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Why I use the Divi theme to build websites

Why I use the Divi theme to build websites

As a web designer, I've experimented with a lot of different website themes and platforms. Some are good, some awful, and one theme in particular has stood head and shoulders above the rest. It's a web designer's dream! I'm talking, of course, about Divi. What's Divi?...

7 web design best practices for small businesses

7 web design best practices for small businesses

Anyone can create a website these days. But can anyone create a good website? Platforms like WiX would certainly have you believe so (and I would know, I get their ads all the time!) I believe it's possible to create a good website with any platform. However, doing so...

How to create a website for your business in 7 steps

How to create a website for your business in 7 steps

In this guide, I'm breaking down my 7-step process to creating beautiful websites that convert. As you'll see, design and development is only one step of the process. Many people, both DIYers and web designers, make the mistake of skipping straight to the design part...

7 easy ways to improve SEO on your website

7 easy ways to improve SEO on your website

There are many things you can do to improve SEO on your site and get more organic search traffic. In this post, we'll cover 7 easy SEO techniques you can implement right away. No code or complex strategies required! P.S. Scroll to the bottom of the page for a handy...

How to create a homepage that converts

How to create a homepage that converts

Your homepage is critical online real estate for your business. It's all the most important features of your brand summarized onto one page--who you are, what you do, and who you serve. A homepage that converts is strategically designed and written to encourage your...

15 free feminine stock photos for female entrepreneurs

15 free feminine stock photos for female entrepreneurs

As a web designer, I spend a lot of time poring through stock images, both for my clients and for my own business. Since a lot of my clients are female entrepreneurs, I'm often searching for feminine stock photos to complement their brand. The eye is naturally drawn...

Website Launch Checklist: 7 Things To Do Before Launching

Website Launch Checklist: 7 Things To Do Before Launching

Your new website is finally complete after hours of blood, sweat, and tears (okay, hopefully not!) and you just can't wait to launch it to the world. Congratulations on hitting this major milestone in your business! But not so fast. If you have a solid launch strategy...

7 things to do before hiring a web designer

7 things to do before hiring a web designer

You have a brilliant business idea, you've created a plan, packaged your goods or services, and are ready to move on the logical next step--hiring a web designer. Or are you? Web design is a big investment, both in time and money, so it's essential to step into the...

5 pages every service based business website needs

5 pages every service based business website needs

Are you a service-based business owner? If so, then you probably already know just how vital your website is to the success of your business. Even if you don't sell products, your website is your brand's virtual storefront. It's where potential clients go to learn...

Steph Corrigan Design Blogger

Meet the BLOGGER

Hi, I'm Steph! I'm the owner and wearer-of-many-hats of Steph Corrigan Design, a boutique creative studio specializing in strategic branding and web design for small businesses.

I’m here to break down everything you’ve been wondering about when it comes to starting and scaling an online business in the most aligned way possible. From branding basics to tried-and-true marketing strategies, you’ll get my unfiltered thoughts and advice on how to make your brand stand out.

If you ever want to ask me a question or simply say hello, please feel free to slide into my DM's on Instagram!

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