The Overnight Website Podcast
The Overnight Website Podcast
We discuss and demystify websites. From the stuff you see, like design and content, to the stuff you don't, like accessibility and security, we talk about everything you need to know to keep your website running smoothly and make it work for you.
Trends to Avoid: Marquee Animation - PART 2
January 27, 2024 • 20 MIN
A new auto scrolling method revealed itself not even 2 days after I did the first video on avoiding marquee animation, and I felt compelled to make it clear that all the situations require the same thought process. This is the audio from a video recorded, which means there are a few references to what I'm showing on the screen, which is described as it's being shown. The video does include animations that may be triggering to some. Video link is in the show notes.
The Spacer Block: The little div that caused a big stir
January 15, 2024 • 16 MIN
The spacer block's existence brings up some big feelings and strong opinions. I was one of those people criticizing the spacer block. Empty divs? Really? I was not a fan. Learn about this little troublemaker, if and when to use it, and how to make it better. This is the audio from a video recorded, which means there are a few references to what I'm showing on the screen, which is described as it's being shown. Video link is in the show notes.
Trends to Avoid: Marquee Animation
December 30, 2023 • 18 MIN
If you're thinking of adding scrolling text or images to your website, listen to this this first. There are some concerns here for usability, accessibility — and do people even like it? See some examples, learn about the pitfalls, and find out why this resurrected retro trend falls into the "avoid" category. This is the audio from a video recorded, which means there are a few references to what I'm showing on the screen, which is described as it's being shown. Video link is in the show notes.
Annual Website Tasks: Preparing your website for the new year
December 20, 2023 • 16 MIN
There are plenty of things you should do to keep your website running smoothly. Quarterly tasks, monthly tasks, there are even weekly things you could be doing to help your website be an incredible asset for you. But what about yearly? If you’re already keeping an eye on your site, is there anything that happens yearly, or is it another one of those “new year, new you” remixes that get thrown around every year? Actually, yes! There are a few things that an annual milestone could be useful for. Learn about the things you can do annually to make your website the best it can be.
The absolute first thing you need to do before creating your website
November 27, 2023 • 24 MIN
You absolutely should have a website, and you absolutely shouldn't let worries about it not being "done" get in the way of launching it. But the absolute first thing you need before creating your website is a plan. When do you need a plan and when should you just jump in and get something out there?
Fast and easy website accessibility: The myth, the harms, and what you can do about it
July 27, 2023 • 13 MIN
Every single person with a website should be checking to make sure everyone who visits it can use it. Everyone who comes to the site should be able to get the same information, meaning, and as similar experience as possible from it. So how do you go about figuring out if your website is accessible? How are you supposed to know if everyone can use your site?
Top 4 Reasons You Need a Great Website to Level Up Your Business
September 10, 2022 • 5 MIN
It all comes down to reputation and trust, and when your website is lacking, so is the faith people have in your business. You absolutely cannot overlook your website, and here are 4 reasons why.
What is a Website Audit and Why is it so Important
September 1, 2022 • 5 MIN
If you want to avoid a rousing game of website whack-a-mole, you need a website audit. You need a professional who can assess every area of your website, together, all at once, and do a deep dive into everything from overall analysis of things like messaging, to more detailed things like alt tags and heading order.
How to Transition Your Website After a Rebrand
May 5, 2022 • 5 MIN
Ok, you’ve rebranded. You’ve done the research, gone through the process of getting super clear on who you’re talking to, of refining your message, of putting it into a nice visual package. Now what? How do you bring that new message and vision to your most important digital asset?
5 Website Redesign Tips, Tricks, and Best Practices
May 4, 2022 • 13 MIN
There are so many things you need to keep in mind when making your own website or handling your own website updates. So let’s take the website as a whole, and instead of creating a never-ending list of every mistake I’ve ever seen websites make, let’s start with the 5 most common website issues that you can fix quickly and easily.
Stop procrastinating and build your website NOW
March 10, 2022 • 21 MIN
My advice when it comes to making a website is often “just get started.” If you’ve decided to do it yourself, know that you can get halfway through and change your mind. There are a few basic steps to every website that if you follow them, the only thing that will stand in your way is yourself.
How To Know When It's Time To Redo Your Website
March 10, 2022 • 24 MIN
Most people don’t think to ask themselves if they should redo it let alone knowing when it’s time. A website that’s been built and completely forgotten is actually the hugest hurdle. Here are a few guidelines to help you decide if a website redo is something you need to do.
Welcome to the Podcast
March 2, 2022 • < 1 MIN
Welcome to the Overnight Website Podcast, where we discuss and demystify websites. From the stuff you see, like design and content, to the stuff you don't, like accessibility and security, we talk about everything you need to know to keep your website running smoothly and make it work for you.