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Open the editor on the page you'd like to work on. The first thing is to decide roughly where you want the picture to sit. Have a look at the whole page including your header, text and any existing images and look for a position, which will help to balance out the page. You don't want all your images bunched together at the top, bottom, or just one side of the page. A page with balanced images helps to break up the text and provides a more pleasant reading experience for visitors and let's face it, we want them to enjoy reading your page for as long as possible, so lets make it easy for 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…
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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 is a proven fact that the eye is naturally drawn to the right on viewing a new page, so if you have an image which is particularly informative, i.e. a product shot, then place it near the top on the right. Make sure it's a good one though! First impressions last remember and you would be surprised how some people can judge the quality of your products by the quality of its picture!
Ok, so lets place the first image. Move your cursor to the best position and left click to place it. A good tip here is to place your cursor at the start of a paragraph closest to the position you have chosen. Now click the RED "Insert Image" button.
Here you can either "Browse" and upload images from your own computer or "View Library". There are two libraries; "Your Library", which will store every single image you upload, and "Our Library" where you can help yourself to 1000's of copyright-free images. To browse the DotGO library, simply type a keyword into the search bar and click "Search Now". Choose the one you fancy and it will appear in the Image Properties window, ready for you to edit and place.
Once you have selected your image, it appears in the "Image Properties" window. Here you can fine-tune the size, position, border and margins.
As a quick guideline, a small thumbnail image will be around 150 pixels wide (the height will automatically change to maintain the ratio). A medium sized image is around 250 px wide and large - 350 px wide. Your editor automatically resizes and compresses images to a maximum of 400 px wide so this would be the maximum.
Left, Middle or Right. If you choose align "Left", any text on your page will wrap itself around the right side of your image. "Middle" will place your image in the centre of the page causing the text to sit above or below, and of course "Right" will cause the text to wrap itself around the left side of your image.Alignment can also affect the position of other images on the page. If you want to place a row of images next to each other, "Middle" align them all. The width of your web page will of course determine how many you can place and generally they would need to be thumbnail size or certainly no bigger than 200 px wide.
Borders can work well to frame and support images. You can choose from; Thin, Medium, Thick, Super Thick, Extra Thick or even Ridiculous. Play around and see which one you prefer. However, if you have an image with no background or the same colour background as your web page, select "None". The image will then merge into the background of your web page, which can look very clean and smooth.
Again you have some fun choices here: None, Narrow, Medium, Wide, Extra Wide, You Sure? and Crazy!!!. This setting determines the space between your image and the text or other images on the page. Without space around your image, the page can look very squashed and cluttered but you also want to allow enough room for your text. This setting can also be useful when you want to place images next to each other but want some space between them to help balance the page.
Once you have chosen your four settings, the results of which are shown in the preview window, click "Add to Website". How does it look? If its perfect, well done! If you're not sure, simply go back and tweak it by right clicking the image and choosing "Image Properties" from the drop down menu. You can do this as many times as you like. It’s just one of the flexibilities that the DotGO Web Builder offers to make your life easier.
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