3 Best Website Uptime Monitoring Tools 

An unreliable, semi-broken and unresponsive website is an excellent way to lose leads and visitors — regardless of how aesthetically pleasing or well-designed, the visual elements are.

Over the past decade, we’ve seen more initiative to deliver faster internet to regions of the world that were previously devoid of it. With online communities expanding and more people becoming receptive to online shopping, ensuring your site’s dependability is now more important than ever. 

One way to achieve this is by employing uptime and downtime monitoring tools. This guide will examine the best ways to get alerts when something goes wrong and your website falters.

Why Is Website Uptime Monitoring Important?

Downtime is bound to occur occasionally. Nonetheless, the goal is to minimize it. The longer the downtime occurs, the more traffic and potential clients you lose.

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Are You Undercharging for Web Design Services?

The hardest part of designing websites for a living is setting your prices. Setting a fair price for your services is something that nearly all of us struggle with.

If you’re lucky, you’re part of an agency that has experienced design leads who can assess projects objectively. But if you’re a freelancer — or if you’re one of those design leads — you have to set your own rate.

It’s a challenge to find a sweet spot in the market. You want to be competitive or you’ll price yourself out of jobs. But you also want to be able to live the lifestyle you aspire to.

The truth is there is always someone cheaper. There is always someone who believes the ‘exposure’ myth and will do a project for free. You can’t compete on price, and you really shouldn’t try. If you have been competing on price, you are almost certainly undercharging for web design.

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Popular Design News of the Week: June 13, 2022 – June 19, 2022

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CSS.GUI – Open Source Visual Editor for CSS

Meet Web Push

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3 Essential Design Trends, June 2022

Are you bored with some of your current design projects? This month’s collection of website design trends can help break you out of that rut with some fun and funky alternatives.

And all of these options are anything but boring. From visual display to technique, these trends present a different set of challenges.

Here’s what’s trending in design this month.

1. Layers on Layers

These website designs have so many layers of information that you almost don’t know where to look or where the design elements start and stop.

This can be a complex technique to make work because of the number of elements competing for the same attention in the design.

What you are likely to see with this design tend includes an image or video background with some motion but not anything that truly demands attention. Then add on a few still images in smaller frames throughout the design. Layer on text as well for a three-deep effect.

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Popular Design News of the Week: May 30, 2022 – June 5, 2022

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22 Apps Designers Can’t Live Without

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Popular Design News of the Week: May 23, 2022 – May 29, 2022

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What’s New in WordPress 6?

From PHP to Next.js: What Trivago Learned

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Popular Design News of the Week: May 16, 2022 – May 22, 2022

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Exciting New Tools for Designers, May 2022

HTMLrev – 50 Beautiful HTML Landing Page Templates Library

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Popular Design News of the Week: May 9, 2022 – May 15, 2022

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Google Updates its Classic Roboto Font

The Worst Design Fails of 2022 to Date

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Popular Design News of the Week: May 2, 2022 – May 8, 2022

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DopeUI – Free Modern UI Design Templates

How to Create a PureCSS Tabs Navigation

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Popular Design News of the Week: April 25, 2022 – May 1, 2022

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Tailwind Fast Started Template

Are these the Worst Logos of 2022 so Far?

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