Professionals VS Amateurs? Pro Design vs Web Builders: Battle of the Bastards.

When You ready to create your own website, You should to choose: build it yourself or hire a professional web designer? If You have an expirience of HTML, CSS there are no problems. You may to do it yourself. But will your website looks professional or another work with many over capitalizing fonts, CSS working in one Firefox only, dirty compressed images and spinning logo? Learning HTML and CSS just to create one website is a dumb spending of your time.

The first fact You should to know is free web-builders not exist! You may to find many web site builders. Many of them just claims as "free". But any from its need in monthly pay. The same wth free domain registration. If You find one, its cost divided month by month in ordered advanced plan. The second important thing: very often free web-builder made by web-programmer, not web-designer. No one web page builders with full properties list that You want. If it have no your wished property, you get a price list with... professiobal customize wev design for your query. Any way, web design from professional studio more affordable and looking more professionaly. You may win if you know color palette, mobile responsible design. Any usefull tricks as Free Domain Registration, Real-Time view of changing not covering by month pay. When You thinking about create your website with web-builder, note that it have negative cost, difficulty, time for customization, ongoing maintenance.

Check "free" options gathered from many of web-builders (no one have no all these options in one plan):

  • Free Website Building Service. Sorry, but it just claimed. If You find really free web-builders, note me in comments of this page. A lot of such builders using free or $0.99 per month but for the first year only. Your website not might be transfered to another place.
  • Free Domain, Emails, & Storage. Cost of free domains and more host space included in more cost planes (you may to check it yourself), free e-mails non free from promotion, even spam.
  • Professional Pre-Written Template Copies. Looks great but not unique. If You change images, design will worse.
  • Fully Customizable. Not really full customization. If You want to rule by any future properties of your website, order professional web design with CMS like WordPress, Joomla, Drupal. Any of it have real, not claimed full customization. Customization in web-builders too long process, may be you will not end it.
  • App Market Integrates Tons of Useful Applications. Not all of its really usefull, You don't need it all of its but will pay for all.
  • Website Coach Available For Enite Process.
  • Real-Time Site Stats Dashboard. Free Google Analytics have more functionality and flexibility.
  • Super Intuitive Drag & Drop. Great marketing trip!
  • Customizable Automatic Mobile Adaptation. Very hard to setup properly by non-professional. Try to use and You will know that I am right.
  • Complete eCommerce Package. Accessed, but need in another plan that too expensive. Professional designed web E-Commerce project more affordable.

Money Trap

If You want to know how many cost "free" web builder, check these links below:

$0.99 /month 1&1 Internet Hosting w/o Web Builder (12 months $0.99/month then $7.99/month).

$2.99 /month 1&1 Internet Hosting with Mobile Web Builder (starting at $2.99/month).

1&1 Mobile Website Builder automatically converts your existing website to be compatible with all mobile devices. Achieved through the recognition of the most commonly prompted contents by mobile devices, the intelligent recognition and optimization enables your website to be viewed in an optimal visual and technical layout for mobile users. All website content can be manually or automatically customized, in order for you website to be accessed by all mobile devices, whether smartphones, tablets or other devices.

We offer pre-designed templates for customers who don’t have an existing website. You can change and customize these templates to your individual preference. The mobile website can then be viewed on smartphones, tables and laptops.

$10 per month Weebly Website BuilderUnlimited Websites ($10 per month).

Weebly drag and drop website builder (simplicity powered by A Small Orange.) or another ones makes it easy to create a website without any technical skills. But a professionally looking website can help you promote your services, brand, hobbey or life philosofy. It will increase the confidence of your website visitors and get money to You. Please, check below website properties from web designers that not accesseble in web builders but very important.

  • Safety. Access for fresh updates, more strong administration zone security, safety from SQL injections, safety from file uploads, SSL protocol and security certificates.
  • Migrating. You may migrate from one server to another: any hosting or domain name anytime.
  • Spam protected contact / e-mail. To exlude chance that your emails will land in your user’s SPAM folder. Setup email limits and delays. We strongly recommend to use subscription plugins or professional email marketing service.
  • After sales support from expert technical team. Professionals from small or middle size agency that realy interested to fix problem to eliminate delays.
  • CMS – Content Management System. Most usable CMS like as WordPress, Joomla, Drupal has much larger community with free help that web builders. CMS are very flexible & customizable. Unlimited properties to be added to the site.
  • Affordable and customized prices. You may to get really full free design and high targeted e-commerce website for online webshop for $25000, but often cost in price range $49-$999
  • Backup with any settings. Full and incremental, automatic and manual, daily, weekly, monthly backups with many plugins and settings.
  • Professional customized e-commerce plugins. Dozen powerful e-commerce plugins with streamlined checkout process that dramatically increases your store’s conversion rate and switching between multiple dashboards without touching a single line of code.
  • You have all-in-one or any what You want without useless for You. No need choose from standard plans. You may to change all anytime.

Note me with just one example of inspired wev design from amateur! If You stop and interested in the web, just two ways possible: interesting content or original design. Are You agree with me?

To help You decide between web developers and builders, we create this table that confirm a winner in the Battle of the Bastards: Professionals VS Amateurs? Professional Web Design Versus Web Builders?

Web Builder
Monthly
$295 - $6099
  • -
  • -
  • Set of Templates
  • Non-Profit Sites
  • Free domain
  • Promotion Links
  • CMS type
  • Usefull Plugins
  • 24/7 Support
Professional design
Once
$4995 - $99995
  • Full ownership
  • No monthly fees
  • Unique design concepts
  • Any Types
  • Free domain
  • -
  • CMS type
  • Usefull Plugins
  • 24/7 Support
Round Winner
-
+
  • - / +
  • - / +
  • - / +
  • - / +
  • - / -
  • - / +
  • One / Any
  • Limited / Any
  • + / +

The conclusion that You want a site of your own. If You need a small budget covention website that very simple, with non-unique design, choose web-builder and be ready to spend a lot of time to create content for it. If your website need in customization, unique, professionally looking design, E-Commerce, inspiration, creative, order web design from web design agensy or web designer. May be You want to minimize start-up costs to ensure a good looking website using "free" website builder? Sorry, but if You are not professional, your work will be weak and fully unprofessional, even not ended. Professional web designer may to turn your web site requirements and project vision into real working professionally looking website that create money and free your time to focus on your business to raise your growth.

Profit-oriented websites should are professional designed. Creating web pages accessed for a dummy but very long and no guarantee. Professionally looking design coming from web agencies or talents.

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How to Make Your Website Successful

In this simple, easy-to-read instructional guide you will learn how to create a successful user-friendly web site project. There presented just first 10 tips to make web site at the first places of search engines and get good trafic and well conversion rate. I do not write in this article about security of website. My opinion that website security is very important for any web site but for professionals only. If You are newbie, a successful attack on your website leads to loose your data and a blacklisting of your site by Google and other search providers due infected site risks spreading malicious content. My professional experience may to advice triple or more trips to make your website more interesting, inspired, but the main advice the most important after all was made: keep improving your website constantly!

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#AspectDescriptionLead to
1 How your website looks How looks elements of your website and how its  putting together: text, images, colors, fonts, buttons, visual effects, videos etc. A website’s design can have a huge impact on how often website visitors purchase. Visitors aproove and thrust You.
2 Right domain name If You choose your domain unique name properly, You get more chances for 1st place in search engines for your search keyword and people remember it without shortcuts. Domain name must be short, easier to remember, brandable for commerce resource. Reflects your future website, business or blog.
3 Place at search engines Connecting with a properly Search Engine Optimisation will improve the visibility of a website in search engines and will help you stay competitive in the long run. Main goal for all are to get free traffic from Google, the most popular search engine in the world. More visitors from SEO trafic.
4 Mobile responsive design Surfing the internet with a mobile device is the normal practice our days. A mobile responsive website is a website that detects what device your visitor is using and automatically adjusts the layout to the properly screen size. More and more people are purchasing goods or viewing websites from their mobile device instead of driving to the store. Make Your website mobile for any visitor.
5 User friendly All web page elements easy accesseble from any browser and types of screen, especially mobile devices. Make sure that your navigation is simple and easy to follow. Your logo to identify your name must be placed at the top and to the left. Navigation must be placed at the top or to the left side of your website. Easy to navigate and ensure customers return.
6 Incorporate social elements Links from pages of your website leads to social networks with people sharing your interests. Product reviews and follow buttons help you to raise trafic and conversion rate. Additional target traffic.
7 Advanced funcionality Access to any changes everytime. Choose variant with maximal flexibility to get any changes that you want. When You planning to create website, You may to forget or make false decision concerning forum, e-commerce, newsletter, security. Change your project, its description, prices, marketing strategy.
8 Easy contacts Many methods to contact You: from e-mail or web forms and phone to Skype, Viber, WhatsApp, ICQ. Very important to hide e-mail in web form to eliminate spam bots. Make it easy for people to contact you.
9 E-mail subscription There are a lot of good reasons for email subscription. Maintain contact with your customers, quickly transit information to your subscribers, make product announcements or note about updates to your site and the main: return old visitors again to your website after long term. Collect Email Subscribers and return visitors to your website.
10 Easy comments Make sure you can receive feedback from your viewers. People will disagree with you, but they are entitled to their opinion. Possibility to reach another people with advanced thinks.
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Friday, 01 July 2016 01:29

How to insert video in your website

How to insert video in your website

Large background images have already become an integral part of any Web design. Video is an integral part of modern promotion and one of the most powerful tools of visual communication. Good to power up web pages with new elements, one of which is video or animated website background.

Many web owners wants to add some video to their site. If You have your great video that you want to share with all the world it is the best way to draw attention. Moreover, the usage of video background could add dynamics and ambience to the site and is a great opportunity to show off your skills and creativity. Websites designed with embedded video background looking more professionally.

This guide will show you how to add some video to your site as embedded part of your website page.

There are some very simple methods to embedding video into your web site, for example, you can use the following code:

<embed src="/video.mov" width="600" height="400" controller="true">

This method is best if your movie file is small and bandwidth and buffering times are not an issue.

If you're finding that your video takes a long time to load on your site, use videos hosted on another server (YouTube, Vimeo, whatever). It's fast, free and easy. Simply create an account, upload your video, wait for it to process, then copy and paste the provided embed code into your site. You most likely will use their embedding possibility rather than the HTML5 <video> Tag or a flash plugin hosted on your server. These embedding codes mostly use <iframe>, which is good since they detect all your needs on their site, like in "what format do you need", "use either HTML5 or Flash", or "streaming HD or lower definition for mobile phones".

Embed a player using an <iframe> tag

Define an <iframe> tag in your application in which the src URL specifies the content that the player will load as well as any other player parameters you want to set. The <iframe> tag's height and width parameters specify the dimensions of the player.

If you create the <iframe> element yourself (rather than using the IFrame Player API to create it), you can append player parameters directly to the end of the URL. The URL has the following format:

https://www.youtube.com/embed/VIDEO_ID

The <iframe> tag below would load a 640x390px player that would play the YouTube video M7lc1UVf-VE. Since the URL sets the autoplay parameter to 1, the video would play automatically once the player has loaded.

<iframe id="ytplayer" type="text/html" width="640" height="390"
  src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/M7lc1UVf-VE?autoplay=1&origin=http://example.com"
  seamless="seamless"></iframe>

 

 

Embed a player using the IFrame Player API

Follow the IFrame Player API instructions to insert a video player in your web page or application after the Player API's JavaScript code has loaded. The second parameter in the constructor for the video player is an object that specifies player options. Within that object, the playerVars property identifies player parameters.

The HTML and JavaScript code below shows a simple example that inserts a YouTube player into the page element that has an id value of ytplayer. The onYouTubePlayerAPIReady() function specified here is called automatically when the IFrame Player API code has loaded. This code does not define any player parameters and also does not define other event handlers.

<div id="ytplayer"></div>

<script>
  // Load the IFrame Player API code asynchronously.
  var tag = document.createElement('script');
  tag.src = "https://www.youtube.com/player_api";
  var firstScriptTag = document.getElementsByTagName('script')[0];
  firstScriptTag.parentNode.insertBefore(tag, firstScriptTag);

  // Replace the 'ytplayer' element with an <iframe> and
  // YouTube player after the API code downloads.
  var player;
  function onYouTubePlayerAPIReady() {
    player = new YT.Player('ytplayer', {
      height: '390',
      width: '640',
      videoId: 'M7lc1UVf-VE'
    });
  }
</script>

The problem with this is that anyone and everyone can also copy and paste your video into their site. Even You insert in Your video personal fragments, every may to edit it. If your goal is to create a web site with exclusive video content, then YouTube is not the answer. If you want to show exclusive or original video, you're probably either creating the video yourself, or you're getting it from another source, such as a public relations company.

If you're not rolling your own video, and you're getting it from another source, then most likely you're going to need to resize the video. Mainly, the video clips that received from public relations companies are sized 1280*720 or 1920*1080 pixels (HD Ready or FullHD video). For video of that size you couldn't show video controls or any portions of your own site. All that we need is a short snippet of code: scale, which can be set to "tofit" or "aspect" or a number. Aspect is you're best option, because it keeps the original ratio of the video in perspective.

<embed src="/sample.mov" width="640" height="360" scale="aspect" controller="true">

Note: IFrame embeds can load either the HTML5 player or the AS3 player. Though some parameters are not supported in both players, an IFrame embed that loads the AS3 player will support all parameters that work with that player and ignore all other parameters. Similarly, an IFrame embed that loads the HTML5 player will support all parameters that work with that player while ignoring all other parameters. For example, the HTML5 player does not currently support the playerapiid parameter, but you can still specify that parameter when creating an IFrame embed. If the embed loads the AS3 player, the player will support the parameter, and if the embed loads the HTML5 player, the player will ignore it.

If you don't use the scale code, and simply use width and height, then you will crop the video. Also, you will not see the controller for play, pause, volume, etc. Plus, you need to add an extra 16 pixels to the height of the video to see the controller. For example, if the video is sized 1280 x 720 and you set the width to 600 and the height to 400, then a significant portion of the video will be cropped and not seen by the visitor; you also don't get the controls. Using scale removes the necessity of adding 16 pixels, it does not crop the video and you get the controls.

A 50MB video at this width and height will load fairly quickly with minimal buffering; even though there might be a slight wait involved, most visitors will sit there for several seconds if they truly want to see the video and they see the slider bar is increasing rapidly. But this method not the best for inserting in the main page of website. Visitors want to see a new website in 2-4 seconds, 6-8 maximum.

If you use a web host service, and you get a large spike in traffic because of the popularity of a given video, you might note that will have an additional expenses due to significant amounts of resources being used. If your website not personal hobbey and You want to join the professionals, this will become an eventual reality.

Another potential issue, is that certain parts of your web page might not load, or become functional, until after the video is fully loaded. For example, I have a rotating series of images that did not load and display until after the video finished loading. Also, I could not use my "Share This" social networking buttons until after the video finished loading. These problems occurred in Firefox and Internet Explorer, but Chrome did not exhibit these issues.

For a professional web site, these types of loading problems are not acceptable.

At this point you might be feeling a little stuck. You have this great, unique, exclusive video that you want to share with the world, but you want them to view it on your site and not a hosting site. At the same time, you're not at the point where you have the servers and the bandwidth to support 15-minute long videos without your audience having to wait 10 minutes or more for the video to buffer. Plus, you don't want your web host company to charge exorbitant amounts because your great video content clogged up the tubes.

Fortunately, there are answers to this problem. One solution comes in the form of Amazon Web Services. Signing up is free and the cost to use their services are counted in pennies per GB. You only pay for the services you use as you use them. There are no monthly fees or subscriptions.

Amazon Web Services does not provide a step-by-step tutorial. However, there are plenty of help files and information spread around the site. For the purposes of uploading video, you need to use Amazon CloudFront in conjunction with an Amazon S3 bucket. From the Amazon CloudFront page:

To use Amazon CloudFront, you:

  • Store the original versions of your files in an Amazon S3 bucket.
  • Create a distribution to register that bucket with Amazon CloudFront through a simple API call.
  • Use your distribution's domain name in your web pages, media player, or application. When end users request an object using this domain name, they are automatically routed to the nearest edge location for high performance delivery of your content.
  • Pay only for the data transfer and requests that you actually use.

Just one another note. To place video in . The standard embedding code I get from vimeo looks something like this:

<iframe src="http://player.vimeo.com/video/61337126"
  width="550" height="281" frameborder="0">
<iframe>

Well, the way to achieve resizing according to viewport/content width is by simply adding some CSS for your iframe:

iframe {
  width: 100%;
}

And the iframe is as wide as the container you put him in. However, the height can't be controlled that easily. To preserve that aspect ratio, you need a wrapper div, let's call it .aspect-ratio:

.aspect-ratio {
  position: relative;
  width: 100%;
  height: 0;
  padding-bottom: 51%;
}

This div is as wide as the content/viewport area, the height is zero. So practically this shouldn't be visible. However. The padding of this one is the height of the video divided through its width, or in other words: the aspect ratio in percent! No matter how much you resize your window, it will always stay in this ratio. So, all you need now is to let the iframe inside flow to each corner of its parent:

.aspect-ratio iframe {
  position: absolute;
  width: 100%;
  height: 100%;
  left: 0; top: 0;
}

Since the parent element has no height, we place it absolutely on the top left corner and let the iframe use the space created by the padding.

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What choose for your web site project?
WordPress vs Joomla vs Drupal.

First, if You don't know, allworld famous WordPress, Joomla, Drupal are not CMS (content management system)! All of them are web content management system (WCM or WCMS). Web content management system is a CMS designed to support the management of the Web site's content. Any of them is very good way to create modern, pretty designed, user friendly and fast websites using the all latest techniques like CSS3, HTML5 and jQuery.

So, you’ve decided to improve your business or popularity with an official website. You may to create a website yourself or hire professionals, no matter. According to many of web sources with the statistic of many years, more than half of all existing websites created with using of great three unarguably the best WordPress (58-70%), Joomla (6-11%), Drupal (5-6%), all are open source systems. Another very big share (20-30%) are websites manually created by HTML-coders and web-programmers using Adobe Dreamweaver (0.6-1.3%), FrontPage (0.4-0.9%) or websites with deleted data about the source of creating. And very small shares are other CMSs: Magento, Blogger, TYPO3, Bitrix, PrestaShop, Shopify, Squarespace, OpenCart, DotNetNuke, Discuz! and Web-builders with own CMSs like as WIX, Weebly, Yahoo SiteBuilder, Setup.ru.

Website Development

Data presented by Wappalyzer (over 20,000 people that have the add-on for browser that reporting this data of all sites visited.

And just for fun: not full list of CMSs that share less than 0.1% of websites in the web below:

Open Text, EPiServer CMS,  BLOX CMS, ECShop,  Pimcore,  plentymarkets,  Centricity,  Xara,  PyroCMS,  Homestead,  SEOshop,  NetSuite,  Web to date,  PHP-Fusion,  NationBuilder,  ekmPowershop,  eSyndiCat,  LiveStreet CMS,  Dynamicweb CMS,  Mura CMS,  CivicEngage,  TypePad,  OpenCms,  Web Page Maker,  WebsiteBaker CMS,  Webnode,  NukeViet,  PHP-Nuke,  Contenido,  e107,  Amiro.CMS,  DokuWiki,  October CMS,  WMaker,  Strikingly,  Squiz Matrix,  mojoPortal,  Dealerfire,  Visualsoft,  Vivvo,  PowerBoutique,  ATG Web Commerce,  Weblication,  Magnolia,  Intershop,  Hugo,  Chevereto,  PHPShop,  a-blog cms,  Odoo,  MaxSite CMS,  phpwind,  MODx,  SmugMug,  Siquando,  BaseKit,  Discourse,  Bolt,  DIAFAN.CMS,  Textalk Webshop,  LightCMS,  Nucleus,  YaBB,  Imperia,  Vanilla Forums,  Quick.Cart,  GetSimple,  CubeCart,  Telligent,  phpwcms,  UBB.threads,  Serendipity,  Danneo,  LocomotiveCMS,  WebGUI,  Quick.Cms,  Tiki Wiki CMS Groupware,  CMSimple,  Lauyan TOWeb,  CommonSpot,  Hybris,  Kooboo,  Mambo,  Websale,  KimsQ,  Fork CMS,  Percussion,  ProcessWire,  BlueVoda,  Convio,  Indexhibit,  ThinkCMF,  ImpressPages CMS,  Format,  Textpattern,  Infopark CMS Fiona,  SupeSite,  EverWeb,  ContentXXL,  Contrexx,  Government Site Builder,  Kryptronic,  Brightspot,  Grav,  iAPPS,  SocialEngine,  CorePublish CMS,  NQcontent,  b2evolution,  SiteSpinner,  Zeta Producer,  DocPad,  Pangea CMS,  Phorum,  TomatoCart,  BlogFa,  Contensis,  Dotclear,  Agility CMS,  Newscoop,  fCMS,  CanalBlog,  Geeklog,  AxCMS.net,  Subrion CMS,  Jekyll,  Seamless CMS,  SmartStore.NET,  Jalios,  Trac,  Typesetter CMS,  FlexCMP,  InterRed,  NodeBB,  SiteGrinder,  Anchor CMS,  Titan CMS,  BrowserCMS,  Tangora Web CMS,  Xanario,  Cotonti,  Exponent CMS,  Méthode,  Powerfront,  Literatum,  PivotX,  Tendenci,  UniteU,  Dragonfly CMS,  Alterian,  cms3,  Eleanor CMS,  redFACT,  Opennemas,  Wikidot,  Blogg.se,  MoinMoin,  Straightsell,  Easyweb,  ZMS,  Apostrophe,  Thelia,  MidCOM,  Enonic CMS,  Ametys,  N2 CMS,  OverBlog,  ShoutCMS,  Lepton,  Solodev CMS,  Zinnia,  elcomCMS,  PHPFox,  XWiki,  Fo.ru,  Monstra,  OneWeb CMS,  SimpleSite,  Jahia,  Quick 'n Easy,  Xiuno BBS,  Cmsbox,  CoreMedia,  FluxBB,  i-SITE,  Hotaru CMS,  Mr CMS,  SageFrame,  Webydo,  XMB,  Flatpress,  Jadu CMS,  WebSite Tonight,  YAF.NET,  DouPHP,  OpenACS CMS,  Stacey,  Twilight CMS,  Onion.net,  TWiki,  Built.io Contentstack,  Marqui CMS,  PencilBlue,  WikkaWiki,  Decibel CMS,  Foswiki,  ocPortal,  Komodo,  ImpressCMS,  Mango Blog,  Zotonic,  Amaxus,  HTMLy,  WebHare CMS,  Graffiti,  Level9 CMS,  Contentpapst,  Daisy,  sNews,  ContentBox,  Rainbow,  SiteW,  Artiphp,  Bitweaver,  Microweber,  miniBB,  OmCore,  Roadiz,  VIO.Matrix,  WebAPP,  Koobi Shop,  Redaxscript,  Taberna,  Jieqi CMS,  JSPWiki,  Melody,  Papaya CMS,  Silva CMS,  Apache Lenya,  Bigace,  Blackmonk,  Bricolage,  PmWiki,  Accessible Portal,  AdVantShop,  Lightmon Engine,  Onepager,  Sense/Net,  WebBoss,  InfoGlue,  phpCOIN,  webEdition,  CPS CMS,  Pier,  Chyrp,  Django CMS,  Tajan Portaj,  TinyCMS,  WheelCMS,  Crowd Fusion,  Navigate CMS...

Why most of people using WCMS instead manual creation web sites with HTML and CSS only?

  1. Easy to use. Administrators, managers and visitors may to update website content easy and codeless. No training or technical skills of system maintenance required. It's lead to more simply creation content and design of UI (User Interface).
  2. Online WYSIWYG editors. Easily editable content allowing non-technical users to create and edit content.
  3. Good For search engine optimization (SEO). To help in raising a fellowship around your resource You may use appropriate social media plugins. There are plugins available that specifically help with website SEO.
  4. Web standards upgrades. To keep the web content management system updated according latest web standards,  it's software receives regular basis updates. It's may to include new feature sets too.
  5. Templates. All content may be edited from one central place. It appearance is applied automatically throught standard templates that layout new content like as existing.
  6. Easy customization. When layout is ready, You may convert any pages to look similar. Its design no need additional code.
  7. Multilingual. Ability to display content in multiple languages, including RTL (right-to-left).
  8. Access control. Dividing user to groups permit owner of web site to control any registered or guest users interact with the whole site or its parts including back-end side.

Clearly, as a business owner, your main goal should be to design a website that’s both attractive and helpful to your customers.

HTML-only websites are ideal for a website that has only one or two pages, or a website that you hope to just create and forget about it because updating HTML based websites can’t be done without technical knowledge. A CMS, however, is best for creating large websites and applications with multiple pages.

These are the most used technologies in the category CMS. Statistic presented below, based on visits checked by Wappalyzer users.

#ApplicationWebsites
1 WordPressWordPress 4,347,204
2 JoomlaJoomla 613,065
3 DrupalDrupal 372,696
4 SquarespaceSquarespace 166,724
5 WixWix 120,924
6 TYPO3 CMSTYPO3 CMS 93,890
7 WeeblyWeebly 77,808
8 1C-Bitrix1C-Bitrix 76,844

WordPress is the world’s most popular web content management system. Like as Joomla and Drupal, WordPress is based on PHP and MySQL and manage content with databases. WordPress is a very good WCMS to create a simple website. More complex is more slowly than at another WCMS: Joomla, Drupal. WordPress targeted to simple good-looking websites as one-page, corporate, blog. Best for beginners.

Joomla is second most popular WCMS available today, used by sites both large and small. Joomla like the compromise between WordPress and Drupal. Joomla is a right choice for web portals and professional applications, content and multimedia sites, membership site, forum, small or middle business like online shop, web studio, fashion, portfoilio, restaurant, pizzery, hotel, cafe, medical center, mobile, social and performs best. Joomla targeted to complex and professional websites as E-commerce, social networking, galleries, video. Best for professionals.

Drupal is the most advanced WCMS for large, complex and fast web projects, that need PHP-programming but very flexible or which require extensive features and scalability. Drupal targeted to complex and professional websites of all types with heavy load. Best for programmers.

WCMS

 Templates

 Plugins

Advantages

Weaknesses

 WordPress

 10.000+

 40,500+

Huge developer community with plenty of documentation and tutorials available. Very many plugins for the WordPress are too old and not actual yet still available to install.
   1.650+ official   Easy editing content. WordPress is vulnerable for hackers to attack due it's simplicity. Additional security measures need of a lot of experience.
      Easy administration and installation. WordPress needs plenty of plug-ins to be installed. Unfortunately these plug-ins influence the website efficiency not in a good way, that makes big website very slow. Are You hear about Joomla Hosting, Drupal Hosting? But all we know about WordPress Hosting. WordPress need in in special hosting plans as the traffic grows to eliminate delays and troubles.
        Instead others, WordPress support MySQL only. SQL-queries can be complex, require additional syntax.

 Joomla

 4.000+ free

8.500+

Very active user community and tons of documentation available. Can be overkill for simple sites.
   

4.400+ free

Fast, safe and easy editing. Back-end of Joomla is very usable and UF (user-friendly) but not as other WCMS.
      With Joomla caching it avoids overloading the server.  
      Search Engine Friendly urls are built-in in Joomla.  

 Drupal

 1.800+

7.000+

Drupal is close to ideal WCMS for complex, E-conmmerce, large-scale website projects. Drupal is one of the more costly to develop and maintain, its settings is hard and very long.
      Drupal is very good development framework for programmers. Most of high-quality themes and plug-ins are non free.
      Drupal has pretty good caching. Compared to manual coding, Drupal will have greater server load.

 

I think that all advantages and weaknesses of these systems similar like cars in the our world. Maybe all of cars are conservative, with standard petrol engine. All of its with automotive transmission and no need a special knowledges to drive with its. Just accelerate, rule and break. Like as WordPress. More rare and complex cars for sport with manual transmission and turbocharged petrol engines need an experienced driver to get the best result. Like as Joomla. And most complicated Formula One cars that constructed from modern composites, has the semi-automatic sequential gearboxes, 18,000 rpm turbocharged engines from exotics alloys, computer calculated aerodynamics, wings, steering whels, alcohol-based fuel, slick tyres. These cars need in well-experienced pilot just to start. Like as Drupal.

Who is winner, who is the fastest? Definetely, Formula One supercar. But how cost this win? May it use common roads? Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution or similar Subaru Impreza WRX is my personal choose for battle. I may drive any of them and have good chance to win most of all budget cars with the same driver as I am.

Of course, choose depends on what you want. We are mostly use Joomla and Drupal. Why? To make the right decision, compare the depth, features, scope, complexity and properties of your future website. Joomla have to many advantages over Wordpress, to use last. IMHO, WordPress is for newbies and webmasters that want to create website very easy and quickly. Drupal is best and more complex, but not every website need this power, if have a budget price only. We uses it for advanced E-commerce Websites of larger online companies.

Published in Web Design
Thursday, 01 September 2016 00:54

Top Most Popular Video Websites

Top 15 Most Popular Video Websites September 2016

Here are the top 15 Most Popular Video Sites as derived from our rank which is updated average of each website's

Traffic Rank from Compete and Quantcast,Alexa Global Traffic Rank.

You Tube1 YouTube - 1,000,000,000 Unique Visitors4 - Compete Rank, 2 - Quantcast Rank, 3 - Alexa Rank

NetFLix2 NetFlix - 150,000,000 Unique Visitors24 - Compete Rank, 166 - Quantcast Rank, 95 - Alexa Rank

Vimeo3 Vimeo - 130,000,000 Unique Visitors148 - Compete Rank, 44 - Quantcast Rank, 98 - Alexa Rank

Yahoo! Screen4 Yahoo! Screen - 125,000,000 Unique Visitors*105* - Compete Rank, *110* - Quantcast Rank, N/A - Alexa Rank

Daily Motion5 DailyMotion - 100,000,000 Unique Visitors156 - Compete Rank, *NA* - Quantcast Rank, 94 - Alexa Rank

Hulu6 Hulu - 75,000,000 Unique Visitors136 - Compete Rank, 179 - Quantcast Rank, 306 - Alexa Rank

Vube7 Vube - 55,000,000 Unique Visitors117 - Compete Rank, *860* - Quantcast Rank, 65 - Alexa Rank

Twitch8 Twitch - 50,000,000 Unique Visitors710 - Compete Rank, 295 - Quantcast Rank, 266 - Alexa Rank

Live Leak9 LiveLeak - 45,000,000 Unique Visitors537 - Compete Rank, 235 - Quantcast Rank, 642 - Alexa Rank

Vine10 Vine - 42,000,000 Unique Visitors237 - Compete Rank, 335 - Quantcast Rank, 1,172 - Alexa Rank

Ustream11 UStream - 25,000,000 Unique Visitors1,109 - Compete Rank, *85* - Quantcast Rank, 854 - Alexa Rank

Break12 Break - 14,000,000 Unique Visitors1,104 - Compete Rank, 60 - Quantcast Rank, 1,489 - Alexa Rank

TV13 TV - 13,000,000 Unique Visitors124 - Compete Rank, 787 - Quantcast Rank, 1,749 - Alexa Rank

Meta Cafe14 MetaCafe - 12,500,000 Unique Visitors1,028 - Compete Rank, 461 - Quantcast Rank, 1,477 - Alexa Rank

Viewster15 Viewster - 12,000,000 Unique Visitors150 - Compete Rank, 300 - Quantcast Rank, 3,779 - Alexa Rank

Published in Website SEO
Friday, 01 July 2016 00:47

Free Joomla templates from AS

What’s better than having a creative website that shining like a star at heaven? Every web studio creating web design templates have a lot of free web templates. They use it's for promotion. It's a good way to start a new mutual relationship with customers, newbies and professional designers. If You have an small expirience with WordPress or Joomla, even HTML, You need just choose one from these great templates and install it to your CMS. Free QuickStart .zip archives presented too.

AS (AS Templates) is great source for web projects with hundreds of creative, clean, elegant and fresh web templates. This large web agency have 27 HTML templates, more than 60 WordPress free web templates, 270 Joomla web templates (90 free web templates) and more than 500 free images for your web design.

Please, check links below for best web templates for my wish:

Floor Free Joomla template

 

ProDecor Free Joomla template

 

Creart Free Joomla template

 

SteakHouse Free Joomla template

 

Miami Free Joomla template

 

Published in Freebies
Friday, 01 July 2016 00:46

760+ Free Icons Pack

760+ Free Icons Pack

Please,  check the pack of icons based on four styles and now they are all available for FREE.

File Format: PNG, SVG
Keywords: Flat, Design, Flat Icons
Size: 3.19 MB (zip) archive

The icons will remain free for you.
 

Note: Please don’t freeboot this pack on your personal website of resources without noticing me. Thank you!

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The image above concerning one of our previous hosts. Now, we use for our sites the safe and fast host with claimed 99.99% and real 100% uptime that I found a lot of years ago. Before this host, we use many other hosts that were unusable for many reasons. We use 2-3 hosts at one time for having a possibility change the bad host quickly and live bad hosts on each other. The safety with good loading speed is the most important host option for our clients. Like many other hosts, this host gives a FREE domain name (in .ru zone only), PHP and unlimited MySQL / MySQLi support, unlimited traffic. FTP, site-builder, CPanel, free automatic script installer with 200+ scripts. And the most affordable after the last Google changes is Free SSL certificate for your website, online shop. One of the important things is PHP Memory Limit is 512 MB! It is very useful for high loaded and complex web projects. Our host has a Pro Hosting plane for websites with high load.

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One of the previous hosts was the hostinger.com.ua with very slow loading speed and many downs. Claimed with 99.99% uptime was real 99.2% uptime with more than 6 unaccessible hours per month. It easy checking by special services. After changing servers for all my websites on this host nothing was changed. I lost it without troubles for our clients.

The IPage.com host honesty negative review.

The worst host that I saw was the ipage.com. The loading speed was a middle but personnel was very busy. The time of waiting for chat no less than 25 minutes. I maximized the loudness to the maximal level in the speakers and eating, drinking tea with active window checking for an answer. I used it less than one month from one year paid term when found that website blog in WordPress udivil.com not workinkg properly. The first fixed problem was all websites has just 32 PHP memory limit! but web blog was still loaded one try correctly and the another try with 500 (Internal Server Error) that shows about hosting high load or plugins troubles. I get just the "Sorry!" in the chat with no positive changes for the common new blog with 10 articles in WordPres with no trafic. I get the words "We have no possibility to fix the situation" from support. Web blog was loaded with 500 error constantly or was loaded after 15-20 seconds.

I remove this web blog to another host and notify host officer that I am planning to leave it when removing other websites at next week and try to get the payback or even a bonus. No results. The Just proposition to buy its the maximal host plane with the bargain. But I no need in the not affordable host plane with maximal cost, errors, the abnormal chat check time and a possibility to fix troubles. After one hour our account at this host was canceled by it without prompt or notification. I had no fresh backups for websites that had stayed on the host due backups too slowly and had errors. The most interesting that today ipage.com claim more than 75% off (was $8.99/month). Maybe it has reasons for the super bargain when clients run away? My account on ipage.com was fotohudozhnikcom. All above are real facts. It was a useful lesson...

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High traffic without errors for You. Good Luck!

Published in Web Hosting
Friday, 01 July 2016 00:26

Website development free check tools

Website development free check tools.

From Google Webmasters Blog, Rankings in mobile search results changed Check here if your site is mobile-friendly.

Starting April 21, 2016, Google.com expanded it's use of mobile-friendliness as a ranking signal. This change will affect mobile searches in all languages worldwide and will have a significant impact in Google search results. Consequently, users will find it easier to get relevant, high quality search results that are optimized for their devices.

Google Webmaster Central Blog

Every site must to working properly and fast. More than half of bew surfers seems that them loyality to website related with it's load speed. In present days very important to get website from smartphone as soon as possible. Your users' experience in terms of navigating your site should be a great reason. Users have many options when it comes to consuming content on the internet, and a slow performing website will frustrate your users, sending them elsewhere. A faster and more responsive website will keep them more engaged and focused on your content, rather than waiting for scripts and images to load.

Another reason is for SEO. Google has announced they are using page speed in their ranking algorithm.

This means that faster performing sites may rank higher in search engine results. As developers and marketers look to optimize their sites, page speed should be among the top optimizations to consider.

GTMetrix is complex online tool for checking your website.

GTmetrix's Report Page neatly summarizes your page performance based off key indicators of page load speed.

  • Analyze your page with Google PageSpeed and Yahoo! YSlow rulesets
  • Get your page's Page Load Time, Total Page Size and Total # of Requests
  • See your page's performance relative to the average of all sites analyzed on GTmetrix.

Google Webmaster Central Blog

Run a free website speed test from around the globe using real browsers at consumer connection speeds with detailed optimization recommendations. Recommended by Google Webpagetest.org Make sure your charset is defined at the top of your head or in HTTP headers, otherwise IE may have to restart page parsing (resulting in canceled requests).

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