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Designing a Fast Responding Page

September 19, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

Responsive design is a complete must for any modern website. The rise of mobile devices has given more importance to the need for responsive websites. However, a responsive website is not easy to get right. There are a lot of factors to consider. Here are a few elements that are almost considered crucial:

Adapts to each screen size
This is fairly straight forward. Everyone knows that responsive design means that the site should load correctly, whatever the screen size. This means that instead of specifying pixels, percentages should be used. A percentage will still represent the same proportion on a smaller screen. T

Retina compatible images
Since the original Retina compatible iPhone, a lot of constructors have started to build similar technologies. This means that a responsive website should be able to use Retina compatible images. However, these images can be quite heavy and therefore slow down the website. There are some solutions that change the image based on the device. These solutions are a better as they waste less bandwidth, effectively making the website load faster.

Good usability
Desktop websites are big compared to what is seen on a phone screen. It makes sense to have different interaction items for each display. While it’s great to have a button on the top left of the desktop website, the same location on the phone might be a hard to reach spot. Therefore, it is important to use different menu placements depending on screen sizes. A lot of plugins help in that aspect.

How to spend less and get more out of your website

August 16, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

Running a website is not free, at least for those that you actually want to look good. You will have to get the services of a website design and hosting provider, and you will have to purchase a domain and various other things so you can get your website running in good condition. However, what you may not realize is that there may be certain features and factors that may be redundant or useless in your online business because it’s not bringing in any revenues for you. Another thing to consider if a feature you have on your website is actually being used by your clients or not. These things cost money to make and maintain, and if they aren’t being used by you or your customers, then you might as well take it down to cut down on costs and expenses. We’re not saying that you should take down your website because that would be suicide. What we’re saying instead is that you should take down services and features in your site that are not being used. Streamline is the word you need to live by, and it will definitely help you save on your expenses. If you’re wondering how you can do it, your hosting provider usually keeps data of traffic and visitor movement in your website that you can easily access. This will help you determine which parts of your website are making money and which ones aren’t. This is a great way to help you in making business decisions.

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