What Widgets Are a Must Have For Your Website

There are plenty of different things that you can use to make your website unique and to make it much easier for your viewers to access the things that they need to and get where they need to go. One of those really great things that you can add to your site is widgets. Widgets are just a little something that you can install onto your site in order to make it more accessible and to give you plenty of options for things that your visitors can access. There are hundreds of widgets that exist and dozens of each kind of widget listed here, but these are the sorts of widgets that you should be looking into getting and putting on your site somewhere, just to make it spiffier and easier for your customers to use. Social Media Sharing One of the most common widgets and probably one of the best ones to have on your site are the ones that allow your visitors to share parts of your site with various forms of social media. You can set it up so that your site can only be shared with certain social platforms, like Twitter and Facebook, or you can allow it to be viewed by practically anyone. Either way,…

Ways To Make Sure You Sound Smart On Your Blog

Some people don’t go to blogs to see people talking eloquently and with correct diction and grammar. That’s perfectly fine and reasonable considering some subjects, especially personal ones, aren’t meant to be so scholarly and precise. If you are in fact talking about a topic that requires information and facts, however, you should try to sound as intelligent and knowledgeable as possible. If you aren’t used to this and aren’t good at playing the part of a scholar then you should learn to fake it until you make it as much as possible. Don’t Be Formal But Don’t Be That Casual There’s a thick line between talking to your superiors and professors and talking to your friends and family. The first thing you should do is find the middle of that line and walk straight down it. The goal is to seem informational without being haughty and above everyone. Talking too casually can shoot down your credibility. Talking like a scientist can make you seem dull and drab. Don’t be afraid to get a little personal or funny at times, though. It’s important to still seem like a person. Just remember that the information comes before the comedy routine. Use Correct Grammar And Punctuation Being in tune with your sixth…

Dividing Up Tasks When Running a Site with a Business Partner

When you go into business with a partner, the world is rosy and perfect and both of you are filled with dreams of the future. Unfortunately, life isn’t always sunshine and roses. Here are some tips to make sure that get along with your partner as much as possible as you split up tasks between yourselves to help your business reach its goals. Have a Plan From the Start Before your website ever launches, you and your partner should have a thoroughly discussed and written out

Determining Whether Responsive Design is Right for Your Website

When it comes to web design, there are a lot of choices you’re going to have to make. Some of them will have a large impact on functionality while others will influence the appearance and layout of your website. When it comes to functionality, one choice you’ll likely consider is whether or not your website should be adaptive or responsive. If you’re unfamiliar with those terms, the first thing you need to do is learn what they are. Responsive web design (often referred to as RWD) is when the CSS code is changed so that a website will adapt to the layout as well as the operating system of any kind of browser. RWD is focused mainly on ensuring that people using mobile devices are able to have an optimal browsing experience. However, not every website makes use of RWD and many of those are still successful, which means RWD is not exactly necessary. If you’re on the fence about whether or not you should make use of RWD, you need to consider several factors about your intent and goal for your site. Will You Be Blogging? If your website is going to focus mainly on your blog, it may be a better idea for you to avoid using RWD.…

5 Overbearing Design Flaws That Are Driving Your Audience Away

When you’re designing your first website, it can be easy to get carried away. There are a lot of design elements that look good as a sample or sound great in theory, but in practice they look awful. Don’t fall into the trap of insisting that whatever YOU come up with is perfect. Let others give you input and critique your site so can make adjustments and ensure a pleasant viewing experience for your customers. Before you begin designing, here are a few mistakes to watch out for that will make visitors want to steer clear of your business. 1. Too Big Banner Having a banner at the top of your page with a logo or design to highlight the name of your website or blog can be a really cute addition to your site, but make sure it stays small. A massive banner that is so large it requires scrolling down the page just to get to your content is a really annoying design that aggravate your viewers instead of impressing them. 2. Animations and Moving Graphics Making pictures and buttons spin was a really neat trick to do in your elementary school PowerPoint presentation, but on a professional website animated graphics usually end up looking tacky. Not only…

3 Books You Must Read and Review on Your Blog

If you are running the sort of blog that focuses on reviewing books and movies or even bands in order to draw in your viewers then this is definitely the article for you. There are some stories that are absolutely timeless and in order to really catch the attention of the people that you are hoping to write for, you will need to use those stories to your ends. That is why there are certain books that you should definitely be reading and reviewing for your blog, even if they are not the sort of thing that you would regularly read. There are plenty of books and movies just like this, but here are just three really famous stories that you ought to be reading and reviewing. Lord of the Rings That’s right, you need to read and review the entire trilogy. With as much of a following as the Lord of the Rings has, it will do you a lot of good to have at least read it, but to write review for this book as well will work well for you also. Whether you enjoy the trilogy or find it too dry to read through, putting that opinion out there on the web is a really great way…

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