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Free Twitter Vector Icon

I’ve been getting quite a bit of traffic on my Facebook Vector Icon post from last year, so I thought I should also share the Twitter vector icon I created around that same time. The icons are very similar in style, so you could easily use them side by side. You can download the .zip file below.

Preview:
Twitter-Vector-Icon

Download Twitter-Vector-Icon.zip

Just like the Facebook icon, I would appreciate it if you would leave a comment and a link so I can see how you’re using this Twitter vector icon in your projects.

There Are Only Two Reasons Your Business Needs a Website

There are only two reasons that your business needs a website.

  1. To increase revenue.
  2. To reduce costs.

That’s it. After all, no matter what your mission statement says (if you have one), you know that in order to stay in business you have to make money. Frankly, there’s nothing wrong with that. But there is something wrong with having a website that doesn’t help you to do that.

I run into small businesses all the time who have a website that was built a decade ago and hasn’t been updated in years. If you ask them if they have a website they will tell you, “Yeah, we got one of those.” I usually go on to ask them if they have a great website that they’re proud of and that drives customers to their business or makes it easier for them to do business. “Uh… no” is the usual response.

The problem here is usually that whoever built the website for them never helped them understand its potential value to their business. A well designed and regularly updated website can help your small business find new customers and earn repeat business from existing ones. Could your business use a little more revenue? Of course.

What about businesses that are customer service intensive? Do you find yourself answering the same question over the phone a dozen times a day? If each of those conversations takes five minutes, that’s an entire hour per day that you’re losing. What if you had an effective website that included an FAQ’s page? You probably already know what the questions are because you hear them all the time. Why not incorporate them into your website? When the phone rings, you can simply direct the caller to visit that page on your site. Before long you’ll find that your customers will learn to check the website first. They’ll appreciate the convenience and you’ll actually get some work done!

If your website isn’t helping your business increase revenue or decrease costs, you need a new one. Contact us to find out how Wittmania can create an affordable, effective website for your small business.

Tabs On Top – And Why It Matters

I may be a bit late to the game here (in tech nerd terms), but I just got around to installing the Firefox 4.0 Beta this morning. I actually came across the mobile version in the Android Market on my phone last night and decided to give it a try on my desktop as well. While browsing through the list of new features I noticed the following item:

  • Tabs are now on top by default on Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux

In previous versions of Firefox, tabs for multiple pages in the browser were located directly above the content of the page, but below the address bar and search box. In Firefox 4, the tabs have been moved up, now residing above the address bar and just below the menu commands (File, Edit, etc.). Like in this diagram:

While the debate about tab position has gone on literally for years, Mozilla chose to take a decisive step forward in the name of usability. I won’t go into all of the reasons here (you can red them on Mozilla’s blog), I was rather impressed by the depth of thought they put into the decision. This is just one more example of developers shifting their focus to user experience rather than just flashy eye-candy that looks nice but doesn’t actually contribute anything. That’s in line with a trend among my clients, who are less concerned with my Photoshop skills than they are about my ability to create a website that attracts and engages their visitors.

If you’re interested in checking out the Firefox 4 Beta, you can get it here. If you’re interested in a website for your business that is engaging, interactive, and effective, you can get one here.

Testimonial:

We have a lot of positive feedback on our website and have even received jobs just because clients liked the "look" of it. Thanks again for your help with the website! I think refreshing that was one of the best things we have done for our business in a long time!

Megan Dryer
CS Kitchen and Bath