What are the benefits of a WordPress Website? WordPress is really more than just a simple blogging tool. It can be just that, and it’s great for that, but you can run a large and very effective website off of WordPress alone. It is perfect for any level of need, whether you have a website already or have barely spent much time even on the internet. You can have a free site all contained online, or download their program and have your own web domain for a very good price, all still easy enough to use that you could master it in a weekend. How do I get a WordPress site? You can have a free WordPress site without downloading anything in about a minute. It doesn’t get any easier than that; however, this method gives you less options for customising the look of your website. When you download the software you can edit themes or even use WordPress code directly. It’s entirely up to you which way you go. If you already have a site with Moveable Type, Textpattern, Greymatter, Blogger, or B2, you can simply upload it. Even when you choose to download the application, you can have it in five minutes. Either way, launching your own site can be as simple as downloading or registering, picking a theme, typing up a static about or home page, and hitting the “Publish” button. While there is no need to hire a web designer to set it up their expertise can help when it comes to populating and customising the design of the website, and also a professional website designer will have more knowledge of the WordPress code which when optimised can make huge differences
In today's current competitive market, businesses need to stand out and be noticed, in order to retain existing customers and to attract new customers. Social media has emerged as a burgeoning area for marketing and promotion of businesses; in part because it allows for broad exposure, increased frequency of visibility, and the ability to capitalise on interactivity and social engagement, often at little or no expense. However, having a Facebook page to promote your business is not enough; your business NEEDS to have its own website to maximise the effectiveness of advertising, outreach, and promotion. Why do I need a website? While there is a certain ease associated with maintaining a Facebook page for your business, one notable liability of relying solely on social media for advertising and promotion is that Facebook pages do not allow for providing extensive product and service information, conveyed quickly and clearly to potential customers. Without organised, searchable, detailed, accurate, and clear information about the products your business offers, potential customers may be enticed to look elsewhere for the items or services they seek. A website allows for this type of product information dissemination, in a manner that is easy to navigate, simple to use, comprehensive and designed specifically to meet your needs to engage and inform your consumer base. Savvy consumers have a desire for a breadth and depth of product information that is not easily provided or conveyed via social media, but is particularly well suited for communication via a website. Advantages of having a website over a Facebook page Another advantage to maintaining a website for your business relates specifically to dollars and cents or pounds and pennys for some customers, being able to quickly and easily
The emergence of modern technology has brought forth an entirely new format for creating and designing websites and internet based materials. In recent years designs have become more sleek, fun, and technologically savvy. A lot of this is due to how many electronics have evolved into sophisticated devices. Web design trends in 2012 include a variety of techniques that make way for clear and realistic graphics that are visually appealing and mentally stimulating. Here is a quick guide to what types of designs have emerged and where one can find out more information about them.