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Top Ways Technology Is Helping Small Businesses

GD Star Ratingloading...Technology is vital for all businesses, but for smaller organizations, this invaluable resource can help push development further in controlled steps to suit company goals. From the smallest contributions to fully run systems, technology is shaping the way business communicate and interact with customers and suppliers on a daily basis. Many of these solutions help to save money too, as it can often make things quicker and more efficient from start to finish. Some businesses are still not utilizing technology in the most efficient way and could be missing out on some substantial benefits for cost and time savings. If you’re looking to make investments in this area for your business, take a look at some of the avenues you can explore to improve organizational processes. Expanding your reach Mobile technology has created a different avenue for people buying and selling goods. It is a fast, interactive and impulsive way to purchase but if you’re not in front of this audience, then you’ll be missing out on a tremendous opportunity. You don’t have to have an app to take advantage of this audience but ensuring your website is mobile friendly will mean that customers can navigate the site just as easily as on a desktop computer. By tapping into this, you will ensure you are available at the touch of a button. Wider choice of suppliers To...

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Ways to Promote Your Small Business for Free

GD Star Ratingloading...When you’re first starting out in business, your budget may not be the biggest, and even if you have got wads of cash to spend, you need to be conservative. Traditionally, advertising a business has often been expensive. However, the digital world has opened up a whole new avenue for those who want to promote their business without spending hundreds of euros. Before the internet came along, the only way to market on the cheap was to print loads of fliers or sponsor a local event. Nowadays, there are many different ways you can promote your business. Many of which don’t cost a cent. First Step – Create Your Own Website If you haven’t done this yet then what have you been doing for the last few years? The worldwide web is truly the only way to move forward in today’s business world. A good, professional and informative website is vital if you want to keep up with the competition. If you want to save money, it is possible to build one yourself. Online website building software has made it easy for the novice to create an attractive website and it doesn’t require a college degree. However, if your budget will allow, hire a professional website builder like this company.  Social Media Serves Many Purposes The main social media channels are Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. They are...

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How Can You Ensure Your Site Will Be Effective for Your Customers?

GD Star Ratingloading...A good website is one that doesn’t just deliver the right information but does so in a way that is enjoyable to the viewers or customers. Over the past several years, websites and site owners are focusing more on UX to deliver a pleasant browsing experience that keeps viewers coming for more. So, how can you make a website effective? How can a website be made to have the best user experience without sacrificing its main objectives and functionalities? That is what we are going to review in this article. Easy Navigation At the heart of good UX for websites lies good navigation. Customers need to be able to get to the page they need quickly and effectively. They also need to feel at home with the main and supporting navigation menus of the site. This way, viewers can browse through the site with ease. Consistent navigation is easy; you only need to place the navigation menu where users expect it to be, and present the menu in a consistent, understandable way. The real challenge is presenting visitors with a navigation that works in getting viewers to the content they’re looking for. Effective Search That brings us to the next thing that ensures good user experience: the search bar. An effective search is one of the strong suits of a good website. You want users to get...

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How to fix the cropping off in date inputs on mobile devices

GD Star Ratingloading...When using date inputs webkit browsers like Chrome will show some controls on the right side. However on mobile devices those controls don’t show up and you will end up with a strange padding on the right side. The date inside the field doesn’t go until the end of the input field but instead gets cropped off way before. Have a look at the following example: See the Pen Example of cropped off date in date input by Chris (@Lingulo) on CodePen. I spent some time trying to find out what was the problem. After some research I realized that even though the date controls are not displayed on mobile devices they still take up their space. So in order to fix this we need to hide the controls in webkit browsers. We can do this by using ::-webkit-clear-button, ::-webkit-inner-spin-button and ::-webkit-calendar-picker-indicator. See the Pen Example of cropped off date in date input by Chris (@Lingulo) on CodePen. Note that this will hide the date controls in general. You might want to make sure to only hide them on mobile devices by using CSS media...

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Top Tips To Improve Your Website Design

GD Star Ratingloading...No matter the size or scope of your business, you are sure to have a company website to help you to raise your profile, act as a point of contact and even to boost awareness of your product. So, even if you are proud of your website in its current state, remember that there are always a range of options that you can use to help you to optimize and improve your site. Technology and business needs are evolving fast, so it is up to you to keep in touch with the latest trends and ensure that your site continues to attract new clients and leads to help you to meet with your targets. Color and brand When it comes to improving the overall appearance and design of your company website, then you will need to complete a thorough review to ensure that your website is in line with your company brand and business needs. If you have a tone of voice or use American English, then take time to check your spelling. While you will also need to include factors such as your latest logo or company slogan in your website review too – as failing to be consistent in terms of branding and colors will make your site look sloppy and outdated. Perform a review every few weeks to ensure that your site continues to...

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