We know you are all very keen on seeing Webeden upgrade it’s software to support HTML5, and I can assure you we are trying our hardest to get a reliable system to you as soon as possible. We do realise that we are massively behind schedule, however with every new iteration of our software throws up new issues that need to be addressed before making it avalible. Continue reading »
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With the online landscape as crowded as it’s ever been, competition to stand out, get recognised, properly engage an audience and keep them coming back, is stronger than ever. But without the bottomless pockets of mega brands who can afford to continually experiment with the latest web design technologies making their sites able to sing and dance as they wish, are there ways of having a similarly dramatic effect simply by applying some basic psychological principles?
Why adopt psychology-based Design
When designing for the web, considering the psychological drives of a target audience is not commonly a high priority. It can however have surprisingly positive effects on how users will utilise a website, how engaged they will become and how frequently they will respond to calls-to-action.
By paying attention to how visitors will naturally wish to engage with information and providing them with an online environment which appeals to their conscious, and sometimes unconscious, inclinations, they will be happier and far more likely to perform the actions you want them to, whether that’s getting in touch with you, buying your product, or referring their friends. Continue reading »
With the release of Windows 8 there have been changes with the way you install Flash on Internet Explorer. Basically Flash is now preinstalled on the operating system and you do not need to update it via Internet Explorer. (You still need to if you are using Firefox and Flash is preinstalled and updated automatically in Chrome). More details can be found here on the Adobe website.
In just a few short years, Twitter has grown from the indulgent preserve of ego-maniacal celebrities, into a core means of communication with customers and clients at the heart of a business. It allows interaction and feedback in a similar way that Facebook does but with a more casual, free-flowing method in a more openly public way. Continue reading »
Here at Webeden I have seen The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of websites. While a large number of customers use Webeden to build personal sites, the majority of our customers use Webeden to build sites for their businesses. If your site is for a business, large or small, there are a number of things you should keep in mind when building your site.
Here is a check list of simple changes you can make to your site with minimum effort but maximum impact. Continue reading »
Hello fellow website builders. We know you have all been eagerly awaiting the HTML5 update to our software however the date for the release of the Beta has now been pushed back to the New Year and we are really sorry about this. Continue reading »
Getting your business ranked high in internet search engine results is very important. But you don’t necessarily need to pay for it. You can do it yourself.
It’s not so dark if you open your eyes…
Just mention Search Engine Optimisation and you can guarantee someone will follow up with ‘SEO is a dark art’. True, there are plenty of shady characters peddling SEO skills, and certainly some ‘black hat’ SEO techniques (more on those later), but SEO really just needs a little time and some knowledge of how search engines work.
We’ll use Google as example for this article as it generates over 90% of search engine traffic worldwide and also because what works for Google will generally work for Bing and Yahoo as well.
The reason it’s an art form of sorts is the fact that, although you can do things to increase your chances of ranking well, the algorithm Google uses is never fully revealed and regularly updates. Google is trying to achieve better results for human users, so while it’s important to be aware of technical aspects, never forget about the person in front of the monitor at the other end. Interesting and informative content will always be at the heart of high-ranking sites.
Let’s start with the areas you most control…
Meta data is one area where you have complete control. Continue reading »
I think that all our Webeden customers are aware that our tech guys have been furiously working on an HTML5 version of Webeden since January 2012. Good news is that they are nearly there. We thought we would just keep you updated on the planned roll out schedule for this massive, and much anticipated update.
Why would I want to publish my site in HTML5?
HTML5 does not do everything Flash does. However it does seem that it is the future of Websites and it’s about time that we moved with the times. Publishing your website in HTML5 will make your site look great on not only desktops but tablets (yes, including iPads), plus the ability to view the full version or mobile optimised version of your site on mobile devices.
So when is this all happening?
While we had hoped for a September released, Continue reading »
So we unleashing another barrage of 5 new templates for you, our awesome webeden users. These are available now in the build section of our site.
Our Next Release!
As you may know the next BIG project is being delivered in Q3 this year which will see the implementation of a full HTML5 website instead of the standard Flash sites we currently publish.
But whilst that is still in production we do not want you to wait for a new release so next on the horizon is the Mobile Editor which will allow Mobile Only Styling (colours), also allow you to include or exclude content on the mobile version and enable reordering of the content. “When is it coming” I hear you ask….. well end of March is our aim (if testing goes well).
Well that is it for another monumental blog post, see you again soon.