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11 Sep

Why Your Website Needs Responsive Design
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We are all using a variety of technologies to access websites these days. Whether it’s smartphones, tablets, laptops, or desktops, web design must be able to function properly across all of these platforms. The traditional web design practices that designers are familiar with just don’t cut it anymore. Designers are now beginning to use responsive web design more and more. So what exactly is responsive web design? Well, it’s an approach that configures a website to the size of the screen a user is viewing the site on. This means that...

22 Aug

5 Tutorials to Help You Use HTML5
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There has been a lot of buzz lately about HTML5, the newest hyper text markup language for websites, and the replacement of HTML4 (which was released in 1999!). Since then, the Internet has changed drastically, making the change to HTML5 necessary. HTML is the language used to describe what a web page should look like. A big advantage of HTML5 is that it’s more functional and provides users the ability to create more advanced websites including adding animation and apps. It sounds fairly straightforward but we have just skimmed the surface on...

7 Jul

5 Tips for An Excellent Web Design
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Ensuring that your website is well designed is essential. Think about it – websites are a visual medium. People enjoy looking at things that look nice, not sloppy and messy. The design of your website is just as important as the content you put on it. Consider the points below about web design to ensure your visitors don’t leave your site too quickly. 1. Style and Professional Design The key point to think about when choosing a style for your website is to determine what message you want to convey. The style...

8 May

How to Build a Website Using WordPress in Ten Steps
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Setting up your own WordPress website can seem like a daunting task if you’ve never done anything like this before. Fortunately, one of the best things about using WordPress is that it’s so user-friendly and intuitive, just about anyone can do it! While the technical part of setting up a WordPress website isn’t really complicated, knowing what to put on your website and how to make it work for you can be a little bit more difficult. Here’s ten easy steps to getting started on WordPress. Simply follow these and you’ll be...

30 Jan

WordPress vs. Joomla vs. Drupal
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WordPress vs. Joomla vs. Drupal A choice of content management systems (or CMS) are included with every HostPapa web hosting account. Choosing the best content management system for your website – even deciding if you need one – is another decision you, as a web designer/developer, have to make. And one we’re happy to help out with! What is a content management system? A CMS is a web-based application that helps you create, edit, and store website content in a simple and easy-to-manage way. A CMS lets you can build and maintain your...

25 Oct

So You’ve Got a Website, Now What Do You Put On It?
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So you know that you need a website — good. Maybe you've even set up the site: bought the domain and hosting. But now that it's there, what do you do with it? You put up all main basic pages: About Us, Contact Us, Products/Services, FAQ. Now what? Does it stop there? Far from it. In fact, if it does stop there your site is not liable to attract interest. A site with little content is little of a site at all, and before you can start marketing and promoting your...