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What is a browser?

A browser is a piece of software installed onto a Computer which allows you to view the internet. In works much the same way as a television set enables you to watch TV.  Every webpages on the internet is created in computer code.  This code is simply a set of instructions which describes how a page should look and function. As code cannot easily be read, it needs to be translated before the page can be displayed to the user. It is the browsers job to read the code, translate it and display the page according to the instructions. Every time a button on a page is clicked a new set of coded instructions needs to be interpreted.  The browser does this at lightning speed so the user is unaware of what is happening.


NEW Google Search Facilities

Google has recently revealed a whole new set of exiting features on its main search page. Internet users can now search under various categories to help them find what they need quickly and easily. Businesses are well advised to keep their websites regularly updated in order to take advantage of Google’s new features. As a Reason8 , you have all the tools you need to easily keep your site updated. With your live update editor built into your site, you can take full advantage of the New Google!


Jargon Buster - What is Java?

You may well have had a small window pop up on your screen from time to time, telling you that you need to update Java. And you’ve probably been left thinking “What on earth is Java and why do I need it?” Well… in addition to Java being an exceptionally nice, albeit very strong coffee from Indonesia, it’s also a free piece of software that your computer needs to complete a whole host of tasks. Java is free software or to describe it more technically - a programming language and computing platform, which allows you to play games, chat with people worldwide, watch videos, view images in 3D etc., etc., etc….. you can even calculate the interest on your mortgage thanks to Java! It’s also a vital part of intranet applications and e-commerce solutions. As a a lot of the programs you may use to update your website require Java. In fact you’d be surprised how often Java may be involved in your life.


The Domain Renewal Group Scam

Scammers, Fraudsters, Criminals, Thieves, Liars, Crooks, Con Merchants….. There are several other names we could use but we’re not allowed to put them in print !!! When you , or indeed as part of everyday life, we must sadly, always be on guard to avoid falling for cons. The most recent being a scam on Domain Renewal. Several clients have contacted us to let us know about a company called the Domain Renewal Group who are conning people with false renewals and domain scams. We’d like to thank those customers as this has allowed us to warn you all and hopefully save you from falling victim to these disgraceful activities.


WebsiteS.E.Optimization Quiz

Your Reason8 Tutorial Blog contains over 100 guides on how to get the best from your website. If you get stuck with anything while developing your website, there’s a very good chance you’ll find the help you need. If you don’t then leave a comment at the bottom and tell us what you need help with. All the answers can be found within the existing tutorials about Website Text. . just in case you need a little clue but try to avoid unabashed cheating!!  If you want to have some fun and learn something too then open a notepad document next to your browser window and enter all the answers onto there, then simply paste them into a comment at the bottom when you’ve finished. Right then R8 … Let’s see how many of you have been doing your homework. Once you’ve answered the following questions, the first person to send in all the correct answers wins the fantastic FREE upgrade of 5 more web pages for your website!!


Put a spotlight on your images.

Images are an integral part of any website, especially an ecommerce site, which will be using images to sell the products and / or services. Presenting your images in the best light is vital to help customers make that all important decision – to buy! If a customer wants a closer look at a product image, wouldn’t it be great if they could simply click on it and a larger version popped up in its own window? Well, brace yourself because your image presentation is about to get really exciting!! Reason8 have made life very easy for with a feature called the Lightbox and you’re not going to believe how simple it is to incorporate this feature into your website.


Mobile Internet Access – Rapid Growth

Last year, it was quoted that the number of mobile phone users had reached half the planet! That means that there are now around 4 billion activated mobile phones in use and around 35% of these mobile users are accessing the internet on their phones. Combine this with the fact that shopping carts are supported by quick and easy to use payment systems such as Paypal, means that it’s now even easier and far more accessible to shop online. As a , it’s certainly a great time to have your business online as potential audiences grow and technology is bringing more and more convenience to shoppers!


New Browser on the Block

Microsoft launched a sneak preview Beta version of the long awaited Internet Explorer 9 in mid September and it’s now available for download! “Play in a more beautiful web” are the promises but what’s it really like? have been asking several questions.....Should I download it? Will it cause problems with existing software?


Not Just a Pretty Face!!

Reason8 has recently launched a brand new look to its website. Fun and Colourful, Clean and Tidy, Simple to Use, Easy to Navigate - the new design presents an inviting door to what is one of the cleverest website builder systems online today!  If you’ve ever wanted to design your own website but didn’t have the time to learn complicated software then you’ll love our amazing tool kit. The new home page offers endless fun ways to start designing. Sit and watch the introduction or flick forward to the information you need.


Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

It’s Christmas Eve and we would like to wish all Reason8 website builders a Very Merry Christmas and An Enormously Successful New Year!! We hope you’ve found this collection of tutorials helpful and that they have enabled you to get the very most from your incredibly versatile Reason8 Website. If you get stuck while building a website using the Reason8 system, you should be able to find a tutorial to show you how to solve your problems or achieve your website goals.


Why do I need a website?

In today’s technological climate where the internet is by far the most dominant market medium, it is surprising that many businesses do not yet have an online presence. Many of these businesses have considered getting a website but have hesitated for a number of reasons including; assumptions of high cost, insufficient technical ability, assumptions that building a website is a huge, complicated task??? Reason8 of course know otherwise and have produced stunning websites with impressive functionality with ease. For those who have yet to discover this quick and easy website building experience, let’s look at some of the reasons  - “Why businesses should have a website?”


More Reasons to put your business online.

There are so many reasons why you should have a website for your business in today’s technological climate and a few of them are set out below for you. Build a website for your business and you create a cost-effective way for you to communicate with both potential and existing clients and it can widen your horizons to a global community. The benefits are endless and when weighed up against very reasonable costs, its a must have for any business, whatever the size.


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