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Fun and effective clickability should be one of your main priorities when you build a website as it’s the key to successful navigation. Make sure your visitors have a choice of clickable buttons and links not just in your main menu bar but on your pages too. It not only gives visitors more control but provides endless roads and doors, which will take them further into your website. The editing system for the buttons on your navigation bar has recently been updated and now offers a host of new and exciting features and options. Our first Blog looks at the first step in Upgrading your Web Page Buttons.
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.
Whether you've gone for Vertical or Horizontal buttons after reading our first blog, you’ll first have to set the position, size and spacing to best fit the layout of your website.
For “Position” you need to select the best margin sizes for both the top and left hand sides of your website. The Top Margin offers options from 10-100 pixels from the top edge under your header. The Left Margin offers different options for Horizontal or Vertical. Horizontal margins from 2 - 450 pixels from the left edge of your website and for Vertical buttons, 2-40 pixels from the left edge of your website. Unless you’re planning a customised design to better suit your new buttons, use any existing layout to guide you to the best position for your buttons. For instance, you’re website may have a design, which features an area already marked out for the navigation bar in either the left column or horizontal bar using lines or shading or a different colour. For the best results, aim to ensure your buttons sit neatly inside this area.
For the “Size” option, you need to select the best Height (or depth) and Width of your button. Again, go for a width, which will make the buttons sit neatly within any marked areas or which will allow the buttons to sit neatly next to each other if horizontal. For Horizontal buttons, your Button Editor has a clever “AUTO!” setting for the width to help you. With vertical buttons, generally 85%-95% will leave a nice neat margin around your buttons, framing them perfectly within any marked area. “Narrow” is a fairly standard height for buttons but you can choose from “Thinnest” right up to “You Sure!” Play around with the sizes available but keep in mind that the more buttons you have the more your visitors will have to scroll to see the whole navigation bar if you select a large height setting.
Spacing options from “None” to “You Sure!” will alter the gap between each button.
You may well end up trying several different sizes, margins and spacing options to make your buttons fit nicely but that’s no problem as you can chop and change to your hearts content until you’re happy.
In the next Blog, we’ll get stuck in to the creative side of things with colours, fonts and rollover settings.
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