In my opinion, having a blog attached to your website is the single best way to keep current website visitors coming back to your site, attract new website visitors, and to educate your visitors about your website topic. That said, keeping a blog is a lot of work! Even though keeping a blog updated with new articles is a lot of work, there are ways to dramatically increase your return on investment for your blog. In this article I will be discussing ways in which you can find hot topics to blog about, which should attract many new visitors to your website. We will cover how to find trending topics to write about, the ways in which you can leverage what’s trending for creating new blog content relevant to your website topic, and some tools to use for finding trending topics.Read More
If you are running a blog on a self-hosted platform, chances are you’re using either WordPress or perhaps Drupal. There is no denying the fact that both of these CMSs have excellent capabilities. They are ideal for many different genres of website. However, at times, when all you need is a small personal weblog, running Drupal is a bit overkill. In other instances, when the need of the hour is a no-nonsense and nimble CMS, WordPress might seem a bit bloated to some users.
If this is the case for you, Habari might be the CMS meant for your blog.Read More
Mobile Media is trending for those who live on Internet Marketing. If you create a website but forget to test it on various mobile platforms then you simply ignored a huge chunk of your visitors. Users using mobile phones to visit various websites and catch up with the latest updates online has resulted in a new business focus which runs solely on Mobile compatibility of websites. An industry that grew simultaneously along with the increased mobile traffic was the App development industry. Today, there is an app for almost everything. I mean you might even stumble on an app that helps you search for dentists in your city. Crazy!Read More
So you’ve decided to launch a magazine/newsletter type of website, have figured it all out but don’t know anything about the technical stuff? Don’t worry, that’s not a problem since many great CMS services such as WordPress and theme marketplaces like ThemeForest are around. A magazine/newsletter type of website will always generate a lot of content and attract many visitors therefore you need to choose a theme that’s practical, responsive, good-looking, yet integrated with an efficient CMS system. Where to get all that? Should you hire a professional designer and developer? You might do that, however since there’s a number of various awesome theme marketplaces there’s no need to. At these marketplaces you can purchase high-quality unique premium themes for ridiculously low prices. Continue reading to discover 40 fresh and stunning premium magazine/newsletter WordPress themes.Read More
SketchPad is a free WordPress 3.0 ready theme that’s ready to fuel your magazine or social blog style website. With 10 vivid colors options, you’re sure to suit the style of your blog. 100% Valid XHTML and CODE ensure that you’re website will be cross browser compatible and up to standards. Thumbnails are easily applied using the standard WordPress “Post Thumbnail” or “Featured Image” built in functionality. Turn your blog into an attractive, easy to use, and functional website with SketchPad from ThemeSheep.Read More
WordPress is a very popular blogging platform that runs millions of blogs. But, what if it doesn’t meet your needs? Just because tons of people use it doesn’t mean it will be right for you. Here are 7 solutions to help you find your own advanced blogging solution. These CMS’s (Content Management Systems) will offer you a lot of options and features – but it’s important to weigh pro’s and con’s when choosing the right system. Most of these work in the same manner; you’ll have to download and upload the files to your server (some need a database to work), and then go through an install and configure the system. Later, there should be some kind of extensions you’ll be able to add – such as themes, plugins, modules, sections – and a lot more.Read More
For some long time I’ve been gathering great blog designs from deviantart to get inspired and now I will showcase them all in one huge article!! Surprisingly finding great ideas and designs have been much easier in Deviantart than any other web design showcase sites.
I didn’t add any comments this time – compare these designs yourself and try to understand why ones really stand out, well others seem a little bit classical. Notice small things, how designer puts a little bit unique style in its design to make emphasis like folding, comment,date boxes which stand out from layout, icons, background textures and nice shadings.Read More
What does 404 error page mean? It’s just a page that shows up when user tries to browse the page that doesn’t seems to exist anymore – link may be broken, moved, or even it has never existed and never will. Popular and good looking pages will always have good 404 error pages both from creative and functional point of view. Why? – if user hits such error page, it should do the best to help reader find what he is searching for, otherwise he will go away and may never come back.
Let’s check some really well done error pages to get inspiration for our own creative 404 page?Read More