Why You Need a Responsive Mobile-Optimized Website (Infographic)

So what exactly is a responsive website and why does your business need one? Having a responsive site means that a website is designed and optimized for a better viewing experience through a desktop computer, laptop computer, tablet and smartphone. The infographic below shows responses from customers regarding mobile-optimized websites, as well as their opinions on email marketing and blogs, especially how these marketing methods help improve customer satisfaction and engagement.

Infographic created by the yvenia Web Solutions design team.
Infographic created by the yvenia Web Solutions design team.

yvenia Web Solutions is a partnership between yvenia Design and ma WebCenters®, an innovative Internet marketing company specializing in business website design, eCommerce and hosting services. Here are five reasons why yvenia Web Solutions can help promote your business.

If you have any questions, please contact me.

Beautiful Website Design for Make-up Artist

Designed by Design team from yveniaWeb Solutions.
Designed by Design team from yveniaWeb Solutions.

If you’re a make-up artist who’s looking to expand your business online, here’s a beautiful website design created by the Design team from yveniaWeb Solutions. Simple, clean and easy to navigate.

yveniaWeb Solutions is a partnership between yvenia Design and maWebCenters®, an innovative Internet marketing company specializing in business website design, eCommerce and hosting services. Here are five reasons why yveniaWeb Solutions can help promote your business.

If you have any questions, please contact me.

yveniaWeb Solutions – A Web Design and Online Marketing Partnership

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Websites are designed by yveniaWeb’s design team.

As a graphic designer, I usually work independently and efficiently in designing pieces that can help market and promote your business, organization or event. My portfolio mostly consists of print marketing collateral, web assets (web banners and other graphics) and other custom design pieces.

In terms of web design, I can build and design web pages using a content management system, such as Dreamweaver, WordPress, Vignette and SharePoint. However, I am still learning and understanding the web programming aspect in building a website from scratch, such as JavaScript. With a full-time job, building a business on the side, being a co-president of a professional organization, as well as finding room for some social time, even graphic designers need some help.

This is why I have partnered with maWebCenters®, an innovative Internet marketing company specializing in business website design, eCommerce and hosting services. yveniaWeb Solutions offers an online marketing strategy, as well as web design services, for small businesses, start-ups and other organizations who want to build their web presence. Our business also includes an award-winning Customer Service team and a group of talented web designers who can help your business with unlimited support for your website and other questions you may have.

Click here to learn more about yveniaWeb Solutions. If you want to see a demo of our web design and marketing solution, please contact me for an appointment.

Fun Reading

Design Books

One of my annual professional goals is to keep up to date with the latest graphic design trends and tips to build my freelancing design business. I always do my research from anywhere — the Internet, magazines, books, even while doing errands. Even though most of my research is on the Web, I decided to go to my local library and picked these up (Never underestimate the power of the library!). Yes, it’s been awhile since I held an actual book!

The books I picked up:
The Designer’s Guide to Marketing and Pricing, Ilise Benun and Peleg Top
Creating Your Digital Portfolio by Ian Clazie

Why Small Businesses Can Benefit From a Website Redesign

Image by MA Webcenters Design Team.
Image by MA Webcenters Design Team.
If you own a small (or mid-sized) business and your website looks like it was last updated over 10 years ago, then it’s time to think about giving your website a makeover. But with limited marketing budgets and resources, as well as lack of time for updates, you’d probably think a redesign is the last thing on your mind, right?

Well, think of it this way. Having a web presence is one of the most popular and effective ways to advertise your business. If your website is outdated, then your business is not taking advantage of the ever-growing online marketplace, which includes social media, blogs, email marketing, as well as e-Commerce and mobile/tablet-friendly capabilities. Plus, having an outdated website can leave a bad impression to your prospective customers.

If you’re thinking of revamping your site, you can contact me to schedule a free demo about how our integrated online solution can help promote your business.

yvenia Web Solutions is a partnership between yvenia Design and ma WebCenters®, an innovative Internet marketing company specializing in business website design, eCommerce and hosting services. Here are five reasons why yvenia Web Solutions can help promote your business.

Why I Use Paper.Li

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You may have noticed on my Twitter (@yveniaB) that I have posts linking to the yvenia DesignCom Daily site. This page was actually developed and powered through Paper.Li, a content curator platform that can help you create an online newspaper, generating news resources and social media posts that are of interest to you and to your audience.

After some research, I decided to use Paper.li to gather all my favorite design and marcom news feeds into one page. This page replaces the weekly “Links to See” posts that I have done in the past — which can be time consuming. This new format is daily (the site also has the option to do a weekly paper or morning/nightly version) and is presented in a visually pleasing layout. Plus, another benefit is I don’t need to search my Twitter feeds to  do a weekly post. Paper.Li can do that task for me.

In addition, you can customize your Paper.Li site to consistently match your brand, i.e. colors and fonts. You can register for a free account, but you would have limited options. If you want to fully customize your news site, such as your own domain or monetize your site through advertising, you can also upgrade to a Pro account for only $9/month — I’m planning to do that soon.

The downside is that WordPress doesn’t accept the Paper.li widget due to security issues and doesn’t accept JavaScript. I even originally wanted to link the newspaper from the main tab section on the homepage, but just to make it easier for myself, I added the site as a top menu link.

To subscribe to my Paper.Li site, please follow my Twitter or go directly to paper.li/yveniaB/1378252230.

Links To See – Weeks of July 7 and 14

Here are the latest headlines from around the Web:

  • When Marketing Over Social Media, Test, Experiment and Test Some More (From Entrepreneur)
  • Mac users targeted in ‘ransomware’ scam (From MSN)

From Project Eve

From Creative Bloq

Links to See – Weeks of June 23 and June 30

Hope everyone had a great 4th of July holiday. I’ll be heading back to work on Monday after a four-day weekend — which is way too short! Even before the holiday, I’ve been lagging on my posts the past couple of weeks. So I’m starting the week off right with a couple of design inspirations I came across this holiday weekend, as well as some headlines over the Web. Enjoy!

Links To See – Week of June 16, 2013

Ok, I’m a couple days late, but here are some headlines over the Internet this past week.