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Your web pages work so very hard for you and can do so much to make sure your website is performing at its best. All you have to do is feed them and give them a little inspiration and guidance every now and again. Their extensive list of skills includes: invitation, salutation, inspiration, instruction, education, direction, interaction, entertainment, demonstration, advertising, marketing, sales, optimisation, administration, security, customer service, accountancy etc., etc., etc.…….. They could be one of the cheapest and most industrious one-stop workforces ever known to man, so they've got to be worth a bit of TLC every now and again don’t you think!
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.
To help you build the best website for your business, DotGO have been working extremely hard on a vast development programme to bring even greater flexibility to your Website Editor System. We’ll be running through the flexibilities of the system over the next few blogs so that you can be sure you’ve taken advantage of all the functions available. It’s a bit like getting a new mobile phone… you know that there are loads of things it can do but you're not using them because you just weren’t aware of them or haven’t had the opportunity to try them all out. So lets make sure your web pages (bless them…) are working as hard as they possibly can for you and your business.
Log in and click Step 3. Above your list of webpages are the first of two main options - New Page (Click the button to view the page). Now, I know you’ve all “been there, done that” but did you take a look at the Layout Options, which offer some really helpful guidance and handy tips on suitable layouts for different pages. Click to view. You may have simply gone for the Blank Template with its “Recommended” button but some of the other layouts not only set the page out for you with example images but also give some great ideas on how to set your text around images too. There is also a Thumbnail Grid layout, which is perfect if you have lots of images you need to display. Have a look and if you have time, have a play! (You may also want to take a look at the “Linking to Larger Images” Blog)
The 2nd Option – “Organise Pages” is one of the exciting new functions from the development programme and is well worth doing! In here you can create your new Navigation Menu with Sub Menu’s and even Sub-Sub Menus. This allows you to reduce the number of primary menu buttons displayed down the left column of your website. (See related Blog on Navigation)
On the left, you will see a Green Block titled “Your Webpages”, which shows the current (page) menu buttons visible on your website. On the right is a Blue Block showing “Your Navigation Menu”, which, when you’re finished, will be the new page menu shown.
This facility works on a very simple “Drag n Drop” basis. Simply Drag the pages from the left and drop them on the right. You can play about with the order as much as you like. You can select and move multiple pages in one go by holding down your Ctrl key.
Now for the clever bit! To create a sub menu, i.e a second button, which appears when someone hovers their mouse over a primary button - Drag one button on top of another. If you need to change it simply pick it up again and drop it back on a line of its own. (A handy black line will appear to help you decide where to drop it)
If you want to change the name of a page just double click it and edit.
To remove a page from your Navigation Menu, simply select to highlight and click the remove button. Don’t worry this won’t delete the page and its content, it will just remove it from the blue area which shows your visible navigation menu.
I’ll leave you to play now. Have Fun and watch out for the next Blog when we’ll be looking at Why and How you would Lock your Webpages!
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One that looks professional on any device,
performs well on Google and is easy to update.
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