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Changing the Font Style in Dynamic Database on Wix.
If your text field is set to “Rich Text'' you can change the font type within the popup area. You can make the font bold, italic, or underline and you can also add bullet points and links. If you want to change the font size, you have a variety of preset fonts to choose from under the Font Themes section: Heading 1, Heading 2, and so on. The themes of these fonts are pre set within your website's text box settings and you cannot choose any other font size or type unless you change the themes outside of this area, in the font theme of your website editor. If there is not a preset font type and size listed here that you are after, you must set a font type and size to your overall website’s theme–which in turn affects other areas of your site where you have told font sections to use theme fonts. Remember, you need to do this OUTSIDE of the database section. Select a font box and change the font type to whichever theme you want and adjust it and then hit "Save Theme". ***NOTE: This will change ALL the other fonts you have used under that theme across the entire website, so be sure you are OK with this.***
Adding a Dynamic Page to the Editor X Menu Bar in Wix
When adding a dynamic page to the Editor X menu bar, start by grabbing the menu bar and clicking “Manage Menu”. From there, you should select the link icon. From there, select “Page” and enter which page you want. For a dynamic page, you will need to use its “Title Page” vs. the “All Page” otherwise, you will be selecting the catalog page to all of the title pages. If you select the Title Page, it will show a secondary selection and ask which item you want. Then, you can select your actual page. Tell it to open either new or current, whichever you like. It will create a link at the bottom of your Manage Menu bar. Rename it how you like and rearrange it to how you need it to flow. Be sure to adjust your mobile menu bar if you have it set to a different menu.
Member Pages vs. Subscriber Pages on Wix–enable members from seeing certain pages until they've paid
I was recently asked to set up features that would enable my client's site members from seeing certain Member Pages until those members paid a monthly, reoccurring plan on their site. My client had set up new Member Pages under the Member Pages section of the editor and wanted those pages to be hidden from anyone who created an account until they had purchased their monthly, paid subscription. My client's website was created to showcase their services of being a lifestyle coach. On their site, they had podcasts and blogs visible to anyone but anyone could register to join as a site member or subscriber and create a login. Once they created a login, they could see all of the 'Member Pages'. The issue: The issue here is that regardless of how a subscriber obtained their login access, they could see those pages. They could create a login by purchasing the paid plan, or they could create a login by simply attempting to login. So, how can we stop subscribers from seeing important, paid services information prior to their purchase but also keep the option to allow everyone to join as a subscriber? The solution: Instead of using Member Pages to house documents that only paid subscribers will see, you simply use the normal page creator and tell the settings to hid until someone has paid. Why this seems simple but yet was so complicated: Wix uses the words "Member Pages" to describe this section. It would be better if they used the words "Member Contributor Pages" and then had an explanation of what a site subscriber and site member was vs. someone who contributed to a site. The Member Pages section is more for employees or bloggers or anyone who contributes to the site. So, my client spent a lot of time creating Members Pages in addition to what is standard but they should have been creating normal, hidden pages.
How to Say Thank You to Your Clients While Still Maintaining Social Distancing. Your customers and clients mean the world to you and now more than ever you want to show them how much you appreciate them and their business. But with businesses being run from homes, or not open to the public, how do you reach out and say thank you but still maintain social distancing? We are currently living in a no handshake, no hugging world so it can be tough to show you value your customers and clients. While it may not be the way you would normally show your gratitude, there are plenty of delivery options available which can be personalized to each client's taste and interests. Esty The homemade craft website may not be the first place you think of when deciding on a gift for a client. But the internet giant has a wide range of corporate as well and niche gifts for a wide range of tastes. Gifts for golfers, movie buffs, hunters, dog and cat enthusiasts, gardeners as well as corporate gifts including tumblers, desk sets and mouse pads can be found (and customized) on this versatile gift-giving site. Greetabl When a thank you card doesn’t seem like enough and you want to send that client just a little bit more, try greetabl. This website allows you to create and customize a personal box of treats, or a small gift to brighten the day of whoever receives it! Packaging is both beautiful and fun, giving the recipient a gift even before they see what’s inside the box. Prices range from $3 to $28 allowing you to find just the right gift at just the right price. Amazon When it comes to shopping online, Amazon is one of the first places you think. With everything from stickers to houses (yes, you can buy a house on Amazon) there is something for everyone on Amazon. Corporate gifts are no expectation. Plus with two-day shipping with Amazon Prime and gift wrapping available it allows the gift to get to your client quickly and already wrapped. And who doesn’t love to see an Amazon box with their name on it? Local florists Of course it is important to think local when it comes to gifts to clients. While a beautiful bouquet will brighten anyone’s day, local florists often sell more than flowers and can create baskets of sweets, spa items and even meats and cheeses. It is worth looking at your local florists to see what they create with or without flowers! Happily Ever afTer Wedding and Event Planner has a local Hillsdale County Florist list on their website here: (scroll down to Florist) Candy shops While not everyone is likely to admit it, everyone loves candy! Whether it’s chocolate, carmel, coconut or fruit-flavored, everyone likes to indulge every now and then (or every day at 3) for a sweet treat. Local candy shops are perfect for creating a personalized basket or bouquet of treats perfect of any client or office. Not sure what they like? Get an assortment, and you’re sure to please everyone in the office! Here in Hillsdale Michigan, we have a local candy shop called Small Town Sweet Boutique: We may not be able to see our clients face-to-face right now (or even mask to mask), but you can still show them how much you appreciate their business with a personalized gift delivered right to their door. Happy shopping! If you'd like to schedule a consult or talk to me about what you've read in this article, please feel free to reach out to me. My contact information is below. I look forward to chatting with you! - Sarah Schedule a Consult Author: Sarah Gray Sarah Gray is a Content Strategist who has had the opportunity to pursue her passion for journalism and public relations for almost 20 years. She loves learning more about this community which she has lived since 2013 and helping its businesses and community members grow and succeed through the written word...View full profile ›
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The ultimate guide to effective B2B website design
There's one thing that needs to be set straight from the very beginning - if you are after effective B2B website design, you need to stir clear of almost everything you know about B2C consumers. There is a rather sensible reason for this: B2B leads do not actually tend to dive into impulse buying. B2B websites need to be able to offer more than just a platform for customers stumbling into a product they like and making purchases via shopping carts. And even though B2B deals with special kinds of customers - the ones who will most likely ask to talk to an actual salesperson - you do indeed need to make every effort to create the website worthy of your business. A sales-ready website that has excellent design will create more engagement from your visitors - the benefits whereof are well-known already. Effective B2B website design means more customer engagement Regardless of the type of product or services you are offering (SaaS being an excellent example of B2B), you want your website design to be able to accomplish three main goals: Attract visitors Engage them using high-quality design&content Turn website visitors into prospective clients The best way to allow your B2B website to be as effective as possible is by giving its visitors the chance to remain interested. This is the most functional way of witnessing a notable spike in your B2B conversions. Remember - you can't just point to a website you like and ask for the same one. Your brand is specific and should attract its own specific target audience. Do look at the most successful website in your industry for inspiration, however - try to build brand awareness of your own. You can be sure the businesses you are targeting will find a way to appreciate every effort you make towards creating the perfect B2B website design. Traits of an effective website design So, without further ado, let us take a look at the most vital traits of a B2B website design that will have the most beneficial impact on your business. 1. Starting from the top - your website absolutely must load quickly Your prospective clients can be pushed further away from your website with each second of delay - straight into the open arms of your competition. The best way to avoid this dreadful scenario is to improve the load time of your site. Once you do this, you will lower your bounce rate. Consequently, your website will start to rank higher on Google. It's a winning streak - as you can clearly see. 2. Simple, easy to figure out user interface can make all the difference This one is common to all website visitors out there: they enjoy simplicity. You might think that visual complexity will give your B2B website a more sophisticated tone and a notion of higher quality - but you would most certainly be mistaken. There are numerous studies to support the claim that a simple interface is a road you want to take here. Go for a simple, straightforward website design. 3. Pay special attention to your website's content Do not underestimate the power of your website's content (and by all means, do not forget about the significance of SEO). What are the features of high-quality B2B content? Try to go along the lines of providing your desired audience with grounds to dive headfirst into your website. Giving relevant content to the sort of audience you actually want to attract will prevent unqualified leads. Effective B2B website design is more than just what meets the eye. 4. Give your audience clarity - it will do wonders Here's the part of the design that has everything to do with the actual design itself. Give your website a chance to pop in all the right parts. Make all the links and menus noticeable - but try not to overdo it. User experience is an important feature to focus on for B2B companies. Hence, make a user-friendly, easily approachable search function on your website. This might sound simple enough, but a website design that meets high standards often requires the assistance of experienced professionals. 5. Consider using chatbots It is definitely not what you would call a necessity, but personalization of user experience can go a long way when it comes to engaging your visitors. So consider using technologies such as chatbots. B2B companies have received positive results from implementing features such as these to provide some assistance to their visitors and enable them some extra guidance. 6. Whether your offer includes products or services, make sure other businesses understand that instantly This one speaks for itself. Your B2B website design needs to speak - and it needs to speak in plain, precise, and straightforward language. The two letters you should make sure are always there to lead your way towards a successfully designed B2B website - UX. User Experience is the thing you should definitely focus on the most. Don't let your business starve. Let it grow and develop by allowing your clients to experience what you offer the right way. All it takes is one single second No more, no less. A second is all the time it takes for people to form an initial opinion about a person... or a website. How can you make this into your own advantage? Make the most important facts about your business and what you have to offer to other companies visible right away. Make sure your website visitors know who you are, what your business can provide them with – and, most importantly: how their own business will benefit from yours. Your website design should direct its visitors towards the actions they ought to be making in order to use your business the best way. Look at your website - does it provide the right answers and information? Before the final version of your website's design has been completed, take your time and do a detailed dissection of every element. Go through the visual aspect - is the design simple, yet effective and contemporary? Is there a clear CTA form? Are all the menus and contact forms noticeable? Have you spent enough time and resources to create a well-thought-out SEO strategy for your B2B website? Give your content another look. A word to the wise: proofreading every single part of the content can go a long way. Test your website's performance thoroughly. Time is money - and even one second can make all the difference when it comes to the loading time of your site. Effective B2B website design needs to tell the story of your brand Place yourself in the shoes of someone who owns a business, wants their business to benefit from yours - but knows absolutely nothing about your brand and the products or services you are offering. Can that person understand what your brand represents just by looking at your homepage? If the answer is yes, then congratulations - you're practically halfway through completing an effective B2B website design. Just make sure you make the perfect balance of load speed, high-quality design, UX, copywriting, and SEO. The final result should be a website that is truly able to represent your business in the best possible light.
Let's say your computer crashed and now you have a new one that has all new programs and you can't recall how to access your email. Or, someone set it up for you a long time ago and now you have to start all over but no longer work with the person who set it up. Accessing Office 365 (Microsoft Email) is a bit different than say, GMail Suite but you can still find results pretty quickly. We're here to help as well! Please view our suggestions and if you still have trouble, just give us a call at 517-320-2543. How to access your Office 365 Email First things first, rest easy knowing that while you are dealing with figuring out how to access your email, there is quick and easy way to access it regardless if your programs are not installed anymore. Just follow option #1 below. Option #1 Access your email from any web browser, anytime, without the need for 3rd party email software. This is called, OWA (Online Web Access). If you have purchased your email from GoDaddy visit this link: and enter your login and password. If you have purchased your email directly from Microsoft, visit this link: enter your login and password. If you do not remember your email password, you will need to hit "forgot password" while on the OWA version NOT Outlook and go through that process to reset your password. If you have trouble with the "forget password" feature, you will have to then go into either your GoDaddy or Microsoft account and reset it manually or get with the company who's providing you the email. That said, try the first step first. Option #2 Access your email from Outlook–follow these instructions. Outlook Setup Instructions Open Outlook. (Don't have the app? Download it at the Microsoft site.) Select File then + Add Account. Enter your Office 365 email address and select Connect. Enter your Office 365 email password and select Sign In. You might be asked to choose if you want to use this account everywhere on your device. Note: You may need to specify your account type as Work or School or Personal. Select Work or School to continue. Once Outlook shows that the email address was added correctly, select Done. If you have issues with downloading Outlook, you need seek help from a technician or we can help, give us a call at 517-320-2543. We may need to remote into your computer and set it up for you, or if you are in the Hillsdale County Michigan area, we can come out to see you. Good luck! - HWD Team
What is User Experience? Users have an undeniable role in understanding your website from search engines. Unfortunately, the user experience is dependent on many factors and its evaluation is very complex. Here at Hillsdale Web Design, we create websites that focus on a user's experience. Developing a site from a user experience point of view is a very difficult challenge. Many professionals don’t even think about user experience and if they do, they may struggle at it. Some designers may even avoid dealing with this issue. We make sure to pay attention to the following key user experience elements: If you invest in Advertisement Management Services with us, we optimize your site to make sure the presence of the user and CTR (Click-through Rate) are high and the bounce rate on the opposite side is low. As far as website setup goes, there are two key elements that help with user experience: Site Structure: Search engines will monitor your website, but they need to be able to monitor it well. Users should be able to easily find the pages they want. Your website will include as many–or as little–pages as you need, and the site structure will be laid out and approved prior. UX Design: Your Multimedia and Web Designer will use their skills in graphic, web, and UX design. As a professional web design company, we keep in mind how we want your viewers to behave on your website. We believe in branding and good design. Our designers create custom, powerful websites where quality is the main focus.
Website inbox messages appear in my account, but not in my email inbox.
Make sure that: · The messages are not in your Spam/Junk/Bulk Folder. · Your email address is receiving regular emails. · You whitelisted the email address that is coming in as a “no-reply” from your website. Whitelist an email address in Gmail/GSuite 1. Log in to your Gmail at gmail.com. 2. Click the gear icon in the top-right and select Settings. 3. Click the Filters and Blocked Addresses tab. 4. Click Create a New Filter. 5. In the pop-up window, enter the email address you want whitelisted in the From field. 6. NOTE: If you want a whole domain whitelisted, you can just enter the domain (ie, "@example.com"). 7. Click Create filter. 8. Check "Never send it to Spam". 9. Click Create filter. -- If you have any further questions about emails, just let me know! Schedule a Consult
1. Log in to your Gmail at gmail.com. 2. Click the gear icon in the top-right and select Settings. 3. Click the Filters and Blocked Addresses tab. 4. Click Create a New Filter. 5. In the pop-up window, enter the email address you want whitelisted in the From field. 6. NOTE: If you want a whole domain whitelisted, you can just enter the domain (ie, "@example.com"). 7. Click Create filter. 8. Check "Never send it to Spam". 9. Click Create filter. -- If you have any further questions about emails, just let me know! Schedule a Consult
Are you in need of images for your blog post or website but aren’t really sure how to find images for them? Here are ways to find images online that are FREE to use and in good quality! Number 1 Go to any search engine you want. We will use Google for example here (they are generally all the same in functionality). > Number 2 Type in a descriptor for the image you want, such as "knee brace". Number 3 When the information generates, select "Images" from the tabs at the top. Number 4 Then, change the setting of use to “Labeled for Reuse”. Number 5 Be sure to change the settings for the "Size" as well to at least medium, preferably large. Do not use a small image. Now you will have images to choose from! Number 6 Select the image you want, and a secondary image view will appear. Number 7 Right click it and tell it to “Save Image As” and save it to a location on our computer where you can remember where it is. And there you go! You have the image you want. Another option is to use a free image archive website such as Pixabay. > Number 1 Type in a descriptor for the image you want, just be sure the type you are choosing is a photo. You can also download videos, vector graphics, and illustrations! When we tried “knee brace”, it came up that they have 0 options for you to choose from. This happens! What you can do from there is type in an alternative descriptor or use a different image all together that will help show off hat you are trying to sell or promote that is not a knee brace. Again, you can always use what you find on search engines. The other thing you can do is to go to a paid site such as where they will defiantly have a knee brace for you to use but you will have to purchase it. To continue to help you see how Pixabay works, we have chosen an alternative descriptor, “hurt knee”. Pixabay only offers you high quality, free images so all you have to do is find the image you want after the search results generate. Be careful not to accidentally pick an image that is from Shutterstock because it will take you to the Shutterstock website where they require you purchase images. Shutterstock advertises a lot on Pixabay and they strategically place theirs ads in places where Pixabay users can think they are clicking on a free image in Pixabay but are not. Number 2 Once you find an image you like, click on it! Number 3 It will take you to a new area where you can click the green button, “Free Download”. Again, be careful because a lot of times there are ads hiding right next to that button and if you click something that is not the free download for that particular image, you can get lost again. Number 4 When you click the correct button, a drop-down menu will appear, and you can chose which size of an image you’d like o download. We usually choose 1920x1357 to be safe. If you are worried about your computer’s hard drive filling up, you may want to choose a smaller image. Number 5 Then, click the download again! The image will go to wherever you have told your computer to accept downloads. Most of the time Pixabay will ask you do login or complete a task in order to download fully. You can set up an account for free, we recommend doing that!
They will ask that you “show some love” to the Photographer who took the image. Be sure to do that! If you can mention them as being the Photographer whenever you use that image, do so. If you can donate money, do it! And there you go again. You have the image you want now from Pixabay! Lastly, if you are not finding what you need on search engines or on Pixabay, you will alternative need to purchase an image. We like Shutterstock. > The way you search is pretty much the same as how you search on Pixabay, but you will need to enter in a credit card and set up an account. If you have any questions about this article, please feel free to reach out to us! Schedule a Consult Author: HWD Team Members Custom websites are created and managed to fit your needs, not ours! Designed and built with you in mind, your new website will have everything you need to connect with your customers and run your business efficiently.
What are your top choices for a domain name? __________________________, ________________________, ________________________. Think about how you want the domain to appear on printed materials... if it's long, you will have a hard time showing it, especially on business cards. You may consider having a domain that is the exact same or similar to your existing social media site(s). If you've already set your business's Facebook URL and you realize now that your Facebook URL is long, you may want to consider changing your Facebook URL. Simply go to your Facebook page About section and scroll down to Page Info (left menu). Click on Username and you'll be able to change your handle and, ultimately, your page URL too. Once you click the edit button, you will be able to change the username, which also changes the page URL. Changing a domain is not as simple. If you need a domain change or a new domain or an additional domain, they cost separate and will need to be purchased for at least one year. -- If you have any questions about website domains and emails, just let me know! Schedule a Consult Author: A. Honey Looking for my next opportunity to make an impact. The digital way. I get to be creative and express myself through imagery every time I work with a client. Whether it’s through photography, web design, or graphic design, each day is new and exciting. I love learning new techniques–I never want to fall behind the times. I have a drive to succeed and always strive for the best. With an eye for detail, I’ll be thorough with your projects, and provide you and your clients top notch customer service! More by A. Honey: Social Media URLs vs. Social Media Titles–How to choose the right one! How to Secure Your Facebook Account!