If you have your own business or simply want to have your own website to reach out to prospective customers you need a great website. Your potential customers or clients want to see you on the net.
You do not need to be an expert at designing websites to start off. You need to just be aware of three things; using HTML, registering for a domain name and finding a service to host your website.
The first thing that the website needs is a domain name. A domain name is nothing but the address for your identity on the Internet. For e.g www.google.com, is the domain name for the search engine by Google. Your domain name has to be registered for a certain period of time. The name that you decide should be such that it easily identifies with your company name or product that you are selling or the purpose of the website.
If you’re seeking start-up funding for your web business or continuing financial sharing to help it grow, you’ll be interested in this in-depth discussion on “10 Views On What To Look For In An Investor” over at Read/Write.
The answers contain a few surprises, but all of them also illuminate some marketing strategies. For instance, one person values networking – she will always “consider the connections that an investor (or anyone else) can bring to the table over anything else.” All of these are refreshing takes on philosophies of business. (Is that even a thing?). (more…)
If you’re like most web designers, you let your portfolio get stagnant after awhile. Are you feeling a pang of guilt while reading this? Sure, we know how it goes. At first, you pour all of your creative energy into your portfolio, taking a whole week or two getting it just right. Then, when the work pours in, you get so busy with clients that you forget the portfolio exists. Then one day you take a look at it, and it’s outdated.
Rule of thumb: Anything you design in the tech world will always appear, in retrospect, to have the shelf life of a banana.
Mashable offers 10 Ways to Make Your Design Portfolio More Appealing to Employers. While the advice seems pretty basic (“Choose the Right Hosting” – What were we doing before, spray-painting it on the wall?), it’s a good refresher course in connecting with potential clients – and of course, Mashable picks examples of cutting-edge designs.
A bonus buck while we’re on Mashable: 17 Web Resources for Improving Your Design Skills.