Writing a great blog post can be challenging if you've never done it before. That doesn't mean you can't though. You just have to put a little effort into it. Here are some guidelines for you to consider.
1. Be Clear About Your Topic
Writing a great post first starts with choosing a great topic. Address a need, fulfill a purpose, know why you are writing and to whom. When you know the why and who, crafting the message becomes easier.
Mondrian is both a Free and Pro Joomla Template
We are delighted to bring you Mondrian, a simple and stunning Joomla template, in its FREE and PRO versions. In Mondrian you have a cutting edge, eye-catching, clean and smooth design that will impress ANY site visitor. Whether you need a full blown website or just a landing page, Mondrian is the perfect template for you.
Web Design Advice: Videos make for Great Content
Quality content still remains one of the best ways to engage your online audience, but recently the trend has shifted towards video. In fact, Cisco predicts that by 2016 nearly 90% of all web traffic will be video. Video marketing offers a few unique advantages over its written counterpart. Try using both forms of content to give your online marketing the one-two punch it needs. Are you still unsure about video marketing?
Here are five reasons you should consider uploading a video to your site right now to propel your business forward (before everyone else does):
A great Joomla Template Framework that keeps getting better!
Last August we announced a major update to our Wright Template Framework. Since that time we've continued to do periodic updates to bring more stability and bug fixes, and seen some exciting adoptions of Wright from Joomla community members and companies.
This week I'm excited to announce the upcoming release of Wright v3.1, which includes some great new features, and equally as excited to share an interview with yet another Joomla community member who's adopted Wright for all of his work, Nick Savov.
Problem: Joomla "by default" Frustrations
Have you felt frustrated when you are unable to modify some "by default" positioned elements when creating a Joomla! Powered website? Well, you're not alone -- we all have been halted by elements you cannot "move" but only style. For example, what if you want to place the title at the bottom of each article instead of having it above? Or what if you want to create more divs for higher modifications and styling?
Solution: Joomla Template Overrides, w00t!
Here is the good news: Joomla allows us to create Template Overrides, which are modifications to the Joomla components or modules, that can be done from the template, and avoid hacking the Joomla! files.
If you just launched an amazing new startup company, you're not alone. Brand new companies spring up by the dozen every day. In order to stand out among the masses, you need to make a professional and – quite frankly – an unforgettable online appearance. But how can you do all that with minimal cash flow? We've rounded up the best ways to make a killer online impression to kick-start your company.
Content Marketing Works!
Content marketing is one area where businesses have gradually paid more attention to. According to the 2013 B2B Content Marketing Benchmarks, Budgets and Trends conducted by the Content Marketing Institute and MarketingProfs, content marketers are using more tactics this year (12) compared to last year (8) and used social media more (87% this year compared to 74% in 2012) to distribute their content.
More importantly, 33% of businesses are spending on content marketing; 7% more compared to last year.
Being part of both Joomla! Day Guatemala team and the Joomlashack team (proud Gold Sponsor for the second time), I was very excited about this new event. I enjoyed it thoroughly, from the first day we thought of it and started planning it, until the last international speaker left.
You've spent countless hours making your website into the best marketing tool it can be. A good website will engage, entertain, and entice your readers to covert. Just make sure you aren't making these common web design mistakes that will totally undermine your efforts and cost you money.
1. Not communicating your intention FAST
You have about 4 seconds to grab your readers' attention – so make those seconds count. These days, people are constantly bombarded with information overload. Your readers will move on pronto unless something makes them want to stay. Don't prattle on and on about your company's goals or embracing innovation in your industry. Tell your reader exactly what you have to offer them and why they want it. Don't leave readers confused about your objective with weak statements that don't really mean anything. Nail it on the head from the get-go with strong, active language. Give your readers a reason to stick around and learn more – and do it quickly.
Wylia, our newest Joomla template, is here with the sole purpose of wowing your customers with its full-width striking, focal image at the top of the page and a design that comes together and feels just right. The possibilities with Wylia are endless for any business and organization that wants to show-off a portfolio of products. Its sophisticated and cutting-edge visual design allows for any site to have a professional look from day one.