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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.

Tips on How to Make Your Website Faster
2 Jan

Tips on How to Make Your Website Faster
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Users value speed when looking at your website. These days, nobody has the time to wait for media such as pictures and video to load. This means that if your website is not performing as well as your competitors’, then you could be losing customers and valuable traffic. Google also favors speedy websites. If you are dealing with speed issues, then you are probably also dealing with popularity issues in the search results as well, which will only lead to even less traffic over time. Why Does Website Speed Matter? You might...

10 Common Web Design Mistakes to Avoid
28 Dec

10 Common Web Design Mistakes to Avoid
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Most of your competitors have websites that not only look great, but are also loaded with amazing features and outstanding functionality too. There are good reasons for the effort that they put into these websites, the main one being that it attracts visitors. If your website isn’t quite as well built or thought out, then you might have noticed that the traffic has never really met your expectations, or perhaps you’ve noticed that the visitor count has been in decline for a while. In either case, you could have fallen...

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....