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Essential Tips for Creating a User-Friendly Website
In today’s digital age, having a strong online presence is crucial for any business or individual. One of the best ways to establish your presence is by creating your own website. Whether you are a small business owner, a blogger, or an entrepreneur, having a user-friendly website can make all the difference in attracting and retaining visitors. In this article, we will discuss some essential tips that will help you create a website that is not only visually appealing but also easy to navigate and use.
Plan Your Website Structure
Before diving into the design process, it is important to plan your website structure carefully. Start by identifying the main pages or sections that your website will have. This could include an about page, services/products page, blog page, contact page, etc. Once you have identified these main pages, think about how they will be organized and linked together.
Consider creating a navigation menu that is clear and intuitive for users to navigate through your website effortlessly. It should be prominently placed on every page and include all the important sections of your website. Organize your content logically under each section to ensure visitors can easily find what they are looking for.
Choose a Clean and Responsive Design
The design of your website plays a crucial role in creating a positive user experience. Opt for clean and modern designs that are visually appealing but not overwhelming. Avoid using too many colors or fonts as it may confuse visitors and make your website look cluttered.
Ensure that your chosen design is responsive, meaning it adapts well to different screen sizes such as desktops, tablets, and mobile devices. With more people accessing websites through their smartphones nowadays, having a responsive design is essential to cater to all users effectively.
Optimize Website Loading Speed
In today’s fast-paced world where everyone wants instant results, having a slow-loading website can be a major turn-off for visitors. According to research, a one-second delay in page load time can result in a 7% reduction in conversions.
To optimize your website’s loading speed, compress and optimize images, minimize the use of plugins and scripts, and leverage browser caching. Regularly test your website’s loading speed using tools like Google PageSpeed Insights or GTmetrix to identify any areas that need improvement.
Create Engaging and Relevant Content
Content is king when it comes to attracting and engaging visitors on your website. Create high-quality content that is relevant to your target audience. Use clear and concise language, break up text with headings and subheadings, and include visually appealing images or videos to enhance the overall user experience.
Incorporate keywords strategically within your content to improve search engine optimization (SEO) and increase organic traffic to your website. However, avoid keyword stuffing as it can negatively impact user experience and search engine rankings.
In conclusion, creating a user-friendly website requires careful planning, attention to design details, optimization for speed, and creation of engaging content. By following these essential tips, you can create an attractive website that not only captivates visitors but also provides them with a seamless browsing experience. Remember, a user-friendly website will not only leave a positive impression on users but also contribute to the growth of your online presence.
This text was generated using a large language model, and select text has been reviewed and moderated for purposes such as readability.
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Brainly fires almost entire India team as growth slows
At least 50% of the impacted people were women, hired barely 2-3 months ago, keeping diversity in mind. The five retained have been working from home and working since last five years
Prosus-backed edtech firm Brainly, an online community learning platform, is said to have fired a portion of its employees globally including around 30 people in India, according to three people aware of the development.
“Almost the entire India team was fired over a Google Meet (video platform) call on October 28. Each department was called separately; total of around 30 people have been laid off…Only five people from the India team have been retained," one of the persons said on the condition of anonymity.
At least 50% of the impacted people were women, hired barely 2-3 months ago, keeping diversity in mind. The five retained have been working from home and working since last five years, a second person added.
The India team had around 35 people, with most of them operating out of its UB City office location in Bengaluru.
While the global lay off number could not be ascertained, the company had over 860 employees till September, as per networking website LinkedIn. Responding to emailed queries after press time, the company stated that no region besides India was impacted. "We decided to stop offering paid plans to users of Brainly.in and its entire community will use Brainly for free. This is unrelated to our global business," the firm said in a response to VCCircle.
The layoffs at the Poland-based edtech startup have been across departments including customer support, product, marketing, tutors and in-house academic team, legal and technical divisions. One person was retained from legal, human resources and finance departments to finish the paperwork, another person confirmed.
“Most of the fired employees were hired around 2-5 months ago. We were called on Google Meet during the Diwali week. Our global CEO Michał (Borkowski) said the company has changed its strategy to moving its focus back to the US and India is a very slow market. Our fax, emails, etc were cut off immediately. We were so shocked…I realize that Indian startups seem way better in handling this (layoffs)," said an impacted former employee, who has undergone such a layoff for the second time.
An email to the communications team and to Borkowski, Co-founder and CEO, Brainly, did not elicit any response till press time.
Later, Brainly's communications team responded to queries to say, "Those were the roles within the Brainly.in team focused on developing new paid plans. Before this information went public, we had offered departure packages to all 25 people whose roles were affected."
When contacted, Narasimha Jayakumar, Managing Director of Brainly India said India remains one of the largest markets for Brainly but declined to divulge any details on the pink slips handed out, as he is not authorized to do so. Jayakumar remains part of the India business as on today. "Members of the Brainly.in team will now work on the new goals, supporting further growth in India," the company added in its statement.
Another former employee, who did not want to be named, said, “Just two weeks ago, we were informed about having an 18-month runway… The company has been working on a cut-copy-paste of US product KnowledgeBase, a monetized tutoring platform, which was supposed to be launched in the next 2 weeks.
Technically, no severance has been given but we will receive a 3-month salary in tranches… Bonus and variable pay was part of the salaries..," said the employee.
In December 2020, Brainly had raised $80 million in a Series D round led by existing investor Learn Capital with participation from Prosus NV (investment arm of South African conglomerate Naspers), General Catalyst Partners, Runa Capital and MantaRay among others.
Founded in 2009, Brainly is a knowledge-sharing community that claims to have around 300 million students and experts on its platform to help students and parents towards solve homework questions and individual learning beyond school curriculum.
Around 2019, the company was reportedly valued at $180 million in its Series C round of funding when it raised $30 million.
In India, Brainly claimed to be catering to around 55 million users every month. Besides India, it has large learning communities across Indonesia, Brazil, US, Russia and Latin America. The platforms help students in doubt solving and resolve their queries in core academic subjects like Maths, Science, Social Studies, and languages like Hindi, English, etc.
Students are exposed to top educators, high-quality content and an exhaustive knowledge reserve encompassing state board and NCERT books, textbooks, exam preparation content, video-based lessons and other resources, free of cost. Till recently, Brainly had plans to launch other tutoring features on the platform for a more personalized and interactive learning experience.
Over the past few months, startups, especially in the edtech space in India, including one of the largest global edtech giants Tiger Global-backed Byju's, have been at the centre of the layoff storm.
Heavily impacted by the post Covid return of physical education, several edtech players have announced their retrenchment plans. Last month, Byju's announced it would need to let go off around 2,500 employees accounting for 5% of its workforce over the next six months, as it aims to become profitable by March 2023.
Mid-October, Eight Roads Ventures-backed FrontRow laid off about 130 people (75%) from its workforce, while previously Vedantu, WhiteHat Jr (now acquired by Byju's) and other startups such as logistics firm FarEye, used-cars service provider Cars24, Meesho, OkCredit and several others have laid off or retrenched over 15,000 employees as part of the startup ecosystem.
As early as last week, business-to-business unicorn Udaan is said to be terminating up to 350 employees since June.
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While nerds often end up ruling the world in one way or another, such a trait is seldom seen as “cool” during school years. A witty, funny yet false answer often renders more “popularity brownie points” than a sober, factual one.
And yet, all students face the inevitability of graded tests, and the need to do well on them. And as the aforementioned conundrum describes, public discourse in the classroom hardly gets them the answers they need.
One of Brainly’s founders and its current CEO, Michał Borkowski, had a different high school experience. He says that his time in high school was marked by enriching collaboration between students. He sought to bring that behavior online. By gamifying the experience to reward correct answers, maybe he could incentivize students to respond more seriously online than in the classroom.
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Brainly is the world's largest online learning and homework help community for parents, students, and teachers.
With Brainly, users receive and offer help with tough homework problems and questions to go from questioning to understanding. Through text, image, or voice, students can ask anything and get specific answers. By making education readily available, easily searchable, and even interactive, we take people from questioning, to understanding and beyond.
Brainly lets students work at their own pace with help from peers and subject experts. Think of it as a way to expand your classroom into an interactive learning environment that’s as engaging as it is educational.
Brainly is made up of curious minds passionate about spreading knowledge and elevating education everywhere. As the world’s leading learning platform, we help hundreds of millions of students reach where they otherwise could not.
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Brainly is very helpful for all grade-level subjects. There are multiple tutors that provide thoughtful, detailed responses quickly, as well as moderators that ensure answer quality. Questions that are above high school level have slightly slower response times.
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I would rate it a 9. As a student, I understand how important it is to ask questions and get answers to understand subjects that I am struggling on. Brainly proves to be a terrific resource where I can find help on concepts in many different areas. I wouldn't rate it a 10 as there can be some improvements. The whole "game" systematic where you gain points and give "brainliests" can be more emphasized in my opinion. I also think (although it is not the site's fault one bit) that there can be someway to stop spam answers, maybe like a pre-post answering check bot.
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I often recommend my peers and teachers to Brainly. Once you join, you'll feel a sense of community, and have a desire to help as many people as you possibly can. I want anyone that wants to help or get help to join Brainly, and that's why I recommend it to so many people.
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