16 Nov

CHANGE YOUR ENERGY BALANCE

Honesty is the best policy, with yourself and the world. It’s incredibly easy not to realize exactly how much you’re eating, and then to lie in bed at night and wonder why you’re not losing weight, so be honest with yourself by starting a blog, or a food journal and writing down everything you eat in it, even if it’s just a for a day or two. It’s amazing (and shocking!) how you’ll see everything quickly adds up, and how that extra slice of cheese does count. read more

16 Nov

WHY WE’RE ACCEPTING FAILURE AS THE NORM ONLINE – THE REAL REASON PEOPLE DON’T BUY FROM YOU

Retail business and e-commerce are brothers in arms. The only difference being their platforms and reach. But the common thing about retailing and e-commerce is that it is a known fact that your sales will not take off the moment you start your website or store. You start your business or website by promoting yourself on various advertisement mediums whether it is on television, radio or simply by links on various sites. This may bring the traffic of customers to look into your website or come into your store. But does this mass public end up buying what is there on offer. The answer to that is yes and no. Yes, because, there will always be someone or the other who will buy but most of those who do come will simply browse, pick, look and leave. So what seems to be a lot of traffic, in reality is less sales. This however, is the common norm and an accepted fact that you will fail in respect selling your goods initially. read more

16 Nov

WHAT IS WEBSITE PERFORMANCE AND WHY IS IT IMPORTANT

After you have launched your website showcasing your product, you want your website to sustain online. Sustenance of any website depends totally on the performance of your website.
In today’s world it is all about speed. If you are not up to speed then you will simply fall at the back of the pack.

Now what do you exactly mean by website performance?
Performance of a website is all about how fast your website uploads, how easy it is to navigate and the features enable the viewer to get their information without any difficulty. How would you like it if you went online and clicked on the cache for a particular website and had to wait for “ages” in online terms for the website to upload? read more

16 Nov

THE WEB DESIGNER’S GUIDE TO SOCIAL MEDIA

After you have initiated the launch of your website, it needs to be promoted. You cannot just add advertising media but you need to add social media applications. The entire marketing scenario has changed after the surge of social media sites. Social media sites have become a part and parcel of people’s lives. Survey shows that throughout the day, people tend to log into their social accounts at least 3 times a day and spend around about 3-4 hours daily. And it is during that time, they tend to browse around. And if you are set with the right social media sites, your website gets automatic publicity. Now you must get the Six Biggies to ensure your website’s popularity. Facebook, Google+ and Twitter are three major sites you need and the other three include Pinterest, LinkedIn and Instagram. To survive online you need to join the social jungle.

You must remember one fundamental reason which is needed to understand the reason why it is important to include these social networks within your website. Social sites exchange reviews between its users. So if there is a program or a site whose is giving good products or whose services are indeed worth giving a try, these will be discussed between users. Thus bringing us to the four reasons why social media sites are important. First social media brings resourcefulness. If anyone wants to know how a particular company is, which product should be purchased from which site, social media sites provides for such information. Next it is all about connecting. A relationship between you and your users is important. That brings trust and customer loyalty. Each time you show your product or service’s worth, your customers will come back again and again and even recommend you. And such a relation will generate the traffic which will be useful for search engine recommendations and thus leading to the increase of sales in your business. This is the cycle in which you want to fall into.

So when you are designing your website with your web designer, you must include social media tabs. Now, the three tools which are an absolute necessity for your web designer to use while designing are Buffer, HootSuite and Tweetdeck.

These three tools enable you to connect with the necessary social media sites. Like with the help of Buffer, you can easily handle several social media sites all at the same time. The key factor with Buffer is that you are able to get access to all the major social sites.

TweetDeck is of course, the Twitter tool. This helps in scheduling tweets and customizing search options for latest tweets. This highly recommended for new business owners. This program comes in the HTML form and thus is compatible with most systems and devices.

HootSuite is the setup with Google+, which is a definite biggie you want to join hands with. You easily setup Google+ with your website or blog with the HootSuite. The Hootsuite provides you with analysis of how you are doing across various social media

16 Nov

THE EXTRAORDINARILY USEFUL WORDPRESS HACKS YOU PROBABLY HAVEN’T USED AS YET

With each day, the popularity of the WordPress is increasing. And when you visit the sites based on the WordPress program you cannot help but be amazed at the design, technique and methodology used in building the sites. It is then you wonder what the secret behind these incredible websites using WordPress is. How did the web developer manage to get it all on the website?

What you did not know is that behind these WordPress websites lie in the simple trick of using certain WordPress Hacks which make “the difference in the website”. If you belong to the group of non-technical minds, it is best to get on board with a web developer who will help you design and develop your WordPress website using these useful WordPress Hacks to enlighten, brighten and jazz up your WordPress website with that necessary “wow factor”. read more

16 Nov

THE END OF THE PRETENTIOUS DESIGNER

Without realizing it, many of these so-called designers chew off more than they can afford to. This has led to the rise in many issues. Most importantly it has brought about the rise in the pretentious designer. Unknowingly, designers project themselves in a manner as if they were doing a grand favor on humanity and end-up becoming pricey for something which was not even worth it. read more

16 Nov

STEPS TO A SECURE YOUR WORDPRESS WEBSITE

WordPress has become the program of today’s websites. Most websites and blogs are built using WordPress. But being such a popular choice for most, it runs the risk of being attacked by brute force, bugs or any other online hits. It is thus very important to guarantee your WordPress sites security. Without having the proper security for your WordPress website, your website is vulnerable to online attacks. Some attacks are unnoticeable and untraceable. The only symptoms of an online attack would be lesser traffic and sudden change in your search engine status. But not to worry for every problem there is always a solution. read more

16 Nov

REVIEW OF GOOD DESIGN FEEDBACK TOOLS

A website maybe your brainchild which you have developed either with the help of a web developer or have created it totally by yourself. What may seem good or perhaps a work of art to you need not be what the viewers are seeing. It is not that what you have created is not good it just sometimes means that if you had done something a little different then your website could be more alluring and attractive to the viewers. And it is always a good idea to test your website design and have it reviewed before its actual launch. Feedback, whether it is negative or positive is always good for your website.

By getting positive reviews you know what you have done right and of course, with the not-so positive feedback you know where to improve and make amends. You must always keep an open-mind about the feedback you get. Negative remarks help you better what you have.

Apart from having a feedback comment box placed in your website; you can avail of the various programs help you to review good design feedback tools which can help you decide on how to go about designing your website. read more

16 Nov

PRACTICAL WAYS TO SPEED UP YOUR WORDPRESS BLOG

No matter how good your content is, if your blog does not load, then do not expect anyone to even glance through it. In the online world speed is the key to online success and sustenance. Viewers do not have the luxury of time to spend on slow loading blogs and websites. If the site or blog does not upload within at least a time-span of 4 seconds, then there is no chance of it being viewed.

So when you are building your blog using WordPress, you need to ensure that the speed of uploading on browsers whether on desktops or mobile phones should be top-notch.
So how do you ensure optimal speed? read more

16 Nov

PERFECT YOUR CALLS TO ACTION WITH THE RIGHT WORDS

It is said that the pen is mightier than the sword. The written word means much more than an oral promise or an action. Thus, it is important to choose your words carefully. If any one word is in the wrong place then it can make the entire sentence mean something which you do not intend to state.

The entire content on the Web is written. It is very easy to make a mistake but one mistake is enough to ruin your website. You will also find ten different pages relating to the same subject. But you will also notice that these ten different pages tend to resemble each other. Thus almost being a copy of each other. That is when things start to go wrong. While designing your website, you need to take care of the type of content you are using. Usually web designers tend to take a similar template and work on it as the base. But sometimes copying from a similar template has its problems. When copying from another, if the content seems the same to the user and the user will go back to the site which the user initially saw. So it is vital to use and change your content. read more