How to add a search box to your Squarespace website - video tutorial

How to add a search box to your Squarespace website - video tutorial

When it comes to designing a website, many people overlook the importance web usability. If the goal is to make it as easy as possible for visitors to access important information, we must give a shoutout to the (under appreciated) search box. Many websites are missing a search box and this is no bueno! Luckily for you, it's a quick fix that packs a major punch.

There are two common places that visitors expect to see a search box, and that is in the footer and on the blog page. If your website doesn't have a search box yet, take this tutorial as a hint that you should add one today! It might make sense to add a search box to one or both of these locations - the choice is totally up to you and how you can best serve your audience. 

This video tutorial will tell you why it's so important to have a search box on your website, and will show you how to add a search box to your site's footer and blog page.

How to add and remove pages from the navigation in Squarespace - video tutorial

How to add and remove pages from the navigation in Squarespace - video tutorial

The navigation is one of the key sections of your website because it guides visitors to valuable areas of content. It's a way for them to easily find the pages they're looking for and also gives you, the website owner, a chance to put that information directly in front of them in the simplest way possible.

You might already have a Squarespace website and want to add or remove pages from the navigation. Or perhaps you want to switch up the order of those pages in the navigation list. Alternately, you might be starting out with a brand new Squarespace website and aren't sure how to get started adding pages to your navigation and menu. 

This video tutorial covers all of that and more!

Let me show you how easy it is to add and remove pages from your navigation in Squarespace.

Expert Roundup : Tips for creating graphics that support your website

Expert Roundup : Tips for creating graphics that support your website

Text + images + internet = website

... right? LOL nope, but wouldn't that be nice?!

A website is made up of so much more than just a bit of text and a few image. There's a lot of strategy involved and depending on what the goals are for your website, your website will look totally different from someone else's. Which is a good thing!

One design element that is often overlooked (but packs a major punch) is website graphics.

Graphics can go a long way to support your website and help form a visual identity for your brand online. Images and unique GIFs for your website or social media channels should focus on quality over quantity for best results. However, I've noticed that graphics are also something that many people get wrong. Frequent faux-pas that I see on many websites are a lack of consistency in aesthetic, sizing, branding, or that they are completely missing!

If you're looking to build and run a website that promotes your products or services and helps to generate revenue, quality graphics are necessary. And lucky for you, they are much easier to understand and create than you might think!

I've reached out to some of the industry's leading experts to make sure that you have the best advice possible when it comes to creating graphics for your website. These ladies are all powerhouses in the design field who specialize online platforms. They know their stuff and have built impressive businesses sharing their knowledge and showing their work.

Here's what my typical day looks like as a web designer/developer

Here's what my typical day looks like as a web designer/developer

One of my favourite things to read online is "behind the scenes" looks at how my peers (and other creatives) run their businesses and schedule their time. I love playing the comparison game to my own schedule, and usually find myself picking up pointers or suggestions along the way. I always get a kick out of seeing how different or similar our calendars are because just when I feel like a chicken with my head cut off, I'm reminded that we're all out here doing our best with what we have. 

Those of us who freelance or run our own businesses don't always have to follow the traditional 9-5 schedule. THANK THE LORD!

Take a look at how I manage client work, business administration, and ongoing tasks while also balancing out my personal life. I break down a typical day for you so that you can peek behind the curtains to see how I work. I've also created a free printable that will help you design your day, focus on the most important tasks and get sh*t done.