web design trends

Using Facebook to Promote your Website and Business

Using Facebook as a means of promoting your Website Content & Business Facebook is a very popular, if not the most popular social networking website in the world today. This makes it a great avenue for promoting websites and generating traffic to them. Many people check their Facebook accounts several times a day and use this social network as one of their main sources of current information. Anything showing up on their news feeds has the potential to catch their eye and pique their curiosity. If they see that one of their friends has shared something interesting from another website, they are very likely to check it out themselves, and maybe even share it again with their friends. As more and more people share information from a website, more and more traffic is generated. In reality, using Facebook as a means of promoting your website content has never been easier. There are many great websites out there and it is easier than it ever has been for anyone to set up their own website without much hassle or work at all. The most creative ideas and unique content are generally the most appealing to the general public; however it is impossible for people to find every website out there by chance. Promoting a website is ultimately a great deal more important than designing one. Websites are only successful if they have traffic and people who keep coming back to read new content, browse and buy products, or participate in any other activities offered by the site. If no one visits a website, updating it is pointless, and it slowly dies. It is up to the site creator and web designer to keep it going and

Why your business NEEDS to have its own website

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

Web Design Trends | Responsive Web Design

Even five years ago, it seemed enough to have an attractive header and a layout that looked acceptable in all the available desktop browsers. Since then, people’s usage of the web has changed - a lot. As developers spend more time analyzing what keeps people engaged in their content and community, they are discovering that web design is more important than ever - and more complicated. It’s not just to look pretty or professional anymore. Web design needs to be functional. The most obvious web design trends in 2012 are centered around just that. Responsive Web Design Responsive web design is probably the most critical trend that is emerging this year. The emergence of fast, Internet-connected mobile devices such as tablets and smartphones in recent years has provided an untameable number of display sizes and browser types to test designs with. There is no universal design that will work and you simply can’t develop a different design for every possible combination of device properties. Now, using a clever combination of Cascading Style Sheets and JavaScript, it is possible to have the design reformat itself to fit whatever browser it’s in. Usually, the designer begins by creating a simple design to be displayed on a small smartphone display. Then, from there, the designer can begin working his way toward larger screen resolutions until the design will look good on the largest screens. One of the key aspects of responsive design is that if you resize your browser, the site will also resize. This makes it an excellent tool for taking notes and doing web browsing side-by-side with other work. If the person doesn’t have JavaScript enabled, a non-JavaScript version is served instead. Typography and website design

Web Design Trends in 2012 | Responsive web design

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.