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Web creation Mauritius – 5 steps to be online

Your internet presence is your business card on the internet and should make an impression. Here are the key steps to creating a website.

Okay so you feel your company needs a fresh new website for this year 2019. At Web, we strive to give our customers the best tips and insights before even signing any contract. This information is provided for free. And, free does not mean cheap or unimportant here. We’ve taken our 20+ years of experience and created this article to help you better create your next website.

In the beginning, the creation of a website, especially in Mauritius, can be intimidating. Add to that the number of questions that pop up in your mind when designing the idea of a website which will represent your professionalism on the web. These questions can be, how many menu items do I need. Which languages do I make my website available? What can I sell on the website? Is there even a demand on the internet?

If you do not have a proper concept for the site, you can quickly lose track of how to create the site, and in the worst case, the site becomes an impenetrable labyrinth for the reader. To prevent this from happening with your website, we have put together some most important steps in creating and maintaining a website for you.

1.      Why do you even need a website?

Almost everyone today has a website to showcase a facility or products. Nevertheless, you should ask yourself why you want a website. You should never create a website “just like that” or “just fast”. Your website is your figurehead on the web, where visitors can find out about your offer. So, you should consider before creating your website: Why a website at all? What do you want to achieve with it? How should your institution be perceived in public? Is your website for information purpose only or do you intent to sell your products on it, maybe later?

In most cases, the need will be justified, but sometimes, business owners don’t just realise it, they pay a lot of money for designing, creating, trashing, redesigning and recreating websites that they don’t even need. Know your purpose, it is not just because your competitor has a website, does it mean that you should have one. If you know exactly why you even need a website in the first place, we can help you and you are allowed to read point 2 below:

 

2.       Who do you want to reach with your website?

Now that you have solid reasons for investing in a website. The next thing to think of is your users. Before you create and maintain your website, you should be aware of which audience you want to target. This is very important, because you have to keep in mind that the website you are building needs to satisfy your customers, existing and new.

Say your are looking to invest in a website for the Mauritian audience. We as a web design company in Mauritius, we know that you will need a website in English, French or maybe both. Know your target audience, create buyer personas, and know what your customers need. We will be able to deliver a better website for your users when knowing this information.

 

3.      What do you have to communicate?

Show your visitors what characterizes your community, facility or project and what offers you have. Think about what your target audience might be interested in and what added value a visit to your website has. Create your menu structure accordingly. But beware! It should not be more than eight menu items, otherwise it becomes too confusing for the reader.

Creating a website is an art, but not the type you are thinking of. The art of web design is to make your users feel welcomed, at home, just like you do to welcome them in your business location, shop or showroom. We recommend you implement a blog and SEO to make your website more accessible to your users. Take a look at our SEO services following the link below:

https://web-companies.com/search-engine-optimization.php

 

4.      Who maintains the website and creates new content?

Creating and maintaining a website takes time. That’s why website design is so important. Therefore, be sure in time who should be responsible for the construction, the updates, and maintenance tasks. How often should something new appear on the page? Does the person responsible have enough time to maintain the website and create new content? Only if this is the case, you can successfully create your website and keep it up to date.

With Web Companies we can help you in all aspects of your web design and web development. We are probably the most flexible web design company in Mauritius right now. Do you want us to create, maintain or update your website with fresh content? We have a team of the best content creation expert who will learn your industry and talk about your news for you. If you want to maintain or update your website on your own or have a team in-house to manage it, we create custom access for your administrators, editors and writers.

5.      What will your website have?

A website can be expanded to different degrees. In any case, must be present contact information, products or services and privacy policy. One of the things that depends on a website success is how much time you want and can invest. For example, the Tip of the Week section makes little sense if you can only create new content once a month. Also, notifications and events have to be maintained regularly.

You can also choose to implement marketing strategies on your website. This can be anything from building a list of subscribers or installing web analytics tools to track how your users are interacting with your website.

We hope you now have a clear structure in your mind for the creation of your new website. If you need any further information, contact us:

WEB Ltd. Mauritius

Chancery House 706-708
Lislet Geoffroy Street
Port Louis
Mauritius
Tel: +230 211 6885
Email: [email protected]

Web Design Mauritius – Le Responsive

Internet est devenu une partie intégrante de la vie quotidienne. Même en déplacement, de plus en plus de personnes surfent avec leur téléphone portable et leur tablette. Par conséquent, il est extrêmement important que la page d’accueil de tous les appareils soit clairement affichée et facile à utiliser. Une conception Web réactive est essentielle pour une présentation claire, mais également pour l’optimisation des moteurs de recherche.

L’importance du Responsive

“Responsive” se traduit de l’anglais par “react”. Traduit à la conception de sites Web, on pourrait dire que la conception “répond” à l’appareil sur lequel il est affiché. Lors de la création d’une page d’accueil en Responsive Web Design, il spécifie comment la page est affichée sur différentes tailles d’écran. Sur le moniteur, avec une résolution d’au moins 1024 pixels, l’utilisateur voit un site Web de construction classique, généralement avec quelques colonnes côte à côte.

Si vous naviguez la même page avec la tablette, qui a beaucoup moins de largeur, les colonnes s’adaptent de manière à obtenir une image nette. Encore plus loin, le contenu de la page doit s’adapter à son ouverture avec le smartphone. Dans ce cas, la page reconnaît la résolution et ne contient généralement plus de colonnes, mais trie le contenu.

Raisons pour être responsive

 

  1. Facilité d’utilisation

Le gros avantage du responsive web design, est la convivialité. L’utilisateur devrait pouvoir utiliser le site Web correctement sur le smartphone, comme sur PC. Il est important que tout le contenu soit affiché lisiblement dans la largeur de l’écran du mobile. Mais l’opérabilité doit être garantie.

Pour ce faire, le menu utilise généralement un bouton qui peut être ouvert via l’écran tactile. Les éléments de menu se trient proprement lorsqu’ils sont dépliés, dans une taille qui peut être facilement utilisée via l’écran tactile. Si la disposition de l’écran sur toute la largeur de l’écran du smartphone était adaptée, les textes et les boutons seraient si petits qu’ils ne pourraient pas être utilisés sans un zoom constant. Vous pouvez souvent en faire l’expérience avec des sites Web plus anciens qui n’ont pas encore été créés dans le respect du design réactif.

  1. Apparence et succès d’un site web

Pour les entreprises, Internet est un important canal de marketing et de vente. L’image de la société sur Internet décide souvent en quelques secondes si un client reste intéressé ou non. La page d’accueil est la carte de visite numérique d’une entreprise, qu’il s’agisse d’une page de renvoi, d’une boutique en ligne ou d’une page purement informative. Le succès du site dépend fortement de la première impression de l’utilisateur. Cela devrait être le plus optimal que possible sur tous les appareils.

  1. Optimisation du moteur de recherche et classement Google

Google est le premier moteur de recherche sur le Web. Aujourd’hui, presque tout le monde à la recherche d’un produit, d’un service ou simplement d’informations entre un terme de recherche sur Google. À mesure que le nombre de pages Web augmente, Google doit sélectionner de plus en plus de filtres pour montrer à l’utilisateur les meilleures pages dans les premières positions. Dans cette sélection, la valeur ajoutée d’une page par rapport à d’autres concurrents joue un rôle majeur. Depuis avril 2014, la convivialité, y compris le responsive web design, est également incluse dans les algorithmes de Google. Par exemple, si deux entreprises font une offre sur le même produit pour le terme recherché, la page créée avec Responsive Web Design sera privilégiée par Google et placée plus en avant.

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The new web trends 2018: Dare creativity

As everyone knows, the digital world is constantly evolving from year to year, and 2018 is no exception, far from it! Take advantage of the latest innovations and web trends to bring it up to date. Here’s what will mark 2018 in web design.

1. Animation and interactivity

As we all know, customer experience is becoming increasingly important and redefines sales standards and marketing strategies. Today, it’s no longer enough to praise the quality of your products and services to attract customers. It is now necessary to know how to capture the interest, and I would even say the imagination of customers, to offer them multi-sensory experiences that will captivate them.

This new desire on the part of customers to take part in personalized experiences has been heard by web designers and that is why the animation and interactivity of websites are at the center of their strategy.

Changing colors, shapes, position and even photos: everything is possible. Everything is done to offer customers and Internet users an artistic experience that will charm them.

One of the innovations that will likely resonate with many people is without a doubt the Parallax effect. The latter has the particularity of creating an effect of depth to the different pages of your site. But if you want to stay simple then bet on graphic effects and trends.

2. The contribution of the video

As we have already mentioned in one of our previous articles, video will be an important and even a determining factor in marketing strategies in 2018. More than ever, this means of communication will be the key to exploit to seduce your customers.

This will be the perfect time to be creative and innovative. Surprise people while working on your brand and your notoriety. Attract attention while giving relevant information. That’s the challenge for this new year.

3. Online Shop

Already present on the web for a few years, online stores are still relevant as online shopping continues to increase. Having a showcase in the world of the web where it is possible to expose its products and sell them becomes a must for almost all businesses.

The benefits are many. As a first step, this gives you the opportunity to sell your products at any time of the day and night and to offer additional products during a purchase made by a customer.

Another important fact is that it also gives you a bank of information about your customers thanks to which you can then send them information about your promotions through a newsletter.

Web Trends: Dare to change

In 2018, things move a lot and you will have to do the same to stay in the race. The market is tough and companies will stop at nothing to get their share of the pie. Use creativity and dare to innovate with new web trends!

3D in your web pages

How to put interactive 3D images on a web page? What technical solutions for them to be visible by a maximum of Internet users, in other words supported by a wide range of browsers? How to implement them?

Several solutions exist, but none has yet emerged: technologies, equipment and standards are constantly changing in this area, so the choices are not obvious. To schematize, there are solutions that have proven themselves but which do not seem to have a future (Flash 3D, Java3D) and promising solutions based on standards but which are not yet universally supported (WebGL, CSS3 3D).

Flash 3D: proprietary solution (Adobe), user side requires the Flash plug-in, design side a good knowledge of ActionScript or go through a dedicated 3D Flash engine (Away3D, CopperCube …).

Java3D: open-source solution, Java API (not included in the JDK), user side requires the Java virtual machine, design side some knowledge of 3D programming or go through software like WireFusion.

The Flash plug-in and the JVM are installed on almost all (98%) desktop computers.

WebGL: open-source solution, port of the OpenGL standard for web browsers, user side requires compatible graphics card, driver and browser (more and more widespread, 70% at the time of writing this newsletter, updated info on WebGLstats), design side some knowledge of 3D programming and Javascript or go through a rendering engine exporting WebGL (CopperLicht, CopperCube …). It is actually a Javascript API that allows browsers to use the power of calculating graphics cards to display images and animations in real time via the <canvas> tag of HTML5.

SKETCHFAB: AN ALTERNATIVE FOR THOSE WHO DO NOT HAVE THE TIME TO LEARN …

Recently, a very practical solution has emerged that will meet the immediate needs of some people: the Sketchfab gallery.

It is a 3D model hosting service designed on the same principle as YouTube or Vimeo. You import your file in its native format and the service is responsible for posting on the Internet. You can then publish, share and integrate it into your web pages. The service is based on the WebGL standard and an alternative solution for users whose hardware configuration is not compatible.

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Top 4 graphical trends for 2018

We have decided to make a Graphical Trend forecasts for 2018 and we’ll see how it works out. To be certain to recommend the most meaningful trends, we asked for the opinion of experts, whether they come from digital, design or communication. Between algorithms, VR, vibrant colors, authenticity and refusal of design, the year promises to be exciting!

1. The return of the reasons

According to experts the patterns – or patterns for English speakers – “are experiencing a revival in all forms: from classical dress to the setting in motion. This is indeed gaining in popularity and can be noticed on many new websites designs.

 

2. Vibrant colors at Spotify

This is the trend of the year, which the majority of interviewees spontaneously cited. A reference that set the tone: Spotify, and its new identity … dating yet from 2015 we might see more and more vibrant colors coming to website as the year passes by.

 

3. Algorithm or creative coding design

For Tristan Macherel, Executive Creative Director at Landor Paris, and president of the Design Jury at the Cannes Lions in 2016, there is “a fundamental trend that designers are not sufficiently trained in: the creation through algorithms, 3D, creative coding “. New techniques that come out of Adobe’s usual Creative Cloud suite (until a future update?) Taught in schools. In view, the creation of identity, packagings that are based on the visualization of data. The idea is not here to digitize forcefully “physical products, the concrete, the touch that people always seek” but to bring innovation behind the scenes, meaningful. Tristan Macherel voluntarily quotes “the home page of Google, layout very simple, and very colorful logo. This almost childish interface masks yet one of the most powerful algorithms in the world.

 

4. The movement

The interfaces will come alive more and more thanks to the new technical possibilities and the talent of the developers. This is a real plus for the user experience, with some surprises, as well as remedies for “wait-time anxiety” – as time passes by more and more website will be interactive and will fill in the waiting time gap for those impatients of the net.

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Web Design Mauritius in 2017

Web design is halfway between form and functionality. It is therefore logical that new trends are largely influenced by technology, be it devices, operating systems, browsers or program libraries available on the market. But the recent aspirations of today’s graphic designers go even further, they also influence the very principles and philosophies of design. Recent years have been marked by unprecedented technological advances, including:

The democratization of mobile phones

The appearance of integrated dynamic 3D interface (via WebGL) The adoption of HTML5, CSS3 and the rise of JavaScript frameworks. As well as the increase of the speed of internet download (on computer as on mobile).

Together, these technological advances have created a real turning point in the history of web design, particularly with the emergence of adaptive sites (“responsive” in English) and more generally, mobile oriented designs.

In terms of aesthetics, we cannot ignore the supreme reign of flat design, three years ago. Then it was Google’s turn to introduce Material Design to push us further towards abstract design. In 2017, we have seen that the trends bring us a little closer to reality: 2017 has been the year of hybrids, in forms as well as in colors or functionality, where technology and reality come together to create experience so far unequaled.

Without further ado, here are the 3 trends that we believe have wreaked havoc this year:

1. Menus that defy any navigation paradigm

Since the archaic birth of web design (that is to say, 20 years ago), we have seen two types of navigation: top (menu bar at the top) and sidebar (menu bar at the sides). It was the arrival of responsive design that led to the arrival of the hamburger menu. What would you say to us?

2. Simply delete the menu

No need to tell users how to navigate a website. They know the principle of scrolling and will use it instinctively until they find the information they are looking for. Some graphic designers have chosen to remove almost all menus and let users evolve freely.

3. Adopt the hamburger button and forget everything else

Instead of designing two different menus, one for the desktop version and the other for the mobile version, many websites opt for hamburger navigation. Since the designers realized that it is no longer necessary to occupy space on the screen with a navigation bar. Of course, you do not have to put a hamburger icon … We are seeing more and more graphic designers play on typography to indicate to users where to click to access the menu.

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Web Design Mauritius: 2017 on the Web!

Web design remains one field that is always evolving. Meaning that you always have to upgrade your site to fit the current generation of features. This year began loudly on the web design side of things – three dominant features are ruling new designs and this is what our article is all about. Here are the three trends to keep an eye on this year and to maybe add on to your website to be on the trendy side of things.

A video to replace images

The display of large-format video clips to replace banner images is a good way to boost a website. Increasing the speed of web connections allows us to integrate more and more media items in better resolution. The html5 video tags allow us to easily integrate them and ensure a good cross-browser compatibility. The only barrier to this trend: Apple mobile devices do not support automatic video playback to preserve battery life.

“Landing pages”

One very common feature being used nowadays remains the Landing Page. Landing pages allow several companies with a smaller budget to maintain a high-quality presence on the Web. They also allow a company that already has a web presence to launch a targeted campaign or online offensive and increase the conversion of visits – thus not only increasing their visibility but also increasing their gain in clients.

Endless-scroll pages

Web pages without a scroll bar presenting all the content inside the initial window are becoming more and more popular. The scrolling action is often re-used in these pages to advance the content, which is built as a story or timeline. On these pages, you will often find a multitude of animations and transitions to reveal the content. These pages look like a book or a brochure and cause a wow effect.

Keep tuned for more updates about WEB!

 

WEB DESIGN: Edge the new browser from Microsoft!

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Edge is the new Microsoft browser (code name: Spartan). It will be released with Windows 10 whose launch is announced for July 29. The publisher has Edge as a new generation of browser, powerful, innovative, and especially designed for the modern web. It is already possible to test it in beta by downloading the Windows 10 desktop Preview, or Windows 10 beta Mobile (designed for smartphones and tablets). Edge will not replace Microsoft Internet Explorer completely, but will be offered as an alternative to it. It will be integrated with Windows 10 alongside IE that will remain present in the desktop version of the OS.

A browser that is more efficient than Chrome and Firefox

Microsoft insists on the optimization work conducted around the motor of its browser. Objective: To accelerate the implementation of websites, including improved JavaScript JIT compiler Chakra. According to the publisher, the optimization allow Edge to go well beyond the JavaScript execution performance of Chrome and Firefox. In support of its analysis, it highlights the results recorded by the browser during the Jet Stream tests (developed by Apple) and Octane 2.0 (proposed by Google).

The results of the Jet Stream test states that Microsoft Edge runs web applications 1.6 times faster than Internet Explorer 11. According Octane test, it would even be 2 times more efficient in this exercise as its predecessor. Both comparisons were made with a variation of browserst on an HP machine (equipped with Windows 10) with 12 GB of RAM and a next generation processor (Intel Core i7 860 CPU clocked at 2.80GHz).

Cortana Integration

Microsoft has also integrated the browser Cortana. Limited for now to the beta of Microsoft Edge in the US version of Windows 10, the personal voice assistant allows particularly the pushing of content associated with current web page view. If it is the site of a company, Cortana may propose a route to the office of that company from your location, associated content, or trace a contact of this company you have saved in your phone book.

Support extensions

Another major change compared to Internet Explorer was announced: Microsoft Edge will support the extensions. In April, the group hit hard by announcing that extensions designed for Firefox and Chrome can be worn under Edge with minor changes.

And for web site developers?

Initially, Microsoft Edge must be fitted with the MSHTML rendering engine (based on Trident), to ensure browser compatibility with sites designed for older versions of IE. This is what Microsoft has indicated in a post published on January 22. It will eventually be the case. In a post on 24 March, Microsoft said it had changed its mind. Edge will be limited to EdgeHTML new engine designed by the American group to support the latest web standards. The publisher also emphasizes the work of its teams to support these standards “on the model of other modern browsers.”

Why Web companies is the best web agency of the Indian Ocean?

An unseen confident look never before. Patrick Arnaldi talks about his 20 years at the head of Web companies, the best web agency of the whole Indian Ocean if not the only web agency. Quality Service- Only one keyword for him.
To have resisted so long on the web market has not been an easy task. Patrick talks about his experience with fluidity and seems to master every side of the business with acute precision. His love for the job can be seen from his eyes.

Web-companies is the only web agency in the Indian Ocean which seem to still resist.

How did Web Companies evolve?

As a true pioneer of web-based development in Mauritius in 1995, WEB Ltd has evolved into a regional ICT company. Now the recognized leader in web services, WEB Companies Group is a leading independent integrator of medium and large customer accounts in the Indian Ocean.

WEB Companies can now emerge as a global supplier to leading companies through its structure of complementary services.

The constant evolution of existing technologies and the emergence of new technologies make increasingly more complex information systems and require constant change. All services are designed to provide long-term business benefits to our through the use of the Internet.

Web-companies is now represented in more than 3 countries including Mauritius, the Seychelles, Réunion Island and newly set up branch in Vietnam.

What factors has played a crucial role in the development of web-companies as the most flourishing web agency of the Indian Ocean?

It began its operation in Mauritius in the year 1997 and was the only web-agency to operate in the Island. Being the first counseling and internet agency of both Mauritius and its sister island- Reunion.

Web-companies still holds the first position according to size and annual turnover of the whole region. The web agency has always evolved according to local and international trends.

The web agency has its own server based in France and offers advanced web hosting services to its clients.

The web hosting service is monitored by a team on a 24/7/365 basis.

Web-companies has developed more than a thousand websites in less than 20 years averaging it to a website every week.

Web ltd collaborates with CERT Europe and offers services through omnikles.com to the French government in Reunion Island. Web-companies is one of the few companies in France, Mauritius and Reunion Island to be offering dematerialization services.

Web companies offers services such as:

Search Engine Optimization,

E-consulting for marketing and businesses,

E-commerce,

Web development as a whole

Graphic design, etc…

Visit this link to view the full list of products

Why should companies invest in SEO?

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Nowadays, most companies know the wisdom behind investing into developing solid, SEO optimized web infrastructure that is search-engine friendly in order to successfully compete online. Having a solid and well-thought of SEO strategy is all but a necessity.

Given the engines’ continued improvement of their algorithm systems over time, companies have no other choices left than to invest into SEO to compete online.

In this jungle of investors and competitors, having the best product or services does not mean anything without visibility. In order to prove yourself, you have to be visible to the world. If a company does not invest into SEO, how will the world know what they have to offer?

Master planned SEO campaigns are the success factor for billion dollars companies. How a product or service went from an unknown status to a world known buzz can all be due to SEO.

“Search Engine Optimization is the advertising of the 21st century.”

SEO vs PPC?

Unlike PPC, companies don’t have to pay everytime someone clicks on a link. PPC can prove to be spammy. It is well known that 80% of people click on natural results rather than on paid advertising campaign. The reason may be simple as the more authority a website has, the higher it will be in the Search Engine’s Results Page. And to get a website higher up in the SERP, nothing is as much effective as SEO.  Search Engine Optimization will do nothing less than improving your brand name.

Specific reasons why your companyshould definitely consider investing in SEO:

 

  1. It still works – Firstly, the techniques used to improve a website’s SEO still works! Even though Google only recently removed data regarding organic traffic, the techniques employed still prove themselves to be extremely effective.
  2. It is not going to stop working any time soon – The never ending race of the search engines to improve their ranking systems will not end this soon. The biggest shark out there- Google- plays big, regularly improving its algorithm. It is not likely that SEO will stop being effective in the foreseeable future. Even audio and video searches ultimately depend on keywords the same as traditional text-based content; this link ensures the continued success of SEO techniques as long as it exists.
  3. SEO is cost-effective –As compared to other forms of online marketing such as PPC advertising, social media marketing, or purchasing leads for an e-mail marketing program, SEO ranks first when it comes to return of investment. While PPC may drive more revenue and social media may be more important for your image, your organic SEO in many ways remains foundation of your online presence.
  4. Search engines grabbing more market share – In In this internet era, about 80-90% of customers read online reviews before making a purchase. This number is only forecasted to increase.  It won’t take long before virtually everyone is searching for products and services online. Do you want them to be able to locate your company or not?  Without a well planned organic SEO strategy in place, users will have a very hard time finding you and will instead find your competitors themselves using SEO.
  5. Rise of mobile bandwidth and local search optimization – With an increased amount of Smartphone users, traffic delivered to mobile devices is expected to exceed that delivered to traditional desktop devices. With this explosion in mobile usage, a whole new world of effective SEO techniques have opened up for companies, such as local search optimization.
  6. Not having a healthy content profile is damaging –As mentioned earlier above, with each and every update to its search algorithms, Google and other engines change the way they look at websites with each updates. Things which didn’t exist a few years ago, such as social media indicators, are now given fairly high importance in terms of their impact on your rankings. Not building a healthy content profile spread out months and years is potentially damaging to your business, as it is one of the factors Google take into consideration when ranking your companies’ site.
  7. Your competitors are doing it – Remember, SEO is a never-ending process. If you’re not moving forward and improving your position, you’re losing ground to a competitor who is. That’s a simple fact of how the process works. Don’t let your competitors out maneuver you by ignoring this valuable tool for your business.

Pertaining to the number of online businesses, investing in organic SEO is more important nowadays than ever before. Companies should choose sound SEO companies for the current trouble everyone finds themselves facing concerning the lack of organic keyword data and traffic. Your company absolutely needs to have an SEO strategy in place if you are interested in succeeding in terms of online marketing.It remains one of the single most important components of any organization’s branding efforts and online presence.