Web design

How One Small Firm Replaced Its AWOL Site Designer -- Fast

It should have been simple: Ola Morin-Muhammed, founder of custom stationery boutique Ijorere The Invitation, wanted to add a small "shop online" component to her existing website, Ijorere.com. "I wanted to introduce something called ‘Love Letters' for Valentine's Day. I realized it would hurt my sales if I couldn't accept payments online," she says. But things got complicated, fast.

A New Tool for Adding Facebook Features to Your Website

Good news for the social media-minded business owner: Facebook has made it easier to integrate its social functions into many websites. The Menlo Park-based social media giant released its own pre-made plug-in for popular website and blogging tool, WordPress.

How to Choose the Right Host for Your Website

There are thousands of web hosting companies -- the services that essentially connect your site to the internet. So how does an entrepreneur choose the one that's right for his or her business?

To ensure that your hosting company supports your business needs and doesn't create unnecessary hurdles to your website's success, you first need to understand the major types of hosting. Then, consider some basic criteria to help choose the best plan for you.

5 Steps to a Stress-Free Website Redesign

You and your customers are too busy for your business website to be too busy.

Between fast moving social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter and emerging mobile smartphones and tablets, it has never been more critical to keep it simple online. The good news: A flock of new third-party tools make redesigning your site for speed and simplicity easier than ever.

How to Create a Multilingual Website

Q: How can I create multilingual websites to attract international customers?

A: Tackling the world, are we? Good for you. Attracting foreign visitors to your website involves a fairly obvious formula: Speak the same language as your target market. According to research firm IDC, web users are four times more likely to purchase from a company that communicates in their language. Additionally, visitors to websites stay twice as long on sites that are in their native tongue, according to Forrester Research.

3 Website-Building Lessons From the HealthCare.gov Debacle

The federal government's disastrous launch of HealthCare.gov is an embarrassingly perfect example of basically everything you shouldn't do when going live with a website for the first time.

From crashed servers to security snafus, to dozens of bugs and tortoise-like load times, there isn't much the White House didn't screw up. Seriously. Only six people managed to sign up for health insurance on the site's rocky launch day. Not good. 

5 Simple Steps to Building Your Business Online and Getting Millions of Visitors

Want to live the ultimate lifestyle, work from anywhere and be the main authority in your industry?

Look no further than the master of online psychology, Derek Halpern, for your answers.

Those who want to “live the dream” have a hard time doing it when they are broke. You may not like it, but financial freedom is something almost every entrepreneur is looking for.

5 Tips for Designing Your Website to Serve Every Customer Individually

Current research shows that 40 percent of consumers buy more from retailers who personalize their shopping experience across channels. Additionally, nearly three in four, or 74 percent, of online consumers get frustrated with websites when the content that’s displayed has nothing to do with their interests. It is clear that a personalized website is an advantage to every marketer or entrepreneur leading a successful business today.

5 Tips for Hiring a Great Web Developer

A web developer can be one of your most critical hires. After all, that's the person who will create the online face of your company and enable you to interact virtually with your customers.

So, it's especially important that you hire the right talent the first time out. Otherwise, you risk hurting your business, as well as wasting time and money seeking a replacement.

Designing for Simplicity

Before we get started, it's worth me spending a brief moment introducing myself to you. My name is Mark (or @integralist if Twitter happens to be your communication tool of choice) and I currently work for BBC News in London England as a principal engineer/tech lead; and I'm also the author of "Pro Vim".

Quick shout out to Steven Jack who took the time to review this post. A lot of what we've done right, he either helped instigate or was a fundamental part of its success

The "responsive" BBC News website receives approximately 8 million visits per day (that's on average for a quiet news day). Those numbers will go much higher once the responsive site replaces the current static desktop offering and starts to incur many more users. But for the moment that gives a rough idea of the sort of traffic we get on a daily basis.

20 Tools To Make A Web Developer’s Life Easier

If you work as a web developer nowadays, you’re sure to have your work cut out for you. The influence the Internet has in our everyday lives is undeniable, therefore it is natural for all businesses and organizations to have a strong presence online. This means that there’s a lot of pressure on web developers and designers to produce impressive results in as short a period of time as possible. Luckily for them there are a number of tools that will help make their lives easier and we’ve gathered up the top 20.

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