With many of our web design customers now using our CMS and e-commerce systems, I thought I’d post some quick tips on how to batch re-size your images. This is ideal for those who wish to optimise their content, making it faster to download and use less storage space on your hosting package.
To start, create a folder on your computer and copy all of the images you wish to re-size in there. This is just to help prevent the chance of accidentally resizing your original images. After you have done that, create another folder for where you wish your re-sized images to appear after the batch process.
With websites becoming more affordable, and an increase in competition during these tough economic times, there are many benifits to having a website, such as;
- Your business is open 24/7, 365 days of the year
Unlike normal office hours, your website is running all the time. This makes it available at all hours, meaning it is much more convenient to find out more about your business, to those who operate outside such typical office hours.
- It can be updated at any time
Unlike brochures, your website can be amended at any time. This will save you a great deal of money on printing and distribution costs.
- Improve customer service
By providing FAQs and contact forms, your customers can get answers to questions almost immediately. You can also provide useful or important downloadable documents.
- Present a professional image
For a small business, a well-designed web site is a great way of instilling confidence and looking bigger than you actually are. In this day in age, customers assume that you already have a website. By now, your primary competitors probably already have a presence on the Internet. If they do, keep up with them and find ways to make yours better.
- It can increase the amount of business you do
If you do not currently have a website you are almost certainly losing business right now! If you do have a website that is out of date, difficult to navigate around, not optimised for search engines, or simply the design creates the wrong perception of your business, you are losing business!
If you would like a friendly chat to discuss the possibilities for your website, or for a completely free no obligation quotation, please get in touch via our contact page.
Viron Media now provides private WordPress training for individuals and businesses. With no previous experience necessary, we can teach you to:
- Build, Administer and Update a Website or Blog using WordPress
- Add and configure WordPress Plug-ins and Widgets
- Manage Users and WordPress Site Administration
Our flexible approach means your private training can be held at the most convenient location for you. We will happily come to your offices or home, or alternatively you can come to us.
Viron Media were mentioned on the Evening Telepgraph website today after redeveloping the Free Kicks Foundation website and logo.
The Free Kicks Foundation, which puts on days out at sports events for ill, bereaved and disadvantaged children, had the site created as a donation to the charity.
The charity was set up by Posh fan Steve Thorpe, who said: “We are hugely grateful to Matt for donating his time and talents to help us create our fantastic new site and online logo.”
Blogging is a great way of expressing yourself on the web. It is incredibly easy to do without the need of knowing HTML, MySQL Databases and Website Hosting. With so many free options out there such as Blogger and WordPress, it often makes people wonder:
“why should I go for a hosted option? What are the benefits?“.
Free Blog Hosting
If you are ready to get started with a blog, creating your own is quick and simple. For free blog hosting, WordPress has become the most widely used and the most popular. All you have to do is go to WordPress.com and sign up for a free account. From there you can name your blog, pick a template or design, and start posting (aka blogging).