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10 things NOT to do with a new website

10 things NOT to do with a new website

 

Getting a new website is an exciting time for a business. It offers potential and is a way to tell the world what you do every day. But there are lots of things that most businesses do with their websites that they absolutely shouldn’t. So to keep you right, here is 10 things NOT to do with a new website:

 

1.      Writing about you

 

The Difference Between Web Hosting and a Website Builder

The Difference Between Web Hosting and a Website Builder

 

There are lots of different ways to get a website online. Some of them require technical expertise and experience in things link HTML, CSS, and other coding languages. But there are ways to build a website without any of those skills – the easiest to use is a website builder. Website builders are suitable for anyone with a basic understanding of technology - if you can post photos or videos to Facebook then you meet the requirements. But do you need website hosting as well? And what is the difference between web hosting and a website builder.

 

How to Understand Open Source and Make It Work for You

How to Understand Open Source

 

When you are planning a new website development it is rare to start from a blank screen. Most websites use an application that forms the underlying infrastructure and this is then built upon, expanded and modified to get the end product. The vast majority of these applications are open source. You can easily download them for free from Mojo Marketplace.

 

Hosting Terms Dictionary: Geek Speak Translated

Hosting Terms Dictionary: Geek Speak Translated

 

The language used in IT is often confusing: you have to click “Start” when finished working and want to shut down your computer; websites make you take cookies but you can’t eat any of them; desktop computers sit on the floor; and your firewall is completely useless during a fire. The words, phrases and acronyms used in the hosting industry are similarly confusing. So here is a hosting terms dictionary of some common terms and phrases.

 

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Software that Rules Our World

Why Blogging Software Rules the World

 

Blogging is the cornerstone of the Internet. It has created opportunities for writers to find new audiences and it gives those audiences information, advice and entertainment. Because of the blogging phenomenon right now you can learn about net neutrality or you can read about the eerily accurate predictions made in the movie Demolition Man. It is also easy to get started in blogging (as long as you can write, of course) as most of the blogging software that is available is easy to set up and even easier to use.

 

How to Understand Mojo Marketplace

How to Understand Mojo Marketplace

 

People who are new to website design often think it is a process that involves shoeless, Apple loving artistic types working with 4chan-obessed, socially awkward coders who travel to work on skateboards. For most websites, particularly small business websites, this is not the case. The reality is anyone can build a website so long as they are competent using technology. And because of services like the Mojo Marketplace you do not need programming skills or graphic design abilities.

 

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.

 

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