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5 Ways to Enhance Your Credit Union Website

Comparison Charts & Product Finders

With all of the services offered on a CU website it can be difficult for a website visitor to find or differentiate the product or service that is right for them. This is where comparison charts come in handy.

Branded Blog

A blog is a great tool for credit union websites not only for your visitors but for search engine results to help bring more visitors in the long run. By delivering fresh new content on your site, you’re keeping everything up to date and allowing google to index your site and find keywords that will help people find your site. A good blog idea is to provide useful information to your visitors. Financial Education content would be a good option as it is extremely valuable content that your readers will find useful.

Financial Calculators

Incorporating calculators into your website is a useful tool that will improve the overall experience the user has on your website. When buying a home, or a new car many members or potential clients have factors to be considered and compared and having calculators will make that much easier for them.

Quick Links

Quick links are a very useful option to add to any website. It helps keep the site organized and concise. Adding links such as loan rates, or online applications or web forms will help your users navigate to the things they are looking for much easier.

Online Applications & Forms

Banks and credit unions are increasingly integrating online applications and forms on their websites. Online applications allow users to apply for an account or a loan anytime and anywhere they want, making it convenient and increasing the chances of conversion. And when users aren’t ready to take action but are interested in more information, forms provide a simple, secure way to inquire about a product or service, which generates leads for your financial institution.

Web Accessibility, ADA, WCAG and You!

Accessibility
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Debunking CSS Performance Myths

Certain CSS Selectors are no longer as much of a performance concern as many developers may have once thought. With the ever-changing browser landscape we know that browsers are now faster and smarter than ever before.

Here is a list of the common CSS Selectors in order from lightest to heaviest and as we can see at one point it would have been recommended to avoid such selectors.

 

Rank Selector
1. ID
2. Class
3. Tag
4. General and adjacent sibling
5. Child and descendant
6. Universal
7. Attribute
8. Pseudo-classes and elements

 

Now, however, we don’t really have to worry about selector performance. As mentioned above browsers have evolved. Actually, Google doesn’t even worry about it anymore. A good tool to measure website performance is Google’s Page Speed Insights. In 2013 Google actually removed the common “Use efficient CSS selectors” rule. Keeping optimized images, leveraging browser caching, and minifying internal and external files is much more important when it comes to performance boosts on a website.

Gratiot Community Credit Union Launches New Website

Gratiot Community Credit Union home page
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Gratiot Community Credit Union launched a new website today. The site is a modern design incorporating features that make it responsive to every device used to view it. The design includes a blue and grey color scheme, large banners for current promotions, featured rates, featured products, featured articles and a section for member benefits. The home page is designed to hit most of the initial needs of visitors to their site. Take a look at their beautiful website: https://www.gratiotcu.org/

Western Division Federal Credit Union Launches New Website

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Congratulations to Western Division Federal Credit Union on the launch of their brand new site!

The new site showcases a clean and modern design that displays a large rotating banner that is perfect to call attention to the latest marketing campaigns, featured rates, and the direct login widget. Additionally, the site is completely responsive and looks great on mobile devices! This new website greatly improves member experience by providing a modern website that will work on any device!

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1st Community Federal Credit Union Updates Their Website


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1st Community Federal Credit Union has launched a new website today. The new website has a modern and responsive design which looks great on all types of devices. The colors are consistent with the previous site, staying loyal to the red and blue scheme. The home page features rotating banners for featured promotions. It also utilizes a custom “featured offers” section for members to browse through; large red rotating services buttons, a featured rates area and a “News Headline” section toward the bottom.  Take a look at their new website: https://1cfcu.org/