I spent the day looking at a new hosting service. Of course the boss and the supervisors are really mad and acting as though I screwed something up, but they did not like it when I asked them who had made the decision to pick the hosting service. I did not really press the point, but it had not been my recommendation. I had made a report and mentioned a number of factors. I found a good hostgator review and said that I thought we should get a more reputable company with a lot more of a solid reputation. Someone decided to go with the cheapest option, one that I specifically recommended against, because they were something that had just popped up within a few weeks of the decision.Read More
My best friend and I have recently received a loan to start a internet company, and I am pretty excited, because I never thought that we would actually receive the loan for the start up funds that we needed. I am not sure why I did not have nay more faith than I did, but I guess that I just thought it was a long shot. The website is mostly completed, and now one of the next things to be done, is to find cheap offshore servers to host the website on, because we are trying to make the business run as efficiently as possible.
We have spent hours trying to think of the best ways to keep our overhead down, and by doing so, to increase our profit margins for the company. It took a lot of brain storming to think of all of the ways that we are going to try to save money. (more…)Read More
The other day I was talking to a friend of mine that had told me some time ago that his family had a goal of letting his wife stay home with their new daughter. Although she had been staying home for a while and he was always worried about losing his job because his spending habits kept them barely afloat with even a minor emergency (government furlough in this case), he told me that his wife was being offered a job. While I was more concerned about their goal of staying home with their child I couldn’t believe what I heard next…they were talking about using his wife’s income to buy a new 2014 Corvette. I couldn’t believe my ears, so I went to show him how much that would cost him over the years by sharing a website with him. I pulled it up on my smartphone, but was very disappointed when I realized that it was very hard to read and nearly impossible to navigate.
One thing that you want to avoid when building your website is to avoid the mobile reader. There are over 2 Billion mobile phone subscriptions worldwide, and with over 87% of American adults having cellphones (45% of them being smartphones) and 90% of them using their phones to go online, you have to build a website that looks good on a mobile device.
The good news is that with today’s technology you can build a website that looks great in both full format large screen computer monitor (or even a big screen television) and can adapt to something as small as an I-Phone (I don’t know why they don’t make them bigger!).
The way you do this is by building a responsive website, this is one that basically can change size or dimensions based on the size of the screen that it is being viewed on.
There are really three different ways to make a website using responsive techniques. First is just using columns that are proportional to the width of the screen that it is being viewed from. The technology to do this has existed for a long time.
A second way to make your website responsive is to use flexible images. This will show the size of the image in a smaller scale on smaller screens. This is largely one of the bigger causes for sites to look bad on small screens, if the image is too big and isn’t automatically adjusted, of course the biggest factor is using pixels to define how wide a column is, this will really mess up a website when viewing from a mobile device.
The final way to make a responsive website design is to use CSS rules to layout the page based on the size of the display. Using this, you can change from a 3 column layout on very large screens, to a 2 column layout on a medium sized screen (think iPad), then a single column layout on a smartphone. Using this technique combined with the proportional columns and flexible images to ensure that you won’t lose your mobile visitors before they even have a chance to read your content.Read More
There are several different ways to make your own website but you must know the exact type of website you will need before starting any project. A website represents you, whether business or personal it has to be attractive but professional to draw traffic creating return visitors as well as new visitors daily. If you are planning to use your website to sell products or do affiliate marketing you should make a website that has a shopping cart so that customers can purchase directly from your website without being directed to another website for checkout. If you don’t know how to create a website you should hire professionals to take on the job of creating it, they’ll the job done faster while working according to designing a website that’s easy for you to operate as well as appealing.
Choosing a website design along with color you’ll want to make a list of everything being offered on the website so that it may be placed in the correct order. You will want to add photos, details, maybe a comments section or something that allows you to keep track of visitors by accounts or email addresses.
Website creating is never a simple because as with any project you get what you pay for or what you put quality work into. Unattractive websites are the ones that have poor designs and bad quality; these are the ones that make little to no money creating little to no traffic. There are also several free websites that can be created on the internet but using those limits your possibilities because you will usually have to use their designs with no input then your website would not be original. Its recommended hiring professional website designers based on your needs to make a productive high quality website.
When planning on constructing your first website there are many things to learn in which you should know before beginning. By learning how to construct a site ahead of time you can avoid any time costing mistakes which may cause you to have to begin scripting your site allover again.
How should I choose a domain name?
Domain names should be simple and on topic, the simpler the domain is the easier it is for the search engines to identify what keywords will be indexed with your websites links. You should try to stick with either dot com, dot net, or dot org, domain names. These are top leading domain names dot com being the most popular and effective domain name.
How do I script my site?
When building a website try not to use free scripts, many free scripts have holes which allow hackers to mess up your website, you will be a target if your site is a highly competitive topic or business. If you are unsure how to properly script you should think about investing in a professional site building company which can build a safe secure professional site design to meet your needs. Often as a bonus these companies will also search engine optimize your website for you.
What are some important things to remember when building my site?
A website should be easy to read and understand. Never use tiny font or a messy layout you want your website to suit the needs of all kinds of people with all kinds of sight problems. You should have an easy to find navigation bar with very broad topics but are still straight to the point. Never put unrelated content into a content specific website this can cause a lot of confusion as to the purpose of your website and hurt your overall traffic.Read More
If you are looking for a website template for your site you will find a great deal of high quality templates that will save you a tremendous amount of time designing your website. The biggest thing to remember when starting out is that you don’t want to spend more time picking a template than you would to design and build your own website template!
One place to look for a free website template is any of the sites that offer free websites. One of the biggest drawbacks with them is they often require you to use their own domain for your site, which may sound tempting at first, but puts them in complete control over your future. While that big site may be popular now, what is going to happen when the company sees it as a drain on their revenue and decides that they no longer need to provide that service. It has happened a lot, and will continue to happen, you just have to ask yourself how long do you feel lucky, best thing to do would be to avoid them.
Some of the best websites templates use a flash intro, while this can look really nice, you need to be careful and find one that is a very small size, one thing people have come to expect is sites that load fast, and you don’t want your design being the reason that people are leaving your site.
WordPress is a great tool to use to host your site, and gives you a great deal of flexibility with an eye towards the future. There are also a great number of free themes and plugins to use to customize your blog. There are even some themes out there that allow you to build a blog that doesn’t look like a blog, but more like a static website.
Most of these topics are covered in greater detail below:
Top Reasons to Use Website Templates for Your Online Business
By Lindsey Jenkins
To many webmasters, getting pre-designed web templates are proving to be practical for their specific website needs because of their increasing availability and variety of design. Whether it may be a free or a premium template, people are seeing more reason to use them now more than ever. The advantages of using designs over other options are just too striking for one not to notice. Indeed, a growing number of web businesses are choosing website templates over hiring a web designers and developers because of the following reasons:
- These types of templates are already ready-made and ready to use so there’s no more need to do anything major to put the template in place. These are particularly helpful for those who do not have any computer programming background.
- You have the choice to download a wide range of templates that are available totally for free. Or if you want buy a premium template you can always get the one best suited for your website very affordable prices.
- If you hire someone to do web design and development for you, it is very likely for you to encounter bugs and glitches that maybe present during the web development. Getting one online has none of these so you will be spared the headache of fixing these kinds of problems.
- Acquiring an appropriate design will make your website look professional with different customizable design elements within it.
- Most are customizable to suit tour taste and meet the needs of your website. This will turn the web template into something new with a design ad character uniquely all your own.
- You can save a lot of money when you use a web template compared to hiring a website developer to build your website layout. You may have to continue to pay for services rendered for maintenance and consultation fees when you hire a developer. With a design, you do not have to pay for these kind of services which saves a lot of money for your business.
- You can save precious time also when using a web template. You an easily access and find the templates that you want. Installing and editing g them can also be done in a matter of minutes.
- There are countless online retail vendors of affordable and attractive templates so finding one that really fits your needs is fairly easy. So finding a good website that offers a wide array of amazing design templates is a must for you to get a template that meets your exact needs.
When it comes to finding a website that offers good and affordable website templates, you might to check out http://www.hometemplates.com. The variety of web design templates available for every type websites is just staggering that would surely caters for a wide range of clients’ taste. You would surely find what you want with this website. Truly, it’s a one-stop-shop for straightforward and beautifully designed templates.
Are you looking for more information regarding website templates? Visit http://www.hometemplates.com/ today!
Please be sure to keep these things in mind when picking out a website template for your new online presence.Read More
When designing a website a webmaster should be carefully selective about how to make the website in regards to making the site successful. A badly designed site can be left in the dust over professional websites, while good websites may flourish and top over all other competitors. We will help you understand a few tips to building a good website design.
The navigation bar is a necessity in just about any website with the exception of a website with only one page or just a forum.
A navigation bar is a long bar either vertical or horizontal on the upper of the website or the side which links to all of the main important pages which a visitor would want to visit. If there are many pages one section of the navigation bar should lead to a page which links every page on a website known as a site directory or page listing.
A navigation bar should be placed in easy viewing the letters should be readable and not small print, while the bar itself should be somewhere where a visitor does not need to scroll the page up or down to find it.
The front page also known as a home page will be the first page a visitor opens when visiting your website. This page should give either a brief introduction to the purpose and function of your visit or a catchy bit of information which keeps a visitor interested in continuing to view the rest of your website on a regular basis.
A website should be professional and yet simple. People can become discouraged by the confusion of a messy website and not desire to visit again. Keep your website well organized and use professional non-offensive images which will appeal to anyone of any background.
Seek Professional Help
If you doubt yourself do not be afraid to find help, there are many affordable companies who will build your website and help you drive in traffic immediately.Read More
Have you ever wondered how to make a website but have not done it yet for fear you will fail at driving in traffic? Could your business or idea boom at the chance to become globally known? When growing something into a global event you are giving yourself an opportunity to make unlimited amounts of profits. Here we will help you learn a few tricks to making a very successful website.
How much will a website cost?
Websites are pretty affordable you pay a host anywhere between 5 and 15$ a month for a decent plan.
A host is a company which owns and maintains a internet server which shares space usually with multiple different websites. The servers give you some to unlimited space for your website to grow as it becomes more widely known.
Why do I need open space for a website?
Everything on a website takes space. There are two basic groups of space this is web disc space, and traffic space. Each user that visits your site must take some memory space to be logged with your website and statistics. While site space is the storage of all website information including but not limited to scripts, data, articles, user files and attachments, pictures, messages, and more.
Without space your website would not have room to store and keep all the information which builds the website. These things cannot exist solely on their own.
What are some tips for a successful website?
Stay at the top of the search engines, build your website with good keywords and try to keep those keywords in a short domain name. By doing this you enable the search engines to index your website. Also keep your websites content on topic you wouldn’t want the wrong topics to be indexed as defining what your website is about. The better the keywords and the more easily searchable you are the more people will find your website thus your web ranking grows higher. This will take time do not get us wrong, but the time will be worth the income.Read More
Could you use a little extra money? Maybe you want to broaden attention to your business or humanity group? Through building a website you not only give yourself an opportunity to build a home business, but broaden success to any affiliated businesses you would like to include. Through a website you could create a large scale attention to a charity issue or event. This article will help you understand how to build a website.
How much will a website cost?
There are free website hosts along with premium website hosts depending on what you are aiming to gain from your website should determine what you will need.
With a free website you have limits on your disc space along with traffic space which are two important factors in building your own website. While with a premium service for fees such as 3 to 4$ a month you get a site with unlimited space.
Free hosts are mainly a hosts opportunity to give potential customers a sample of their service until they need to upgrade.
How should I build my website?
You have the option to build a website yourself or use 3rd party paid assistance. A website should have a simple domain name which matches the theme of your site. All of your sites content should be SEO optimized for easy search engine indexing. If you do not understand these concepts and how to script I would advise finding a professional service which can do this for you at a reasonable price so you can attain visitors to your website right away.
When constructing the website you want your website to be as simple as possible for easy access to visitors. All information about what your service offers should be on the front page to grab your customers and lock in their interest.
Companies such as pay per click advertising if you decide to be a publishing advertiser can earn you income per visitor by simply putting a code into your website. This can earn a successful website hundreds a month simply off clicks and page impressions.Read More