We cannot have a one-answer-suits-all for this question. With experience, it is possible to create a website in a few hours using a page builder tool or a theme if you are CMS like WordPress. There are a number of factors that determine how long it takes to create a website. Here are some Continue reading “How Long Does It Take To Create A Website?”Read More
Many marketing professionals cannot answer statistical questions about their websites with confidence. “So how many visitors did we have last month?”. The responses are normally filled with guess and exaggerations. Google analytics will give you all the insights you need.
I want you to be able to know the true statistics around your website. How many people click to your website from Facebook, Twitter and other social media platforms? Continue reading “Five Things You Avoid By Using Google Analytics On Your Website.”Read More
Yes, it’s true that the world is going digital and the way we were doing things five years ago has changed. This may be why you want to start a website of your own.
The fact that everyone has a computer, internet connection and can put up something online doesn’t mean that you need to ignore experts. Every area has people who know far above the general concepts. It’s true you can make a website in a few clicks but will it be useful?
I want to show you how you can create a website for your business. Continue reading “Create a Website – Ultimate Guide for Business Websites”Read More
You need to know what to ask the right questions that will help you to tell the best web designer. The questions you ask can be technical, relational or business oriented. These are all areas you need to rate a designer or agency before engaging them on your project. By the end of this article, you will have a good number of questions to ask that will reveal hidden things about your designer. Continue reading “Questions To Ask Your Website Designer For Profitable Projects”Read More
In his book, ‘Don’t make me think’, Steve Krug emphasized on the issue of trying to make our users think as little as possible. His point cannot be emphasized enough. Our users shouldn’t have a hard time figuring out where they are, where they should go and basically, what exactly do you have for them on your website that they need. How much you make your users think, could reciprocate to how many users you are going to lose in the process. It is a well a researched fact that users only have a window between 1 and 2 seconds before they can decide whether to stay or leave. Below are some of the techniques you can use to up your game in as much as your users’ experience interacting with your site is concerned. Continue reading “Web Design: Six Things to make a Website Magnetic”Read More
Hundreds of domain names are registered weekly in Zimbabwe. Many website designers are busy creating a website for businesses from varied industries with different sizes. But are these websites relevant to the businesses? How can you tell? Did you get what you wanted from the investment in the website?
But are these websites relevant to the businesses they are created to represent? How can you tell whether your website is useful or not? Did you get what you wanted from the investment in the website? Continue reading “Measuring Website Success – Take charge of your Business!”Read More
1. Strategic Planning
Without a plan, it is certain that the website project will not fully benefit the company compared to it’s potential. It’s important to have strategies in place before we move into action. The reason many web based projects fail is that it is easy to make a website than to plan a for a successful one. Continue reading “Web Design: Preparation Steps”Read More
Web design in Zimbabwe has often been criticised for being substandard when compared to the international community. This view prevailed strongly in the recent years. Many businesses have taken their web design projects elsewhere in the world seeking for better quality work. The truth is that this has changed drastically in the past two years. I will show you why I am making such a bold statement. Continue reading “Web Design in Zimbabwe”Read More
Choosing a domain name is the same as choosing a company name — a lot of thought and consideration are required. Your domain name is your identity on the web; the best is to choose a name that not only fits your business but is also easy to find and promote. Continue reading “How to Choose a domain name“Read More
The cost of website design is something that cannot be generalized because:
- Though they can be categorized, websites are rarely identical or the same, so designers are forced to quote each client differently.
- The value that website designers give to their time is different. Someone may charge $10 per hour while another charges $125 for the same length of time. Guess you will get the impression of the differences in quality assumed by the price differences. That is often the case.
- The number and size of jobs the designer has. When designers are very busy they oft use price to filter off a certain type of clients. Surprisingly clients who negotiate the most are the fussiest, difficult and they tend to behave as if they are the only client.
Even though some companies claim to have ready made website packages, the commonest problem with them is that they lack business logic. There is need to tailor every business website so that it can achieve the business goals and objective it is being created for.Read More
Here are web design tips collected over seven years of designing working business websites in Zimbabwe. Following these simple guidelines will make your website a profitable business tool.
You wouldn’t want to scare away visitors to your website by having misplaced designs or wrongly targeted elements. Most websites have big figures for hits and visits but very little business because of many reasons including Continue reading “Web Design Tips”Read More
Your website could be the only chance that many people get to interact with your business. It is important that a website represent you in the best possible way. As a website designer and developer, I oft hear people saying that they want a professional website. I have found out that this particular requirement is what causes a lot of problems between the designer and the client. Continue reading “Design a professional website”Read More
After designing your first website you probably want to know make it go live on the internet. Here are quick steps you can successfully. Continue reading “Steps to get a website online”Read More
There is a difference between a blog and website. There much strategic thinking needed to create a blog but much more for a business website. A business website is supposed to become an asset over time. There must be business growth which anchored by the website. Continue reading “Steps to Create a Website for a Business”Read More