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Responsive Web Design

Published in Website Design

Introduction

As new technologies are being developed, new trends come along to meet the demands. In the website design industry, we try to adapt with the new trends to make every design fit in the devices and technologies being used today by the consumers.

Today, websites need to be appealing not only in desktops but also in tablets and mobile phones. Rather than designing multiple sites for different devices, front-end web designers use Responsive Website Design (RWD). This technology uses Media Queries allowing content to adapt to different screen resolutions. To demonstrate this technology, try resizing the browser of this website. The contents and images fluidly adjust along with the smaller display.

Responsive web design is recommended by Google, it allows one website to provide a great user-experience across many devices and screen sizes.

Infographics as web content

Published in Website Design

Infographics or Information Graphics as defined by Wikipedia are graphic visual representations of information, data or knowledge intended to present complex information quickly and clearly. Infographics is designed to simplify information by transforming data into a graphical representation making data conveyable and easier to understand.

The use of Infographics is nothing new and has been around for many years. During early age, illustrations and sketches are used as techniques of disseminating information. Cave drawings are probably the earliest known examples of Infographics. Nowadays, it is commonly used to illustrate a process, signage, maps, and plans.

PDF, Portable Document Format, is one of the most popular ways of representing documents nowadays. In the World Wide Web, PDFs are typically used as formats for electronic brochures, magazines, manuals and e-books. As website owners, there are instances that they need to display PDFs as part of their websites directly readable by viewers.

If you often find it tricky to embed PDF files on your pages, this article is especially written for you. You will be surprised how easy it is to do so.

Today, we will be using a very useful tool called ‘Enbed PDF’ by Heinelt. This nifty tool allows you to insert internal or external PDF files in your article.

Please make sure you have access in your Joomla Administrator and logged in.

Photo gallery is a beneficial feature you can add on your website. Galleries help you to promote your products, services, and portfolios. In addition to that, photos and visuals can even become an effective business tool. Having a photo gallery makes your site engaging in the process. It allows people to spend more time on your website thus increase your analytics popularity.

There are multiple ways to get your photos online. Various websites offer photo-sharing services that are fast and hassle-free. It helps you manage your album and easily embed or share your photos to your website.

Joomla! 3.0 Launches Mobile Ready Platform

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With the emergence of tables and smartphones these days, the requirement and need for mobile web browsing has multiplied. Few years ago, nobody cares if your website is mobile ready. However, as tech giants give birth to new gadgets yearly, it is quite important to keep up with the trend. Why? The answer is fairly simple; almost everybody owns a smartphone!

People from the web design industry can attest how difficult it is to battle in the mobile world. Imagine yourself packing clothes for a four-month vacation in one small suitcase. Tricky isn’t it? Similar to mobile browsing, it is quite difficult to please your audience. A number of things are to be considered such as the screen size of the gadget, supported scripts, speed of the device, etc.

How to Embed FLV Files to Your Website

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Video streaming has been popular nowadays in the World Wide Web. Putting video on the online is a great way to show your work to others, whether you want to display it to your friends and relatives, or simply plan to offer sample clips to your prospect clients.

There are several techniques on how to do it but we have selected those that we think are the easiest for the users to follow.

This tutorial will cover on how we can embed flv files on your Joomla article using JPlayer. We recommend using this player but there are many others on the market.

The JPlayer is an easy and flexible way to add video and audio to your website. It is a flash player plugin for Joomla! based on flash player "JW Player" and handles file format like flv, mp4, mp3, xml playlist, youtube video, srt subtitles.

The Power of Tags on Websites

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Tags are keywords used to describe a piece of information published on the web. Otherwise known as metadata, tags make your life easier whether you are organizing your posts or when you're looking for a piece of information. Tags works best by filtering your posts matched by a common keyword.

Tags are better and more effective because it allows you to categorize and manage the results of a search in your website.

Here's an example.

You opened a website for your catering business and listed the services you offer. They were categorized as weddings, corporate events, parties, private functions, barbecues. A prospect client visited your website to check if you offer healthy plate options. Upon checking the pages, he realized that there was no information relating to healthy meals. Suddenly, he saw the search box and used it for his query.

Unfortunately, there was no tag for the keywords he's looking for. He closed the window and looked for other catering services.

The above example relates on how you can make us of tags. Adding a set of tags such as healthy, health, diet, healthy meals, etc., can greatly help. Tags can help you sort relevant information for easier browsing.

All businesses need information about how they are performing, that is why it is important that your website must be integrated with Google Analytics. Google Analytics is a free website statistic service, which can give you access to loads of fascinating information about your website.

Integration with your website is so simple that once you have completed this quick How To you will be checking your 'bounce rates, ‘visitors percentages’ and 'web traffic' daily.

How to Embed YouTube Videos on Your Website

Published in Website Design

This short tutorial will help you embed YouTube Vidoes to your Terapad website on 5 easy steps using Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Opera and Safari browsers only. At the moment, Internet Explorer does not support this.

We have inserted a short video clip to make it easier!

Embedding social media buttons in easy steps!

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Whether you run a personal blog, organization page, or website of any kind - it is important for you to encourage more people to share your articles and images through a variety of internet pages such as social networking websites.

For many sites, adding social sharing buttons is an effective way to show people or prospect customers who you are and what you can do for them. In addition, social medias quickly boost page views and sharing stats, resulting to your website's visibility to search engines.

You don’t need to be an expert web designer to do this. How can you add social media widget to your website? Here are the easy steps to embed social media buttons to your website.

Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is a practice of optimizing a website in order to increase its traffic and rank higher on search engine results. The higher the rank is, the greater the chance of attracting visitors from the target market. SEO helps to ensure that a website is accessible to visitors and web crawlers as well.

SEO has evolved a lot since it has started however, these easy techniques are still practiced. Learn the techniques that can help you in climbing Search Engines results. If you need professional Search Engine Marketing services, we can help.

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As many already know, Sitejourney Ltd, the company behind Terapad .com, has closed its doors. Sitejourney’s management team gave the reason for closing the company that the figures were just not adding up and the company was not making enough money to make it worth while.

HTLonline Ltd is the Internet Service Provider hosting the majority of Terapad’s clustered servers and datacentre infrastructure. We have stepped in the prevent the immediate deletion of the thousands of customers using Terapad’s online service.

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