Archive for May, 2013

Transformation Technologies Of Present and Future

Fortune Magazine published the list of 10 transformation technologies from the 500, which presents chips, devices, and software that has the potential to change the way people will live in the decades to come.

Google Glass:

Though Google Glass is not widely available yet, the technology represents a major step forward in computing. It will enable users to snap photos, record video, and many-many more!

Facebook Home:

It is a downloadable software supported on several Android devices that takes over Google’s original operating system and offers users a Facebook-centric experience.

eBay Now:

eBay has partnered with retailers like Target, Home Depot, and Urban Outfitters, to offer one-hour shipping on everything from health supplements to pajamas. We should admit that the idea that buyers can get their online or mobile purchases same-day is awesome!

Apple iPad

iPad tablet has already been available for three years, and it’s obvious that this product is changing computing. Users enjoy the comfort – the ability to perform many things – checking emails and Facebook, watching movies etc – on a portable device with a large screen.

Qualcomm

You might not be familiar with the Qualcomm name, but I assume your smartphone is powered by one of the company’s 3G or 4G chips, which lets your device to receive and send data. Qualcomm were the pioneers, who invented those chips and enabled people to access Internet from their devices at any time.

Learn more about other technologies by visiting the official website of Fortune Magazine!

Stay tuned!

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Are You Ready For Summer 2013?

Okay, guys, so here we are in the last day of spring 2013. Did you enjoy it? I hope this spring was fabulous for all of you! So, let’s take our spring memories with and rush into SUMMER 2013!

So, TemplateTuning team has already shaped the plans for the summer to make it memorable and full of joy and fun. What about you, friends?

We’re going to:

go to the beach together and build the biggest sand-castle ever; take lots of pictures of us enjoying the weather; go to Central Park and taste all ice-cream flavors, and swing on swings of course; learn some cool words and phrases in Italian, French, German, Japanese and any other language; go to have breakfast somewhere on the roof; buy fabulous sun-hats and cool T-shirts; go for a bicycle ride all together; learn to cook risotto and paella with seafood, and invite the friends to taste it; make a playlist of top 50 summer songs; stop worrying about the future; do something completely spontaneous; write a summer song; sit by the balcony, enjoy sunset; drink mojito; tell dearest people that we love them; and go on a vacation, of course : )

Enjoy summer with us!

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The Future Of Responsive Design

There is an opinion that responsive (adaptive) web design is the technology of the future. We have already touched the topic of responsive design many times (please, refer to: “Responsive Templates…” and “2013 Hottest Web Design Trends” )

Responsive design popularity is likely to spike even more in the nearest future, because the number of people, who use mobile devices for browsing, grows every day!

There is a great bunch of mobile devices available in the market. Today users tend to choose responsive design for their websites, because it offers an outstanding flexibility. I would dare to say that single website that runs on all devices is a must nowadays.

Obviously, it’s hard to predict the future of this technology, still there are a lot of responsive websites in the web. Many people consider responsive design a very expensive technology, but TemplateTuning offers an affordable solution: pre-made templates with embedded responsive layouts. Feel free to ask our managers in chat for recommendations.

Adaptive design is definitely a future, though we assume it will get improved even more soon!

Usability Checklist

There are many important things, which should be checked before your website goes live. We already have a certain thread of posts, united by topic “checklist”!

If you just started following out blog, feel free to check recent “checklist” posts:

Checklist Before We Start!

Joomla Security Checklist

Things To Check Before Your Website Goes Live

Blogger’s Checklist (Tips From Jennifer Slegg)


First, make sure all the information, provided at your web-source, corresponds to the reality. Do not mislead your potential customers by giving links, which go to nowhere; giving wrong contact information and prices for your services. Your website design should be user-friendly, so that your customers do not get lost browsing there.
Do not forget about “call for action” message. Help your customers to get what they need. All the updates, news and etc should be displayed on your Home page – do not make people quest for essential information.
If you request personal information of your customers (i.e. registration forms), take care about security and confidentiality.
All your texts (including headings) should be readable! Double check this! And obviously, all the links, buttons and check-boxes must be clickable.
Search option would be really helpful and useful for your customers, so make sure it’s accessible not only from Home page.
I guess there is no need to remind you about the importance of responsive (adaptive) layout. And please, please, no horizontal scroll!

Your content should be relevant, clear, without grammatical/spelling mistakes, and responding to possible questions of your customers!
Good luck!

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The Trend Of Minimalism

Your website is an expression of your business concept in web.

It is how you present your brand to your audience and potential customers. It is definitely how you want people to perceive you.

Designing the right website might seem to be a very tricky and complicated process, especially ’cause you are eager to impress your customers.

I am certain that you want to grab their attention for the right reasons.  This is the reason why we are fans of clean minimal designs. You will for sure impress, but not overwhelm your devoted users.

Following the trend of minimalism in web design, clean website layouts are also be very inspiring. Check out our minimal clean style templates to see that a lot of times the simple path can deliver amazing results.

Efficient and Inexpensive Way To Build a Website

Creating an effective and fully-functional website is NOT complicated and bothersome. All you need is to choose a website template at TemplateTuning.com, chat with a manager and monitor your project’s development. The rest will be done by us.

You can compare prices on web design market yourself.

Believe us, hiring web designers/developers to create a new, unique website costs several times more and takes more time than Template Tuning does. We customize templates and offer unique custom designs, the prices are more than affordable. Our team believes in low prices. Our prices consistently beat web design studio prices.

You might think that getting a website up and running takes too much time. Not true, my friends. We are addicted to speed. Using Template Tuning is much faster than searching for and haggling with web design studios.

We provide 24/7 technical assistance and care a lot about high-class quality!

Be with us. Grow your business with us.

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Peace Officers Memorial Day

In 1962, President John F. Kennedy signed a proclamation which designated May 15 as Peace Officers Memorial Day and the week in which it falls as National Police Week.

On this day, when flags are flown at half-staff, we pay tribute to the local, state, and Federal peace officers, who gave the ultimate sacrifice for the communities they served.

There is an ongoing need to be vigilant against all forms of crime, especially to acts of extreme violence and terrorism.

We remember and honor local, state and federal law enforcement officers killed or disabled in the line of duty.

More than 19,000 names of fallen heroes, who served and protected us with courage and dedication, are featured on the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial wall in Washington, D.C.

We remember…

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May Is National Bike Month

Any Bike to Work Day participants there? TemplateTuning team loves the idea to bike to work and support healthy environment!

So, this year Bike to Work Week is May 13-17 and Bike to Work Day is Friday, May 17. Are you ready, guys?

May is a National Bike Month, and is sponsored by the League of American Bicyclists since 1956.

This time for us is a great opportunity to celebrate the unique power of the bicycle and the many reasons we ride. It is obvious that by riding a bicycle you save money and time, preserve your health and the environment.

We are sure you know that Bike to Work Day is an annual event held in the Spring across the United States and Canada.

We encourage you to try bicycle commuting as a healthy and safe alternative to driving , as long as many municipalities, local bike shops, and restaurants support bike activities.

Get involved in Bike Month in your city or state —and help get more people in your community out riding too! Check what bicycle-related events are organized in your area on Bike to Work Day and join our numerous Bike community!

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Saving Power Of WordPress Akismet Plugin

Once your WordPress template goes live, immediately install Akismet plugin, which is probably the best way in the web world to protect your blog from spam.

If you are new to WordPress, I’d explain in more detail how the plugin works.

Basically, Akismet checks your comments against the Akismet web service to see if they look like spam or not, and lets you review the spam it catches under your blog’s “Comments” admin screen.

With a help of Akismet you put your spam fighting on auto-pilot: it conquers spam, and gives your SEO a boost! The spammers will never bring down your site’s PageRank.

According to statistics given by the developers, 92% of comments checked by Akismet are pure spam. The accuracy rate of spam detection is 99,9% – impressive, isn’t it?

By the way, Akismet is close to 80 billion spam milestone! Visit their official website and see the real-time checker!

Barely in April the service filtered 1,8 billion of spam comments, and as the developers report: 700 spam comments are received each single second!

Do not stay away from Akismet service, it is definitely a must for your blog (of course, if you do not wish it to be done in by spammers).

Feel free to contact us and order Akismet plugin installation!

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Successful Landing Pages Tips

Today we’ll talk about influential online marketing tool – a landing page. It is also known (though not so widely) as a “lead capture page” or a “lander”. I am sure, you know the meaning of this web marketing term, but just in case it’s a bit vague and not fully clear for you, I’d like to remind you that:

A landing page is a single web page that shows up in response to clicking on a search engine optimized search result or an online advertisement.

Landing pages are very often linked to from social media, email campaigns or search engine marketing campaigns in order to leverage the effectiveness of the ads.

What is the main purpose of a landing page? It is quite simple: to convert site visitors into sales leads.

Now you understand the real importance of a landing page that works for you and your business.

Only a landing page, designed and structured in a wise way, can deliver the results you’re hoping for.

Firstly, you landing page should not look like “too much of everything”: overloaded with information, blatant design and loud music. That’s why it is important to order landing page creation from a go-to guy, so as a result it appears to be professionally designed.

Make sure you your landing page headline matches the message on your advertisements and has a simple secondary description to enhance the headline. Do not forget to put your logo and tagline, and clearly and briefly state who your company is and what you do.

Use relevant and original images or video; explain how your products and services are unique; in your presentation focus mainly on benefits, which a customer might get working with your company.

Make sure you offer multiple contact methods like phone, email and live chat.

Basically, your landing page should follow the principle of unity, where each tiny element of the page is focused on explaining a single concept. And obviously, the general design (look and feel) should match the style of your main website or brand.

Call-to-action buttons are a must, so do not forget to use them, if you want to generate great leads.

Stay with us and learn more about success in web!