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Moving With The Times As An Entrepreneur

That awkward moment when you arrive second year in a row in that outfit that you haven’t bothered to update. It’s alright if no one remembers it but not quite as fun when your best friend – who has no issue expressing themselves out loud to everyone – reminds you that he/she remembers it well. That equally awkward moment when you have a favorite item of clothing that you think look great in but no one has worn hipsters since the early nineties.
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What is Involved in Maintaining a Website?

One of the most overlooked aspects of running a website is its maintenance. While its fine to focus on advertising, and SEO, maintaining a website is just as important if not more. Take for instance the fact that spending money on SEO to pull in organic traffic would be pointless if a few key web pages have a ‘404 error’ or the fonts seem to be irregular for some reason. All the effort you’ve been putting into SEO and advertising would only end up leaving you with disgruntled visitors.
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How to Improve Your Website’s User Experience?

A website is the most powerful marketing, branding, and sales tool but its only as good as you can make it. Many businesses fail to fully utilize the power of their website despite having spent hundreds of dollars on professional design, content and even advertising. The main reason being that people coming on to their website don’t seem too impressed. If anything, the user experience is dull, which is why the website does not have the intended impact. Below we look at a few things that can be done to improve the experience of visitors.
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Why is Modular Website Building Important?

All businesses need to have a website, but that’s old news. Most people reading this post may already have a website, but we guarantee you that the vast majority of websites are not primed to grow with the business. As a matter of fact, many companies may reach a saturation point because their websites cannot grow to accommodate their clients’ needs. Even e-commerce websites which can grow to encompass millions of products and a database of regularly updated prices because even e-commerce businesses fail to grow at some point. The key to ensuring that your website continues to grow and
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5 Common Web Development Mistakes Made by Businesses

We have assembled the below guide after witnessing dozens of business websites crash and burn. Ironically, many of the websites were run by savvy business people who had years of experience in their industry of expertise. However, for one reason or the other their websites never actually took off. So, we decided to put together a list of reasons underlining why those business websites failed. Plus, the list below also applies to a more general audience who can’t understand why their website is not getting any sales or interactions despite spending hundreds if not thousands of dollars. What is all
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5 Reasons to Keep Your WordPress Plugins Up to Date

WordPress is by far one of the most popular content management platforms in the world. An open source platform supported by thousands of developers has led to free plugins, and regular updates to the platform itself. Making it one of the fastest evolving content management systems. The ever-evolving factor makes WordPress one of the most efficient and stable platforms for businesses and individuals alike. However, the fact that it’s evolving means that you need to constantly keep the platform and installed plugins up to date. Not being able to keep your WordPress site and its plugins up to date could
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How to Improve Website Accessibility

When we talk about website accessibility, it mainly refers to if the website can be used by people who have certain disabilities. Take for instance if individuals with a certain type of color blindness can use your website and access the content on it. In some cases, certain compromises need to be made to improve accessibility. The below tips are for webmasters and website owners alike who aim to increase their website accessibility especially if the site is meant for people with certain disabilities.
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Web Designer Lingo You Should Be Up to Speed on Before Hiring a Designer

Getting a website designed can be an educational experience, to say the least. If anything you need a bit of education before hiring a web design firm because without it, you’ll never be on the same page. The most important thing to wrap your head around is the lingo or the jargon as its often referred to. By understanding the lingo you’ll be able to describe effectively what you want and understand what the web designer is trying to communicate.
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5 Ways to Prepare for Working with A Web Design Company

It’s no secret that many businesses start with websites that we’d best describe as being less than ideal. However, as the website starts gaining momentum the business owner thinks about putting in some money to improve the look and feel. Some business people may even want the website to have more features and work less as a static banner and more as an active engagement tool. That said commissioning a website design even if you hire the best web design company is not an easy job. One of the biggest challenges for business owners is to get their ideas and
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How to Organize Everything for A Web Design Project

Most people assume that getting a website designed is a simple as just hiring a designer and they get to work. However, if you don’t plan for the variables that the designer needs to web design a website which looks, feels and presents the information in the right way it’s going to be disastrous. Over the years we’ve seen many people complain that they weren’t happy with the designer because the design firm didn’t follow their instructions. It’s also not just freelance designers, but even high-end ones will not be able to help you if everything is not properly organized
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