Webdesign: Five reasons why you should use Joomla for your website design

Joomla is one of the free CMS (Content Management Systems) that gathered a lot of users in the last few years. The number of websites created with Joomla is numbered in a few hundred thousands, so one can say it’s one of the most popular tools to create web sites. The next reasons are only a few why you shoold use Joomla for your website design. You only need a web server that handles php and a mysql database to install this CMS and, after configuring it, to have a functional website. Next you have to add some functions (using the components, modules and plugins) you need and select or create a Joomla theme.

It is user friendly and easy to learn

Even beginners are welcome to use this – it may take longer to find out about all its function but it’s easy to learn. It takes at most a few days to learn it all over. The CMS is rather big (especially when you never worked with other CMSs) because it’s under constant development for some years, but it’s easy to follow the modification made in time – there are availabe online various versions of Joomla.

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Webdesign: How to make your own web site

If you want to make a presence online, with all the advantages and obligation that come from that, you have to get some necessary steps. Depending of your experience over internet they can be easy or they can be difficult, but with the appropriate help everything will be easy and you will only benefit from this activity.

Get your domain name

The first thing you need to do before anything else is to get yourself a domain name. Choose wisely because it’s going to represent you online and must define you: it can be your name, your trademark or business name or your field of activity.

Depending the Top Level Domain (TLDs) you choose (they have their own rules), you will have to pay an annual fee to a registrar for the right to use that domain name or you can buy it “for life” (until you die, the interne dies or you decide to delete it). In some situations you’ll have to buy similar domain name in order to prevent lose of clients or fraud, but you can find more information from tips for registering and choosing the domain name – read them and follow them.

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Webdesign: How to design your own web site

There are a few steps you need to do if you want a website, you can find them here. After reserving the domain name you may want to design your own website instead hiring someone to do this job for you – the result depends of your webdesign skills. If you don’t want anything important, ust a presentation web site with a few static pages it’s ok to use HTML tags with CSS, but if you want something more complex, such a dynamic website that’s not enough.

The first thing you have to do in designing your website is to choose one programming language (as php, C#, JSP, Java) and a database (MySql, Oracle or others). if you really want to do it youself or to hire an expert web designer to do this job for you, you can use and customize a free Content Managment System (CMS). In the first situation you can get a free CMS to use for (as Joomla – there are some reasone why you should use it, Drupal or WordPress), you configure it and you let people know your website.

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Web design basics: How to make your website to be visually appealing

Web design basics: How to make your website to be visually appealing #1

It’s not a secret that most users judge websites by their appearance (first) and their content (second). It’s true that your content it’s the most important thing in getting new visitors, but the aspect of the website is the second main reason those visitors will return to read more. Allong with great content, getting your site (or sites if you have more than one) visually appealing will assure the flow the visitors, and in order to be appealing it has (they have) to be user friendly (the most important thing), navigable, attractive and organized.

There are some web designers or website owners that do not care about how their websites looks (not enough or not at all), they are interested mainly in designing and developing websited that function properly.

There are a few tips about how to make you website(s) to be visually appealing:

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Web design tips: How to design effective and usable web forms

The first thing to consider when designing web forms is its utility: where on site you are going to use it and what is the meaning of the form. A log in or a signup web form is not the same with the form used for placing an online order for something or a service, they are very different in matter of content and their place inside a website.

You must keep in mind that users (especially first time users) love to play with the service (the website and what its content) instead filling long web form for an account they might never use in the future or for something they will never buy. So try to keep your user requirements minimal when filling any form. Let them explore your site, if you need from him lots and lots of data in order to make an order or to complete the user profile for a social media website or network break the data into several web form with the essential information only, on specific sections.

In order to have an effective and usable web form (any web form) you need 3 important things: the HTML tags of input elements encapsulated inside a <form> tag, a computer programming language to generate (if necessary) and to get and post the data and a SQL database to store the data.

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Webdesign: How consistency contributes to an accessible website design

To start with the basics, consistency makes a website easier to use, to learn and to remember. Every successful website have a great consistency across all it’s web pages, it’s every easy to browse and to find what you want because every user is able to use and understand it. It is often said that consistency provides a balance between accessibility and usability in designing websites.

On the other hand, every web site should be accessible on all the devices with internet connection (that means smartphones, tables, iPads – not only personal computers and laptops). So, besides the standard rules that have applied until just a few years ago (about the browser compatibility), there are new rules a web designer must apply. Their ment is to get a consistent design and to help users to find the website accessible and usable.

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Web design tips: Reasons why most do-it-yourself website design are not successful

As you already know, in the last few years a lot of tools were created in order to help improving someone’s work in designing websites (along with other fields of activity over internet). It’s seems very easy to install a Joomla, Drupal or WordPress on a server, to configure it, to select a proper theme and to write some content in order to have a website running allright and looking nice. It many cases it would be do-it-yourself website, meaning you can do all of these without any help from a professional. Some web hosting companies offer some services on a server and some software packages that generate websites for a very fair price (from the client’s point of view).

But being able to do it yourself doesn’t mean that you don’t need help from somebody working in the field. The packages that generate websites are cheap, but usually they are not complete: they are offering only the minimal options for a website. If you, as a client, want something else or something more, you will soon find the limitation of such packages as a bad thing. On the other way, big free packages such Joomla, Drupal or WordPress have to be configured properly and sometimes that can be very tricky for somebody that’s using them the first time or does not have intensive experience with them. They also offer only limited options, but the good thing is that this kind of free products created around them a community and the users created addition scripts that allows you as end-user to improve your website with a lot of efficient solutions. The problem is the big number of third party solutions (there are hundreds or thousands of plugins and components for each system) and you have to lose some time to search the best ones for you. If you don’t find what you are looking (as templates, components or modules) you have to hire a professional to do the job for you and you are back to square one.

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Webdesign: Reasons why web design isn’t for everyone

Some may consider that for being a good web designer you have to have some artistic sense in order to create an attractive design for the web pages, you have to be a programmer in order to understand what’s behind the page and the mechanisms of the internet servers and the world wide web, you have to be at least a SEO consultant (or even a SEO expert) in order to make the web sites optimized for the search engines. It’s true, all these skills can help a lot if you decide to create web sites and you can always learn about the subjects or you can always gather a team of people that can do everything for you.

But there are some things you can not replace and if you don’t have them in you don’t start web designing.

Communication Skills

Everything over internet is communication: in their websites people are trying to send a message in a proper way. They might know the message (if you are lucky – some of my clients had an idea and that’s all) but they don’t know how to put it into practice. In this case you have to explain them how things are working on internet and what’s the best thing to do in order to get the most and the best results from their idea, how to spread the message to the people in the best way.

Having good communication skills means you may take the lead from time to time and, the most important, to have a lot of patience. Your subject of interest and job is the internet, but as a web designer you have to work also with people. So if you don’t know how to work with people try a different job.

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Webdesign Tips how to improve website and blog traffic for free /Dan-Marius.ro – my slice of internet / Oradea, Bihor, Romania

Write unique content as often as you can

Search engines (especially Google) love unique content and have the tendency to ignore and even ban (in extreme cases) websites that only copy and paste content from other. Writing often will only make people return on your site, especially if you are writing well and you post good images or videos.

Target your posts to dedicated keywords

When the crawlers and spides are indexing your articles they are looking for words they are repeating, for the keys that can represent the real subject of the post. It’s important not to repeat the selected keywords very often because they will be ignored and the post (or even the website of the method is repeated in too many posts) will be penalized. Keep these keywords as tags for your post (I’ll treat them later in this article).

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Serviciile oferite de Supravirtual SRL in Oradea, Bihor, Romania

The Crişul Repede river
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Activitatea firmei Supravirtual SRL se desfasoara in principal in Oradea, judetul Bihor, Romania si oferim servicii de web design, seo (optimizare pentru motoarele de cautare) si scriere de cod pentru programele de calculator (software code) la comanda pentru toata lumea. Adica toata lumea la propriu: tinta noastra sint toti oamenii de pe Terra care doresc servicii de calitate.

Vizitati http://www.supravirtual.ro ca sa ne contactati pentru consultanta & comenzi.

Coordonatele GPS ale Oradei sint 47°04′20″ latitudine nord si 21°55′16″ longitudine est. Denumirile alternative sint  Großwardein (limba germana) si Nagyvárad (limba maghiara) si este capitala judetului Bihor, in nord-vestul Romaniei. Se afla in regiunea istorica Crisana.

Cele mai cunoscut localitati din apropierea Oradei sint Baile Felix si Baile 1 Mai, vestite pentru apele termale si proprietatile benefice ale acestuia. Oradea se gasesti la limita dintre Cimpia de Vest si dealurile de vest si este strabatuta de Crisul Repede.