Alt Creative Blog

Helpful articles about web design, development, and marketing.

QR Codes: Basics & Best Practices

Most people have seen the speckled black and white box of a QR Code. Most likely, you know that they’ve been around for a while, but have had uneven uptake among industries and around the world. 2020 changed this, making QR codes a popular feature for both marketing and customer communication efforts. The reason for […]

4 Ways to Create Ongoing Marketing Content

4 Ways to Create Ongoing Marketing Content

When building a small business, we often run into the struggle of how to make time for both running and marketing it. Should we be cold calling? What about running ads? It becomes so overwhelming, we’ll often resort to the few methods that feel the most familiar. What if we could connect more with customers, […]

Favorite Website Tools 2021

Our Favorite Web Design Tools in 2021

As the web matures, so does web design and development. As more technology is created and usage increases, our jobs are web designers and developers get simultaneously easier and harder. While increased audiences and shifting technology can present new hurdles, over the years many tools have surfaced that make life a little simpler for us. […]

Hiring a Website Professional

What to Look for When Hiring a Website Professional

Websites are easy to create but difficult to master. That’s why successful small business websites are often the product of several website professionals working in conjunction with a client. By hiring and using website professionals effectively, you can create a stand-out site that drives organic traffic straight to your door. The key is knowing how […]

Website Launch Checklist

Website Launch Checklist

In today’s world, anyone can launch a website — but not everyone can launch a small business website that will perform well. Numerous elements go into web design. When you launch your website, you want it to not only be easy for your customers to find what they’re looking for, but you also want it […]

Clarifying Your Purpose and Creating Website Goals

Many brands walk into website design knowing what others in their niche are doing and trying to emulate that. Unfortunately, if you copy what’s already out there for websites, the best you can hope to do is be equal to existing websites. If you want your brand to stand out and do new things, you […]

6 Website Myths for 2021

Web design has gone through a lot of changes over the years as users have moved more and more of their transactions and information-seeking online. However, much of the design advice from years past remains available and easy to find, which means new website owners often find outdated recommendations for how to build their site. […]

Alt Creative Named Best Web Design Firm in Austin by Digital.com

Alt Creative Named Best Web Design Firm in Austin by Digital.com The company was ranked among the most trusted agencies to design and build professional websites   AUSTIN, TEXAS – Digital.com, a leading independent review website for small business online tools, products, and services, has named Alt Creative to its list of the best web design […]

5 Things to Consider When Creating Your Marketing Plan for 2021

If you’ve already set aside time to create a marketing plan for the upcoming year, you’re ahead of most small- and medium-sized business owners. But has the coronavirus made you feel behind? In order to position yourself ahead of the competition in 2021, you’ll need to be agile. Your business was likely challenged as a […]

SEO Basics: Types of SEO

SEO Basics: Types of SEO

Few internet tools and techniques hold longevity quite like SEO. While specific methods have evolved over the years in keeping with algorithm changes, the tactic itself remains a top option for producing website traffic, and, more importantly, conversions. Over time, the scope of SEO has expanded to include a wide variety of techniques intended to […]

Boost Website Traffic

6 Ways to Boost Website Traffic

You’ve worked hard to produce an attractive website that provides real value for your customers. Congrats! That’s the first step in to build sales and convert visitors to customers. However, if it fails to attract visitors, then your beautifully designed, content-rich site will provide little value. With a few simple strategies, it’s possible to attract […]

7 Tips for Working From Home with A Virtual Team

In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, thousands of companies are turning to virtual work as a solution. That means many workers are facing a new challenge: working from home, full-time. Many people love the idea of working from home—no long commute, an extra hour of sleep, and more time to exercise or spend time […]