How a web design goes to hell

A collection of web design horror stories

If you’ve ever done any freelance creative work, you can relate to the plight of the designer in this comic. If you’ve ever been on the other end of hiring a designer to build a website for you, this just might give you […]

Website Design Trends in 2014

Web design is changing so fast it’s hard to keep up. Recent advancements in web development have given designers many more avenues to explore and experiments to conduct. In addition, the overwhelming adoption of mobile and tablet devices are rapidly changing our web design expectations. On top of that, faster internet speeds are allowing websites […]

Why your band needs a website

I’m not going to beat around the bush. If you’re serious about your music–your band needs a dedicated website.

Not a webpage, not social profile, not a Tumblr or a Blogger, but an actual honest-to-goodness hosted website with your own band name nested between the ‘www.’ and ‘.com.’

Yes, I’m biased. I work for a service […]

10 lessons learned from the worst band website in the world

The Lazer and the Beams website is a sight to behold. Flashing gifs, text marquees that scroll across the screen, head-bobbing cats, mixed fonts, tiled photos–it’s mesmerizingly bad. Luckily, they built a new website with HostBaby that looks totally awesome, but they’ve left the old site up so people can still gawk at — and […]

The worst band website in the world gets a makeover

The Lazer and the Beams website was a digital mess of scrolling text, clashing colors, animated gifs, mismatched fonts, and tiled photos. It’s even been referred to as the Worst Band Website in the World by a local Seattle news source.

“They’re not kidding either. It’s really bad,” admitted Lazer […]

How using Google Images can cost you $8,000

Do you use images on your website? Of course you do.

Do you only use images that you personally took, created, or explicitly have the rights to use?

Yes? Good call.

No, or not sure? You may want to keep reading.

Google images is the go-to spot for pics on the internet, and we all […]

The world’s worst website ever

Have you ever come across a website that’s so horrible, so impossible to navigate, so ugly, that you shudder at just the memory? (If you’ve completely blocked out the experience, I understand.) No doubt there were red and yellow flashing banners, mixed fonts, buttons everywhere, and too many animated gifs. Oh my! You probably hit […]

How to Add Social Media Icons to Any Website — No Coding Needed

Our very own Chris Bolton has created a simple way to add designer social media buttons to your website. Watch the video below!

Adding social media buttons to your website is a cinch with Nifty Buttons. All you need to do is choose the social media icon set you like best, grab your social […]

The Winners! HostBaby’s Site Builder Contest 2011

The results are in!

Thanks a billion-million to everyone who participated in the website design contest. We’ve seen so many awesome websites in the last month. It really shows just what the New HostBaby Site Builder is capable of. See all the entries here.

And yes, it was very hard to choose. The designers over […]