New Software Features for November 2013
Your website just got smarter…
Once you’ve tried a few web developers you quickly realise AUK International is different. We want to give you the most bang for your buck, we want you to feel supported and we want you to have the best. You deserve it!
Our web geeks are always working on new features to upgrade to our Content Management System (CMS) so you can have a stress-free website that’s constantly improving.
Even better, you don’t need to lift a finger to get these upgrades, the updates happen automatically… totally free of charge!
Have a gander at your latest software upgrades, they’re all listed below. And if you have any questions on how to use these features, just call our Tech Support crew on 1800 932 123, or, if you came to us via our reseller network have a chat with your trusty ProPartner. Enjoy!
Get your FREE mobile design for Info & Shop Sites.
Did you know that 95% of business websites aren’t yet mobile friendly however over 50% of people could be browsing your website using a mobile device? The statistics are staggering.
So to give you a leg up on your competition, a few months ago we rolled out a free mobile site design for all Info Site clients so you can be in the top 5% of business websites out there. By turning on your mobile friendly site you can increase visitor time on your site AND conversions!
We needed a bit more time however to create our Shop Site mobile friendly version and after some heavy-duty testing, we’re happy to announce it’s finally here!
If your website has a full AUK International shopping cart system, we can now automatically create a mobile site for you, at no extra charge.
The design will list all of your shopping items and display them in an easy to navigate mobile site, which will feature your logo and match your website’s colour scheme.
HOW TO ACTIVATE YOUR FREE MOBILE SITE:
To create a mobile version of your website, simply email our Tech Support Crew with‘Please turn my mobile site on’ in the subject line, and your domain name (website address) in the email body, and we’ll set it up for you at no extra charge.
You can now choose from multiple gallery formats.
If you use photo galleries on your site you’re in luck as you can now choose from an additional and more contemporary ‘Grid style’ photo gallery (pictured above) to display your awesome images.
To change the way your images are presented:
- Log into your site.
- Go to a page on your site with a banner widget on it.
- Click the ‘Edit this Page’ link along the top of the site.
- Scroll down until you see the gallery section…
- … in that section is a drop down menu where you can choose your gallery format.
- Choose the gallery format you want, and click the save button on the bottom of the page.
There are two types of galleries available…
2) ‘Display’ Gallery (existing):
We’ll be adding more formats in the future, and we’ll let you know when we do. If you have a specific format you’d like to see, then let us know.
We’ve updated your holding page design.
If your website isn’t quite ready yet but you want to get your online presence up now, all AUK International sites come with the option for a FREE holding page. And we’ve just updated the design so your customers get a polished and professional vibe from your website before it’s launched.
When you activate your holding page in your website’s Control Panel, it’ll appear in place of your site, and will feature your logo, website’s colour scheme and your contact details.
It only takes 1 minute to set up…
- Go to your Control Panel.
- Click on the ‘Publish My Site’ tab in the Control Panel.
- Select the option that says ‘Display a holding page with my contact details to the public.’
- Then click ‘Save Selection’.
Told you it was easy!
Improved packing slip design.
If you run a shopping cart site, you’ll no doubt be pleased to hear that we’ve tightened up and improved the design of the PDF packing slip.
Want to see what they look like? Easy…
- Go to your Control Panel.
- Float your mouse over the ‘Shopping Cart’ link in the Control Panel navigation bar, and click on the ‘Orders’ link.
- Scroll down until you see your orders then click on an order number…
- … then click on the link that says ‘Packing Slip.’
It’s a small change, but it certainly looks better. Remember, if you have any changes you want to suggest, then why not let us know? We’re always open to suggestions on how we can improve so don’t ever be afraid to speak up.
Did you know…
Your monthly ongoings covers you for ALL software upgrades?
That’s right, your monthly ongoings are your passport to a future-proofed website with all the smartest website features you’ll ever need; No extra charge and no stress, upgrades happen automatically.
Compare that against most developers who’d probably charge you an extra $2k for a mobile site (let alone all the other upgrades), and we hope you’ll see just how great it is to be part of the AUK International family!
A sneak peek at our next round of upgrades.
Christmas must be coming early as we have loads of fantastic new upgrades coming your way soon. Our list of goodies include a control panel update, a new WYSIWYG editor, a shop site feature upgrade and the bestest of all… drumroll please… responsive layouts!
That’s right; soon you’ll be able to choose a layout that works a treat for your mobile and tablet visitors. Exciting times ahead! 🙂
For those of you that haven’t heard what ‘Responsive design’ is, never fear, it’s not been around all that long. FYI Responsive web design is when your website is programmed to ‘respond’ and resize itself depending on what device your visitor is using. NB: There are occasions when a separate mobile version of the site is the better option (which we offer as well), but a responsively designed site will work well for most businesses.