[App needs to be purchased at www.sparkleapp.com]
To most people a website is just a number of pages (representing a word document) with links connecting them all together but this can’t be further from the truth! To top it off most websites now are pre-fabricated boxes stacked on top of one another with no life, just structure and copious amounts of animation! Websites without a targeted audience and a brand or psychological strategy behind them are just pages on the web that ultimately frustrate the unaware website owner and users of them.
Before a website even gets built there is a lot of research and understanding that goes into what needs to be presented to engage the targeted audience. With this knowledge and the understanding of what a website is, how to construct it, how to give it life and how to magnetise the ones you want to engage, you can see that a website becomes an online strategy converting potential clients to a faithful “wanting” tribe.
This is what we do at Flamin’ Fig when we create your Theme Kit Template. It has an end-purpose and the beautiful thing is that you can still tweak or further fine-tune it to make it completely yours and be on-brand. We also help and give you a foundational understanding of how to get your website in front of your ideal client through giving what search engines wants via your website’s SEO.
HOSTING & SSL
The concept of a domain name is best explained through the following analogy… You have a block of land but before you bought the land it was registered and was given a number in a named street. The block number can exist without anything being built on the land much as a domain name can exist without a website. It’s there but there’s nothing to see yet.
In other words, your domain name is like the address of your property. It’s how people know where to come for a visit.
When purchasing a domain name you purchase it from a registrar which complies to ???? When purchasing a domain name you don’t take ownership of it but you can rent it for as long as you want to. If you allow your domain name to lapse on renewal it goes back to the open-market where anybody else will be able to rent it.
You can have several domain names, but the most important thing is try to purchase a domain name that supports your personal brand or business name.
To continue with the analogy, the property itself represents hosting. A house is built on the property much as a website is built on the hosting platform.
Like your domain name, your hosting package is renting space on the internet where eventually your website will sit . A host is made up of hundreds of server-boxes (or data-centres) connected to the web 24/7, 365 days of the year. The data-centre can be situated anywhere in the world; ours is situated in Australia.
An important part of hosting is keeping your data safe and especially the data your customers pass on to you for communications or sales. That’s why we also supply an SSL Certificate which securely encrypts any communication from your website to you, plus it also prevents the major search engines like Google demoting your website’s ranking which is a given nowadays - part of their policy now.
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In our opinion the web has become a complexity of code and server-side script that is creating a world of box-model websites lacking expression and creativity... what if there was another way!…
We are passionate about branding, web design and the visual no-code Sparkle App. The combination is a great one and we would love to share it with you…
Sparkle App - Documentation
Flamin’ Fig Facebook Group
The visual free-flow canvas app called Sparkle is not owned by us but is used to create your beautiful client-driven Flamin’ Fig Theme Kit Templates. Instead of reinventing the wheel you can find detailed documentation (including supportive screenshots) on how to use the Sparkle app and then publish by going to their website - www.sparkleapp.com/docs
Here is where you will find like-minded people like yourself endeavouring as creatives, ecopreneurs, solopreneurs, designers, and the movers and shakers!
Come join us at the Flamin’ Fig Facebook group…
The Sparkle App That Is Right For You
5 Day Website Launch Challenge
When you move across to the Sparkle App website, Duncan & his Team will offer you 1 free option, and 3 buy-in options which cover the different levels of functionality that Sparkle offers.
Our theme kits range in page numbers and functionality. We more-so tend to use the advanced Sparkle features especially with our Advance Theme Kit Templates. We therefore recommend Sparkle Pro one-off purchase or Sparkle Pro subscription.
This will be a big help to all our newbies! The challenge will get you to understand how to use the Sparkle App, personalise or on-brand your theme kit template, some tips and tricks such as working with SEO, and the publishing of your website to your hosting server for the world wide web to see!
This project is in the making; notification of launch will be in our Flamin’ Fig newsletter.
TIPS & TRICKS
TRICKS & TIPS
I HAVE USED WORDPRESS. IS SPARKLE SIMILAR?
WordPress is a fully fledged database driven blog with layers to make the web pages happen, Sparkle is not like that. Sparkle is a macOS based application allowing for a free-flowing web design experience - no database or plug-ins!
I’M A WEB DESIGNER. CAN I USE SPARKLE WITHOUT TOUCHING CODE?
Our Flamin’ Fig theme kit templates have been created on the Sparkle app web design platform; we have not touched any code to make our fantastic products. The great thing is that the application allows you to freely design, not stack boxes!
I”M A WEB DESIGNER AND I ALSO LIKE USING CODE TO FURTHER PERSONALISE MY WEBSITES
Although you don’t have to touch any code when designing a website, Sparkle does have the ability for you to add code snippets to build out your site, for example, with a booking form, shopping cart, adding Disqus, etc…
I KNOW THE IMPORTANCE OF COPYRIGHT FREE IMAGES, BUT WHERE CAN I GET THEM?
The Sparkle app that we use to build out our theme kits has two stock image websites built into the application. This allows users of our themes on the Sparkle application access to professional click and drag copyright free images!
HOW CAN I GET SEARCH ENGINES LIKE GOOGLE TO FIND MY SITE?
The Sparkle App has got you covered! Our theme kits are built for intended markets, but after you place your content and tweak the colours to represent your brand then you can go about adding meta-tags, titles, and alt tags. You can also verify your website with Google, and make an entry to have Google Business find your site reflecting your business position on Google Maps, your industry, opening times, etc… plus add your social media metadata.
DO I NEED PHOTOSHOP FOR THE IMAGES I PUT IN?
You would only need Photoshop or Affinity Photo if you want to do something fancy with your images. The final images you drop into your theme kit will be all effectively optimised for the web when you click the “Publish” button.
YOUR MOBILE LAYOUT CAN BE TOTALLY DIFFERENT AND AIMED AT YOUR MOBILE USER
Our theme kits are based on mobile adaptive technology which means your mobile layout can be mobile user-centric
YOUR WEBSITE CAN BE TOTALLY SEARCHABLE WITH NO DATABASE
That’s right, no database. If you want, you can click a button, add a couple of tick boxes and your website is totally searchable.
HANDLING PRIVACY IS SUPER SIMPLE BECAUSE IT’S ALL BUILT INTO SPARKLE
There is a feature that you click to activate and your website will comply with laws regarding tracking and data collection, including the Europeans GDPR. if you are dealing with European clients you need to know about GDPR.
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At Flamin’ Fig, we not only love the online simplicity that we offer in our theme kit templates, we also love our planet and feel humbled that we can offer you both in this new age of awareness!
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