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Reason8’s fantastic new Website Template Designer is under constant development in order to make it the very best Template Designer available! Since its launch a few weeks ago the creators of this amazing facility have been hard at work tweaking and improving the system. The creators openly admit to being perfectionists, which means that Reason8 customers get to enjoy all the advantages of their obsession with perfection. The Add Text section is the first to benefit from some of these great improvements. It's now even easier to use and provides website builders with the tools to quickly and easily design whatever look and style they need for their business website. With endless options on colours, styles and effects, the only thing you need to contribute is imagination! We’ve started to create a series of tutorials to help you get the very best out of your template designer. Click here to view all the tutorials so far.
These days, websites without background videos run the risk of appearing old-fashioned. Even dinosaurish,
There’s nothing wrong with dinosaurs, or with looking like one. Dinosaurs are cool. Unless they’re chasing you of course.
But our new background videos have landed, exploded and changed the game. They have wiped out the old standards for beautiful websites, and have replaced them with a new standard that will leave all other websites looking like fossils.
Luckily, both our existing clients and our new ones have access to this brilliant new feature we’ve introduced, and we’d like to share its benefits with you today.
A superhero is only super because he or she stands out amongst the crowd. If we were a planet of flying, teleporting, time-freezing super-strong aliens, then we wouldn’t think there was anything super about us. When it comes to using formatting methods such as bold, italics, capitals or centering, all of these little text-enhancing superheroes will only stand out if they are used sparingly, in the right place, and when absolutely necessary…
Reviews, testimonials, recommendations – we all seek reassurance in them. We might even skip past the good ones just to see if there are any bad ones.Other people are sources of information for us. They can tell us whether this product or service is actually any good or not. Reading their testimonials builds trust in your business.
If I have multiple domain names, will my website rank better on the search engines? Will I be more likely to draw in extra traffic? Will my website become a supercharged powerhouse bursting with domain names that will become a magnet for new business? The answer might not be quite as positive as you would expect, but hopefully we can answer your questions during this article…
Choosing a domain name for your new business may not be as simple as you think. Most people just use their company name, but unless your branding is well recognised, this may work against you…
Is it possible for your business website to look too good? Too polished? Too slick? Too posh?
Perhaps it depends on how slick and posh you already are.
“If a customer fills out a form and adds their email address, what can I do with it?” This is a terrible question, asked by non-GDPR compliant cavemen and cavewoman who still think it’s OK to treat other people’s info as if it’s their own…
You are building a GDPR-friendly email list, and now you want to start sending out newsletters, the professional way. Where do you start?
“Don’t sell your product. Solve their problems.” Mark Cuban’s wise words sum up the art of selling – it is about helping people, fixing problems and improving the lives of others…
iF we’re honest, not many people will accuse you of clownery for not having a proper business email address. But they might not call you professional either…
Building a professional website to grow your business should be easy and seamless from start to end. We offer to build your business website for you, in four easy steps…
When July 2018 hits, Google Chrome will make sure a strong warning will pop up on any website that has not yet updated from “http” to “https”. The warning will include something along the lines of “Website Not Secure”. Here’s how to avoid it.
If you’re starting from scratch with a new trial, simply choose your preferred starter template from all the categories and choices available and click personalise. If you’ve already started designing your website and header background, simply login to your website, click step 2 Style and click the header to open the editor. Click the Text tab at the top of the designer or simply double click on any existing text within the editor to start editing.
Basically this new improvement has combined the Font and Style options onto one control window so that it’s even easier for you to combine and test the many options.
The first change you may notice is that there is one box to enter and edit your text - “ Enter Text Here” at the very top of your text control window, and another box below from which you drag and drop to place your text – “DRAG this text”. Once your cated your line of text and dragged it into position you can start playing with the options available. The best thing is that you can see the alterations change as you go.
As if you didn’t have enough before, you now have some fantastic new fonts to choose from. 23 different fonts to be exact. It’s a great selection too, with fonts to suit every design.
Once you’ve chosen your preferred font, you can set the style of your text using the sliders, tick boxes and colour spectrums within your text editor. You’ll see the changes you make immediately so if you don’t like what you’ve created, just try another setting.
Move sliders left and right to make your changes. The Outline sliders also affect the thickness and fade amount shown with the shadow, reflection and bevel options.
Font Colour / Outline Colour – There are three ways to select your perfect colour. Start by click the colour box next to either Font or Outline. Firstly, select a colour from the tall colour range tower in the middle, select the specific colour you want from the main spectrum window on the left and click OK. Secondly, if you know it, you can enter a colour code into the box provided. Or thirdly, you can move your cursor away from the colour window and towards your header and you will see it change to a colour picker icon. This then enables you to click anywhere in your header to select one of the colours already being used.
Tick Boxes – using your mouse, simply tick the options including Shadow, Reflection, Bevel, then use the Outline sliders to set the preferred thickness and fade. Alternatively, you can switch off the text outline for a simply clean text style.
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