Overview of the Popular Web Design / E-Commerce Tools and Platforms
Whether you’re a small business owner, a large corporation, or someone in between, you’d like to tell the world and promote yourself via the internet to develop more following and grow your audience.
Establish presence online, create branding,
merchandise your products & services.
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In the modern era, there are more ways than one to get this done.
Using popular platforms such as WordPress and Shopify, the possibilities are endless.
Many international websites were built around, and are currently being run using these platforms because of their popularity, adaptability and stability.
But what exactly are WordPress and Shopify?
We understand that not everyone is exposed to both platforms and up until this point of the article, are clueless on what I’m talking about.
Let us take a moment to go through the basics of both WordPress and Shopify to give you an idea of how you can take advantage of these powerful tools to get yourself published online.
Wordpress is an open source (meaning free) web publishing software that people can use to create a website or a blog.
WordPress has come a long way a decade and a half after its release in 2003, now becoming one of the go-to-platforms by designers and developers, powering over 30 percent of the entire web.
|. WordPress is an Open Source Platform|
|. WordPress is a generic web platform that can be designed to do almost anything|
|. WordPress’ best use is for Corporate, Personal and Professional Websites|
|. WordPress can be used for E-Commerce – but we don’t recommend it (See Shopify below)|
|. WordPress is free but you still need to have it hosted by a hosting provider (like Osomnimedia)|
|. WordPress is simple to setup but does require regular maintenance and updates|
|. WordPress is SEO friendly out of the box, but content is King.|
|. WordPress is the BEST overall software for an All-Purpose use platform.|
|OSOMNIMEDIA RECOMMENDS WORDPRESS FOR YOUR CORPORATE AND PROFESSIONAL WEBSITE PRESENCE ONLINE AND TO MAINTAIN YOUR BLOG POSTS. ASK US HOW|
THE LANGUAGE OF THE WEB
HTML (Hypertext Markup Language) – used for creating the basic structure of the website (a structure is made of many individual elements… like a building contains bedrooms,bathrooms,etc) .
CSS (Cascading Style Sheets) – used for styling (example: add font color, give background image, etc to) this whole structure or the individual structures within it.
PHP (PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor) – used for dynamic changes in the webpages. Example: Facebook wall. The code for facebook wall
(http://www.facebook.com/home.php) is same for everyone but everyone has different perspective.
” You don’t need to know any of this..
The beauty is that you can focus on your business,
and let our team help you navigate through the
complexities of your online website. “
Browsers then read these codes and interpret those tags to render and display the content of a particular web page.
Nowadays, however, if you have a WordPress installed, even someone not very familiar with coding can easily navigate and update their own website and pages using simple editors.
THE OSOMNIMEDIA TEAM HAS
WHO CAN NAVIGATE THROUGH
THESE TOOLS for you…
… and CREATE THE BEST SITE
The best thing about WordPress is that it’s SEO-friendly. (SEO stands for Search Engine Optimization)
WordPress includes everything you need to ensure that your content is optimized for search engines like Google, Bing and Yahoo…
Plugins such as Yoast SEO help you optimize pages for major search engines, giving you and your website a higher chance of being found by your audience on the internet.
Shopify is a cloud-based ecommerce store platform used by businesses and entrepreneurs all over the world to set up online shops.
Shopify allows its users to build a fully customizable website, an online store, and a blog.
This platform also has a wide range of templates and tools that can be used to create a website and set up an online shop, hassle-free.
It also allows users to integrate top marketing tools, allowing you to put meta titles, page title, meta description and unique URLs, allowing you to optimize your store on your own terms.
Moreover, Shopify is integrated to Pinterest, Facebook, and Twitter, giving you an additional avenue to promote your products in no less than the most popular social media platforms in the internet.
Most start up businesses use Shopify because they don’t have to worry about web hosting.
FYI, web hosting is a service that allows you to post your website or web page onto the Internet. Websites are hosted, or stored, on special computers called servers.
When Internet users want to view your website, all they need to do is type your website address (also known as a domain) into their browser and their computer will then connect to your server and your webpages will be delivered to them through the browser.
With Shopify, you can be rest assured that your site’s servers are maintained properly since they pay for hosting, maintains the software, and also helps you handle your payment getaway hence making your work really easy and seamless.
OSOMNIMEDIA RECOMMENDS SHOPIFY
FOR ONLINE SHOPPING WEBSITES.
THE PRICES ARE REASONABLE
AND THE PLATFORM IS SOLID
It’s payment system is also less complicated, which makes it so much easy for vendors to set up a credit card clearing system and accept all sort of different payment methods.
If you also plan to sell internationally, Shopify also works with many different currencies.
Best of all, Shopify has invested a large amount of funds to ensure that their platform is secure and adhere to relevant rules and regulations…so you can be sure that all of your online transactions are safe.
Powering more than 500,000 businesses worldwide…
The Shopify platform has currently emerged as the ecommerce solution of choice.
Recognizing the popularity and the power of WordPress and Shopify, the OSOmniMedia Design Group works with both platforms because we choose to work with only the best platforms for our clients.
Talk to us today about what’s best for you….
OSOMNIMEDIA WEB DESIGN STUDIO
Davao City Web Design Company
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(Across Penongs, right above GV Applicance)
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