Tips to Design the Best Homepage

How do you come to know if a website is good or bad even before exploring it? It’s the homepage that gives you the idea about a company or an organization. A well designed and impeccably done homepage creates a trust about the organization. If you are going to use your website for Internet business, then the homepage can bring new customers and allow you to retain the old ones. On the contrary, a shoddy design can turn off your potential customers and can make you lose money.

Tips and Ideas

Keep it Simple

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Why Helvetica is a Preferred Typeface

Helvetica is one of the most used and popular fonts around the world. There are many members of this font family that grace write ups on the Internet.

History
The font was first designed in 1957, by Max Miedinger. The name is derived from word Helvetia, that is Latin for Switzerland. Initially it was called the Neue Haas Grotesk, and was changed to Helvetica in 1960 by Hass’ German parent company Stempel. The Stempel foundry added more weights to Helvetica, and Merganthaer Linotype came up with newer versions.

Font Family
The design was based on grotesques of the late 19th century. There were some refinements made, and it was put under the sans serif sub-category of neo-grotesque. Following are some of the members of the family:

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How to Make a Widget

A widget, which is also referred to as web gadget, snippet, portlets, etc., is an element of the graphic user interface that provides information and allows a user to interact with the application. For instance, it can be used to allow users to play interactive games, and add and change website content. Embedding these self-enclosed codes on a web page, blog, or social networking site can make them fun, as personal content can be turned into a web application that can be shared on any website.

Instructions

If you want to put a web gadget on your website, blog, or on your profile on any social media site, you first need to look for such applications. There are some sites that allow users to create such applications from their own content. You can simply embed the code and put them on your website. You can find them from widget directories such as Widgetbox or Spring Widgets, or create them using a widget editor and converter. Here are the instructions that you can follow:

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How to Start a Website

Today, there are close to 250 million websites all around the world. There are many advantages in this scenario, especially if you are involved in the provision of some kind of goods or services. The Internet is a powerful way of carrying out your business operations, and also for making your name in this industry.

Procedure

The first step is to get a unique domain name. This is simply for your website’s identification, and will be typed by people in their address bar so that they are directed to your website’s homepage. You will have to pay an annual fee to a registrar for this purpose, and you have to choose a name that is unique. It is best to decide one that gives a fair idea about the nature of your business, or the purpose of your operation. This name is one of the key elements in this scenario, and along with picking a good one, you need to establish the purpose of your website. It could fall into any one of the categories mentioned below: Continue reading “How to Start a Website”

How to Create a Photo Gallery Website?

Poetry is a speaking picture while a picture is a silent poetry! You would definitely want to publish these silent poems on your website! Won’t you? Here’s how you go about …

A photo gallery is basically a collection of your pictures and home videos, which you can organize on your website. You can view and manage your photos and upload new ones in the gallery. Photo galleries offer functions of uploading and editing as well as organizing the uploaded pictures.

There are mainly two ways to make a photo gallery website:

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