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|Posted by unlimiteddesign on August 15, 2012 at 2:25 PM||comments (2)|
I like the Webs website builder because it has all the options I need and it is super easy to use. It may not be the #1 site builder in terms of ease of use, but I've been using it for so long that I know all of the ins and outs of the system. If you want to read about some other site builders, check out this site that rates all of the website builders. If you want to learn a little about the Webs website builder, check out this short video:
Some may wonder why I am giving out all of this information on website building, I just feel that the best customers are educated customers. Sure you can build a site yourself, especially with the webs website builder, but most small business owners don't have the time to learn website building just so they can build their own website. I spent years playing around with all the Webs website builder features, and I can skip through that learning curve and get your site online with a minimum of effort on your part. I encourage you to check out all of the features of their site builder through the Webs website or by checking out some of the websites that I have built. You can check out some of my websites on my Website Portfolio page.
Please feel free to drop me a line through my Contact page or comment here on the blog post, (we like comments :)). I'll be happy to answer any of your questions.
|Posted by unlimiteddesign on August 11, 2012 at 12:20 AM||comments (0)|
If you want to get the word out about your website, you will have to install some basic social sharing buttons for your website. The basics at the least would include Facebook and Twitter. If you wanted to go a little further, you would include Google Plus and Pinterest. Pinterest is currently the #3 social sharing site, just ahead of Google Plus.
I've included the basic Facebook and Twitter buttons on this site for you to see and hopefully use as well, (hint hint). I've included a few different ways to feature these buttons and I'd like to briefly go over them one by one for you now.
The first way to include the buttons is in a blog post. Unfortunately in the Webs website design platform there is no good way to included them in each post automatically, but fortunately there is a workaround for this. I have used Add This for the sharing buttons in my blog posts and on my "Social Share" page. All I've done is copy the "newsletter code" from the Code generation page and I copy it into each post. If you use more traditional blogging platforms such as Word Press or Blogger, you will be able to copy their specific code and the buttons should automatically be included at the bottom of each post. Which ever method you use, it is essential that you include these buttons in each post if you want to see any results.
The next method that I have used is to include the Wibiya social sharing bar. I love this feature, it is so easy to use and unobtrusive as well. Just go to their site and enter in your info and that's it. The bar shows up on the bottom of all of your pages and it is slick looking and super easy to use. There Is a "Share" button that works across all sharing platforms, a Twitter "Tweet" button as well as follow and Facebook like, share and follow. There is also an option to add a chat bar if you like.
The next method I use is the dedicated Facebook and Twitter buttons. These are probably not necessary at this point with all the other options available, but it doesn't hurt to feature these buttons in a prominent place where they will be easily seen. I have these buttons on the upper right where they will be easily seen. These are buttons that I have custom coded myself, but you can get buttons directly from Facebook and Twitter as well.
Besides the basics of Facebook and Twitter, Pinterest and Google Plus should not be overlooked. At this point, I have not yet pursued these two avenues myself, so I can't really comment on them with any authority. I'll report back in another post once I get into them a little more.
That should cover the basic social sharing buttons, let me know in the comments below if you have any questions or if you have anything to add. We like comments.
|Posted by unlimiteddesign on August 7, 2012 at 3:55 PM||comments (0)|
Hi there and welcome to our new blog.
I've been playing around with website design for a few years now mostly on hobby sites such as my local classic boating site, Nickle City Classics and my local ACBS Chapter site Old Boats Buffalo. Yes the two site look the same and yes I am partial to a dark back ground for my sites. The reason those two site look similar is by request of the Old Boats Buffalo folks. They just liked the look of my first site and wanted it duplicated.
The first site I made for someone else was the Buffalo Stamps site which I co-designed with the owner who was a friend of my wife. She basically manages this site on her own now. She does all the updates and posts, I just go in once and a while and clean things up for her.
The next site I did for someone else was the Absolutely Everything site. This was also designed with assistance and feedback from the owner and her assistant. The two Kate's spent a lot of time with me going over the site, and we have made a very nice site here. I help her with SEO as well as Blog posts on her "Whats New" page. I also help her with her "AE Blog" and her Facebook and Twitter accounts.
Let me tell you a little about the website design and hosting package I use. I like the Webs hosting and design package because of it's easy user interface. All you really need to do is pick a template and start copy and pasting. It's really as easy as that, and anyone can do it. The ease of use allows me to concentrate on the website design and content. Let me just say here that the content is the key. If I design a website for you or if you do it yourself you will have to provide quality original contact. A combination of text and pictures looks nice, but it is the content that will keep customers coming back to your site as well as allowing it to rank in the search engines, (a topic for another post :)).
I look forward to sharing website tips and tricks with you here in the future. Please don't forget to "Share" and "Comment", we like comments.