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Here you’ll find all sorts of super useful information for making the most out of your web hosting experience
as well as countless tips and tricks for small business owners, freelancers, digital professionals and online entrepreneurs.

Website Design For eCommerce: Best Practices
26 Dec

Website Design For eCommerce: Best Practices
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Website design can make or break the customer experience. 38% of people would stop using a website if it’s layout or design is unattractive. And over 48% of people reported website design as the most important factor in determining the credibility of a business. Since design is one of the core ingredients for making your eCommerce website a success, we gathered some of the best practices to follow. As Alina Wheeler, a top design and branding expert, said “Design is intelligence made visible.” So let’s help you do just that! Why...

Website Animation and Why You Need It
21 Dec

Website Animation and Why You Need It
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You can spend a lot of time to make your website look beautiful. You can design the most dazzling layout, add the most beautiful pictures you can find, put in elegant typography - and do more to make your site look great. Your website can look beautiful. But how do you make it feel beautiful as well? By using animations. Animations are what makes your website come alive. If done properly, they can turn using your website into a delightful, magical experience. But, there is a right way to use...

Increase user engagement through web design
19 Dec

Keep Your Users Engaged with Better Web Design
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One of the most important elements of the web design process is creating a site that not only looks and works well, but also keeps your users engaged so they spend more time looking at your products and content. There are many different elements that need to be tweaked just right so your users can get the most out of their experience. Users are spoiled for choice. This means their expectations of what your website needs to deliver are higher than ever before. If you plan on keeping them engaged and interested...

Infographic: Plan Your Website Design
18 Dec

Infographic: Plan Your Website Design
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Many small business owners tend to disregard this, but the way your website looks matters a lot.  It's got everything to do with your reputation, your trust-worthiness, and your sales as well. However, before you jump into choosing colors and dreaming up all the things your website will be able to do, you have to sit down and plan it. Without a well thought through plan about your website design, its content, and user experience, you are bound to run into countless issues and waste a lot of time and resources....

Why do you need a firewall for your website
14 Dec

Why Your Small Business Needs a Firewall
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This is a guest post by Sam Bocetta.   Sam Bocetta is a freelance journalist specializing in U.S. diplomacy and national security, with emphases on technology trends in cyberwarfare, cyberdefense, and cryptography.     In the world of digital business, there’s no safety in being small when it comes to online threats. In truth, small businesses are a common target of cybercrime with a single attack typically costing between $84,000 and $148,000. If you want to keep your customers' data protected and avoid damage to your revenues and reputation, then you need to pay attention to...

7 Tips on Creating a Password Policy for Your Organization
11 Dec

7 Tips on Creating a Password Policy for Your Organization
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Nearly 63% of all data breaches occur due to weak or stolen passwords. What’s even more surprising is that 83% of data breaches go undetected for weeks. In a recent survey, 2 out of 5 people reported that their account had been hacked, or they received a notice confirming that their personal information has been compromised. The stats reveal how vulnerable we all are to being hacked. Your personal, professional, financial, and customer data could be at risk and you can lose it all at the drop of a hat....