Build for People

Thoughts on building people-friendly websites from the team at Dotvita, a Dallas-based web design firm with a deeply-rooted desire to help small businesses fight the odds and grow. To us, there's no better way to level the playing field than using our favorite medium–the web.

Cut and run design has no value

Just last week I was at a party where a friend of a friend asked me: “What do you charge for a design?” After giving him a rather long-winded answer that didn’t seem to satisfy him, he said that he could just as well go to one of those site-overnight services and get a brand […]

Say goodbye to handshakes and plastic smiles

You’ll see this across the web: professional service providers afraid of confusing their audience so they use hopelessly generic, industry specific stock photography. If it’s a lawyer you’re guaranteed to find a gavel, a courtroom or marble pillars. An accountant will most likely feature calculators, flow charts and people sitting around tables in suits having […]

Get real and forget about SEO

Search Engine Optimization is one of those silver bullets that everyone wants but nobody really understands. We’ve taken a stab at explaining it to the common man without the fancy geek talk. Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is the concept of influencing your ranking with the leading search sites (Google, Yahoo, Bing, etc.). What the user […]

Patience is not a virtue

Speed. We all secretly crave it–whether your vice is fast cars, action movies or even fast food. So it probably shouldn’t come as a surprise that people want their web browsing to be lightening fast too. It defies logic that in 2012 with fiber optic, cable or next gen wireless internet that there are any […]