Design – SaveDelete https://savedelete.com Wed, 27 Nov 2019 13:22:25 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.3.1 Top Simple Website Builder Expected In 2020 https://savedelete.com/design/top-simple-website-builder-expected-in-2020/245421/ https://savedelete.com/design/top-simple-website-builder-expected-in-2020/245421/#respond Wed, 27 Nov 2019 13:22:11 +0000 https://savedelete.com/?p=245421 top website builder

Are you looking forward to creating an online presence and reap the many benefits associated with digital marketing? Well, It is time you think of owning a website. You need not worry about many technicalities related to building and designing a website. Several website builders are out here to help you set up your website […]

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Are you looking forward to creating an online presence and reap the many benefits associated with digital marketing? Well, It is time you think of owning a website. You need not worry about many technicalities related to building and designing a website.

Several website builders are out here to help you set up your website in a matter of seconds. They include; Wix, Site builder, 8b Website Builder, Weebly, Bold grid, and Site 123 e.t.c. Unlike before, you don’t need vast knowledge in setting up and designing your website. You will be provided with different designs to customize your website as per your preference.

Hurry up and take advantage of this opportunity to grow your business.  2020 is almost here, and one thing we are proud of is the growing trend in the website designs. Some of these trends include; black and white palettes, serif font on the screen, video content and Chabot’s, and so on.  In the year 2020, we expect to see new trends.

What is 8b?

If you’re looking forward to owning a website, then look no further. 8b is an online website builder that can help you set up a website from scratch. In a twinkle of an eye, you will have created a stylish website at no cost.

You’ve no absolute excuse for failing to launch your online presence through the creation of a website.  This is because, on this platform, coding and designing skills are not necessary in coming up with a website. 8b program works online, and you can access it from any device at your convenient time. 

You have at least 18 templates to choose from, depending on your preference. Also, 8b supports the AMP Google platform, and it is possible to access the whole process from your smartphone.

Cutting edge templates

One thing that makes 8b simple website builder stand out from the rest is that you are provided with a variety of excellent and user-friendly templates.  These templates are easy to apply and ensure you’re able to customize your website as per your goals and objectives. Additionally, the templates are free of charge. This sounds good and makes this site the best platform to launch your website.

Creating a website

So are you wondering how to set up a website using the 8b simple website builder? Well, relax because, as we said earlier, the process is quick and straightforward. However, to achieve good results, you need to be keen in following all the steps required. Are you ready? Here are the key steps you need to follow when setting up your website.

The first step is to access the 8b simple website builder and click on “CREATE A NEW WEBSITE” tab on the top right corner of your screen. After which you will be taken to “Register” window immediately with an option of sign up. Create an account using either Facebook or Google account. All the other steps will be all about customizing your website according to your needs.

Step 1: Create a template

You need to choose a template for your website that attracts to your target audience. You need to be keen when selecting one.

To choose a template on the 8b online site builder, click “Select here” and choose a theme from the many templates provided. The good thing about this site builder is that you can find a template of any case.

After choosing the theme that you like, select the name that defines your work and click on the “Create site”.

Step 2: Designing your website

After creating the website, the next step will involve ensuring that you make the website presentable and more appealing to the audience.

 This will involve adding more content without necessarily changing the visual layout. You can add more sections to your website using the “Drag and drop option”. To perform this function, you need to scroll down and click on the plus (+) sign.

This will give you a list of sections you can apply. These sections include; Headers, Features, Contacts, Menus, Footers, Pricing Tables, Testimonials, Team section, Articles, Images, Videos, etc. You can click on the “Customize section” to bring changes to any block you choose.

By applying this setting, you can make changes on the Titles, subtitles, text, buttons, colors, overlay, opacity, paddings, and background, and so on. You can see more settings by clicking “Show all settings” at the bottom of the “Customize” button.

Step 3: Publish website

When you’re through with your website, it’s time to publish it, and with 8b online site builder, this is a simple and straightforward process. You need to click on the hamburger and then “Publish”. That’s all, your website has been published, and you will receive a congratulatory message.  You can edit your site by clicking on the “Back to edit” tab and make appropriate changes.

Benefits

1.      It is easy to use

2.      The interface is highly responsive and user-friendly.

3.      No ads.

4.      It provides free hosting.

5.      It has a variety of templates.

Conclusion

We have seen the many benefits coupled with the 8b online site builder. It is your responsibility to take advantage of this platform to grow your brand. Feel free to create and customize your website in a matter of seconds and at no cost.

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8 Essential Tips To Increase Your Business Website Efficiency https://savedelete.com/design/8-essential-tips-to-increase-your-business-website-efficiency/242538/ https://savedelete.com/design/8-essential-tips-to-increase-your-business-website-efficiency/242538/#respond Fri, 22 Nov 2019 08:08:21 +0000 https://savedelete.com/?p=242538 Website Efficiency

To increase the effectiveness of your business website, you don’t have to make revolutionary changes. Most often, you just have to fix simple mistakes and introduce interesting innovations that work and attract customers. Now we’ll give you a few excellent ideas that will help you increase the effectiveness of your business site and start selling […]

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Website Efficiency

To increase the effectiveness of your business website, you don’t have to make revolutionary changes. Most often, you just have to fix simple mistakes and introduce interesting innovations that work and attract customers.

Now we’ll give you a few excellent ideas that will help you increase the effectiveness of your business site and start selling more! Keep in mind: most of these tips are universal and are applied to any website – this is true for business portfolio, for a simple brochure site or a designer portfolio.

1.   Animated calls to action

You have to tell the visitor what action you expect from him. That’s why you need to create a strong visible call to action button. However, today this may not be enough!

It is important to come up with something to highlight this button and draw the visitor’s attention to it.

Creating an animated call-to-action button is an important step that will solve this problem. For example, you can add an animated image of an arrow or even a finger pointing to a button, or simply use an interesting hover effect.

2.   Custom typography

The days of monotonous Arial and Times New Roman fonts are over! The more noticeable your text is the better! Today, you need to achieve a new level of typography on your site, and custom fonts do an excellent job!

Unique typography will help to attract attention, express the uniqueness of your brand, highlight a unique proposal, and help your visitors to easily perceive the text. You can use unique fonts in the logo, in the email newsletter and, of course, on your website pages.

 To stand out, you can even use several fonts, experiment with sizes and colors.

3.   Videos

According to Statista, global video consumption ranged from 65% to 95% last year.

Thus, videos on websites are becoming increasingly popular and act as a powerful means of transmitting information.

Therefore, you should add a video to your website design to maximize your profit and attract potential customers!

We recommend using videos that illustrate product/service, tell stories, show the work process. You can target the video to a direct call to action on the web page or create an exciting video with automatic playback on your home page.

4.   Artificial intelligence

AI can take many forms in website design, but the most popular examples are machine learning, personalization, and chatbots.

Machine learning and personalization are somewhat similar: they help visitors feel special, which in turn contributes to brand loyalty.

Chatbots affect the user experience much more directly. If you care about the high level of customer service, you definitely should add a chatbot to your website. Users can ask questions and quickly receive answers in real-time – isn’t it great?!

5.   Strong main page

Don’t be afraid if your homepage is a bit long so visitors would scroll through it.

Add 3-5 important blocks to your homepage that help redirect visitors to the main sections of your site, which will help to create a seamless user experience.

The list of the most important elements and sections on the main page of the site includes:

·         Value proposition;

·         Introduction video;

·         List of services;

·         Product benefits;

·         About Us;

·         Testimonials;

·         Case Studies/Success Stories.

6.   Social proof

People are social beings. And the opinions of other people are important to us, especially if these people have already tried something that we are going to try!

To inspire confidence in your future customers, you should pay great attention to the testimonials of your previous customers:

• place these reviews in the most visible places of your site;

• motivate your previous customers to leave feedback in social accounts, make links to them on your website;

• ask for permission to add a photo of the customer who purchased your products or services and left a review;

• make sure that the chosen font is easy to read.

7.  Build trust and care about your reputation

It’s important not only to make the potential customer understand that he needs your product or service – it is important to make him trust you!

Here are some tips that will help you to do this:

• get an SSL certificate;

• add authoritative logos (for example Stripe, Paypal) if you use them to process payments;

• add customer reviews;

• offer a free consultation or money-back guarantee;

• provide all contact information needed.

8.   Guide a buying decision

So, you got a visitor on your website, attracted him with your offer and gained his trust. What’s next?

That’s what you need to do next: your website should move him down the sales funnel and motivate him to make the purchase decision. Have you heard about the «ITC» formula – information, trust, conversion? Then follow it, and you will win the battle!

All elements of your site, and, first of all, its navigation, should be designed as a single chain that will lead a potential customer from the first page to the order form.

Here are the other things you can do to attract the visitor’s attention, motivate him to make an order, keep him on the site or even get him there:

•        use motivating pop-ups when the visitor enters the website;

•        create a proactive customer service;

•        use guest checkout;

•        use attractive strong calls to action;

•        use images wisely;

•        remind your visitor about special offers, temporary sales, limited proposals, and discounts;

•        create perfectly designed headlines;

•        send letters to customers who have abandoned their shopping carts;

•        add a clear delivery and return policy information;

•        add personalization wherever possible;

•        use hyperlink differentiation;

•        use bullet lists for key information;

•        make an emphasis on social media;

•        use pop-ups when the visitor is about to leave the website.

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How to Change Your Career from Graphic Design to UX https://savedelete.com/design/how-to-change-your-career-from-graphic-design-to-ux/241548/ https://savedelete.com/design/how-to-change-your-career-from-graphic-design-to-ux/241548/#respond Thu, 21 Nov 2019 16:21:23 +0000 https://savedelete.com/?p=241548

Do you want to make more money? Do you want a positive work change? A lot of graphic designers decided to change their careers to UX. In this article, you’ll know the best way how to do it. Let’s start! Beauty or usability? Modern companies don’t really want to choose between these two options. They […]

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Do you want to make more money? Do you want a positive work change? A lot of graphic designers decided to change their careers to UX. In this article, you’ll know the best way how to do it. Let’s start!

Beauty or usability?

Modern companies don’t really want to choose between these two options. They don’t like to do it because they want both options at once. Nowadays this approach is pretty normal.

A great designer should be able to create not only an amazing design but also a user-friendly one. If you want to be a good-paid UX designer you should understand all your future clients will demand from you thoughtful design, created with user care in mind. That’s why you shouldn’t choose between beauty and usability.

Can’t combine it? If it’s so then the first step for you is to learn how to do it.

The big gap between graphic and UX design

What is a UX design website?

UX design is human-centered design. Trying to define the difference between graphic and UX designer, you’ll see the big gap. All points that you’ll use to describe this gap is your steps and guidelines to get your career transition.

For instance, the best graphic design is always something beautiful. But the best UX design consists of 3 points:

· Look;

· Feel;

· Usability.

That’s why you need to know some basic programming knowledge to become a UX designer.  

Programming and UX design

Of course, it’d be great if you attempt a basic programming course but it’s not so necessary. You don’t need to be able to create that endless code to become a UX designer. All you need is to get an understanding of some basic steps of the developing process.  

Why should you know that? Because it’ll help you to create a better design. Remember, user-friendly is key for this profession.

What do graphic and UX designers have in common?

Any doubts, a graphic designer can become a UX designer easier than a person from a completely different field of activity. Let’s see what do they have in common!

· Creativity thinking;

· Emotional design;

Prototyping.

But what are the differences?

Graphic designers are more pixel-focused. At the same time UX designers more focused on users and what is good for them.

That’s why UX designers are usually multidisciplinary.

Reading articles about UX design will gift you a lot of useful and valuable knowledge. It’ll help you to fulfill this gap.

One big stepf

As you already know you don’t necessarily need to attempt programming courses to become a UX designer. But it’d be a good idea to find a course of UX design.

There are a lot of online courses on the Internet. Choose one that fits you more than others. It’ll definitely help you on your way.

What about the portfolio?

So, you decided to become a UX designer. Then you should change your portfolio and CV.

Don’t put there anything you don’t want to do in the near future. You aren’t a graphic designer anymore. You are a UX designer! Don’t be too shy. Just write it down on your CV.

Describe your design skills. All in all, these two professions are pretty close. At least graphic designers and UX designers use the same terms in their speeches.  

Do you still have some doubts?

This transition from graphic to UX designer isn’t so difficult as you might think at the beginning of this article. Time and perseverance – that’s all you need to achieve this goal.

Use online courses. Read UX design articles. Adopt the experience of those who are more successful than you are. You should want to get this change. You should dream about it.

By the way, any dream isn’t impossible till you keep dreaming.

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PowerPoint Is Revolutionizing Professional Presentation Design https://savedelete.com/design/powerpoint-is-revolutionizing-professional-presentation-design/240191/ https://savedelete.com/design/powerpoint-is-revolutionizing-professional-presentation-design/240191/#respond Sun, 17 Nov 2019 15:07:39 +0000 https://savedelete.com/?p=240191 Presentation Design

Many softwares become defunct after becoming outdated and irrelevant — but not Microsoft’s PowerPoint. PowerPoint is a presentation design platform that has grown and adapted over the years by integrating new elements to keep up with (and compliment) modern styles, trends, and technological advancements. PowerPoint is never stagnant. It is constantly changing and evolving, only […]

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Presentation Design

Many softwares become defunct after becoming outdated and irrelevant but not Microsoft’s PowerPoint. PowerPoint is a presentation design platform that has grown and adapted over the years by integrating new elements to keep up with (and compliment) modern styles, trends, and technological advancements.

PowerPoint is never stagnant. It is constantly changing and evolving, only maintaining its usefulness and effectiveness when it comes to presentation creation.

Presentations are needed more and more in both educational and business settings, as they are used for pitching ideas, sharing information, providing company-wide updates and more. For this reason, the need for an efficient and user-friendly presentation design software has only increased.

PowerPoint has grown and made advancements to make their software that much more effective for these increasing presentation needs. Learn about how PowerPoint’s capabilities and advancements are revolutionizing presentation design:

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Professional Agencies

PowerPoint has advanced to the point that people invest time to become experts in the platform and its wide variety of functions. Now, businesses have access to PowerPoint designers who specialize in the platform and offer professional design services.

The presence of professional PowerPoint design agencies is a cultural advancement that indicates the power and universality of the platform as a presentation creation software. These agencies are highly proficient in the software, are up to date on the latest features integrated into the platform and have a thorough understanding of the software’s capabilities.

Your business can make use of the platform’s advances by getting a high-quality presentation made by a professional design agency.

Wireless Earbuds

Microsoft announced the release of its wireless earbuds in early October of 2019. These $249 wireless earbuds offer users the ability to advance PowerPoint slides with an easy tap. These earbuds, called the “Surface Earbuds” are promised to have 24 hours of battery life.

These earbuds boast integration capabilities with Microsoft’s Office 365 suite, which is how users can use the product to advance PowerPoint slides. Business Insider reports that the earbuds will pair with windows and android devices over Bluetooth.

Users will also be able to use the product to control Spotify and answer phone calls. The earbuds will come with a charging case and boast Microsoft-specific features through their integration with the Office 365 suite. In addition to PowerPoint integrations, users will also be able to dictate text into apps like Microsoft Word.

Integrations

The Surface Earbuds are not the end of Microsoft’s integration abilities. Most recently, The Verge reported on the suite’s new integration with Slack, a leading communication software used within companies. This integration links the two platforms together in many ways, including the ability to fully preview PowerPoint slides in chats that can then be opened in OneDrive.

AI Presenter Coach

Microsoft is making many moves to integrate AI into its suite, its most recent effort being the addition of an AI Presenter Coach to PowerPoint. This literal presentation coach tool is designed to give personal and constructive feedback on your presentation when it is being reviewed in rehearsal mode. The coaching tool advises on pacing, inclusive language, filler words, pauses and more. Most importantly, this tool will help presenters identify if they are just reading off of their slides the biggest presentation faux pas a presenter can make.

The presenter coach will provide its assessment through a dashboard outlining the strengths and weaknesses of your presentation.

AI Designer

PowerPoint’s AI Designer suggests visual elements like images and colour schemes to help you design the best slide deck for your business. The thing is, however, that this tool doesn’t take into consideration your brand guide. To ensure a balance of effective images and consistent branding, you can enlist the help of a professional PowerPoint designer to create a set template for your business.

The increasing capabilities of the software can be challenging to stay on top of. It’s beneficial to have professional PowerPoint designers on hand who have a strong grasp on all of the software’s capabilities and functions.

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Top 11 Photoshop Services Review https://savedelete.com/reviews/photoshop-services-review/236687/ https://savedelete.com/reviews/photoshop-services-review/236687/#respond Sat, 09 Nov 2019 07:34:37 +0000 https://savedelete.com/?p=236687 Photoshop Services

Being engaged in photography for quite a long period of time, I know how difficult it can be to find a reliable Photoshop service. The problem is that there are so many companies offering these services that you can’t tell at once who really does the job at a professional level. I don’t even want […]

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Photoshop Services

Being engaged in photography for quite a long period of time, I know how difficult it can be to find a reliable Photoshop service. The problem is that there are so many companies offering these services that you can’t tell at once who really does the job at a professional level.

I don’t even want to count how much money and nerves I lost cooperating with low-quality Photoshop editing services. You are lucky to find this article, as after reading it, you will never encounter similar challenges.

It was my pleasure to test and compile the list of Top 11 professional Photoshop services that definitely deserve your attention. So, check this unbiased review and choose the company that can relieve the burden of photo retouching work.

Good Photoshop Service Criteria

I evaluated all the services in this review according to the following criteria:

  • Quality of Final Photo

The first thing to pay attention to while selecting Photoshop retouching service, is the quality of the work done. You can check this by visiting the official website.

If there are many photo samples and their quality is impressive – you can feel safe about your own order. In case, there is no portfolio at all or you have some question regarding the way retouchers used Ps – you’d better look for another option.

  • Turnaround Time

A professional Photoshop service online can handle any task in a quick way, not compromising the quality. If you often work within strict terms and do your best not to lag behind the schedule – you’d better choose the service that can support you in this process.

Experts know that time is money, so they never make their clients stress out because of broken deadlines.

  • Cost

This is one of the first aspects people addressing online Photoshop services ask about. Of course, you can’t expect first-class image retouching to cost several bucks, but good services always offer a nice quality-price ratio.

Too low market-price may indicate incompetence of retouchers.

  •  Customer support

Last but not the least is the way a company answers your questions and is willing to make your cooperation as smooth as possible.

If you notice that your requirements are neglected and you have to wait for quite a long time until you get a reply – cancel the order and look for a friendlier and qualified Photoshop service.

11 Photoshop Services Review with Photo Samples

Guided by these factors, I contacted 11 highly-rated Photoshop services online, compared the quality of changes made, cost, and other parameters, and wrote this comprehensive review to help you find a reliable platform.

1. FixThePhoto

Price: $2-$25

Frankly speaking, I have never heard about FixThePhoto though they have a really impressive experience doing this kind of work. I learned that they have edited 3000K+ images and I was so eager to test what they can offer.

The first thing I decided to check was their portfolio. Simply wow. There are so many cool images that you can see, opening the “Examples” tab. They are shown all in a big resolution and you can even zoom in to examine every tiny detail.

Another pleasant surprise was that they accept any order regardless of the photo genre you specialize in. Either you need wedding, portrait, food, product, fashion, glamour and nude retouching, or even photo restoration – feel free to address FixThePhoto Photoshop service.

What is important – they are ready to perform the order imitating your peculiar style!

I was somehow nervous about the prices, but once I learned how much they charge for 1 picture – I felt even more pleased. The cost varies from $2 to $25 per image depending on the task. That is really client-oriented pricing policy.

When I received the final result, it completely blew me away. I can’t complain about anything! They are proficient in Photoshop!

The retouchers fixed flyaway hairs, fixed the redness of her cheeks, performed high end skin retouching and even fixed the crooked nose. I also loved how they even paid attention to the model’s clothes.

The fact that they cleaned up the hair on her neck is worth a special mention.

A friendly 24/7customer service was the last reason that convinced me to put this Photoshop service online deserves in the first place on my list.

Summing Up:

These guys really know what they are doing. They delivered me the picture that I was absolutely satisfied with. I admire their attention to detail. A reasonable price is a nice bonus.

2. WeEditPhotos

Price: $0.2-$10

WeEditPhotos united like-minded people interested in professional photo post-processing.

To see the results of their work, you can open the “Portfolio” section, where all the retouched photos are logically subdivided into categories. 

I am so impressed with the way retouchers from this Photoshop service enhanced my photo, that I can confidently say that they are real experts. Now my image resembles the cover of a magazine and I can’t wish for more.

The work with colors saturation was done to the necessary extent, which resulted in deep and volume image. Both color correction and retouching look really good.

Plastic-looking skin is a sign of a bad retoucher, who hasn’t completely mastered the software. WeEditPhotos retouchers managed to preserve the skin’s texture, without making it look fake.

I feel like hair could use a little bit of volume, but the picture still looks great. Their retouchers managed to enhance the photo, while still preserving a natural feel. Their team really works hard to give any picture a catchy, not overdone look.

As for pricing, it’s a pretty cheap service. The pricing system is accurately explained on the site, so you can count how much you’ll need to pay for your order.

The retouching of 1 picture can cost from $0.2 to $10 depending on the complexity of the task. The turnaround time is pretty fast.

Summing Up:

This Photoshop retouching service satisfied my demands. They can even compete with magazine retouchers. Highly recommend!

3. Wedding-Retouching 

Price: $0.2-$10

Wedding-Retouching is a popular service, that specializes in wedding images. It’s completely honest with clients, so all their previous works are grouped in one tab called “Gallery”.

You can find it at the top of the homepage. The number of image samples is impressive, and after looking through them, you will feel more confident about ordering their professional Photoshop services.

Affordable prices are another argument in favor of this company.

You can definitely tell they are masters of Photoshop. The changes they make to your images are performed in accordance to their unique style. Skin retouching also pleased me a lot, as everything look natural and neat. 

I really admire their Dodge & Burn work with model’s face features being artistically accentuated. I highly appreciated how they fixed the flyaway hairs on the forehead and on the background.

Summing Up:

These retouchers can easily compete with other Photoshop services. They possess extensive knowledge of Photoshop.

4. HighEndBeautyRetouching

Price: $10-$150

This is one of the online Photoshop services specializing in magazine and high fashion photo processing. Their site has a pleasing to the eye design and a gallery, called “Portfolio Tab” full of wonderful photo samples. You can zoom in each picture and study it closely.

Prices are above average and on the website, you can find the formula of how the payment is calculated.

The result made me very happy. The color correction and skin retouching are performed well.  I can definitely say that they have a vast knowledge of Photoshop. They manage to fix a lot of imperfections, but still made it look natural and not overedited.

The work they did on the lips deserves special attention.

That being said, they forgot to fix the wrinkle on her sweater, and could have paid more attention to retouching the hair ends. Those are some minor flaws, but perfectionism is key to being a great Photoshop retoucher.

Summing Up:

Great retouchers to work with. They can become even more successful if they become more attentive to details.

5. NudeRetouching

Price: $5-$15

Once you see the name of this Photoshop service, you understand what they specialize in. So, if you are interested in boudoir and nude photo retouching, this is your go-to company.

What I really like about this service is their before/after photo samples, so you can see the level of their Photoshop skills before placing an order.
They answered all of my questions quickly and politely. 

The quality of the photo I got was quite nice, but not perfect. Their color correction is great. Personally, I would get rid of the vignette, I feel like this effect doesn’t fit the image at all. I would also make the lips more luscious.

The retouch is not bad either. Her skin looks smooth and silky.

The fact that they removed clothing wrinkles deserves special attention.

In general, they are on par with other Photoshop services online from this list regarding skin retouching. This result can fully satisfy a newbie photographer, but an experienced one will immediately notice minor imperfections.

Summing Up:

All in all, I like the result, but wish they were more attentive. The middle position on this list perfectly reflects their professionalism. 

6. Tucia

Price: $8-$24

I was a bit confused at first when opened the tab with photo samples as you can examine them all (20 in total) in under a minute. Quite odd for a company positioning itself as a professional Photoshop service. Moreover, only 4 of 20 images are of good quality, with the rest being very tasteless.

I got even more discouraged to order from this Photoshop retouching service when saw their pricing system. The fee for an order is calculated in credits.

One credit is equal to $8 and the price is typically either 1 or 3 credits, which means you have to pay $8 or $24 respectively. This isn’t affordable, especially for beginner shooters.

Let’s talk about the positive things first. This online Photoshop service delivered everything on time.

They paid attention to all crucial parts of portrait photo editing: evened out her skin tone, retouched her neck, and removed the stray hairs.

As for the flaws, they are obvious. Just look at the blurry hair contour along with a weird shadow on her forehead.

What was the purpose of that? Do they not know how to fix baby hairs naturally, so they have to hide their bad Photoshop skills with blur?

Summing Up:

Of course, I appreciate when Photoshop services deliver orders in time, but this doesn’t really cover all the negative moments I described above. That’s why Tucia takes only the 6th place.

7. ClippingPathIndia

Price: $0.79-$3.99

When you first open their website, you can’t but admire a nice design. But actually, that’s all that can please you.

When studying the company in more detail, I was shocked that it is often mentioned among professional Photoshop services. I don’t really understand why!

They never contacted me to specify the details of the order, my requirements, etc. I waited for the “retouched” image twice longer than they promised and I couldn’t learn the reason as they didn’t answer my letters.

When I first looked at the image, I thought that the result was not bad. But then I started zooming in and quickly changed my mind.

Their color correction is average, but not bad. I like how they enhanced the skin and neck, fixed the redness, and worked on the lips.

What caught my attention, was the sloppy work with the Stamp Tool. They tried fixing stray hairs on her face but failed horribly. Even the untrained eye will notice those weird spots.

Summing Up:

This service is not bad, but the improper use of the Clone Stamp convinced me that they are amateurs in Photoshop.

8. ProPhotoshopExpert

Price: $0.25-$4.25

The level of Photoshop services this company provides doesn’t correspond to its name. Starting from prices and ending with delivery time – everything is disappointing.

When they sent me the result, I spend 5 minutes looking at it, thinking that they accidentally sent me the “Before” picture. Only after I opened the original image and compared them side by side I started noticing slight differences.

The retouched picture looks uninteresting. They should have enhanced the photo’s depth. It seems that a person barely familiar with Ps performed the manipulations.

What infuriated me was the rough edges of her hair. Do their retouchers even know how to use the Healing Brush or Clone Stamp Tool in Photoshop?

I like that they fixed the redness of her face, but they should definitely learn the Dodge and Burn technique. Her skin looks completely flat.

Another thing that is a plus, is that they fixed the contour of her hair. However, they forgot to remove stray hairs on her face.

I feel ashamed just looking at the final result, though it isn’t my work. I would never show this photo to my clients, otherwise, I will have none left. I am not impressed with this editing at all.

Summing Up:

Considering that this Photoshop service online specializes in this type of retouching, such a result is unacceptable.

9. FlatworldSolutions

Price: $0.35-$1.

FlatworldSolutions is an Indian service that promises the best quality. I’m bummed to say, that the editing I received was the opposite of that.

They didn’t provide the retouched photo on time and the final photo I received isn’t attractive, to say the least.

When this Photoshop service sent me my order back, the thing that caught my attention first was that stray hair on her forehead. Why didn’t they retouch it away? It’s very distracting. The focus in a portrait should be on the eyes, not on the stray hair on a forehead.

I think their retouchers simply don’t know how to do it neatly. It’s a common thing for inexperienced Photoshop users – if you don’t know how to fix it – leave it as it is.

I don’t understand why they darkened the photo in some parts, by creating unnecessary shadows.

The work itself isn’t that bad, but the unnatural color correction spoils everything. It is unnatural, and they shouldn’t have applied the green tint.

Summing Up:

It seems that retouchers from this online Photoshop services have no idea how to improve images. They also tend to avoid retouching things they don’t know how to fix in Photoshop.

10. ClippingUSA

Price: $0.25-$12

If you have ever heard about ClippingUSA Photoshop service, you know that they claim to be a reasonably-priced company offering top-quality image processing services.

But I saw only low prices. The quality of Photoshop retouching is far from what they promise.

Studying their website, I found very few image samples the quality of which is very doubtful. When I tried to zoom them in, I understood that it was impossible. This is a sign that their retouchers have something to hide.

Many Photoshop editing services go overboard with changes made and this one wasn’t an exception. It seems they used all available tools and features, which resulted in the strange and tasteless look of the photo.

What was the point of the vignette? I don’t recall asking them to do this. The picture I received looks artificial. Maybe, such a chaotic approach is the main reason of why they broke the deadline.

The skin is blurry with weird spots all over the face. Clearly, the retouchers don’t know how to even out the skin tone and retouch naturally. They have definitely never heard of frequency separation or dodge and burn techniques.

Don’t even get me started on color correction! Instead of attracting the viewer, the colors in the final photo make me want to look away and never see this picture again.

Besides, what they did to her jaw, makes her look like an alien.

Personally, I find the “Before” picture much more pleasing to look at. I can’t decide what the worst part of this Photoshop editing is: their retouching or color correction.

Summing Up:

The low cost of their services can’t excuse complete incompetence in Photoshop.

11. Picsera

Price: $2.50-$12.95

A very strange Photoshop service.  The first suspicious thing is the size of their portfolio, which contains only image samples of questionable quality. Typically, after seeing such works, I don’t contact retouchers, but I decided to give Picsera a try.

Now I understand that it was my mistake.

They don’t have a clear price list. Besides, I had to spend quite a lot of time to understand how to place an order. Once I did it, I faced the incompetent work of customer support. When my order was delivered, I was shocked by what I saw – amateurish, low-quality photo processing.

I am not even sure that they know how all PS tools work and in what sequence to enhance images. Their retouchers clearly have no idea about how to perform picture retouching.

It feels like they only used Gaussian Blur and left it at that.
As a result, the girls skin is very blurry and you can’t even see the texture.

They tried fixing her stray hairs, but did it in a very sloppy way. They shouldn’t have touched them at all!

They also overdid it with clarity, the details are way sharper than they should be.

The faded colors and greenish tint in a final picture are the cherry on top.

This service is a total disappointment! That’s how the result usually looks like when you are just starting out using the software. A great example to show, that you can make an image look worse in Photoshop, if you don’t know how to use it properly.

Summing Up:

Have nothing positive to say about this Photoshop service online. I think that a newbie retoucher can improve pictures better than these guys do.

If you still haven’t find an appropriate Photoshop service, read this Image Editing Service Review with more services tested.

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Best Web Design Tips to Improve User Interaction https://savedelete.com/design/best-web-design-tips-to-improve-user-interaction/233746/ https://savedelete.com/design/best-web-design-tips-to-improve-user-interaction/233746/#respond Tue, 05 Nov 2019 02:35:13 +0000 https://savedelete.com/?p=233746 best website design

Once you went through the process of buying a domain, hosting and establishing your niche, the next step is to design your websites. This is a very important step that can make or break your website business. Most of the websites fail due to poor design or content quality, which is why you have to […]

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best website design

Once you went through the process of buying a domain, hosting and establishing your niche, the next step is to design your websites. This is a very important step that can make or break your website business. Most of the websites fail due to poor design or content quality, which is why you have to do a bit of research in order to come up with the right strategy for catching people’s attention.

Nowadays, there are many different design options for any website no matter if you design it yourself, or put a pre-made theme. However, design optimization is necessary in order to create successful website business no matter which niche you are getting into.

In this article, we will go through some of the best design tips to use in order to improve user interaction.

  1. Optimize for Speed

Website performance is directly connected to the website design. This means loading times will be much slower if you have a larger content website to load. Your website must be optimized for speed just because nobody likes to wait for website to load. In fact, 25% of users will abandon website if it does not load within four seconds and 46% will not return to poor performing website.

This shows the importance of the problem. Even though website speed is affected by many things, one of them is the website design. Try not to add many widgets, icons, sliders or large media files that will only weight down your website and keep a minimalistic design. If you do this your website will start running fast than a horse in the Breeders Cup betting odds.

  • Mobile Friendly

Creating a mobile-friendly website must be one of your first priorities. The majority of users today will come through mobile or a tablet device which means your website must be responsive to fit any screen. Most of the websites that have poor responsiveness are abandoned by users and they are less likely to return.

  • Fewer Options

This is a very interesting topic of conversation just because the method is highly effective. It is mentioned in Hick’s Law, which states that the more choices an individual has, the longer it will take to make a decision. How to translate this into website language?

Well for starters you can reduce the number of menu items offering only few topics, focus on call to action, stick to one goal per page and etc. Basically, this will improve user interaction by a huge margin and avoid confusion and complication.

  • Avoid Visual Complexity

Users do not appreciate visually complicated websites that are hard to navigate through. A recent study by Google shows that the more complicated design website has, the less likely to be perceived by visitors as beautiful. You do not need all the widgets, sidebars, carousels, icons that compromise your website performance as well as your visual esthetics.  Keep a minimalistic design few 1-2 colors and allow readers to access the content easily.

  • Go for Scrolling Instead of Clicking

Avoiding controls can improve user interaction with content, and people prefer scrolling down instead of clicking. You can just put everything on a very long page, which has a lazy load in order not to affect website performance.

A recent study shows that once they tested this method, the conversions went up by 30%.

  • Direct Attention With Creative Visuals

If you get a heat map to highlight people’s attention while they are on your website you will be amazed at what catches their attention. Your job is to funnel user attention and direct it where you want to be.

Yes, you can do that! There are many methods where you can use visual cues to direct user attention to particular segment of your website.

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You can use this to focus users on sharing options or important content news that will improve user interaction with your website.

These are some of the design tips to improve user interaction. There are many different options you can use, but you must find the right way to do it for your target audience.

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Thanks to the option for a ready-made website template design, virtually anyone can now make a functional business plan template with little to no prior knowledge of web design. In today’s world of website templates and platforms offering custom web design services, business owners no longer have to know how to code to make beautiful […]

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Website Template Design

Thanks to the option for a ready-made website template design, virtually anyone can now make a functional business plan template with little to no prior knowledge of web design.

In today’s world of website templates and platforms offering custom web design services, business owners no longer have to know how to code to make beautiful sites from scratch.

Of course, the sheer variety of website templates to choose from also introduces another problem: which template should you choose? When you don’t have design chops to begin with (which is by no means strange), how do you get a website template that matches your brand, your product, and your desired functionality?

The good news is that choosing a website business plan template doesn’t have to be about gut feeling or because it “looks good.” There are logical reasons to choose one design over the other, which will save you from drowning in a sea of seemingly endless options. 

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Below are four things to consider when choosing templates for your website.

1. Understand What Kind of a Business Plan Template You’re Creating

First things first: what kind of business plan template do you want to build for your website? This may seem like a given, but many people make the mistake of focusing solely on the creative aspect of choosing a website template instead of first being clear on the type of site they want to build. With so many beautiful themes and templates out there, it’s easy to fall into the trap of choosing a sexy theme rather than accept a practical template that’s appropriate for your site. 

Remember, it doesn’t make sense to build a site without first knowing if it matches your needs and those of your customers. Every website has particular distinctions, depending on things like:

  • Industry
  • Business objectives
  • Content
  • Audience

For example, if you want to sell retail goods on your site, you would fall into the e-commerce category. This means that a personal blog template will not work for your site, no matter how pleasing or simple the template or theme may look. On the other hand, if you want your website to act as your online portfolio, a personal blog theme would make much more sense.

Bottom line? Think long and hard about the features of your website before you start building it. What do you intend to do on your site? Who is it for? What kind of experience do you want your audience to have on your site? Answering these questions will make the process of choosing a proper website template much more straightforward. 

With the Yondo all-in-one eCommerce solution, there are custom business plan templates for each industry or the option to have a custom website built specifically for your business.

2. Don’t Skimp on Quality

Free website templates aren’t necessarily wrong, but they’re not for everyone either. Sure, if you’re a solo-preneur with a tight budget and even tighter margins, you probably don’t have any say on the matter—a free template is your only option. 

The downside to a free template, however, is that if you don’t go out of your way to use all of the template’s options for customization, your site could look very similar to dozens of other sites out there using the same free template. That’s not exactly the effect you want your brand to have on your audience. 

Remember, it’s not just about money. You are also investing your time and effort into building a great site. It’s more efficient to use that time and energy to improve your product instead of working on your website. A paid, off-the-shelf theme or template might be the more practical choice. These templates may be more expensive. However, they come in enough varieties to be customized to your needs out of the box. 

Apart from quality issues, another disadvantage of free templates is the lack of technical support. Some themes and website template platforms may have a healthy community supporting it. However, if you don’t have the time to go through questions and instructions, free templates are probably not for you. In contrast, paid templates usually come with customer support and are backed by expert developers.  With Yondo’s Turnkey package, you can have a website customized to your exact specifications.

The issue of free vs. paid website templates is a tough one. This is mainly because there is no one-size-fits-all method for building a site. Your choices ultimately depend on your circumstances. However, remember not to compromise quality for short term benefits. Think of the big picture. Your website is a reflection of your brand, so it pays to make a strong first impression with your audience. 

3. Choose a Template with Responsive Design

This is non-negotiable. According to Statista, 52.2 percent of the world’s website traffic came from mobile devices, up from 50.3 percent in 2017. The trend of mobile website traffic exceeding desktop traffic will only continue, as more people grow up being mobile-first internet users.

It’s for this reason that any modern website must be responsive—a term that refers to website design that adapts to screens of all sizes. That includes traditional desktops and notebook computers, tablet devices like the iPad, and all smartphone devices.

No matter what industry or audience you’re catering to, all websites need to be usable on mobile phones. Search engines like Google also look at a website’s mobile-friendliness when determining where it ranks for the appropriate keywords in the search engine results pages (SERPs)—that’s another big reason to make your site responsive.

While most website templates are already responsive, a few still do not provide mobile-friendly layouts. Be sure to avoid these templates.

4. Availability of Plugins, Extensions, and Apps 

Even if a website template looks great, it’s still a good idea to make as many customizations as you need to personalize it. This ensures that the template adapts to your needs instead of the other way around. No template is perfect, so it’s important to add unique features to enhance your users’ experience and turn traffic into qualified leads and leads to sales.

This is where plugins, apps, and extensions come in. These small bits of software are designed to add features to a stock website template, improving its functionality. It’s a good idea to check what plugins, apps, and extensions different website template platforms offer before choosing a theme. 

For example, if your site is an online store, Shopify’s library of apps for e-commerce sites make it the best platform for online merchants. Meanwhile, service-based businesses looking to increase their revenue online may be better off using Yondo with its partnership integrations and ability to offer 1:1 consultation, video on demand and webinar functions. 

Take Your Time When Choosing A Business Plan Template

In many ways, choosing the right template for your website is similar to buying a house for the first time. It looks like a massive undertaking with the potential for multiple mistakes. If you step back and think objectively, it becomes more accessible to logical, fact-based decisions instead of falling into the trap of choosing a template because it looks “pretty.” Take your time and don’t be afraid to try templates you like. If it doesn’t work with your brand, move on to the next template.

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Like Chicago’s software development industry, entrepreneurship in Chicago has grown exponentially. Regardless of your industry, you need a website to grow your business and showcase your work. While nothing compares to having custom web design, creating a professional website is easier than ever. If you are an entrepreneur or freelancer who is just getting started, […]

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Professional Website

Like Chicago’s software development industry, entrepreneurship in Chicago has grown exponentially. Regardless of your industry, you need a website to grow your business and showcase your work. While nothing compares to having custom web design, creating a professional website is easier than ever.

If you are an entrepreneur or freelancer who is just getting started, or are a recent graduate looking for a way to showcase your work, you will likely not be able to afford to hire a web developer. The next best thing to hiring a web development agency is website building platforms that offer affordable website design with professional templates like WordPress, Squarespace, and Wix to name a few.

Check out this guide to learn how to create a professional website on your own.

Select a website platform to design your website on.

There is no shortage of website builders because companies know that not everyone has the budget to hire a web development company. The trick to choosing the right website builder for you to build a professional website has everything to do with what it is you want to do.

Wix and Squarespace are the top, all around website builders, consistently in experts top 2 or 3 “best website builders” lists. They are especially popular with photographers, because their templates are clean, their builders are easy to use drag-and-drop models, have responsive design and has the most professional-looking portfolio setups.

The best website builder for e-commerce is Shopify.

Choose your domain.

Most website builders will allow add you own domain or purchase one from a third party through their integration. Wix and a few other website builders offer a free website option, but it comes without the option to purchase a domain. Do yourself a favor and purchase a domain. You don’t want to use a website with yourusername.wixsite.com/yourbusinessname for professional purposes. Don’t do that to yourself.

Design your website.

Once you have selected your website and applied your very own domain to it, it’s time to start designing your website. Choose a theme that best represents what you want your website to reflect. Select a color scheme that is visually appealing.

Check out Unsplash and Pixabay for millions of stunning, good-quality, royalty free photos that are free to use. If you decide to build your website with Squarespace, you will be able to search for royalty free photos as you insert photo blocks or gallery blocks. If you use Adobe Creative Cloud, you can invest in some top-notch photography as well.

Make sure your site has basic navigation.

You don’t want to overthink your navigation menu. Stick to the basics: Home, About, Work, Services (if you offer services), Blog, and Contact. These basic navigation pages do more than just inform visitors where to go. It goes toward generating trust of your business and brand.

Apply basic SEO strategies.

If you don’t already know, SEO stands for search engine optimization. SEO is how search engines decide your content is relevant to someone’s search. Here are a few basic SEO steps to help you out. Moz has a more in-depth SEO guide for beginners.

  • Make sure your website is optimized for mobile devices. Many website builders’s templates are responsive. Hopefully, you’ve chosen one of them.
  • Make sure your website loads fast (loads in less than 7 seconds).
  • Ensure your website has secure hosting (https).
  • Use meta tags.
  • Use keyword optimization.

Write compelling website copy.

You want to write compelling content that tells visitors why they should hire you or why they should support your cause. This is called a value proposition. Your message must be clear and easy to understand in under 5 seconds.

When you write, use short sentences and paragraphs while also addressing their needs. You see there is a need. Convince them why your product or service is the solution to their problem.

Build your brand with blogging.

Blogging is a multi-purpose tool. Blogging is great for:

  • SEO optimization. Use of keywords as well as acting as an alert system to tell Google that you have new content on your website that needs to be crawled.
  • Establishing credibility and authority. Having a professional blog is essential to sharing your expertise with visitors to your site.

Building a website can be a lot of fun. It can also be a tad bit intimidating if you consider yourself among the technologically challenged. Still, website builders make creating a professional-looking website easy with drag-and-drop tools. So don’t worry. You got this.

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Two Ways You Can Fix Your Website’s Design https://savedelete.com/design/two-ways-you-can-fix-your-websites-design/229054/ https://savedelete.com/design/two-ways-you-can-fix-your-websites-design/229054/#respond Wed, 23 Oct 2019 12:36:59 +0000 https://savedelete.com/?p=229054 Website’s Design

Having a working, bugfree, and stylish design is key for success on the web. The average user only spends 5 seconds on a website before deciding whether he likes it or not, and the only thing that he’ll notice is how you’ve laid out the elements of your website and what the design conveys. That’s […]

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Website’s Design

Having a working, bugfree, and stylish design is key for success on the web. The average user only spends 5 seconds on a website before deciding whether he likes it or not, and the only thing that he’ll notice is how you’ve laid out the elements of your website and what the design conveys. That’s why you need to make sure your design is fully-functional, stylish, and makes people stay. This article will help you with each of these areas by teaching you some tips and tricks you can use to substantially increase the quality of your website.

Try to Come Off as Trustworthy

Your website coming off as trustworthy and nonspammy is perhaps your most important job. Whether you have an e-commerce platform or you want to establish yourself as a knowledgable blogger, if your website looks spammy and unprofessional, no one is going to do business, read what you have to say, etc. Thankfully, there are some tips you can use to easily appear more trustworthy:

  • Don’t overwhelm your visitors with information: research shows that users will actually learn less and care less about your website if your main page has too much information on it. Due to the old website designs in the early 2000s, having a landing page with too much text, images, and banners comes off as the height of unprofessionalism and untrustworthiness.
  • The quality of the elements on your website: if you’re running a blog, you need to make sure the paragraphs on your landing page are well-crafted and don’t contain any grammatical errors. If you have an e-commerce platform, you need to make sure the products are presented well with numerous pictures that show the product in high-resolution and good-lighting. Apply this principle to any area your website pertains to. Thankfully, if you can’t create high-quality content or photos yourself, you can delegate it out to other companies. For example, you can use product rendering services offered by Mimeeq to create high-quality models for your products that are digitally customizable. This can give a much-needed touch of trustworthiness to your website.
  • Implement user reviews: encourage your clients to leave reviews both on your website and on third-party reviews. On-site reviews were really useful a few years ago, but nowadays, no one cares about them, and people mainly check Google Reviews and Yelp for most businesses. So, try to register your business with the relevant websites. You can also use multiple methods to encourage your clients to leave reviews on those websites.

Test Out Your Designs

The next most important thing you can do is testing out your designs. Your intuition can fail when it comes to the website’s design. You might think your users will really love a feature of your website when in reality, they might think it is annoying. That’s why it is important to test out the different features of your design and make sure you are optimizing all the aspects of it.

The best way to do that is to do A/B testing. With A/B testing, you’ll be able to perform some small changes on your website, view the original version and updated version randomly to your users, and measure the performance of both versions. It is one of the most data-driven and empirical ways you can test out the website’s design.

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Opportunities and Challenges involved in Cloud Computing https://savedelete.com/design/opportunities-and-challenges-involved-in-cloud-computing/228442/ https://savedelete.com/design/opportunities-and-challenges-involved-in-cloud-computing/228442/#respond Tue, 22 Oct 2019 12:02:51 +0000 https://savedelete.com/?p=228442 Cloud Computing

In simple terms, ‘cloud computing’ means, storage and accessing of data and programs through a network (usually the internet) and not the hard drive of your devices. The google drive or Gmail are examples of ‘cloud computing.’ Opportunities involved in cloud computing Improves Efficiency The efficiency of an organization improves in a cloud environment. It […]

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Cloud Computing

In simple terms, ‘cloud computing’ means, storage and accessing of data and programs through a network (usually the internet) and not the hard drive of your devices. The google drive or Gmail are examples of ‘cloud computing.’

Opportunities involved in cloud computing

Improves Efficiency

The efficiency of an organization improves in a cloud environment. It offers unobstructed communication and the ability to work with co-operation using the cloud environment that allows easy access to data stored in the cloud. Each one in the team, employees, customers, and other third-party members can access the same data from their own place/device concurrently while working on the same project. This improves the efficiency of the team.

Enhances Flexibility

With the cloud, employees become more flexible and productive in their operational capability. It is easier to access data from home or any places of once choices in a cloud environment. It enables employees to work from home if, by any chance, they are unable to attend office.

Easy Interoperability

When organizations integrate cloud in their system, then operation between teams becomes more comfortable and simpler. Also, as the data moves to the cloud, it becomes far more compatible with all systems. Many tools, like data analytics and enterprise mobility, are available on the cloud and help businesses in achieving their goals.

Data is Safer

Cloud keeps the data safe, secure, and recoverable whenever the need arises. If there is data loss in the local system for any reason, the cloud can help you get that data. It keeps safe backups to ensure continuous services as the time of risk.

Scalable Environment

By embracing the cloud environment, there is no need for organizations to upgrade their resources to meet their growing requirements. Cloud offers easy scalability and storage requirements during operations. You can upgrade your system by telling about your requirements to your hosting service providers.

Reduces the Costs

By adopting cloud computing, companies can reduce their infrastructure costs significantly. You do not need to purchase expensive data storing, maintaining, and upgrading systems. You also do not need to hire high paid consultants, and at the same time, you also save the energy consumption costs, etc. Moreover, your tasks don’t get delayed due to the lack of any resources.

Rapid Development

The cloud platforms provide fast development processes, easy deployment, and also quick access to new technologies. It enables businesses to access innovative business plans.

Adopting to a cloud environment is a big step for any organization, but the results the companies get from it are even more prominent. Today, the benefits that cloud computing is offering has made it one of the essential business strategies. One should understand the IT infrastructure and the requirement of any company. The primary asset of any organization in an IT environment is databases, interfaces, networks, extensions, applications, and hardware requirements. Cloud is continuously growing; hence, it is one of the most beneficial adoptions that companies might need today.

The reduced cost, easy accessibility, flexibility, and rapid development is making the cloud environment most practical and suitable for companies looking forward to maximizing their return on investment.

If you implement the right migration plan, then you will soon see the advantages of cloud computing in achieving your business goals.

Challenges of Cloud Computing

Converting to Cloud is Expensive

Though cloud computing is cost-effective, turning the company’s requirements to a cloud environment can be expensive. Moreover, transferring the data from one environment to another can be very complicated for small projects. One can save money on the management of the system, its maintenance, and procurements, but there is an additional investment of increasing bandwidth and the other connected costs due to the absence of routine control of the system in a highly scalable environment.

Password Protection

Password protection is another vital factor in a cloud environment. When you adopt to cloud technology, then your data is accessible from multiple sources. So, more people have access to your data, more vulnerable your data becomes. In a cloud environment, anybody having access to your password will also have access to your sensitive data.

To protect your data from getting exposed, you should implement multi-level authentication and ensure passwords are secured and changed at regular intervals, especially when somebody from the team leaves the projects or the organization. Password access rights should be given to only the people who need them and do not share with every other staff of the organization.

Downtime

Downtime is another significant drawback of cloud computing technology. There is no platform available that is free of downtime. In such cases, small companies have to rely on the connectivity of the cloud service providers. This is the reason the companies with unreliable internet connectivity should think adequately before planning to implement cloud technology.

Data Privacy

Sensitive data that holds personal information of users should only be used internally and should not be shared with third parties. Companies should have a proper plan of action to manage their collected data efficiently and also protect them adequately.

Reliability of the Service Providers

The role and reputation of your service provider are critical. Are they available when you need them most? How sustainable are they? You will have to be aware of the techniques so that your services provider makes realistic claims. They should be accessible whenever you need them. Since your data is not entirely in your control, and the service provider has a role to play, it can be complicated for you to manage the data when your service provider is inaccessible.

Conclusion

Cloud computing is an excellent solution for many small and big companies. Though it has the immense capacity, yet you must understand what you get by investing in cloud technology. It is essential to counter the challenges more than anything else. If you have the resources to protect your data from all the challenges discussed above, then cloud computing can be a handy tool for you. Every solution comes with a problem; it is for us to decide how to counter the challenges to reap the benefit of the growing technological advancements. 

If you want to become a Certified Cloud Computing professional, take AWS Certification in Cloud Computing. There are many other certifications, apart from AWS certification, that you can avail to grow your career graph in cloud technology. However, AWS Certification is amongst the top one that helps professionals in building efficient cloud environment using AWS and prepare them to work for global companies. It is never too late to cash in on the cloud.

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If you don’t have a portfolio website yet, you are officially out of excuses. Even if you’re not coding-savvy, you can count on platforms like WordPress, Wix, Squarespace and many others that are almost, if not completely code-free. That said, you need to make sure you have a killer portfolio website so you can stand […]

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If you don’t have a portfolio website yet, you are officially out of excuses. Even if you’re not coding-savvy, you can count on platforms like WordPress, Wix, Squarespace and many others that are almost, if not completely code-free. That said, you need to make sure you have a killer portfolio website so you can stand out from the crowd.

We’ll be talking specifically about tips that are less talked about, so less design inspirations and more presentation musts. No matter what design choices you make, remember that this is a reflection of who you are and what it’s like to work with you. The content needs to be optimized for your potential clients and how your set of skills can help them.

Make it easy to reach you with a contact form

The main reason that you need a portfolio website is to make it easy for people to find your work and decide to hire you. If they can’t easily find a way to reach you, very rarely they will try harder to find out.  You can increase your number of clients just by having a contact form in an intuitive spot on your website.

Create a custom contact form with a powerful online form creator, like MightyForms that is completely code-free. The last thing you need after working hard on a website full of personality is a bland contact form that doesn’t even have automated functions. MightyForms makes it easy to create e-mail notifications and confirmation messages so you can offer the best user experience.

Quality over Quantity every time

Another great tip that will help you stand out is to prioritize every content by its quality, instead of listing every single job you’ve ever done in a long, unfiltered list. This means showing off jobs and projects that you know will resonate the most with your potential new clients.

A great way to make sure you’ve picked the best projects to highlight is to check if they helped you make great connections and if the client gave you a recommendation. Those are the best endorsements in the eyes of your potential new clients since it further proves that you are a valuable asset for them and the results they need.

Share your process and your results

Which brings us to our last tip that will make your portfolio website stand out: share your work process and your results. You can encourage more people to want to work with you simply by sharing stories and step-by-steps of what it was like to work with other clients.

Sharing results may seem like the most obvious thing, but in this case, try to go beyond showing just what you worked on. What benefits did your work bring to your client? How much did they save on resources like time and money by working with you? If your work was part of a larger project, how well did that project do? Answer these questions with respect to your clients’ confidentiality, of course, but it’s a sure-fire way to convince your potential clients that you care about their success as much as your own.

Learn more about lead generation and workflow automation to scale your solo or small business and you are on your way to success.

About Author: Laura Pompeu is a journalist and avid bookworm. She writes about SEO, business, and digital marketing for a living, and about travel, food, and fiction just for fun. She’s never afraid to ask questions and loves researching the best sources to complement her writing.

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Nowadays, most companies try to have some digital presence, whether via a website, social media page, or a mobile app – all to help potential clients find and interact with them. The thing is that you don’t have to be a technical wizard to set up an essential web presence. However, if you want to […]

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Nowadays, most companies try to have some digital presence, whether via a website, social media page, or a mobile app – all to help potential clients find and interact with them. The thing is that you don’t have to be a technical wizard to set up an essential web presence. However, if you want to score from whatever digital channels you opt for, make outstanding products, and boost your client conversion rates, you’d need a more professional approach to the problem.

There are user experience design agencies that help their clients – businesses of all kinds and sizes – develop the best products so that their audiences would enjoy them. And, with a tint of patience and persistence, you can find an outstanding company that will provide you with all the needed UX design assistance.

Why Should You Work with a UX Agency?

Clients are the focus of any business, no matter the niche or type. They are the end-users of your service or product. According to a study conducted back in 2014 by the Design Management Institute (DMI), companies that were focused on user experience when developing their products have outperformed the Standard & Poor’s (S&P) by 228% since 2004. And while this study isn’t exactly new, it shows a steady tendency of end user’s appreciation of properly designed products.

When you have a UX design agency like Clay.Global taking care of your project, you get their knowledge and experience concerning all kinds of design aspects for different user types in one package. It may take a while for you to find a reliable user experience design team, but when you find one ultimately, its specialists will make sure your product or service will be valued and appreciated by the end-user.

After discussing your project with you and setting a timeline, the UX agency will get to its process that includes research on trends, user types, and visual representation, among other things. All of that is to develop a product that will suit you and your particular audience.

Above all, hiring a UX agency for your project allows you to rent talent instead of hiring specialists. It’s a massive advantage because you don’t need to form a team and wait for the staff to get used to each other and get acquainted with your business model, goals, and mission statement. You hire a team of design experts that know how to do their job and know it well. You have a timeline the agency abides with, and you don’t need to think about what to do after the project is completed. You fulfill your payment duties and enjoy your product. Depending on your needs, you can even save on your costs. But the right UX design agency will cost a considerable sum nonetheless, so you have to strategize ahead of time and make sure your budget allows such expenses.

What Can You Expect from a UX Design Company?

First of all, the UX agency you hire will focus on defining the problem. This stage includes revealing issues with workflow, feature gaps, user pain points, etc. In other words, anything that is related to the future experience of your end-user. Whether it’s a service or product, you want it to flow and fulfill the end user’s need for convenient and unhampered use.

After this initial stage, UX agencies usually develop several ideas and try to get some feedback from users, in general. This step may include surveys, interviews, and following users’ daily routine. This way, your design agency will get detailed information about the audience that is going to use your product. The team will then form workflows, personas, and user stories, among other things that will lie in the framework of your project.

Dealing with a UX agency also provides you with flexibility. In what terms exactly? As your project’s design process progresses and reaches the testing stage, it may shift to another direction. An agency that has experience and proficiency in dealing with all sorts of trouble will do everything to find the best solution possible and bring the project to the needed result.

What It All Comes Down to

Selecting the right UX agency is a strategic decision, and that will have a long-standing effect on your company. Hiring a user experience design company will ensure that you provide your customer base with the best possible solution for their needs. Considering that a professional and trustworthy design agency will take your project through a painstaking process of research and development, keeping you updated throughout all of its stages, you will get the product targeted on your particular audience.

Having a team of talented and experienced UX specialists is a recipe for a successful product or service that will boost your client conversion rates and, as a result, your revenue. It doesn’t mean that your marketing department will have no work – on the contrary, they will have a solid material that will turn into a sales machine, if handled correctly. Thus, if you want to take your business one giant step towards success, you should look for a reliable UX design agency.

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