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Essentially the term was used in Responsive Web Design, an article by Ethan Marcotte on A List Apart. In general, the article proposed addressing the ever-changing landscape of devices, browsers, screen sizes and orientations by creating flexible, fluid and adaptive Web sites. Instead of responding to today’s needs for a desktop Web version adapted to the most common screen resolution, along with a particular mobile version (often specific to a single mobile device), the idea is to approach the issue the other way around: use flexible and fluid layouts that adapt to almost any screen.
Responsive websites are those crafted to use W3C CSS3 media queries with fluid grids and commonly also fluid images, to adapt the layout to the viewing environment. The idea of responsive web design is to make websites that fit multiple screen sizes. For the designer and developer that means they only have to work on one version of the website instead of designing one for desktop computers and another for mobile devices. Fluid grids, flexible images, and media queries are the three technical ingredients for responsive web design, but it also requires a different way of thinking.
Three key technical features are the heart of responsive Web design:
- Media queries and media query listeners.
- A flexible grid-based layout that uses relative sizing.
- Flexible images and media, through dynamic resizing or CSS
Truly responsive Web design requires all three features to be implemented.
The key point is adapting to the user’s needs and device capabilities. Suppose a mobile user will be viewing your site on a small screen. Taking the user’s needs into account doesn’t just mean adapting your content to the screen size. It also means thinking about what that mobile user will require first when visiting your site and then laying out the content accordingly. Maybe you’ll present the information in a different order. Don’t assume the user won’t need access to all the site information because she’s on a mobile device. You might need to change the fonts or interaction areas to respond better to a touch environment. All these factors influence responsive Web design.
While mobile devices are changing the display landscape, with the appearance of more and more small screens, don’t forget what’s happening at the other end of the spectrum. Displays are also getting larger and with higher resolution. Having to serve both segments shouldn’t stop designers from being innovative on either.
Responsive Web Design or Adaptive Design has evolved from being a strong trend to become a reality of the web today. In a world that has been conquered by mobile devices over the past two decades, no one now understands a website that cannot be viewed on different screen resolutions, or at the very least the minimum provided on smartphones and tablets. The latest surveys on internet use in many countries no longer make a point of discussing the use of these portable devices because they are a reality: connections to the internet from these devices has grown exponentially over recent years.
If you have not updated we recommend you do. If you do not know this web design technique already we recommend you study, research and learn about it. Make sure your website displays correctly with mobile devices. Use a responsive website design that adapts to any device, create a separate mobile site, or use mobile web development tools to optimize your current site. Contact Us Today For FREE Consultation 888-404-8282 or email email@example.com
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Each time you swap hosting providers, you’re met with plenty of obstacles. At Lord & Griffin Web Solutions, we’re here for you, ready to make this procedure much easier – we will do all the work for you and will migrate all your files, MySQL databases and e–mails.
At Lord & Griffin Web Solutions, we understand that this can be hard & time–consuming. That’s the reason why we will perform all that for you at no cost! Our experienced technical team reps will migrate your web site content from your current provider to us. Our technicians have got a lot of experience migrating web sites and can take care of everything – from a normal WordPress blog or Joomla web site, to a very elaborate, custom–built web app.*
A: When your present web hosting provider can no longer fulfill the requirements of your website, or if you face frequent network downtime, or if you are made to wait for hours for the customer service staff to reply back to you, it may be smart to switch your provider, i.e. to transfer all the files for your websites together with your databases from your current provider to your new provider.
A: There are plenty of variables to bear in mind – the overall number of files, the size of the database, the complexity of the site itself and the current workload of our web site migration experts, etc. Having said that, we do our very best to accomplish all website migrations in a 48–hour period. Smaller web sites are migrated faster – typically within 24 hours.
A: We will require the name of the website that you would like us to move. We’ll also require a means to access your present hosting account so that we can get the content pertaining to your site.
A: Your site will continue to work just like it did before with your previous web hosting provider. As soon as we are done with the transfer, your web site will be configured to work on our platform and we will ask you to preview it. If it is working correctly, all you will have to do is edit the NS resource records for your domain. Your web site will be migrated to us without any downtime.
A: While we transfer your content, your web hosting provider won’t be aware of the migration at all. We will not get in touch with them in any way.
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Integrating Newsletter Functionality Into Your WordPress Website
Despite the exploding popularity of social media as a trust-building marketing channel, email campaigns do remain a key method for turning one-time visitors into returning customers and for prompting conversions.
If you are using WordPress as a technological basis for your web hosting store, you could take advantage of one of the many newsletter plugins available.
To help you with your choice, we recommend that you go with the MailChimp email campaign application in particular.
Why choose the MailChimp email campaign application?
MailChimp offers a simple interface for designing and sharing email campaigns, for managing subscriber lists and for tracking results, even if you’ve never done this before.
They have a free plan, which allows you to send 12,000 emails per month to a list of up to 2,000 subscribers. This is a great way to jump into email marketing at no cost, while offering your customers an up-to-all-standards, responsive and eye-pleasing email experience.
Here are some of the features included in the MailChimp free plan:
- A/B testing
- email beamer
- email designer
- email templates
- multi-user accounts
- RSS to email
- custom forms
- segmentation and groups
- social sharing
If you want to make use of some extra email campaign features (like auto-responders and anti-spam diagnostics) and remove the MailChimp badge from your campaign footer, you can always upgrade to one of their paid plans starting from 10 USD/month.
How to get started with MailChimp?
First, you will need to set up an account with MailChimp. After you go through the signup process, you will be asked to fill in some extra details for compliance with international spam policies. When done, you’ll be directed to your account dashboard from where you can quickly start configuring your MailChimp.
From here, you will have to create your first mailing list (from the Lists menu on the left and then click on the Create List button on the top right), selecting a name of the list, a “from” email address, and a Sender’s name, so that they will know that the email is from you. You may also explain why your subscribers are receiving the email in the description box, to avoid any potential opt-outs from suspicious users.
Next, you will have to create your API key that will help you integrate MailChimp into your WordPress store later on.
From the Account Settings menu, select Extras and click on API keys in the drop-down menu. Then scroll down and click on the Create A Key button – your API key will be generated for you automatically.
How to setup MailChimp on your WordPress store?
With the help of the MailChimp plugin for WordPress, you can integrate your mailing list setup into your store very quickly.
Now simply add the MailChimp plugin for WordPress to your store and activate it.
In the MailChimp for WP area in your WordPress menu, enter the API Key that you have created in your MailChimp account and click the Save button:
Finally, go to the Forms submenu of the MailChimp for WP area and copy the Shortcode for the newsletter subscription form.
Here is an example of how a newsletter subscription popup for a hosting store looks like:
How to create and manage your email campaigns?
MailChimp have a great set of video tutorials on how to create and manage your email campaigns using the application. Through the Campaign Builder, you can select a campaign type, add recipients, choose a template design, and add your custom content, with a click of the mouse.
On the site you can find a great step-by-step video tutorial on how to create your first email campaign, using a custom theme of your choice:
If you haven’t yet set up your WordPress-based hosting store, take a look at the fully-customizable free reseller hosting themes that we have designed for you:
Lord & Griffin IT Solutions’ Free Web Hosting Reseller Program, offered by ResellersPanel can be managed via our easy-to-use Reseller Control Panel, which will allow you to quickly customize your reseller store template, modify the product pricing, review statistics, boost your reseller anonymity, etc.
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With our cutting edge Hepsia Web Hosting CP and Customer Service intensely concentrated on customer satisfaction, Lord & Griffin Web Solutions provides web hosting, complemented by VPS packages, semi-dedicated hosting plans and dedicated hosting server plans. Our shared hosting plans feature unmetered data storage space, unmetered monthly bandwidth, a Free domain name registration and a myriad of cost-free extras. Every web hosting plan includes our in-house built Hepsia web hosting Control Panel tool, which will astonish you with its user-friendliness, and our script installation tool offering a 1-click installation of over 50 PHP scripts. Also, the shared web hosting packages offer optional PоstgreSQL, InnoDB and NodeJS support. The Memcached distributed memory caching system and the Varnish Cache web application accelerator are available too.
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The web hosting service and the customer service we offer are superb. The web hosting packages include plenty of bonuses and the prices are extremely affordable. But what makes us recommend them even more heartily is the circumstance that all shared web hosting clients can pick between 4 leading-edge data centers located on several continents – Pulsant in London, UK; Steadfast in Chicago, United States; and SiS Group in Sydney, Australia. So, you can pick the datacenter facility, which is closest to your physical whereabouts or to your target audience so as to achieve faster website loading speeds.
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We work with a top-notch datacenter facility situated in the heart of Chicago, IL, which offers excellent conditions for hosting sites whose visitors reside in the States, Canada or Latin America. It will guarantee you the fastest web site loading speed feasible. You can select the Chicago-based data center from the pull-down list on our signup form. This option is available with all services offered on our web site – shared hosting plans, Virtuozzo and OpenVZ-based VPSs, semi-dedicated servers and dedicated hosting servers.
We work with one of the most famous data centers in England – Pulsant, which is situated a couple of kilometers north-west of London and which offers ideal conditions for hosting websites whose visitors come from the UK and Continental Europe. This first-class data center located a few miles north-west of London, which has the highest level of security for you site and will guarantee you a fast web site loading speed conceivable. The UK data center option is available with all shared web hosting plans, as well as with all Virtuozzo and OpenVZ-powered Virtual Private Servers. Select the hosting service that you want on the order form and then select the UK datacenter from the drop-down list.
The SISGroup datacenter facility offers superb website load speeds and a extensive peering network. With us, you can host your Australian-oriented web site in a top-of-the-line datacenter located in the Sydney central business district. The SISGroup data center facility offers excellent connectivity. By hosting your web site there, you ensure that your visitors from Australia, New Zealand and Oceania will enjoy much faster website load speeds. You can host your website in the Sydney data center facility if you pick any of our shared hosting plans or OpenVZ-driven Virtual Private Server hosting plans. Just pick your plan and then select the Sydney data center from the pull-down menu on the signup form.