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The colour scheme displayed throughout the pages of a website can either welcome viewers in for an enjoyable stay to read through your information or send people screaming with eyes bleeding into the arms of your competitor. Well maybe not eyes bleeding, I suppose that’s a little strong … but it’s a point to be carefully considered. Your Reason8 website builder makes it very easy for you to choose any number of colour schemes for your website. The tricky bit is sticking to it throughout your site.
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.
Certain colours and combinations don’t strain the eyes, are easy to look at and absorb, and can look far more stylish than a jumble of bold brash primary colours. Bold colours can be used alongside gentler colours of course but should be used sparingly. Try to think clean and contemporary.
What is “Contemporary Design”? A real buzzword made famous by the Makeover programmes which appeared on our screens a few years back. The term “Contemporary” has several definitions, the main ones being: “a style, which is simple, clean and offers an uncluttered look” or “modern or existing at the present time “
Generally, it means “simple and timeless”, a design, which will hang on to its 'contemporary' badge for years to come. Look at some of the more successful websites online. You’ll see Pastel shades or soft colours cushioned by lots of white space for visual relief.
Google’s colourful logo works because of the amount of white space behind it. The colours aren’t fighting with bright backgrounds. The designers of these sites know what they’re doing – feel free to follow their example.
When you choose your colour scheme, pick out two or three main colours. Balance them with plenty of white space and use text colours of black or even grey! Grey text can look very clean and helps to highlight coloured text used on headings and important statements.
Make sure there is a quiet contrast between your background and your content. Images always look far better on a white background in my opinion as their colours and quality shine through more clearly and cleanly. It’s vitally important for product shots to be of the best quality possibly so don’t undermine them with conflicting backgrounds.
Your website header is one of the first things people see. If you are going to the trouble of achieving the perfect design for your website pages then why not give your header a makeover too. DotGO provide an unbelievable low cost option to have a completely bespoke header created by a professional designer. You can provide a selection of images, your company logo, a slogan and of course your colour scheme. The designer will create a header, which will not only add that extra touch of class and professionalism but will also work well with your newly colour designed content to make you sure you stand out from your competition.
To order your Bespoke Header or Website Design, go to Step 2 (Style) and choose Website Design > Custom Design. Fill in the simple form and wait for your gorgeous new website to appear online.
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