Attorney Website Design Blog
Tuesday, March 31, 2015
The Key Elements of Animation
If you take a trip around the web, and visit the websites of companies, organizations and even government entities, you’ll find that many contain animation. Simply defined, animation is a simulation of movement created by a series of rotating photos or frames. For many years, web animation was largely synonymous with Flash (it was created using Adobe’s Flash Animation software). However, as we detailed in a blog several years ago, HTML5 animation is now the prevailing technology allowing animation to be experienced across all devices.
Animation can be a great way to showcase the different strengths of your law firm, highlight multiple practice areas, showcase big settlements that you’ve attained for clients or can be subtly integrated to add a more professional feel to the design. If you’re contemplating animation for your practice’s website, consider the following:Read more . . .
Thursday, March 05, 2015
While much of the country has spent the past month shoveling out and trying to stay warm, the Amicus Creative team has been working around the clock to create awesome websites for the attorneys we serve. In the month of February alone, we launched 16 new sites! Below you’ll find a small sampling of our winter wonders:Read more . . .
Thursday, February 26, 2015
Under Construction Pages on Your Firm's Site
In your time on the web, you’ve undoubtedly stumbled across an “under construction” page. All too often, these place holders include a generic message to visitors to “check back soon” along with a photo of a construction cone or a stick figure in a hard hat. While some of these graphics may be cute, these templates don’t help the visitor learn a thing about your practice.Read more . . .
Friday, February 20, 2015
Should I put my firm’s videos on YouTube?
If you’re like the majority of Americans (78% to be exact), you likely watch a video on the web at least once per week. Video hosting and sharing sites like YouTube have made it easy to post videos and disseminate them to the masses, revolutionizing video marketing for all businesses, including law firms. We often hear from attorneys who have videos, or are looking to create them, and question whether YouTube is the right medium for their firm.Read more . . .
Wednesday, February 11, 2015
Did Your Site Get a D? The Dangers of Automated Website Graders
Every so often, we get a panicked call from one of the attorneys we work with. Our client has been contacted by an online marketing company who ran his site through their “industry leading website grader” and his site got a failing grade of a D. As you can imagine, our response is one of less concern and reassurance that the site is not in any way a failure. After all, we’ve been doing this for years and we know how to develop an effective website. So what’s the deal with these automated website graders?Read more . . .
Friday, February 06, 2015
Improve Your Visibility on the Web with These Great Events
At Amicus Creative Media, we don’t just make great websites; we provide our clients with the tools and resources they need to create an effective marketing campaign that continuously generates new business for their practices. One of the ways in which we do this is by offering educational programs for the legal community, and we’ve lined up a number of great events in the weeks ahead. Be sure to register soon - space is limited!Read more . . .
Monday, January 26, 2015
Google Warns About Mobile Usability Issues
Last week, webmasters around the globe received a notice from Google warning them of mobile usability issues. These warnings were emailed and posted in users’ Webmaster Tools accounts. The warnings included a full report of the non-mobile friendly pages on the site in question along with a list of the problematic components on the offending pages. The reports highlighted issues like “small font size” and “touch elements too close”; while these site elements may not be problematic on the larger screen of a PC, they are not ideal for a visitor trying to access or navigate around a site on the smaller screen of a handheld device.Read more . . .
Tuesday, January 13, 2015
The Preferred Website Developer of NACBA Members
We are only a few days into 2015, and it’s already shaping up to be a great year here at Amicus Creative. We’re so pleased to announce that we recently partnered with the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys on two exciting initiatives.Read more . . .
Monday, December 29, 2014
Your Site’s Year in Review
As we enter the final days of 2014, there is no more perfect time to reflect upon your firm’s successes, and shortcomings, of the past year. With your website serving as the focal point of your online marketing campaign, it's important that you take time to evaluate its performance. With Amicus Creative’s integrated performance tracking tools in our industry-leading Site Manager, you can learn a lot about your site without spending hours glued to your computer. Consider the following aids to help you understand your site’s success:Read more . . .
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Proud to Be a Certified Google Partner
You don’t have to look far to find a company that offers Search Engine Marketing (SEM) services. In fact, you can find millions of sites touting these services by doing a simple Google search. To help consumers find knowledgeable experts and set a sort of standard for SEM consultants, Google manages a partner network which is comprised of approximately 5,000 companies around the globe. At Amicus Creative, we’re proud to be a certified “Google Partner”, offering attorneys across the country top-notch SEM services.Read more . . .
Thursday, December 04, 2014
Legal Marketing Trends of 2014
As you know all too well, the web is littered with blogs written by and for attorneys. While we are not quick to recommend most, there is one that we regularly read. Attorney at Work is a great resource for legal professionals. The content, contributed by experts throughout the industry, covers everything from marketing to professional development and practice management. This week, they featured an article written by Bob Denney exploring the hot trends in the legal industry in 2014. Read more . . .