Fonts also are part of your corporate design and should be chosen carefully.
Since some time ago font mix has been very trendy. If you use it make sure it does not dilute your branding.
Unlike the other fonts I introduced, Google fonts are not for download but can be embedded in your website.
The choice is really appealing; from the aspect of quality and quantity.
The usage of Google fonts does not require a Google account.
In general you have to purchase a license. However, some pictures are free for certain purposes.
CG textures offers a large choice of free images suitable for backgrounds since they are available in huge sizes.
It offers a large choice of images free of charge.
To me this platform is new but it is worth a look.
It also offers an interesting choice of images free of charge.
The description is the same as for the others. Sometimes we just need more than one source.
Audiojungle has a large choice of music which you are allowed to use for your professional videos. The prices are very attractive.
They create and distribute images, video content and music.
The prices for the images vary (depending on size, resolution and object)
The prices depend on the media as well as on the membership you buy.
The choice of media (sound, images and videos) is really large. Although they are free you should watch the licenses; some images require referencing.
If you blog or use social media a lot you automatically start taking and collecting images.
I upload my images on a Wordpress database that resides on a subdomain.
However, it has become very expensive since you have to lease the software in bundles.
It is open source which means it is free of charge.
Moroever, it is available for Windows and Apple.
They allow you to keep your electronic documents (e-books or pdf) at a single place.
Since they are easy to carry and therefore ideal for electronic newspapers, too.
E-Cards will draw more visitors on your website and the tool is seemlessly implemented. They also give your marketing something extra.
Althought the website is in German the tool can be configured in almost any language.
If you enter your e-mail address into this tool it will return a code which you put in your website.
While the address will still open the visitor's e-mail programme when humans click on it bots will have a hard time harvesting your address for spam purpose.
You can upload your own logo as a .jpg or a .png file and the tool will convert it.
Tip: The favicon will look at its best when your image is square.
The tool gives you very detailed insight on where the users come from, how long they stay etc.
Just one word of caution: You need a Google account to use the tool. Make sure you really check which other services Google trys to link with it. Maybe you do not want all of them.
Newsletters allow you to speak to your clients and prospects directly.
CRM easy can read the RSS feed of your blog and sends the article as a newsletter; in your corporate design on the time and date you want.
It is also a professional and modern CRM tool with many useful features. You can test it free of charge. Made in Switzerland.
This extremely helpful tool has been part of Windows since Windows 7. It let's you cut anything from any document and you can save it as a .png-file.
I cannot remember how I lived without it :)
Whenever you try something new or have a major upgrade a test environment is important. You want to keep your blog save.
You can host it on a subdomain.Your hosting company will install the software for you.
This e-book contains a list of directories where you can register your blog for free.
Of course all the pages are linked so you can go directly from the book to the respective directory.
Almost everybody is in Social Media. Somehow. Virginie Peny will help you to stand out of the crowd and to align your offline and your online appearance
Before we recognize shapes we see colours. They have a great impact on our emotions and perception of things.
Color Voodoo offers traing units and e-books on this topic.
Creating content, building a business etc. requires persistance and inspiration. I wrote a very short story about the adventures of a business woman by the name of Flora.
I used images from an old family album.
On this platforms you can convert colour codes without the help of a graphic tool.
Nowadays a website must be responsive and look good on mobile devices, too.
Maybe you want to change your content by yourself. In this case you need an easy to handle and professional CRM-system.
Worldservice can help you there. The website is in German but they speak English and your website can be in almost any language.
The company claims to drive one third of all websites world-wide.
In order to manage the sheer volume use the filters they offer.
When you blog you want people to leave comments. Unfortunately there is a lot of spam out there and you will get comments that are not related to your post but only made to create links to all sorts of products. Akismet protects you from this. The product is top quality at a minimum price.
Wordpress is often a bit slow. Caching tools can improve this.
You always should test them in a test environment since the results are not always predictable.
When you as a blog owner reply to a comment, an e-mail will be sent to the user so he or she knows you care. This will allow the users to follow up the comment and expand the conversation.
If you host directly with Wordpress you do not need this plugin.
If you have different authors on your blog or guest posts this tool comes in handy.
It lets you create a profile for each writer and has many configurable options.
Not everyone who leaves a comment on your blog has a profile on Gravatar so their avatar will appear automatically.
This plugin offers a "guest avatar" for those unknown to Gravatar. I customized mine according so my «guests» have a special appearance..
Of course you can use it for your own avatar, too.
Let's say you have a new book or a newsletter that you want people to notice. A lightbox can be configured to pop up when the website opens.
There is also a pro version. It is inexpensive and the support of xyzscripts.com is impeccable.
Blogs have a built-in search function that allows readers to search for articles and topics.
However, you might want to run a contest. So the solution should not be searchable. You can hide pages individually by means of this plugin.
I run an image database. Without somehow categorising the images I would not be able to retrieve them in a short time.
This Wordpress plugin is quite helpful.