June News 2019

We're proud to announce that at the recent 2019 NZ Domain Conference, we won the prize for the most secure nz domain portfolio!

This month, we're focusing on website usability or UX as it plays a key role in the success of your website. We're also sharing 8 great free stock photo websites too!

  • The David Awards - Small Business Awards
  • Website Usability: How Easily Can a Customer Use Your Website?
  • How to Check the UX of Your Website
  • What is User Experience Design & How Can it Help Your Business?
  • 8 Free Stock Photo Websites
  • Discount Website Design Offer
  • Discounted Web Hosting
  • Sites of the Month
  • Website Migration
  • System Updates
  • Training Webinars (New Sessions)
  • Featured Support Videos
  • Professional website design options
  • WordPress and PHP websites
  • Need training? 
  • Referral Discounts
  • Recent Go Lives


The David Awards are back!

Entries open 1st May 2019

Open to all NZ Small Businesses.

The David Awards recognise the unsung heroes in home and small businesses throughout New Zealand. They acknowledge the tenacity, courage and ingenuity that place these business owners firmly at the forefront of entrepreneurship in this country.

Learn More

 


Website Usability: How Easily Can a Customer Use Your Website?

Website usability refers to the experience a person has when visiting a website. This includes things such as the content, colours, text size, font, page speed, menu layout and page layout.

If someone is unhappy with the way your website works, they will go elsewhere. As an eCommerce site owner, this means lost sales as customers visit other website which are appeal to them better.

Our article looks at the characteristics of a user friendly website, as well as the steps you can take to make your eCommerce site easier to use. 

Read the article here.


How to Check the UX of Your Website

Usability testing (UX) is all about finding out if what you have can be used easily and meets the needs of users. There are many different tools which can be used to help you:

  • increase customer loyalty
  • retain customers for longer
  • save money
  • understand how people use your website
  • keep visitors on your website for longer
  • increase conversion rates

In our article, we explain the importance of UX testing, what good website UX looks like, five ways to check your website's UX and what your next steps are.


What is User Experience Design & How Can it Help Your Business? 

User experience design (UXD, UED, or XD) is the process of enhancing user satisfaction with a product or service, by improving the usability, accessibility, and desirability provided in the interaction with it. 

  • For product businesses:having an easy to find, and easy to use returns policy, will both increase purchases and simplify support effort. 
  • For service businesses: it might be the ease of obtaining a quote, or organising appointments, or having clear communications around delivery.

In this article we look at real life examples of UXD, ways your business could improve its UXD and how a good user experience can help your business.

Read more here


8 Free Stock Photo Websites 

Not everyone can afford to purchase the rights to stock images. Thankfully though, there are plenty of great websites which have free stock images you can use. When we say free, we're meaning that they don't cost you any money to use. 

Posted: Mon 17 Jun 2019

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