More messages from your neighbours
1 hour ago

Will you make the most of changes to DIY rules?

Jo Haywood Reporter from Homed

Hey neighbours, how do you feel about the changes to building consent rules for low-risk home projects?

The government says the change will save homeowners time and money, but pro builder and The Block NZ foreman Peter Wolfkamp, is advising caution if you're planning a DIY sleep-out or office. Find out why, here.

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7 days ago

Visiting friends/family in aged care facilities under level 2

The Team Reporter from Auckland Stuff

Hi Neighbours, have you been able to visit a loved one in an aged care facility under alert level 2?

What was the experience like?

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1 hour ago

Website Design Tips

Paul from Digicol

As small to medium businesses look to transform their business model to thrive in the online digital world, here are some ideas toward website design.

Website Layout
Avoid cluttered page layout. Having white space on a website pages is a good thing. Too many images and buttons look unbalanced and can prevent visitors from reaching the next step – contacting you!

Buttons
One call-to-action button can be more effective than lengthy Menu options.

Scrolling websites
Scrolling up and down a web page allows the visitor seamless movement. Clicking buttons to find more information adds frustrating load time.

Scrolling website pages are great on mobile, as visitors stay on your website longer.

Design with Mobile in mind
Well over half of all browsing sessions worldwide are performed on mobile devices.

Design your website layout with mobile in mind first, but give attention to medium and large device design as well.

Natural Images
Using overly-posed artificial photos will cause visitors to tune out. Authentic looking images of you or your staff will connect better with viewers. Using natural stock images are a great alternative.

Directing visitors
Use photos of people or graphics that look and point towards a button or menu to guide visitors toward important actions like - contacting you.

Website Font
Keep font simple and easy to read.
Text should be readable first. Most beautiful fonts don’t belong on websites.
Visitors to your website shouldn’t have to bend their necks to read illegible italic serif.
Clean, geometric sans serifs or chunky display types are best fonts for websites.

Colour
Colour is psychological that creates a particular mood or personality. It influences how visitors respond to your website. Blue = Intelligence and is a trusted colour (e.g ANZ and BNZ bank colours). Orange = Good Value Colour.
Investigate the psychology of colour and choose colours that will give your visitors a good impression.