Le1’s latest web design project has gone live for Pure Retail Uk Ltd. Based in Lutterworth Leicestershire. This project came with a tight deadline, concise content and a clear direction in terms of design, with the emphasis on clean, simple and easy to navigate.
The intro for the logo generated, the deadline met and a happy client, the team at Le1 have produced yet another successful website design.
Google Drive is an online tool developed by Google which enables you to store and synchronie documents, images, videos and other types of media with different computer systems and users. It is similar to Dropbox, however, Google Drive comes with its own set of office tools, which means you can edit Word documents, spreadsheets, presentations, drawings, forms etc. all from the website, whether you are using a phone, a tablet, or a computer. Google Drive can revolutionise your business, as it provides a way of collaborating with team members on documents with no hassle.
Once you’ve set up your Google Drive accounts, it may seem a little daunting. This guide is designed to help you through the basics, and to help you get to grips with Google Drive.
Creating Folders and Adding Files
It is good practice to organise your files into folders, to ensure you don’t get confused when trying to find a document. Here’s how you can create a folder, and then move a file (or files) into it:
That’s it for uploading and organising your files, but how do you go about editing them? Here’s how:
Google Drive comes with a range of office tools, which allow you to edit documents, spreadsheets, forms, and other common office files. You can also share these files with other people, which allows you to edit files in real-time with other people, which makes Google Drive excellent for collaboration. I will show you the basics of editing a Word document and then how to share it with another user, the process again is the same for other office files.
The document will appear in the Drive of whoever you choose to share the file with, and any changes they make to the document will appear in the document to everyone. You can edit the same document at the same time, meaning multiple people can work on a document together instantly.
Adjusting File Properties
Renaming, copying, and deleting files is simple. Here’s how:
2. A screen will pop up asking what you want to rename the file to. Enter the new name and click OK.
Integrating Google Drive with your computer
One of the best features about Dropbox is its ability to integrate with your computer system, enabling you to access your files without using the website interface. One of the benefits of this is that you don’t have to use the built-in office suite that comes with Drive – however, you cannot collaborate in real-time without using the online Google tools. Windows/Mac integration is possible with Google Drive, and all you have to do is install the free software:
That’s everything you need to know to start using Google Drive, and to begin revolutionising the way you work.
Google Analytics is a tool created by Google for website owners to get a better understanding of how their website is being used and the types of people who are viewing it. Below is a how to guide on how to set up a Google Analytics account and how to use it to find out how people are viewing your site.
The first thing you will need is a Google account. If you do not have one please set one up before continuing with this tutorial.
Step 1: Go to www.google.co.uk/analytics and click the sign in button at the top of the page.
Step 2: You will then be asked to sign in to your Google account. Once you have signed in you will be directed to the Analytics site.
Step 3: There are three steps to starting up Google Analytics and these are shown on the page. Click the Sign Up button at the side of this page.
Step 4: The new account page will appear asking you to select either Website or Mobile app. Select Website and select Classic Analytics. (We can upgrade to Universal Analytics later)
Step 6: Once you are done with the previous page and your account is set up the Tracking Code page will appear. This is where you can install your tracking codes. At the top of the page a box will appear providing you with some additional information about your tracking code and data collection settings.
Your unique tracking ID will be shown further down this page. There will also be a box which shows the full code you can copy and paste this into WordPress on the pages that you want to track. If you are using WordPress and you want Google Analytics on all pages then paste the code just before the end of header </head> If you don’t use WordPress then Google will guide you through the other ways in which to track pages of your site. Usually it will just require you to copy and paste this code into the HTML of the pages you’d like to track.
Step 7: Your Google Analytics account is now set up and will start tracking data over the next 24 hours.