Website design can be a difficult task. Many weeks can be spent planning, coding and fixing any errors that you may encounter along the way. The easiest way for small business owners to create websites is by using one of the following five website design programs:
WebEasy Professional is one of the most popular website design programs available today. This program is easy-to-use and comes as part of a package that includes hundreds of templates, shopping cart software and FTP assistance.I Continue reading ’5 Website Design Programs That Anyone Can Use’
26 Mar 2013 | 12:00 am | Uncategorized |
The way in which you design your website is crucial in generating traffic, maintaining an audience and earning credibility on the World Wide Web. The following lists of dos and don’ts will help you make sure your website looks presentable and creditable:
1. Don’t over-design your website. Take into account your audience. Remember, the people who are going to be visit through your website want it to be clear and easy to navigate.
2. Create funny, personal error pages. Believe it or not, it’s a lot less threatening to see “Oops” than “Error 504.” Additionally, put your email address on the error page so people know how to contact you if they are having trouble navigating your website.
3. Don’t make people scroll a lot. Design your site for 800 x 600 pixel monitors so people aren’t forced to scroll left and right. Additionally, don’t let pages get longer than three screens. One screen is optimal.
4. Seek out advertisers for your website. An ad for “Clear Internet Deals” on the top banner of your website will make it appear more professional. Use an “Advertise here” banner as a placeholder, put an “advertise” link on the menu bar or write a post welcoming advertisers.
5. Make sure you use Verdana, Arial, Courier or Times font. These fonts are practically universal on every computer. If you use other decorative fonts, it’s possible that your content will appear illegible on other computers.
18 Sep 2012 | 12:00 am | Uncategorized |
If you’re new to website development, or are looking for an easier way to manage your website’s content, using a content management system can help you get the job done. The majority of websites large and small on the web today are powered by a CMS, making it easier for the website owner to make updates to their site without the need to know HTML.
Deciding on which CMS to use for your new or existing website might seem tough, as there are so many systems out there and more being developed everyday. One of the most widely used Continue reading ‘Using a CMS Program to Develop a Stunning Website’
18 Jul 2012 | 12:00 am | Uncategorized |
There will always be a debate, on whether to use text, or image links, as it relates to monitizing web content. The short answer is; text links will always fair better than image links. Here are two great reasons why.
Users are conditioned to click on links, when they are searching for additional information on a related topic. Links are easy to follow, can often be color matched to the scheme of the website, and are often less intrusive than image ads.
Image advertisements are great for the aestics of your website, but in general, users are aware that they Continue reading ‘Are Text Links Superior to Image Links?’
4 Jul 2012 | 12:00 am | Uncategorized |
Let’s face it, things are changing and so our websites. The days of simple and easy are over, now days you need to have things that get people’s attention if you want them to stay on your site. That being said you can go too far the other extreme and make your site so flashy and busy that no one can focus. There has to be a happy medium.
Many changes that benefit site owners are small and little touches that add a sort of cool factor for the users. Things that make the biggest Continue reading ‘Rollover Images in CSS Simulate A Color Change Button’
21 Jun 2012 | 12:00 am | Uncategorized |
Hosting is something that many people are looking for these days but what kind of hosting is right for you. This is something that many people struggle to figure out. It is not as tough as you think, but you still must think it through very carefully. When it comes to hosting you have shared, dedicated, and free are the most common ones you will deal with in your online business. Today, let us look at these hosting plans Continue reading ‘What Kind of Hosting Is Right For You?’
9 Jun 2012 | 12:00 am | Uncategorized |
When most people think of SEO, they think of the content-centric side of it, the idea that all content needs to based around having the best SEO results. However, many people miss out on the design-centric aspect of SEO, that is every bit as important, and can actually even result in a better user experience as well because of the way that it inherently works.
The core idea at the center of SEO-centric design is that the entire website needs to “funnel” the search engine Continue reading ‘SEO: Not Just for Content, But For Design’
28 May 2012 | 12:00 am | Uncategorized |
With web design, one of the things that will make or break you is the color schemes. Some color schemes will attract users while others will send them running for the hills. Here are some color schemes that you should avoid.
1. Bright colors
Bright colors can really send people running away from your site. It gives off bad vibes in most cases. Especially if it is just a flat background color in which text is written on in another bright color. They can give headaches as well.
2. Closely Colored Background and Text
There has to Continue reading ’5 Color Schemes to Stay Away From When Designing’
25 May 2012 | 12:00 am | Uncategorized |
Many Internet Marketers realize the importance of social media in gaining traffic. A lot of webmasters use social networks, bookmarking site and video sharing sites in order to gain more traffic for their site. The reason why webmasters choose social media as one of the platforms for gaining traffic is that so many people use these sites. While it is common knowledge among Internet Marketers is that high rankings for popular keywords will increase the likelihood for your site to gain traffic, marketers also know that it is going to take a while for Continue reading ‘Linking a Website to Social Media Can Improve Traffic’
24 May 2012 | 12:00 am | Uncategorized |
Having a website isn’t as expensive as some might think. I you are willing to do the work yourself, setting up the actual website for the year may cost you less than $150. The only payments one would need to worry about is the annual registrar fees (for your domain name) and the hosting fees (the actual storage of where the website is located). A number of methods exist that will allow even the most novice of designers the ability to create robust websites. Many of Continue reading ‘Having A Website Doesn’t Have to be Expensive’
22 May 2012 | 12:00 am | Uncategorized |