The Best Web Directories to get your Business Site Started

How to Promote your Business Online - (First Steps) If you've already taken the steps in this article, then you're really on the ball. (We say: You're Awesome!) If you haven’t, then take these steps immediately. It's Totally Free to do... First, Why do the Following? Just like any business you need to promote yourself to get noticed. That means putting yourself out there. We're doing this by connecting our website to the internet, plus it puts your business in front of potential buyers. Here is an [...]

Newcastle Web Design – Affordable Local Business Websites

Are you a local Newcastle (NSW Australia) business in need of a new website? Then you will be glad you stumble upon this website. Read on to discover the benefits of a local company with global strength. Our website development strategy is simple. We want to make you happy. Happy when you call us, happy with the price and happy with the finished result. To do that we believe that being truly helpful in all aspects of your business is the key [...]

Search Engine Friendly Pages And What You Need To Know

As most business owners will know, a major source of traffic for most sites on the Internet is via search engines like Google, Yahoo!, Bing and so on. Designing a search engine friendly site will mean the ability to rank easily in search engines and generate more visitors. At dotupp we start each project with the major search providers in mind, and build each site to maximise your chances of being found online. Being Found Online - How Do We Do That? The [...]

How to Identify a Web Developer to Build Your Website

Are you searching for a professional web developer? There are so many different website design services available that it can be hard to know which one to choose. If you've been searching for a designer you've probably seen the hundreds of companies all promising to be the best. It can be quite overwhelming. Your website is your baby, your business, your income. It's important to hire a developer that will not only work for you, but also with you. A good design service [...]

5 Reasons Why Every Business Needs an Online Presence

5 Good Reasons Why You Need a Website Have you ever searched for a specific local business online, only to find a number of listings on other sites except the one you were searching for? It’s hard to believe, but there are still thousands of brick and mortar businesses that haven’t created their own website and therefore have no presence online. It’s not just about keeping up with all the other local businesses – there are huge profit and customer relationship [...]

How to Reduce Load Time via Built-in Image Optimisation

Despite more and more Internet users switching to broadband each year, a good portion of the web users are still accessing the internet via old and slow dial-up connections. Apart from these older internet users, Google absolutely counts fast page loading times into its Algorithm. One sure fire way to slow your page down is with large image files. So from a design point of view it is therefore unwise to use large un-optimised images when building a new website. Create Good [...]

7 Features That Make Managing Your Host Files Using CPanel Easy

Most of our website hosting is controlled by a program called CPanel. CPanel is an easy-to-use customer-interface website that allows you to control many aspects of your host account. The main feature of this operating system is that it so simple to use even for beginners with only basic computing knowledge. Most browsers such as IE, Opera, Firefox and Chrome support CPanel. Some of the features embedded into CPanel are listed below. Site Tools There are such tools available for your use, which are Web [...]

Website Usability – How To Improve Your Websites Ease of Use in Four Easy Steps

Regardless of how brilliant your website design is, if the content on your site is hard to read, then the site just isn’t useful. Below are some tips to improve the usability of a website to ensure it functions at optimum level. Typography - The letters and words on your site The first method is to make sure the content has suitable typography. If large blocks of text exist, be sure to use CSS to space out the lines accordingly. The longer a [...]

5 Important Rules in Website Design That Keeps Your Customers Returning

When it comes to website design, extra attention should be paid to every minute detail to ensure it performs optimally and serves its purpose. Here are a few important rules to observe to make sure your website performs well. 1. No splash pages Splash pages are the first pages you see when you arrive at a website. They normally have a very beautiful image with words like "welcome" or "click here to enter". In fact, they are just that -- pretty vases with [...]

Customer Engagement – 5 Ways to Keep Visitors Returning

Most successful websites depend on returning visitors to make up a major part of their traffic. Returning visitors are far easier to convert into paying customers mostly because the more often they return to a site, the more trust they will have established in that site. As a result any credibility issue disappears. To keep your visitors coming back to your site consider the following methods: Responsive Design Provide your visitor with a positive user experience, regardless of the device they use. A [...]