The Advantages of Web Hosting over a Web Builder
Web builders make the process of getting a website online easy. They remove the need for any level of technical knowledge. Most use graphical interfaces which mean you can drag and drop the elements of your website into place, and you don’t have to worry about installing, configuring or coding. This is appealing, but there is another option – using web hosting and setting your website up manually.
Web hosting has many advantages over a web builder. Here are a few:
Resources for Web Design
If you had to produce a cake for a party as soon as possible, how would you do it? Would you go and buy all the ingredients then spend a few hours baking? Or would you go to a cake shop and buy one already made? You would do the later, of course. We have resources at our disposal for almost everything in life – just like the cake shop. Those resources mean we can do things faster and better by utilizing the skills of others. Creating websites is no different, so here are some resources for web design.
Tutorials and courses
Widgets You Can Add to Your Website
A widget is a piece of code that you can add to your website to give it extra functionality. A widget can improve the experience of your website users, or it can give your website a feature that helps you grow your business. But what exactly can widgets do? The answer to that is fairly broad. You can get a widget for just about anything, many of which are cool but ultimately useless. Here are some useful widgets you can add to your website.
Google's Material Design - What is it?
What is Google’s Material Design? After reading about the concept this is a question most people involved in Google are probably asking too. Almost everything about it is dripping with enough clichés and jargon to make your head spin. So, let’s start with the basics – Material Design is a new design concept and design language from Google.
The idea is to make online design more consistent, clean and user-friendly across all devices. Google is using it to create the new version of its operating system Android which they are releasing later in 2014. And the company is encouraging designers of software for tablets, mobile devices and computers to use Material Design.
How to Select the Right WP Theme
A WordPress theme determines a lot of the functionality of your website, as well as the way it looks and behaves for your users. So it’s important to choose wisely. But how do you do this? There’s a huge selection of themes from a large number of providers. This article will cut through the noise to help you select the right theme.
The two things you need are focus and a sense of purpose. Almost everyone who has developed a website in WordPress has had the child-in-a-toy-shop experience when looking for a theme, i.e. they have no focus or sense of purpose.
So You Want To Be a Professional Web designer
So you want to be a professional web designer? That’s great because it is a profession that is always in demand. Even as people get more familiar and comfortable with technology, including business owners, the requirement for web designers is increasing.
The Difference between Web Design and Web Development
What’s the difference between web design and web development? It’s an important question to understand, particularly if you’re planning on hiring someone to build a new website. And there is a significant difference, despite the fact that the terms are often used interchangeably.
To get an understanding of the difference let’s spend some time looking at one of the most beautiful cars that has ever been made. This is an unorthodox approach but it explains the difference in a simple way. So let’s have some fun (the car really is stunning!)
So You Want to Open an Online Store?
So, you want to open an online store but you’re not sure how to do it? That’s okay because the process is like opening a bricks-and-mortar store. It’s not as complicated as you may think. Of course, some things are different. But the process is the same. Thinking about your online store as if it was a store in a mall makes it easier to plan the stages and get through them.
Find the Premises
The first thing you need to do when opening a bricks-and-mortar store is to find the right premises. You need:
· A location that has the potential to bring you customers
· A shop that is big enough to display everything you are going to sell;
Small Business Website Design Elements
When you’re setting out to build a small business website it’s often hard to know where to start. There are so many possibilities exist plus a huge range of designs to choose from. And it feels like everyone is offering a different piece of advice, from what platform to build the site in to the type of website hosting you need, to the best domain name. Then there is the question of what and how to place the content on the site.
Think of these things as the basic building blocks of your website – not technical building blocks but rather business building blocks. These are the things that will make your website work for your business.