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Mobile Web Trends

Posted on June 6, 2013

mobile growthWith the increase in usage of Smartphones and Tablets, web browsing on mobiles has continually risen sharply in recent years.

It is therefore more and more important to ensure your website is optimised for web browsing.

Mobile web trends are constantly growing each and every day. Here are some statistics from reliable sources about the future of mobile usage.

  • Over 1/4 of the world’s mobile phones are smartphones. (Microsoft)
  • The usage of mobile internet shall pass the usual desktop internet usage by 2014. (Microsoft)
  • 75% of the smartphone users are android and apple owners. (Com Score)

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Introduction to Ecommerce Platforms

Posted on May 29, 2013

ecommerceEcommerce platforms are specific software that can create a completely new online shop or that can transform a simple website into a very effective online store where you can sell services, product or anything else that you like to sell.

These eCommerce platforms support various payment methods including payment gateways, credit cards, paypal, and cash on delivery so customers can buy your products easily.

Ecommerce platforms provide a system by which seller can sell his product easily and buyer can buy it easily. This kind of software also gives you liberty to add, modify and delete a product details on website.

Here is just a few of the main Ecommerce software platforms that can create a tremendous online store for you.

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How to Bring Your Small Business Online

Posted on May 27, 2013

online businessNowadays, almost everybody can access information freely, and nearly everyone is online and connected to the internet – including your customers. Simply put, your business needs to be online, or it is losing out on customers, sales … and profit.

Here are some simple steps to bring your small business online:

Step 1 – Select and Register a Domain Name
A domain name is your address on the internet and its how people find you. So you need to ensure it related back your business so use your business name, or a product even.

Step 2 – Website Development
Now that you have your domain name, your address on the internet, you need to design and develop your website. The website is essentially your shop front. Its how people see you, interact with you, and buy from you.

Your website needs to be clear and user friendly. You can speak to a web developer to get your site built, or even use simple design software yourself.

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9 Reasons to Use WordPress to Run Your Website

Posted on April 12, 2013

WordPress Web HostingWithout further a do, let’s jump right into it.

1: WordPress is unbelievably easy to use, and very simple in design.
- Meaning that anyone can make a site, and figure out how to make a site without any technology knowledge.

2: Even though it is so simple to use, you can make really beautiful sites using templates.
- WordPress has hundreds if not thousands of templates available. They are fully customisable too.

3: It’s quick to get started. Your site is up and running almost immediately.
- Due to its simplicity, WordPress is quick to setup. Especially if you have the right WordPress web hosting provider.

4: Google loves WordPress.
- When someone performs a search on Google, Google loves WordPress site and blogs which use categories, tags, posts and pages for information.

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StudioPress Themes for your Website

Posted on March 19, 2013

StudioPress ThemesStudioPress say they are “The Industry Standard for Premium WordPress Themes” … and they truly are!

If you have a website or a blog, StudioPress should be your choice of engine to run your site.

In the following days, we will be publishing a comprehensive article about StudioPress and their Genesis Framework.

We’ll be reviewing what makes it so good, how it compares to the competition, and why you should jump on board.

For now, check out their site at www.studiopress.com.

Or click here to see the StudioPress WordPress Themes.

Keep a look out for our indepth article over the next couple of days.

Tips for Using Web Design to Keep Your Customers Coming Back For More

Posted on February 19, 2013

Web Design TipsTargeting your customers with an impressive web design is not only achievable, but also highly recommended. An average person who starts a business website is normally after one thing – sales.  Big flashy logos and overdone textures won’t help you achieve this goal. You need to understand that a website is the most essential part of your online presence, and it must be well-synchronized in terms of creativity and information. Although there is plenty that goes into a web-design, listed below are four essential tips that are expected to help you create an effective website.

1. Create a solid layout
The significance of having a solid foundation is applied to almost everything in life. Anything put on top of a frail base fails at one time or another. In web design, layout is the foundation of a website. It entails the placement of different navigation elements and the content. A hierarchy should be established in these elements in order to give the most important ones the prominence they deserve. The visitors must be in a position to navigate through your website without facing unwanted disruption. You might have seen websites with multiple boxes, all differently sized and improperly lined up. Nothing grabs your attention, since you have just bumped into a hurricane of craziness. Avoid such mistakes!

Use Wireframes
Creating a wireframe is a common practice by web designers. It is basically a detailed representation of numerous elements that appear on a web page. Wireframes normally contain gray-scale boxes of placeholder text. Keeping things simple and structured is the key here. Avoid getting caught up in extensive design elements and colors.

Use Whitespace
Another key aspect of fine layouts is the whitespace between the page elements. Overcrowding has never worked, and never will. Let your pages breathe. Adding more whitespaces gives your website a more sophisticated appearance.

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Tips for Starting a WordPress Blog using WordPress Web Hosting

Posted on February 13, 2013

Wordpress Web HostingUtilising WordPress Web Hosting is the best way to start a WordPress Blog because creating a WordPress blog can prove to be a major accomplishment for your business, since it is the simplest and most affordable way of getting a site online. It offers you two major benefits: a record of your blog posts on search engines, such as Google and Bing, and access to an in-house social network of bloggers. A blog needs much more than a few occasional posts to be successful. You need to keep a few vital principals in mind in order to run an unbeaten, business-oriented WordPress Blog, and you need to have it hosted by a professional web hosting company.

1. Your Blog Should Have a Clear Focus
Generally, there are two types of blogs: professional and personal. A personal blog is often treated as an online journal by the bloggers, since it is a perfect place for them to record interesting events that happen every day. For that reason, it doesn’t have a particular direction. A professional blog, on the other hand, must have a very clear focus. For example, it is essential for a business-oriented blog to make the offered products/services the centre point. It is not advisable to merely pitch what you are selling. In fact, you should post around those products/services by writing about issues that hint at them. For instance, if you have an antique bookstore, you can attract customers by writing interesting posts related to old book-making procedures. Writing brief reviews on novels or books sitting in your present stock can not only help increasing sales, but also diversify your reader base.

2. Invest in a Suitable Domain Name and WordPress Web Hosting
While it might seem like a necessary step, setting up your own domain name for a WordPress blog is normally overlooked by new bloggers. Having a free domain is not recommended if you want your blog to be successful. Not only does it appear unprofessional to visitors, but also indicates that you are not serious about your blog and are not willing to invest in it. Domain names are available at a very reasonable price now. It is worth lifting your blog’s image and investing in a suitable domain name.

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