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Switching to Responsive Web Design

In today’s day and age having a website simply isn’t enough. It must be built to take into consideration the many ways people view your website. Gone are the days when people surf the web through a PC only. Nowadays, they’re just as likely to view your website on their cell phone or tablet. If your website isn’t responsive, you can count on losing business.

What is Responsive Web Design?

Put simply, responsive web design is building websites that adapt to the user’s preferences. This means altering the site’s screen size, platform and its orientation to customize it for each user.

Responsive web design entails a combination of flexible grids, layouts and images as well as deliberate use of CSS media searches. The end result is that, as a user moves from their PC to a tablet, the website should also move from one form to another—accommodating resolution, the size of the images and its scripting abilities.

By implementing a kind of intuitive technology that can respond to a user’s preference, there would be no need for a different design phase every time a new gadget is released to the market.

Implementing Responsive Web Design

Fortunately, coding has caught up with demand and implementing a responsive web design strategy is easier today than ever before. Before you start, however, consider if now is the right time to revamp and redo your entire website. You could pair your new responsive design with a completely new site. Of course, this isn’t necessary.

Start with the plan phase, which will begin with completely redefining the inner workings of the site. Whole new wireframes will need to be considered and created.

You’ll next head to the design phase where your plan will need to be appropriately stress-tested to be sure it meets requirements. Don’t get carried away, of course. Responsive web design can still be manageable.

Finally, when the design is finished, you can begin wide-scale testing. During your first attempt, expect that there will be some noticeable errors and shortcomings. Another potential challenge is a new gadget being released that your system hasn’t been able to take into account. You can either start over now or continue and accommodate the new technology later.

While it may seem like a large undertaking, implementing responsive web design is an absolutely essential one. Without doing so, you run the very real risk of losing customers who simply aren’t at home on your website.


Issa Asad Shares the 5 Steps to Start a Telecommunication Business

Issa Asad Shares the 5 Steps to Start a Telecommunication Business

The creation of a telecommunication business can be tricky and require a significant amount of work. “However, if the steps are done in the correct order and an adequate amount of effort is put forth, the business can be making money in no time,” says Issa Asad, Coaches Canada’s Featured Life Coach.

Issa Asad has shared his 5 steps to start a telecommunication business. With the following five steps, things will move along smoothly and you can begin making money.

Below are the things that Issa Asad says are the best steps to achieve your telecom business.

1. Create Your Business Plan

What products will your particular company sell? What are the goals for the immediate future and what are the more long-term goals you wish to set? Success will be easier if you have the route planned out before you start work. Creating the business plan is impossible without having a very clear idea of the product to be sold and the best way to reach the consumers.

2. Create a Proposal/Apply for a License

Once you decide on your focus, it is time to create a proposal for your telecommunication business that shows your mission statement, your goals and slogan. You also should have a business projection included in the proposal. Next, you need to create a name and apply for a license for your business at the local clerk’s office. Get an employer identification number from the IRS web site, and you can then proceed to the next step.

3. Seek out Financing

Now it’s time to find financing for your company. This can be tricky, as a telecommunication business may not be something backers are currently interested in investing in. However, as with any business, there is an institution out there with low interest rates that will finance a new telecommunication business, if it fits their expectations. This is another area where research will be important. The local chamber of commerce may be helpful in this regard. They can steer you toward any local investors who prefer to help with businesses like yours.

4. Interview and Hire a Sufficient Number of Employees

Start small when it comes to hiring employees. Initially, you will do the lion’s share of the work, so plan on 10 employees at the most. They can help balance the load and fill out the number of hours you hope the business will be in operation when you cannot cover them all yourself. Once things are progressing, then you can judge the appropriate number of employees to add to the staff to keep things on an even keel.

5. Create an Advertising Campaign

Finally, it’s time to brainstorm the best methods of advertising your new company. Previously, a great method was to take out an ad in the phone book for the area. Now, the phone book is becoming obsolete. Do a survey of the media in your area and their effectiveness, and then debate the benefits of newspaper versus radio advertising. If these methods aren’t ideal, look into popular local websites, contact the chamber of commerce in your area for ideas or possibly wage a mail campaign and send out leaflets letting area residents know your company exists. Lastly, look into advertising your business on the Internet through popular search engines such as Google, Yahoo, Ask and Bing. Also remember to take advantage of social media platforms like Instagram. Check out this ebook on Instagram marketing to get you started.