Is Your Site's Load Time Costing You Conversions?

Acording to a Kissmetrics infographic, 47 percent of consumers expect a website to load in 2 second or less. Mobile web users aren’t very patient either. They will abandon a website if it doesn’t load in 6 to 10 seconds. To make matters worse, for every extra-second your site doesn’t load, your conversion rate decreases by 7 percent. (For example, if your mobile website takes 12 seconds to load, you’ll lose 14 percent more conversions than you would have if it loaded in 10 seconds or less.) Because load times also impact search engine rankings, it’s crucial you employ the strategies listed in this guide to improve your site’s load times. 

Subscribe to High-Speed Internet

If you’re not already, you should be connected to a high-speed Internet provider. How else are you going to test your current speeds and get an accurate answer? If you’re relying on slow methods (dial-up, mobile WI-FI, satellite, etc.), you’re not accurately measuring your load times. Of course, it’s good to test many connection methods, but most people want high-speed load times; therefore, high speed Internet is necessary for successful web development.

For the best price, compare different Internet service providers. For example, CenturyLink Internet offers three different plans with “distinct speeds.” Choose the plan that fits your needs best and will help you develop your website, so your design is streamlined as much as possible. 

Choose a Reliable Host

Choosing the wrong web host can cause significant delays in page load times. Do your best to research and review different providers, and choose one that’s highly-rated for its speeds. Shopping around is imperative to selecting the right host. Review the plans offered by your potential hosts, and don’t be suckered into a low cost plan that includes shared hosting for lower rates. This can significantly increase load times. 

Lighten the Load

In terms of design, your absolute first course of action should be to take out the trash. “Remember, the smaller a web page is, the faster it will load,” writes William Johnson, a contributor for Small Business Trends. “If there are images and videos that are absolutely not relevant to your content, delete them immediately.”

It’s also a good idea to compress your site using a compression algorithm. Data doesn’t have to suck up all your site’s bandwidth. By compressing it, you’re freeing up virtual memory and improving load times (without losing any of your data). There’s no downside to this method, so employ it often to keep file sizes small.

Perform Regular Maintenance

Regular maintenance checks will help you ensure your page is loading at optimal speeds. Not only are users impatient, but Google’s search engine algorithm is also in a hurry. You could end up losing your rankings on search engine results pages if you’re not careful. So, stay up to date on your site’s load times by performing regular checks and maintenance.

Eliminate Coding Errors

Coding errors can bog down load times, as well as causing the search engines to snub your site. Therefore, it’s essential you use clean code, or code that can be easily interpreted by another person. Not only is clean code easier to maintain, it’s also going to ensure your website loads fast. Use basic HTML principals, and keep it as readable and maintained as possible.

People online are almost always in a rush; they don’t want to wait around for your website to load, and they’ll abandon the site if it takes too long. The solution is a simpler, cleaner website that provides valuable content and information in a time-sensitive manner. If you’re able to accomplish this feat, you will receive a small consolation prize from Google. Google rewards websites that load in two seconds or less with a slight boost in rankings. 

How to Turn a Static Website Into a WordPress Theme?

Still a number of business owners are running a static HTML website. But when it comes to making changes in the static site, it becomes mandatory for the website owner to have HTML programming knowledge. So, if you lack coding skills you must migrate your static site to a dynamic platform. WordPress is a highly popular dynamic platform and its popularity is not going to abate too soon. You don't have to throw all your HTML and CSS files away when moving to WP platform. Rather you can convert your HTML files to WordPress.

When converting HTML files to Wordpress theme, generally WP default theme named TwentyThirteen is being used. To carry out the conversion you'll need a copy of HTML as well as CSS files for your current site, which will be later converted to WP theme format. There are various choices you get in terms of the program, which is used to make edits in your file. Well, you can choose text-editors such as Notepad and Notepad++ or rather use Dreamweaver instead. For this purpose, you can take up HTML to Wordpress Service.

Here's a step-by-step procedure following which you'll be able to Convert HTML to Wordpress Theme.

Step 1: Creation of Files and Folders

Begin with creating a new folder on your system’s desktop. Next, give a name to the folder. Choosing an easy to remember name won't let you forget where the folder is saved, such as the name of your WPTheme. Once you've named your folder create two files namely style.css and index.php, and add both these files to the newly built folder.

In order to make your WordPress platform recognize the files you've just created, make sure to create a comment block for the style.css file including the information like theme name, URI, a brief description, version, author and author URI.

Later, verify whether the TwentyThirteen theme is set to be your active WP theme or not. Subsequently, in the WP admin panel go to Appearance and then the Editor. Open your style.css file and copy the content from it, and paste it into the newly built style.css file.

Step 2: Create new PHP files

To Convert HTML to Wordpress Theme in the second step you'll need to open WP theme editor, wherein your existing theme will be segregated into different parts – the header, footer, sidebar and main index. You can make use of the same components for building some other WP themed site. For doing so, you'll need to divide the components into different PHP files. Next, all you need to do is to copy of the code of each HTML section and place them in their respective PHP files.

Get logged in your WP admin panel. Open the theme editor followed by the file in which you want to copy the code. For instance, open header.php file of your static website; copy the code and then paste it into the newly crafted header.php file. Follow the same procedure for rest of the files.

Step 3: Use Newly Created PHP files to fetch data

To bring in data from newly crafted PHP files, open the index.php file in your WP theme folder saved on your desktop. Add PHP code to your file top and just after the tag, as show below:

Now you have constructed your own WP theme. But wait! Your theme is developed, but you may find it to be blank. You'll have to add content to it.

Step 4: Add your content

Now you may have to add content in your theme. How will you display the content in your tailor-made WP theme? For this purpose, you require WordPress’ loop function – The Loop.

Installing the loop function, requires copying the following code into your index.php template.

Step 5: Initiate your Theme

To set-up your theme, visit a FTP client and sign in to your website directory.

Go to wp-content>>themes folder.

Upload your new theme folder to this folder. Open your WordPress admin panel, go to Appearance>>themes tab. Your theme will now be visible just click on Activate.

That's it, you are done!

About Author:

Sarah Parker is a developer comes technical writer at Designs2HTML Ltd. She loves to share relevant and useful tutorials on WordPress markup conversions on Twitter to treat technical professionals with required stuffs.

How to Validate Email in JavaScript with Regular Expression

JavaScript Email Validate
We have seen many Regular Expression tutorials in VB.NET and C-sharp, this is our first JavaScript tutorial on Regular Expressions. So today we’ll see how to validate an email address that's being entered to a textbox. We have a textbox and a button, when you enter something into the textbox and click on the “validate”  button it’ll tell if It’s an email address or not(being noob GRRR!).

Add our JavaScript first(make sure you add it to the head) :

Next add the input box and the validate button :

That’s all. You can use this for some kind of subscription button or register/login forms. I hope this little snippet is helpful for you.

The Importance Of Web Design For Small Businesses

Website Design in Toronto
In the modern world, firms and individuals are increasingly using the internet to enhance their businesses. Website design/development is one of the most essential services required on the internet by both individuals and firms. Web design and development requires special skills because potential customers can be disappointed by the layout and design of the website. There are several firms offering website design in Toronto and in other parts of the country. However, not all the firms provide quality and professional website development.

A good working website should not only have an incredible layout and design but also provide the relevant information about the services and products your business offers so that it can attract more traffic and potential customers. Business owners and individuals should hire website designers who will create user-friendly websites that are easy to navigate. While hiring website designers, it is important that you see their portfolio and you should determine whether they have experience in website design.

Website design is a process that involves strategic planning, meeting customer needs and demands, actual site designing and development, testing, publishing and re-evaluation. Designers should involve customers at each phase of the process so that they can provide their input or suggestions. Website design is a vast field made up of services such as search engine optimization, graphic and logo design, website development and maintenance, web applications, internet marketing and custom software development.

Website Development
Website design requires dedication, a sense of purpose, creativity and professionalism. Experience is also very essential in web development. The process of web development entails designing a website, creating web content, liaising with the client and scripting. Web development may also include a non-design element known as coding. The input for website designing should come from a team of experts like an interface designer, an online marketing strategist, an information architect and a creative strategist. The team is responsible for developing a great website that will improve your business.

Website design may fail for several reasons such as lack of trust-building elements, message mismatching and website design shortcomings. If website visitors do not trust your capability, then they will not transact with you. Some examples of trust-building elements include use of original images, professional-looking design and third party validation. Online marketers and interface designers are responsible for determining what works or fails when it comes to trust-building components. Web designers can create a site that does not provide the relevant information to customers. If the information does not meet the expectations of customers, then the website will not achieve the business objectives.

Website development has its shortcomings especially if the designers take shortcuts. Some of the shortcomings may make the website to be incompatible with some browsers or mobile phones or web pages may take a lot of time to load and some links may be broken. Such websites may require redesigning which is expensive. Website designers should create fast, amazing and interactive websites. The designers should also create perfect websites on budget and time.

Graphic and Logo Design
First impressions mean a lot to business owners. A website may require illustration, animation, freehand drawing and photography. These forms of graphic designs will determine whether your business flourishes or sinks. Logos and graphics speak directly to potential clients about the brand you are selling. They also inspire trust, familiarity and reliability. Logo design is the foundation of branding because logos capture the essence of the firm and its core values. In today’s competitive business environment, firms must have logos and graphics on their websites and other products.

Internet Marketing
Having a running business website is just half the battle. A website should have ample traffic. To achieve this, a business may consider hiring internet marketing services. Internet marketing can take the form of search engine optimization (SEO), pay per click or link building. SEO improves the ranking of your website on search engine results thereby increasing traffic to your website. Pay per click (PPC) is highly efficient in increasing traffic to a website although it comes at a cost. Internet marketing requires creativity and dedication. The marketing team should be able to mix aspects of web design/development with advertisement, for better results.

Each and every strategy used should not only increase traffic to a particular website but also increase business sales. By hiring a full set of web solutions and services, a firm or individual will have a web presence and better platform for marketing their brands.

This post is written by Larry Smith, the Director of Marketing at Cloud SEO, who is an expert in Online Advertising and SEO and a specialist in the management of Google AdWords Advertising Campaigns.

How To Detect Real Time Browser Size In JQuery

This JQuery script detects the dimensions of browser's size onload and resize...

Add these in your head :

Add the styles(not so important) :

Add these to your body :

Now just save the document and run in your browser :)

How To Detect Browser Size Using JQuery

All the credits goes to Michael(mikethedj4)

How To Add LinkedIn Share Button To Blogger

in logo
LinkedIn is one of the largest social network(mostly it's used for business purposes), It was founded in 2002, launched in 2003 may now it has millions of users. LinkedIn has introduced share button for websites(including blogs) to make it easy to share Articles on LinkedIn. There are 3 types of LinkedIn share buttons available(with counters).
You can read the full history and it's rankings from wikipedia

The types are : Horizontal Count, Vertical count & No count.
LinkedIn Buttons Buddy

To add the button you like to your blogger blog, follow these steps

1 : Go to Dashboard -> Template -> Edit HTML

2 : Press CTRL+F and search for <div class='post-header-line-1'/>

3 : Add the codes of the button you like(see the below image)

Horizontal Count
Codes :
<b:if cond='data:blog.pageType == "item"'>
<div style='float:left;margin-left:2px;'>
<script src='' type='text/javascript'/><script data-counter='right' expr:data-url='data:post.url' type='in/share'/>

Preview :
Horizontal count

Vertical Count

Codes :
<b:if cond='data:blog.pageType == &quot;item&quot;'>
  <div style='float:right;margin-left:2px;margin-bottom:2px;'>
<script src='' type='text/javascript'/><script data-counter='top' expr:data-url='data:post.url' type='in/share'/>
Preview :
Vertical Count

No Count
Codes :
<b:if cond='data:blog.pageType == &quot;item&quot;'>
  <div style='float:left;'>
<script src='' type='text/javascript'/><script expr:data-url='data:post.url' type='in/share'/>
Preview :
No count

NOTE : You can also add this button at <data:post.body/>

4 : Finally save your template & that's it.

NOTE : You can also change Margin sizes & Alignment(float)

I recommend you to use the Horizontal Count because i am using it & I think that's the one that suits for any blog.

Widget to share photos,text & page


The best way to get traffic for your blog is from search engines and social media. Today I found a social media sharing service very impressive and attractive. Let me introduce to the service, there's a website called that promotes your blog visitors to share your blog articles in three ways.

1 : Page Sharing
page share
2 : Image Sharing
image share

3 : Text Sharing
text sharing

To install this service on your blog go to

Choose Social Media services + Sharing Types + Icon Color
social media
Sign up
sign up
Get your code
codes scripts
Put the code at </body> or somewhere in your template
</body tags
Verify your installation
verify install
They have a dashboard where you can see the sharing stats & etc, I hope this is helpful. Have a great day.

How To Add A Skype Call,Chat Widget To Your Website Or Blog

skype logo impressive
Skype is one of the best VOIP service used worldwide ; Today we will see how to create a Skype Call,Chat Widget for your website(blogger,wordpress,etc) .

2 - Enter your skype ID

3 - Choose what you would like your widget to do

4 - Choose a theme for your widget(button) and size

You can always see a preview of your widget from your right side
preview of widget

5 - Get your widget code

Now put the code in your template where you want to display it.

Syntax Highlighter For Blogger

I have been using Alex Gorbatchev Syntax Highlighter for a long while now . someone requested me to write an article about using this syntax highlighter in blogger so here i go .

Select a theme for the syntax highlighter , those links have previews of the theme.
Now add these codes under your head in your html .

After adding those codes now it's time to set your theme to the syntax highlighter , in the third line of code that i gave before . this parameter is what i meant

now after styles/ add the theme style , you can see the theme style right after the theme preview link . for example i have selected shThemeRDark.css then my parameter would look like this


Now you have successfully added the syntax highlighter now save your template and now we will test the syntax highlighter . you cannot just add the code and let it define the language , you should define the language in the tag . you can see what language we can highlight from here  . coming to the point i will show you how to syntax highlight a java hello world program .

go to the HTML tab in your post and find where you want the syntax highlighter to be and here we go
replace ____ with your language name and replace codes with your codes and that's how it works . here is a sample of the syntax highlighter.
public class HelloWorld {

    public static void main(String[] args) {
        System.out.println("Hello World");

Thanks For Reading , Have A Great day .

How To Count Number Of Characters Using html and Javascript

hello guys , i have had an idea to make something what the title says so on i am here with a small tutorial on making what the title says . we will be using html and javascript by the waythe whole code is just 20 lines including html tags ok now open your favorite text editor and create the html tags (html,head,body) after that  go under head tag and we will use a function so put these

alright now go under body tag and put these

Insert text to You want to count:
ok now save it as you want dont forget to give the extension to php or html , i recommend php

here is a preview of what you created

How To Make A Header Marquee Effect in HTML

A Header Marquee Effect

hey guys finally i am up to a simple HTML tutorial but i hope this will be useful to you ok now you don't need to waste time just some lines of codes and your done . you can see how this works in the image what you could see in the top but i'd say it's a GIF i mean a recorded one so it can't show you how actually this works naturally . so to begin making this open your most favorite text editor or just use the notepad and add the usual tags

now just this is code of the recorded GIF

so you have the codes now you can edit everything

How To Make A Simple Custom Google Search Engine Using Basic HTML

Hello everybody. So, today I will teach how to make a google search box in HTML. you can see some google search embed on websites even our website has one but we are going to make a simple one i meant very simple one

So, lets get started. Open your html editor (I will be using notepad for quick and easy editing.) and now add this codes

How To Make A Awesome Calender Using HTML,CSS,JQUERY

hello guys , i am going to write here on how to make a calender i am gonna use html and css  first of all you need the codes

you need jquery 1.6.2

jquery ui mouse

How To Add Facebook Share Buttons To Your Website

I wouldn't call this a tutorial but i hope this is helpful for you in some ways in this post I am featuring facebook share buttons.

1 - small icon with text(share on facebook):
    function fbs_click() {
        u = location.href;
        t = document.title;'' + encodeURIComponent(u) + '&t=' + encodeURIComponent(t), 'sharer', 'toolbar=0,status=0,width=626,height=436');
        return false;
    html .fb_share_link {
        padding:2px 0 0 20px;
        background:url( no-repeat top left;
onclick="return fbs_click()"

2 - text(share on facebook)
function fbs_click() {
    u = location.href;
    t = document.title;
        '' +
        encodeURIComponent(u) +
        '&t=' +
    return false;
<a href=";url%3E" onclick="return fbs_click()" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Share

3 - icon(facebook)
function fbs_click() {
    u = location.href;
    t = document.title;'' + encodeURIComponent(u) + '&t=' + encodeURIComponent(t), 'sharer',
    return false;
html .fb_share_button {
    display: -moz-inline-block;
    padding:1px 20px 0 5px;
    border:1px solid #d8dfea;
    background:url( no-repeat top right;
html .fb_share_button:hover {
    background:#3b5998 url( no-repeat top right;
<a class="fb_share_button" href=";url%3E" onclick="return fbs_click()" rel="nofollow" style="text-decoration: none;"


How To Add Favicon To Your HTML Page

adding a favicon to your html page is easy with the newest web designer software(S) but now i will teach you the way to add a favicon to your html page

How To Make A Redirection In HTML

you may know that on some website has redirections like when you go to the website theres a image and a text"Click the logo if not redirected" i thought to make it a tutorial so lets get started,

this is the code:

How To Make A Image Slider With PHP/HTML And Jquary

this is something very cool by the way we gonna make it with some simple jquery ok now follow the steps

first open your php editor and make a new php file now add the css style and save it as SlideShow.php

Text editor with HTML & VB.Net functions - Still in development

This is a text editor im still working on, you can program VB.Net and HTML in it there is preview for the HTML so you can easier make websites

I just wanted to share this program with you, but remember the program is still in early state and will probaly be updated on the site, the program itself dont have an updater (yet)

The Basics Of HTML (Hyper Text Markup Language)

HTML - hyper text markup language its the basics of a website so you should learn HTML before you start making website . today i am going to teach you the basics of HTML and to make a simple HTML website using notepad .

1 . open notepad

2 . copy and paste this code into your notepad


<title>this is my first web page</title>