Category Archives: Web Design

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Heat Up Sales with 30 Hottest Summer WordPress Themes

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Summer’s in the air! Along with warm and hot temperatures, summertime always brings joy and fantastic opportunities to boost sales for your business. Even if your brand or company doesn’t offer summer gear, chances are you can still draw more customers to your business. If you’re looking for some trendy summer ideas to promote your business, you’ve come up to the right place. Check out the following 30 Hottest Summer WordPress Themes to attract natural traffic. We’re so excited to share these with you. Lucky for us, TemplateMonster blends the latest web design standards and techniques to provide you with the best templates only. There’s no doubt, once you give TemplateMonster a try, you will waste less time in your business.Every business owner serious about its business wants to stay up on all of the hottest design trends. Don’t fret. Drive up sales by having an eye-catchy modern WordPress site. In fact, a website is a fantastic opportunity to spread news, events or updates by word of mouth, social media, email invitations, or running an ad as well. Do you want your visitors to shop through your new collection of specific items? No problem. Tell them so. Give WordPress a try today. Once you understand the idea of this user-friendly, flexible and open source CMS platform, you can easily succeed in this great journey. Apart from thousands of beautiful and versatile WordPress themes out there, there is although a huge range of custom widgets, plugins and advanced features that can deliver an amazing user experience to your visitors. To help you do this, we suggest you take a look at these hottest summer WordPress themes designed to drive customers to you instead of your competitors. Love to learn more? Join WordPress club to garnish the attention you need. Continue reading

Generate Successful Leads for E-Commerce with Smart Designs

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Everyone knows Google is the world’s most successful search engine, and companies around the world strive to achieve top Google rankings. But not everyone realizes that Google.com is also the world’s highest-ranking website. According to Alexa, Google’s own SEO performance outranks Google’s subsidiary YouTube, Facebook, top Chinese search engine Baidu and Wikipedia, which hold the next four top spots. Google’s SEO success is a byproduct of its design as a search engine, since web surfers typically visit Google in order to find other sites. This has helped turn Google into an e-commerce giant as well as a successful search engine. Here’s a look at some other web design approaches that successful e-commerce sites use to generate leads:

Amazon: Generating Organic Traffic with Keywords

Amazon is the world’s most successful e-commerce retail site, valued at nearly $100 billion at the end of 2016. Like Google, Amazon’s marketing strategy revolves heavily around its SEO-oriented design. Amazon draws traffic with keyword-rich product descriptions that use the exact phrases prospective buyers are likely to be searching for on Google and other leading search engines.

For instance, if someone goes to Google looking for the DVD release of the latest Star Wars movie, typing in “rogue one dvd” will produce search results that include an Amazon product page listing for “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story [Blu-ray + DVD + Digital HD].” The page’s full title tag includes other keywords naming the film’s top stars. The rest of the page includes supplementary product description information that mentions other relevant keywords.

Amway: Attracting Visitors with Content

Keywords work best for SEO when combined with relevant, valuable content that draws visitors interested in a particular topic, problem or question. In addition to doing SEO duty, such content can also be used for sharing on social media to attract followers and visitors.

An e-commerce site that uses this strategy effectively is Amway’s. Amway’s blog features practical tips on topics appealing to its target audience, such as tips on how to apply make-up, eat healthier, grow an organic garden or start a business. Blog posts are shared on Amway’s social media profiles, attracting followers, generating discussion, driving traffic to Amway’s site and ultimately turning visitors into customers.

Facebook: Capturing Contact Information

After you succeed in attracting visitors to your site, it’s vital to capture their contact information so you can pursue follow-up marketing efforts. It typically takes multiple contacts with a site visitor in order to convert them into a buyer.

Facebook’s web design exemplifies this approach. When a visitor lands on the home page of Facebook’s site, typically after installing Facebook’s app on their mobile phone, they see an invitation to sign up for a free account. The registration form requests information about the visitor’s name, mobile phone number or email address, birthday and gender. When the visitor fills this form out, they receive a free Facebook account, setting the stage for them to become buyers of products and services from Facebook and its advertisers.

YouTube: Leveraging Free Content

Requests for visitor contact information usually work best when some incentive is offered in return for the information. In Facebook’s case, the offer of using Facebook’s service functions as an incentive. In other cases, free content can be given away as an incentive. The content can be delivered in forms such as videos, emails and PDF files.

YouTube is the king of leveraging free content into business. As the second most-visited site on the internet after its own parent Google, YouTube gives away more free content than any other site. Visitors aren’t required to sign up for an account in order to watch YouTube videos, but registering confers visitors additional advantages, such as the ability to access more content, upload content and participate in discussions. Whether they sign up or not, YouTube receives revenue from advertisers who market to video viewers. YouTube also generates revenue by selling premium ad-free content to subscribers.

Expert Interview Series: Michael Pignataro of corePHP – Salesgenie

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The amazing company Salesgenie asked me to be apart of their Expert Interview Series and I couldn’t be more excited.  We go inside the inner workings of ‘corePHP’, the digital world, where it’s going, and what inspires me to continue to grow ‘corePHP’. Click the link below to read the interview.

Expert Interview Series: Michael Pignataro of corePHP

Over the last several years we have seen massive change in the industry and here at ‘corePHP’ we are constantly staying on the cutting edge trend of technology to keep our clients current and ahead of their market. Hope you enjoy the interview as much as I enjoyed being part of it.

How Freelancers & Web Design Agencies Can Multiply Their Income with TM Web Studios Catalog

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It’s never too much of a good thing. There can’t be too many customers or too much money, isn’t it? This article will be equally useful for those who only starting up their web design business, for freelance developers, and web studios as it shows a quick, simple, and efficient way for growth.

Here we will tell you about two cool projects from TemplateMonster.com . The company has a rock-solid reputation. They sell their top-quality templates to customers living all over the globe for almost 15 years. Millions of websites are based on their templates. Millions of people trust them.
But how can individual designers and web development studios benefit from partnering with this giant? With their Certification Center and Web Studios Catalog.
Can you imagine that you have the possibility to get to the TemplateMonster’s recommended web developers list? You should be very interested in getting there. It’s quite natural as this is the way upwards. Actually, TemplateMonster will send you the customers who want to get some web development services locally.
We almost hear your question: “What do I need to do to be listed on TemplateMonster’s web studios catalogue?”
In fact, it’s not difficult. All you need to do is just pass the certification at TemplateMonster Certification Center, get your certificate and apply to be included into the catalogue.
This free program gives you two options. If you are an experienced web studio, you can just pass a short quiz immediately and get your certificate.

If you have no previous experience of working with TemplateMonster’s products, if you want to refresh your CMS knowledge, or learn more about web design and development, the company have prepared tutorials and tests for the most popular website creation CMS: WordPress, Joomla, MotoCMS, and others.
Who is it beneficial for?
– Web Studios
– Freelancers
– Anyone who wants to learn how to build websites.
What will you get in the end?
Once you pass the courses and certification test, you receive the official certificate from TemplateMonster company, which confirms your skills and knowledge of each particular CMS.
The certificate looks great the wall of any web design agency, and among your portfolio works. Besides, it may become the last argument in the negotiations with the customer.
Follow this link, study, learn new CMS, you’ll feel friendly TemplateMonster help and support all the time.
When you have successfully passed the quiz and got your certificate it’s time to move further and make money. You might already know that it’s not easy at all to reach a stable income in web development industry. The competition is tough, so the references of a famous web design corporation will be pretty useful.
Web Studios Catalog is unique as it is great both for customers looking for a decent agency to launch their websites and web studios searching for the new clients.
Please don’t forget that the recommendation list includes only those web studios that have successfully completed TemplateMonster’s certification and proven to be real experts. The studios should be able to handle company themes.
The catalogue of web design studios allows all TemplateMonster’s partners and freelancers get a steady workflow of site development and theme customization orders from company customers.

TemplateMonster’s customers base is immense. Very often people buy the designs they like and don’t know what to do with them. Of course the above sentence is not about freelancers and webmasters who have all the required skills and have already brought a number of web projects to life.
But it’s a common situation for businessmen when they just want to present their projects to a wider audience online and need a qualified help from web designers and developers who know how to get their website up and running as quickly as possible.
Web Studios Catalogue is about that. Since it includes only certified agencies, customers can fully rely on it and they do it with pleasure.
The vast collection of TemplateMonster’s templates contains nearly 46 000 items. They offer you WordPress, Joomla, OpenCart, and a whole lot of other ready-made designs.
Because of this variety, TemplateMonster has provided the list of web studios with advanced filtering options. So, the customers can search for a web studio in their location or somewhere nearby.

Different studios provide different kinds of services, so the company also added an option of filtering the catalogue by CMS.
This way, the owners of PrestaShop themes from, Mexico, for instance, will be shown a list of companies working with PrestaShop sites in that specific location.
NB! The customers will see a list of all CMS agencies work with at the Web Studios Catalog. This is especially comfy when they purchase several different templates and want to launch more than one project at a time.

At this point they can decide whether to contact one web design studio that works with WordPress, Joomla and OpenCart (for example) or send a request to 3 different agencies.
Web design studios rating is another cool feature you should know about. It grounds on the number of successful projects completed by the agency with the help of TemplateMonster’s themes. The more experienced agency is, the higher rank it has.
In a nutshell
This advantageous offer from TemplateMonster provides web studios with a great opportunity to expand their product market, gain more trustworthy online image, find new clients, and earn more money.
However, that’s not all. In addition to being highlighted on the chart, each partner has a separate profile page. There they can post more detailed information about their services, staff, contact details, a list of CMS they work with, pricing plans, and whatnot.
The profile page also contains TemplateMonster’s feedback about the design studio and its rating.

This information is targeted at helping the customers choose the best web design agency for their needs.
There is also a built-in request form for those who have already made a decision and wish to place an order. This form allows the customer contact a web design agency, give them a brief review of the services they would like to order, desired budget, etc.
It seems like we highlighted all the main points of TemplateMonster’s Certified Partners Catalogue.
Use it to find a reliable web design agency that will help you get started with your web resource in the short run if you are a business owner.
If you are a TemplateMonster partner, pass the certification process and get listed on the chart. You’ll be happy that reaching out the new clients and building your customers base has become much easier for you.
Conclusion
Please share your thoughts about this seductive offer from TemplateMonster. Do you agree that it can bring real benefits to your business? Are you going to study and pass the quiz? Would you like to be on the recommended web studios list? Please, leave your feedback at the comments section.

Why Your Company’s Website Needs to Be Responsive

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Fifty-six percent of consumer traffic to leading U.S. consumer websites now comes from mobile devices, according to the SimilarWeb State of Mobile Web in the U.S. 2015 Report. While this illustrates the importance of mobile, it also demonstrates that mobile is not the whole story, since it leaves 44 percent of traffic coming from non-mobile sources.

With that in mind, ‘corePHP’ designs each and every one of our websites to be responsive in nature. This ensures your site will be viewed by your audience, no matter the device they will be utilizing. Continue reading

The War that Never Ends: Web Design Agencies vs. SEO Agencies and Trends in 2016

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Web design firms are great at building beautiful websites, but just how good are they at SEO? And how high do SEO agencies rank considering design concepts? A Moz.com study found that, many leading SEO agencies had high rankings with poor web design, while web design agencies had award-winning websites but were failing at their SEO.

Creating a great website in terms of web design while keeping the SEO principles is not as easy as it sounds, but it is becoming increasingly necessary in today’s environment. This is especially true if you’re looking to employ cutting-edge design concepts like parallax scrolling to improve responsiveness – a concept we know to be difficult considering SEO. Below is an in-depth look into the study and some of its findings: Continue reading

‘corePHP’ vs. Freelancer: Your Choice Could Cost You!

web development agencyTime and time again we are asked to submit a proposal for work against a freelancer. So, we thought now would be a great time for us to explain why the team at ‘corePHP’ wants you the client to think twice before agreeing to work with a freelancer. Keep in mind, some freelancers do great work and have the portfolio to show for it. However, we continue to come across those who are less desirable and over promise and under deliver for the client. Continue reading

Is Poor Web Design the Reason Behind Your Conversion Decline?

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Selling your merchandise via online platforms are not like you ever imaged. You will come to learn that no matter how good and superior your products are, you simply cannot beat the competition if they lack the appeal of an attractive web design. A good web design is like a well-dressed salesman knocking at your door. You know you don’t have the cash to buy what he is selling, but you most definitely would like to hear what he has to say. Continue reading

Utilizing the Bootstrap 4 Grid System for Mobile

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Sophia Phillips of WordPrax Ltd. – HTML to WordPress company shared with us in December an article regarding utilizing the Bootstrap 4 grid system for creating a responsive website. To date, this post has seen significant traffic as many have noticed the usefulness of the article. A short bit ago we were approached regarding having a video developed to showcase the usefulness of the Bootstrap 4 system.

Chris Minnick of Webucator, a mobile web development training site, was so inspired after reading the article that he created a video to further discuss the Bootstrap grid system.

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2016 Best Online Product Design Tool/Software Providers

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At present, everyone wants to possess product featuring the design that exhibits attitude, perception, and even character. This gives birth to print business. But, in today’s digital age, the concept of automation has got the wider acceptance in different sectors. Hence, online product designing model has arisen. In fact, it has become the growing trend all over the world.

Many traditional print business owners are looking for a solution or service provider that will help them deploy online product design tools within their website so that their customers can prepare the design while accessing the website. In a bid to those companies, this blog presents the curated list of top nine online product design tool and service providers.

Let’s have a glimpse below to know more about tools: Continue reading

Web Design | From Gathering Data To End Results

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In spite of the popular belief, web design cannot be resumed to an idea that magically appears in the creative person’s mind. In reality, good web design comes as a result of an elaborated process, one that reflects the unique characteristics of the business and engages its main audience. By ignoring these two critical steps, you’re bound to fail at connecting with your customers and ultimately, not be able to grow your business online. Continue reading

Fresh and Useful Freebies for Designers & Developers – Part III

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We have finally reached the end of this series, “Fresh & Useful Freebies for Designers & Developers”. We know that this was a short series as we needed to keep the quality tight by selecting only the best freebies available.

But we will be coming up with some more freebies for you in our upcoming blogs. We hope that this series have filled your toolbox with lots of awesome resources and that also for free.

Enjoy the final part of this series to its fullest. Do not forget to bookmark these episodes for your future referencing. Continue reading