Yearly Archives: 2020

Choosing A Web Hosting Provider

Posted on October 17, 2020 at 2:36 pm

There are many factors which you need to consider when choosing a web hosting provider for your website. I am going to discuss some of these with you today.

One of the main features you need to consider is the functionality. What features does the hosting offer? You need to ensure that they are able to provide what you want for your website.

You should also consider how they present their current websites to their users. Are they user friendly or are they difficult to use? Having a website which is user friendly is extremely important for any company.

Another aspect to consider is your websites availability. You will want your website to be available 24/7. You need to ensure the hosting company can offer this. Will they offer you support when you see your website has gone down?

Finally, the security. Find out what security features they have in place. Will they be keeping your website, data and users safe? This should be a priority as user safety is always important.

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Website Security: Passwords

Posted on September 15, 2020 at 2:24 pm

Choosing a password when creating a new account is always a daunting task. No one ever knows what to choose. You want it to be something that is easy to remember, yet not easy to guess. It also has to fit in with all the guidelines which websites are now putting in place. But why is it so important to have a strong password? Basically, your password is what protects all of your personal data that is stored on that website. Using a strong password gives your data maximum security. You should never use the same password for multiple websites, this is because it will be easier to gain access to all of your accounts if the passwords are the same. I would suggest using a password generator to set your passwords. Jot these down along with the website and username into a notebook so you will not forget them.

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Basics Of Web Hosting

Posted on August 30, 2020 at 10:24 am

What is web hosting?
Web hosting is essentially providing storage space for companies. This allows their website to be accessible through the World Wide Web.

How does web hosting work?
The way this works is quite simple. It is one main company renting out space for smaller companies to have their website being displayed on the World Wide Web. You will either pay monthly or yearly for this.

Once your website is being hosted, all people will need to find your website is your domain name. Typing your domain into the search engine will send them to the hosting site which will display your website for all to see.

Types of web hosting
There are many different types of web hosting. To ensure you choose the right one you will need to consider lots of different aspects. From website size to what your website is for. We will go into more detail in another article.

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The Importance Of Colour In Web Design

Posted on July 18, 2020 at 7:16 pm

Colour is an extremely powerful tool. It can convey a message across to your audience without using words. It is important that you choose the right colours to convey the right message.

When choosing what colours you want to use for your website there are a few things you should consider.
The first to consider is branding. If your company already has branding focus the colours of your website around this. Use the branding colour and then add a complementary colour.
You should also think about trends. This will make people realise you are a current website and keeping up with the trends. If the design is outdated, it will not encourage people to look at this website.
You should only use on brighter colour. This will be your pop of colour that will draw the audience’s attention to this section.
Remember to focus on your audience and the colours they will like, not always what you like.

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Where to find web design inspiration?

Posted on July 16, 2020 at 2:52 pm

In today’s world of all-things-digital, having an on-brand website is non-negotiable. You must show existing and prospective customers what you’re all about! So for designers, it takes a lot of time and dedication to produce the right results for businesses, and it starts with an understanding of the brand and the background of the company.

Of course, pulling a website design together is often challenging. There are numerous decisions to make. Do you stay true to a minimalist design or go far more complex? What should the colour palette be? How about the layout? And don’t forget the pictures and fonts. When you’re having trouble addressing these questions, it’s good to start finding out what’s already out there. Fortunately, there are plenty of inspiration sources, to assist you to discover your design mojo and make a super cool website.

Pinterest

The biggest pro of using Pinterest for design inspiration is the sheer volume of pins on the platform. You’ll be amazed if you’ve not used this platform before. You’ll do a broad look for “web design inspiration” or a search for specific elements like “web design colour palettes” or “web photography” or “one-page designs” Either way, you’re likely to draw upon many results. And therefore, the more results you review, the more likely you’ll be to seek out that much-needed inspiration for your site design. Another Pinterest pro is that pins include vertical images, which allows you to ascertain more of the particular design within the Pinterest thumbnail without having to truly click through the web site. Every design you like can form a snippet of your very own mood board, allowing you to hone in a particular theme to wow your clients.

Designspiration

Most professional designers have come across or regularly use ‘Designspiration’ and it’s very much the Pinterest of the planning world. Like Pinterest, it’s a visible platform where people can save images, articles, or inspiration, except with Designspiration, everything is nailed to a particular chosen style. You can find all kinds of inspiration on this pioneering website, which is packed with website design inspiration. The location has many samples of well-designed websites that you simply can peruse, save, and use as inspiration for your own website design.

As mentioned, Designspiration is extremely almost like Pinterest, but one major advantage is that it exclusively features design content. Meaning you won’t need to sort through other, non-related content, like home decorating articles, or wedding cakes, so as to seek out the planning inspiration you’re actually trying to find. Designspiration can, therefore, save you plenty of time when compared to Pinterest.

Unlike pins on Pinterest, just some of the saves on Designspiration feature vertical images, which suggests if the web site design you’re curious about features a horizontal thumbnail, you’re getting to need to click through to the web site to urge a far better idea of the general design.

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