Back in January 2008, when I converted from a PC to a MacBook Pro, I decided to find out applications those were recommended for the Mac. There are many features in Mac OSX that are missing in Windows.
Let me share with you some of the applications present in my OSX doc, which are used on a daily basis and prove to be of a great help to all the Mac users and web designers.
Time is worth a lot of money, especially in case of a business owners. So, the question of whether to go for a templated website or to get it custom designed, is often very confusing. Candid understands the requirement of every client and has expertise in providing both templated as well as custom web designing services. All the banners, corporate logos and websites are designed on latest softwares by using most advanced tools.
We have seen that most clients approaching us are not too sure of which designing solution to choose from. The basic difference between the two is that templates are website designs that have been already created and designed, whereas custom designs are made as per the specifications given by the client.
When we talk about templates, you have the freedom to see what you are buying, before you pay for it. With our professional website templates, you don’t have to start from scratch, you can just select ready- made template to build a functional, attractive and successful website. Some other benefits include:
- Templates are less expensive than customized websites.
- You get to do immediate download after the purchase.
Before going for a templated website, you should also consider some of its disadvantages:
- You can only add your choice of graphic/ color and do minor changes in the template.
- You might find your competitor coming out with same website design.
- The hand-crafted look is missing in the custom templates.
One should know that e-business is not only about selling online or having a website. You will be successful only if, you are able to create a hold over the market. This can be done by choosing right web designing solution for your business. Here are some facts you must consider before designing a website.
- The businesses dealing with the creative industry, or the brand centered business must opt for custom designs.
- Websites, those revolve around a single person, must be hand crafted to fit into the personality of the reader.
- If your website is more of a corporate or brochure type, then it is better to go for a template design.
Before outsourcing website designing work to a company, it is essential that you understand the basic difference between template and custom design websites. This is really going to help you in getting best output from the service provider.
Bringing common yet critical layout elements to make an impressive and informative website design is a challenging task for graphic designers. The team of designers at Candid have expertise in the area and often look out for tools that could help them work with more ease and add perfection to the designing task.
We have come up with 10 essential Firefox add ons, which will make graphic and web designing work easier. These are really easy to install and you also get notifications when the new version of a particular add on is launched. Let’s know more about the add ons used and recommended by our designers:
Use of X-Cart v4.2 in e-commerce designing work will help our clients in defining META tags for each storefront page and the search engine optimization of their product category will thus improve. There are many improvements done in the version, which include:
Enhanced Support for Dimensional and Per-provider Shipping
You can now find out the exact per provider shipping cost by knowing the location addresses. By taking product dimensions into account, the version also splits orders into separate packages and this is what makes it more advanced than X-Cart.
Automatic thumbnails generation and sharpening
Forget about manually working on X-Cart to get attractive product images. The v4.2 version automatically generates the product thumbnails and image sharpness with “unsharp mask” filter.
Better support for payment gateways
X-Cart v4.2 is simply superb when it comes to advanced external systems like payment options. Candid is using the new version, so that you can be benefited from authorized/ capture support features, which are especially meant for gateways like: PayPal, LinkPoint, Pro and Pro, Authorize.Net and Server Integration methods, Virtual Merchant, Protx VSP Direct and NetRegistry e-commerce.
Export of newsletter subscribers
There is another reason to cheer up. With the new version v4.2, you can now synchronize X-Cart’s data with a third-party newsletter service by exporting the e-mail subscribers from X-Cart.