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How We Created a Lookalike of U2’s Home Page in 36 Minutes

Building a great website doesn’t need to take months of back and forth, hefty bills and a degree in programming. We use the Wix.com website builder to show you how you can create a rockstar website in under 40 minutes.

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The 19 Best Ways to Build Your Website, Online Store (and Mobile App!)

Remember 1992? The year Wayne’s World came out, the Olympic games took place in Barcelona (our home town!) and Microsoft managed to release a Windows version that didn’t flop (3.1). But yet another game-changing thing happened that was almost unnoticed—the Internet. Prior to that point in time the Internet was strictly scientific, but in 1992 it was

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Too Slow Across the Board: A Review of Eight Website Builders’ Page Speeds

Whether at home or on the go, when users look up information on the web, they expect an immediate response. Initial content such as headlines and navigation should ideally be available within two seconds, giving the user the opportunity to interact with the website. Your website offers relevant information, is SEO optimized, and user-friendly, too?

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Why a Call to Action Can Improve Your Website Dramatically

Do you remember the last time when you were on a website, you wanted to buy something or hire someone, but you just didn’t know exactly how to do it. Sure, there was a phone number and a contact form, but somehow the process was more difficult that it should have been. Probably there was

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Hosting – CMS – Domain – Site Builders: How is it all connected and what does it mean for my website?

Readers contact us on a regular basis with questions such as, “I created my website using Jimdo Free, which was nice and easy. Now I want to move my site to my own hosting service because I already have a domain, but I’m not sure how to do that. Do I have to start over

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Brand new: the Website Builder Side-by-Side Comparison

When we made the jump to WordPress half a year ago, we had a few very good reasons for it. One of them was that a lot of readers requested a side-by-side comparison feature that makes it easier to compare all the different features of different website builders. After quite some time in development it’s

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6 Types of Blog Posts That Your Readers Will Love

  Content marketing has changed the blogosphere for the better. As businesses race to attract new visitors – and new custom – content is being produced to higher and higher standards. Quality content is a must, and frequent production is important, but you also need to produce a variety of content to keep your audience

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7 Avoidable Mistakes that Scare Away your Website Visitors (Updated 2018)

The internet is a shopper’s paradise, filled with store fronts at every turn. If one store front doesn’t look interesting, then the shopper can just move on to the next one. But if you’re committing any of these errors, you can be sure you’re actively driving your visitors away. 1. Tired, faded merchandize = visibly

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8 Top Tips for a Smooth Relationship with your Web Design Client

A word from Robert: In our blog we usually we focus on how beginners can quickly and easily create their own website. This great post, however, talks about web designers and the challenges they may face in their day to day business. It comes from Nir Barlev of the Webydo site builder that has been made specifically

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The Complete Guide to Making Your Website Accessible

  As the web evolves, the software we use to access information becomes more sophisticated. With the evolution of web browsers, smartphones and tablets come powerful tools that make the web available to anyone. But software can only get us halfway towards the goal of a fully open, accessible web. In order to ensure disabled

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Find out What Your About Page Should Include

Believe it or not, your About page is one of the most important, if not the most important page on your website. But why? The About page is the place where you get to sell your brand. An About page can help to set your company apart from the competition. For example, many companies market

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Creating a Charity Website: How a homeless shelter dropped their costs from $500 to almost zero

Just like for regular companies, websites are essential tools for charitable organizations. Not only do they need to provide up to date information to their supporters, but they also need to offer easy ways to give donations, which is another important aspect. A few weeks ago, William Keffeler contacted us because he was looking for

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How can I prevent my website from being visible before I have finished editing it?

Last update: 06 July 2016 We have often been asked this question, which is enough reason to write a little blog article. There are different reasons for wanting to keep your website shielded from public access. One of them is that it simply may not yet be ready. A website generally only appears in search

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8 Myths & Facts About Website Builders

Not all that long ago, using a website builder to design your website had a similar stigma attached to it as trying to run your car off of reused cooking oil. It could be smelled out from a mile away and the performance often left much to be desired. Recently things have taken a change

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7 Website Tips for Freelancers to Attract More Clients

Very few freelancers can afford to forego an online presence. There are so many ways to establish an online profile. There’s LinkedIn, of course, but Twitter and Google+ are also very effective at attracting potential customers because of the large number of users on these platforms. All these social networks are great, but it’s important

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How Brent Thomas of BikeWrappers is crushing it with his Jimdo online store and even got featured on CNN

Today’s interview features Brent Thomas, entrepreneur and passionate cyclist from San Francisco. His company BikeWrappers.com sells unique bike reflectors that are a lot brighter than common products. The reason Brent came up on my radar was because he is running a Jimdo online store. So let’s ask him a couple of questions about his business and the experience

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Alternatives to Etsy and Ebay for selling your handmade products online

It’s the classic challenge for young start-up design or crafts businesses: you have a great new product – but how do you sell it? Whether it’s shoulder bags made from old rubber dinghies, jewelry from recycled materials, or organic cotton T-shirts: there is no shortage of new product ideas – nor is there a lack

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How to create a favicon and install it on your website

What is a favicon, anyway? A favicon is a 16×16 or 32×32 pixel small icon, symbol or logo that is usually located left of the address bar of the browser (e.g. Internet Explorer or Firefox). Just like here: When you have many browser windows open, you can easily and quickly find a particular desired site

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Our latest website builder video reviews and tutorials

For the past two weeks or so we have been busy creating new videos. I think videos are by far the best way to present website builders as a good screencast can tell you so much more about a software tool than text. The only two disadvantages are that video production is a lot more

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7 Ways to Add Something Special to Your Website, at Very Low or No Cost

To make a website stand out is hard these days. Great content can be found everywhere, you just have to look for it. But how about something really special? Something like this: No one here at WebsiteToolTester is able to do something like this. But fortunately there are nice people who do these kinds of

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Twitter, Facebook & Co: Why you should integrate them into your website

Want to drive more visitors to your website? Then you’ll probably need social media to help you. Search engines Google and Bing recently announced that they would include criteria from social media channels to determine their website rankings. What does this mean for bloggers and website owners? If you want to (continue to) rank highly in Google,

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How blogging could deliver amazing results for your small or freelance business

Last updated: 14 July 2014 Once you’ve built your website, you’ll need to turn your attention to attracting visitors. Unfortunately, this is the point where many people choose to do nothing (bad idea). A better option is to run Pay per click (PPC) ads through a system like Google AdWords. However, you’ll have to pay

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