A successful website development consists of many elements such as a good website builder, creative design themes, easy navigation, beautiful images and appealing unique content. To make your website more interactive and engaging you can add suitable social media buttons or increase communication via polls, surveys and ratings. This two-way communication is a great indicator of your audience tastes, demands and preferences.
Fortunately, there is no need to hire a developer to enrich your site with polls or voting boxes. Try Polldaddy, an easy online poll creating app. It lets you instantly embed polls on your web pages.
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And you can do it without any specific knowledge! I knew that Google had such feature as creating your own website long ago. But most of my friends and acquaintances still make big eyes when I tell them about it. So, here is the revelation of the day: yes, it’s really easy to create a website even if you don’t know the website building principles. Thank you Google the Great!
Two years ago I employed Google Sites to create a test page for my family and one more page for my university classmates. There I uploaded various texts, photos and links, and tried to build a website that could serve as a prototype for a true one that would be hosted with some provider in the future. You know it was a good practice since I understood that I had to think over a lot of things like pages linking, their ranking, other links on the pages, pictures insertion, etc.
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Sometimes one picture is better than a poem. In some cases, a short video presentation shows more than screenshots and overview. A good 60 seconds video can reveal product features and uniqueness or display it in action. Popular startups like Box.net or 99design.com embedded introduction video on the website home page instead of traditional features overview and images.
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Most of us know the silhouette of the main French tourist attraction – The Eiffel Tower. It is famous for a massive foundation and a light top.
It looks like during the last two years web designers were inspired by the upside down French beauty. Take Flipboard, for example. While entering the site, you see the top and hardly can notice the bottom menu. Frankly speaking, at my first visit to www.flipboard.com, I spent 3 minutes searching for a navigation menu. I failed to find more info about this app and I quitted the site. Probably I’m not the only one who faced such problem and returned back to Google search. I’m sure that my bounce is not a big deal for Flipboard.
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A Successful Subscription Page Rules
I have several favorite blogs. I often go back to them to read recent posts, but I subscribed to few of them. There are 2 reasons that stop me from email subscription:
- Lack of clear email subscription rules at subscription page. I’m not talking about a must-have unsubscribe policy;
- Complicated web subscription forms.
It looks like many websites underestimate the power of loyal subscribers.
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When we make a website, we pay huge attention to content, design or a top-notch domain name. Often a little, but crucial, thing that slips away is a website navigation. I don’t want to say that many fresh websites have no navigation. Each site has at least one type of navigation: upper, bottom, or left site menu. I’d like to dwell upon the importance of additional or backup navigation.
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