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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.

 

Technical Specs

Does a Domain Name Matter for SEO?

Does a Domain Name Matter for SEO?

 

Answering the question “does a domain name matter for SEO?” is quite simple. The answer is yes. Just look at any spam website with a domain name like new-get-rich-quick-scheme-to-become-a-millionare.info. Historically spammers have bought names like this because they get results. So yes, domain names have an impact on SEO. But that’s only the beginning of the answer

 

There are several guidelines that you should follow when choosing a domain name. But a word of warning first: don’t buy new-get-rich-quick-scheme-to-become-a-millionare.info. It breaks just about all the guidelines discussed below.

 

Wordpress Mistakes You Don’t Want To Make

Wordpress Mistakes You Don’t Want To Make

 

Building a website in Wordpress is something that most people can do, as long as they have a reasonable level of technical competence. You need patience and time to learn how it works. But it’s not overly complicated, even for beginners. As with most things in life there are several Wordpress mistakes you don’t want to make. How do we know? We know because most people who’ve built a Wordpress website have made at least one of these common mistakes at least once.

 

Making mistakes is human nature, particularly when you’re doing something new and exciting where it is easy to forget to focus on details. So now you may be wondering why you should read this post when you’re going to make mistakes anyway?

 

Should I use a Site Builder if I want to have an Online Store?

Should I use a Site Builder if I want to have an Online Store?

 

If you want to sell products on your website, you have a number of different options. For a start, you can create a fully-fledged online store, or you can add ecommerce functionality to an existing website. You also have to choose which platform you are going to use. There are many to choose from but this article is going to look at the whether you should use a site builder for your online store.

 

Wordpress vs. a Static Site

Wordpress vs. a Static Site

 

Two of the most common methods of building a website are to build a static site or build one using Wordpress. On the surface both methods do the same job. So what is the difference between the two options. And more importantly, which one is the best?

 

Let’s start with the difference between the two using restaurants as an analogy. Imagine you’re choosing a restaurant for dinner this evening, and you have two options. The first is a restaurant that offers a fabulous à la carte menu. You know the chef and you know that the food is fantastic, but you also know that once you get to the restaurant you’ll have to choose your meal. And once you have chosen, that’s what you’ll get.

 

Green Hosting: The What and Why

Green Hosting: The What and Why

 

Having green and eco-friendly initiatives in your company is becoming increasingly important. There are lots of reasons for going green, including protecting the planet and its resources. But it also makes simple business sense – if your customers are concerned about the environment, you should be concerned too. It’s not surprising then that green hosting is an option that more companies are choosing. But why do you need green hosting and how does it work?

 

Planning Content for Your Website

Planning Content for Your Website

 

The best websites on the internet upload new and fresh content regularly. This applies to content heavy websites like news sites and blogs but it also applies to smaller websites and websites for bricks-and-mortar businesses. The only difference is scale: content heavy websites might upload new content hourly; other websites might upload new content once a week. Whichever category you fall into, you’ll need a structure in place so here are some ideas for planning content for your website.

 

But before getting into that let’s briefly answer the questions why? Why does your site need fresh content? There are two reasons.

 

Web Design Software

Web Design Software

 

When you are starting a new website design project one of the first things you’ll need to decide is the web design software or platform that you’re going to use. There is a lot of choice and the choice is important. This is because it has a big impact on the type of website that you will ultimately create.

 

It impacts your website in many different ways. This includes:

 

  • How quickly you can build the website (e.g. if the software or application has a steep learning curve you will spend a lot of time learning rather than creating).
  • The flexibility of the design.
  • The structure of the completed code.
  • How difficult the website is to upgrade or develop further in the future.

 

Where to get Inspiration for your website

Where to get Inspiration for your website

 

When you’re designing a new website there are several sources available with ideas, tips and inspiration. These sources will help you when you are considering how you’re going to display the information to your users. They’ll also help you make decisions on color schemes, logos, layouts, menu structures, fonts, and much more. Here are some places to get inspiration for your website.

 

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