Why mobile friendly web design matters

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Your site should be mobile friendly.

Web design focuses on user experience now more than ever. Site traffic is becoming more dependent on how visitors experience your website. If the links take too long to load, or there are many 404 pages, it will discourage them from coming back.

But that’s basic knowledge. You already know that. What you may be wondering about is why web developers go on and on about mobile-friendly design. It’s extra work, but it’s part of the many web design company services that should be given importance. Why?

You’re living in a mobile world
When you wake up, when you’re travelling to work, when you’re doing your business in the bathroom–you’re holding your phone and looking at something. The increased number of wi-fi hot spots (even cabs have wi-fi now) prove that people browse the internet with their phones more often than ever before.

When they stumble upon your website, they’re expecting it to fit to their little mobile screens. If your website is only suited for desktop view, they’re going to have a hard time navigating.

If you sell products online, you have to be sensitive to who your buyers are and what they use to visit your web shop. And while mobile phones are usually used for social media, what you might not know is that…

Social media increases site traffic
Facebook ads link to websites. Links shared in social media lead back to the website. Any content you generate that you post on your social media account will lead back to your website. Any company who has a social media page puts their website on the About page. That way, it’s easier to locate their site and find out more information about their products or services.

If you have a web shop, this is crucial.

Imagine how disappointed people will be if they reach your site and find out they have to manually scroll horizontally just to see the continuation of a product’s description. It’s annoying and an immediate turn off.

If they’re not given an incentive to share your links or put them on their blog, it might affect your search rankings. Not only that…

Mobile-responsive Design Improves SEO
Google prefers mobile-friendly websites, but why? Because it gives users a better experience. Remember, SEO isn’t just about keyword placement or meta-descriptions. It’s about your entire website optimized for better user experience. This is why responsive sites generally have higher rankings in search engines.

Don’t fall behind. If your site isn’t suited for mobile devices yet, it might be the reason why your business is stagnating. Contact a professional web design company services now and get a kick start on a mobile-responsive website.

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Top 10 free cartoon fonts

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CloudShopper.net just published an interesting article about free cartoon fonts. Not only that, the article mentions and links to 10 free cartoon fonts on FontDaddy.com.

From the article:

“Cartoon fonts can really make a difference and transform boring words to an exciting message. You can use cartoon fonts for a variety of occasions like party invitations, advertising, signs, scrapbooking and so much more.”

Click here to read about free cartoon fonts on CloudShopper.net.

Download Free Decorative Fonts

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Free decorateve fonts.

There are lots of different types of fonts, just think about 3D fonts, brush fonts, LCD fonts and retro fonts. Some are more decorative than others, but no fonts are more decorative than, well… decorative fonts.

Great looking fonts usually costs a license fee, but not all fonts costs money. Some fonts are actually free. And what could be better than downloading free decorative fonts?

Click here to download free decorative fonts.

Decorative fonts can be used to lots of different things like business cards, signs, decorations, banners, logos, letters and so on.

All the links you could possibly need

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Three Link Directory.

The Internet carries an extensive range of information, resources and services like email, video, music, the web, file sharing and social networks to name a few. And there is nothing like surfing the web and finding links to great websites. But there are billions of sites and nobody has the time to look at all the websites that is no good. Web directories has solved that problem by collecting and categorizing the good sites.

Most of the directories are general directories that lists all kinds of sites, but some are niche directories and focus on regions, languages, or other specialist sectors. Two popular types of niche directories is business directories and shopping directories. Business directories lists business websites and shopping directories specialize in listing retail websites.

But there are several great website directories that has collected and sorted tens of thousands of good sites in subjects and categories, one of them is Three Link Directory.

Three Link Directory is human edited by an experienced team of editors that manually checks, sort and approves quality websites. This means you don’t have to spend hours of searching for great websites.

It is easy browsing the categories to find your favorite type of website. The main categories are arts, business, computers and web, games, health, home, kids and teens, news, real estate, recreation, reference, regional, science, shopping, society, sports, travel and world.

But these are just the main categories, there are actually several thousands of subcategories and even more subcategories in this website directory.

So if you are very interested in a specific subject, like arts, you can just click on the arts category and you can choose from over 50 subcategories, that also has subcategories. This means you can find just about any art related site no matter what kind of art genre you are looking for.

Here is just a sample of some of the art subcategories: animation, architecture, art history, awards, bodyart, book shopping, chats and forums, classical studies, comics, costumes, crafts and so on. It is almost endless. And obviously you can search the directory for any keywords you like for easy navigation.

But the best part is that all the link listings are handpicked, quality websites.

And after all, that is what makes the Internet so popular, you can find useful information on just about any subject you can possible think of without using hours searching.

5 great free script fonts

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Free script fonts.

Script typefaces are based upon the varied and often fluid stroke created by handwriting, pretty much like the cursive fonts just typically more elegant.

As the designs of script fonts are based on the fluidity of real handwriting, they can add a personal touch to almost any design, especially one that involves typography. Therefore, script fonts are truly handy tools when designing things like postcards, flyers, and wedding invitation cards.

Here are 5 great free script fonts you can download online on FontDaddy.com:

!PaulMaul

Wolf in the City

akaDora

Annabel Script

Hawaii Lover

You can find more free script fonts here.

5 great free valentine fonts

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Be My Valentine free font.

Valentine’s Day, also known as Saint Valentine’s Day or the Feast of Saint Valentine, is a celebration on February 14 each year. It is celebrated in many countries around the world, although it is not a public holiday in most of them.

Are you ready for Valentine’s Day? To make the day perfect you will probably need some great looking fonts to use for a card, an invitation or some decorations.

So what is better than free font?

Here is a collection of 5 great Valentine’s Day fonts you can download for free on the FontDaddy.com website:

Be My Valentine

A classic and really versatile font mad of small hearts.

KR Valentine Hearts

Another classic font made of heart shaped gift boxes.

AOS Valentine

A dingbat font (symbols), actually our most downloaded valentine font.

KR Valentine Dings 2002

Another dingbat font, this one is full of cute symbols and decorations.