Like the phrase ‘beauty is in the eye of the beholder’, effective web design is judged by the users of the website and not the website owners. There are many factors that affect the usability of a website, and it is not just about form (how good it looks), but also function (how easy is it to use).
WordPress has truly grown to be a powerful software program suited to practically any website application – from brochure style websites to portfolio sites, ecommerce websites, news sites and professional business websites. WordPress is not just for small business and bloggers anymore – here are the industry heavy weights that use WordPress as the force behind their websites:
Archives Fine Books is a Brisbane icon and like many bookstores, were being threatened by the advent of the e book revolution. As lovers of literature, keeping this iconic bookstore alive was a dream WordPress website project for us.
You know the story, you’ve spent time and money to get your website launched, it’s been a long road and now that it’s up you just want to focus on adding your content to get your business off the ground. However after a while when you login you noticed that pesky little ‘update’ notification. You decide to ignore it and hopes it will go away.
As WordPress web designers, one of the biggest challenges we see when handing over a new website to our clients is getting them to understand how to optimise their images for their website or blog. Below is a step by step video tutorial that demonstrates how to optimise your images so you can work them into your new content without compromising page load time or server space.
E-books are a great way to engage people with your business and draw traffic to your website. You can use them to entice people to sign up to your newsletter or blog, or if you’re selling the e-book, generate a passive income. The amount of people downloading e-books to their mobile and smart devices is quickly on the rise so it’s a great time to start thinking about how you can use e-books to capture the attention of your target audience.
Are you about to start a re-design or perhaps you’re embarking on a new site? Your website can be a vital part of building your business profile, both offline as well as on-line, if you make the most of it. Here are 6 important things to help you get the most out of your website.
As a WordPress developer having a backup of your WordPress website is an important part of any contingency plan for when sites get hacked, the server goes down or you need to move hosts. Backup Buddy is an excellent premium plugin that enables you to backup, migrate and restore a site. In this post are my Brisbane WordPress Meet Up slides about using Backup Buddy along with a video tutorial. I go over important plugin settings, how to backup and migrate a site using the migration script.
For a small business, embarking on the journey of getting a website can be a daunting and overwhelming experience. What kind of site do you need? What kind of content do you put on the site? How do you make sure your site stands out from the crowd?
Here are a few small business web design tips to help you plan your website so that it’s effective, meets the needs of your business and delivers content to your visitors in an engaging way so you can thrive online.
I had the privilege of presenting at the 2012 WordCamp in Sydney in July. For those who missed the talk or want to view the links and resources in the presentation, below is my slideshow from SlideShare. Please feel free to share, tweet, and ask questions.