Web Design Information
The Technical Stuff
including how to build a fantastic website, all the elements you need to consider and how to make it work with little or notechnical abilities.
Choosing a Hosting Service: A Checklist for Business Owners
For a website to appear on the Internet, you require a “server” that is usually provided by a web hosting company. Hosting companies are paid monthly, quarterly or yearly. Some companies come with guarantees, too. Recommendations from other business owners and web designers are excellent ways to find a good hosting service.
Hexadecimal Color Notation on the Web
When designing elements for your webpage, you will often be called upon to specify a color. For example, the code for a span shown below specifies that the color of the text within the span will be yellow.
404 Error Pages-What are they and how do you create one
We’ve all seen them, you’ve been browsing a website and you click a link and nothing loads apart from the words ‘404 Error’ along with the usual stuff.
Windows vs Linux : Hosting
The Basics of Linux & Windows :
How Does Your Website Measure Up
Does your website make a good first impression Is the navigation intuitive Is the content appropriate for your audience Youve had your website up and running for a while now but youve always had a nagging suspicion that your website is lacking effectiveness and you just cant put your finger on it. Youve dabbled with colors, added/removed images re-written the text but it still feels as if everything just isnt working together. Wouldnt it be nice if you had a way to sort things out Well now you do!
eCommerce, How much does it cost
Making profits with your existing website design or creating a new online store can be exciting, affordable and most of all; rewarding. Mmmm . . . thats what the last sales guy told me.
Are Web Templates Worth It
First off, I am a designer. Now youre thinking, heres this guy trying to convince me to hire a designer costing a few hundred to a few thousand dollars instead of buying a pre-made web template for about $60. Well, these days most companies dont have the money to invest in a costly web site and there are thousands of hungry web designers out there, plus now there are web template resources. These resources can equal great value and effectiveness for the customer as well as increased business for the web designer.
Integrating Advertising into Your Web Design
If you are going to be placing ads on your website, youll want to put some thought into how youll integrate them. Poor integration of ads into your website will cause visitors to click away fast. Successful integration of ads into your site can be highly profitable. Before I show you where to position ads, I want to mention a few important points about ads.
E-Commerce Is Back On The Fast Track
How much holiday shopping did you do on-line this year If you are reading this, then chances are good that you made at least one purchase on-line. Over 54% of all Americans did it . A much higher percentage >80% of Internet users did it.
Determine Your Popularity On The Web
"Mirror mirror on the wall, whos the fairest of them all" Im going to bet that its not you, um I mean, not your website. With all of the new websites popping up all over the place how do you know where you rank How popular is your site compared to the next one
If You Build It They Will Come - Not Without Web Marketing!
Im sure everybody has received an email from a company promising to get their website placed first on all the major search engines. Maybe some of you have even tried these services or may be thinking about it right now.
Basic Web Design Principles
CSS - Maximum Benefits
What is CSS
Web Hosting: Which Is The Host With The Most
So you want to publish a web site do you Welcome to the club. These days it seems that almost everyone has a web site of some kind, and thousands more continue to be launched every day. Its challenging enough to design a site and fill it with interesting content, but when all is said and done another challenge still remains - where to host it
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Beyond Web usability: Web credibility
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Developing State-enabled Applications With PHP
Marketing Your Web Site
Congratulations!Your Web Site is finished!Now whatYour first instinct is to submit to every search engine possible and leave it up to them to bring traffic to your site.Despite what you may have been told, it doesn’t happen quite that way.Yes, you will need to submit to the search engines, and they will eventually bring traffic your site.It will take anywhere from 3 – 6 months for a search engine to even get you listed.After that another year or so to make it to the top of the listings, that is, if you are extremely diligent in promoting to them monthly and following all the different rules for each search engine.
The Secret Benefit Of Accessibility Part 2: A Higher Search Engine Ranking
An additional benefit of website accessibility is an improved performance in search engines. The more accessible it is to search engines, the more accurately they can predict what the sites about, and the higher your site will appear in the rankings.
The Secret Benefit Of Accessibility Part 1: Increased Usability
Web accessibility has so many benefits that I really do wonder why such a large number of websites have such diabolically bad accessibility. One of the main benefits is increased usability, which according to usability guru, Jakob Nielson, can increase the sales/conversion rate of a website by 100% and traffic by 150%.
Do You Really Need A Website
Having a website is the one form of marketing your business that just keeps on giving! But how do you know if you need a website
Web Hosting: Shared or Dedicated - Which Should You Choose
Before you begin your search for a web host you should first determine whether you need shared web hosting or dedicated web hosting.
Writing Benefit-Driven Web Copy – 4 Steps to More Sales
Youve identified the benefits you offer your customers, but how do you turn a list of benefits into engaging web copy which converts visitors into customers
Are your SEO efforts going to waste
Search engine optimization SEO is a long and complicated process that can be highly rewarding if done correctly. SEO is not a waste of time, but can be if your site doesn’t appeal to visitors or function properly. Your potential customer will be turned off if your site lacks trustworthiness, an eye pleasing color scheme and easy to use navigation. Why lose visitors and possible sales because of a small design flaw or unappealing color scheme Those visitors could have resulted in sales if those small imperfections were fixed.
20 Tips for Creating a Customer-Friendly Web Site
What annoys an Internet user the most A quick unscientific survey of a local Internet café suggests the top three turn-offs are:Sites that are very slow to download;Ones that are confusing to use;Sites that do not contain the promised information;
Avoid Getting Ripped Off By A Hosting Company...
Chances are if you host multiple domains or websites you are spending too much money at your current hosting provider. Other hosting companies increase their profits by forcing you to create an additional hosting account every time you want to host a new domain or website. Let’s say you have five 5 websites and they each cost you $10.00 a month. It is obvious you are spending $50 a month to host those five 5 websites, but did you know that you are getting ripped off
Website Theft - Part 1 of 3 ~ What exactly is Copyright
Please note that some of the information included in this article has been quoted from various locations while other information is simply my personal opinion and you will probably feel my passion in my words.
What Hosting Companies Dont Tell You, Could Hurt You
Did you know that hosting companies overcrowd their servers despite all the issues caused by servers running hundreds of accounts Are you aware of what happens if your website is hosted on a server thats overcrowded Youre probably thinking to yourself, what do you mean overcrowd their servers Overcrowded servers mean big money for your hosting company, but also big problems for your website.
Customers Dont Always Connect Where They Live
Pop Quiz:You have an international website and you want to do business in Canada.But you want to make sure your website delivers top performance to your Canadian customers: speed, accessibility, as well as proper functioning of digital certificates, forms, password protections, shopping carts and more.In which of the following cities would want a website monitoring stationToronto, Canadas metropolisMontreal, Canadas second largest cityVancouver, Canadas third largest city.Ottawa, Canadas capital and fourth largest cityCalgary, Canadas fifth largest city.
If Content is King, then surely Relevance is Queen!
There has been a lot of to-ing and fro-ing in the search engine world of late and there are lots of conspiracy theories as to why these things happen.
Should You Renew With Your Current Host - Your Website In The Year 2005
Sometime during this year the chances are youre going to have to renew your hosting package. Can you be sure you’re still getting the best deal for your site
Get FREE copy of Fully-Working TierDeveloper Windows Edition
AlachiSoft TierDeveloper is an O/R mapping and code generation tool that simplifies the complexities of N-Tier Applications and lets you develop real-life applications in matter of days instead of months. TierDeveloper Windows Edition let you map middle-tier data objects against database tables and generate fully functional MTS COM/COM+ components using VB or C++ language. It helps you accelerate N-tier enterprise application development against MS SQL Server, Oracle and IBM DB2 database servers. It also generates an ASP Test Web Application to let you verify the functionality of the generated MTS components.
Search Engine Optimization and Web Site Usability
Build a Web site and the people will come.
what Do Your Site Statistics Mean, Anyway
What Do Your Site Statistics Mean, Anyway
How Video Can Be Used Effectively Online
A powerful way to convey your communication messages to your audience is to be able to have your promotional video available on your website.