On the surface, online stores seem simplistic and straightforward to the end user, providing a catalogue of products that can be easily added to a shopping cart and purchased with just a few clicks of a mouse or taps of a touchscreen. However, behind all this simplicity there are some quite complex inner workings that the admin(s) of the site have to keep up with on a regular basis. Continue Reading →
So how does a designer, or a photographer, or a painter go about setting up an online store? Does he build a website from scratch and start the business through a standalone website? If the user has enough capital to hire a developer or a small studio, he can go ahead and splash it to create an advanced eommerce website. But, what if they don’t have a budget for this? How do they go about selling thier works online without having to spend so much on the website? That is where Shopify comes into the picture.
A website’s design is not dependent on its visual flare of the amount of things you’ve managed to fit on one page, it’s about usability and utility. These two elements are what define a successful website, not the amount of visual flare. Just like people, the beauty of a website needs to come from within. A hollow shell will crack easily, while a strong foundation will stand the test of time.
Today, more than 17% of all web traffic comes from mobile devices. There is every indication that the number of people using mobile devices for internet access will keep growing exponentially. The rising demand of mobile usage has made it necessary for every business to have a flexible and more fluid site that renders effectively on a majority of devices, irrespective of their screen size.
One of the most unique and extremely useful features of WordPress is its rich plug-in architecture, which makes it easy for everyone to add extra functionalities to the core installation. WordPress currently has a large database of 33k+ plug-ins, and hacks each of which lets users do something wonderful they’ve never imagined. Below is an exhaustively researched list of best WordPress plug-ins of 2014. Each one of them is super great, but I suggest you to use the one that fits perfectly to your specific needs. If you like free WordPress themes, you might also like our other roundup of free ecommerce WordPress plugins.
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Picture this, you have less than 24 hours to finish a huge project, you sit down to get started and stare at the screen just waiting for the creativity to start flowing from your fingertips. And then it hits you designers block, no matter what you do, nothing will get the juices running, the more you stare at the screen the less creative you feel. In this article we have compiled some suggestions for getting past designers block.
Four years after WordPress released a wide range of FIFA World Cup 2010 themes, it’s that time again. As June 12 steadily approaches, bloggers around the world will be looking for ways to make their World Cup pages stand out, and there are a few ways that webmasters can create a blog that is both aesthetically relevant and interactive, from themes to widgets.
As a graphic design business owner, cash flow is your lifeline. It’s the equivalent of the caloric intake for your body. A proper balance of in and out is needed to avoid getting yourself into financial trouble. Treating your income like fuel for your business is the key to getting to a proper income balance. Just as with many things, too much going in or coming out can be a sign of trouble.
Whenever you want to send a message to your audience, you need to maximize its visual impact. Bloggers and graphic designers are particularly accustomed to using attractive imagery to ensnare visitors’ attention, and so raise interest about an idea or a certain product that they’re trying to push forward.
“If I leave my inkjet printer on, will less ink be wasted?” The simple answer is maybe. The longer answer is, unfortunately, more complicated.