Web Design

Web Design Rules That Get You Clicks

<h3 style="text-align: justify;">Usability & functionality rank higher than visual design when determining your website success or failure!</h3> <p style="text-align: justify;">User experience (UX) is the latest digital marketing term being used to convert more users to customers, and make them stay when entering your website.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Certain rules and approaches to web design, if used properly, can help you make more sophisticated design decisions, an also simplify the presenting of information.  To do that we need to see things from a users' perspective, how they interact with websites, and what are the basic users' behaviour patterns.</p>   <h3 style="text-align: justify;"></h3> <h3 style="text-align: justify;"></h3> <h3 style="text-align: justify;">Understanding Users</h3> <p style="text-align: justify;">Upon closer inspection, users on the Web behave similarly as customers in a store. They glance at your pages, scan through the text, and click on links that they find promising or catch their fancy. But when the page fails to meet their expectations, users won't think twice to

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Is your website a right fit for your business?

<h3>Understand the reasons you need a website, and how you can improve your business performance with it.</h3>   <h2 class="header2"><strong>Misconceptions </strong></h2> The common mistake is thinking that bigger is always better. Sure, if you’re a multinational you’ll need a website with details about company information, shareholder information, your brands, staff and so forth. But are you not a multinational...yet. Thinking BIG in business does not mean your website needs hundreds of pages of content. By creating too much content, more often than not, your brand image becomes diluted, content becomes redundant, and the buzz around your business/brand becomes less effective. Think about the most critical and persuasive content, and then nest it in a succinct but well designed site.   <h2 class="header2">What are your goals</h2> Most businesses rush to get a website live, and often results in costly, ineffective websites. Remember your website is insight into your brand and your business, and how people perceive it in the digital realm. To get the most

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Responsive Website Design Vector

Why you need a Responsive Website

<p class="blurb">What is a responsive website? A responsive website is a website designed to appear across all screen sizes.</p>   As early as 5 years ago there was no need to design websites to be seen on smaller screens as mobile internet devices. Now a website needs to be seen on all internet ready devices. <h3>What makes it so important?</h3> Smartphone and tablet users on the go are usually searching on-line for information to either visit a physical business premises, or information about a product or service. That potential customer lands on a site that is not mobile friendly, and after some frustrating moments of fingering the screen to make the text larger,  that potential customer just lost interest in your business. This is why it is becoming more and more important to ensure your business does not lose out on web traffic. <h4>Local Search of Responsive Websites</h4> If you have a type of business, ensuring

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5 Reasons Your Small Business Needs A Website

<strong>Professional and Fly-by-Night Business</strong> Clients and prospective clients want to deal with a professional viable business. Having an on-line presence gives your potential client access to view the products and services you have on offer, not to mention providing them with a story, history, strengths, skills and abilities of your business, enticing them to contact you. Often your client testimonials gives you that persuasive edge to close the deal.   <strong>A Bespoke Email Address</strong> A company contacts you offering their services you require, either by email, SMS or telephonically. "I am interested, please email me a quote to ash@netcliq.net, and I will get back to you" I receive an email from a gmail account...with my quote attached. As soon as the mail hits my inbox, I am suspicious. I also cannot check the business on-line because it doesn't have a domain. I don't know whether I am dealing with a legitimate business or a guy who wants

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A History of Web Design

Website design has evolved from the early days of basic text, and what we<img class="wp-image-1022 alignright" src="https://netcliq.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/2000px-Lorem_ipsum_design.svg_.png" alt="2000px-Lorem_ipsum_design.svg" width="284" height="319" /> take for granted in "design layout", did not even exist. High speed internet connections wasn't even a term. HTML changed this; however in the early days, it was basic. Navigation, imagery and typography were still things of the (not too distant)future. In the mid 90's and early noughties, designers used table and column based  layouts, with dancing GIF's and flashing text. Then came the media heavy style sites with the use of Flash, and this also marked the beginning of visitor- focused design. CSS brought in greater creativity, which allowed the separation between content and design. With this technology, websites were easier to maintain, and quicker to load. Usability become the key focus over design elements.   <img class="wp-image-1067 alignleft" src="https://netcliq.net/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/2000px-Web_2.0_Map.svg_.png" alt="2000px-Web_2.0_Map.svg" width="389" height="292" /> Web 2.0 saw the growth of multimedia applications, social media and interactive

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