Are you ready to launch your website and need a place for it to call home? Choosing a domain registration service is one of the most important decisions you’ll make to get your website up and ready for business. But with hundreds of viable options, how do you know where to turn? Two of the most popular services are Namecheap and GoDaddy, and both are worth serious consideration. In fact, we chose Namecheap as our number one pick, and GoDaddy came in third in our comparison article Best Domain Registrar. But which one is best for your website? Keep reading to see how they stack up against one another in the battle of the big domain services…
You don’t have to be a professionally trained graphic designer or spend a lot to make your brand look like a million bucks. Yes, you could hire an advertising agency or a graphic design company, but if you’re feeling a little artsy and don’t mind the challenge, you can try your hand at designing your own branding using graphic design software.
Have you ever had a dream of owning your own retail business, but you can’t imagine raising the start-up capital, let alone the hassle of running a physical store, managing inventory, shipping, employees and other major costs? Welcome to the wonderful world of the web and drop shipping companies. Today’s technology provides a wealth of opportunities for almost anyone to own their own online retail biz at a fraction of the capital it used to take to launch and maintain a non-virtual store. Dropshipping is an integral ingredient in this equation, but what is dropshipping and how does it work.
You’ve come up with an amazing invention and now you need to make sure someone doesn’t steal your idea. What do you do? You file a patent. But how do you patent an idea? Technically you can’t patent the idea itself, but you can put the idea into action and patent your invention. Here is an overview of the steps in the patent process, so your invention stays safely in your hands.
Do you want to keep up with — and even surpass — your competitors when it comes to your website? If so, responsive website design is the way to go. What exactly is responsive design? Simply put, it’s a carefully designed site that looks good on any device — desktops, laptops, smartphones and tablets. Why is this so important? The latest statistics show that the number of people browsing the web via smartphones and tablets is growing exponentially, and more people are seeking news, research and shopping online using their mobile devices. Having a site that looks good (and consistent) on any device will not only make your visitor’s experiences better (and increase sales), but you will also get an SEO boost as you’ll be included in Google’s mobile index. If you’re creating a new website, or looking to change things up for your existing site, see our responsive web design examples below to help you visualize the benefits of responsive design…
Everyone seems to be a great photographer these days thanks to the smartphone in their pockets and online image editors. Instagram made everyone feel like a pro by allowing for quick and easy filters (Lo-Fi, X-Pro or maybe MayFair?) to be applied to any pic you take. But, while Instagram may have started the trend, it also raised people’s desires for more professional looking photos for every situation. Smartphones put more high quality cameras in people’s pockets than ever before which has contributed to making the photo editing space super crowded with services to enhance, edit and share those pics. With so many photo editing software to choose from, ranging from free to high-end, it can be tough to know which one is best for you. We’ll take a look at the best picture editing software including pricing and pros and cons for each one.
What started as an idea by Cameron Priest, his brother and a friend is now a worldwide inventory management software platform in 140 countries and counting. Originally from New Zealand, Cameron Priest and his team of over 100 at TradeGecko are based primarily in Singapore where they’ve found success with the country’s mission of fostering entrepreneurial spirit and offering opportunities for technology and funding. Learn more about the history, struggles and successes of TradeGecko and what it’s like to manage a global startup company.
Images are worth their weight in gold in the online world. But how do you know if what you’re “re-purposing” is considered royalty free, public domain, copyrighted, etc.? The web has helped us share information like never before, but it also presents legal risks for people who publish on the web. Most of us understand plagiarism as it applies to written content, but what about photography? The legalities around image use are confusing for sure — much more so than simply citing a source for written content. That’s especially the case with the advent of stock photography, which allows you to use photographs either for free, or for a licensing fee. But almost always, even in the free case, a license applies and your allowed use of the photo is limited legally.
Want to keep up with current website trends, drive traffic to your website and take advantage of the latest designs and functionality? WordPress templates are the way to go. WordPress is growing much faster than other content management systems (CMSs) like Joomla, Drupal and others. And there are some exciting WordPress templates, also called themes, that give you the ability to build almost any type of website you can imagine. We’ve chosen some of the best premium WordPress themes on the market today and broken them down into Best WordPress Template categories to further assist you in your search…
Choosing the right hosting or domain company for your needs can be stressful. Choosing the wrong company can not only be frustrating, but it can also put your business in jeopardy. Below we will take a look at who IONOS By 1&1 is, what they offer, and how to decide whether they are right for your needs.
Need a reliable and fast web host for your website? There are an overwhelming number of web hosting services out there; it’s really difficult to weed through the pack. How did Rochen (pronounced Rockin’) is one of the more recognizable, “bigger name” web hosting services. But how did they fare in our review?
Do you own a small business but can’t qualify for a bank loan? Or perhaps you need some quick cash and can’t wait for the traditionally lengthy approval process. Don’t worry — there are alternatives! Websites, like OnDeck Capital, specialize in small business loans. These sites have less strict requirements to qualify and a speedy process. So you can get the funding you need, when you need it. How does OnDeck stack up to the competition?