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When you build a website for your business, it won’t just be viewed on a desktop or laptop computer. These days, it will more frequently and more likely to be viewed on a mobile phone. The IPhone, no longer a unique mobile office, has quickly been joined by a huge choice of smart phones nearly all of which offer internet access and good quality website viewing ability.
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.
Three and a half billion people have mobile phones these days, that’s half the population of the planet! And if a good percentage of those mobile phones offer internet access, it provides and enormous addition audience who are surfing on the go. It’s just one more reason why every single business should have an online presence in some form or another.
One question we’ve been asked is – “Is there anything you can do to make your website mobile friendly?”
One thing you could do is to keep your home page simple and clean. Only include the most important information, making it very clear what you do and what’s on offer. Make sure you include all your keywords in your text of course but try to avoid have a huge page of information with masses of images, which could prove tricky to see on a small screen.
Make it easy for mobile phone surfers to be able to click through to your other pages by including big clear internal links or highly visible buttons on your home page. Nearly all mobile browsers have the facility to zoom into a page but if your home page is designed with them in mind it will encourage more response. If mobile surfers can see what they need and even click through to other pages without having to play about with the page too much they’ll be far more inclined to do so.
Another great thing to remember is that if your website features an online shop using paypal, people can purchase from you without having to even touch their credit cards. Potential customers are now people who could be anywhere in the world with nothing but their mobile and they can go shopping – at your shop! Make sure you cater for these people and make things simple for them by keeping your website simple.
To add visible page links, keep the link text short and sweet and set it in bold caps so that it’s easy to read and click. Highlight your short link text and then click the yellow “Insert Link” button on your editor icon bar. To link to a page select: webpage > internal webpage > webpage and select the page from your drop down list. Or to link straight to an item or group of items in your shopping cart, choose: webpage > internal webpage > item or group > then select the item or group from the drop down list.
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