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What is a prototyping website and why should you care about it?

The prototyping website can be used to create, mock-up, and test digital and physical objects. Some prototypes are nearly finished, but some are more “work in progress” than others, making this a good opportunity for you to work through issues you might not have time for in real life. Lyza Danger Gardner , a professional prototyping website designer, states that prototypes are “realistic digital versions of the product [that] can be tested and developed before the final product.”
The advantage to using a prototyping website is that it allows you to test your product with users who have never seen it and may give you feedback on what they do, do not understand and their likes or dislikes. Many users may also offer advice on how they would change or improve the way your product works. This is a great way to avoid costly and embarrassing mistakes at the end of the development process.

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How to Design & Test a Website Beyond the Pain Points of HTML & CSS

A quick and dirty checklist to design & develop beyond the pain points of HTML and CSS. [Many websites and online shops are not made with the same care as a personal blog is, or of the same standard to that of an everyday office.] [HTML, CSS] [Website design. Front end developer. User experience.]
Given: you have a new website or small online shop [to launch]. You’re short on time, money and skills; but you still need to quickly assess that your site is accessible and user-friendly. Or if you already have a client portal and/or full e-store in operation, that it works well for current and future users.
1. Basic [Bedrock] HTML & CSS, Troubleshooting & Refactoring
1.1: Basic [Bedrock] HTML & CSS
1.2: Troubleshooting & Refactoring
2. Basic Markup + Frameworks (e.g Bootstrap) (or equivalent) for Developing your Site
2.1: Bootstrap for Structuring and Sizing content [themes, typography, colour/fonts/font-weight etc.] 2.2: Foundation for rapid prototyping [UI, UX] (or equivalent) for Developing your Site
3. Checklist for Features & Design during Development
4. Additional Resources to use for Development (if you’re on a budget)

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Why Should You Design Your Own websites?

Let’s face it, at least one out of every five websites online has a hang-up or just plain sucks. The sad truth is you’re never going to learn much about web design if you don’t take control and learn how to develop your own sites. If a website of yours sucks, it means someone’s not practicing what they preach or they’re on their own.
If you design your own sites, you’ll learn. If your sites are good, they will get noticed and you’ll get more clients. And if you go ahead and build one of those sucky websites that everyone seems to be designing, don’t be surprised when no one wants to work with you.
I know I’m really sticking my neck out here by saying this, but I’m not afraid to say it: There are too many bad websites out there for anyone’s good. The Internet is not Hell, it’s the opposite. Hell is a place where bad websites are designed.

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What are My Secret Goals Every Entrepreneur Needs to Know about their Business

Whether you’re into web design or not, there’s a good chance you’re going to have to do some basic website maintenance sooner rather than later. Web development has many role players, including developers, project managers, and web performance specialists. A business needs all of these roles to succeed. Here are the four most important things every entrepreneur needs to know about their business.
#1 – Basic Web Maintenance
Unfortunately, basic maintenance of your website can be quite expensive. I run a web design company in San Francisco and I can assure you that keeping up to date with WordPress and plugin updates is a full-time job. Even if you’re not planning on adding new features to your site, it’s important to stay current with the web development world. A quality ecommerce website includes plugins like the ones below which can help you stay competitive.
Plugins: Security Guard (helps protect against online hackers, lets you add security to your contact forms) WordPress SEO Plugins: All in One SEO Pack Synthetic Suggestions (improves organic search rankings by reducing duplicate content and internal linking) Yoast SEO WordPress plugin (provides free keyword suggestions for each page on your website, including page titles)
#2 – Website Maintenance Basics

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Every Entrepreneur Needs To Know About Their Startup Goals In Order to Reach Their Potential Productivity and Motivation Levels

Every entrepreneur needs to know about their startup goals in order to reach their potential productivity and motivation levels. There are so many things entrepreneurs face as they build their brands and businesses, including starting, running, marketing, and selling. If you want your business to thrive, you need to know how to achieve your goals. The way you achieve your goals is by reaching your potential for productivity and motivation.
Trying to accomplish too many things at once is the road to failure. And you can only achieve your goals if you have a clear vision of what those goals are. But you will find it difficult to reach your goals if you don’t know what they are in the first place. You need to know your goals, just like knowing your end game is important when playing golf, tennis or soccer.
What is Productivity?
Here’s a definition: Productivity means being efficient in all parts of life. An entrepreneur’s productivity is the ability to finish a project or task in the time frame required without wasting resources. Think about it this way: when you run a business, you need to meet deadlines and deliver on a promise. So that’s what productivity means in effect. You can’t be inefficient or waste time and resources if you want to meet your goals and have everything go as smoothly as possible.
What is Motivation?
Everything needs motivation to work well — including your employees, customers, investors and vendors. Motivation is the fuel that keeps your team focused on what they need to do. When you’ve got motivation, you are pulling all your weight on a project and working as best as you can just like a robot in order to complete tasks on time. Motivation is a must!
Every entrepreneur needs to know about their startup goals in order to reach their potential productivity and motivation levels.
What are Your Startup Goals?

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