The Lowdown on WordPress Images

Alternative text, title, description, caption – WordPress images can seem rather confusing to the beginner. What do these various elements mean, and how are they relevant to readers? In this week's post, we take a look at the different elements in WordPress images, as well as the thorny topic of image attribution. Below is a breakdown of the various descriptive elements that relate to WordPress images. You can see these when you add an image, as well as change them from the Media Library or … [Read more...]

What are Responsive Themes for WordPress?

Remember when computer displays were limited to 1024 by 768 pixels, and you were happy to have it? Back in those days, designing websites was fairly straightforward, because there were so few tools – and so little space – available for readers. By default, fonts had to be enormous, because there were so few pixels per square inch. Nowadays, web designers still have to contend with those smaller resolutions on mobile devices, while simultaneously creating for much higher … [Read more...]

Google favors Social Sharing over SEO

I read an article this week on Forbes that got the blood pumping. I love to blog. LOVE to blog… it goes hand in hand with my love affair with social media, and; of course, my ego.  Anyone can have a voice on the net. WordPress.com offers free blogging sites, Twitter lets you microblog in 140 characters or less, Facebook invites you to share what's on your mind…. and I do. And, like most of you, I get excited when people listen, respond, and engage. In 2009 I learned from some of the best SEO … [Read more...]

9 Tips for a Successful Email Marketing Campaign

Email marketing is the process of building an email list of subscribers and sending emails to them in the hopes of selling a product or service or building brand awareness. Email marketing is popular because: sending email is much cheaper than most other forms of communication email lets you deliver your message to the people (unlike a website, where the people have to come to your message) 9 Tips for a Successful Email Marketing Campaign 1. Define a strategy (your aims & … [Read more...]

Supernova Media goes mobile and why you should too

Did you know 80% of customers LEAVE a mobile site if they have a bad user experience? When you think about how many different smart phones, iPads, notebooks, laptops, web browsers, and operating systems access the Internet daily, it’s a wonder that web designers and developers manage to stay sane. Making sure your website is readable on a smartphone is something you shouldn’t ignore.  Things often render differently on a smaller screen (load times, readability and images). Many mobile users … [Read more...]

Easy Mobile Website Design – with WPtouch

A few weeks ago my boss said those five little words that scared the knickers off me.  "We need to be Mobile! "  We know that 69% of people access the net via mobile device DAILY. And that Google LOVES a responsive web design. Read our blog here. At first, I didn’t know which direction to go. My old brain was firing off several thoughts: do we make duplicate pages for the mobile sites?  Google does not like duplicate pages!  Well, our theme is responsive but when it downsizes you spend too … [Read more...]

Is your website mobile friendly?

69% of people Access the net via mobile device DAILY. Responsive web design - as a user switches from their laptop to iPad, to iPhone, the website should automatically switch to accommodate for resolution, image size and script abilities. The website should have the technology to automatically respond to the user's preference. Why Google loves responsive design: 1) Responsive sites attract more links to key pages 2) Responsive sites can be shared more easily 3) Responsive sites can be indexed … [Read more...]

How to stop Facebook from sharing your location

Did you know that every time you compose a post on a mobile device or desktop computer, you will see a tiny gray location in the lower left of the status box. What happens is Facebook grabs your location via GPS or Wi-Fi router, and attaches it to your post, so your friends can enjoy a more in-depth stalking experience. Funny I don't remember opting in to that?   After digging through your privacy and account settings, the option to turn off location-sharing isn't available. Don't worry it's … [Read more...]

Did you hear the news? Supernova Studios announces mobile virtual tours!

Supernova Studios, is pleased to announce our new mobile tour for iPad, iPhone, iPod, BlackBerry, Android, and other web enabled portable devices. This new virtual tour is specially formatted for mobile devices so literally anyone can browse your virtual tour gallery and online tours giving you MAXIMUM EXPOSURE! The mobile tour remains interactive which means users with touch screens can actually scroll through the 360 panoramas and still images while enjoying an elegant fade from image to … [Read more...]

Always On and Always Connected – Mobile Marketing

Mobile is on the fast track to becoming the most wide spread media channel in the world. Over one billion mobile devices are sold annually and worldwide mobile advertising revenues are expected to reach $3.5 billion this year and predicted to hit $24 billion within 5 years. Always on and always connected – Mobile marketing is the most personal and interactive marketing available ever. It can reach people when they are actually out living their lives and making purchases. It can drive people … [Read more...]