The process of building a website can be a timely one, but it’s very important to consider the user experience. For every website built by Harness Media, we never begin with design. In fact, it is one of the last steps in the website building process. Truly effective web design focuses on the user, their […]
When I am training clients on the basics of how to use and access their websites, I often use an analogy that I developed a few years ago. I’ve received a lot of positive feedback regarding this analogy, and I’ve improved it over the years to simplify it as much as possible. Most of my […]
Earlier this month, current Website Care Plan clients likely noticed an email from Harness Media titled, “Website Care Report”. We quietly launched this new feature, sending out the first of monthly reports. We’re excited about this new feature, as it provides a whole new level of transparency in the services we provide to our clients. We […]
What is Facebook Business Manager? Intended for use by organizations and agencies, Facebook Business Manager allows for the oversight of Facebook business assets (Pages, Ads, Applications) without the need to share personal login details. Instead, ad-hoc sign-ins are created for employees within the platform, all overseen by the owner of the Business Manager account. This provides an excellent solution for companies to manage internal […]
Speed is important online. Your website visitors are impatient and Google rewards fast websites with higher ranking in search results. WordPress sites can be slow if they aren’t built or configured properly. However, there are services, tools, and methods available to make your WordPress website zoom. Here are the top 8 ways to make your […]
The World Wide Web is the best and most cost-effective way to market your business. For this reason, it is very important that you update your website to keep it beautiful, fresh and safe. Here are the top seven reasons why you should keep your website up-to-date. #1: Visual Appeal The appearance of your website is a […]
How and why to prepare your website content using the F Pattern style of writing Recently, I presented to the members of PRO Salem, a local business referral and networking group, on how to “F Your Website”. You can view the presentation by clicking through the slideshow above, or read the transcript below. Good content […]
How does your current website look when you view it on your smartphone? If it’s not already set up for viewing on mobile devices, chances are it’s too small or scrolls sideways off the screen. Either way, it’s difficult for potential clients to read and navigate. Responsive Web Design (RWD) makes your website easy to use […]
For the purposes of explaining good logo design, structure and layout, we’ll focus on our own Harness Media logo. In late April 2016, we completed a year-long process of developing our own re-branding plan, which included reorganization of the business, renaming the company and a new logo design. What better way to show the importance […]
What’s in a name? You can read a lot from a business name. The problem is, sometimes what you read is not what was intended by the person(s) who determined that business name. In our case, the name “Harness Technology” seems to have resonated with many people as a computer repair company. While IT (Information Technology) is […]
If you’ve ever worked with a WordPress-based website where you wanted to manage events, you may already be aware of the options available to you. WordPress event management is a rather common requirement, so there are lots of choices. Some of our clients simply use the default WordPress blogging system and put their events in […]
As you may already know, WordPress is a powerful tool for building websites. It provides website owners with a learnable and intuitive interface (the Dashboard) for publishing and managing content. It also provides developers and designers with a robust system for building feature-rich and beautiful websites for their clients (the website owners). But how secure […]
Website load times are more important than ever. Slow-loading pages can have a huge impact on your website in terms of speed, bandwidth and storage space. In today’s world, your website should load in no more than 4 seconds, otherwise you risk losing traffic. People are impatient and they won’t wait for your page to […]
By now, you are probably used to hearing about Google changing its search algorithm to accommodate various trends in the web design market. They are constantly updating the algorithm to keep up with the times. Google’s planned algorithm updated slated for April 21, 2015 is no different. Mobile-friendly websites aren’t anything new. For many years, web […]
Just like any profession, there are a few of those so-called “professionals” out there that make the real professionals look bad. And web developers are no exception. I’ve rescued several of my clients from the clutches of a bad web developer or hosting company. Most of the time, I’ve found that the entire situation could have […]
It’s a tough job but somebody has to do it. There’s a good chance you are a user of at least one online discussion forum. Some are used for discussion of a variety of topics, others fill a niche for a specific topic or industry, and still others serve as a form of support for […]
One of the first tasks you’ll want to tackle with your shiny new WordPress website is to create a page. Naturally, you’ll also want to add it to your navigation menus so your visitors can find it.
Harness Technology today announced that they have acquired the web hosting accounts from Focus SEM, a privately held provider of search engine optimization (SEO) services.
The Google Hummingbird algorithm update was announced recently despite the actual upgrade a few weeks ago. They installed their latest update a few weeks ago without the slightest of announcements or usual fanfare.