and ideas that make little sense. If digital automation interests you, then lets chat about it. I do not charge…

How I got hacked.

Did you know I play music? Jazz Piano and Singing specifically and I’m actually pretty good at it (If I do say so). It’s not just me saying that, I’ve won awards and everything. This is actually how I became a Website and Digital Automation guy. Here’s some photos of me in action: I’ve had…

Who is behind Stackd Design?

Thank you for taking the time to read this blog post! I’d really like us both to get to know each other better. I’m Dave Spicer, founder of Stackd Design. Considering I’m an expert at Digital Automation, – I’d like to share with you exactly what I do using an automated email workflow I built…

How to triple your business in 2017

When it comes to your business’s revenue… are you wanting 2017 to be a bigger year than ever before? We are proud to announce a presentation series beginning January 11th at the Stackd Design offices in Springfield. Stackd Design founder Dave Spicer will outline the latest advancements that now make it possible to connect with…

How to Fix and Recover a Hacked Website?

If you sense that your website or a client website under your control has been hacked, first and foremost, you shouldn’t panic. It is true that a hacked site has the potential to hurt you badly. It can hurt your business, damage your reputation, immobilize your life for a while and even cost you your…

How to Remove malware from your Website?

If you suddenly realize that your website is infected with malware, what would you do? The mere thought of a malware attack is scary, isn’t it? malware can affect your computer system in more ways than one. Sometimes, hackers use them to collect sensitive information, sometimes they are used to disrupt your operations and hold…

Why should you be Using Child Theme for your WordPress Site?

Child themes are themes which inherit properties, functionalities, and styling of another theme called the parent theme. Child themes allow you to modify only a part of the total theme that you are using without modifying the complete theme. Modifying a whole theme often creates problems when you upgrade to a higher version, on WordPress.…

Importance of Sitemaps for your Websites

XML sitemaps are very important from the SEO point of view. These sitemaps help search engines to understand just how much of the content needs to be crawled. However, their importance is often underestimated. Sitemaps, also help in improving the navigability of the site and making it more user-friendly. Sitemaps help you to structure your…

Get Rid of the White Screen of Death – Permanently!

You may have encountered the ‘White Screen of Death’ when visiting your website. This is a documented WordPress error, and can arise from a number of issues. Low PHP memory limit set by website host Shared hosting providers often do this. Unfortunately, there isn’t enough memory for your plug-ins to run, or scripts to be…

Add Social Media Sharing Option to Your Pages / Posts

There is only one reason why you should do this – it leads to more buzz on social media about your pages and/or blog posts, and that can prove to be extremely helpful for your search engine rankings. With WordPress, you could choose from any of 16 designs for social media icons, and you can…

How to Prevent Spam Coming Through Your Websites

One of the most annoying things you would have definitely faced as a business owner (or will face if you are going to start one) is the spam that comes through the contact details on your website. Well now the most obvious thing to do would be to not put any contact details at all-…

Four Reasons Why You Must Update Your Website Theme Today

Websites are the best way to communicate with the world. You may have full-fledged business, or you may be an entrepreneur trying to get people to know more about your business, or you may be a part of an institution trying to share their events and news with the public- websites are for just about…

Should You Be Using Frameworks In Your Web Designs?

There is a long running debate within the web designing circle whether frameworks serve a whole lot of purpose. While some say they are redundant, others maintain that frameworks play a crucial role. Some argue that websites can be built without breaking a sweat with CSS, JavaScript or HTML. Then why should frameworks find an…

Why do Most Experts Prefer a Grid-Based Web Design?

The use of grids in web design is not too old although it was popular with print technologists from the beginning of 1950s. But more graphic web designers are embracing the concept of grid layout to properly create a structure or framework of the page where different design components can be placed. A grid is…

What is the Role of Project Management in UX Design Projects?

The importance of project management and a project manager in a UX team is unquestionable. A project manager deliberates and discusses with his/her team to understand the impact of the project for their business, as well as for the business of their client. He/She is also tasked with the function of taking all the constraints…

How can you Recognize and Reduce the UX Debt of your Website?

Most websites start suffering from user experience debt as they grow old. It is a cumulative effect of cutting corners due to lack of time, money, expertise or other resources as well as technical constraints that create a hurdle in improving usability. Most website owners do not want to ‘waste time’ in carrying out usability…

5 Checkout Page Strategies to Improve E-Commerce Website Conversion Rates

For an online retailer, converting a prospect would mean to get the person to buy a product or a service. But, even though a lot of prospects add products to the wish list or cart, a lesser number of people proceed to make the actual buy. There could be a number of reasons for such…

5 Ideas That Can Improve the Conversion Rate of Your Website

Is the low conversion rate of your website bothering you? Do you feel that your website is failing to engage the visitors to the extent that you would like? Or are you thinking that it is just plain dumb luck that it has not worked out so far? Are you worried that making design changes…

Website Design Practices For a Better Mobile User Experience

Statistics show that mobile device internet usage increased to nearly 40 percent between 2012 and 2015, before which desktops monopolized nearly 90 percent of the online traffic. If the numbers say anything, it is that mobile site usage cannot be ignored. We tell you how to make your mobile website design favor a better user…

Reasons Why You Need a Responsive Web Design

As the usage of mobile devices picks up, sites that do not adopt a mobile-friendly format are at risk of being left behind in the race. Our Brisbane digital marketing agency tells you how adopting a responsive design can help you garner more customers, more profits, and better SEO rankings in the long run. Better…

Why is Interactivity an Important Element in Website Design?

Your website gives your customers an insight into your business. A well-designed and interactive website leaves a very good first impression on your customer which can go a long way into building a successful relationship. All successful websites use the art of engaging their site visitors to reduce the bounce rate of the website or…

5 Ingredients for a Great Landing Page Design

You got a company website because you wanted to inform your target audience about the products or services offered by your company. Another aim could be to create a strong brand positioning. But for that you need to establish a strong relationship with your audience and also empower them. But what is the ultimate aim?…

How to Optimize SEO Without Breaking the Bank

Pay for advertising on social media: For this, you don’t have to run a $25,000 ad campaign on Tumblr; a comparatively low investment, such as $10-$50 spent on promoting some of your best posts is enough to bring in visitors to your website, and people coming in from social media platforms is great for SEO.…

How Psychology affects Web Design

Understanding the psychology behind how your web design affects your customers viewing and buying experiences will give you an advantage over competitors. Web design is all about the customers so it is necessary to understand their view of a website. Many businesses make the mistake of designing websites based on their own aesthetics and guidelines.…

5 Fundamental Design Principles That Can Make or Break Your Website

There are some design ideas that are extremely easy to implement but have a high success ratio. These are often overlooked because a lot of people think that they are too simple to yield meaningful results. Implementing these ideas would enhance the functionality of your website, improve the user experience of the visitors to your…

Five Web Design Best Practices to Boost Growth and Conversions

A website is crucial for businesses and it is directly related to growth. On the opposite end, improper web design can seriously hinder customers from taking your services. Business2Community.com recently released statistics based on research from multiple sources on the question. The research found that users will leave if the content layout is unattractive, if…

The Importance of Animation in Web Design

Animation is a subject which has been related to games and creating nice effects but its potential in improving user experience has been underexplored. It can make the user interface intuitive and make it easier for the visitor to get around your website. However, you will have to get the mix of textual content, visual…

Why Should You Give Particular Attention to Color While Designing Your Website?

For grabbing the attention of your visitor as soon as they land on a particular page of your website, the background, foreground colors as well as the colors of the interactive elements play a tremendous role. The right color combination can create a visual treat and have a profound effect on the visitor. It will…

Why You Are Failing at SEO

These are some of the common mistakes a lot of people make; contrary to usual beliefs, the following practices may be doing more harm than good. Keyword stuffing: The popular misconception is that the more keywords there are in the page content, a search engine will be fooled into thinking that it is more relevant.…

How to Give Your Website a Professional Appeal

It takes just a few seconds for visitors to judge your website. Visitors won’t think twice about going to a different website if your website looks unprofessional. We take a look at some essential web design norms that can give your site a professional edge.

Top Local SEO Tips For Businesses

A vast majority of users carry out searches on local businesses on their mobile devices. Statistics reveal that the number of mobile searches in 2015 exceeded the searches carried out on desktop devices. Connect the dots, and it’s not hard to figure out why local SEO is important for businesses.

Is Your Web Design Aligned With Your Digital Marketing Strategy?

You may have a sound email marketing and social media marketing strategy. But your website is equally important to make that crucial positive first impression. So is your web design aligned with your digital marketing efforts? Here is some more information.

Website SEO Mistakes You Want to Avoid

Google’s SEO strategy is always evolving. So before you start implementing the latest SEO strategy that many Brisbane digital marketers are already implementing, you want to make sure you are not making any of these mistakes. Separate SEO and web design strategies

What Do Conversion-Focused Websites Have in Common

Want to improve the conversion numbers on your site? Here are five principles that sites that enjoy good conversion rates use.

Using A/B Tests to Drive Your Conversion Rate

Optimizing your site for conversions is a continual process. You should constantly experiment with your site layout and features to see if you can drive up the conversion rates any higher.

Is Your Web Design Aligned With Your Digital Marketing Strategy?

You may have a sound email marketing and social media marketing strategy. But your website is equally important to make that crucial positive first impression. So is your web design aligned with your digital marketing efforts? Here is some more information.

Web Design Tricks For Higher Conversion Rates

Your conversion rate is not just dependent on the product/service you have on offer, or the strong copy you have to back it, but also the design of your site. Here are some ways you can funnel in more visitors.

Web Design Tips For a Better SEO Performance

SEO has evolved over the years through the course of many algorithm updates. The days of keyword-cramming strategies are over. And it’s not just about content, but also how you design your site that can affect your SEO rankings. Here are some tips to get your SEO rankings up through the right web design practices.

What’s Making Visitors Leave Your Website?

If your website has been recording a high bounce rate, despite a strong website design and content, then you may want to get in touch with a Brisbane web design expert to see what is causing it. Here are some common reasons that make visitors leave websites.