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Google's Material Design - What is it?

Google's Material Design - What is it?

 

What is Google’s Material Design? After reading about the concept this is a question most people involved in Google are probably asking too. Almost everything about it is dripping with enough clichés and jargon to make your head spin. So, let’s start with the basics – Material Design is a new design concept and design language from Google.

 

The idea is to make online design more consistent, clean and user-friendly across all devices. Google is using it to create the new version of its operating system Android which they are releasing later in 2014. And the company is encouraging designers of software for tablets, mobile devices and computers to use Material Design.

 

How to Select the Right WP Theme

How to Select the Right WP Theme

 

A WordPress theme determines a lot of the functionality of your website, as well as the way it looks and behaves for your users. So it’s important to choose wisely. But how do you do this? There’s a huge selection of themes from a large number of providers. This article will cut through the noise to help you select the right theme.

The two things you need are focus and a sense of purpose. Almost everyone who has developed a website in WordPress has had the child-in-a-toy-shop experience when looking for a theme, i.e. they have no focus or sense of purpose.

 

The Difference between Web Design and Web Development

The Difference between Web Design and Web Development

 

What’s the difference between web design and web development? It’s an important question to understand, particularly if you’re planning on hiring someone to build a new website. And there is a significant difference, despite the fact that the terms are often used interchangeably.

 

To get an understanding of the difference let’s spend some time looking at one of the most beautiful cars that has ever been made. This is an unorthodox approach but it explains the difference in a simple way. So let’s have some fun (the car really is stunning!)

Should your site worry about a DDOS Attack?

Should your site worry about DDOS?

 

What is a DDOS attack? And more importantly, should you worry? These questions are increasingly being asked by SMEs and others who run small and medium-sized websites. But most of the DDOS attacks that you hear about affect the web’s largest websites, so why would someone want to attack you?

 

Let’s start by explaining what happens in a DDOS attack. They work by sending huge volumes of traffic to your website to overload your host. The traffic is not real though: it is bots, or automatic traffic. While this is happening real users cannot access your website. The attacks can last for hours or even days.

 

Internet Freedom and Your Website

Internet Freedom and Your Website

 

Doing business across the world has become easier because of the internet. Global corporations as well as smaller businesses can reach new markets. In fact it’s not unusual for small businesses, or even solo entrepreneurs, to have customers all over the world. One of the reasons why this is possible is because of the principle of internet freedom, i.e. you can theoretically access any website from anywhere in the world.

 

But internet freedoms are constantly changing which leaves the question: how will these changes affect your website?

 

So You Want to Open an Online Store?

So You Want to Open an Online Store?

 

So, you want to open an online store but you’re not sure how to do it? That’s okay because the process is like opening a bricks-and-mortar store. It’s not as complicated as you may think. Of course, some things are different. But the process is the same. Thinking about your online store as if it was a store in a mall makes it easier to plan the stages and get through them.

 

Find the Premises

 

The first thing you need to do when opening a bricks-and-mortar store is to find the right premises. You need:

 

·         A location that has the potential to bring you customers

·         A shop that is big enough to display everything you are going to sell;

Small Business Website Design Elements

Small Business Website Design Elements

 

When you’re setting out to build a small business website it’s often hard to know where to start. There are so many possibilities exist plus a huge range of designs to choose from. And it feels like everyone is offering a different piece of advice, from what platform to build the site in to the type of website hosting you need, to the best domain name. Then there is the question of what and how to place the content on the site.

 

Think of these things as the basic building blocks of your website – not technical building blocks but rather business building blocks. These are the things that will make your website work for your business.

 

What Metrics Are Important When Choosing Your Hosting Plan?

What Metrics Are Important When Choosing Your Hosting Plan?

 

When you’re buying hosting for your website you’ll have to decide which package to buy. They will vary in price and also performance. But what metrics are important when choosing your hosting plan? And what features and add-ons can you ignore?

 

One thing you won’t be short on is choice. It’s like someone going into a coffee shop for the first time. They will see a board containing loads of options with indecipherable names. But it is still all coffee. And if the coffee shop chooses they can make the choices simple: big cup or small; sweetened or not; almond milk or soy; strong or subtle.

 

This article explains the important features of a web hosting plan.

 

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