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Learn From these 10 Hot Internet Startups

Learn From these 10 Hot Internet Startups

 

There has never been as good a time as now to start a business. New technology and the power of the internet have opened up the door to entrepreneurship for people from all walks of life all over the world. If you are one of these people or if you hope to start something soon here are some companies that will give you some ideas, inspiration, or both. They are on the road to possible success, which is why we can learn from these 10 hot internet startups.

 

Hot Internet Startups

 

 

What is a CDN?

What is a CDN?

 

You have lots of different options when considering a hosting solution for your business. But having a fast and efficient website does not always end with choosing a reliable web hosting provider. There are other things that you can put in place and one of those things is a CDN. But what is a CDN? The abbreviation stands for Content Delivery Network which is a surprisingly accurate description (normally computer and internet terms are as easy to decipher as the mating call of the blue whale). But to understand what a CDN does you first need to understand the problem that it solves.

 

So here is an explanation:

 

Preparing to Create Your First Website

Preparing to Create Your First Website

 

The mistake many people make when creating their first website is that they are over-enthusiastic at the start. Enthusiasm is great – it’s one of the main drivers of great content on the internet. But over-enthusiasm is where issues can arise, which can slow you down in the end. The solution is to plan, get certain things ready, and make some decisions before you start actually building. Preparing to create your first website is not difficult, providing you follow a few steps.

 

Site Architecture: Why it matters

Site Architecture: Why it matters

 

Developing the site architecture is the first thing that you should do when building a new website. It’s one of the most crucial elements of the process and if you get it wrong you’ll end up with more problems to resolve. The good news is that it’s not difficult to get right. In fact, bad site architecture is usually because designers skip the process rather than doing it poorly. Always remember: site architecture always matters.

 

Content vs. UX Design: Building for Search or Design for People?

Content vs. UX Design: Building for Search or Design for People?

 

Website design often feels like a balancing act because of the apparent opposing demands of search engines and users. Search engines want content that they can easily interpret and they penalize websites that do not deliver. But this content is not always the best way to achieve sales or win leads and new clients. So there is sometimes a standoff between content strategy and User Experience (UX) design.

 

Web Design Trends

How to Understand Web Design Trends

 

Website design trends are constantly evolving as developers try new ideas and concepts. Some of these fizzle and die but others gain popularity and become mainstream. But for most small business websites the priority is to stay ahead of the curve (rather than ahead or behind it).  

 

A Deep Dive into WP Essential

Tens of thousands of users have made WordPress their site editor of choice on iPage, due to its flexibility and its endless array of themes and plugins. It doesn’t matter if you want to create a blog about your favorite restaurants, a full company website, or a photo gallery of your family--WordPress can make that happen. But, all that flexibility comes with a cost.

What is the difference between WordPress.com and Wordpress.org?

What is the difference between WordPress.com and Wordpress.org?

 

If you have started researching how to get a new website built you will undoubtedly have heard of Wordpress. It is the most popular website and blog building platform in the world and is the backbone of millions of websites. But there are two options and they are substantially different so this article will answer the question: what is the difference between WordPress.com and WordPress.org?

 

Infographic Cheat Sheets for Web Design

Infographic Cheat Sheets for Web Design

 

iPage is proud to present a resources page for web design featuring cheat sheets and guides for WordPress, HTML, Javascript, RGB Color Codes, Marketing your Facebook Page and More!

https://www.ipage.com/ipage/infographics.bml

Use the WordPress Reference Sheet to customize your WP themes. 

Use the HTML / Javascript Cheat Sheet to work on the features of a coded website.

The RGB Colors Sheet will help you get the right colors for your brand!

There are also Facebook and SMB infographics to help you with marketing your site.

 

Do you have a blog or site where you help others learn web design? Use the embed code to add the infographics to your site or share them on social media.