My bank just got bought by another bank, and this is the beautiful egg they laid on me: pink and green zebra stripes. Compare that to Simple.com. Any questions?
Mitt Romney's Compressed Images
Mitt, don’t skimp on image optimization I just visited Mitt Romney’s website for the first time and noticed right away that his site looked cheap because his button images had been so compressed for load time. For comparison, here are some similar boxes on BarackObama.com Look for yourself I don’t think the affect of the […]
Download all the great patterns in one place. Squidfingers.com has the best source of free patterns out there, and has been used by thousands of web designers. Unfortunately, however, you have to download patterns one at a time. With 158 patterns, this can take a while. I have compiled all the Squidfingers.com patterns into one […]
New White House Website Launched!
The new White House website is beautiful. Until a more in-depth analysis of the website is available, here are some screenshots and images. Read my White House website’s design predictions, and subscribe to my RSS feed to keep updated!
Update: the new White House Website is launched! The new White House website design: what to expect? We know who President-Elect Barack Obama’s web designers were: SimpleScott, and later Walker Hamilton too. My sources tell me (don’t you have sources? 🙂 ) that Scott Thomas and Walker Hamilton are no longer working with the Obama or Change.gov website. Scott […]
If you find this article helpful, please share it, or Digg it! In Part 1 of Building a real estate website in WordPress, you learned about a plugin called FreshPost that we used to set up the basic structure of your real estate website. Using this article, you will be able to display a single listing page […]
Westside Business Builders is a networking group based in Golden, Colorado. Their website provides general information about the group, and it serves as a member directory. Katz Web Design is a member of the group. The membership committee asked Katz Web Design to prepare a proposal for the WSBB website, and this Wednesday, the group voted […]
I am designing and creating a real estate website with WordPress, and I’m going to be writing a few articles that detail how it’s done. This article will get you started — please leave feedback with any questions or topic requests for the next installment. Real estate using WordPress Part 2 is now available! A little background — […]
Found: Hillary Clinton's web designer
We know who Barack Obama’s web designer is. Let’s find out who Hillary’s web designer is! I’ve looked through the CSS and there’s no trace of the designer. Anyone know? Hillary Clinton’s web designer has been found! Thanks to krs who left a comment below, Hillary’s web designer has been found. Design by Mayfield Strategy Group […]
Found: Barack Obama's Web Designer
Update: The New WhiteHouse.gov Website Update: Who will be the White House web designer? A lot of people have wanted to know who designed Barack Obama’s website. With good reason: Obama’s website is beautiful. It even conveys Obama’s message of hope in it’s wistful design. Well, here it is: Barack Obama’s web designer is: SimpleScott. […]
The current KWD website was never a permanent solution, but it was the direction I had been going. That has changed. I am proud to officially announce a rebranding of Katz Web Design, and give a preview of what’s to come. The new logo (draft) The future website (draft) Click on image for a higher-resolution […]
How does a 30% conversion rate sound?
I like to brag every now and then. When we set out to design a landing page for my Denver client, we had our eyes set on a minimum 2% conversion rate for their pay-per-click campaign. Currently, we’re achieving a 15.94% overall conversion rate. I made some tweaks to the form design last week, and […]
We know better now. My wife and I have just bought our first house. It has been updated, it looks great, and we’re slowly making it our own. When we bought it, we planned on installing our own laminate flooring. We bought a circular saw, read a few how-to articles, and felt generally pretty confident. […]
This two-page PDF file is an example of how to define your website audience. When you create a website, it’s important to have in mind for whom you’re designing. When designing landing pages, it is especially important to focus on an audience and craft every piece of content to fit that profile. Feel free to […]
Content is king…when can I get it?
As a web designer / developer, my job is pretty straight forward: I design a website, code it, and add the content. But that’s not all. I’ve also got to be a pest, hounding clients for content. At the beginning of each project, it’s always a good idea to get a firm grasp on exactly […]
When you first move to a new city, you aren’t familiar with the roads. You buy a map to help guide you, you ask Google how to get you from here to there most efficiently, and you stop and ask people directions. After you’ve lived in the city for a while, you become familiar and […]
Multiple Matte Colors for CSS Sprites
Here’s the problem: I want to use CSS Sprites for transparent images, and they require different matte colors. The promise of CSS Sprites is great: you can combine many small images into one bigger image, and use CSS to reveal only the revelant parts. But what if you have a background image, and the background […]
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