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12 steps to a wonderful ecommerce website

By |July 24th, 2013

The moment the idea comes for anew ecommerce website, people usually start jumping up and down. The next stage is a mad rush to get the website up and running. This usually involves a lot of talk about website design and platforms and meetings. Some other guy would be making a to-do that is usually forgotten the minute the meeting ends.

Usually, as the launch deadline approaches, the whole project […]

Impact of Colours on Web Design

By |July 24th, 2013

Colours are often the least discussed part of web design. Some clients provide their colour scheme and others simple debate the issue until the designer gets fed up. Whatever the case, it is essential that you as a designer must realise the importance of colours in the overall scheme of things.

Choosing the right colour scheme is vital because colours have a direct impact on how we see things and […]

SEO for Blogs-Remember these important factors

By |July 24th, 2013

Blogs represent significant investment in terms of time, money and creativity. Maintaining a blog require you to be very familiar with the goings of your industry. Your posts should be creative, inspiring and informative. There should be a perfect balance of text and images.

Even when you achieve this, it takes a whole lot of efforts to make your blog stand out amongst the multitude of blogs out there. How […]

Twitter for Small and Medium Businesses

By |July 24th, 2013

The meteoric rise of Twitter as one of the foremost social media platforms has added another tool in the arsenal of social markets. Being able to exchange ideas and information in 140 letters means that you have to very creative and imaginative. The use of hashtags and mentions is another powerful feature that allows users to get their point across to their intended audience immediately.

Many small and medium businesses […]

Web Design Tips for Smartphones and tablets

By |July 24th, 2013

Smartphones and tablets are slowly becoming the primary devices for accessing the internet. Almost 50 % of the internet enabled population of the US says that they access internet on their handheld devices on a regular basis.

The problem with this scenario is that almost all development takes place on desktops and laptops. Majority of the websites are designed and developed for these platforms and completely fail to take handheld […]

Web design blunders that annoy visitors

By |July 23rd, 2013

It is said that the attention span of an average person browsing the internet is five seconds. If your site fails to impress the visitor in five seconds than chances that that they will close the tab or worse yet, move on to the competitor’s website.

Here is the list of top gripes of the browsers that cause instant closure of the tabs and negative word of mouth advertising on […]

Are Customer Reviews Relevant To Current Ecommerce Trends?

By |July 23rd, 2013

The boom in ecommerce shows no signs of slowing down. It is estimated that the industry will grow to 279 billion dollar in 2015. With this unprecedented projection in growth, it is very clear that more and more people will jump on the bandwagon and the number of estores will mushroom exponentially.

With this sharp increase in competition, how could you an owner of an online store could even hope […]

The Human Dimension of Ecommerce

By |July 23rd, 2013

Ecommerce is defined as commerce conducted through electronic means such as over the internet. The idea of ecommerce is presented as a universal faceless machine that comprises of stores, products, brands and consumers, all held together by the forces of market.

However, recently, many ecommerce experts have started to question this definition. Some experts have pointed out that this definition is missing the most important part of all; people who […]

Is Amazon Doing the Right Thing with User Reviews?

By |July 23rd, 2013

Amazon has become the standard model for C2C and B2C ecommerce in the world. Its success has inspired many clones and duplicates but none could come close to the revenues and popularity of Amazon.

Amazon, in keeping with its standing on the web, has been the source of startling news over the years. The latest controversy that rocked Amazon’s boat came near the start of 2013 when it was announced […]

How to get customers for your online business

By |July 23rd, 2013

 

Whether you own your own e-store, app store, e-tailing business or services provider; one thing is for sure. You are looking for new customers to keep the money flowing. In this age of shady SEO practices and outright fleecing of the customers, finding new customers is getting difficult.

There are three ways that you could attract new customers. The important thing to remember about these is that all these ways […]

Why Social Commerce Should Become Your Priority # 1

By |July 22nd, 2013

As the owner of an ecommerce store, you would have a fair idea of how difficult it is to induce a visitor to actually close a transaction. The number of stores on the internet actually hurt your cause. In this scenario, your only hope is Social Commerce. The connected world of social media and blogosphere is now the biggest areas of opportunities for store owners.

When talking about social commerce, […]

Understand the Workings of Social Commerce

By |July 22nd, 2013

The term social commerce has been floating around the internet for quite some time. Almost everyone uses the term without understanding what social commerce is and how it actually works.

So what is Social Commerce?

Social Commerce has been defined as set of technologies and methodologies that take advantage of the people’s opinion about brands, products and services.

In simpler terms, social commerce is the set of techniques that harness the power […]

Five Sins that Kill Ecommerce Websites

By |July 22nd, 2013

It seems that everybody and their neighbour have an ecommerce website, selling everything under the sun. Yet, there are only a handful of websites that could be declared a success in the brutal competition of ecommerce world.

Why is that you see ten failed ecommerce website for every successful one? The answer is really simple. It is not because of the lack of funds or any lapses in the efforts […]

Five Most Common Usability Mistakes

By |July 22nd, 2013

Whether the visitor would consider clicking further on your website or would simply close the tab is highly dependent on the kind of experience they have on your website. It really does not matter if you have all the right information and all the correct elements in their proper place. If the usability quotient of your website is low, the visitor will close the tab. In extreme cases, your […]

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Five Biggest Internet Controversies

By |July 22nd, 2013

Since its inception in 1970s, Internet has been the focus of various technological and social controversies. Many of the events are just rumours started by an anonymous entity and then picked up by the crowd. However, certain events really have substance in then and caused major changes in how internet is governed and viewed by the masses.

This list of internet centric controversies highlights some of the present and past […]

Top 5 Web Design Trends in 2013

By |July 19th, 2013

Web design is a constantly evolving field where trends change constantly one year’s hit designs are considered boring and flat the next year. This is why top web developers keep abreast with what is happening in the digital design world.

For elaborating what is happen in 2013 design wise, it is important to understand five key trends. These trends span both technological and aesthetical areas of webs deign. As a […]

Install Your First WordPress Theme

By |July 19th, 2013

Installing a WordPress theme could appear to a challenge that many novice users shy from. After all, a change in the theme could mean a complete alteration in the appearance of the site. This frightens many users and the result is the default themes that come installed with the WordPress.

Changing the theme of the website does not require a high level of technical expertise. You can do this essential […]

Things to consider while selecting a WordPress theme

By |July 19th, 2013

Usually many people consider themes as the last stage of the WordPress deployment. They seem to think that themes are what they sound like, a cosmetic layer over the bare muscles and bones of the WordPress code. Themes, like in many other applications of the word, are purely optional.

This mistake of taking the issue of themes lightly usually causes severe headaches and huge losses in functionality and traffic. The […]

Tools That Every Web Developer Needs

By |July 19th, 2013

Web development has become a very competitive field. The breath of the field and the various technologies that one must know about has caused many developers to start considering a specific set of tools for their assignments.

Ask any developer and you will come up with a different set of tools and resources. Every developer has come up a routine that employs certain tools in a very specific combination. All […]

Is your Website Ready for Latest Smartphone?

By |July 19th, 2013

The smartphone revolution started just a few years ago and now is in full swing. It is estimated that at least 20% of the phones in the world fall in this category and the number is increasing fast.  Smartphones are fast becoming the primary devices for accessing information on the internet. This means that many of the smartphone users use their phones to browse the internet. The problem with […]

Five Things You Need to Know Before Hiring a Web Developer Team

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    Five Things You Need to Know Before Hiring a Web Developer Team

By |July 18th, 2013

Getting a website up and running has become a specialized skill. Gone are the days when you would contact a web development studio and let then handle the job. These days, you are responsible for your website, its design, functionality and appearance.

It is essential that you come up with the best possible combination of design and functionality elements for your website. For this you need to hire a web […]

Benefits of Using a WordPress E-Commerce System

By |July 18th, 2013

WordPress is the most popular e-publishing platform in the world. It is estimated that it powers more websites, blogs, forums and ecommerce sites than any other platform in the world.

Many WordPress installations are used as ecommerce stores with proper inventory listings, contact from and excellent design. However, when it comes to actual selling of the goods or services, many owners and developers turn to either Magnto or Zend Cart […]

5 Things You Must Do On Your Website Home Page

By |July 18th, 2013

Home page of a website is the welcome mat where you visitor decides to enter your website or not. Usually this decision is made on the basis of the looks, feel and attractiveness of the home page.

It is a sad fact that while many web developers and site owners spend a lot of time on making their site attractive, they often ignore their home page. This often results in […]

5 Quick Tips to get more out of Your Ecommerce Store

By |July 18th, 2013

Ecommerce stores are notorious for their finicky nature. It is very difficult to predict what will work or what will fail on the internet. This maxim is truer in the case of ecommerce stores. What works for one ecommerce store might not work for another because of subtle differences in the way niches work.

Many “experts” device complete strategies for making an ecommerce store successful. Usually, these strategies cost a […]

5 Best Ecommerce Software Platforms for Small Business

By |July 18th, 2013

Integrating an ecommerce store into an existing website is an exciting prospect. It signals that the business has finally decided to enter the world of ecommerce. However, once the decision is made, many small to medium businesses face their next challenge; how to go about setting up an estore.

A number of software are available in the market that claim to ease the process of setting up an estore. However, […]

5 Things to Watch Out For When Starting an E-Commerce Store

By |July 17th, 2013

It is a common perception that earning from an ecommerce store is far easier than a traditional brick-and-mortar store. While experts are unable to trace the origins of this myth, many of the would-be entrepreneurs simple assume that starting and running an estore is an easy thing.

E-commerce stores can become an excellent business. This will happen only when you keep some basic points in view. There is no way […]

CMS Comparison Drupal, Joomla and WordPress

By |July 17th, 2013

Whenever someone decides to setup a website, be it a personal blog or an ecommerce store, the platform of choice is a thorny issue. Right now, the web developer has to choose one from the Big Three, WordPress, Joomla and Drupal.

In this post, a comparison of the three platforms will be given to help web developers in choosing the right platform for their project.

Things to keep in mind about […]

Top 12 Free Web Content Management Systems (WCMS)

By |July 17th, 2013

The idea of a web content management system is not new. The idea has been around for a while and the number of features being offered by the current generation of WCMS makes them suitable for everyone from an amateur setting up their first blog to seasoned developers looking to implement a high end ecommerce website.

The best thing about the WCMS community of the internet is that there are […]

5 Reasons Why WordPress is the Best CMS

By |July 17th, 2013

WordPress has become one of the most talked about platform in the world. It has generated a lot of controversy and the people on both sides have their arguments. However, the success of WordPress as a viable platform for blogs and websites is apparent to all. Here are five reasons why WordPress has become the top CMS of choice for most of the world:

User Friendly

WordPress is designed so that […]

5 Reasons You Should Lightbox Your Post Images

By |July 17th, 2013

Lightbox were introduced almost six years ago. It was just one of the JavaScript plugins that added functionality to the browsers. However, the idea caught on and now there are light box scripts and plugins for almost every platform. One of the places where lighbox scripts are heavily used is ecommerce websites that depend on the scripts to display a larger version of the image.

However, your WordPress blog could […]

5 Reasons Why Joomla is the Best CMS the World Has Ever Known!

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    5 Reasons Why Joomla is the Best CMS the World Has Ever Known!

By |July 16th, 2013

Joomla has now become one of the best known alternate for WordPress. Its popularity is based on several of its features that allow for easy implementation, administration and management of the CMS.

Joomla is now the second most popular CMS after WordPress. More and more web projects now actually consider Joomla as a viable alternative to WordPress.

WordPress has become too large a platform to remain competitive for small and medium […]

5 WordPress Plugins to Boost Your Blog

By |July 16th, 2013

A WordPress blog is one of the best things you can do for your online presence. The platform is easy to setup, the whole experience of blogging is very rewarding and it is easy to build connections with the readers through comments and social media.

As soon as you enter the WordPress universe, you are confronted with plugins. These building blocks of the WordPress platform perform diverse functions that include […]

5 Tips for Using WordPress to Build Your Social Media

By |July 16th, 2013

 

Social Media has taken the world by storm. It has become one of the best sources of sales leads and traffic for a website. Building and maintaining a viable social media presence is, therefore a task that occupies everyone from a small two-man team to largest of the multinationals.

WordPress, being the dominant blogging platform in the world, powers a number of websites. However, blogs remain the major implementation of […]

5 Reasons Why WordPress Is the Best Blogging Platform

By |July 16th, 2013

WordPress has pretty much cornered the market in blogosphere. Professionals, from doctors to musicians and pro chefs prefer WordPress for their personal and professional blogs. It is estimated the WordPress power 66,732,881 blogs and websites in the world.

Here are five reasons why the world prefers WordPress over other content management systems.

User Friendly

WordPress is perhaps the most user friendly platform in the world. It is considered to be accessible, easy […]

Top Ten Technologies of the Future

By |July 12th, 2013

There has been a tremendous explosion in the growth of technology and in the past decade. We have come to enjoy technologies that were considered impossible just 20 years ago. So what does the future holds in terms of technological innovations? Following is a list of ten technologies that will have a noticeable impact on our lives in the near future

Mobile Internet

The rise of high speed internet was what […]