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.

Stay tuned!

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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!

Top Web Fonts Of 2013

Internet is changing and facing new challenges every day; thus 2013 brings new forms and appearance into web design.

Different trends in typography and graphics are constantly emerging, and it’s high time to talk about trends in web fonts.

Let’s start with big and bold fonts : ) Obviously, they are designed to stand out. You can use them for your headlines to draw attention of your users, readers and followers. Of course, big and bold fonts like Cubano or Helsinki Bold will make your text more prominent and easier to read. So, just do not hesitate to choose them for your website headlines and post titles.

Do you love grunge? We definitely do – this is a font for a bad boy, who’s got a cool website about not really perfect things (though not necessarily). Grunge fonts like Bourbon Rough and Headlined will give your website a little bit of extra attitude, and that’s great.

Never forget about handwritten fonts – they’re always top-notch! No doubt, they add a depth of personality and emotion to any website or blog. Handwritten fonts can help you to sound (or be read) friendly, personal and politely. Your message will be understood and accepted.

We would also recommend not staying away from re-made classic and vintage fonts! What can be more exciting and attractive? The combination of classics and modern is what makes vintage fonts very popular among designers! So, choose one for your website!

Good luck!

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YouTube Is 8 Years Old!

Yeah, my friends, one of the most popular and widely used services has turned 8 years yesterday.

Happy Birthday, YouTube! The first video was uploaded onto Youtube on April 23, 2005. I bet, that developers did not expect their service to become so popular and powerful.

So, let’s learn some interesting facts about YouTube. Here we go:

  • Did you know that more than 1 billion unique users visit YouTube each month?
  • Over 4 billion hours of video are watched each month on YouTube
  • 72 hours of video are uploaded to YouTube every minute
  • 70% of YouTube traffic comes from outside the US
  • YouTube is localized in 53 countries and across 61 languages
  • In 2011, YouTube had more than 1 trillion views or around 140 views for every person on Earth
  • Millions of subscriptions happen each day. Subscriptions allow you to connect with someone you’re interested in — whether it’s a friend, or the NBA — and keep up with their activity on the site
  • 25% of global YouTube views come from mobile devices
  • People watch one billion views a day on YouTube mobile
  • YouTube is available on hundreds of millions of devices
  • Traffic from mobile devices tripled in 2011

Stay tuned! Create your YouTube channel and make people speak about you : )

Web Design Misconceptions And Mistakes

There are a few very important points, which should be well thought-out, when you start the process of your website design and development.
Today we’re going to talk about them!

1. Well, first of all make sure that your design is not too pretentious and intricate. Of course, you want your webpage to stand out among other designs, but – be reasonable and objective! You customers should in no way get lost at your website. Think about usability, intuitive navigation and well-organized information. Make sure that your customers will have quick access to information they are interested in. You should build the beautiful elements around the important concepts of usability and high-quality content.

2. Too many ads and unnecessary welcome screens might make your users leave the website before they basically reach any content they need! Again, make the information easily accessible.

3. Don’t get too obsessed with Flash, guys. If you aim to be easily found by potential customers, search engines should be able to index your website pages. It is not really possible with Flash: it’s not SEO-freindly. So, just step away, and find the alternative – JS or HTML5.

4. Your homepage can become a real design disaster. We’ve already stated that information should be easily accessible for customer, but make sure your homepage is not overloaded with info! Don’t try to tell everything to everyone about your business.   Your homepage should explain people in less then half a minute who you are and what you do. That’s it. Clean style and simplicity are the key words, when we speak about homepage.

5. What can be even worse, then overloaded with information webpage, is a lack of corporate transparency. Your business becomes successful, when you establish open and transparent relationship with customers. Tell them about the people behind the process, behind the product, it’s extremely important indeed.

6. A big mistake is when you actually do not address the real need of your user! You can rave and rave about your product, you can make your website product-focused, your desire to make big money can become center and prior. I am sorry, guys, but it’s not really a good path…
On the contrary – focus on your customer and his needs. And only then you can present the product. Your website design should be build around customer and his expectations.

Good luck!
Stay with TemplateTuning!

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Earth Day – April, 22

Did you ever stop to notice
All the blood we’ve shed before
Did you ever stop to notice
The crying Earth the weeping shores?

Michael Jackson “Earth Song”

Forty three years ago Gaylord Nelson, a United States Senator from Wisconsin, called for an environmental teach-in, or Earth Day, to be held on April 22, 1970. It was his response to widespread environmental degradation.

Over 20 million people participated that year, in 1970. Nowadays Earth Day is now observed each year on April, 22 by more than 500 million people and national governments in 175 countries.

Different companies and national governments support and sponsor Earth day to grow environmental awareness, though one day a year is not enough to fight with the environmental challenges we face.

The website dedicated to the campaign is: http://www.earthday.org.

The most important way to help the 2013 campaign was to upload a photo of how climate change is affecting you and your community.

You still can help to spread the word to make the movement truly global. Be active in social media or organize your own event – let people know about environmental global movement!