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United Advantage NW Federal Credit Union - Website Redesign

United Advantage NW Federal Credit Union just got a brand new look!

At the start of the redesign, we sat down with Sarah McNeil to discuss their needs and wants for the new site. Their goal was to have a user-friendly, engaging and simple to navigate website. Additionally, they wanted the ability to edit main content easily throughout the site.

Once the brainstorming finished and the main requirements of the new site were laid out, our designer took off on the design, using their unique gradient logo as a jumping point for the new look.  United Advantage’s new site showcases large beautiful banners to promote their products and services, a service-carousel that displays their most popular, new and favorite products, a sticky navigation for desktop and mobile to make sure that visitors can always find their way, and engaging inner-page features.

Take a moment to check out their new look!

Muskegon Federal Credit Union Gets a New Look!

Muskegon Federal Credit Union - website Homepage

Congratulations to Muskegon Federal Credit Union on the launch of their brand new website!

When we sat down with Muskegon Federal Credit Union initially to talk about the design and build of their new site, they noted that they wanted something easy to navigate, mobile responsive, easy to edit and would allow for them to showcase their services and promotions.

The new site features a clean design that uses SVG images and font icons for clearer graphics on high-resolution displays. In addition,  the site includes a sticky navigation, which gives users full access to the menu even when scrolling on pages with heavy content,  as well as ease of finding their routing number, phone number and the ability to contact or apply for a loan, as these items display on every page. The front page features online banking login, a full-width banner to showcase their latest promotions as well as a News & Information section, which focuses on the credit union’s most popular services.

Head on over to their new site to check it out!

Wordfence Launches New Security Feature: Real-Time IP Blacklist

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We are happy to report that Wordfence has just launched a new security feature for its premium customers – real-time IP blacklist! This new feature will work to block thousands of malicious IPs from hacking your WordPress website. This will significantly cut the risk of your site being hacked and will lighten your website load times and improve site performance as well.

Over the past year, the developers at Wordfence have heavily monitored, collected, and analyzed data from malicious hacking attempts on WordPress websites. They were able to use these results to build a new security feature that will immediately find malicious IPs and block them instantly.

When a potential attacker is blocked from the website that is using Wordfence, this is what they will see:

If a legitimate visitor gets blocked, they are able to report the false positive by clicking on the “Report Problem” button and then copying & pasting the encoded text into the report. The Wordfence response team receives the report and responds quickly to record and fix the false-positive.

This new real-time IP blocking feature enhances Wordfence as it works to prevent attacks. If an IP that is on the blacklist attempts to get access to your site, it becomes blocked from your site permanently and immediately. This means the malicious attacker can’t access anything on your site or use site and server resources.

Keeping your website secure is one of our top priorities and we couldn’t be happier with this new feature from Wordfence!

Color Psychology and Your Website

There is some psychology behind marketing and design where color choice is concerned.

Your website is an important tool for your organization, used to represent your brand. The colors you use on your website and web ads help to communicate your message just as effectively as the actual text you use.

Did you know?

Color has meaning and the power to compel users to click, purchase or pay closer attention! Color also has the power to repel users away from your site or web ad, so choose them wisely!

What do the colors mean?

Red: passion, love, danger, warning, excitement, impulse, action, anger

Orange: comfort, creativity, celebration, fun, youth

Yellow: curiosity, playfulness, happy & cheerful

Green: health, wealth, growth, nature

Blue: stability, loyalty, calm, freedom, peace, trustworthiness

Purple: royalty, justice, fantasy, luxury

Brown: earth, nature, primitive, comfort, strength

White: innocence, purity, cleanliness, simplicity

Black: mystery, power, elite, elegance

When choosing colors for your website or web ad, always be mindful of your target audience and the nature of your organization. Think about the kind of message you want to convey to your visitors. What is your ultimate goal when they visit your site or see your ad? Then, choose the colors that offer the best representation of your goal.

Looking for color inspiration? Check out ColourLovers and ColorJack for palettes and inspiration galore!

Public Service Credit Union Launches a New Site

Public Service Credit Union Website Screenshot

CU*Answers Web Services launches a new website for Public Service Credit Union.Fort Wayne, Indiana based Public Service Credit Union recently partnered with CU*Answers Web Services to create and launch a new website.  Using modern development practices and responsive web design the new full featured website is capable of resizing to fit all screen sizes from handheld mobile devices to large screen desktops.  Public Service Credit Union’s main page includes a custom developed Savings Ticker to show the amount of money this credit union has saved their membership.  In addition, a personal touch was an important design decision for the credit union.  To accomplish this, they will be showcasing actual employees in their What’s New news and information section. Check it out here: https://www.mypscu.com/

Michigan Legacy Launches New Design!

Michigan Legacy Credit Union Website Screenshot

Congratulations to Michigan Legacy on the launch of their new website! This new responsive website accommodates all web browsing devices from mobile to desktop.  In addition, this redesign features Google Maps API integration to assist members in contacting the closest branch in the greater Detroit area.  Michigan Legacy Credit Union has a strong commitment to community and these activities are highlighted on a special Community Spotlight news page, this was an important component in the site’s redesign.

Check it out here: https://michiganlegacycu.org/