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Web Design in 2014 Needs to Take Google Chrome Seriously

Web marketing is a complicated beast. You have to write high-quality web content that people want to read, you have to build a vibrant presence on social media platforms, and you have to focus on search engine optimization. As eCommerce levels continue to rise -- web users are expected to spend $1.5 trillion in 2014 -- those tactics are only going to become more important.  While those methods are important, they are arguably not the most important tactics for success online in 2014. Web design is the crucial element of any successful advertising campaign this year. Quite simply, your web design is the lens through which your customers view everything you do. You can write great content, but if it's published on a poorly designed site, it won't matter.  Understanding web design is often reduced to learning code and basic design principles, but to anyone in the industry, it's a much more complex science. Take, for example, web browsers: web pages need to be designed to work with the most popular browsers. This year, that means making sure Google Chrome can display the pages you design as intended.  How Microsoft Lost the Browser Wars Anyone who grew up alongside the internet...
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What Your Typography Says About Your Brand

Do the fonts you use say a lot about your company or brand? You bet. To help you understand this, we're going to go over the specific ways that typography says a lot about you and your business. No matter what industry you're in, you need to make sure you pay close attention to what typography you're using so that you can send out a unified message that people will be able to easily understand. Why Typography Matters Here's a closer look at some specific reasons that typography matters so much when it comes to your brand and what people think about it. Image - Typography matters because it allows you to create an image in a customer's mind. For example, if the fonts you use are clear and easy to read, people are going to assume that you have a brand that's friendly and easy to talk with if any questions or problems arise. On the other hand, a bad font can bring a bad image to your brand. Clarity - If your font isn't clear and easy to read, this says a lot about your company. When people have trouble reading, they're going to think less of your brand...
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Points to Ponder Before Choosing Magento as Platform for Your Web Shop

Magento is a highly powerful and considerably flexible e-Commerce platform that develops fully functional e-stores giving your business an edge over competition. Magento is being currently used by around 2,00,000 merchants globally, each recommending this platform further. Businesses feel powered when they are set up using Magento. If facts are anything to go by than 1 in 4 online businesses prefer to set their web shop using Magento. Businesses love to choose Magento to develop their eStore for its flexibility, ease in functioning and the amount of extensions it provides. Magento community and partner eBay Inc. are just added advantage. Is Magento a Good Option for you? There are many shopping cart platforms available in the market at present. Many of them are highly easy to use and do not have the complexities that Magento comes with. In most the platforms you don’t even  need a developer to build your store. Why then do most businesses consider using Magento as the stand essential platform to develop their eStores? Most businesses use Magento because they are referred to this platform but are not aware of its functionality. If a business is planning to migrate to Magento, it should ideally consider a few...
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Why Do You Have a Web Project?

A question that in not simple to answer - “Why do I have web project?” and of course there can be different answers. This article is inspired by poll prepared by Net Magazine, though at WebmaisterPro – social network for webmasters, we are running a similar poll (to participate in the poll, click here). This article lead to ask myself so many questions and I've decided to give few tips for any possible case scenario. I personally believe that everybody should thing in the same direction to build a successful web project, no matter it is blog, application, e-commerce websites or even a social network. Possibilities and possible scenarios are many and first depends on expertise in particular field, knowledge about SEO and web development, business skill set, hobby, previous work and of course financial situation. Scenario One – Business Website You are a business owner and try to build strong presence online, probably trying to expand market. Having a website, app or company blog is one of the most important steps for every business nowadays. Tip: Push it as hard as you can, hire a team of experts, lead by energetic team leader. The best, but most expensive is to...
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Build Your Own Social Network with WordPress

WordPress the most popular blogging platform and the most installed CMS, by far. According to W3Tech survey - WordPress is used by 21.4% of all the websites, followed by Joomla and Drupal. Many web developers and bloggers (of course), know that WordPress is very flexible and powerful platform that is going beyond blogging. Practically WordPress is suitable for any kind of web project starting with blog and going through e-commerce, membership websites, applications and even social networks. This article is a brief overview of possibilities to build social network with WordPress. By any means this is not a tutorial, WordPress plug-in review or plug-in recommendation. I will just list the option and share tips regarding best practices to build social network with WordPress. Plug-ins are not listed in any particular order, but let's start with the oldest one. New to WordPress, learn more about WordPress maintenance services. BuddyPress https://buddypress.org/ BuddyPress is probably the most popular free plug-in that can easily turn your WordPress blog into social network. BuddyPress offer all necessary features that every full-fledged social network needs like: Private Messaging User Profiles (extended) Discussion Forums Activity Streams User Groups Friend Connections etc... Plug-in as it is promoted work out of...
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