Posts tagged Website updates
Your Studio Website in 2019: Update or Start Over?

What year did you build your first studio website?

Did you build it yourself? Did a family member or friend build it for you? Did you hire a web designer?

I built my first website on Squarespace in 2013.

It was both overwhelming and thrilling. I felt a tremendous sense of accomplishment when it was finished, and received frequent compliments on how modern and professional it looked.

I wish I’d taken a screenshot of that website; you would think it was anything but “modern” now. Ironically, while our 4-year old kitchen remodel still looks on-trend; my 6-year old website design would look ridiculously dated.

That’s because website technology and online design trends, in particular, change at lightning speed now.

It’s important that your website is connecting with parents, and many of these parents are millenials.

Keeping your website relevant and relatable to parents in 2019 means updating the look - and performance - of your website regularly.

But how do you know when to update your website and when to start over with a new website?

Here are 3 quick ways to know when it’s time to start over with a new website:

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Will Your Studio Website Get Lost in 2019? These 3 Changes are Essential.

Happy New Year!

Is your website ready for 2019? Things change so fast online that it can be hard to keep up.

Today’s post contains the 3 things you must do to be sure your website is 2019-ready. These changes are absolutely essential if you want your website to continue to work well for you.

Everything on this list can be checked quickly, so let’s dive in and bring your website up to speed for the new year.

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10 Web Design Terms You Need to Know to Keep Your Website Relevant

Do you ever feel like people who talk knowledgeably about websites are speaking a different language?

Do you wish you understood more about your website and how to make sure it’s up to date?

In the next five minutes, you will learn ten web design and technology terms - and why they’re important for your website and your studio.

Here’s your web expert cheat sheet:

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Quick Tip: Is Your Font Driving Website Visitors Away?

Have you ever felt irritated when you’re trying to read a website and the font is too small?

Have you found yourself skimming over large blocks of text that seem to go on and on?

Have you noticed how certain fonts let you know right away that a website is extremely outdated?

Changing the font on your website is a super easy way to update your online presence and make parents engaged with your message.

This quick tip post will give you the why and how of updating your font in just a few minutes.

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5 Tips to Get Your Website Ready for Fall Enrollment

Does the thought of getting ready for fall lessons feel completely overwhelming?

Are you tired out from spring festivals, recitals, and summer camp planning?

Is vacation (or even a long nap) at the top of your priority list right now?

Does fall enrollment feel like your LAST priority?

You are not alone!

You’ve worked hard this year, given everything to your students, celebrated their successes and supported them through their struggles.

Before you reach that vacation or long nap, though, you can make your life in the fall much easier (and help your student numbers grow) by investing just a small amount of time in your website now.

In this post, I’ll give you 5 quick ways to be sure that your website is ready for fall enrollment - before you say goodbye to your final lesson of the school year.

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Spring Clean Your Website in 10 Days: Part 2

When was the last time you cleaned up your website?

Styles and trends online change quickly. Your studio website can start to look a bit dated before you know it.

The good news: you can keep your website looking fresh and up-to-date without spending a ton of time.

Here’s what you’ll need:

→ Thirty minutes or so per day for 10 days (just 3-4 days per week)

→ A spring cleaning checklist with easy-to-follow instructions (this blog post!)

If you haven't started spring cleaning your website yet, you'll want to begin with Part 1 of this series.

Sit down, get comfortable. Turn on your favorite productivity soundtrack (this week I'm listening to the 80s pop songs that my middle school students are learning).

Ready to give your website a good spring cleaning?

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Spring Clean Your Website in 10 Days: Part 1

When was the last time you cleaned up your website?

Online styles and trends change quickly. Your studio website can start to look a bit dated before you know it.

The good news: you can keep your website looking fresh and up-to-date without spending a ton of time.

Here’s what you’ll need:

→ Thirty minutes or so per day for 10 days (just 3 or 4 days per week)

→ A spring cleaning checklist with easy-to-follow instructions (this blog post!)

Sit down, get comfortable. Turn on your favorite productivity soundtrack (Haydn symphonies are my favorite for this).

Ready to give your website a good spring cleaning?

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