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Responsive Website Design – Getting Started

Responsive Website Design – Getting Started

Responsive website design has literally changed the entire build process for the Next Web Solutions. We build almost exclusively on WordPress, so we were a little ahead of the curve. When you consider how many different devices, operating systems, and browsers are in use today, you can see how this was difficult. This is one of the main reasons we chose WordPress as our main development platform. Adherence to modern standards, cross browser consistency, ease of use, and the abundance of elite themes available made it a no-brainer for us. Most of our clients need to continually update their...

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Responsive Website Design 101

Responsive Website Design 101

Responsive website design was developed a few years ago in response to the growing number of mobile internet users. It started with mobile versions of a website and has evolved into an entirely new type of design. Responsive websites are designed using custom style sheets that react to the screen size of the device that it is being viewed on. The site uses cascading style sheets to then display the website in a format that fits the users screen. Many of the larger brands have already begun to adopt this new responsive website design style. The fact that by the end of the year mobile...

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Why WordPress?

Why WordPress?

Here are just a few reasons you would choose WordPress to design your website! Forever Free WordPress is an Open Source software which basically means it is free to the public. One Click Installation There are many hosting options that offer this feature. (We recommend BlueHost or JustHost) Plugging Into Plugins New plugins are being developed for WordPress every day that will help you do just about anything you can imagine. These plugins are designed to enhance your website and automate many common features. As Easy As 1-2-3 To Use You don’t have to know HTML code to run a WordPress...

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Localizing your keywords to increase traffic to your shop…

Localizing your keywords to increase traffic to your shop…

Keywords can be defined as the specific terms used by a person to search for something on the internet. You’ve heard how using specific keywords can help your SEO ranking, but if the person that is searching for you has no way of acquiring your services it doesn’t help your business very much. Localizing your keywords will mean your website, or business, ranks higher in the searches that really matter to you; the ones that will bring in more business. Unless you are a national brand or business, or offer national shipping of your products, you will certainly benefit from...

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Closing a business

1. Dissolve Your LLC or Corporation An LLC or Corporation can be dissolved as easily as it’s created. Essentially, you’ll need to file a form called “Articles of Dissolution” or “Certificate of Termination” with the Secretary of State’s office in the state where your LLC/Corp was formed. If you’ve been operating as a Corp, LLC, or Partnership, all business associates need to vote on closing the business. This final vote should be recorded in the meeting minutes. If shares were issued in a Corporation, two-thirds of the voting shares must agree on the dissolution. If no shares...

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Starting a business

1. Don’t Underestimate a Business Plan If you’re not seeking outside funding at the start, it’s tempting to forgo writing out a formal business plan. However, taking the time to write out your business plan, forecasts and marketing strategy is a particularly effective way to hone your vision. All planning should center around two essential questions: How is my business serving a particular need or pain point, and does this represent a major market opportunity? In addition, don’t overlook the exit strategy at the beginning. Do you want your children to take over the company? Do you...

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