Responsive website design North Palm Beach

A crucial, but the frequently overlooked aspect of any successful website is how user-friendly it is. Your site needs to be easy to understand, navigate and read. Attractive design, good organization and valuable content are the best ways to keep your visitors on your site. Make sure your website is well organized and simple. Pages should take less than 20 seconds to load via dial-up. If it takes longer than that, you will lose over half of your prospective visitors. Another very important aspect of usability is the site layout. A consistent layout should be used that repeats certain elements through the entire site. Your menu items should be placed on the top of the website, or on either side above the fold. You should have 10 or fewer menu items. Keep in mind, your visitors tend to be in a hurry. You don’t want them to have to hunt around for the information they are looking for.

What is Responsive Design?

There are more tablets and smartphones being used than PCs. Make sure you are building a website that works on everything.

How important is a website?

In this day-and-age if you don't have a website your are simply not in business. The first thing any serious prospect will do is search for your domain.

What is the use?

Responsive Web design is the approach that suggests that design and development should respond to the user's behavior and environment based on screen size, platform and orientation.

A responsive website can make a great first impression

Keep in mind how much exposure your website will be getting. Make sure you double-check all of your figures and facts. You never know who might quote you in the future. You don’t want to remember for or associated with misspellings, incorrect punctuation, poor grammar or typos. Bad grammar and spelling mistakes are just as bad found on your website as in your company marketing materials. Usability tests have shown that having long link text does make it a lot easier for site visitors to get around a site. The Search Engines also favor descriptive and long link texts. Backlinks are also very important to provide users with a good sense of direction so that they don’t feel lost. If necessary, use breadcrumbs and a sitemap. Different browsers frequently have their own rules when it comes to displaying content. You should, at the minimum, test your website using the most recent versions of Safari, Firefox and Internet Explorer. The screen resolution for computer monitors keeps increasing, so be sure that whatever looks good at that setting also works well with other devices and other resolutions

Characteristics of a great website

Color coordinated

Use color wisely: An appropriate color scheme should be used that contains 2 to 3 primary colors that work well together and create the right tone or mood for your business. When it comes to color, don’t over it, since that can detract from your written content.

Optimized images

One easy way to increase how visually appealing your site and pages are is to make use of high-quality photographs. For online retailers, using high-quality product photos is very important.

Website Functionality

Each component that is part of your website should work correctly and quickly. Poorly constructed or broken components will cause your visitors to be disillusioned and frustrated with your company. Everything across the board should work like it is expected to, including event registration, site search, contact forms, and hyperlinks.

Easy to read

Text that is easy to read: The combination that is most easy to read is a white background with black text. However, there are other acceptable color combinations as long as the contrast is appropriate. You should use easy to read fonts and ones that can be found on a majority of current computer systems. For paragraph text, keep your font size in between 10 pts and 12 pts.

Engaging Content

Keep things simple: Make sure there is plenty of white space on your web pages. If your layout is clutter free, your visitors will be able to focus better on your message. Make sure that you don’t overload your website with a lot of animation, complicated design features or any other effects that are merely for impressing visitors. In addition to style, your website needs to have substance as well. Keep in mind that your visitors are searching for information to help make their decision. Therefore, you should provide them with relevant and informative content. This is your chance to increase the confidence your visitor have in your company’s competence and knowledge.

Meaningful Graphics

The graphics that you use play an important role. They provide appeal and visual variety to a page that would otherwise just be filled with boring text. However, it’s also important to not over-use them. Be sure that the ones you use to add context or meaning to the written content. Make sure you don’t add more than 3 to 4 images to a page. Otherwise, you will overload it.

Website Clarity

Make sure that topics are clearly labeled and break up your text into short paragraphs. Don’t overwhelm your visitors with text that is visually overwhelming. You have less than 10 seconds to grab your visitor’s attention. So be compelling, concise and clear. Update your content on a regular basis. Nobody wants to read the same stuff over and over. Static or dead content won’t encourage visitors to return to your website. Speak directly to your visitors. The word “you” should be used as much as you possibly can. Minimize using us, we and I.

North Palm Beach- Known as a home for many legendary resorts, this also boasts many exquisite mansions as well as many historic landmarks. These include the Henry Flagler former residence which is now known as Flagler Museum. It’s lined with many stately palm trees and offers up a shopping nirvana of Worth Avenue. Renowned worldwide this region is from the Gilded Age and has a great architecture that is captivating. Everyone feels privileged here.

Palm Beach Gardens

Here, you’ll find that Palm Beach Gardens are the home for the headquarters of Professional Golfers’ Assoc of America or the PGA. Every year legendary pros enjoy the Honda Classic. You can also enjoy shopping at downtown Gardens. This is an open-air region where only pedestrian traffic is allowed. The PGA Commons offer up many inviting eateries and many great boutiques. The Gardens Mall offer high-end destinations for shopping for exquisite decor. You’ll also find many great hotels as well as a wide array of recreational enticements that are all convenient to the beaches.

Prior to development, the land that became Palm Beach Gardens was primarily cattle ranches and pine forests, as well as swampland farther west. In 1959, wealthy landowner and insurance magnate John D. MacArthur announced plans to develop 4,000 acres (16 km2) and build homes for 55,000 people. He chose the name Palm Beach Gardens after his initial choice, Palm Beach City, was denied by the Florida Legislature, because of the similarity of the name to the nearby Palm Beach. MacArthur planned to build a “garden city” so he altered the name slightly. The city was incorporated as a “paper town” (meaning that it existed only on paper) in 1959. The 1960 Census recorded that the city officially had a population of one, apparently a squatter whom MacArthur had allowed to stay on his property.

Rapid development took place in the 1960s. By 1970 the city had a population approaching 7,000 people. To showcase his new community, MacArthur purchased an 80-year-old banyan tree located in nearby Lake Park, that was to be cut down to enlarge a dentist’s office. It cost $30,000 and 1,008 hours of manpower to move it. A second banyan was moved the following year. While moving the first banyan tree over the Florida East Coast Railway, the massive tree shifted and disconnected the Western Union telephone and telegraph lines running adjacent to the railroad, cutting off most communications between Miami, 78 miles (126 km) to the south, and the outside world until the damage could be repaired. These trees still remain at the center of MacArthur Boulevard near Northlake Boulevard and are still featured on the city shield. In January 2007, the great-grandson of impressionist artist Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Alexandre Renoir, presented a painting to the city which depicts the Gardens banyan tree. It is currently on display at the city hall on North Military Trail.

City growth was slow but steady throughout the 1970s and 1980s, as the population has still not reached the predicted 55,000 people envisioned by MacArthur. However, the opening of the 1,300,000-square-foot (120,000 m2) Gardens Mall in 1988 initiated a new wave of development, as did the sell off in 1999 of approximately 5,000 acres (20 km2) in the city by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. Development of this property happened quickly and led to much new growth in the city. The city adopted an Art in Public Places ordinance in 1989 and has amassed an eclectic collection of works.

The city suffered much damage to its tropical landscaping in the hard freezes of 1985 and 1989, but has experienced no freezing temperatures since then. The city was hit by Hurricane Frances, Hurricane Jeanne, and Hurricane Wilma in 2004 and 2005. Much of the city lost power for days at a time after each storm, and many traffic signals and directional signs in the city were destroyed. Many homes and businesses were severely damaged during the first two storms and contractors and construction materials were at a premium. Hundreds of homes were only nearing final repair when Hurricane Wilma hit the following year damaging or destroying many of those completed or ongoing repairs.

The Gardens Mall, PGA Commons, Midtown, Legacy Place, and Downtown at the Gardens are the center of the city’s retail market. They are located on the municipality’s main stretch on PGA Boulevard.

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