Madeira island hiking hotel Quinta Alegre

Quinta Alegre - Madeira

The Quinta Alegre is a small country side hiking Hotel right in the middle of the vineyards of the beautiful area of Estreito da Calheta with wonderful views over Calheta, Paul da Serra and especially the sparkling Atlantic ocean on the sunny south coast of Madeira island.

The Quinta Alegre was not only planned by hikers, it is run and staffed by avid walkers who are passionate about providing guests with an unforgettable experience discovering one of the best trekking destinations in the world.

The multilingual website has been created by Navega Bem Web Design with Joomla CMS and is mobile friendly, user friendly and manager friendly. All in all a very friendly site indeed 🙂

As with all sites developed by Navega Bem this project is receiving full SEO treatment to ensure the site is very well positioned in the search engines and easy to find.

Built in a typical “Quinta” Style in 2002 with 28 comfortable and fresh individual rooms, the Quinta Alegre has a nice and cosy bar with a fireplace and an outdoor pool with sea view surrounded by a beautiful and lush green garden.
The excellent location is such that you can begin your hiking adventure directly from the front door of the Quinta Alegre.

Want to hike in Madeira? Quinta Alegre is the Madeira island hiking hotel. Visit the new site here.

To learn more about attractive and user friendly websites that bring more traffic and more business – visit Navega Bem Web Design.

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Welcome to Atrio – An island on Madeira

Atrio Madeira

The Hotel Atrio is a unique 22 room family run hotel located in Estreito da Calheta, on the sunny south side of Madeira Island, just 45 minutes from the island’s capital city Funchal. The charming Hotel lies on the edge of a Eucalyptus forest, only 500m from the Levada Nova and near the Laurel forest which has been designated a natural world heritage site by Unesco.

Hotel Atrio has now launched its new website – after running its original website for 15 years. That is quite a feat!
The new site has once again been developed by Navega Bem Web Design.

Old Atrio Madeira website

Chris Szabo, Creative Director of Navega Bem explained “15 years ago we created the original website for Hotel Atrio. It was a simple static HTML website and served its purpose wonderfully. Such was its effectiveness that the hotel owners were quite happy to keep it running even though it was not mobile friendly.”

“Now that the hotel has been expanded with the addition of several new rooms the decision was made to create a new website and we are delighted to have been asked to take on the project. The site has been developed with Joomla CMS allowing it to be fully managed by the hotel without outside help.”

“This is a fully responsive solution that will allow Atrio Madeira to reach their clients on their smartphones, tablets and other mobile devices. The site, available in three languages presents the hotel in a new and attractive manner.
An important step in developing this new website was the SEO work developed in the background, this allowed us to guarantee that our client would maintain their already excellent google ranking.”

Take a look at the new Atrio Madeira website here!

If you’re looking for a professional solution for your website contact us today.

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Principles for a User Centric Approach to Web Design

Whether you are working on a blog or a sophisticated e-commerce website, it is imperative to keep your customers first. The experience they get on your site is what will determine whether they will stay on or click away to another rate. Simply put, your website’s layout has a significant impact on the bounce rate and the level of conversion. So, what can you do to create a website that improves the experience of your visitors?

Focus on Quality and Credibility

Focus on QualityThe first thing your visitors will look at is how well designed your website is and whether it is professionally looking and with high quality content. This is what your visitors will be looking for and it is important not to disappoint them regardless of what you are offering. Your content should be readable, interesting and should enhance your credibility.

Although your web design goal is to create an impressive website, you must always remember that the sole role of your design is to enhance your content. You may have the best web design, but if your content is poor, you will end up losing your readers. Your focus should therefore be information and not the designs.

The design of your website is only to enhance the delivery of your target message. It should not be a barrier to the information you have to offer.

Design to Skim and not to Read
One thing you may have noticed even with yourself is that; before sitting back to read a long article, you go through the headings and subheadings. You simply scan through the content to see whether it will add value to your life or not. The case is the same with your visitors.

When working on your web design, design to scan and not to read. Your visitors don’t have unlimited time to read through your website. Your content should be scan-worthy if you wish to increase conversion.

To create scan-worthy content, start by ensuring that your content is not long winding. Your sentences should also be short and straight to the point. You should also use short paragraphs to make it easy for your audience to follow. In case of important points you wish for your readers to notice, highlight them.

Your content must also have headings and subheadings. If you can, add bullet-points to make it easy to read. The general rule here is to ensure that when visitors land on your page, their eyes will be directed to the important points you wish to pass forward. Your content has to grab the attention of your visitors.

Focus on User Intuition

Focus on User Intuition Your audiences don’t spend a lot of time wondering why you have designed your website in a particular way. Once they land on your website, they rely on intuition to navigate your page. It is important to note that this intuition is based on past memories of using other sites.

As much as you want to create a website that stands out from the crowd, you must not veer too far from the norm. Your users will expect to find certain elements on your website such as the navigation bar and search tool. If they don’t find anything familiar, they will be confused and be forced to close your web page.

When designing for intuition, usability always comes first. You have to assume that your visitors don’t have any technical skills and only have a basic understanding of the workings of a computer and browser. Make it easy to navigate your website.

Give Your Users Control
Getting your users confused is the worst thing you can ever do when designing your website. This happens when your site is filled up with clutter. Only use the elements that you really need and be consistent in data presentation. This will help users control your website much easily.

Still on control, make sure that there are no distracting elements on your website that your visitors cannot control. For example, avoid adding distracting pop-ups and auto-play media. If you must add multimedia, give your visitors the freedom of playing the media on their own will.

Another important thing you need to do is make sure your design is consistent throughout your website. This means you should not use a completely different layout on different pages. If the search tool is on the top right side of your page, make sure it remains in the same location on all pages.

Do Not Sacrifice Function for Form
The general rule of modern web design is never to sacrifice function for form. It is obvious that your website has to look good and feel unique but your efforts should not be at the cost of functionality. Your top priority should always be your content and ease-of-use.

Your visitors want to use a website that looks good but also a platform that works even better. The functionality of your website is the most important part. Your design efforts must never impede the flow of information on your website.

Load Speed is Crucial

Load Speed is Crucial When it comes to customer experience, your website’s load speed plays a very important role. Nobody wants to spend minutes waiting for a page to load. If it takes more than 5 seconds for your pages to load up completely, you should consider redesigning them.

One way of ensuring a fast load speed is to reduce the clutter on your website. Don’t use too many graphics. They will bloat your website. You must also choose a hosting company carefully.

Listen to Your Users
Last but definitely not least, ask your visitors for their feedback. Know what they love most about your website and what they would want you to change. Your visitors come fast. Provide them with what they wish to see and not what you wish to see.

The above points will help you design a better website that improves customer experience. The general rule is to give utmost importance to the users when designing your site. This means you have to start every web design project by first understanding your target audience.

Author Bio
Jack Dawson is a professional blogger and WordPress enthusiast. He has written more than 1,000 articles across the web on WordPress including WordPress plugins for social media and he has no plan of slowing down. Visit his blog here for more information.

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Espuna launches new protective equipment website


is a French manufacturer which has specialised in producing personal protective equipment since 1967.
Espuna has contributed to the European standardisation of PPE. In this respect, the company has always been committed to satisfying its customers by controlling the entire manufacturing line, from the raw material to the finished product.

Espuna manufactures a wide variety of industrial protective gloves of the highest quality for industries as diverse as transport, metallurgy, extraction, security, construction and food.

The new site has been carefully crafted and developed by CMS specialists Navega Bem – Web Design who are located on Madeira island, Portugal.
The multi-lingual responsive e-commerce website was created using the Joomla platform and features sophisticated functionality that culminates in a very user friendly experience.

To learn more about CMS e-commerce websites that you can manage all by yourself visit Navega Bem.

Visit the new Espuna website here.

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Madeira Explorers has new Fully Responsive Site

As one of our most loyal costumers, it is our pleasure to present this new site for Madeira Explorers.

A fully responsive solution that will allow Madeira Levada Walks to meet their clients where they already are: their smartphones, tablets and other mobile devices.

The new site, available in three languages presents the already recognized Levada Walks offered by Madeira explorers in a new and attractive manner.

An important step in developing this new website was the SEO work developed in the background, this allowed us to guarantee that our client would maintain his already great google ranking.

Take a look at Madeira Explorers new site today!

If you’re looking for a professional solution for your website contact us today.

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Looking for a Google AdWords Certified Company

Navega Bem is an AdWords Certified Company

We’ll help you get your ad on Google today

Be seen by customers at the very moment that they’re searching on Google for the things you offer. And you only pay when they click to visit your website or call.

Why Google AdWords?

Attract more customers
Whether you’re looking to bring in new visitors to your website, increase online sales, get the phones ringing or keep your customers coming back for more, Google AdWords can certainly help.

Reach the right people at the right time
Your business gets found by people on Google precisely when they’re searching for the things that you have offer.

Advertise locally or globally
Target your ads to customers in certain countries, regions or cities – or within a set distance from your business or shop.

You only pay for results

No visits, no fee
Signing up for Google AdWords is totally free. You only pay when someone clicks on your ad to visit your website, or calls you. In other words, you only pay when your advertising is working.

You can start with any budget
How much you invest is up to you. Just begin with a daily budget that you’re comfortable with, then adjust as you go. Many businesses get off to a good start with a budget of at least €5 to €20 a day.

You are always in full control

No contract to lock you in
We can adjust, pause or end your campaign at any time without any extra charge.

Flexible budgeting
You can choose how much you’re willing to pay each time someone clicks on your ad and change the amount at any time.

Up-to-the-minute reporting
Whether it’s website visits, shop visits, online sales, phone enquiries or newsletter sign-ups, the tracking tools always show you what Google AdWords is delivering.

Contact us TODAY to quickly get started!

Navega Bem – Web Design, Lda
Azinhaga do Pilar, 11B,
Pilar- Sto António Funchal,
 Madeira – Portugal

Telephone: +351 291 764 506
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GoGo Adventures – Your new adventure site in Namibia

Gogo Adventures is your one stop shop for adventures and car rentals in Namibia. The GoGo team joined their 14 years experience in Safaris to give you this new exciting offer in Namibia.

The site, developed by Navega Bem, to be fully responsive presents you with their tours and car rentals for Namibia. A full list of services that will surely get you dreaming of your trip to Namibia. And you can easily request more information directly in the site with the custom booking form we developed for GoGo Adventures.

Another successful project from Navega Bem. If you’re looking to build a site for your company look no further than Navega Bem. Contact us today.

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