A nostalgic look back at 90s web design, and a warning to anyone whose website is an accidental anachronism.
Remember the days when every PC was beige, every website had a little Netscape icon on the homepage, Geocities and Tripod hosted just about every single personal homepage, and “Google” was just a funny-sounding word? Continue reading “90s Web Design: A Nostalgic Look Back”
Just about anyone with a computer and an internet connection can make a website. Creativity and purpose though, solely rests on the author’s shoulders. There are plenty of free web hosting services out there and you only have to look for one that suits your needs. Features like customizability, available space, uploading/downloading method and scripting are usually what sets these free hosting sites apart from one another. If you find these sites too limiting for you, paid web hosting sites are available and they do provide more advanced features like larger web spaces and a more intuitive interface for site management. The good support, bandwidth and uptime percentage absolutely makes the paid web hosting sites a favorite for people who are trying to create a website for their business. Continue reading “71 Webmaster Tools All For Free”
Content is really important for webmasters. Why? When people surf the web, they are looking for information. They aren’t looking for you specifically, unless you’re well-known. If they visit your site and don’t what they’re looking for, they will leave quickly. And they probably won’t return to your site. Well, they might stumble back onto your site, but not on purpose. Continue reading “10 Ways of Getting Content For Your Site Part 1”
This is not written by a professional lawyer or anyone close to one. It is written by a typically business owner of a successful web development company who has no law degree or the budget to hire a lawyer to write a web development contract. However, they are in need of a contract agreement that will assure a project will be well outlined for both the client and the developer as to what the expectations are of the entire project. Continue reading “10 Step Web Design and Development Contract Agreement”
Learn how to publish your novel, poetry, memoir, how-to book, children books.
1) The first thing you need is book publish software
>> Every day, more graphics professionals, publishers, and print service providers are discovering that Adobe InDesign is a leap forward in page layout software. Get more information on the benefits of switching from QuarkXPress and Adobe PageMaker, as well as resources to aid you in making a smooth transition to InDesign. Continue reading “10 step to publish your books”
According to the so-called experts, a decent conversion ratio is right around one percent. In other words, one out of every one hundred visitors to your website converts to a sale.
Personally, I think you should ignore what the experts say, and strive to achieve as high a conversion ratio as possible. You should never be satisfied. You should always be looking for ways to improve your conversion ratio. My website consistently converts anywhere from 3 to 5 percent, and often converts as high as ten percent! Continue reading “10 Secrets To Improving Your Websites Conversion Ratio”
One of the toughest challenges facing any designer is the web page. There are perhaps millions of pages in the World Wide Web all jostling for attention. The question that is foremost is how you as a designer can make a difference. Continue reading “10 Essential Tips For A Web Designer”
Last week we talked about how a bad website can do your business more harm than good. That column brought several emails asking what is the key to building an effective business website. I replied with the same answer I always give: building an effective business website is a simple matter of definition. Continue reading “8 Things You Must Know To Build A Great Website”
In order to master the art of web design, designers must follow the subsequent pointers:
1. Web designers are marketers per se. Web sites are all about advertising products, ideas and services. Thus, a web designer has to understand the mindset of marketers in order to create a design that sell. Continue reading “7 Pointers about Web Design”
Web site design to hook a customer is very like fishing. Try these seven tips to make money.
Step 1. Research.
What – you don’t think a fisherman starts with research? How does he know not to fish in the bathtub? How does he know not to fish for dorado in USA? How does he know that his favorite lemon meringue pie on a sardine hook won’t catch sharks? Continue reading “7 Fisherman’s Tips to Avoid Losing Money on Your Web Site Design”