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Build a Web site and the people will come.
Ha! If it were only that easy! The Web is the one sales environment where the customer has total empowerment. They have all the resources (i.e., your competitors) just a mouse-click away. ... continue
Well, I bet many of you have been trying to find tools to help you in optimizing your website for search engines. So I thought I would throw together an article with a list of really useful tools (and of course ill give you a link to their websites so you can download them to!) ... continue
Everyone is using them now and if you’re planning on creating your own banner ad then there are some things that you should know. ... continue
There are plenty of web sites out there in which basic elements of design are ignored. The viewer may experience overkill and frustration, instead of gently receiving the message or information. ... continue
The Disability Discrimination Act says that websites must be made accessible to disabled people. So how can you check that your website is up to par? There are a number of basic tests you can make to address some of the main issues. Webcredible ( www.webcredible.co.uk ), a web accessibility and usability consultant, suggest a number of guidelines that provide a good start in increasing accessibility to your site visitors: ... continue
In my web surfing adventures, I've found a few site elements which make surfing easier and more enjoyable. There are no concrete, hard- and-fast rules to follow - these are just observations of some things which I virtually always look for in a site.
So without further ado, here is my list. ... continue
I've heard a lot of good comments regarding Macromedia's Dreamweaver site building tool.
Does anyone use Site Build It!?, It's a website building tool that includes hosting and allows you to research profitable keywords, run a search engine optimization test, build beautiful graphics, automatically and periodically submit each page individually to the search engines, and it handles everything for you. ... continue
Moving a website is not as difficult as you may think because it really is easy. There are few steps to follow carefully. ... continue
"Oh, my eyes, my eyes! What an eye sore. Quick, click away! Click away!"
Suddenly I wake up in a cold sweat. What happened. Oh, then I realize: it was just a nightmare. ... continue
1. Assemble a web site development plan that is integrated with your overall marketing processes; the content should be consistent with offline materials, the graphics/images don't have to be identical with traditional media, but should be consistent with your overall branding, style guide, usage of colors etc. ... continue
1. Loading time:
Are you building your website? If so, STOP! Take a look at what you have done so far. How many images do you have? How much text do you have?
If your website has more images than text then you could be in trouble. Ask yourself these two questions ... continue
They say "diamonds are a girl's best friend". Just like a flawless diamond in the making, a website demands significant attention to detail in order to stand up and deliver and captivate its target audience. ... continue
Asking another webmaster for a reciprocal link is standard practice on the Internet. Webmasters have been asking other webmasters for reciprocal links since the beginnings of the Internet. The very nature of the web is linking websites to one another. It is of even higher importance, now that AltaVista and others have changed their ranking algorithms. ... continue
The concept of web designing based on the nature and rapid growth of the Internet is nothing to boast of any more. This is because of the large number of web sites published to the Internet everyday, so as to showcase one’s presence and dominance on the World Wide Web. You may ask why this is so, well, the so simple answer is the rate at which technology is evolving. ... continue
There's been widespread speculation about the new legislation being introduced under the DDA (Disability Discrimination Act), which will ensure that websites are accessible to blind and disabled users. Try to find specific information about it on the Internet and chances are you'll come up empty handed. ... continue
The DRC (Disability Rights Commission) recently announced the results of their year-long investigation into the accessibility of 1000 websites. The DRC's report (www.drc-gb.org/publicationsandreports/2.pdf) concluded that most websites are highly inaccessible, with over 81% not even meeting basic standards of accessibility. ... continue
Building a professional reputation requires a campaign founded on your words: the positions you endorse, the motions you advocate, the accuracy of your vision. Writing for the Web can either establish your expert credibility or destroy it.
When your business requires powerful words online, follow these five rules for promoting the message that will serve you well in the digital world: ... continue
The first immutable law of effective navigation: It's gotta be readily available.
Visitors should not have to hunt for your navigation or wonder where to find it. If you've done your job right, it will be right there when they are ready for it. ... continue