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Success Tips for Programmers to Crack The Puzzle in Software Development Services

At the age of two when a baby learns its language, it’s hard to stop it talking. But, since they learn programming language, they become silent! Spend a day in a software development company and you’ll realize it.

We, the common people, see these software developers as the human beings lacking social skills and one of those most boring creatures under the sun.

But, the fact is that it’s a profile where one needs special qualities like extreme concentration, high vision, passion and of course good programming skills.

There are situations when a programmer finds himself trapped between trail of questions and he doesn’t know how to fix them. Even the experienced programmers feel helpless in such cases.

So, here we’ve some tips to crack these puzzles. Don’t forget to read the Quick Remedies to Top Challenges of Android Development as well.

Looking for a change isn’t the solution

Often we think that we aren’t getting enough support from our colleagues and plan for a change. But, are you confirm that your ‘would be’ colleagues will be enough helpful? Changing your company couldn’t be the solution. Here are some actual solutions for you.

Talk to others

Is it embarrassing? Will it hurt your ego? Might be. But, when you work in an organization, you must have to be ready to entertain new ideas. It’s very true that often we overlook a brilliant idea just because we become monotonous and can’t think out of the box. Transfer it to others and mostly you’ll return with a good suggestion – unexpectedly.

Don’t wait for the worst

Software Development Error

In many software development companies, I’ve noticed that developers often use new codes that creates problem when they have already crossed long way. The basic reason is excess dependency on readymade codes and tight deadline as well.

I understand that it’s not always possible to research on such codes. But, why don’t you collect and experiment with these codes on your free times — at office, if not at home? Especially when it’s a matter of your experience and expertise?

We strongly suggest our developers at Xentric Technologies not to use unknown codes just because an anonymous has suggested it in a forum. In bottleneck situations, we entertain discussing with the seniors regarding these uncommon codes before we proceed.

Go through the process end-to-end

You started at point A, continued to B and then C and then understood that A to D was a better and simpler choice. Why face such dilemma to go back to an earlier phase or start from zero and loss the man-hours?

In most of the software development services the developers hardly create any systematic process flow. They find solution on the go. It not only decreases the quality of work and consumes more time, but also creates several unwanted hurdles.

Rather invest half an hour and prepare a draft of the process flow of the complete project after a discussion with your team members. Whenever someone finds a need to change the flow inform others and take their suggestion. Read the Useful Handbook for Custom Software Development.

Distract yourself

Don’t worry, I’m not drunk! There are situation where you become puzzled. It’s good idea to distract yourself from the situation. Lock the computer, take a mug of coffee and go to the balcony. Join a group and crack a joke or two or just look at the rushing people in the busy street.

Am not joking that I often get great solutions at toilet! Don’t know if it will work for you; or if you get flash of the solutions while sleeping or shopping with your girlfriend.

What I want to say is to get rid of the monotonous though and let the brain make some space for new. It might not sound rational; but it works. I’ve friends working in different software development services who have used this trick and got mind blowing results.

Also, if you’ve recently finished a long and exhausting project, I would suggest you to take two or three day leave and go on a vacation with your loved one. Recharge your mind with fresh energy and jump on the next project.

Don’t be a typical programmer

Moving fingers staring and talking to the screen, listening a few seconds after someone called you, asking for pen, while it’s in your pocket and so on are some of the basic characteristics of a typical programmer. It’s because programming has sucked up you!

Back to the lively earth and be a human being again! Stand up and stretch your body; drink a glass of water; walk a few steps in the corridor; talk to others; make a call to your little baby. If you have a gymnasium or canteen or any refreshment room go there.

No, just for a few minutes in every one or two hour. It might seem wastage of man-hour for your management; but if you’re loyal to your job, I swear, they won’t stop you.

The basic reason is that, when you work in a software development company and stick to your seat for hours, your body becomes stressed and you feel pain in neck, shoulder, backbone and waist and often in the knees as well. It won’t allow you to work with full concentration and you’re productivity and quality will decrease.

Join discussions

Earlier we’ve discussed 6 Tips to Remain Creative & Provide Out-of-the-Box Web Design, where we’ve asked to join online forums to enrich your knowledge and get new and innovative ideas. You can also join the discussion with your seniors at the day end instead of rushing to the pub. Share if you’ve any other better suggestion.

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Take The Ecommerce Website Design Issues By The Horns to Grab The Market

You never get a second chance to utilize a seasonal sales craze and make your customers fan of your ecommerce. Offering grand discount isn’t enough always. It’ll just suck up your profit and push you in a bottleneck situation.

Just kill the issues in your ecommerce website design; improve the overall performance; implement online marketing strategy and the flood of traffic will lead to your website. How? Here are some unbeatable ideas to make your ecommerce website design compelling.

 

There are giant companies in the market. Can we catch up with them?

We don’t say that your site will be in the top. These companies unbelievably huge amount just for branding as well as promotion and that’s why a major part of the customers can’t be distracted. But, relax! Still you’ll have thousands of customers who can come to your site. Isn’t that enough to fulfill your hunger?

Then what’s your suggestion regarding the What, How and When should I do?

Well, there’s no perfect time. Still, you should prepare before any peak season. Because that’s the perfect time to attract maximum potential customers. Our first tips are on this point.

You should focus on the designing issues first. Make it extremely intuitive and user friendly. Make it lightning first. Make it flawless. Use excellent validation of fields. Offer advanced search with lots of ‘filter’ options. You must contact your website designing company to fix these issues.

Then jump into marketing part and set the magnet in the perfect position. Know what your unique selling point is and utilize that as your weapon to head into the market. Remember, your first impression is highly important.

What type designing changes do I need?

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If required, you might need to re-develop your website. However, in most of the cases, it requires minor changes in the look and feel. Categorize all the products and let people find them using easy filter options, say, brand, price, popularity, latest etc.

Provide a quick description along with option to read in details. Place the buy, compare, add to wish-list buttons intuitively – not forcefully.

Simplify the sign up and check out option so that no customer gets confused. Remember, no one would pay until you can successfully win their trust. Validate every field properly, so that nobody feels the sign up of checkout process harassing.

Ask your web designing company to link different parts with related pages to make it easier jumping from one information to another.

Integrate powerful and extremely secure online payment gateway. Provide enough guideline to help your customers enter bank details without any hesitation.

Make your website completely mobile friendly, if not mobile website. You can also launch dedicated mobile apps for different mobile platforms. If your website contains several graphics, it might take long time to load in low-speed mobile networks. Ask your creative website designing company either to optimize or to hide those images in mobile version.

What about the marketing? Are you saying about the PPC campaign?

No. That’s just paid advertisements. The first three (or less) and the column in the right are paid advertisements. You might pay up to several dollars to get the top position if you have strong competitors. You’ll lose that amount every time someone clicks on those ads.

However, Internet is a great place, where systematic marketing can be free (almost free) and still the outcome can be vivid and long lasting. Rather, we would say, optimizing visibility of your website (organic SEO) costs less in internet than paid advertisements.

You can hire the top SEO companies in Kolkata for a long term optimization. It’s a slow but highly effective way. However, you can also partially continue the process by creating keyword rich, original and informative contents and publishing them in your blog page.

Of course, it’s just a supportive part that will attract Google to visit your site regularly. However, there are several other tasks that are also highly important to get the cherry on the cake. Sorry, you can’t do those without professional training. If you want advanced result, you have to contact the SEO companies to get the optimum result.

So, what next?

Now, when your bow is ready, just set the arrow, pull the string and wait for the perfect time to release the finger. Make the nearest special day to like Christmas, New Year etc. your target and launch a strategy driven offer. Make it viral through your social sites and your blog. You can also use the local free classifieds to amplify the effect.

What if still I don’t get enough customer?

Well, nothing is foolproof in the rapidly-changing virtual world. But, in such situation, we would say, it’s time to contact an expert. There must be some issue that you couldn’t spot out. Contact any of your local SEO companies and let them scan your website thoroughly and follow what they suggest.

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Now Your Website Design Will Return Your Investment – Know How

‘Internet opens a new horizon of opportunities!’ It sounds much encouraging; but not actually that much crispy. It’s not that you launched your website and from the next day you’ll be flooded by customers.

Then why do people and even the cyber Gurus say so? Well, they aren’t wrong indeed. You just need to improve your knowledge on online market.
It’s not easy to earn a penny without knowing the market strategy of internet world. Of course, you always have option to invest huge to get the desired result without indulging in the technical matter. You might be interested in the Jaw Dropping Tips to Make Money from android apps that we already have discussed.

Anyway, if you already have developed a creative website design, don’t worry – we’re here to guide you to create the true win-win situation. First, read the questions mentioned below and collect the answers – preferably from the creative website design vendor.

  • Is your website enough appealing and engaging?
  • Is it easy to navigate from one section/page to another?
  • Does your site provide sufficient information?
  • Is it well equipped to establish communication between you and your customer?
  • Is the site fully bug-free?
  • Has it been developed following the standard SEO rules?
  • Can people find you in Google?

No, don’t be scared; you aren’t alone in this world. Most of the website owners aren’t well savvy regarding web matters. They know these bit by bit as they face trouble getting traffic or the desired result. But, here are we’ve.

I can’t invest much time. Is there any shortcut?

Time values money

Wait, you don’t need to go through any intense course. Just, check whether your site is highly attractive for your targeted audience or not. You can do it yourself by reading 6 Tips to Remain Creative & Provide Out-of-the-Box Web Design. You don’t need any specialist for that.

Generally, it’s your job to educate your creative website design service providers regarding the taste and knowledge of the targeted audience so that they can provide you the best design in the first attempt.

Everybody knows how to navigate. Is it much important to waste time in it?

It’s not just jumping from one page to another. A creative website design will provide you a design as per audience psychology. A visitor will find everything at their hand and still the site will not become clumsy. You don’t have to research to find out a link or function (like buy button, details etc.).

Do people read pages of information? Is it really useful?

Well, it’s true that not all the people read. But, you must have to ready to provide information when someone is finding for it. At the same time, it’s highly valuable for SEO (Search Engine Optimization).

I’ve added a Contact Form. What more should I do?

That’s not enough always. You should provide the physical address, email ID and phone numbers to help them communicate through their convenient channel. At the same time, it also helps increasing the trustworthiness. You can also add live chat option, if your business requires such time of instant communication.

I’ve never found any bug! Then it must be bug-free.

It’s not right. Only a thorough scan can find out if there is any bug in your site. You need to contact a creative website design service for it. It will not only decrease your reputation, but the rank of your website in the search engine. So, fix it as soon as possible.

They said that my URLs are SEO friendly. Anything more?

Most of the website vendors use this SEO friendly term to pick clients. But, actually they hardly follow all the standard SEO rules apart from making SEO friendly URLs. You need to contact a reputed IT company to find and fix the on-page SEO issues. It may take a few bucks. But the outcome is really huge.

Why it’s important when they know my website URL?

Absolutely wrong! They must find out your website when they enter a term (keyword in technical term) related to your service or product. It’s in fact a part of SEO and you have to contact an SEO expert for it. However, if your site is enough informative and on-page issues are fixed, it should appear in the SERP (search engine result page).

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Unbeatable Ideas to Make Your Ecommerce Website Design Compelling

It’s already November and the winter has started to spread its root. People have started to prepare themselves to welcome 2015. Isn’t it the best time to correct the errors and issues with your business to give it a boost in the coming New Year?

Of course, we are talking about the issues with your e commerce shopping portal. You can multiply the performance and sale of your online business simply by following some simple tricks.

Being an experienced website designing company we have noticed some major issues that are very common and mostly ignored – either for lack of knowledge or for ignorance. Go through the tips.

How heavy is your website?

How heavy is your website

Yes, we are talking about the size or weight of the website. The bigger it will be, the longer time it will take to load. And every buyer of any shopping portal jumps from one product to another to find out the most appropriate product. If your website takes long time, they will simply quit it.

So, what can I do?

Optimize the images. I mean, reduce the size of the images. There are two popular ways – reducing the image resolution and compressing the image.

If you follow the first one, it might affect the image quality. In fact, reducing the image resolution means reducing the details of the images.

On the other hand, there are several online and offline tools that can be used to compress the image size keeping the quality ‘almost’ same! Yes, mind it, we never say that it won’t affect the quality at all.

Most of the best website design services use professional image optimizer that compresses the images that hardly affects the image quality

Are the functions of your website predictable?

Predictable in the sense, one can easily understand what the function of a particular button is or how to perform an action. For example, we have visited many shopping portals where the process of finding out the perfect product or purchasing a product is very complicated.

It requires knowledge on the viewer’s psychology as well as the technology to implement the knowledge. You must remember that not all the viewers of your site are well familiar with online shopping. So, help them make their first purchase by spoon-feeding everything that they are looking for.

Does your website track the viewers’ interest area?

You added a product in your wish-list but didn’t purchase; from the next day, you started getting offers related to that particular product or similar ones. Isn’t it amazing? You must know that it stimulates the buyers to purchase the product.

Most of the top website designing company use this technology while develop any shopping portal. It increases the number of sales remarkably.

Is your website accessible through mobiles?

No visitor likes to stretch and shrink constantly to view different parts of a website. It must need to be mobile friendly; if not mobile version (i.e. m.example.com). You can find more tips on engaging web development to master the market in our previous blogs.

Today almost 60% of the buyers track their product through mobiles and tabs and soon it will increase more. A big part of the rest of the buyers, surf from their office computers. So, make it highly mobile friendly. It’s even better if you provide them an intuitive mobile apps for the three major platforms Android, Windows and iOS.

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Tips on Engaging Web Development to Master The Market

Website development isn’t just having compiling the art and technology – it’s understanding the psychology of the audience and getting control of their mind. The more you understand your audience, the more control you can get to retain them until conversion. It’s the skill of the affordable web development services that the websites developed by them are most successful among hundreds of competitor websites. Though we’ve discussed on this topic in previous blogs, keeping the demand in mind, let’s today know how you can make your website more engaging and powerful to increase the conversion ratio of your shopping portal.

Don’t make your audience confused

Dont make your audience confused

When you have several choices, you become confused in what to choose. Isn’t it? So, don’t confuse your audience. Give them minimum but potential choices. For example, if you are developing a shopping portal, and make places everywhere to jump to another product, certainly, a major part of your customers will continue jumping from one product to another and the chances of conversion will decrease. Rather, let them select a product and them lead them to the detailed page of the product where you will get better options to convert them.

Help your audience to decide

It’s even better to help your customers understand that they are choosing the right product. There are several ways for it. You can provide detailed information about the product; explain the pros and cons; compare the product with similar products; or can provide social help. Yes, that’s the most effective way! People like to follow other people – no matter how knowledgeable they are regarding the product. Most of the affordable web development services make place to leave your comment and rating to help others get confirmed. You can also read our blog on 6 tips to remain creative and out-of-the-box web design.

Create artificial scarcity to give your audience a hurry

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Things become much precious when you come to know that you may miss it in some time. Yes, as per marketing strategy it’s known as ‘artificial scarcity’. Tags like, ‘offer ends in…’, ‘2 items in stock…’ etc. make people hurry in placing their order. However, we never suggest foul marketing strategy and that can affect your reputation permanently. No creative web design services will suggest you following any cheap strategy like hidden cost etc.

Use interactive images more than texts

People don’t like to go through long texts and if you provide tons of information in the front face, it can fade up their interest. There are some people as well who don’t have good knowledge on a particular language (mostly English). So, it’s always best to use self-expressive images and icons to help them understand at a glance. Today most affordable web development services follow this rule of thumb to improve customer satisfaction.

Highlight the best deals

Shopping is a habit of some people and they often buy products just because ‘it’s on offer’. Same is applicable for ecommerce. So, highlight all the ‘best deals’ at the first screen. Though it’ll not increase your sales drastically; still you’ll get some customers. On the other hand, it also provokes people to visit the site again to see if ‘their product’ is on offer.

Make it simple and fast

Last but not the least! Cheaper web developers try to attract their customer through gimcrack images that are less insight driven and no need to say that it increases the page loading time drastically. So, it’s always important to optimize all the images of your website and keep it as light as possible. In addition, allow the affordable web development services enough time to make your site simpler and interactive.

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6 Tips to Remain Creative & Provide Out-of-the-Box Web Design

Designing, designing and design! Designers who are employed in creative web designing services remain busy throughout the working hours and hardly get time to give a shake to their pituitary to make space for creative thoughts and ideas. It certainly and prominently decreases the quality of work and that directly affects the reputation and revenue. It’s the common scenario in most of the developing countries like India. So, we have to find out some alternative way to improve our skills and retain in regular basis. So, pull up your shocks and get ready to sharpen your skills in shortcut.

1. Get Rid of Distractions & Demoralizing Comments

As your workload increases, you start providing monotonous output – no matter you are a designer, writer, painter or what. It’s natural. And as your work quality decreases, you start getting demoralizing comments from your seniors. It also is natural. So, what you can do, when you work in a creative web design services, is to ignore what negative they say about you. Never pay attention to these nonsense talks. Focus on what you are doing.

2. Allow Yourself Some Time

When you work in an organization, hardly you’ll be allowed to remain free. But, if you try, you could make out a few minutes for planning, wireframe designing and implementing. It’s highly important for any creative web designing services. Try it and see the change! It works amazingly. Plan, keeping the “yesterday’s” design aside. Don’t allow earlier designs affect your new thought.

3. Do Research

Some people may say that you are coping other’s concept. Say them the rule of thumb, – “when you collect idea from one, it’s plagiarism; when you collect idea from several, it’s research.” Make it habit to find out some award winning designs and follow their layout, color combination, typography, image and so on. Do it every day and millions of ideas will start budding into your mind.

4. Participate in Competitions

There are online sites that organize competitions to get their job done the best. Participate in those sites. Don’t be pessimistic regarding your skills. You can and you will. Every designer who works or want to work in any creative web designing services should have account in such sites. If you win, it’ll be added to your profile and will get some money in bonus. Isn’t it great! It’ll give your passion a boost. Don’t be hopeless if you can’t win in some competitions. Rather diagnose why They won; not why you lost.

5. Improve Your Skills

Web designing is not just having good knowledge on art; but also the technology. You need to polish your technical skills regularly. Join some online forums and follow their discussions regularly. If you have a smartphone, it can be more convenient, as we know hardly any creative web designing services will allow you to surf forums on working hours.

6. Design for Yourself

Whenever you get a work, don’t think that you are designing for your company. Make it yours. Why? It will be added to your portfolio. So, give your best to get the best outcome. If you don’t want to stay in the last bench, you must give some effort. We believe you have the skill, the passion, the creativity to become the best.