What Are The Top HTML 5 Frameworks for Mobile App Development?

by Saul Edmonds

A Guide To The Top HTML 5 Frameworks

sept17-blog_What Are The Top HTML 5 Frameworks for Mobile App Development-.png

"High achievement always takes place in the framework of high expectation." ―Charles Kettering

The Ongoing Popularity of the HTML 5 Framework

With all the latest advancements in mobile app development over the last few years, the task of creating compelling mobile applications is easier than ever. 

These creative frameworks have identified the issues of the past and now make it easy for the developer to focus on building robust and user friendly applications that function with less glitches. 

The popularity of the HTML 5 framework can not be understated, it has grown to the point that developers expect only great things when they make use of the platform.
 

A Smoother Process + Better Result

The HTML 5 framework is designed to add enhancements to an existing interface while helping to further boost the usability of the apps. 

In short, the right HTML 5 framework will help to ensure a smoother app development process for all involved.


As the push continues each year to stay ahead of the curve, a number of HTML 5 frameworks for mobile app development have risen to the top in this industry. The UI framework is nothing more than a set of concepts and codes that help to simplify common issues. 

In laymen terms, the UI framework are a set of unique libraries that will allow the mobile app developers to build more efficient applications for their customers. These libraries are comprised of JavaScript and CSS files, used in collaboration with the HTML files. As far as the mobile app development, this framework is described to be a package of standardized codes that include CSS, JavaScript, and HTML.

So without further ado, these are the top HTML 5 frameworks that are efficient for mobile app development.

1. The Ionic Framework

The Ionic framework is considered to be a hybrid mobile app development tool that has a large dependency on the HTML 5 technology. 

This is an open source, complete with a front end SDK that can be extremely powerful and will enable the developers to design unique applications that do not comprise any of the quality of the app. 

The Ionic library is literally packed with web components, gestures, and tons of resourceful tools that will help to make the design process easier. The Ionic framework is also efficient at producing both intriguing and interactive apps. In addition to this being a very popular framework for mobile app development, it can be especially helpful for the developers who want to make use of the app testing process.

2. The Sencha Touch Framework

The Sencha Touch framework is a very popular HTML 5 mobile app development system because it utilizes the MVC (Model View Controller) to help the developer to be able to create unique hybrid applications. 

The framework takes all the guesswork out of this complicated process, allowing the team to function on functionality. When developers make use of the Sencha Touch framework, there will be an ease in coding on various mobile OS systems without having to alter the feel or the look of the app. 

This framework can easily build any replica of an existing app when it is collaborated with phone gap. This is a commercial venture that comes with dense technical support, tools, and documentation

3. The Adobe Top Coat Framework

The Adobe Top Coat framework stands on reputation alone as one of the top mobile app developer tools. 

When you hear the name Adobe, you know that extensive work behind the scenes has gone into the development. The Adobe Top Coat framework is an incredible HTML UI platform that has many enriching features that allow the developer to create mobile apps for free. 

This framework does rely on the CSS more so than the JavaScript, allowing it to provide more control for the developers. 

The Adobe Top Coat framework does have a substantial edge over many of the other frameworks as far as appearance and speed for desktop browsers that make use of style sheets or touch target controls. Mobile app developers are able to create creative applications that have a certain flair unlike any others.  

4. The Kendo UI Framework

Another very popular framework that utilizes the HTML 5 is Kendo UI. This is the perfect mobile app developers tool for creating some really stunning out-of-the-box designs that have their own unique functionality. 

Basically you can get working quickly and have a stunning design in half the time with this framwork. The Kendo UI is dependent on the jQuery powered UI widgets, but that makes the end result so compelling. 

This particular framework has a large number of built-in themes that the developer can make use of when creating applications. 

The Kendo UI has a theme builder that allows the developer to alter the look of any mobile app on the go. This framework does integrate well with AngularJs and Bootstrap Loader.

5. jQuery Mobile

When it comes to jQuery Mobile, it is by far the most commonly used of all the HTML 5 frameworks. 

The reason for the popularity with developers is because the jQuery Mobile is considered to be a minimalist framework. One of the reasons for the attraction to this framework is because it does provide the developer a variety of mobile user interfaces. 

These interfaces are key in helping to replicate the usability and the appeal of a true desktop site. The jQuery Mobile framework is programmed with the HTML 5 elements like CSS and JavaScript.
 
Part of the overall appeal of the jQuery Mobile is that this framework helps to build touch-optimized apps that are responsive and run smoothly across a number of platforms on a variety of devices.

The Next Step

Now you should have a better idea of the top HTML 5 frameworks and how they are helping mobile app developers to create stunning applications that end-users are loving.
 
All of these frameworks have their own unique benefits, so you need to carefully choose one that better suits your developing needs the most. By looking at the benefits of each there should be no trouble finding one that perfectly aligns with your needs when it comes to developing mobile apps.

Do You Have An App Idea?

Contact Roundhouse Now! 
Book an obligation free consultation to find out more and learn how to leverage mobile technology to grow your opportunities and business revenue.

Saulke.png

Get to know Saul Edmonds & Roundhouse

As Creative Director & Roundhouse Founder Saul Edmonds has over 20 years professional design and digital experience. 

He is an international expert on Brand, Website and App Development. He has worked with clients across all industry groups - including startups, small business, government and entrepreneurs - on projects of all sizes and budgets.

 

Saul and his team can help you grow your business and discover new possibilities with :

      • strategic brand design
      • web design & development
      • app design and development 
      • digital marketing 
      • creative engagement 

        Saul Edmonds believes that every project begins with a story. 

        Saul and his team offer a one to one, tailored service - where he works with you closely to develop innovative solutions that will take your business to the next level. 

        Find out how Saul can help you turn your ideas into reality.

        Book an obligation free consultation with Saul Edmonds for ideas and strategies to take your business or project to the next level. Click here to arrange your booking.

        Phone : +617 1300 727 749
        email : us@roundhouse.cc

        • Learn about our web design here.
        • Learn about our app development here.
        • See our brand and logo portfolio here.

        If you enjoyed reading this article, you may also enjoy the following:

        1. Firefox And The Wizard Of Ogg
        2. 3 Quick Tips To Remember When Using Audio In Web Design

        3. 3 Fundamentals Of Web Design For Small Business Owners

              Roundhouse - The Creative Agency

        Connect with Saul Edmonds on Linkedin here or Google+ here.
        Connect with Roundhouse on Google+ here.

        JOIN OUR SUBSCRIBERS FOR THE LATEST NEWS

        Thousands of businesses and people around the world subscribe to the weekly Roundhouse eNewsletter. Get the latest news from the Roundhouse studio, tips on how to grow your business + exclusive discount offers via email. Subscribe Today!

        Is Squarespace A Good Alternative to WordPress?

        by Saul Edmonds

        Squarespace Vs WordPress - Which is the best choice for your business?
         

        sept17-blog_Is Squarespace A Good Alternative to WordPress-.png
        The choices that we make in our life, indeed determine the kind of results that we experience and the quality of the life that we live.
        — Sumeet Jain
        "The choices that we make in our life, indeed determine the kind of results that we experience and the quality of the life that we live." ―Sumeet Jain

        To better understand if Squarespace is a better alternative that WordPress, you really have to know what these two are all about. 

        While on the surface they may appear to be similar platforms, they actually have different features that make them quite unique to one another. 

        WordPress is more of a content management system, whereas Squarespace is a website builder. Once you tear into both, the dashboards might feel similar because they both use the WSIWYG editors, and they both require you log into the online dashboard via your browser. 

        So the short answer to whether Squarespace is a good alternative to WordPress is it really depends on your needs.

        The purpose of your website will determine which is a better fit for your business, because some WordPress options may be better in the short-term than Squarespace and vice versa. 

        The following questions should help you to decide the best fit for your company and how each excels in their own way.

        • What Type of Functionality Will Be Required?

        So in order to determine whether Squarespace is a better alternative that WordPress, we need to start with the basics. 

        Start by writing down what type of website you are going to be building. Next, decide what your website is going to do. Finally, it is important to know today what you expect from the website in the future. 

        When you come up with the answers and find that you are going to need more than just a static website, WordPress might be the right fit. However, if you are looking to create a stunning website that is all about drag-and-drop, Squarespace is the answer.

        There are a number of HTML-based sites that are using Squarespace templates that really are stunning, to say the least. These websites are perfect for displaying the menu of your website, your portfolio, or your clothing store inventory. 

        WordPress on the other hand gives you a little more flexibility to add a number of features by simply installing a plugin. When you find the needs in advance, you can choose the right platform that will give you the perfect website for your needs, not based on social popularity. That being said, it is also easier to determins you future needs now, because if you have to switch platforms later it could create a real mess.

        • How Much Flexibility are You Going to Need?

        Again, on the subject of whether Squarespace is a better alternative that WordPress, it all comes down to the needs of your business. 

        When you own a local pizza restaurant and only want to show your customers the latest menu, the Squarespace website is more than enough. 

        However, if you have a website that teaches others how to rank their websites on Google, WordPress allows you to incorporate a number of plugins to build the exact website you need. Because Squarespace is a privately owned company, you must use their providers. This means that their platform is isolated so only their own in-house development team will produce tools for users.

        By comparison, WordPress is more of an open book, which means if you have a need or function you want to incorporate, chances are good that there is a free plugin for that. If you need a simple website without a million features, Squarespace providers could setup your website in a way that rivals some of the best online.
         

        • Will You Need to Scale Up Your Website Over Time?

        The majority of websites are not typically static, they are maintained and updated frequently, especially if you are always looking for ways to drive new traffic to your site. 

        It is best to know today what your future plans are for your website because you don't want to get locked into one type of platform and find you are unable to scale things up in the future. 

        Many people simply assume they need to jump into WordPress because it gives them the flexibility to grow easily over time, basically click a button and you have new theme instantly. It is important to note that Squarespace has features that make it more favorable in unique situations. Perhaps you do live shows on YouTube and at any point could have over 10,000 live viewers, who in turn rush to the website for more information.

        Squarespace can handle the load with zero issues, whereas the WordPress site might crash from the huge rush of traffic all at once. In this example, Squarespace makes use of huge load balancing servers which can keep that website stored at several locations and point that rush of traffic to the closest server. 

        WordPress sites would freeze up because they need to talk to the database. While this is just one example, both platforms have their good features, again, depending on how you plan to scale things up down the road. 

        So if you intend on only getting traffic when you do a huge live online event, then Squarespace might be a better option. If you are constantly expanding your reach and incorporating new features for your visitors to utilize, Wordpress allows you to keep adding those features with the click of a mouse.

        • Choose Your Platform To Suit Your Needs

        So now you should have a better idea about whether Squarespace is a better alternative that WordPress. 

        By now you know who the website is being built for, if they are tech savvy, and whether it is a global corporation that needs a landing page or a small home-based business that needs more of a fully functional website. When you visit the Squarespace website, you will instantly be able to tell that they cater to a completely different audience that would be making use of the WordPress platform.

        That all being said, it doesn't matter how many global companies that you recognize are using Squarespace, they may be only using the platform as a secondary site for specific needs. The same can be said for WordPress, it all comes down to your specific needs, your plans for the future, and what type of user experience you want to give

        Contact Roundhouse Now! 
        Book an obligation free consultation to find out more and learn how to leverage mobile technology to grow your opportunities and business revenue.

        Saulke.png

        Get to know Saul Edmonds & Roundhouse

        As Creative Director & Roundhouse Founder Saul Edmonds has over 20 years professional design and digital experience. 

        He is an international expert on Brand, Website and App Development. He has worked with clients across all industry groups - including startups, small business, government and entrepreneurs - on projects of all sizes and budgets.

         

        Saul and his team can help you grow your business and discover new possibilities with :

            • strategic brand design
            • web design & development
            • app design and development 
            • digital marketing 
            • creative engagement 

              Saul Edmonds believes that every project begins with a story. 

              Saul and his team offer a one to one, tailored service - where he works with you closely to develop innovative solutions that will take your business to the next level. 

              Find out how Saul can help you turn your ideas into reality.

              Book an obligation free consultation with Saul Edmonds for ideas and strategies to take your business or project to the next level. Click here to arrange your booking.

              Phone : +617 1300 727 749
              email : us@roundhouse.cc

              • Learn about our web design here.
              • Learn about our app development here.
              • See our brand and logo portfolio here.

              If you enjoyed reading this article, you may also enjoy the following:

              1. Squarespace V6 Public Beta Invites
              2. 7 Tips for a Highly Converting Website Design

              3. Quality Web Design

                    Roundhouse - The Creative Agency

              Connect with Saul Edmonds on Linkedin here or Google+ here.
              Connect with Roundhouse on Google+ here.

              JOIN OUR SUBSCRIBERS FOR THE LATEST NEWS

              Thousands of businesses and people around the world subscribe to the weekly Roundhouse eNewsletter. Get the latest news from the Roundhouse studio, tips on how to grow your business + exclusive discount offers via email. Subscribe Today!

              Is Your Website Ready for Mobilegeddon?

              by Saul Edmonds

              Well maybe not Mobilegeddon, but for many websites around the globe it may as well be with Google's major algorithm change that started 21st of April.

              This new algorithm will be gradually rolled out worldwide, affecting mobile searches in all languages in all corners of the globe. 

              This April 21 Google update looks to be the biggest mobile-related algorithm change we’ve ever seen, but I'll bet that it won't be the last. If you don’t have a mobile or responsive version of your site in place by April 21 (today), your search visibility could be seriously hindered.

              How to prepare
              If your site is already mobile-friendly or responsive, you won’t have much to worry about. However, if you have not yet implemented a mobile strategy for your online presence, now is the critical time to get it done. Follow these steps:

              • Ensure the mobile version of your site is active and functional. Responsive designs are the most popular, but you can also have a separate hosted mobile version of your site. Google doesn’t have a preference, as long as mobile users’ experience isn’t interrupted.
                 
              • Ensure Google’s mobile bots can crawl your site. If Google can’t see it, it may as well not even be there.
                 
              • Check each individual page of your site on a mobile device to ensure navigability. Just because your home page is mobile friendly doesn’t mean the rest of your site is.

                Google additionally offers two tools you can use to check whether your site is mobile-friendly. First, you can use the appropriately named Mobile-Friendly Test to see whether your site meets initial qualifications. Google Webmaster Tools also contains a convenient Mobile Usability Report you can run to examine your website as Google sees it.

              If you are looking to move to a New Responsive Website or Mobile Version of your existing site we have a great offer for the next month with 20% off all New Responsive Websites - See below and Contact us Today


              Saulke (1).png

              Get to know Saul Edmonds & Roundhouse

              As Creative Director & Roundhouse Founder Saul Edmonds has over 20 years professional design and digital experience. 

              He is an expert on Brand, Website and App Development. He has worked with clients across all industry groups - including startups, small business, government and entrepreneurs - on projects of all sizes and budgets.

              Saul and his team can help you grow your business and discover new possibilities with :

              • strategic brand design
              • web design & development
              • app design and development 
              • digital marketing 
              • creative engagement 

                Saul Edmonds believes that every project begins with a story. 

                Saul and his team offer a one to one, tailored service - where he works with you closely to develop innovative solutions that will take your business to the next level. 

                Find out how Saul can help you turn your ideas into reality.

                Book an obligation free consultation with Saul Edmonds for ideas and strategies to take your business or project to the next level. Click here to arrange your booking.

                Phone : +617 1300 727 749
                email : us@roundhouse.cc

                • Learn about our web design here.
                • Learn about our app development here.
                • See our brand and logo portfolio here.

                Connect with Saul Edmonds on Linkedin here or Google+ here.
                Connect with Roundhouse on Google+ here.

                5 Ways to Improve Website Conversion Rates

                by Saul Edmonds

                How to Easily Boost Your Online Conversion Rates

                Revolve your world around the customer and more customers will revolve around you.
                    ~ Heather Williams

                Use Your Website to Turn Leads into Sales

                Technology is changing at lightning fast speeds. It is important that your website is maintained in line with these changes - particularly in regard to mobile browsing. Growing your online audience, increasing conversion rates and engaging your visitors long term - is an ongoing project for every business. 

                A key challenge is discovering your points of difference and standing apart from your competitors.

                Optimising your website for conversion ensures that you deliver a premium web experience for every visitor, across every device.

                When Browsers Become Buyers

                Here are five effective strategies for improving your conversion rates on your small business website. 

                1. Clean it Up

                When it comes to the homepage of your website, less is definitely more. 

                Over 80% of your website visitors will land on your home page. It is crucial that your home page is easy to read, communicates your business effectively and motivates action. 

                Remove excess images, text, videos, and links from your home page. Aim for a design that is well branded, professional and user friendly. Remember, it stakes the average user less than three seconds to decide if they want to stay on your website or hit the back button and visit your competition. Make it easy to navigate through your site information and include prominent calls to action throughout.

                2. Give them Proof

                If you claim to be the best in your niche, provide evidence. 

                Feature real data prominently on your website that confirms your sales or customer service achievements. Instill buyer confidence with recent testimonials from happy customers. Use photo testimonials and video if possible. This is an important to potential customers and showcases real world people  who have already utilised your products or services with a positive experience. 

                3. Speed Up Your Website

                Your competition might have a faster website than yours, allowing them to showcase more of their products in a much faster speed. Studies have shown that a fast loading website is key with regards to optimising conversion rates. Take the time to test and adjust your website and hosting to ensure the absolute fastest speeds possible. 

                4. Start Tracking

                The only way to really understand what is working and not on your website is by tracking the results. 

                There are many programs and online services that will give you the ability to see what is working and what is causing visitors to leave your website. Maximising conversion rates begins with identifying  your target audience, delivering targeted information and measuring results.  Fine tuning a website to increase conversion rates is an ongoing process that needs regular review for maximum success.

                5. Gaining Customer Trust

                Gaining the people’s trust is key to any conversion process - and equally so online. Offer your customers a no questions asked return policy. Show them that you have confidence in your products and services and back it with a 100% guarantee. Letting the customer know they have the chance to get their money back without having to literally jump through hoops will help to build trust and confidence.

                ARE YOU OPTIMISING YOUR CONVERSION RATES ONLINE?

                Roundhouse has been delivering highly converting website solutions since 2001. We work to understand you, your business and your customers. We deliver targeted solutions custom designed to meet your precise needs. Our websites deliver measurable results with a significant ROI.

                Get started now. Contact us here.

                Saulke (1).png

                Book an obligation free consultation with a qualified online marketer.

                phone : 1300 727 749 

                email : us@roundhouse.cc

                Learn about our web design here.

                See our brand and logo portfolio here.

                If you enjoyed reading this article, you may also enjoy the following:
                1. 3 Ways to Build Customer Loyalty

                2. How to Achieve More With Less When Marketing Your Small Business

                3. 5 Ideas for Creative Marketing with Booklets

                Roundhouse - The Creative Agency

                Author - Saul Edmonds

                Connect with Saul Edmonds on Linkedin here or Google+ here.

                Connect with Roundhouse on Google+ here.

                See our video portfolio here.

                LEARN MORE!

                Get the latest news from the Roundhouse studio, tips on how to grow your business + exclusive discount offers via email. Subscribe Today!

                We can help you succeed online.

                4 Ways to Split Test Your Website and Increase Conversion

                by Saul Edmonds
                4-Ways-to-Split-Test-Your-Website-and-Increase-Conversion_4 Ways to Split Test Your Website and Increase Conversion.png

                How to Use Split Testing to Increase Conversion Online

                Design is intelligence made visible

                Alina Wheeler

                When you design a website for your business you have several ways to determine how effective your efforts will be.

                You can either choose to go with the components on the website that you feel will work the best, or alternatively, you can split test elements and measure outcomes to find which ones are engaging more of your targeted audience.

                The split test enables you to show potential visitors two different versions of a web page to better gauge overall effectiveness in relation to potential sales.

                By using the split test you can quickly choose which version is converting better and built the website around those results.

                 Here are 4 ways to effectively split test your website and increase conversions.

                 1. Building A Web Page Variation

                The easiest way to do a split test on your web pages is to take one page that you want to test, and make a new copy of it in the admin section of your website.

                 Take the new page and create a new title for it, and then create the content with the changes that you want to compare against the first page. Make certain that for now you only focus on one page to test at first. This makes it easier to monitor initial results.

                This A/B split test will allow you to quickly access which page is getting more traffic and which links on those pages are converting at a higher rate.

                2. Install Google Content Experiments

                Google Analytics is one of the tools that will allow you to quickly monitor how much traffic a single page is getting versus another but there is another tool that can help you to expand upon those results. This tool is called ‘Google Content Experiments’.

                From the Google Analytics page, find the instructions for the Google Content Experiments and upload to your website. This program is free and is a replacement for the old Google Website Optimizer. This tool will allow you to easily test pages against each other so you can quickly identify which page is converting better.

                Once installed, simply tell the program which pages and how much of the audience is going to be exposed to the split test. Setting the testing to 100% will give you the results much faster and allow you to make an informed decision regarding which page to implement.

                3. Isolate Page Variables

                To get a more accurate result with your A/B split test, you should include a few of these variables in your testing.

                Dominant colours, fonts, wording and the position of your header text and images are key variables here.

                Also consider testing the color of the background on your website and the location and wording of your opt in box. Regarding your social media buttons, both position and colour can be tested as well as the colour and style of all your ‘buy now’ buttons.

                Because the possibilities are endless when it comes to testing the components of your website, be certain to choose the elements that have the biggest impact on sales and focus on those call to action areas.

                4. Measure the Final Results

                While your tests are underway, you will see the results appear automatically in your Google Analytics account.

                Do not rush into choosing one side over the other until the program has had enough time to accurately analyse all the data. This way you can draw a more solid conclusion and work to improve the overall conversion rates on all your web pages.

                Once you have chosen the winner, continue your testing on other pages you feel need to convert at a higher rate.

                Split testing your web pages is an affordable way to increase conversion

                Roundhouse has been providing web design and conversion optimisation services since 2001. Our expert team delivers service with one goal in mind - to boost your leads and expand your customer base. We offer a great range of affordable split testing services that deliver maximum ROI to increase your visibility online.

                Get started now. Contact us here.

                Saulke (1).png

                Book an obligation free consultation with a qualified designer.

                phone : 07 5559 0414 (Gold Coast) phone : 07 3102 3622 (Brisbane) 

                email : us@roundhouse.cc

                Gold Coast : 2a/128 Varsity Parade, Varsity Lakes Gold Coast, Queensland 4227

                Learn about our web design services here.

                See our portfolio here.

                If you enjoyed reading this article, you may also enjoy reading about the following:
                1. 7 Tips for a Highly Converting Website Design

                2. 4 Top Reasons to Consider a Website Redesign

                3. A Simple Guide to Client Communications

                Roundhouse - The Creative Agency

                Author - Saul Edmonds

                Connect with Saul Edmonds on Linkedin here or Google+ here.

                Connect with Roundhouse on Google+ here.

                Subscribe to our Newsletter for exclusive discounts, special offers and updates.

                 

                 

                How Mobile Websites Boost Sales

                by Saul Edmonds
                How Mobile Websites Boost Sales.png

                Achieve More Local Sales with a Mobile Website

                If you have never considered that your website needs to be mobile-friendly, then you may be missing out on a lot of customers. 

                Many people use their mobile phones to look up information before they make a local purchase.

                Mobile phones are frequently used for local searches - when people need direct, local information before purchasing. If they are directed to a website that is not optimised for mobile phones they simply search again until they find a mobile friendly website.

                Mobile websites are designed as a more basic version of a full website. It is designed for optimal viewing on a smart phone or similar mobile device with a limited viewing screen. Customers accessing mobile sites often buy products or services after they browse.
                 
                Most people who own a smartphone are constantly using their phones to research products, compare prices and look for the best deals and deepest discounts. Pew, a polling company conducted a report on in-store mobile commerce and discovered that around 72 per cent of smart phone owners used their devices to help them while they were already shopping in a physical store. Smart phone owners are always on their phones!
                 
                The data showed that people who are shopping are more likely to use the mobile web instead of the standard web. What this means is that people are looking for information to form their purchasing decisions from their smartphones instead of doing the research from home on their desk top computer. In fact, researching on a home computer is not very widespread at all among smartphone owners - most of them simply skip that step and head directly to the store.
                 
                Shoppers prefer to use mobile browsing over apps because it is easier and much faster to access multiple tabs on a smartphone rather than opening a variety of apps then closing them and opening a different app in order to compare products and the best deals and locations to find those products.
                 
                Having a mobile site can actually attract buyers to your physical store. Many people who use a smartphone will end up visiting a store after they have done their initial research and visited its mobile site.
                 
                What is the best way to maximise your mobile site? 

                Add as much information as you possibly can in a prominent location on your website. Your opening hours and any current promotions should be one of the first things that your visitors see. It is always useful to include a map application so that visitors can find you more easily.

                • Your mobile site should display well on a variety of devices.
                • Ensure your site simple so that it will function effectively across all mobile platforms.

                Mobile SEO

                Your mobile site should be search engine optimised similarly to your regular site so that it appears near the top of the search engines. By adding a click to call phone number option, users can automatically contact you while they visit your site.

                Do you need a mobile website?

                Roundhouse has been providing quality website design services since 2001. Our expert team delivers smart mobile solutions to boost your leads and customer base. We offer a great range of affordable mobile website options that deliver maximum ROI. 

                Get started now. Contact us here.

                Saulke (1).png

                Book an obligation free consultation with a qualified designer.

                phone : 07 5559 0414 (Gold Coast) phone : 07 3102 3622 (Brisbane) 

                email : us@roundhouse.cc

                Gold Coast : 2a/128 Varsity Parade, Varsity Lakes Gold Coast, Queensland 4227

                Learn about our web design services here.

                See our portfolio here.

                If you enjoyed reading this article, you may also enjoy reading about the following:
                1. Social Networking for Business

                2. Brand Management for Small Business

                3. The 6 Essentials for Effective Brand Identity

                Roundhouse - The Creative Agency

                Author - Saul Edmonds

                Connect with Saul Edmonds on Linkedin here or Google+ here.

                Connect with Roundhouse on Google+ here.

                Social Networking for Business

                by Saul Edmonds
                Social Networking for Business.png

                3 Key Social Networking Strategies To Build Your Business

                "Networking is an essential part of building wealth."
                Armstrong Williams

                Outbound Marketing vs Inbound Marketing

                Traditional paid advertising still works - although, social networking has arisen over the past few years as a powerful complimentary strategy.

                Inbound marketing refers to the practice of offering value (in the forms of online information, entertainment, community) to your audience - for free.

                Customers and prospects make use of this value - by reading, downloading and sharing relevant content - and progressively build trust with a company. Over time, loyalty develops towards this company and brand, as a trusted provider of quality goods or services. 

                A brand is effectively promoted by the value they offer to their audience.

                Social networking is the process of making connections with people online.

                Together, social networking and quality content form the basis of an inbound marketing strategy.

                Social Networking for Business Growth

                Find new ways to integrate social media into your marketing efforts.

                Social media builds trust. People trust the opinions of others - their friends, family and online communities.

                Studies indicate that:

                • 70% of people trust online opinions
                • 92% of people follow recommendations from friends and family

                Use the power of trust and grow your business with social networking.

                1. Use Social Networking for Audience Acquisition

                Develop a creative and consistent cross channel marketing campaign. Quality content is essential. Develop content that people will find relevant, informative, interesting or entertaining. Genuine value must be present. 

                Take time to identify who your is your target audience - and what information would resonate most effectively with them. Aim to deliver quality content of the highest value, that will motivate people to actively share.

                2. Use Social Networking to Build Community

                Create your own social networking community. Find and actively participate in online communities relevant to your niche.

                Create trust and support for your business via these communities. Seek to establish your own community with both online and offline activities that are relevant to your audience.

                3. Use Social Networking to Showcase your Expertise

                Find innovative ways to bring your expertise to your connections. Aim to assist - never to sell.

                Publish your knowledge in a format that is readily sharable. Your business will gain credibility and your audience will benefit.

                Invite other industry 'thought leaders' to participate. Develop proactive partnerships that compliment your expertise and experience.

                Social Networking builds momentum. The more actively you engage with your audience - the more momentum you achieve. The more you give - the more your gain. Your key benefits are: more exposure, wider reach, higher levels of engagement and increased brand loyalty.

                A genuine commitment to serving your customers - and developing more innovative ways to do so - is key to taking full advantage of the opportunities that social networking offers to every business today.

                Do you need assistance with social media marketing or social networking?

                Roundhouse has been providing design services in Brisbane and at the Gold Coast Queensland for over 10 years. Creative director Saul Edmonds has over 20 years professional brand and design experience.

                Roundhouse is dedicated to delivering effective social media services with a high ROI. We work to understand you, your business and your customers and tailor a solution to increase your profits. 

                Saulke (1).png

                TALK TO ROUNDHOUSE

                We can help you succeed online.

                Contact us here.

                View our portfolio here.

                Visit our sound design website here. 

                phone : 07 5559 0414

                email : us@roundhouse.cc

                visit : 2a/128 Varsity Parade, Varsity Lakes Gold Coast, Queensland 4227

                postal : 2/22 Tourangeau Crescent, Varsity Lakes Gold Coast, Queensland 4227

                If you enjoyed reading this article, you may also enjoy the following:

                1. 3 Tips for Smarter Digital Marketing   

                2. Targeted Advertising   

                3. Digital Branding  

                 

                 

                 

                Web Design Gold Coast

                by Saul Edmonds

                Quality Web Design on the Gold Coast

                Based at the Gold Coast, Roundhouse offers one of Australia's premier web design services.

                From our studio located at Varsity Lakes, right in the business heart of the Gold Coast, we have built a reputation for websites that get results and grow your business. We are a full service creative agency that provides innovative and cost effective solutions for web design, branding, online marketing and print collaterals.

                Web Design and Web Development on the Gold Coast

                At Roundhouse, we have been designing websites since 2001.

                We take the time to understand you and your business. Our core goal  is to build your brand and boost your profitability online. We are the dedicated web design professionals who understand the importance of branded solutions that connect with your target audience. Our custom web designs are dedicated to helping your business succeed in the online space.

                For professional web design services on the Gold Coast, contact Roundhouse for an obligation free consultation.

                We offer friendly service and FREE ongoing lifetime support to ensure you make the most of your website design.

                Contact us now!

                phone : 07 5559 0414
                email : us @roundhouse.cc
                visit : 128a Varsity Parade, Varsity Lakes Gold Coast, Queensland 4227
                postal : 2/ 22 Tourangeau Crescent, Varsity Lakes Gold Coast, Queensland 4227

                Small Business Web Design at the Gold Coast

                The internet is a level playing field.

                With a quality web design, any small business can compete with market leaders. The 'right' web design will  get the 'right' results online. At Roundhouse, we take your ideas and make them into reality - to give you real results. Our fully customised web designs deliver maximum ROI at a realistic price.

                Web Design for Startups and Small Business

                Roundhouse has developed an exciting range of 'Business Startup Solutions'. Our Business Startup range consists of cost effective solutions that get you online for less. From professional web design to branding and print - our great range of packages will deliver your message powerfully to your customers. Our guarantee is a cost effective and customised web design that is fine-tuned to growing your profits.

                Contact us Today to receive a copy of our Business Startup Solutions

                Strategic Web Design on the Gold Coast

                Is your business visible online?

                Strategic marketing seeks to identify ways to create a conversation and resonate meaningfully with your customer. At Roundhouse, we specialise in strategic web design that promotes your brand successfully to your target market.

                Our web design process is unique in that we build strategies for online success into the project. Every website is custom developed to promote search engine effectiveness. We incorporate your chosen keywords throughout the web design to ensure your website gets found on google. Social media and social sharing is also leveraged to provide you with the best possible results.

                Web Design Services at the Gold Coast

                How can a Roundhouse web design help your company?

                At Roundhouse, we can help you succeed in the digital space. 

                As one of the Gold Coast's premier web design agencies, we specialise in helping companies build their business online. Since 2001 we have worked with numerous organisations including government agencies, trades, retail, wholesale, medical, health, community and creative industries. We pride ourselves on developing a close relationship with every client to ensure we fully understand your business and your needs.

                We guarantee a tailored web design that extends your reach online.

                WHAT DOES A QUALITY ROUNDHOUSE WEB DESIGN INCLUDE?

                • Detailed Consultation
                • Market Review
                • Creative Research
                • Planning & Innovation
                • Bespoke Design
                • Architecture and Implementation
                • Monitoring
                • FREE Training to use your New Website
                • FREE 'Lifetime' After Sales Service
                Saulke (1).png

                To learn more about our web design services at the Gold Coast, contact us now. See our portfolio here.

                We are a local industry leader in web design and branding services. 

                View some of our recent web design projects:

                1.  Sol Cleanse
                . Workshop Wonders
                . Boomerang Training Solutions

                 

                Contact us now!

                phone : 07 5559 0414
                email : us@roundhouse.cc
                visit : 2a/128 Varsity Parade, Varsity Lakes Gold Coast, Queensland 4227
                postal : 2/22 Tourangeau Crescent, Varsity Lakes Gold Coast, Queensland 4227

                by Saul Edmonds