3 days ago
A few days I was invited to the American Express Open forum. This is a social network built around American Express card holders. Thinking access to this social network of business owners could help me in my continual quest to learn more about our clients I decide to post some “market research” questions. In the forum you can post questions to the Open forum and other business owners can chime in with their “advice”. The questions I posed were “Is … Read More
7 days ago
In today’s article I’ll cover how to choose a color scheme for your website. You may not know it but each color conveys a psychological meaning or feeling. So when you look at certain colors you automatically associated them with something in your subconscious. When building a website it’s important to keep this in mind. Choosing the wrong color scheme may stir up thoughts or emotions that are contradictory to the message you’re trying to convey while choosing the right … Read More
9 days ago
Websites are a cornerstone to modern day marketing. Studies show over 80% of people now research products and services on the web prior to purchasing them. This holiday season those purchasers will be surfing the web in droves. Will you be ready to capture their business? Here are 5 ways you can get the most out of your website during the holidays.
1. Include a holiday graphic on your website.
One of the easiest thing you can do to show … Read More
17 days ago
There are a lot of website builders on the market but most of them are not going to give you what you need to run a business. In this article I’ll give you 5 reasons why WebStarts is the best website builder for business and here they are…
1. Your Custom Domain Name Online In Minutes One of the hardest things to do when creating your own website is get your domain name working with your website. Just a couple … Read More
19 days ago
Social media is a fantastic outlet for promoting your website, but sometimes when you share a link the to your site on places like Facebook you don’t get to control the image they choose to display. Today that all changes with the new custom site thumbnail feature in WebStarts. You’ll now be able to control the thumbnail image that represents your website when sharing a link on Facebook and other social media outlets. This is a great way to to … Read More
22 days ago
At WebStarts we realize having a contact form on your website is a critical part of your business. Unfortunately forms are often the target of spammers. Spammers and hackers will often use software called “bots” to try and get information from your website by submitting data through forms on your website. If you’ve ever been targeted by one of these bots then you’ve probably noticed hundreds of form submissions filling up your inbox with garble text, code, etc.
Fortunately our … Read More
31 days ago
In this article I’ll walk you through making a business website with WebStarts step by step. WebStarts is everything you need to build and maintain your website.
Traditionally to get a website off the ground it requires a laundry list of things. You have to go out and find a hosting company, register your domain name, and learn how to code. Once you have all those things figured out you’ll need to overcome the challenge of configuring your domain name … Read More
38 days ago
Today we’re pleased to introduce an all new form builder app. The new form builder app has a lot of the features that have been requested over the last few years. Here’s a complete list.
1. Drop Down Menus
Now you can create drop down menus in your form. Just click on the drop down menu button and customize the things you’d like to see available in your drop down selection.
2. Multiple Choice
You’re no longer limited to giving … Read More
40 days ago
Here are 5 helpful design tips that make WebStarts powerful enough for professionals and easy enough for everyone.
To give your website a sharp, professional look it’s important to have symmetry. That means every object on a page should be aligned with another object. To help ensure every object on the page gets to the right place we created something called “nudging”. Nudging will let you move an object a single pixel at a time, or ten pixels … Read More
42 days ago
The days of small businesses running yellow pages ads and expecting the phone to ring are over. If you’ve got a business, you need a website. The internet has opened up a whole new world of marketing channels but your website needs to be the pillar of your online marketing efforts.
Unfortunately getting your own website can be a daunting task. Traditionally getting a website online requires a number of technical components. The steps involve finding a hosting company, registering … Read More