August 19th, 2014
The early days of a new business website can often be likened to self conscious kids taking their first steps into adolescence. At first, the primary goal is just not to look stupid. Make sure the basics are there, everything looks ‘normal’, nothing gets singled out, no one gets hurt.
A few months in and familiarity with the environment has led to growing confidence and the realisation that, being part of a slow moving herd isn’t going to make for future filled with a lot of excitement or any success. It’s time to show some personality and make a mark.
Differentiation is tricky though. If done right, you are remembered for being a trendsetter, the one with coat tails worth grabbing and, without question, the one to stay close to and do business with. If done wrong, you just stand out as one to steer well clear of.
So when it comes to creating a business website that is going to engage, excite and give visitors what they’re after, the names of the game are below; Continue reading »
May 29th, 2014
You’ve poured over each page of your website. You’ve checked and double checked keywords, grammar and punctuation. Online libraries have been scoured for the finest, high resolution images. You’ve obsessed over colours and fonts to the point of distraction. So why aren’t users hanging around long enough to bask in its glory?
Experiencing high bounce rates on a website – that is, having a large numbers of visitors fail to engage with more than one page – can be an immensely frustrating, and for businesses which rely on online trade, an immensely costly problem.
In order to check your own stats, simply visit the designated Google Analytics control panel for the website. Although there will always be some amount of traffic that, for whatever reason, visits your site in error, any bounce rate higher than around 50 per cent is worth looking at and, where possible, tweaks made in an effort to increase engagement and create “stickiness”. Continue reading »
May 13th, 2014
The idea has been formed in your mind for the next great online success story and it’s finally backed a sprinkling of time and motivation. All that’s left to do is choose a name and begin the empire. But how important is this step and could it even be a deciding factor between success and failure?
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May 9th, 2014
Mention the names, Coca-Cola, Nike, Starbucks or McDonalds and instantly the logos representing those iconic global brands will be thrust into your mind, complete with your own personal associations and emotions around the products they sell. Such is the power of a small snappy image or piece of text that, once established, it can communicate a message and produce an emotional response almost instantaneously. Continue reading »
May 1st, 2014
Good afternoon fellow website builders. Today is the start of a new month and it also brings an awesome software update for all you Version 6 users out there. You can now edit the forms on our software. Continue reading »
March 11th, 2014
Hello fellow website builders. Just a quick post to say that we have updated Version 6 of our software and are slowing bring back features missing form Version 6 of our software. The Latest update includes;
- Comments on Blogs
- Styling of Labels for forms
- Ability to change the email address to which forms are linked to.
- Ability to have multiple forms on a single site that are linked to their own unique email address
- Ability to download Form data as a CSV file.
Please take a look at these new features and comment below if you have any questions.
March 10th, 2014
You know that moment in a movie when a look or a gesture from one of the characters is enough to finally clarify exactly what’s been happening for the last two hours?
That happens because people are visual beings. 90% of information transmitted to our brains is visual, and these visuals are processed 60,000X faster in the brain than text. We can be brought to tears or laughter from an image on a birthday card and understand complex situations and concepts within a few mere seconds of a visual demonstration. Continue reading »
February 17th, 2014
Hello fellow website builders. Many of you have been waiting for features of the Version 5 to be reintroduced to Version 6. Well we are proud to announce that the blogging tool has now been reintroduced. However for the moment your viewers cannot comment on your posts, this feature will be added at a later date.
As always keep your eyes open for more updates right here on our blog.
Till next time,
January 21st, 2014
Just a quick post to say that we have now added Contact forms to our software. It is in it’s beta stage at the moment and you can’t edit the prefixed fields. However you can adjust the size and where the contact form will send the data to, ie. what email address.
November 8th, 2013
Morning fellow Website Builders. Just a quick post to say that the tech guys here at Webeden have updated the image gallery widget. The update is for both Version 6 and those of you who are still sticking to Version 5.
You can now organise your images by simply dragging and dropping.
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