The Web Empire Blog

We started this blog to give the opportunity to small business owners learn how to have a successful web-presence. Month by month our team will publish new subjects, with simple words and phrases to make you familiar with our work, and our vision.

Importance of Hashtags and Social Media Strategy

hashtagsmallThere are many ways to improve your social media strategy. One common and simple at the same time is the correct usage of hashtags. Hashtags nowadays are used everywhere, even on the tv news. More than 80% of the internet users are familiar with their existence.

Correct use of hashtags means that you build by time your brand loyalty and the awareness on your client base. Etiquttes are different for each social network and this is something that adds on multiple other factor for a succesfull usage. So, what are the best ways to use them?

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Important rules for web typography

typographyThe basic rules of Typography is a resubmit from an article of Webdesigner Depot. This article came to my attention few years ago and since then I'm constantly trying to follow all of them. 

When someone visits a website you’ve designed, the odds are that they don’t care much about the colors, images or sounds, they’re immediately looking at the text. No matter how many bells and whistles you’ve built into a website, everyone relies on text to accomplish whatever they’re visiting the site to do. That alone should make typography, the art of arranging type, a priority for any web designer.

In this article we take a look at 10 easy rules to keep in mind when designing your next web project.

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Website Design and Development for start-ups. Keys and Steps to success.

startup-bookI have been involved with the development and consulting of several startups over the last 15 years. Some of them failed, others managed to stay afloat over time. At one point I even had under my command the biggest Portal in Greece, and few of the most traffic generating websites in the gaming industry worldwide.

While that’s not totally relevant I just wanted to back up my claims with some real achievements and experience. Either way, we got the introduction to this article underway – we will try to figure out the good and the bad startup ideas.What this article will not be is another list of things you need to have to create your own startup. You probably can get tons of those from uncle Google, so let’s not be repetitive and try to dig deeper.

This article is going to be more about the factors you need to take into consideration. Launching a startup is actually not that hard, the tricky part is not letting it die.So let’s begin with a clear -and at the same time hard- question:

Why might you fail?

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A website is for humans

Everyone knows that we live in an age in which survival in business depends on the ability to communicate effectively with proven results through the internet.

Million of companies globally are trying to make this happen for their clients, but very few of them knows the right way. The realization that just having any old or bad looking website isn't enough, is something that thousands of business owners comes with everyday. The quality, the appearance, the applications, the design and development of a website combining with the content and the nature of the business are the keys to success. 
 
A great website is built in two basic truths:
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