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Welcome to Hobsite Web Design Blog. The HobBlog is dedicated to sharing tips and exchanging professional knowledge in web design and content writing for commercial sites.

Modern Web Design

Responding to the Current Trends in User Experience

Web design is an art in itself, but among all the professional services of its kind, it is indeed the most quickly evolving. This is attributed to the speed by which technology and the internet respond to the growing demand for user convenience and relevant innovations.

Because of this, web designers and developers are constantly learning new techniques for keeping up with ever-changing requirements.

Skills of Writing Product Descriptions

For a powerful website that is fully optimized for sales and conversions, the skillful writing of product descriptions must be a priority, along with a user-friendly, modern web design; a seamless e-commerce solution; and traffic driving SEO.

However, a good writer must have much more than simple writing, spelling and grammar competency to be effective.

The well-rounded web writer is capable of compiling results-oriented online research and is familiar with brand positioning, social media, content sharing and search engine guidelines, so he or she can effectively:

Develop Writing Skills

How I Developed My Writing Skills - True Story

Most people probably assume that writing is a natural gift that you either have or you don’t. As a writer, I agree with this assumption somewhat, but becoming a great writer who can put your ideas into words in many different forms such as articles, blogs, copywriting, creative writing, and even instructional technical writing, with many different tones and styles, takes years of work, practice, determination, and good guidance and instruction.

Though I am not a famous writer, my work can be found all over the world in print and on the internet, and I consider it to be my humble contribution to the world outside of my family. Here is my story of how I developed my writing skills, and the experiences that brought me to where I am now. I hope that it will help some aspiring writer out there somewhere.

I started out like most kids, learning to read and write in primary school, but I didn’t really like writing, because I was forced to write...

Product Page Quality and Length

Product Description and a Measuring Tape

Length of a Product Page – How Much Should You Write

Today, many commercial websites are filled with long articles, videos and pictures - making the product page and sometimes the homepage look like a newspaper or Wikipedia! They do so in the hope to target as many keywords as possible.

There are reasons for adding text and for not adding text to your e-commerce pages. My point is, since GCSE your language teacher told you to avoid cluttering. Well, write your content as you were told and avoid keyword stuffing. That’s right.

Website Maintenance Tips

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Achieve More Website Maintenance With Less Work:
Tips and Techniques For Maintaining Your Website More Effectively and Efficiently Through Task Automation.

Today, many businesses reach clients and deliver services mainly through their websites which has led to an increase in demand for web development and regular maintenance services, costing businesses millions every year.

For example, the Telegraph reported that, the average annual amount spent on the maintenance of a university website is £60,375, while the average spent on website redesign is £60,882.

The good news is that there are effective ways to avoid these high costs. This post highlights key repetitive tasks that can be addressed through planning, task scheduling and automation in order to minimize costs of "website management," while maximizing results. Keep reading to find out how!

Four Ways to Write a Product Page

Four Ways to Write a Product Page and Promote Your Product

The most recent world census revealed there are over seven billion people in the world today. With that said you can imagine that almost any niche a business may land in will be full of competition. On the brighter side of things there are still over seven billion people for a business to sell a product or service to.

We will discuss four killer and unique ways to write a product page.

Import Users to Drupal & Ubercart

You can manually migrate a 10 or 20 page website. The difficulty arises when you want to transfer numerous products and users into Drupal and Ubercart which involves data mapping. Developers have used different methods for the process of converting a website to Drupal from other systems like OsCommerce and CreLoaded.

We will create two CSV files populated with the user data. One file for the users table (Drupal) and the second file for the uc_addresses table (Ubercart).

I will share with you a PHP script which imports the user data ...

Convert Website to Drupal Ubercart

Convert website to Drupal

This week we have undergone another task involving conversion of an established ecommerce website from Creloaded (Oscommerce) to Drupal 7.12 with Ubercart 3.0. I'm taking this opportunity to introduce you to the three systems and very briefly share with you the migration process, the detailed conversion steps will be put in a separate article in future.

Update: As promised, the PHP script for migrating the users to Drupal and Ubercart can be found on this page.

Drupal is known to be one of the best content management systems (CMS), and when combined with Ubercart, an advanced e-commerce solution, this shopping cart utilizes Drupal's powerful features to deliver a reliable, secure and comprehensive CMS with an advanced e-commerce solution. You can find out why we choose this software and read more about Drupal.

Creloaded, on the other hand, is an advanced shopping cart based on Oscommerce and it was very popular in the past. However its outdated content manager is very basic and rigid. That is why the client decided to convert the website to Drupal.

How to choose a web designer

A good and effective web design is crucial for the success of your online business because other elements rely on this step, especially the search engine optimisation process. For the purpose of this article 'Web designer' refers to the Web developer, designer and producer of your website.

Unless you just want to show you have a website on your business card, you must hire a web designer who is acquainted with, among many nuts and bolts, the services you offer, your customer, competition and the potential market size. So, before entering into agreement how would you find out if the web designer is familiar with all these elements? Let’s find out.

Web designers become competent and skilful by the length of time they have spent on their job and on their self-development. Beside the acquaintance of specific business and market, it is important that the web designer is ...

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Modern Web Design

Responding to the Current Trends in User Experience Web design is an art in itself, but among all the professional...

Skills of Writing Product Descriptions

For a powerful website that is fully optimized for sales and conversions, the skillful writing of product descriptions must...

Develop Writing Skills

How I Developed My Writing Skills - True Story Most people probably assume that writing is a natural gift that you either...

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