Site speed is important for every website owner. If your site is slow, the user experience will suffer, along with its search ranking. A very popular and useful tool to measure a site’s speed is Google PageSpeed Insights. Here’s how Duda uses it to improve your sites. (more…)
It can be pretty hard to figure out who to believe on the internet. Everyone has an opinion about everything, and you can drive yourself crazy trying to get a straight answer on even the simplest things. For example, if you were to enter the phrase “web design best practices” in Google, you be will provided with about 74,200,000 results. Try “responsive web design trends” and you’ll fare slightly better, as that particular search only returns about 6,230,000 results. To help cut through this ridiculous amount of clutter, I’m beginning a new series on the Duda blog entitled, “Words from the Web.” This series will be used to shine a light on what real industry experts have to say about the things that truly matter to those working in the web design industry. This week, I’ll be highlighting three must-read recent posts about responsive web design that we feel offer up some real value. (more…)
Want to add an image to your website? Why!? This is the most important question you can ask yourself as a designer. Your images must have purpose – they tell a story. After you have successfully answered this question, it’s actually time to choose your image. Don’t mess it up! You need to choose something that fits the rest of your site’s look and feel, but that’s not all. A website is not a piece of paper; it’s responsive and can be seen on different platforms. You need to make sure your images look great on all of them – desktop, tablet and mobile. And DON’T USE STOCK IMAGES if you don’t absolutely have too. Okay. Now the details… (more…)
As a website reseller, a crucial component of successfully marketing and selling your solutions is to focus on your customers’ support and success. Sales and retention go hand in hand. However, keeping track of all the information you need to effectively follow-up with a multitude of sales leads and stay engaged with current clients can become a daunting, time-sucking activity that affects other aspects of your business.
It happens to all of us. With the best of intentions and a can-do spirit, you meet with a client, promise the world and agree on a timeline, only to blow past the deadline with nothing more to show for it than a half-coded website and egg on your face. It’s not necessarily that you’re lazy or procrastinated too long. No. There are a million and one pitfalls and distractions that can prevent you from delivering a custom website to a client on time. So when scoping out a new project, it’s important to be honest (and realistic) with yourself and your client about how long things are going to take. (more…)
A few months ago, we decided to focus more of our development work on tools for DudaPros. We understood that our product needs to encapsulates all the features our partners require to quickly create and edit sites in the simplest way possible.
So according to this new direction, we’ve been pushing out features that are intended to improve workflow for agencies and professional website builders, making site production more efficient.
One of the key areas we worked on was the inline editing, as the ability to work smoothly and seamlessly in the editor is one of the main places we felt we needed to be better. (more…)
Selling and educating are two completely different things, and combining them into one successful pitch is a bit of an art form. For someone to buy into an idea, they also need to understand how it works and the benefits it provides, especially if it’s a completely new concept. Such is the case with website personalization via Duda’s inSite feature, and bridging the gap between selling and educating when talking to clients is crucial to closing the deal. Here are a few quick tips on how to accomplish this task. (more…)
In addition to the standard website services you provide to your clients, it’s never a bad idea to offer up some marketing help as well. Search engine marketing, running display campaigns, or any other sort of advertising initiatives you can offer help to ingratiate you to your clients and make for a great upsell. But did you know the Duda platform can support you in these efforts too? Much like creating a full-blown DudaOne website, our website builder can be used to create fantastic landing pages that help drive customer conversion on a specific service or product that your client wants to push. (more…)