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Why Do You Need to Optimize Your Website for Mobile?
19 Oct

Why Do You Need to Optimize Your Website for Mobile?
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We’ve all heard that having an online presence is essential for business owners in today’s digital marketplace. If you haven’t already got a website, you are probably looking at making one yourself, or getting one designed for you. This is great for your company’s exposure, as most people prefer to search for information about goods and services online first, before making contact with you. So, you have a website set up and you are all set, right? Well, not exactly. The way that we access the internet is changing. Now,...

OCT Website Builder: All the Tools You Need for a DIY Website Project
12 Oct

Website Builder: All the Tools You Need for a DIY Website Project
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Starting work on a website can seem like a daunting task with so many options available. Do you hire a website developer? Can you do it yourself? How much will it cost? How long will it take? Do you need to learn how to code? Don’t let these questions stop you from doing what you need. In 2018, it’s expected for a business to have a website; 30% of consumers won’t even consider a business if it doesn’t have one. Luckily, it’s easier than ever for you to build a site for...

Jetpack: The Ultimate Plugin Your WordPress Site Absolutely Needs
9 Oct

Jetpack: The Ultimate Plugin Your WordPress Site Absolutely Needs
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If you’re using WordPress to run your website, you know just how complicated things can get. You need to install a plugin for literally everything. Whether it’s making backups, setting up a virus scanner or even writing on a decent Word editor - you can only get those things if you install plugins. And here’s the problem: With each new plugin you install, you get a different set of options and tools you need to use. And that’s why, the more plugins you install, the more time it takes maintaining and...

How to Launch Your Own Website Without Any Skills
7 Sep

How to Launch Your Own Website Without Any Skills
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People are often intimidated by the thought of creating their own customized website. A lack of necessary knowledge and skills might seem like a serious blocker for you to proceed. The truth about website creation is that it is no longer the daunting technical feat that it once was, especially for newcomers. There are a multitude of tools, templates and tutorials that can help you get a website up and running in no time at all. We will take a look at some of the most common methods and concepts for...

7 Jun

5 Tips for Creating the Perfect Homepage
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  Making a good first impression is everything in the online world and the majority of the time that impression will come from your website’s homepage. It only takes a visitor half a second to form an opinion of a website, so you need to make sure that you present them with a homepage design that is worth looking at. If you present visitors with a bad experience 88% of those visitors are less likely to return to your business website. On the flip side, having a successful homepage design for your...

20 Sep

The Ultimate Guide to Responsive Website Design: Build Your Website with Usability in Mind
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I get excited seeing the great websites created by our HostPapa customers. If you just registered your domain with us – welcome! I’ve got a few tips as you start to build your website. The Ideal Page Load Time Is… In 1993, researcher and expert on user experience Jakob Nielson talked in “Need for Speed” about three important limits to response times, which are still relevant more than 20 years later: Instantaneous response: It takes 0.1 second for a user to feel the system is reacting to something he or she...