With all that we have discussed here concerning page elements, display options and languages, I wanted to get a word in on good design. Sure, you want your pages to look impressive and be eye pleasing, but you also want it to achieve a specific goal. That is what divides good design from bad design. … Continue reading Good Design vs. Bad Design. Are The Page Elements Responsible for Success?
If you have spent any time at all writing web pages, you know the frustration of writing and not being able to see what the page looks like. So you need to save once in a while, open your index file and view the results of your HTML. This takes time and if you are … Continue reading HTML Editors Save Time and Frustration
Another web page language is XHTML. The acronym stands for eXtensible Hyper Text Markup Language. In context, XHTML looks like standard HTML. The difference is that this language has more rules that MUST be followed to achieve the desired outcome. In that sense, XHTML is more exacting and a bit cleaner. A worthy note here … Continue reading XHTML – What It Is, Why You Should Use It and How it Differs From HTML
When your visitors get to your site, they want to be able to get to the information they want quick. The average web surfer stays on a page for approximately 7 or 8 seconds. During that time they are looking at how easily they can get around, or navigate your pages and information. Your navigation … Continue reading Effective Navigational Elements Increase Web Search Results
It was some time ago now, but many of you reading this right now may remember that at one time, there were no images or graphics of any kind on the internet. You connected to the web using a dial up modem and the pages you could access were text only, usually without any particular … Continue reading Images, Web Design and Search Engine Optimization
Have you ever come across a website with an annoying design? Then you must know that annoying web designs are a sure way to turn off return visits. If you are a web designer, then you are probably concerned with knowing what to avoid so as not to end up with an annoying web design. … Continue reading Fail: Annoying Website Design
At an all-hands meeting for the Yahoo product team following a round of layoffs yesterday that significantly impacted that group, EVP of Americas Ross Levinsohn and Chief Product Officer Blake Irving announced plans to “sunset” eight products and consolidate others. Products to be shut down include MyBlogLog, Yahoo Picks, AltaVista, Yahoo Bookmarks, Yahoo Buzz and … Continue reading Yahoo to shut down buzz, delicious, mybloglog, and others.
If you’re logged-in your webmaster account and don’t know what to do to improve your site, go write some content! Now really, one thing you can do and enjoy doing it is handle the site’s speed. There are 4 main advantages for having a site with high response: improved rankings, improved quality score for Adwords, … Continue reading 8 Easy to Implement Tweaks for Speeding Up Your Site Loading Time
If you plan on building a new site from scratch this article will give you a fluent action plan to follow so that your goals are meat entirely. So where do you start? The first step of every undertaking is to come up with a strategy of blueprint for what you want to achieve. Developing … Continue reading Planning Your Site Design Before Placing the Order with Your Web Design Company
Once you acknowledged that your business website needs a face lift or a thorough re-structuring, you might be inclined to rush in and hire the first web development company you stumble upon. However, before the correct estimates can be issued you need to have clearly identified and fixed some pre-designing details that will influence the … Continue reading 10 Points Checklist To Help You Plan Your Website Design Project