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Colour Schemes For Your Website - 23Pixels

COLOUR SCHEMES FOR YOUR BUSINESS WEBSITE

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If you’re just starting to build your own awesome website – maybe for fun, for your business, or maybe even for your travel diary –  then you should know that colour schemes are a big deal. We all want our sites to look polished and professional; and whilst yes, a good design is a must, the colour scheme you choose is essential to help you achieve the perfect look and feel. Now, different colours can signify a myriad of different things, each elicits a different feeling, perhaps a different emotion, and so setting the tone of your business and website can be achieved primarily – and simply – through the careful choice […]




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SHOULD YOU USE WORDPRESS .COM OR .ORG

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Today, I want to touch on one of the biggest questions newbie bloggers have: ‘should I use WordPress.com or WordPress.org?’ I’m going to briefly go over the three main differences between the two so that, hopefully, you’ll get an understanding of what’s best for you and your business. To start with, I’m going to assume that you already have a vision for your blog – it might be that you want to maintain it as a hobby, turn it into a business using affiliate links and selling courses, or turn it into a shop front to sell your own products. […]




Mobile Responsive Approach - 23Pixels

WHY A MOBILE RESPONSIVE APPROACH IS GOOD FOR YOUR BUSINESS

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Let’s get the first question out of the way. What is mobile responsiveness? Put simply, mobile responsiveness allows your website to work seamlessly both on a desktop and on a mobile device – without having to ‘pinch to zoom’ to read through text or pan over pages to read entire paragraphs. Trust me, you experience this mobile responsive approach all the time. 23Pixels is just one example of this in action. Desktop Mobile Now, I understand that some may have a few doubts about this approach – perhaps you think that your website only really needs to work seamlessly on […]




Where to include optin-forms - 23Pixels

5 BEST PLACES TO PUT OPT-IN FORMS ON YOUR WEBSITE

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Let’s be honest with each other for a second – the main reason for including opt-in forms on our website is: because we want to gain a following of people who think what we share is valuable, want to hear from us, and who could potentially buy our products when they see how awesome our stuff really is. It’s all about list building. And if you haven’t worked it out by now, along with our subscription forms we should be providing our readers with additional content – a cheat-sheet, some extra tips, a new tutorial, or a short course. Now, knowing all of that […]




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HOW TO CREATE A COMING SOON PAGE ON WORDPRESS

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Guys and girls, today I want to show you how to create something that, when you have your website under construction, will allow you to start promoting it, gain a following, and let people know what you’re all about! We’re going to learn how to create a basic ‘coming soon’ page on WordPress! In fact, I’m going to walk you through how I created the one you can see below! Remember, this is a basic ‘coming soon’ page, we want something you can put out there without too much faffing around. Action gets results, NOT talk! A ‘coming soon’ page […]




Feminine Fonts - 23Pixels

FEMININE HAND WRITTEN FONTS FOR YOUR WEBSITE

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In this post, I will show you a few feminine fonts that you can use to brand your company or blog! Fonts play such a large part in not only your website’s readability, but also in the look and feel of the website. Take for example a univseristy research papter, normally found in Times New Roman. So for me, whenever I see a font like this I get a feeling that the writing is impersonal, strictly professional, and full of facts. Obviously, for others, this feeling may be different, but you can see from my example how people can associate […]




Design Process - 23Pixels

A COMPLETE DESIGN PROCESS

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So you’ve decided that you want to design your own website?! Or perhaps you want to start designing for other people?  Well, I can’t stress to you enough how much easier the development process will be if you take the time to conduct, and stick to a proper design process. Don’t rush the design process because you think you need something ASAP. Do it in detail and save yourself from a headache later!   If you’re not planning to actually code your design but want to use pre-made templates, then I suggest you read on, this post is still so important for you! […]




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HOW TO INSTALL A WORDPRESS THEME

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OK, so this post is all about helping you take your WordPress website one step closer to the way you envision it, by installing and using WordPress themes. We all know that when we first download WordPress the default theme probably isn’t the one we want to use, and that means that it certainly isn’t how we imagine our site looking. So you go on to search through a ton of WordPress themes and work out which one you want to use. What do you do now? Well, depending on where you’ve found it, whether it was a free one or a […]




Create Menus In Wordpress - 23Pixels

HOW TO CREATE A WORDPRESS MENU

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Menus are such an important part of your web design, and it’s a shame how often they may be overlooked. Let me give you an example of why they are important:   Let’s pretend you’re job hunting. You’re on a company’s website – we’ll say it’s a commercial website for this example– the top menu bar will always have the call to actions they really want you to focus on as a customer. They will have their shop, different categories etc, but today you’re looking for jobs. So where do you head to next on the page? The footer. That is where you will find all the […]




How To Add Social Icons - 23Pixels

HOW TO ADD SOCIAL MEDIA ICONS WITH FONT AWESOME

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If we like someone’s website, service, or personality as shown through their blog, we normally want to connect with them on social media. Well, I mean, I do. I start looking around their site in all the ‘normal’ places where you would usually find social media connect icons. Connecting in this way lets us get to know them on a more personal level and keep up with all their new content as soon as it comes out.   I can imagine there are people who want to follow and get to know you in the same way as soon as they reach […]




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