Keep Content Fresh – Add A Blog To Your Web Design

Most organisations and businesses need to regularly update clients and prospective customers with news, be it about new policies, courses, products or strategies for that organisation. By adding a blog into the website it makes adding new content very easy and also makes that content accessible to readers. most blogs these days have easy social sharing options. this means that readers of a blog post can easily share that post to their facebook, twitter or tumblr account so that their friends and clients can also read the blog post. This is a remarkably efficient way of getting news and press releases ‘out’ into cyber space and can become a valuable marketing tool for all businesses. Social media is the new ‘buzz’ in business marketing and adding a blog to a website can be the first step in this cycle.
What To Include In A Blog Post
When setting out to create a new blog post there are several elements that might be worth considering. Depending on the target audience of the blog post and the aim of the blog post it could be worth while to consider some or all of these elements that can make a blog post compelling viewing for readers:

Make content compelling reading. In these days of information overwhelm it has become extremely important to engage readers to ensure they stay of your web page. Make the content useful, well written, to the topic in question and concise
Add in interesting images and graphics
Add in video relevant to the post subject matter
Adding infographics can be effective if done properly. Infographics is simply a visual way to represent information and can be effective in conveying data and concepts in an easily aborbed fashion
Add relevant blog categories. […]

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Website Design – Sliders – Benefits And Features

Sliders allow web designers to integrate moving images and text into visually stunning ‘slide shows’ on the home page of a web design. Our website is an obvious example of this. We have used a slider image plgin to create a moving picture show which allows allows us to have include text messaging with the images. this makes for an eye catching home page website display so that when visitors view the website they can quickly, via an attractive and interesting header display, get a feel for the web services we offer in an intuitive, visual programme that sets it apart from the blocks of text that used to be the website ‘norm’ just 5 years ago or so.
Website Slider Selection – Critical In Web Design Practice
Wordpress currently has over 100 sliders that are available for web designers to use in creation of new websites. So what are the consideration for selection of the most appropriate slider? As well as the pure aesthetics of the completed image slider we look for these features and benefits of a slider prior to integrating into a new web design project:

It strength in code against hacking vulnerability. One of the potential downsides to some sliders designed to

work with websites is that, whilst they make look great on a website, the coding used to create the slider has not taken into account the best coding practices to avoid hacking and breaches of website security. there have been several well publicised issues with well used sliders over the last few years that have resulted in thousands of hacked websites due to vulnerabilities in the code of the slider plugins. This can be a huge problem for webmasters as some website hacks can […]

HTML, CSS, Meta tags – Website Design From Client Perspective

We get many questions from potential clients concerning their need (or not) to understand the ‘under the hood’ aspect of web design and how they will be able to make simple modifications to their new website once we have completed their project.

Most website owners need to change, add and modify content and images on their websites from time to time. It may be that, for business websites, that webmasters need to update price lists, add a new blog post, add a new page or product information or even update existing contact details on the website. In the early days of website design using HTML language it was relatively daunting to change or add content without an in depth knowledge of coding. This mean that website owners would be reliant on their designers to make these changes and their could be considerable expense involved.

With the advent of content management systems , like wordpress, in the mid 2000’s it became possible for a website designer to pass over to their clients the log in details for that website with the confidence of knowing it was now possible for clients to manage their own websites competently. The wordpress ‘dashboard’ is intuitive and allows clients to perform most webmaster taks relatively simply as shown in this youtube tutorial on wordpress: