Intact – Multi-Purpose WordPress Theme

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Intact Theme by KeyDesign Themes

Intact is a highly functional and resourceful WordPress theme uniquely designed to satisfy critical business needs. Featuring multiple Pricing Plans, Icon Boxes, Team Member sections, Reviews Boxes, Testimonial Carousels, attractive high resolution font icon sets and limitless color choices you can start developing amazing websites without ever having to write a single line of code. Content can be displayed on any screen, regardless of its resolution or size. Full responsiveness is great for customers, considering that content can be accessed from any location.

12 Built-in theme demos

Intact features eight completely different, clean designed demo homepage templates for you to get started. This is just a glimpse of what you can achive by using the theme.

View full list of homepages.

One click demo importer

By following the simple one-click installation process, you can replicate any demo homepage variation and get started working on your website right away without ever having to write a single line of code yourself. Install posts, menus, pages and sliders.

You can separately import all the pre-configured individual pages like about, services, contact, pricing, faq.

Theme features

Customized theme options panel
We’ve implemented the famous Redux framework which allows you to make changes to the theme easily.

Child theme included
Intact’s main download folder includes a child theme. A WordPress child theme allows you to apply custom code changes to your site. Using a child theme ensures your customizations will not be overwritten, even if you update the parent theme.

Smooth user experience
Intact has been optimized to give your visitors the best experience in terms of UX/UI.

Clean coded
The theme code is well organized, clear and clean.

WPBakery Page Builder for WordPress (worth $64)
Includes WPBakery Page Builder for WordPress premium plugin worth $64. WPBakery Page Builder is a drag and drop frontend and backend page builder that will save you tons of time working on our site content.

Slider Revolution Responsive WordPress Plugin (worth $29)
Includes Revolution Slider premium plugin worth $29. Even beginners will manage to create beautiful presentations, sporting an impressive number of options.

IconsMind – Premium Icon Pack (worth $79)
Perfect icons start with icons mind. 2,080 icons in 53 different categories, designed pixel Perfect and ready for iOS, Android & Websites.

Templatera – Template Manager for WPBakery Page Builder (worth $13)
Manage templates from one place and instantly see changes without digging into each individual piece of layout.

Support for all major browsers
Intact Theme supports all major browsers and will behave identically on Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Safari, Opera and Internet Explorer.

Fully responsive
Built with Bootstrap 3 and compatible with mobile devices such as iPhone and iPad. 12 columns grid for the main content makes the whole template very flexible for different types of data and content.

Lightbox gallery
All basic gestures are supported: flick to the next or previous image, spread to zoom in, drag to pan, pinch to zoom out or close, tap to toggle the controls, double-tap to zoom.

Easy customization
Each Demo built with Intact will look different. Without any coding knowledge, you can create amazing websites making easy changes with the options panel.

CSS3 animations
From loading animations to toggles, and modal windows to smooth scrolling navigation, Intact offers your visitors a clean, glorious experience.

Speed performance
Being packed with a lot and impressive features, the code is always optimized for best performance on all environments.

Translatable ready
Intact is fully WPML compatible and also contains .po and .mo files that can be used to easily translate the theme without much hassle.

Rich typography
Google Fonts is one of the most complete sources of free web fonts. With more than 600 high-quality fonts, you can customize your website to any style and feel.

30+ WPBakery Page Builder custom elements
Intact gives you instant access to 30+ built-in content elements. Each element has been carefully crafted and offers multiple options that will enable you to build any layout you desire. All shortcodes have been integrated with the page builder for easy use. Full shortcode list: Alert Boxes, App Gallery, Advanced Button, Call to Action, Logo Carousel, Content Box, Countdown, Counter, Section Divider, Event Session, Extended Tabs, Featured Content, Icon Box, Google Maps, Masonry Gallery, Photo Box, PhotoBox Carousel, Pie Chart, Pricing Table, Process Steps, Progress Bar, Reviews, Reviews Carousel, Service Box Team Member, Team Members Carousel, Testimonials, Video box.

One click demo install
The fastest way to import our demo content. The Theme Importer provides you with all of Intact’s pages and posts, sample sliders, widgets, theme options, assigned pages, and more.

Compatibility with Contact form 7
The theme offers support for the most popular contact from plugin available with WordPress repository. Contact Form 7 is responsive, easy to use and effective.

Parallax scrolling
CSS Buttery Smooth Parallax Scrolling. With Intact, you can set parallax backgrounds to any page section.

Multisite tested
The Intact theme has been tested across numerous multisite setups. Everything will function properly across your site network.

Coming soon page
Easily import the Coming soon template and customize it using your own images and theme pre-defined elements.

Lifetime free updates
Yes, with Intact, you will get lifetime free updates. Updates may contain various theme improvements, bug fixes and security updates.

Responsive theme options panel

Intact’s theme options panel is designed to simplify the development of any website. You can control every section of the theme without having to write a single line of code. Here are the advantages of using the theme options panel:

  • Based on the famous Redux Framework.
  • Well organized with lots of customization options: Global Options, Header, Header button, Typography, Blog, Footer, 404 page, Import/Export.
  • Typography options integrated with over 600 Google Fonts (select font family, weight, size and color). Use any font from Google’s free font library.
  • Typekit fonts easy integration.
  • Custom logo (text and image) and favicon upload.
  • Custom CSS field for your customizations.
  • Optional Coming Soon mode.

Third-party plugin integration

  • WPBakery Page Builder for WordPress
  • Templatera – Template Manager for WPBakery Page Builder
  • Revolution slider
  • Contact Form 7

The theme has been tested and works properly with the most popular WordPress plugins: WPML, Seo by Yoast, All in One Seo Pack, W3 Total Cache, Wp Super Cache, MailPoets Newsletter, JetPack.

Feature list

  • 100% Fully Responsive
  • Built with HTML5 and CSS3
  • Smooth CSS3 animations
  • Well organized, clean and valid Code
  • Code built with SEO best practice in mind
  • Compatible with latest WordPress version
  • Cross-browser compatibility
  • One click demo importer
  • 8 Unique demo pages
  • Professional pre-built page layouts
  • Demo Files Included
  • 30+ Built-in Content Elements
  • WPBakery Page Builder for WordPress – worth $46
  • Premium icon font pack – Iconsmind.com – 2080 premium icons – worth $79
  • Templatera – Template Manager for WPBakery Page Builder worth $12 included for free
  • Use sections from multiple demos easily
  • Slider Revolution Responsive WordPress Plugin – worth $26
  • Compatible with Contact Form 7
  • Advanced Admin Panel based on Redux framework
  • 600+ Google Fonts
  • Typekit Fonts integration
  • Google Maps integration
  • One Page Scrolling
  • Smooth scrolling
  • Sticky Header
  • Footer widget ready (4 customizable areas)
  • Coming Soon mode
  • Social Sharing enabled
  • Dedicated post types for Portfolio
  • 5 Portfolio single item types
  • Page builder active in Portfolio single page
  • PhotoSwipe lightbox integrated
  • Fully Customizable
  • Fully Translatable
  • Child theme ready
  • WPML Ready
  • High Speed performance
  • Well Documented
  • Free updates

Changelog

21 May 2020 - v2.2
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- Added wp_body_open tag with header.php file
- Update Slider Revolution v6.2.9
- Fixed PHP 7.4 theme compatibility issues
19 May 2020 - v2.1
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  [ IMPORTANT ] Intact Framework plugin is no longer required. After you update the theme please delete the plugin.

- Improved theme loading speed
- Improved loading of theme dynamic styles
- Clicking on search bar focuses on the input box
- Update WPBakery Page Builder v6.2
- Update Revolution Slider v6.2.8
- Update KeyDesign Addon v2.1
- Update theme language files
- Added option to disable/enable pricing value/currency with Pricing Table element
- Added option to select product number with shop page
- Added option to enable/disable Smooth Scroll in Theme Options panel
- Fixed style issue with YITH WooCommerce Category Accordion
- Fixed PHP 7.3 compatibility issues with KeyDesign Addon
- Fixed style issue with WooCommerce category boxes
- Fixed style issue with logo images not vertically aligned
- Fixed style issue with cart notification box
- Fixed style issue with navbar dropdowns
- Fixed style issue with lists on blog single pages
31 January 2020 - v2.0
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- Update WPBakery Page Builder v6.1
- Update Revolution Slider v6.1.8
- Update KeyDesign Addon v2.0
- Fixed issue with Lost Password link alignment on WooCommerce login page
30 October 2019 - v1.8.5
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- Update Revolution Slider v6.1.3
- Update KeyDesign Addon v1.9.8
- Update Intact Framework v3.8
- Fixed CSS warnings with theme dynamic styles
- Fixed logo image width value
- Fixed Intact Framework warnings
- Fixed Blog infinite loading issue
- Fixed navigation style issue on Shop pages
- Fixed shop grid layout issue
- Fixed float issue with IconBox element
- Fixed Category and Subcategories box styling on Shop pages
- Fixed float issue with Divider element
- Fixed layout issue on blog category pages with disabled sidebar
- Fixed layout issue with main nav on mobile resolutions
- Fixed issue with VC Media Grid images
- Fixed link issue with Client Logo element
19 July 2019 - v1.8.4
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- Update WPBakery Page Builder v6.0.5
- Update Revolution Slider v6.0.5
27 June 2019 - v1.8.3
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- Update WPBakery Page Builder v6.0.3
- Update KeyDesign Addon v1.9.7
- Fixed compatibility issues with WooCommerce v3.6.x
09 May 2019 - v1.8.2
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- Update Slider Revolution v5.4.8.3
- Update WPBakery Page Builder v5.7
- Update KeyDesign Addon v1.9.6
- Update WooCommerce v3.6.x
11 December 2018 - v1.8.1
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- Update Slider Revolution v5.4.8.1
- Update WPBakery Page Builder 5.6
21 November 2018 - v1.8
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- Update WPBakery Page Builder for WordPress v5.5.5
- Update KeyDesign Addon v1.9.5
- Update Intact Framework v3.7
- Update WooCommerce templates
- Update theme language files
- Added 3rd level menu theme compatibility
- Added search form in header area
- Added sidebar position option with shop pages
- Added option to select how many products to be displayed on shop pages
- Added support for Gravity Forms and WP Forms
- Added option to open Header Button link in new page or same page
- Added close button for Popup Modal
- Improved Coming Soon page template
- Improved appearance and grouped options with Theme Options area
- Fixed animation issue with Progress Bar
- Fixed plugin disable issue when switching between themes
- Fixed PHP error when leaving the Filling time empty for the Progress Bar element
- Fixed reCaptcha issue with Popup Modal
- Fixed deprecated PHP function with Incubator Framework
30 July 2018 - v1.7
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- Update WPBakery Page Builder for WordPress v5.5.2
- Update Revolution Slider v5.4.8
- Update KeyDesign Addon v1.9.4
- Update WooCommerce templates
- Fixed style issue with cart colors on transparent navigation
- Fixed Masonry Gallery element with tab containers
- Fixed list style on blog posts
- Fixed alignment issues with single blog posts
- Fixed Coming Soon issue on disable
- Fixed alignment issue with Post Grid element
17 April 2018 - v1.6
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- Update WPBakery Page Builder for WordPress v5.4.7
- Update Revolution Slider v5.4.7.2
- Update KeyDesign Addon v1.9.3
- Update theme language files
- Update WooCommerce templates
- Added option to display a link withing the review element
- Added option to hide cart icon
- Added option to autoplay image carousel with the mobile app gallery
- Added multiple options with the Header Button contact form modal
- Fixed contact form notification message position
- Fixed page title and subtitle color overwrite with the page metabox
- Fixed transparent menu issue on blog pages
- Fixed popup modal when scrolling long content
- Fixed TGMPA bulk plugin install
- Fixed post, page and product search
- Fixed Google Map API key issue
- Fixed content alignment on password protected pages
- Fixed Ken Burns effect with Revolution Slider
- Fixed checkout fields alignment issues
- Fixed coming soon mode issue on single pages
- Fixed issue with mandatory favicon image
- Fixed mobile app gallery click on mockup image
- Fixed video modal autoplay issue
- Fixed comment form on single pages
11 January 2018
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- Update WPBakery Page Builder for WordPress v5.4.5
- Update Revolution Slider v5.4.6.4
14 November 2017 - v1.5
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- Update WPBakery Page Builder for WordPress v5.4.2
- Update Revolution Slider v5.4.6.3
- Update KeyDesign Addon v1.9.2
- Added option to hide portfolio single page titles
- Added more autoplay speed options for all elements
- Added more animation delay options for all elements
- Added option to use Ninja Forms with the header modal
- Added option to adjust font size and style menu items
- Added option to change text color for the Process Steps element
- Fixed "allow_url_fopen" issue with theme demo importer
- Fixed issue when no slider is configured on the home page
- Fixed https issue with logo, secondary logo and favicon
- Fixed cart icon issue on mobile devices
- Fixed issue with main nav menu when page is added as draft
- Fixed issue with select fields on checkout page
- Fixed issue with floating checkout button
30 September 2017 - 1.4
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- Update WPBakery Visual Composer v5.3
- Update Revolution Slider v5.4.6
- Update KeyDesign Addon v1.9.1
- Added option to specify logo size in theme options panel
- Fixed issue with init.php file on line 163
- Fixed contact form successful message alignment issue
- Fixed anchor text color in footer copyright area
- Fixed button icon option issue
- Fixed event session clock icon issue
12 August 2017 - 1.3
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- Update WPBakery Visual Composer v5.2.1
- Update Revolution Slider v5.4.5.2
- Update KeyDesign Addon v1.9
- Update theme language files
- Added support for WooCommerce 3.1.x
- Added option to disable animations on mobile
- Added text color options for countdown element
- Added text color options for photobox element
- Added option in meta box to overwrite page title and subtitle color
- Added external link option for team member element
- Fixed issue with reviews author image
- Fixed issue call to action box responsive behaviour
- Fixed portfolio single item error when no category selected
- Fixed portfolio listing page design issue
- Fixed portfolio listing page issue with menu colors
- Fixed portfolio paragraph styling
- Fixed blog posts design issue on mobile devices
- Fixed footer menu visibility on mobile devices
- Fixed footer text color issue on mobile devices
- Fixed photobox carousel animation delay
- Fixed social icons widget issue with font color
- Fixed secondary logo not showing on IE browser
- Fixed border radius on theme logo
- Fixed list identation issue
- Fixed translation issue with blog comment area labels
- Fixed map scroll issue
14 May 2017 - 1.2
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- Update Revolution Slider v5.4.3.2
- Update KeyDesign Addon v1.8
- Update demo content data
- Update child theme
- Added new icon font pack - Iconsmind.com - 2080 premium icons
- Added option to change icon color and size all custom VC elements
- Added support for WooCommerce 3.0.6
- Added Coming Soon template in the import list
- Added option to enable/disable the Sticky menu
- Fixed menu Scrollspy issue
- Fixed Typekit JS issue
- Fixed issue with inner pages when preloader is disabled
23 April 2017 - 1.1
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- Update Revolution Slider v5.4.3
- Update KeyDesign Addon v1.7
- Update demo content data
- Update child theme
- Added support for WooCommerce 3.0.4
- Added new options for Portfolio inner pages
- Added Templatera - Template Manager for Visual Composer
- Fixed WooCommerce Cross Sells issue
- Fixed WooCommerce product search in admin area
- Fixed WooCommerce Grouped products issue
- Fixed Portfolio grid issue
- Fixed image logo on single pages
- Fixed logo home link issue when using WPML
- Fixed Featured Content element on various resolutions
- Fixed App Gallery element on various resolutions
- Fixed Google Map zoom level
- Fixed Event Schedule style issue
07 April 2017 - 1.0
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- Update Visual Composer
- Added support for WooCommerce 3.0.0
Initial release
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Flash Web Design: Advantages and Disadvantages

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If you look at many big business websites, you will see that their website incorporates some element of flash web design such as the use of videos, a moving visual image in the background, or some other element of the site that moves around. All of these can be seen as attempts to create a more modern website to appeal to the more modern customer. Flash web design has its benefits, but it also has its drawbacks and this article will take time to explore one of each.

Advantage: Flash Web Design Helps Make Your Website Appear More Modern

In this day and age of online businesses, an old out-of-date website is not going to appeal to most people. It has to have some element to prove that it is more modern such as a video, a unique photo, or some special design effect to the action button or navigation bar. The important thing is that the website does not give off the feel of a mid-to-late 90’s website.

Flash web design is an excellent way to modernize your site. You might decide to have an introduction page with a moving visual image which can be used as a navigation bar. You might also decide to incorporate a slider onto your website with stunning visual imagery. Flash design is a big help because it presents your website and your business as a more modern business that customers can relate to.

Disadvantage: But It Can Cause Technical Issues With Your Site

Do you ever find yourself frustrated because you come across a site with a lot of flash technology and you find it takes you a long time to scroll down and/or get to the next page of a site? That’s the risk you take when you decide to use flash technology for your site. Long download and upload times become a major risk. On top of that, you may also get the occasional 404 error with your site. You need to be aware of these possibilities for your business’s website as well as how you plan to deal with the viewers of your website should they run into these issues as well.

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Source by Sohaib Azam, Esq

Why Your Business Should Upgrade to a Responsive Web Design Sooner Rather Than Later

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Why should my business have a responsive web design?

Responsive web design has become the go-to solution for businesses who want a user friendly interface and higher customer retention. If your company has come this far without taking advantage of all the benefits it has to offer, you may have already begun to see lower visitor numbers and a disappointing conversion rate.

As a responsible business owner, you’ll probably need convincing before paying to upgrade your web presence to one that includes responsive design. However, by opting in you’ll soon see a return on investment that will make it worthwhile. In a nutshell, responsive design is just better than what has gone before and in order to keep up with the competition, you’ll need it too.

Responsive web design is crucial for the majority of businesses because it allows your users to achieve their goals quickly and smoothly. The important elements of your website can be pulled up on a smart phone and appear as a fully functional version of the original, complete with all the utility you’d offer to customers on a laptop or desktop computer. If you fail to provide a mobile-friendly experience like this for your visitors they won’t hang around, they’ll simply click away and complete the action or purchase on a rival site.

Unhappy customers are not good for business and neither is going up against a major search engine. Google have recently confirmed what many insiders have suspected for some time – sites that are not optimised for multiple users will slip down their search rankings. Google bases their rankings on how useful a page is for the query a user has entered, plus the utility of the site – for example, can a user complete the action they would like to?

Your page may be completely relevant to their search, but if visitors cannot access the content easily across a number of devices, your site may receive a less than positive review and be placed lower in the search results. If your company is reduced to a second or third page entry you’ll lose a considerable amount of traffic, as people naturally select links from the first page.

Google have also pointed out that companies which have a single responsive website – rather than one standard and one mobile version – are far easier for their bots to discover, because there is just one URL.

If your site is responsive and ready to service mobile customers, you can take advantage of many tools and helpful apps like the click-to-call button, this enables a web user to make a voice call to your company immediately. Potential customers can also read reviews about your business or even find you in a busy place using Google Maps, both keenly relevant to the needs of mobile users.

Branding is one of the ways in which we build a relationship of trust with a customer and keep them coming back for more of the same. This is pertinent to responsive design for two reasons, firstly, people do not feel confident in a site they cannot easily navigate and second, in order to create a uniform brand you’ll need responsive design to produce a consistent web appearance; however your clients reach you.

In today’s market there are only a handful of reasons why a company may choose to stick with static design on their web page. Those who do not rely in any significant way on web traffic to drive sales, or those who have few competitors, or those who have already looked into responsive design and found it was not right for them. For everyone else, if you want to stay ahead of the curve, responsive design is the only way forward for your website.

Responsive web design features

Until recently web designers created different pages depending on where they would be viewed, a tablet for example has a different screen resolution to a laptop, and so the content would be optimised for viewing on that particular device.

However, responsive web design has revolutionised the way in which users look at the internet, it has created an across the board experience allowing us to view pages on a PC, smart phone or notebook in exactly the same way. When they build a site, designers use the same coding on any number of resolutions, giving every device the same degree of functionality.

Responsive web designers believe that their clients’ web pages should be accessible to every visitor, giving them an optimal experience, regardless of the device they using. This kind of intelligent response to a web user’s actions keeps your company relevant in an ever changing online market place; it boosts your e-commerce figures and makes visiting your site an enjoyable experience.

In technical terms there are three key features of responsive web design, the secret ingredient is generally considered to be media queries. These are filters added on to the CSS or Cascading Style Sheets, affecting the look and feel of any individual page. CSS is a highly useful tool for web designers, but by tagging on a media queries adaption, the process of resizing, rendering and orienting a page becomes far easier.

Another linchpin of responsive design is the flexible layout, this is based on a grid formation, ideal for formatting margins, positioning the key elements of a page and getting the spacing just right. This means a designer is not limited to a certain number of columns, they can choose as many or as few as is appropriate for the page. A flexible layout also removes the need to work out the layouts and text size based on pixels.

Instead, designers use percentages which enable them to adopt a far more fluid approach to producing each page. Pixels work well in photographic images, but are a clumsy tool to use over a number of devices. One pixel may be expressed as three dots on a phone, but ten dots on a desktop, changing the quality of an image considerably between devices.

The third component of responsive design involves the use of CSS or a dynamic resizing function to create flexible images, videos and other content. Text can flow relatively easily as the containing area resizes, but in order to spread this across more complex segments, web designers need to use different techniques. Dynamic resizing gives a web designer greater control over how a page behaves and enables them to add or remove components as needed.

Taken a whole, these multiple technologies mean visitors can enjoy the feeling of familiarity, regardless of what device they happen to be using, or will be using in the future.

When a mobile user changes from landscape to portrait mode, the intuitive design will ensure the page gets bigger or smaller. Furthermore, each element, be it an image, textbox or video will also resize itself to correspond with the different dimensions.

If you have ever tried to access a website and discovered that it was almost impossible to navigate around without shrinking and enlarging the text or buttons, you’ll understand why responsive design is considered good practice for the majority of website owners.

Responsive web design Vs Mobile web design

Until quite recently, mobile web design was considered far more relevant to modern consumers than it’s responsive counterpart, this approach sees designers using smart phones as a starting point and upgrading the technology progressively, through to notepads, desktop computers and beyond. This method meant that companies needed two websites, one for their mobile pages and one for PC users.

In the early golden years of mobile web design, there were a number of reasons why experts thought that web applications should always be designed first for use on a mobile device. Most important of these was the prevalence of smart phones and the fact that their popularity was continuing to skyrocket. By creating a platform that favoured these millions of users, companies could promote their service or product to what was seen as the next generation of computing consumers.

Secondly, mobile design was said to foster a cleaner concept without room for extraneous elements or unnecessary page clutter. In a screen the size of that on a mobile phone, there simply is not enough room to crowbar in extra buttons and widgets – instead, a design team had to focus on what was actually needed. By giving users a clear route to what they want, it was assumed that their experience would be better, faster, leave them more inclined to return or convert them into a paying customer.

Mobile applications were thought to have far more utility than PC based software, what users expected from their laptop paled in comparison to the capabilities offered on smart phones. From a digital compass, to gyroscopic effects, touch screen inputs and voice control, designers hoped to build on these tools to produce modern web design that was not limited by the constraints of a PC.

Although there are pros and cons for the adoption of a mobile site to run parallel to a main site, responsively designed pages are ideal for retailers who want a robust, homogenous website with plenty of utility for every user. A single site also simplifies marketing campaigns; there is only a need to manage one site and one SEO strategy. Therefore, a website which features responsive design can save companies time and money, but also provide a seamless, convenient way for customers to shop.

Responsive web design statistics

When a team of designers build you a responsive website you know it will adapt intuitively to whatever device it is accessed from, but where is the evidence that proves this is a factor in commercial success?

The content marketing company, Brand Point, found that over 90% of consumers buying decisions are affected by visual elements. In other words, if people land on your site and like the look of the place, they are more likely to stay and buy.

Screen resolutions are changing all the time as new devices reach the market, web developers Spyderweb found that in 2010 there were just 97 unique screen resolution sizes, but by 2013 that figure had leapt to 232. The only way of tackling this increase is to have a responsive website that is optimised for every customer, whatever device they favour.

Customers are driven away by high wait times and pages that take too long to appear; even way back in 2009, 47% of people expected a load time of just two seconds on a webpage. In a study carried out by cloud service providers, Akamai, it was also found that 40% of web users clicked away if they had not gained access to a page within 3 seconds. That is a pretty slim window of opportunity, and it’s fair to assume that people’s expectations have increased since this study was compiled.

Although external factors like a lack of Wi-Fi or 4G can also affect wait times, the importance of speed for business sites cannot be underestimated. Wed designers can write code for your responsive site that makes it selectively load the elements needed, or even bring in graphics at a later stage.

Design matters because it can have a huge impact on the number of new visitors to your pages, these are people who have reached you through typing in a specific search criteria and decided to click on the link to your site. Web designers, Domain7, have reported that in the case of their client Regent College, there was a leap of 99% in unique visitors after a revamp of their responsive web design.

If your mobile pages leave an unpleasant taste in the mouth of your visitors, they are far less likely to view your entire organisation favourably, and they’ll tell their friends. Industry experts at the Search Engine Journal discovered that 57% of people would never recommend a company that had poorly designed pages, strengthening the case for a consistent web strategy that performs the way your customers want it to – wherever they happen to be.

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Source by Duncan Maund

5 Benefits of Hiring Professional Web Design Companies

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Developing a website for your business is the perfect way to show it on the Internet. A well-designed website helps in generating more traffic, increasing sales and shows your organization’s beliefs and policies. Ultimately, a professional website helps in generating more revenue for your organization. However, strong visibility of a website is an important factor. Any website with no or poor online visibility and not coming up in search results is of no practical use. It is important that the website should be fully optimized so that its visibility is increased and appears on the top pages of the search engine results. The professional website design companies understand your requirements and needs. It ensures that the website they develop is capable of generating high traffic and eventually improve the overall sales for your organization.

Planned and Strategic Approach

The professional companies that offer web design services have a well-organized team who is experienced in the practices of dressing your website with a professional look and features. This can be understood as implanting it with a motivation, appropriate messaging and organized arrangement of design and feature elements to assist you in attracting large traffic. Also professional web design companies understand the real value of lead conversion in your business. Therefore, they are skilled in adding the appropriate components which make easier to keep visitors long enough and convert them into valuable customers.

Compatibility with New Technologies

The web designs are often redefined. Today the websites must be flexible enough to become accustomed to these new changing demands and remain relevant in the market. A responsive web, minimalist design, browser-less content is some of the latest terminology that is being connected to Web Design. Companies offering professional web services are familiar with these evolutionary phrases and have the essential skill sets to easily revise your website in order to make it contextual.

The experience and expertise they use to improve your website using appropriate content, design and technology can benefit your business.

Create Quality Content

Content is king. Content is the voice of your business’s website. Therefore, it is very important to have quality and relevant content to draw the attention of your targets. A Specialized Web design Company is familiar with the need of carrying out relevant research for getting aware of your audience and their requirements. Web designing companies leverage their expertise and experience and make use of the right language, format, tone and style to develop relevant and quality content for the right audience.

Developing improper content will eventually result in poor user experience since the audience will be incapable of finding out the necessary information and thus make them move away. Hence, to sustain the interest of audiences, the correctness of content is very important.

Benefit SEO services

A fine design and helpful content are of no practical use if people can’t find you. Efficient SEO practices should be applied for reaping good traffic for your website. Companies offering professional web design services are skilled in creating successful SEO strategies which can assist you in marketing your website effectively. They carry out comprehensive research in recognizing the appropriate keywords and make use of them carefully within your content and get good rankings in the search result pages.

Less time-consuming

Hiring a professional web design company to develop your website can help you save a lot of your precious time, effort and money as well. Skilled professionals with an expert staff carry out all your work. With their experience and expertise, they can help you in achieving your goals and objectives in less time. They also keep updating you about the progress and performance of the website. And they are always there to clear your doubts and queries.

To Conclude

Creating a good looking website is not enough in today’s competitive business world. A technically advanced site with quality content, professional look and effective SEO strategies will help you achieve your goals and objectives.

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Source by Mikal Smith

Hiring the Right Web Design Company: A Simple Guide

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Why the Need for Good Website Design?

For small business owners, website design matters hugely. Choosing a good designer means more than just getting a pretty web page. It is a vital aspect of the business and thus a crucial strategic decision. It is well known that the quality of the website can boost awareness and present the business as proficient and reliable. A good website design can help bring in more business and a bad would do the opposite, meaning drive away potential clientele. Some businesses are based on their web presence and hence the need to make a great impact on visitors to help with growth. Choosing the right service provider is key to getting the absolute best websites in order to make a great impression. But first, let’s see what makes up the web design company and its team.

Know the team!

An able group of professionals helps manage and deliver various parts of projects for clientele and as per their needs. A typical team would comprise of the following members.

  • Graphics/ Web Designer

These professionals are basically responsible for designs of a web page and all its aesthetics namely, layout, graphics, colors and where the text would be located. They are also responsible for how pages are crosslinked and navigated in.

  • Programmer/ Web Developer

The ones that are responsible for coding on the site. They help build and execute advanced web services apps that help with back-end services for visitors like tech support and after-sales help desks.

  • Business Development

Although unrelated to the web but vital for business promotion, marketing professional looks after client relations and visitations. Just like in every business, they bring in more clientele.

  • Accountant/ Finance Expert

Obviously, to manage all the accounts of the business along with banking and assigned to taxation-related duties. Again, not has anything to do with the actual development but handles internal needs of the web design company.

Understanding your Needs!

Before dashing to the door to hiring an expert, its good to understand what you need and what you want exactly. As per trends, and a realistic budget, of course, here’s what a typical website should have: –

  • Homepage
  • Services / Products
  • About us
  • News & Alerts
  • Contact us
  • Blog

A small business owner would have these six basic sections to make a website that would help them make an impactful presence. But, there are other sections with specialized services that cost and it’s totally up to a business and what it requires. Manufacturers, for example, use these back-end services by to coordinate with vendors, clients and distributorships so have advanced websites that carry powerful encryption. Some businesses do have websites who need to upgrade them as they may not be mobile-friendly and old. Revamping them with a blog section and a few more products would give it a facelift. Why pay a web design company more if you already have a basic structure? For effective transmission of your requirement, browse the web to present a sample of what you want.

What to Notice in a Web Design Company!

The first thing to notice is their experience. Experience can be an indication of their capabilities and scope of work. browsing their website, one can easily ascertain the depth of their work and some service providers even display their accomplishments proudly. The team profile, if available, is also an excellent way to understand the kind of creative drive is behind the company. And, always be clear about rates. Their contact us page is a convenient means of requesting a quote. Then again, going over and visiting their office would also help decide if they are the right professionals for the job!

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The Importance of Web Development and Website Design

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In order for an e-commerce website to become successful, they have to be able to attract visitors. Once they have people coming to their site they have to be able to convert them into sales. This is a lot more difficult than people think and is almost never accomplished using a basic template and a domain name. It requires a combination of creative design, web development and online marketing to make an e-commerce website successful.

The Importance of Website Designing

A template is something that someone else has written. The user of the template has no control over the code that creates the website. There could be all sorts of things that are not needed or are not helpful in the coding. The template may not help with SEO techniques and that means that people will not be able to find it when they use the search engines.

A good website designer will create a custom website that is made for the business that is being offered. It will be able to help brand a website and it can help create a corporate identity that is needed for long term success. The web designer is capable of creating site that is visually appealing and functional. It will be a site that is safe and secure and that is easy to navigate.

Most importantly the website designer will be able to utilize the best SEO tools that are at hand. They will make a website more searchable. They will make sure that the website is able to rank highly on the search engines. This will translate into more visitors to the website.

In addition a web designer can target the right group of people with their SEO tools. The leading website design in agencies will be able to add parts that will attract the locals that are more interested in what the website is offering. The goal of targeting specific groups of people is to not only bring traffic to a website, but to bring traffic that can be converted into sales.

The Importance of Website Development

A good website is a living and breathing thing. It is something that needs to be able to grow and adapt to the changes that take place in the market. It’s not something that should remain static. A website that uses a template will be more difficult to adapt to the different market. A custom website can be one that is able to change

The website development will include the marketing of the website and the addition of new content. It will make sure that the website remains fresh and that it will be something that people want to return to. A stagnant website becomes boring and old. It is not something that is visited often. A website that is always changing becomes a destination. A destination will turn into revenue in the form of loyal customers.

The website should always be evaluated to see what is working and what is not. The possibility for the need of a website remodel or a branding revamping should be planned for. The marketing plan for the website should be considered for what is working and what is not. If some of the SEO tools are not having the right impact they can be adjusted. All of this is involved in the development of the website.

It is possible to have some success using a template for a generic e-commerce website. There are plenty of people that can claim they have done just this. There are more people that can talk about the success they have had using a custom website design paying attention to the idea of website development.

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Source by Monica Joann

How Can Delay in Upgrading to a Responsive Web Design Hamper Your Business?

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The Marketers of today look at responsive web design as an essential tool for improving web traffic and increasing customer pool. It is not without a reason, as smart phones and other mobile devices are rapidly taking over as the primary channel for browsing the internet. The companies and businesses that have been quick to adapt and switch to responsive web design have been able to gain a substantial lead over their competitors that will help them stay ahead for a long time.

The business world has always been like this, even when the communication channels were not as advanced as they are now. It is never easy to catch-up when you allow too much of an advantage to the competitors by being slow or hesitant on the uptake. The best way is to avoid such a situation, rather than finding ways by which you can take back the lost ground, and to stay ahead, or at least, in line with the current norms or requirements of the market.

For staying ahead, the businesses need to analyze the demands, behaviors and preferences of their target markets, something that they sometimes fail to do and lose market share. The changing preferences of the customers can be an opportunity to get ahead of the competitors and can also be damaging, depending on how the businesses react to them. Quick analysis of the requirements and implementation of the actions can help the businesses get a considerably greater market share, whereas a delay in doing so will allow the competitors to benefit from the situation.

One such opportunity that has presented itself to the marketers and business owners is the increased usage of mobile devices for website viewership. What makes it an opportunity too good to miss, is the fact that it is not too costly for them to upgrade their web development to responsive designs. So all businesses, whether new or old should understand the importance of this opportunity and plan their web development and design a website according to the market needs without any delay.

An important factor that can stop business owners from switching to responsive web development is that it requires investment. What they need to know is the fact that this will bring definite improvements in their revenues in quick time, bringing them the ROI. Another important fact to understand is that usage of mobile devices is not a trend that will fade away, but it is a reality that is to stay and right actions taken today can benefit the business in the long run.

So, by going through the arguments, we can conclude that the businesses must design a website, or approach a web development firm that can help them in getting a responsive web design sooner than later, as further delay can seriously damage the results.

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Source by Shelly Morrison

Parallax Web Design: Everything You Want To Know

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What are Parallax Websites?

Like we said parallaxis means alteration, therefore the main concept of the parallax website is related to the difference or the displacement in the obvious position of any web element seen along two distinct lines of view. To be more specific, this feature give rise to a 3D effect by rendering depth to the web page, which in turn is made possible by moving the background and the foreground images at different speed. Parallax web design is a scrolling feature that was first used by Nike for their website. And today, it has turned out to be one of the most sought after designs of the web world.

The Advantages & Disadvantages of Parallax Websites

Though the there are more advantages than disadvantages of using parallax, but still point out both. First of all, let’s talk about the positive aspects of using parallax.

Better User Experience: The most obvious reason for using parallax is to keep your online users busy and focused on what is important for them from your business perspective. You can include flashy colors, excellent graphics and big movements to keep your online audience glued to their computer screen. It will help you to get their attention right at the point where you want.

Effective Product Description: If you are not impressed by the product description of eCommerce sites then Parallax is the one for you. it helps you create interesting details for your products or services and have your targeted users engage with the product content. In short, it offers you a great way to describe your product.

Lower Down Bounce Rate: When online users leave any website too soon then it means something is not right with that site. Well, there could be numerous reasons behind it, like slow loading rate, unattractive web page design, etc. This can be fixed by including parallax scrolling to your website.

SEO Friendly: This is one of the main benefits of using Parallax web design. Unlike flash designs, parallax scrolling does not affect the SEO aspect of your website. In fact, it is quite effective in obtaining a good amount of social media likes and backlinks.

So, what are the disadvantages?

Mainly, there are two drawbacks of using parallax scrolling. Firstly, using too many photos in a web page can make the website slow. Secondly, it is usually difficult to design a responsive website by using parallax scrolling feature.

Create Your First Parallax Website Header

Creating Parallax website header through jQuery accompanied with the jParallax jQuery plugin is quite easy. And, no knowledge of JavaScript is needed, just simple old HTML along with CSS. So, first of all you will have to download jQuery and jParallax, also the images you wish to include in the header. Most of the work is done through HTML, however it is done automatically. And, CSS will be used to define the style of the parallax.

Tutorials & Plugins

There is no dearth of plugins when it comes to Parallax web design. Some of the widely used plugins are – Curtain.js, Stellar.js, JQuery Image Parallax, and Parallax Header. These plugins will make your task easier and will also create better results. Most of the plugins run on CSS and jQuery. You can seek help from popular tutorials like JavaScript Parallax Effect, Behind the Scenes of Nike Better World, and Build a parallax scrolling website interface with CSS and jQuery.

Parallax Design Great Examples

Below are some of the excellent examples of Parallax Web Design:

1. Cyclemon

2. TheQ

3. Puma Mobium

4. Drug Treatment.com

5. Mercedes Benz A-Class

6. Too Young To Wed

7. Atlantis World’s Fair

8. Dangers of Fracking

9. Paranorman

10. Tinke

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Most Preferable Web Design for Small Businesses

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Introduction:

A static web design contains Web pages with fixed content which is delivered to the user exactly as stored. Every page is coded in HTML language and exhibits the same information to every visitor. Since web development contain fixed pages, the content of each page does not change unless it is manually updated by the webmaster. Static web pages are appropriate for the contents that never or hardly need an update.

How A Static web design Can help Your Small Business?

The static web design is a simple website design that is economical and beneficial for the small enterprises or individuals to expand their business through web. A web development allows you to have an online presence and present information to customers or potential new customers while being easy to update and maintain. It presents pre-defined and static information to the user. This may comprise of such things like information about the company, products details and services that the organisation offer and will utilize images, text and interactive menus and navigation. Similar to a sales brochure, the static web development will provide the same type of information and level of detail consistently to all users. Static website is very useful for expanding market of company with its information and appearance on Internet.

Static web design is ideal for individuals, businesses or companies that have a message that change gradually. In static website users can quickly and easily place contents and images without having much experience. Flexibility is the major advantage of a web design in which every page can be different if preferred, to match the layout to different content, and the designer is free to include any special effects based on customer requirement for a unique way on different pages.

Benefits Of Static Web Design:

1. A static web design is typically built with approximately 5 pages, so there is plenty of information that can be conveyed to visitors.

2. Your business is provided with a valuable online presence and domain name.

3. web development are affordable to develop and build. Hence they are often used by small businesses and start-ups.

4. Static web development is easy to maintain. It is cost effective and less time consuming to maintain.

5. Static websites are easily crawled upon by the search engine spiders and so they attract potential new customers.

6. Quick to download images, brochures even with lower bandwidths

7. Browser compatibility and easy navigation, and can make required changes in the web design layout depending upon the need.

8. Perfect for smaller businesses as it do not need any administrative system.

9. User-friendly for updating the website with little HTML knowledge

10. No maintenance cost is involved

Conclusion:

Having an online presence by developing and maintaining a website can be the most cost effective investment in capturing target market, resulting in the development for any business. Being deliberated to be the true model of innovative marketing, web designs have the ability to link between the potential customers and your business market. The advantages of a Static web development for small business website are infinite, adding up importance for your customers and developing inner functions that will facilitates your company to handle time more efficiently.

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Source by Anand Jayam

A Few Tips When Choosing Christian Web Design & Hosting

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Today, most interaction is through the internet. It is not surprising that quite a number of churches are looking for Christian web design & hosting. You would be surprised if you did a search for this term and see the amount of Christian web design & hosting companies out there offering their services.

When it comes to Christian web design & hosting there are obviously two aspects to it – the hosting part of it and the designing itself. Hosting is fairly straightforward. Designing a Christian website on the other hand needs to have more attention as there are certain rules when it comes to designing such a site and these rules should be adhered to.

Things to look out for when choosing a company for your church:

Find out for how long your Christian web design & hosting company has been in business for. A relatively new company may not have the necessary specific capabilities and you may encounter problems later on. Would they be able to handle problems that might arise due to a high volume of traffic? Therefore it might be a good idea to go with a company that has been around for a longer time. Generally the “about us” page will give you an indication of how long they have been in business.

It might not be a bad idea if you could speak to another church in your area who has already set up their website. Maybe they could recommend whom to go with.

Some Christian web design & hosting companies offer a two in one deal and you could save a lot of money thereby. For instance if you host your website at a particular company, they offer you a discounted price for the website designing.

If you require any specialized feature/features you should check with the hosting company whether they provide all of these before you actually make a purchase. You should keep in mind the necessary upgrades you might require later and ask your hosting company if they would be able to accommodate.

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Source by Maryse Buultjens