Web Design: Tips to Success

These are the 10 things which I think are most important to observe when creating a web site. They are in no particular order of importance:

Popup Window? I’m Leaving!

One of the worst things I have seen on websites, both personal and semiprofessional ones is popup windows! Even on big sites like www.123webmaster.com you get a popup window when you visit. Personally I will usually leave a site with a popup window. They are extremely annoying. If your free web host gives you the option of a banner in a popup window or one at the top of the page choose the one on the page. Even if it makes designing it a bit more difficult and you can’t have as many adverts, so many people hate them it is not worth it. Don’t use them for ‘Top 25 Sites’ either. They are even more annoying than adverts. If … Read the rest

10 Things I Find Important in Web Design

These are the 10 things which I think are most important to observe when creating a web site. They are in no particular order of importance:

I Don’t Like Your Java Clock

Don’t bother putting ‘Eye Candy’ on your site like java clocks and menus with sounds. You might think it makes you look clever, but it doesn’t (unless you wrote the software yourself of course)! Anyone can copy and paste an applet from another website and they usually don’t really improve your site. Some browsers don’t support them either so it really isn’t worth it. Read more about deciding between Technology and Compatibility

Red On Blue Isn’t Good

Not only red text on a blue background but any color (except white) on a black background, light text on white backgrounds and dark text on dark backgrounds don’t work! Especially if you have a lot of text, it is very … Read the rest

Which is More Important – Website Experience or Brand?

As most internet developers already know, there are many different elements involved in building an attractive, user-friendly website that can be used to attract consumers and build recognition of a company’s brand. When it comes to optimization and user experience, functioning and usage of the one will certain affect the other every day of the week. So it would be rather difficult to pinpoint any single most important component of any company’s’ online presence.

Yet it is often heard and read about throughout the business world that brand ownership is more important than website experience. Well, that thought couldn’t be further from the truth! Ask the people who use a company’s website and they would strongly advise that a good user experience is much more beneficial to John Q. Consumer – and ironically such an action will certainly positively impact brand awareness as well.

Brand Ownership

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Tips to Improve Your Homepage Design

As a website owner, you should take care of the backend and frontend aspects of your website, choosing the best hosting service – whether it’s a VPS hosting, Linux, Windows or WordPress hosting as well as getting the right domain name. However, another important aspect that contributes to your website success is the web design especially of your front page. This is the first thing that visitors see when they’ve landed on your site thus, your homepage must impress them so they stay and eventually subscribe or purchase products or services that you offer.

Here are some tips to help improve the design of your homepage to attract more visitors and sales eventually.

Tip 1: Keep it clean and simple

You only have around one minute to get the attention of your visitors. So it is best to present your homepage in a simple but compelling way. You do … Read the rest

What You Need to Know about Creating Effective Call-to-Action Buttons for Your Web Marketing Campaign

An effective business website is one that is capable of converting the traffic it receives into leads and sales. You can invest a great deal of time and resources in creating the best-looking website possible, but even that won’t be enough to get people to take the desired step after landing on your site.

If you want a business website that effectively generates leads and sales, then you have to put more effort into designing a button you want people to click on whether to buy something, download or sign up to your newsletter. We call such buttons the “call-to-action” button or CTA and designing it is one thing, getting your audience to click on it is an entirely different matter.

In this article, we aim to provide a good understanding of what makes CTAs so important and what you need to know about creating one that generates a good … Read the rest

Why WordPress is better than Joomla?

Picking the right CMS is important because eventually, it’s going to have huge repercussions for your site. Fortunately, lots of them are available and they have their own pros and cons. If you take votes from different people regarding which CMS to choose, most of them will recommend WordPress. Some might also name Joomla. The popularity of WordPress has taken the world by storm but that shouldn’t be the sole reasons why you choose it.

This article will serve as a comparison between WordPress and Joomla to help you pick the right CMS for your website. Joomla is basically a portal or a community-like website and WordPress is more like a blog. Both these platforms are open source software and they are primarily written in PHP. The thing is, depending on the type of website you need for your business, WordPress maybe a better choice than Joomla. Here is why:… Read the rest

Ways to improve your restaurant’s rankings in local results

 

Every restaurant, whether big or small, wants to expand its business. One of the most effective ways of doing that is to use local SEO. By following the right SEO strategies, you promote your business to local customers. With local SEO, you can position your restaurant on the search engines and be within the reach of your potential clients. The question is, how to improve the ranking of your restaurant in the local results?

First things first, you must realize the importance of local SEO for your restaurant. It can maximize the chances of getting discovered by your potential clients. You can also use it as a way for promoting your business or services to your local clients. It can boost the brand equity of your restaurant too. Follow the guide below to improve the ranking of your restaurant:

Optimize your restaurant’s website

It is obvious you will … Read the rest

Logo Design Made Easy for Bloggers

There are countless resources available that deal with logo design. In fact, all the information can have the opposite effect and leave you feeling none the wiser. In short, you want your logo design to speak to your audience and not you as a person. So, if you are a blogger, your logo design should actually be designed for the readers of your blog.

Now if you’re looking for your next major DIY project, why not design a logo for your blog? With the help of these tips, logo design will be as easy as ABC.

Identify the Look of Your Blog

One important step is to identify the graphics and visual elements that will match the feelings that your blog posts are trying to convey. This process can actually be rather exciting and enjoyable. One way to do this is to create a moodboard by collecting pictures, color schemes … Read the rest