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Affordable Website Design Sydney Australia

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Affordable Website Design Sydney Australia

If you are in need of an affordable website design Sydney, there are several factors that need to be considered. Every web designer aims to make their clients happy. One ideal way of doing that is to give them affordable but good looking design that can satisfy their unique needs. Here are some tips to help you work with your web designer to produce desired results whilst achieving affordability.

Tip # 1: Your designer needs to know your realistic budget. Just like budgeting for a car, what costs a website is not the surface or how it looks, but rather, what’s “under the hood.” Website design involves setup, creative and building work at the very basic level. Consider the number of resources you can realistically invest and be sure to be upfront with your designer.

Tip # 2: Determine the things you can live without. Any business owner who runs a website is looking to run an e-commerce feature, get unlimited updates, rank top in the search engines and make them financially-free for as long as possible. The thing is, paying only $10 each month won’t give you all of these benefits. To run a website that has all of those can truly be possible.  Many top companies have these but with a significant investment and planning involved.  Consider what stage you are in your business journey, and decide on your priorities to fit your budget.  To start, perhaps you can aim for a basic online presence wherein clients can reach you by email or phone to learn more about your company.

Tip # 3: Prepare and provide all the materials that your web designer may need. Any website designer will definitely appreciate this kind of assistance when offered by their clients who are on a budget. The things that you may need to prepare may include:

  • Images/pictures you want to appear on your site or page;
  • Web pages text or content;
  • Brochure of the company;
  • Images or pictures location (it can be saved on a USB drive, web link or on your PC at home);
  • An idea of how your website would like to look like; and
  • Website links that you wish to be on your website.

You may prepare these ahead of time. This will come in handy for your affordable website design Sydney. By giving the list of things above, you can help your web designer save a lot of time which can make web designing faster and more efficient. These may be simple, yet, can likely lower or decrease the overall cost of your web design project for your business.

Tip # 4: Any changes or features you wish to add or remove needs to be coordinated efficiently with the website designer. Take into account that if you do not do so, it may affect the final cost of the project. In order to make the project smooth-sailing as possible, you need to communicate as often as needed, especially to make any changes. Consolidate and organise all required revisions and ensure both parties fully understand what needs to be done. Both parties need to have the effort to share to quicken to process and maintain affordability when possible.

It is definitely realistic to produce an affordable website design Sydney Australia. All it will take is a combined effort not just from the designer but from the client as well. This can ensure that a good looking website design can be achieved in no time without shelling out too much money. Remember all the tips shared above when you are ready to start to develop your website design with a trusted and reliable agency like Spark Interact. Feel free to contact us and we’ll be more than happy to chat with you more about how you can achieve an affordable website for your business.

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Joomla Website Design Sydney

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Top Ten Must-Have Joomla Extensions

Joomla Website Design Sydney

If you have decided to have a Joomla website or run an existing website on Joomla, you may need to also install some extensions to be able to use more features that are not yet supported by native Joomla. A good example is the sitemap that is required for SEO (Search Engine Optimisation). For lead generation, newsletter subscription is required. To understand the behavior of your traffic, you need to have Google Analytics, and the list goes on. Spark Interact is fully experienced in Joomla Website Design Sydney, and can advise you on getting the most out of your Joomla website. Here are some of the most useful Joomla extensions which you might want to incorporate in your Joomla website.

* CCnewsletter – this offers list management capabilities for your subscribers. The way to get it done is through a simple sign up of a newsletter. The display will know your CSS template yet a bit of tweak may be required if you are aiming for something close to perfect. Features of reporting are not yet available such as sending and testing your own emails, export and import subscribers’ list yet you will not be able to see the number of users who opened or clicked your email.

* Xmap – this can automatically create an element in the sitemap on your website. Each time you delete or add a page, there will be an automatic update.

* JComments – this extension is quite familiar with the Joomla users. This works looks great and works well for most Joomla blog site.

* SimpleCalendar – you may need this when you are looking to post a calendar of events on your site that can be used for trade shows, events or others. The two functions that need to be shown depending on the needs would be the link back to the author and back arrow displayed next to every listing.

* Gtranslate – this gives the user page translation available in 20+ languages. It works well even though it does not translate plugins and modules.

* JCE editor – this is a useful article editor. Other better editors may be offered for Joomla but this one can be used conveniently as it gives users the ability to add links and images. It can be through the use of a drop-down menu or by URL copying.

* MassContent – this is a must if you want to publish or post several articles at the same time or you have the option to publish once every day. Use this extension to publish a news release, blog or static article.

* JoomlaPack – this enables you to have a website backup online. Simply click on the backed-up file and save it right to your hard disk. Backed-up file restoration is not the same as an actual back-up but it offers the same benefit and can be handy when you are used to using it.

* BIGSHOT Google Analytics – this allows Joomla site tracking through website statistics offered by Google Analytics.

* Google Verify – this plugin offered to Joomla websites enable you to verify your site by using the Google webmaster central. The generated codes by Google can be pasted into this plug-in. After that, it gives you the website statistics exactly how Google sees it. This includes your pages, links, coding error and other things you may need.

Whether you are lacking the technical expertise or require to advise with your Joomla website, all you need is to contact Spark Interact! We specialize in all leading website platforms, including Joomla website design. Contact us today!

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Principles of Excellent Website Design

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What You Need to Know about the Principles of Excellent Website Design

One of the first things people ought to know about designing an e-commerce website is that user experience and functionality counts more towards the success of a site as opposed to aesthetics alone. Users decide everything that happens the moment they log on to your website. Hence it makes sense to adopt a user-centred approach when designing a website. After all, there is no point spending any amount of time and money trying to create the most beautiful looking website if it is a pain to use or people do not find it particularly helpful.

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Web Developers Sydney

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A Good Look at What Reputable Professional Web Developers Sydney Can Do For You

Australia has seen massive growth in e-commerce over the years just like many others in the Asia-Pacific region. There has been significant demand for web developers in the country. Despite recent claims of recession, e-commerce has come out of it unscathed.

If you have been thinking about launching a website and establishing a business presence online,  now is the time to do it. Any reputable web developer understands that the main point of e-commerce is to maximise profit. Before that though, web developers must have a good understanding of their client’s respective businesses to provide a cost-effective and profitable solution.

What to expect working with web developers for your e-commerce website?

You will find that many web development companies offer businesses full and excellent services to get your e-commerce website off the ground but only if you choose the right one. These web developers ought to able to understand the goals and needs unique to your business and provide a tailor-made solution.  During the web design process, search engine optimisation must be a key consideration. There is no point in spending thousands of dollars creating a beautiful website if it fails to bring in traffic and profitable results. Hence reputable web developers in Sydney work hand in hand with a team of SEO experts that provide inputs on how to optimise websites for search engines and makes it that much easier to rank well in Google search results.

Many web developers also offer free consultation services for business owners looking to leap into e-commerce or improve an existing website which has not been performing as well as they hoped. In any case, many find remarkable improvements in sales and branding. Web development might seem like a complicated and intimidating matter. Some people may not have any idea about how you want their website to turn out. Instead of diving in clueless into the matter, it would be best to consult with professional web developers.

Background of professional web developers

The people behind some of the top web development companies in the country work in some of the most diverse fields such as web application, software development, web-based enterprise solutions and portal development to mention a few. Business owners can expect to benefit from a combination of web development/design experience, technical expertise and invaluable insights into e-commerce to provide actionable and tangible results (web traffic, sales/conversion, branding and many more). It is no wonder then that the end to end services of web developers are highly sought after by businesses looking to establish a local or global business presence over the Internet.

So what are you waiting for? As the old saying goes “time is money” and the longer you wait, you are leaving money on the table.  Most businesses nowadays need to establish a strong business presence over the web if only to remain competitive and profitable in the long run. Just make sure that you are working with experienced and capable web developers that genuinely know their stuff.

Conclusion

While developing/designing a website does involve a bit of artistry and an eye for aesthetics,  businesses owners need to consider that there a myriad of technical factors that are just as important.  Most people do not understand all the technicalities that go into designing/developing a useful and profitable e-commerce website.  This is where the services and expertise of professional web developers like Spark Interact can prove invaluable especially for business owners who are yet to get their feet wet in the e-commerce industry.

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WordPress Web Developers in Sydney

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WordPress Web Developers Sydney

Get All The Help You Need from Our Team of Expert WordPress Web Developers

Are you looking to get help from some the best WordPress Web Developers in Australia? Perhaps you need a website built specifically for your site by developers with passion and experience using the WordPress platform? In any case, you have come to the right place!

We at Spark Interact are one of the top WordPress Web Developers in Sydney and have been in business for many years now. You will find hundreds of WordPress sites under our portfolio all of which were done to the satisfaction of our clients. Tell us more about your ideas for your web design and we will help you bring it to life!

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Top 5 E-commerce web design trends in 2018

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Top 5 E-commerce web design trends in 2018 – Is Your Business Keeping Up?

The world of e-commerce generated around 1.9 trillion dollars in sales in 2016. According to a report by eMarketer — a widely cited research provider in the arena of digital marketing, those numbers are expected to soar even higher in by 2021 to the tune of $27 trillion.

It can be difficult for most people to wrap their heads around the figures cited above especially if your sales are nowhere near you want them to be. While starting an e-commerce business has become relatively easy, what most people do not realise is that a vast majority of those businesses end up in failure (around 80 percent). In most cases, it was not because the product or service was bad or there was too much competition but rather a failure on the part of business owners to keep up and implement the latest trends in designing and running an e-commerce website.

Check out the following trends which have been instrumental in the success of many e-commerce businesses that do implement them 

  1. Mobile-friendly web design and adaptability

Was your website designed with mobile users in mind? Everybody we know has a smartphone these days, and these devices are more convenient to use and readily accessible than laptops or desktop computers. It would make sense then that a significant percentage of all e-commerce purchases are done through mobile devices (mobile e-commerce).

According to “Statist,”  about 53.9 percent of all e-commerce sales in 2021 will come from mobile devices. That is more than half of $27 trillion!

Simply put, designing your website to become mobile-friendly means implementing web design strategies that enable users to view your web pages in optimal settings regardless of whether they are on their computer or a mobile device.

In the future, your website can also adapt to its users in a myriad of other ways such as displaying content by age, sex and other demographics. Granted such features are not yet a trend but it might very well be, so it is worth keeping an eye on. 

  1. Templates

We’ve all heard of the old saying “do not fix what is not broken” or “do not try to reinvent the wheel”. Both are very much applicable to e-commerce web design particularly in the use of templates. Many might see it as a sign of laziness or lack of creativity which is not necessarily the case.

Ever noticed how smartphones nowadays tend to look similar nowadays save for a few tweaks and difference in internal specs? Well, there is a reason for that, and it is merely because that basic design has performed remarkably well since its introduction. Well, we can say the same thing about specific templates for web design.

Implementing the same template does not necessarily mean that your website will look no different from the others. There is an infinite number of ways to customise a given template.  A professional web designer can customise a template that will work for your e-commerce business, until you come up with something that you can call your own.

  1. Optimise loading time and layout 

According to “Kissmetrics” — a blog about analytics, marketing and testing, 40 percent of people end up clicking away from websites that take more than 3 seconds to load. That is almost half the income potential of an e-commerce website. Hence, it is good practice to load only what is necessary for your web design. Every second counts!

  1. Hamburger menus 

Have you noticed how some websites have only three horizontal lines that you can click or tap into then disappears to reveal a set of submenus? These are called “hamburger menus,” and it is yet another leading trend in web design because it improves navigation and makes your website look a lot less cluttered.

  1. Grids 

The use of grids in web design has proven to be the simplest and most effective ways of optimising user experience. Organising elements by grid makes content clear and simple to navigate. The less clutter, the better and if it suits your design preferences, you can even have the grids blend with the rest of your webpage by removing the borders which are yet another popular trend in e-commerce websites.

If you want your e-commerce business to come out on top, then you have got to get ahead of the curve. Competition in online marketing is incredibly fierce, and we can use any advantage we can get their hands on. You can start by making sure that you are already doing the things mentioned above and continue scanning the e-commerce landscape for new opportunities.

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Affordable Website Design Sydney

by Kundan on

Affordable Website Design Sydney

If you are in need of an affordable website design Sydney, there are several factors that need to be considered. Every web designer aims to make their clients happy. One ideal way of doing that is to give them affordable but good looking design that can satisfy their unique needs. Here are some tips to help you work with your web designer to produce desired results whilst achieving affordability.

Tip # 1: Your designer needs to know your realistic budget. Just like budgeting for a car, what costs a website is not the surface or how it looks, but rather, what’s “under the hood.” Website design involves setup, creative and building work at the very basic level. Consider the number of resources you can realistically invest and be sure to be upfront with your designer.

Tip # 2: Determine the things you can live without. Any business owner who runs a website is looking to run an e-commerce feature, get unlimited updates, rank top in the search engines and make them financially-free for as long as possible. The thing is, paying only $10 each month won’t give you all of these benefits. To run a website that has all of those can truly be possible.  Many top companies have these but with a significant investment and planning involved.  Consider what stage you are in your business journey, and decide on your priorities to fit your budget.  To start, perhaps you can aim for a basic online presence wherein clients can reach you by email or phone to learn more about your company.

Tip # 3: Prepare and provide all the materials that your web designer may need. Any website designer will definitely appreciate this kind of assistance when offered by their clients who are on a budget. The things that you may need to prepare may include:

* Images/pictures you want to appear on your site or page;

* Web pages text or content;

* Brochure of the company;

* Images or pictures location (it can be saved on a USB drive, web link or on your PC at home);

* An idea of how your website would like to look like; and

* Website links that you wish to be on your website.

You may prepare these ahead of time. This will come in handy for your affordable website design Sydney. By giving the list of things above, you can help your web designer save a lot of time which can make web designing faster and more efficient. These may be simple, yet, can likely lower or decrease the overall cost of your web design project for your business.

Tip # 4: Any changes or features you wish to add or remove needs to be coordinated efficiently with the website designer. Take into account that if you do not do so, it may affect the final cost of the project. In order to make the project smooth-sailing as possible, you need to communicate as often as needed, especially to make any changes. Consolidate and organise all required revisions and ensure both parties fully understand what needs to be done. Both parties need to have the effort to share to quicken to process and maintain affordability when possible.

It is definitely realistic to produce an affordable website design Sydney Australia. All it will take is a combined effort not just from the designer but from the client as well. This can ensure that a good looking website design can be achieved in no time without shelling out too much money. Remember all the tips shared above when you are ready to start to develop your website design with a trusted and reliable agency like Spark Interact. Feel free to contact us and we’ll be more than happy to chat with you more about how you can achieve an affordable website for your business.

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5 Ways Your Business Can Benefit from Using an App Developer

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5 Ways Your Business Can Benefit from Using an App Developer

Mobile apps are providing increased revenue and customer loyalty for businesses from Starbucks to Salesforce. Your business will benefit when you work with an app developer to create the best app for your customers. Here are a few of the many ways a professional app developer can help.

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Advertising Technology Terms

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Ad Blocker

An ad blocker is software that users can download to remove advertising from their online experience across both desktop and mobile devices. These programs filter out pop-ups, banner ads and other common forms of online advertisements, allowing a user to surf the Web without being exposed to brand messages…

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Marketing Technology Terms

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Analytics (Web & Mobile)

Analytics in the context of MarTech refers to the data captured from a brand’s owned and operated properties. Analytics tools enable brands to understand how their digital destinations are performing and the way audiences are engaging with them. Web analytics provides information such as the total number of visitors to a web page…

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