Why I left your Website

If you are about to embark on creating a new website or redesign of your existing site, congratulations! As you are already aware, this is such a huge component of your overall business operations. It’s your online storefront, presenting an amazing opportunity to create not only a first impression, but more importantly, a powerful and positive lasting impression.

When you sit down to work with your web designer, it’s helpful to keep in mind the pitfalls that can create a poor impression on your website, ultimately frustrating your visitors. None of these fixes require a huge budget, fancy graphics, or intricate code. The only requirement is user mindfulness. Think like a user, and the content and navigational pieces will fall into place.

website usability tips

Image Sizes for Social Media News Feeds

Image Sizes for Facebook NewsfeedHave a great image but unsure how it will show up in your followers news feed?

Here’s a quick guide on news feed image sizing for some of the most popular social media platforms.

470×394. Facebook will not crop, it will scale.  Upload images with widths of 720, 960, or 2048 pixels for optimal quality, and Facebook will resize images automatically to fit the feed.

640×640.  Think square, not landscape or portrait.  Photos uploaded to Instagram can be a maximum of 2048×2048 pixels.

506×253. Think more landscape.  Images pixels can be up to 1024×512.

350 minimum width.  Since Google+ uses lots of columns, height varies.  Google+ lets you see the full image when clicked, so bigger images do well.

238 pixels wide.  Like Google+, Pinterest uses lots of columns in their newsfeed, creating a wide variation in image height.  When expanded, the images will appear 735 pixels wide.