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Small Business Website Design Elements

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.

 

Wordpress Mistakes You Don’t Want To Make

Wordpress Mistakes You Don’t Want To Make

 

Building a website in Wordpress is something that most people can do, as long as they have a reasonable level of technical competence. You need patience and time to learn how it works. But it’s not overly complicated, even for beginners. As with most things in life there are several Wordpress mistakes you don’t want to make. How do we know? We know because most people who’ve built a Wordpress website have made at least one of these common mistakes at least once.

 

Making mistakes is human nature, particularly when you’re doing something new and exciting where it is easy to forget to focus on details. So now you may be wondering why you should read this post when you’re going to make mistakes anyway?

 

Should I use a Site Builder if I want to have an Online Store?

Should I use a Site Builder if I want to have an Online Store?

 

If you want to sell products on your website, you have a number of different options. For a start, you can create a fully-fledged online store, or you can add ecommerce functionality to an existing website. You also have to choose which platform you are going to use. There are many to choose from but this article is going to look at the whether you should use a site builder for your online store.

 

Wordpress vs. a Static Site

Wordpress vs. a Static Site

 

Two of the most common methods of building a website are to build a static site or build one using Wordpress. On the surface both methods do the same job. So what is the difference between the two options. And more importantly, which one is the best?

 

Let’s start with the difference between the two using restaurants as an analogy. Imagine you’re choosing a restaurant for dinner this evening, and you have two options. The first is a restaurant that offers a fabulous à la carte menu. You know the chef and you know that the food is fantastic, but you also know that once you get to the restaurant you’ll have to choose your meal. And once you have chosen, that’s what you’ll get.

 

Web Design Software

Web Design Software

 

When you are starting a new website design project one of the first things you’ll need to decide is the web design software or platform that you’re going to use. There is a lot of choice and the choice is important. This is because it has a big impact on the type of website that you will ultimately create.

 

It impacts your website in many different ways. This includes:

 

  • How quickly you can build the website (e.g. if the software or application has a steep learning curve you will spend a lot of time learning rather than creating).
  • The flexibility of the design.
  • The structure of the completed code.
  • How difficult the website is to upgrade or develop further in the future.

 

Where to get Inspiration for your website

Where to get Inspiration for your website

 

When you’re designing a new website there are several sources available with ideas, tips and inspiration. These sources will help you when you are considering how you’re going to display the information to your users. They’ll also help you make decisions on color schemes, logos, layouts, menu structures, fonts, and much more. Here are some places to get inspiration for your website.

 

10 things NOT to do with a new website

10 things NOT to do with a new website

 

Getting a new website is an exciting time for a business. It offers potential and is a way to tell the world what you do every day. But there are lots of things that most businesses do with their websites that they absolutely shouldn’t. So to keep you right, here is 10 things NOT to do with a new website:

 

1.      Writing about you

 

The Difference Between Web Hosting and a Website Builder

The Difference Between Web Hosting and a Website Builder

 

There are lots of different ways to get a website online. Some of them require technical expertise and experience in things link HTML, CSS, and other coding languages. But there are ways to build a website without any of those skills – the easiest to use is a website builder. Website builders are suitable for anyone with a basic understanding of technology - if you can post photos or videos to Facebook then you meet the requirements. But do you need website hosting as well? And what is the difference between web hosting and a website builder.

 

How to Understand Open Source and Make It Work for You

How to Understand Open Source

 

When you are planning a new website development it is rare to start from a blank screen. Most websites use an application that forms the underlying infrastructure and this is then built upon, expanded and modified to get the end product. The vast majority of these applications are open source. You can easily download them for free from Mojo Marketplace.

 

Hosting Terms Dictionary: Geek Speak Translated

Hosting Terms Dictionary: Geek Speak Translated

 

The language used in IT is often confusing: you have to click “Start” when finished working and want to shut down your computer; websites make you take cookies but you can’t eat any of them; desktop computers sit on the floor; and your firewall is completely useless during a fire. The words, phrases and acronyms used in the hosting industry are similarly confusing. So here is a hosting terms dictionary of some common terms and phrases.

 

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