If you are starting your very first blog or website you surely need a web host. Often times choosing the right web host can be difficult. It starts with finding the top web hosting company, goes through their hosting plans, read customer reviews, comparisons and so on. While every single web hosting company is offering 99% uptime guarantee, in some cases, it becomes hard to figure out the who is telling the truth…right?
But if you are just starting, these pointers might help you to decide.
Price: Often going for the cheapest or free web hosting company isn’t always a good idea. Take a look at what features each one is offering and then decide.
Tech Specs / Limitations: If you have a small website or a blog then it’s okay to go with a shared web hosting package. But if you are running an eCommerce site then this might cause site loading issues (speed is one of the major factors for conversion) or site downtime.
Tech Support: Find out how many different ways you can contact the website hosting company. Can you reach out to them via chat, email, phone, support forum? Are they available 24/7? These might save you back in difficult times.
Customer Reviews: This one is a must! Go through Google, social media and also ask your friends to get some honest feedback.
Control Panel / User Interface: Often overlooked but control panel UI can be a major differentiator. Does your web hosting provider offers cPanel or Plesk to make changes? Some local providers provide just an FTP account and a database access, in which you lose out from many features.
If you are just a beginner and looking for a web hosting company for the first time this infographic by WebHosting Secret Revealed will help you to ask the right questions.
Once you have all the 15 questions answered, you should get a clear idea about what you want and what you will get, how they treat their customers, and if they are really trustworthy?
I hope this post will help you to pick the right web host for your website or blog.
Now it’s your turn!
What other thing do you consider while choosing a web host? Share your valuable thoughts in the comments section below.
Email newsletter is the is one of the most important tool which connects you with your subscribers or prospects. You might want to share you product updates or upcoming events with you mailing list and clients. Even though you can write a blog post or share on social media about it, but sometimes it’s hard to reach all of your audience all at one place. In situations like this, email is surely your best friend.
Yes, you can go for premium email templates but if you are thinking about creating your own custom email newsletter template then, this video focuses on email newsletter design best practices you might want to look into.
Folks from Email Monks have created this useful infographic for email marketers focusing on how you should design an email newsletter template.
The infographic not only covers the obvious points as subject lines and blocked images, but also it touches some of the lesser known details such as pre-headers, Johnson boxes, footer and many more.
Now take a look at the infographic below, right-click and open the image in a new tab for larger view.
Or trying to revamp your age old logo to a fresh new look?
Have you already figured out how to plan and execute a completely mind-blowing logo design?
There are a million ways you could go for it, but there are a few pointers that you could incorporate into your own process that will probably make things just a little bit more streamlined.
How you choose the colors, fonts, characteristics for your logo and how it fits with what your brand is all that matters but, surely there are other important factors to look into. You might find it’s really easy to just bundle something together and call it a logo, or hire a designer from Fiverr – but that won’t help you in the long run.
Now take a look at this infographic from sothink.com. If you try to implement the steps mentioned, you will find that logo design process isn’t that complex as you think. And the end result of your logo will be better than ever before. Now without further ado, just dive in.
Everyday we come across different branded logos, but have you ever thought what hidden messages the iconic logos are carrying with them? Every element of a logo conveys a certain message to its target audience – starting from the personality of the brand, to its consumers, it can focus on different aspects. A Logo is one of the most important part of a company’s branding strategy, that’s why brands invest a lot of time and money to create a perfect logo.
Check out this video which top 10 hidden meanings in famous logos.
This handy infographic from folks at Made By Oomph shows 40 different logos with hidden messages – from FedEx to Coca-Cola – it reveals all. Even though some are more obvious than others, this infographic will surely give you some logo design inspiration. And also will put some light into the workings of some of the biggest brands on earth.
Now take a look at the infographic below, and see if you can find any idea to get creative with your next logo design project! Let us know in the comments box below!
Design is always changing and evolving as new technologies come along. 2014 gifted us some beautiful design trends such as large images and creative typography and also thrown some light on upcoming trends in 2015. Flat design becomes more popular with more of a shift to semi-flat elements. Google ran with semi-flat and branded is as their own material design.
This basically portrays one simple thing which we all can’t deny that appearance matters. Design, typography or even color has an effect on our emotions, or can say how we see branded items. When it comes to design every change is made to deliver a specific impact on users.
Even though some design strategies are timeless, but trends change. The website layouts or typography that has worked couple years before won’t necessarily resonate with your audience now.
Coastal Creative Reprographics have created this awesome infographic focusing on interesting design trends which we can expect this year. Now dive in to see what’s coming next.
We all know how great web designs look today but it wasn’t the same in 90’s. Tim Berners-Lee introduced the very first website in 1991. People then used dial-up internet access with speeds of 28.8Kbps to 33.6Kbps with 640px by 480px screen resolution.
New technologies have helped changes in web standards, and the way developers do their stuff today. Some stats to look into:
In 1996 Macromedia introduced Flash to the world.
In 1998, with the release of PHP3, Dynamic design language PHP gained popularity.
Microsoft’s IE5 became the first web browser to achieve better than 99% support for CSS1.
There are different factors that helps to drive web design and development in new directions. Innovation in technology, improved browser/web standards, and a continuous stream of content play their part.
Here is a great infographic by Ameri Commerce summarizing the major trends over the past 25 years.
As technology is evolving, people spending more of their times on smartphones. And as more & more people are using their mobile devices to access internet along with their desktop or laptop.
But how people are accessing those mobile devices is even more compelling for marketers. As per Google’s Mobile Path to Purchase report, 48% of users start on search engines, 33% start on branded websites, and 26% start on branded apps.
But what the heck is this responsive website design, how does it work and do you even consider switching? This awesome infographic from Verve answers all of your queries, provides some useful statistics, and also shows you the key features of responsive design which you shouldn’t miss.