Why Flash Websites Suck

Flash SucksFirst off lets just say Flash at times can be useful, but for something large scale and as technology progresses it deems to be more and more useless.  HTML5 is said to be the next solution, but until it’s accepted by all browsers that would not be suggested for use.

html5 is better than flash

Just some fun facts, Co-founder, Chairman and CEO,Apple Inc., Co-founder and CEO,Pixar, Co-founder and CEO, NeXT Inc. Steve Jobs even made 6 great points on why Adobe Flash was not going to proceed into the future:

Steve Jobs

  • Flash is a closed, Adobe-controlled system.
  • H.264 is a “more modern format” for Web video
  • Flash would make iPhones, iPods, and iPads less reliable.
  • H.264 video consumes about half as much battery as Flash video.
  • Flash was not designed for touch interfaces.
  • Flash is cross-platform and not Apple optimized.

Steve Jobs concludes his letter by saying:

“Flash was created during the PC era — for PCs and mice. Flash is a successful business for Adobe, and we can understand why they want to push it beyond PCs. But the mobile era is about low power devices, touch interfaces and open Web standards — all areas where Flash falls short…New open standards created in the mobile era, such as HTML 5, will win on mobile devices (and PCs too). Perhaps Adobe should focus more on creating great HTML 5 tools for the future, and less on criticizing Apple for leaving the past behind.”
But lets just tell you a few really good reasons of our own, here in 2012 that we have found.  And we are sure as time progresses this list will grow more and more:
  • Search Engines do not understand flash content, therefor your site content is over looked.. Hurting your organic ranking and SEO and not allowing you to optimize it.
  • Does not work on mobile devices, does not look like this will change.. and with iPads and smart phones growing in sales.  This marketing is surely growing, and growing fast.
  • Longer loading time, might lose up to 20% of visitors due to this alone.
  • Bandwidth hog, Flash uses tons of server bandwidth .. and as you grow that starts to cost quite a bit of money.  Even with unlimited hosting, they server can only handle so much.
  • You cant bookmark a page, such as if you are inside a store on a very cool product you like.  If you wanted to bookmark or save that page, or even email it to a friend… you couldn’t due to flash being all inside one page… so you must start at the intro every time…
  • There is 100% nothing Flash can do, that HTML5 or Javascript cant produce better.
Fuck Flash

Also lets keep in mind the remarks from Adobe it’s self:

From the Adobe announcement ZDNet published:

Our future work with Flash on mobile devices will be focused on enabling Flash developers to package native apps with Adobe AIR for all the major app stores. We will no longer adapt Flash Player for mobile devices to new browser, OS version or device configurations.

Best New 2012 Website Builder

2012 Free Online Website Builders

2012 Free Online Website Builders

When looking for new website builders of 2012, there are a few things to keep in mind.  First does the website builder have a free package? Or is it just a trial?  Do not waste your time with trials as they expire after some time.  WebPaper.co website builder offers 3 pages and 2MB of storage 100% Free !

Second be sure to check the reviews on the website builder, see what users are saying about the product or service they company may offer.  Third be sure they provide tutorials or walkthroughs to make it easy for you to learn.  Fourth keep in mind once you spend all this time building your website, that search engines can find it to help drive traffic to your website.  I find some website builder that create the websites in FLASH, this is not understood by search engines and/or mobile devices such as iPad’s and iPhones would not be able to pull your page up.  WebPaper.co website builder provides all websites in a Search Engine Optimization (SEO) friendly HTML/CSS website.

After you check all that, your fifth and final step is testing the service or website builder.  See how flexible it is on you, see if you can do everything you might need.  Such as moving objects such as images and text any place on your website, along with easy to adjust settings that require little clicks and time looking around.  WebPaper.co website builder prides it’s self on user flexibility, and remains to still be one of the most flexible website builders of 2012.  Letting users do everything from simple drag and drop, to meta tags and description.  WebPaper free online website builder also lets users use Google Adsense and Google Analytics by adding the meta tags into the page properties or embed codes into a text box.

So please if you are interested in a free online website builder, check out http://WebPaper.co/tour for a great video on just how our services work.  Also keep in mind we have more posts on Building a SEO Friendly Website and many more tutorials.

2011 Top Websites Built with WebPaper’s Website Builder

To welcome in 2012 we would like to give respect to the top websites of 2011, here you will find a list of the best looking or preforming websites WebPaper’s website builder produced in it’s first year of being up !

WebPaper is proud to list the following sites and many others, offering 3 pages 100% free to learn and test our website builder to make sure it’s as simple as it looks. Feel free to check out our Tour for more information and videos.

http://PremiumExhibit.com
http://CoachsVegas.com
http://SeeWowWe.com
http://a2ndPaycheck.com
http://IvetaSvike.com
http://Psychic-Readings.cc
http://ModelsBareAll.com
http://NevadaBoatCompany.com
http://OmniEnergy.co
http://PoolPartyBikinis.com
http://40GolfEstates.com
http://DirtyLittleVixenz.com
http://EnchantingLoveSpells.com
http://PremiumTruckings.com
http://InDaCutLV.com
http://CatWalkLV.com
http://BrownHairColor.co
http://SoleilImagery.com
http://BackStrokeMarketResearch.com
http://ShineLikeMine.com
http://VegasDentist.us

How to add a forum to your website

Once you have created your WebPaper.co website, you might want users to sign up and provide feedback and ideas on topics you want to talk about.  This can be done by going to http://tal.ki  Just sign up and customize the way you want your forum to look, once finished you will be provided with an embed code that you can then copy.  Once copied you will login to WebPaper, find the page you wish to add the forum to and click the  (Edit) button.

On the page editor, click the  (Add Text) icon this will add a text box with a red outline and the word new inside it.  From here you can click inside the text box and remove the “new” text.  Once the text is removed just paste the embed code and click  (Save)

The forum will now be embedded into your website, click  (Public View) to view your website to be sure.  Now you are ready to start posting on your forum and telling your friends to join and make comments, and provide feedback on your website.

How to get clients and start making money

Learning how to make money with WebPaper Online

Lets start off by explaining to you what WebPaper is. WebPaper is a full hosting service, content management system, and a full web development tool. With or without programming knowledge you will be able to completely build a fully functional and professional website on your own. Graphic experience is a plus but not necessary.

Is there anything I need to know? To answer this simply, NO! It is an advantage to know adobe photoshop, or any other image editing software.

To make money with WebPaper is simple, easy and effective if you are confidant, a self starter and very motivated. If this is not you then read no further. Making money online is easy but does take time and patients (like anything that makes money). Once you get the ball rolling the momentum will only increase bringing you more clients with less effort.

1. Getting Clients – This might be the hardest parts of anything. Doing this is not easy and can be frustrating at times. With constistncy and confiendice you will prevail. Here are some tips and tricks to doing this.

  • Tell your friends, family and anyone you come across that you develop websites (and possibly at a low cost). The more people you tell the more potential clients you will have.
  • Use the internet, you have so many resources at your finger tips USE THEM! (Craigslists, Facebook, Yahoo classifieds)
  • Build a reputation (This will bring clients to you. Its a great feeling when clients come to you and you no longer are looking for work.)
  • Be price competitive. Currently the market is only growing and getting larger. Think about your prices, to low scares people, to high scares people. You need that right number that will attract the right people to your business.
  • Have specials, certain months or even weeks you can offer specials in which you should offer lower pricing for a certain amount of clients. Example would be $450.00 reduced to $250.00. $200.00 Off this WEEK ONLY!
2. Keeping clients – Believe it or not keeping clients is not a easy task but can be done through patients, maturity, and self confidence in your services. Be willing to bite the bullet for your clients. The client is always right, most the time.
3. Collecting money – You should collect at a minimum 50% of the overall project price before starting. There will be a lot of people who will attempt to waste your time, don’t allow them. If they are serious they will have no problem doing this. Upon full approval of your work you should then collect the other 50% of the total cost of the project.
Charge for hosting, making residual income is great! Pick your monthly price (be fair!), don’t forget that you can give your clients access to their website with Sub Accounts.
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With WebPaper’s fully manageable accounts you can start building and maintaining all your clients on one WebPaper account. WebPaper makes it easy to stay organized and be very productive in development and updating your websites. Host multiple websites on your WebPaper account, allowing you to have a central ”Administrator” account for all your websites and clients.

Sub Accounts

Give your clients access to their website pages with Sub Accounts. Make them an account with their desired email address, password and assign them their web pages. Now they can access your website at anytime

As you can see, starting your own website development business might be easier and less expensive then you thought.

Managing Website Folders with WebPaper

When using folders to arrange your website pages you want to click on manage folders Manage Folders From there users can create or edit existing folders as they wish.  To adjust folder settings, simply left click on the folders name.  A pop up will appear, from this menu users can add password protected settings to lock their website.  Along with a payment option through PayPal, before the public may view the website.

Why would someone want to lock a website? 
Maybe the website offers some private information you only want friends and family to view.

Why would one want to charge for someone to view the website?
Maybe you are selling photos, or videos, this would be something you let the public view but at a cost.

Search Engine Optimization (SEO)

WebPaper.co offers the best search engine optimization features than any other website builder or website building tool online.  Along with being 100% Free, how can you beat that?

How to update Search Engine optimization (SEO) settings on WebPaper

Search Engine optimization (SEO) can be achieved on WebPaper.co  for what we call “ON-SITE SEO”. The icon  Page Properties known as page properties, lets users set their website title, meta keywords, and meta description as well as the FAV icon.  All this will help search engines understand what your website is about, so you will get the traffic your trying to target.

Why is Search Engine optimization (SEO) important?

You want users who care about what you have to talk about, or what items you might be selling.  Why be ranked for something you don’t want to be, and get traffic from people looking for something else.  All that will do is hurt your website ranking and conversions but also give you false statistic data from users to see what you might be able to improve on so users stay longer.

Plus when you ask people in today’s market to find the best deal on a product or service, the first place they will go is Google.com or another search engine.  So be sure to add your website title, meta description and meta keywords as this will ensure search engines know just what to place you under.

Also in Search Engine optimization (SEO) keyword density matters, so be sure not to over use a keyword like a robot.  But do try to use it as often as you possibly can, do keep in mind duplicate content as well.  Search engines like Google.com and many others will punish you or lower your rank for doing this.  It means to simply copy and paste content another website is using, and placing that content on your website.  The correct way to go about doing something like this, should be to re-write the content in your own words.  This will not only help you rank better in search engines, but also you will notice some websites just seem to ramble on about nothing.

For additional Search Engine optimization (SEO) help feel free to check out our Blog with tons of useful information and more about using WebPaper.co.

 

How to Add Google Maps

To add Maps

To add a Google Map within your website, go to Google maps. Type in your location and destination within the A and B section. Once your destination is confirmed, at the top right under sign in there is a link icon. Click on the link icon and a drop box will appear with “Short Url” and “Paste HTML to embed in website”. Copy the “Paste HTML to embed in website”. Go back to webpaper and the page you would like to add the map to. Once you are on the page insert a text box and paste the the code with in. Once you have saved it, it will appear within public view.

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