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We’ve recently been looking at the importance of the navigation of your website. Navigation will determine how easy your customers, viewers and visitors find it to get around your site and find what they’re looking for. One important tip is to limit the number of buttons you have in your navigation bar so as not to scare visitors with a daunting menu to possibly have to go through. All professional website builders know that you should aim to keep it to no more than 6/7. Once you ‘ve whittled it down and have your list, why not give them a facelift to help them stand out and encourage visitors to click them.
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.
It’s really quite fun to do and you’ll be surprised at the flexibility of the system allowing you to do all sorts of different buttons in different colours and styles. Start by going to Step 2 Style, and click Menu Buttons.
Either choose a button from your favourites, which are automatically created as you experiment or select one from our library of samples. Select which one you want to work with then work through the nine ways in which you can customise your buttons.Change the Type, Position, Size, Spacingt, Border, Font, Rollover Colour, Rollover Font and Roolover Border. You can also choose whether to have buttons, which run either vertically or horizontally. We recommend you read the tutorial on vertical vs horizontal first.
Don’t panic if you haven’t go enough time look at it. Its really quite simple and only takes a couple of minutes to run through each section. You can always come back to designing your new buttons another time and carry on using the original ones until you’re happy with them but I’ll bet you use them from the first go!!!
Use the DotGO colour picker to choose from more than 6million colours. Just click a colour and close the window to select it. Select colours which reflect any existing website design or corporate colours.
To save fiddling and make things a bit quicker, we have also included a quick palette. Just click this link and it opens up with some pre-chosen colours. We include your main website colours and any colours you have chosen while building your buttons.
The beauty of this system is the flexibility; you can always go back and change it over and over again. Have a look at some ideas if you need to give your inspiration a nudge.
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One that looks professional on any device,
performs well on Google and is easy to update.
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