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Making Good Websites that Stand Out


Websites, there?s literally billions of them out there in cyber-space. How many of them do you go to and just think this is boring, bland, or hard to use? It seems like too many to mention. So what makes a good website? I reckon it?s about interaction. You?ve got to make the visitor interested. You?ve got to grab their attention. Many sites use plenty of bright and shiny gimmicks to attract you, but once you make it through to the content of the site it?s just not worthy. A good site uses easy navigation, relevant content, and interactive media like comments and message boards. If you?re fortunate, whoever builds your site may even have a few tricks up their sleeves to make it really fun with sound, video, and other interactive fun stuff.

How To Create A Stunning Drop Capital Effect On Your Web Pages


Drop Capitals are frequently used in many newspapers, books and magazines in the offline world.  You will frequently see the large capital letter sinking down into the first paragraph of articles, stories and chapters in the majority of publications you come across.

Graphic Design Using Color


Color is everywhere and conveys a message even if we don?t realize it. While this message can vary by culture it pays to know what colors ?say? in your own corner of the universe, and even what color means to your target market.

The Monster Garage of eLearning


Sales Versus Customer Oriented Websites


Should Generating Revenue From A Website Be The Prime Motivator?

How To Set Up A Professional Website On Your Own Using Web Templates


To create professional websites is not an easy task by any means. There are many things that you got to take into consideration like easy navigation, strategic links, clean coding, professional layout, easy downloading, scanability, usability and so on. These are the elements that differentiate a professional website from a mediocre one. So in a way it?s not designing the website that counts but how the website is designed.

A Website Checklist


If you've just finished building your new website (or revamping your old one), how can you be sure it's "ready for prime time"? Or maybe your site's been around for awhile and you think it may be due for a makeover. Because Web technologies, techniques and standards change so rapidly, even a website that seems "cutting edge" when it's built can look obsolete a year later. Or maybe you started out with a barebones website and finally have the time and/or money to take it to the next level. If you'd to give your website the once over, here are ten aspects you should consider:

Ten Steps to a Winning Home Page


There's no doubt about it - the first page your site visitors see is the most important page of your website. If your home page isn't appealing, chances are the rest of your pages will never even be seen by your visitors. It helps to think of your home page as the "front door" to your online business. Will it invite people to come in and look around, or persuade them to take their dollars elsewhere? Here are ten tips for making your home page a winner:

Web Design for Dictators


No question about it, web design is an art.

Website Basics


The Basics

Building Your Website to Save You Money


Does your website make you any money? Does it SAVE you any money?Websites are more than just marketing tools, out there in Cyber-Land effortlessly promoting you and your products. While that's great, why not use that same website to save yourself some money?How? Well, while I don't know your particular situation, I can provide you with some thought-provoking ideas that you can take back to your web designer for more input.Reduce your support costs.It is often cheaper, easier, and more effective to support customers over the Internet than through more tradiditonal methods such as telephone and direct mail. Services such as instant messaging and Get1on1 (www.get1on1.com) provide immediate chat facilities to current and potential customers.Corporations can support their employees and business partners over their corporate intranets, keeping them informed and soliciting their feedback. Providing documentation for perusal saves time and reduces labor on your email server.Providing a map to your location can save your receptionist valuable minutes on the phone explaining turns and streets, freeing her up for more important tasks.Including a forum on your site can bring people of a common industry or interest together to discuss upcoming events, current problems, and other interesting ideas and thoughts. These forums can grow very large very quickly. And, in the meantime, your website traffic increases. Stick an ad on the forum and bring in more sales from people that you already know have expressed interest in your industry.Interested in reading more ways to increase your sales and save money?Visit http://techlh.com/why_web.htm and read our full storynow!

Ten Design Mistakes to Avoid


Avoid these mistakes and your site will be steps ahead of your competition.

Design Matters in our Visual Culture


FIRST IMPRESSIONS.

Do-It-Yourself or Hire a Professional Designer


Remember your vision for your company and the brand or statement you want to make when any of your current or potential customers come in contact with you. You have to impress them in all the ways you connect with them.

Long Copy Sales Letters on the Web: Hype or Not?


I have written before about long sales copy on the web. But I have more to say on the subject.

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Forbes

Is Web Design Dying?
Forbes
Web design is no such specialization - it's a more general term that's traditionally associated with building static websites, or dynamic websites built on top of an off-the-shelf content management system like WordPress or Drupal. But web applications ...



Business 2 Community

Web Design Trends to Watch in 2017 [Infographic]
Business 2 Community
Accessibility advocates once again emphasized the importance of creating mixed-ability website and app use scenarios. The popularity of flat design saw a sharp decline. What are the latest web design trends for 2017 and beyond? R-Style Lab weighs in.



SitePoint

10 Web Design & UX Trends for 2017 That Can Boost Conversions
SitePoint
A new year brings new opportunities. And for web designers, an opportunity and a challenge to employ the latest visual trends and user experience tactics. But as any web pro knows, web design must do more than look good, and UX is an essential part of ...



Huffington Post

7 Practical Tips When Vetting Your Web Design Agency
Huffington Post
Partnering with a web design firm is one of the most important decisions and investments that a business will make. In many cases, a visit to your website may be the first introduction that a customer has to your brand, and their entire perception of ...



Web Design Concepts For Small Businesses
HostReview.com (press release) (blog)
Managing small businesses is an important and an integral part of maintaining the economy. Small businesses primarily cater to the needs and the requirements of a smaller geographical area (commonly local area needs) and play a crucial role in ...

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Huffington Post

The SEO Implications Of Major Web Design & Development Decisions
Huffington Post
Every business leader will be faced with a major website overhaul at some point in life. It could come courtesy of significant updates to the content and user experience, in accordance with a company-wide rebranding effort, or because they have started ...



Brick City Live

Free eight-week web design course to be offered in Newark starting February 27th
Brick City Live
Instruction will run for eight weeks, will include sessions covering design thinking, prototyping, web design and marketing, and will wrap up with a final presentation of participant projects. NAN Techworld is a community hub for technology education ...



Pay What You Want to Learn How to Master Photoshop and Web Design
ScienceAlert
Have you ever wanted to learn Photoshop, web design or HTML but weren't sure where to start? Learning the basics doesn't have to be hard, expensive, or even make you leave your couch. The Pay What You Want: Learn to Web Design 2017 Bundle is here ...



PR Newswire (press release)

Clutch Announces Top Web Design and Web Development ...
PR Newswire (press release)
WASHINGTON, Feb. 21, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Clutch has updated research on the leading web design and web development companies in Canada.

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Picking Your Mobile Solution: Should You Build A Native App Or Stick With Responsive Web Design?
Forbes
It's the new dilemma facing companies looking to beef up their mobile presence: To build a native app or stick with responsive web design. I've stopped counting the number of times I've been asked this question in the decade I've been running a mobile ...


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