Inspiration leads to Innovation

Aug 26th, 2011

Steve Jobs is a brilliant innovator. He has the ability to know what the public wants before they even realize they want it! So how does he come up with these wonderful ideas? He follows his inspiration and allows it to expand and grow beyond his wildest dreams. Steve Jobs credits a simple Calligraphy class that he audited after dropping out of college with being a great inspiration when it came to developing the Macintosh.

When you are struggling to discover exciting new ideas for your website, sometimes you take for granted the simple methods of stimulation that can spark a wonderful idea.  Don’t over-think yourself into a rut, but instead allow yourself to drift into a powerful state of creativity by changing the way you participate in daily activities.

One of the most important tools you can utilize is carrying a small notebook with you everywhere you go.  When life slaps you in the face with that Next Big Idea, you don’t want to wait until you get home to write it down and start to develop it…you need to get it down on paper RIGHT NOW! Even if the idea seems silly or irrelevant, just write it down and you can expand on it later.  Some of the best ideas are formed out of the smallest, most insignificant day dreams.

You would be surprised how many daily, boring activities you can change up to ignite that creative process you are struggling with.  Don’t just cruise through life not paying attention, allow your life to fuel your excitement.

For example, exercise can often times be painful and annoying…you just can’t wait until it’s over and you spend the whole time arguing with yourself over why the heck you are even doing this.  But imagine if you drive that negativity out and dive deep into your body to start getting in touch with the growth and power of your workout.  Visualizing your muscles growing and expanding, unwanted fat melting off your body as your energy increases and your body goes into hardcore mode, you can now allow your mind to fire up those creative powers and launch into an awesome new idea.

Another time you may drift off into nothingness is when you are driving.  Even the worst traffic can be channeled into fuel for your dynamic process.  When others are rushing and raging, slow down and take yourself out of the negative and enjoy the positive.  Take a look around and find the pleasant surroundings you normally miss as you push through the maze of cars.  You can even take a different route, experiencing a whole new world of inspiration from your new environment.

When you are talking to people and they start to complain, do you ever just tune them out?  Sometimes it is hard to listen to someone who is very negative, and you just wish they would stop.  However, maybe their complaining can spark your mental revolution!  Maybe it’s time for you to come up with a solution to their problem, or even better, an idea that will silence all the whining of the world?  Start asking more questions, dig a lot deeper than just the surface of the complaint, and really find out what makes this person angry.  Once you have the root of that evil in your hand, you can start to dissect what the exact opposite would be, and build on that idea to develop the root of AWESOME!

Don’t neglect your daily toils and tribulations, convert them into high-powered, efficient fuel for your idea producing engine…your days will be much better, and your ideas will flourish.


SiteBuilder Helps Create Excellent Websites

Aug 19th, 2011

You don't need to know anything about website coding or design to have an awesome website. With our free SiteBuilder service, you can have a new professional looking website online within minutes!

Sitebuilder is a template based web development tool included free with all website hosting accounts. When you enable SiteBuilder, the first step you will take is selecting the template you like the most. You can select from over 450 templates, so you are sure to find one that fits your needs. Each template has been designed by a professional web designer.

All you have to do is add your content into the text fields of your template, and update your website. Your template will automatically format your text and photographs so that your site looks fantastic. You can even upload your own logo, create forms, and add a guestbook.

You can also create an Adobe Flash introduction using SiteBuilder and add a dynamic element to your website, upload your photographs using the Photo Album tool, and add a secure shopping cart to your website to sell your products immediately.

In addition to the free SiteBuilder tool, you can upgrade to one of our more robust SiteBuilder plans if you want a bigger and better website.

The SiteBuilder Pro package allows you to create up to 40 pages and features over 700 templates! You can customize the Footer and Banner of your website. It also features a Welcome Page, Photo Album, Flash Intro Animations, Form Creation Tool, and Guestbook Creation Tool.

If you are looking to take your business to the web to sell your products, you will find the SiteBuilder E-Commerce package very helpful. You can develop an online store in no time, with no website coding experience at all. The SiteBuilder E-Commerce package allows you to create up to 70 pages and features over 700 templates. It also features a Shopping Cart, Blogging Tools, Online Image Editing Tool, Photo Album, Flash Introduction Animations, Form Creation Tool, and Guestbook Creation Tool. You can also customize your Footer and Banner, as well as your own Welcome Page.

If you are looking to get started on the internet, but have no website coding experience, give our SiteBuilder tool a try. You will be surprised how quickly and easily you can have a professional looking website up and running!


Put Your Photos Online

Aug 11th, 2011

A picture is worth a thousand words, but a picture gallery is much more interesting! If you have more than a few pictures that you want to display on your website, it is probably best to use a Gallery to display your photos. We have many popular gallery scripts available for you to install to your hosting account through our Install Popular Scripts tool.

Gallery scripts allow you to upload, organize, and display your pictures in a smooth, simple format. Most galleries can be customized to the exact specifications you need for whatever your project may be. There are many gallery scripts and software programs out there, some of which you may have to pay for if you want the truly robust options. But we have plenty of fantastic, free options for you to use with your website hosting service.

One of the most popular gallery scripts is Gallery. Gallery is the next generation of open source photo sharing web applications. Gallery gives you an intuitive way to blend photo management seamlessly into your own website whether you're running a small personal site or a large community site. Hundreds of thousands of people and organizations are using Gallery to create personalized photo albums on their websites.

Another popular gallery script is Coppermine. Coppermine is a multi-purpose fully featured and integrated web picture gallery script written in PHP using the GD or ImageMagick image library with a MySQL backend. Coppermine allows users to upload pictures through ftp or through the web interface. It also stores picture information in a database, allowing you to manage your albums better.

Fourimages is a powerful web-based image gallery management system. It features a comment system, user registration and management, password protected administration area with browser-based upload and HTML templates for page layout and design. By using the integrated template system, the design and layout can be customized easily. Fourimages is also multilingual, allowing you to add an external language file that can be used for translation in other languages.

Pixelpost is an open-source, standards-compliant, multilingual, fully extensible photoblog application for the web. Pixelpost features a comprehensive admin panel, extensive template tags, and many addons to extend your photoblog.

Zenphoto is a standalone gallery CMS that just makes sense and doesn't try to do everything and your dishes. Zenphoto is more than just a gallery for your images, it also features multimedia support for audio and video and is even capable of running your entire portfolio website including a news section and custom pages.

Once you choose the perfect Gallery software for your needs, you will have a lot of fun creating albums full of your photos for the world to see. If you are an artist, you can also set up a professional portfolio to use as your resume. Whatever you do, have fun with and let the world see your wonderful photos!


Keep Your Contact Information Safe

Aug 05th, 2011

It is very important to keep your personal information safe and secure. There are many people out there who are actively looking for your information, and will use it for some very inappropriate activities. It is good to know that your website hosting company and domain name registrar takes many steps to ensure that your private information remains private.

First, you can rest assured that any information you enter into the Account Manager will remain private. Your name, phone number, email address, any information you provide, will always remain private, and no one will ever be given any of this information.

It is also extremely important that you keep your contact information up to date in the User Information and Contact Information sections of the Account Manager. We send out notices occasionally about your service, renewals, or problems. If you haven't updated your contact information to your current information, you may not receive those notices. Please make sure you always update your contact information if anything changes, we would hate to see you miss out on something important!

Keeping the correct contact information updated for your Domain Contacts is also very important. Information about who is responsible for domain names is publicly available to allow rapid resolution of technical problems and to permit enforcement of consumer protection, trademark, and other laws. This information is available to the public on a “Whois” site.

For people who do not want their personal information to be made available to the public, we offer a wonderful service called Domain Privacy Protection. By purchasing Domain Privacy Protection, you license a third party company to accept responsibility for the contact information. Your contact information will be replaced by our privacy protection company's information, shielding you from unwanted spam and identity theft.

You can enable Domain Privacy Protection in the Account Manager under the Domain Name Registration Management section if your domain is registered through us. If your domain is not registered through us, we highly recommend that you transfer your domain to us so that you can utilize this important service to protect you and your personal information.

If you take the appropriate steps to keep your contact information up to date through our system, we will ensure that you are notified of any upcoming renewals or relevant updates. By utilizing our Domain Privacy Protection service, we will ensure that your personal information is safe and secure.


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