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Responsive Website Design.

Increased use of mobile and tablets:

With the increased capabilities of smartphones and tablets they are almost as capable as a desktop PC. More and more people are not only accessing their emails and looking at their social media on them but running their business. This includes browsing products and services and even ordering and purchasing.

Responsive to design solution:

This change in the way people use mobiles and tablets means it is increasingly important that your website is responsive to design for the device that it is being viewed on. Previously the answer to this was to have 2 websites one for PCs and the other for mobiles, the BBC website being a good example of this. Now it is possible to have one website that responds and adapts. Potential customers are easily put off by non-responsive websites and will simply move on to a competitor.

Not just a shrunk version:

Responsive to design does not just mean the screen shrinks to fit the screen it means all content is kept whilst the layout is changed to make it more accessible and easier to read and navigate on the smaller screen. Take a look at our new website on your PC and on your mobile to see the difference www.e4k.co .

The stats:

Here are some stats from Smart Insights to show how mobile device use has increased:

  • More than 20% of Google searches are now done on mobiles.
  • In 2012 more than half of all local searches were done on mobiles.
  • In the USA 25% of people only access the internet via a mobile.
  • 85% of all emails are opened on mobiles and 10.16% on tablets.
  • In 2014 mobile internet usage is expected to overtake desktop usage.
  • 08billion out of 4billion phones in the world are smartphones.

Improved SEO:

Google, with a 67% share of the search market in 2013, have said they prefer responsive to design websites as one website for all devices makes it easier for their robots to crawl and index.  So without going into great detail SEO is affected by having a mobile site and a PC site rather than having a responsive site.

Are you driving customers away?

When people have to work harder to use a website on their tablets and phones because a site is not responsive to design they are likely to move on or not come back next time they are looking to purchase something  online.

Stay ahead of the competition:

The websites we produce at e4k are responsive to design. If you want to stay ahead of the competition get in touch to discuss your next website.

Gerard  January 2015

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Solution for Content Managed Website

At the core of  our Content Managed website solution lays a foundation of capabilities that enables the website owner to create, manage and publish content to their website without involving technical experts. By leveraging a flexible and agile system to optimise the process of publishing content and analyse the needs of the internal and external audiences, a rich and dynamic Website can be realised.

When your staff is already stretched to the limit, Echo CMS is a powerful solution that gives your employees the ability to keep content fresh and relevant for your Web audience. Publish up-to-the minute news and information about your organisation on your Website, Intranet and Extranet. Overall, your cost of production and ownership is dramatically improved – it’s more effective, quicker and safer – and much more productive and affordable.

Because the website content is being maintained by the people who create the content rather than web experts that content is being refreshed more regularly, website visitors and subsequent sales increase. Your website becomes what it should be – an effective 24 x 7 business generator.

Because Echo CMS is constantly evolving, the following list of features will continually grow.

User Friendly

1. Absolutely easy to use. Most users can pick up the interface with little or no training. This means your staff can be maintaining the site right away. If you can use a web browser, you can use Echo CMS.

2. Advanced What you see is what you get (WYSIWYG) Editor with word like editing capabilities

3. Upload images and other files directly through the WYSIWYG UI, no need for FTP/SFTP.

4. Easy to undo mistakes.

5. Create and edit web page content, including text, graphics, hyperlinks, tables and forms.

6. Ability to set web pages as ‘Drafts’ and turn content On or Off.

7. Advanced link handling so your website links stay intact.

8. Advanced search engine indexing conscious design for web marketing and search engine optimisation (SEO), which is especially designed to work with our Echo SEO service.

9. Simple to use point and click editor.

10. Unlimited multi-level site navigation allows for unlimited hierarchical menus.

11. Instantly create new pages, update navigation menus through drag and drop.

12. Advanced style sheets for dynamics layout and complex design Statistical Reporting.

13. Web based control panel allows you to access your website from any computer

14. Full training given and on going support.

15. Password protected content managed pages

16. Site registration (roles based access to different content)

Source : http://www.e-foreknowledge.co.uk/Content_Managed_Website_Solution_Echo_CMS.html

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