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Importance of Professional Website Design

Professional Website Design

Importance of Having a Professionally Designed Website

Nowadays, websites have become so common and almost all the major companies and businesses are having their own website. The success of the business is mainly influenced by the websites and as a result companies give importance in getting the best designed websites for their business. As the numbers of internet users are rising rapidly, most of the sales and transactions are done online, and people look on the internet for purchasing products or services for different purposes.

Since majority of the users and customers have turned online, having a business website of your company would surely assist you in getting more sales and revenues. Websites helps to spread information to the online customers about your company, its services, products, address etc. and this would in turn boost your business.

Getting a website for your company is not a big issue as a large number of web design companies and agencies are there for your help. There are also a good number of freelancers who offers web design and development services. Due to the increased number of web design agencies and firms, the competition would also expect to be too high. Majority of the medium level companies are only capable of providing average looking websites and you may be lucky to get some online visitors on the website. You should always be selective enough in getting the best creative web design company for your website.

Due to the large number of web design agencies, a lot of websites are of low quality standards whose design patterns are not at all in line with the latest trends. The design and layout are pathetic in such a way that a customer who visits your website would never think of coming back to the website again. So if you want to make the visitor revisit your website, then your website needs to have that kind of attractive design and layout which prompts the visitors to come back. Unless improving the look and feel of your website you cannot expect any increase in your business from the website and your business may surely take a back seat.

So if you are really serious about having a website for your company or business, then try to make it professional, attractive and as neat as possible. This would help the visitors to get educated more about the services and products of your company and would also in turn boost your overall sales and revenue. Never go for website design agencies that offer websites at low costs because you would never be getting a neat and professional looking website at cheap cost. If you are open to spend a little more money, you would not find it hard to get a professionally looking world class website.

There are a large number of creative web design agency or firms available and you have to make sure that the creative website design company is reputed and capable of providing a world class professional website for your business. A website that looks professional would also help you in improving the overall branding of your company. So it is pretty clear that you should never compromise on the look and quality of your business website at any cost.

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Mobile Website Design

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Why WordPress? WordPress Web Development & Hosting

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WordPress is the most famous web application accessible online. It boasts more than 46.000.000 yearly downloads and at the moment stands behind more than 18% of all websites that exist on the internet. Whilst it started as a standard blogging system, it very quickly evolved into a full–fledged CMS through which it is possible to design any kind of web site.

WordPress’ progress owes a great deal to its energetic community. This community has developed many different completely free WordPress web themes, plugins incorporating completely new functionality and websites dedicated just to WordPress.

Why WordPress?

WordPress is Free as in Freedom

WordPress is a free software, this means you are free to download, install, use and modify it. You can use it to create any kind of website. It is also open source which means the source code of the software is available for any one to study, modify and play with.

There are currently 2600+ WordPress themes and 31,000+ plugins available for free. You can download, install and use them on any website.

To run WordPress, all you need is a domain and web hosting. We recommend using Lord & Griffin Web Solutions because we offer our users a Free Domain and hosting starting as low as $4.50/mo. Check out our guide on why is WordPress free?

WordPress is an open source software

Due to the nature of open source, WordPress is a community software. It is maintained by a large group of volunteers majority of whom are WordPress consultants with active interest in growing and maintaining WordPress. Anyone can contribute to WordPress by writing patches, answering support questions, writing plugins, creating themes, translating WordPress and updating documentation.

By using WordPress you become part of that awesome community. You get free support from other community members, download free plugins and themes, and once you have little experience with WordPress you can even contribute back to the community.

WordPress is Easy to Use and Learn

WordPress is easy to use even for beginners

WordPress is used by millions of people and almost every day new people are joining the WordPress community by creating their first WordPress powered websites. The reason why people quickly adapt to WordPress is because it is fairly easy to use.

WPBeginner has tons of articles written specifically for beginner level WordPress users. We recommend using this detailed step by step guide on how to install WordPress and hundreds of other WordPress tutorials.

If you want someone experienced to setup your WordPress site, then our talented staff members are happy to help you get started. The best part is that we offer a Free WordPress Blog Setup service.

For any WordPress related issue, you can search the web or search WordPress archives, and you will definitely find help.

WordPress is Extendable by Using Themes and Plugins

WordPress Themes

Most people using WordPress are neither web designers nor programmers. As a matter of fact most folks start using WordPress without any prior knowledge of designing websites.

The reason why WordPress is such an ideal candidate is because there are thousands of free templates (themes) to choose from, so you can give your website any look you want. There is a WordPress theme for just about everything. Whether you want a photography theme, magazine theme, portfolio theme, or an eCommerce theme. There is a perfect theme available for every kind of website.

WordPress themes are easy to customize because a lot of them come with their own options panel allowing you to change colors, upload logo, change background, create beautiful sliders, and do other cool things with your website without ever writing any code at all.

WordPress is super flexible and can be extended by using plugins. Just like themes, there are thousands of free and premium plugins available for you to use (What is a plugin?). Not only these plugins can add extra functionality to WordPress, there are lots of plugins which can add a whole new platform to your WordPress site. Take a look at the plugins we are using on WPbeginner.

WordPress is Search Engine Friendly

WordPress is written using standard compliance high quality code and produces semantic mark up which makes your site very attractive to search engines.

By design WordPress is very SEO friendly, and you can make it even more SEO friendly by using WordPress SEO plugin. To understand you how to improve your site’s SEO check out our WordPress SEO tips for beginners.

WordPress is Easy To Manage

WordPress comes with built-in updater that allows you to update your plugins and themes from within your WordPress admin dashboard. It also notifies you when there is a new version of WordPress is available, so you can update it by just clicking a button. You can keep all your WordPress content safe by setting up automated regular WordPress Backups.

WordPress is Safe and Secure

WordPress is safe and secure

WordPress is developed with security in mind, so it is considered quite safe and secure to run any website. However, just like the real world, the internet can be an uncertain place.

There are intruders out there who want to get their hands on as many sites as they could. Check out these websites: Sucuri to monitor security threats; highly recommended.

See –  WordPress Security

WordPress Can Handle Different Media Types

WordPress can handle all your media files

Using WordPress you are not just limited to writing text. It comes with built-in support to handle images, audio, and video content. You can also use for document or file management.

WordPress supports oEmbed enabled websites which means you can embed YouTube videos, Instagram photos, Tweets, and Soundcloud audio by just pasting the URL in your post. You can even allow your visitors to embed videos in comments.

What ways to use WordPress?

WordPress can be used in many different ways. It is open to possibilities. Our site is not a blog, it is more of a business resource website, and we are running it on WordPress. You can use WordPress as the following:

  • Arcade
  • Blog
  • Content Management System (CMS)
  • Gallery
  • Portfolio
  • Rating Website
  • Shopping Store
  • Video Collection Site
  • Membership Site

Note that above are just some examples of how you can use WordPress. To see how other top businesses are using WordPress, visit the WordPress Showcase

We hope this article answered your question about why you should use WordPress. The best way to experience the true power of WordPress is by using it. Give it a try, and let us know what you think.

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Professional Website Hosting from Lord & Griffin Web Solutions

We, at Lord & Griffin Web Solutions, provide outstanding-quality website design and development as well as web hosting services at reduced prices and we give you many cost-free tools, which will help you set up your web site in no time. We offer you 300+ free-of-charge web design skins and a 99.9 percent network uptime guarantee. WordPress Website Design and Development starting at $500 for a basic CMS website and $1,500 e-commerce CMS website. See Lord & Griffin Web Solutions – WordPress Design

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Why You Need A Mobile Website

Why Do You Need A Mobile Website - Responsive Design

Why do you need a mobile website?

Today, with the advancements in mobile technology and the increased availability of Wifi/3G/4G networks, surfing the web using mobile devices has become an normal sight the world over. Whether in North America, Southeast Asia, sub-Saharan Africa or South America, you can easily spot locals catching the latest news, watching cat videos or social networking using smartphones or tablets

For many around the globe, who mostly just want to go online, it’s more economical and practical to buy a smartphone or tablet than to buy a desktop machine. The equation is simple: Mobile devices cost substantially less, and Wifi or 3G/4G networks are readily available for reasonable rates.

Along with this shift in device distribution, the nature of online activity has also evolved. Due to devices’ miniscule screen sizes (between 4 to 5 inches on smartphones) and limited hardware resources (weaker processor chip and graphics card), mobile device owners are more selective with the sites they choose to frequent. Sites that perform nicely on devices and give mobile users the most comfortable experience, benefit from the most traffic. The sites that aren’t are abandoned very quickly by users.

Basically, in order for a site owner to keep their visitors satisfied and coming back for more, their site must perform smoothly on devices and be displayed in an easy-to-view manner.

Here are some findings which might give you something to think about:

According to Compuware (July 2011), 71% of global mobile web users expect websites to load as quickly, almost as quickly, or faster, on their mobile phone compared to the computer they use at home.

Cisco (2012) forecasts that by the end of 2013, the number of mobile-connected devices will exceed the number of people on earth, and by 2017 there will be nearly 1.4 mobile devices per capita.

The ITU (February 2010) expects mobile Web access – via laptops and smart mobile devices – to overtake desktop Web within the next five years.

Strategy Analytics (March 2010) estimates that at the end of 2009 almost 530 million users browsed the mobile Web on their handset. This is forecast to rise to over 1 billion by 2015.*

Four out of five US smartphone owners, use phone to help with shopping, according to Google/Ipsos (April 2011). A survey of 5013 US smartphone owners. *

For every shopping activity, including researching products and prices, reviews, promotions and purchasing products, most respondents (61-81%) [US consumers] preferred browser to native app.

Source: Keynote/Adobe (October 2010) *

In order to stand out and be competitive in this newly emerging reality you’d need to be able to reach out to the millions of mobile users out there, many of whom are not in the possession of a PC and can only access the web from their mobile devices. You can do so, by creating an optimized-for-mobile site for your business or organization.

 

Additional Resources  – Responsive Web Design aka Adaptive Web design