Custom Website Design - 7 Steps to a More Professional Website
If you are trying to sell a product or service on your website, then it is important to make your site as professional as possible. You might think designing that your own website to look like a professional did so is a rather difficult proposition, however there are many tools online that will help you achieve professional looking design.
Step #1 URL
First of all, you want to come up with a URL that is professional. This means nothing long, difficult to spell or pronounce, or vulgar. What you want is a short and easy to remember URL that has something to do with your website and one that people will be able to share easily with others through word of mouth....
Some File Naming Tricks for Your Online Home Based Business Web Pages
Conventional Wisdom states you should use Sub-Directories to organize your web Pages. Unfortunately the Page Indexing Tools Penalize your Page Rankings when you Do this, Many of the Page Ranking Algorithms in use today deem that pages closed to your Root are of a Higher Value then pages that are further away from your root. If you have 2 Web Pages with the Exact same content (web1.html and web2.html) http://yourdomain. com/web1.html and http://yourdomain. com/articles/training/web2.html
All things being equal Web1 will have a higher ranking then Web2....
Make Artistic Graphic Designs
Are you a student of graphic design? If you have taken time in extra reviews and put "graphic design" and "drawing" into any search engines, you'll get almost the same result = descriptions of graphic design programs at many design schools. Baffled? Well, it's like this: As a student interested in graphic design, you have to take drawing and not actually a degree in fine art.
The truth is, you don't need to be able to draw sensationally, but your skills as a graphic designer would edge out if you have drawing abilities....
Cascading Style Sheets for Better Web Design
In cascading style sheets you can specify how your web pages will be presented on the screen by simply predefining page elements such as fonts, headers and links.
There are two main benefits to using css sheets in a separate file:
1. more flexibility; only one (1) file to update
2. less HTML coding and easy replacement of deprecated HTML. I'll explain more of this below.
First, let me tell you I am NOT a cascading style sheet professional. I just use it.
If you want to become one, there are great css resources and tutorials out there....
Creating A Quality Web Site Design!
In this article, I will attempt to cover the basics of creating a great quality web design template for your site. Now it's a known fact that the layout or "eye candy" as I put it will determine whether your visitors will stay more than 15 seconds or they will just become another statistic.
That's right, if you don't catch your visitors attention right away, statistics shows us that your visitors will come and go within 15 seconds or less.
That doesn't leave you with a lot of time to grab someone's attention!...
Do You Own Your Web Site Design?
Your web site has been up for a few months and you are making money hand over foot. While surfing sites one evening, you are shocked to find a competitor using your design. You find out your designer sold them the same design. They must be breaking the law, right? It all depends on whether you own the copyright to your web site design. Many site owners are shocked to find out they do not.
What is Copyright?
Copyright is a method of protection for authors of original works such as literature, computer programs, music, artistic pieces and photographic images....
How To Shop for a Web Design Firm?
While few companies can boast as we do that our first ten clients are still with us today, many companies often change Web design firms to get a new perspective on how their Web presence could look and perform. The following paragraphs serve as a Buyer's Guide to use when shopping for a new Web design company.
First, determine what exactly you're shopping for. Is your Web site down a lot? Do you frequently have email problems? This may or may not be your Web site designer's problem. Many design firms outsource their Web site hosting operations and if that's the case, you may just need a new Web host....
My Top Ten List Of Extremely Annoying Web Page Design Elements!
Easy navigation and usability are one of the most important aspects of creating a "user friendly" website. However, there are still a "plethora" of web-sites out there that are, to be politically correct, "functionally challenged." Does your website keep people captivated, or does it send them fleeing as soon as they get to the first page? Do you offend your visitors by employing these ten web design faux pau's?
1) Music, or any voice recording that automatically playswhen you enter a site, without giving me the option of turningit off....
Congratulations! You've Gotten Visitors To Your Site! Now, Can They Find What Theyre Looking For?
As search engine marketers, we spend an enormous amount of time trying to get targeted traffic to our site. But, once those visitors get to our site, can they find what they're looking for? If not, guess what? We've lost a customer.
Think about it this way. How many times have you found a site through a major search engine or directory, only to visit the site and not be able to find what you're looking for anywhere on the site? What do you do next? You go back to the search engine and click on the next site....
Copy Editing: 10 Powerful, Mind Blowing Secrets For Writing A High-Impact Ad
No matter what product or service you're promoting, unless you are able to write and use a highlypersuasive Ad, you may not generate a lot of trafficsand sales.
Writing a high impact Ad that will deliver truckloads of sales requires some skill and practice.
Below are a few professional copy editing secretsto help you improve:
1. Publish a picture of yourself in your ad. This willshow people that you're not hiding behind your website and you're not afraid to backup your product.
2. List how many famous or respected people havepurchased your product in your ad....
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