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10 things you can implement for better website conversions

10 things you can implement for better website conversions
Everybody wants to start with making it look pretty. But the primary goal of a website is to get a conversion, whether it’s a phone call, contact form lead, newsletter signup, ad clicks, or product sales. When our customers come to us to design a new website or redesign an existing website we do not just think about how the website will physically look. Actually that is one of the final things we discuss. Here at ITDwebdesign.com we consult with our clients on the primary goals of the website that will dictate the ultimate design of the functionality. Function design is...
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Top 10 Joomla Event and Conference Templates

Top 10 Joomla Event and Conference Templates
Need a template for your next event or conference? We have hand picked a list of the top 10 best event and conference templates for your next event or conference website.   1. Summit - ThemeChoice.com   Summit is clean, lightweight, and mobile friendly responsive event template for Joomla. Summit is perfectly suited for any type of event such as a festival, conference, or convention. Summit is loaded with features for your next event or conference. This Joomla template has been optimized for Event Registration Pro so you can manage your event registrations with ease.   Read more about Summit  ...
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Announcing our new Joomla Template Club - ThemeChoice.com

Announcing our new Joomla Template Club - ThemeChoice.com
We are very excited to announce our new Joomla Template Club at ThemeChoice.com. We have lots of new designs in the works and we plan to offer a great resource for the Joomla community for responsive and mobile friendly Joomla templates and themes.   ThemeChoice has taken many months of planning and development and we know this will be a very valuable addition to the Joomla Template marketplace.   Visit ThemeChoice.com for more information.      
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Top 30 Onsite SEO Guidelines For Joomla

Top 30 Onsite SEO Guidelines For Joomla
The Joomla CMS does a great job at handling SEO out of the box. However there are many things to consider when optimizing your Joomla website for optimal SEO results. In this post we would like to show you the Top 30 SEO Tips for the Joomla CMS so you can stay ahead of your competition. Although we are going to talk about some Joomla specific points in this post there are still a lot of other points that are applicable for any website or other CMS solutions such as Wordpress and Drupal.We hope you find this information helpful and you...
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How a Content Management System can help your Business

How a Content Management System can help your Business
Web design has come a long way from the early days when hypertext markup language, better known as HTML, first emerged as somewhat of the internet standard recognized by most web browsers.  HTML did have its moment of glory, and although still quite popular with web designers for creating small, simple and static web pages; the internet has simply outgrown basic HTML websites as web design has evolved.  Static HTML alone has far too many limitations to be effective for large web sites that are routinely updated and have page commonality, nor does it have the functionality needed for today’s dynamic...
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What is Responsive Web Design and How it is Important for your Business

What is Responsive Web Design and How it is Important for your Business
What exactly is responsive web design?  This is the design of a website whereby the server will always send the exact same HTML to all devices including all mobile devices and where CSS is the method used to modify the page depiction on the device.  In laymen’s terms, it is web design where the same website comes up no matter what type of computer device the individual is using to access the site.    We have entered a new era where a single website can be accessed by a multitude of devices from desktop computers to laptops, iPads, iPhones, as well...
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Building Your Brand Identity On The Web

Building Your Brand Identity On The Web
The first way to build any brand online is to make sure you are seen everywhere and that you not only have a website, but also a blog, a Facebook presence and a Twitter presence; in short, a comprehensive company image online.  You need to spend the money in building your entity in the virtual world.  You have to become known, so that your customers keep coming back repeatedly even when you have no promotion or deal enticing them. This is basically building your reputation and boosting awareness.  This should be a priority in your business plan of building your brand...
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Social Media Marketing And Why it is Important for Your Business

Social Media Marketing And Why it is Important for Your Business
  In today’s world of electronic media, the internet, particularly the social media is the best way to connect with customers.  Websites of businesses are becoming more creative and very popular with content that is very user friendly.  Websites like Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Google Plus, and Pinterest are where internet users gather to talk about things – products that don’t do what they say they do, companies with false advertising as well as the products that many believe are great.  Social media websites have replaced the “water cooler” at work as the place to gather and talk.  This is where you...
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How Inbound Marketing can Increase Sales

How Inbound Marketing can Increase Sales
In the simplest words, Inbound marketing is a way to get new business a higher return with significantly lower costs. And it draws customers to you – rather than you finding them. Poor Sales A sales team with poor performance may completely stop the growth of a business. So, what should be done with a sales team that is not producing results like they should? Some would say they need to be retrained or fired and rehire more. In your past, that might have been the only options, but now you have the option of inbound marketing to help improve your...
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Website Security for Joomla, Wordpress and Drupal Sites

Website Security for Joomla, Wordpress and Drupal Sites
We wanted to let everyone know that there is a major security concern with a worldwide "reverse" brute force attack that is hitting major open source websites built with Joomla, Wordpress and Drupal. This hacking attemt is targeted at guessing usernames/passwords and involves 90,000 different IP addresses.   Wikipedia describes a reverse brute force attack as the following: In a reverse brute-force attack, a single (usually common) password is tested against multiple usernames or encrypted files. The process may be repeated for a select few passwords. In such a strategy, the attacker is generally not targeting a specific user. Reverse brute-force attacks...
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Choosing a Professional for your Joomla 2.5 migration

Choosing a Professional for your Joomla 2.5 migration
Are you one of the many people that have tried to migrate your own Joomla 1.5 website to Joomla 2.5 only to find yourself frustrated with the results, problems, and lack of solutions? Well you are not alone. As with many other Joomla website administrators it's tempting to try to migrate your own Joomla website. But the reality is that the available tools can produce results that just leave you frustrated and with a broken Joomla 2.5 migration. Migrations are actually more involved than you might realize.   That's where the Joomla experts at Integrated Technology and Design Inc can help....
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Joomla Day Chicago Business Expo and Learning Conference Aug 10 and 11 2012

CHICAGO, IL - Joomla CMS, provider of the world's leading enterprise-class, open source content management system, announced the lineup of technology leaders serving as keynote speakers at the upcoming Joomla Day Chicago Business Expo and Learning Conference, August 10th - 11th, 2012. This year's keynotes include Grace Francisco, Sr. Business Development Manager at Microsoft Corporation and Paul Orwig, President of Open Source Matters. Other prominent speakers include Gary Brooks: CEO of CloudAccess and Sarah Mahoney: digital healthcare practice manager at Weber Shandwick where they will be showcasing how Boston Children's Hospital is using Joomla and open source technologies at an enterprise...
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JandBeyond Joomla Conference in Review

Everyone told me that this was the "Must Attend Event" of the year for Joomla CMS developers. Every time I spoke to another friend in the industry we heard the same thing, "you just HAVE to go". With so many people telling me the same thing I figured there just had to be some truth to the hype of the JandBeyond conference in Bad Nauheim, Germany. Well, now that we have just returned from this conference, the only thing I can say is, WOW! WOW! WOW!

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How Secure Is Your Website?

websecurityHas your website ever been hacked? Have you ever wondered if your website could be compromized?

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