Why 2013 Will Be The Best Year So Far for Creativity and Business on the Web

With the new year now fully under way it’s time to look forward to a time of unlimited potential for creative people and businesses.

The web and our attitudes to it have matured greatly over the past year giving those who have stepped up and set up a home base for their creative ventures the opportunity to wow their fans, clients and audiences as never before.

The capabilities of what a website can do has dramatically increased due to more powerful web browsers like Google Chrome leading the way in implementing new features in the technologies that make up the web such as HTML5, CSS 3 and more powerful Javascript for interactivity. This even forced the previously slow moving Microsoft to up it’s game with Internet Explorer 9 and the forthcoming Internet Explorer 10 finally catching up with the more advanced web browsers.

For the creative business owner this means you can give your visitors a faster, slicker experience when showcasing your products and services. You only have to look at Code Canyon‘s Javascript section to see a plethora of cool interactive elements which you can now include on your website to make your content stand out.

Web browsers have become standardised making incompatibility easier to overcome. This means it is faster to develop websites and the vast majority of components will work better across different web browsers, computer systems and mobile devices.

Responsive design techniques continue to improve, allowing websites to operate in a user friendly manner across the latest smart phones and tablets.

Combined with the capabilities of the web this means responsive mobile websites can provide an experience very similar to a native app. This also has the effect that you do not need to invest resources in creating a separate app to give your customers a great experience on mobile devices.

For those taking their first steps onto the web the WordPress platform has become a huge phenomenon with a large proportion of websites being WordPress based.

Websites like Elegant Themes and ThemeForest have a huge range of beautiful commercial themes which can be easily set up on your WordPress website and customised to your requirements. In addition you can add plug-ins to provide almost any kind of functionality you could require, while the open source nature of this wonderful tool means your friendly neighbourhood web developer can create any additional functionality you may need.

For help setting up your first website, upgrading your existing website or creating or installing plug-ins and themes you can use the contact page to request my assistance.

Whether you are stepping into the global web arena for the first time or you already have a presence on the web, Creative Transmissions wishes you an exciting and fruitful new year!

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