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Register.com announced today the general availability of Build-It-For-Me, a professional Web design service specifically targeted towards small business owners looking for a hassle-free, affordable package that includes exemplary customer service and support.
John Donovan, a 24-year veteran of American and Asian technical journalism, takes the magazine’s helm.
The state of Kansas is preparing to debate Darwin’s theory of evolution and a current variant on creationism called intelligent design. When Darwin cruised on the Beagle all those years ago, one wonders if he foresaw such controversy lasting so many years. Things really came to a head though during the Scopes Monkey Trial.
Many businesses, both large and small, use Google Adwords to advertise on the internet.
With all the shuffling that’s been seen in the search engine world within the last year, the issue of obvious optimizing has become a hot button.
In a recent usability test, I once again witnessed something I’ve seen a hundred times before: a frustrated user claiming he knows exactly what is wrong with the interface he was fighting with. What was his suggestion? “These guys need to make this thing a lot more intuitive. The problem is that this program isn’t intuitive enough. It needs to be more intuitive!”
Tone and Texture
This specifically applies to drawings more than photography, but tone and texture are very important. Tone refers to shading of light and dark on an object and texture is the visual and tactile surface characteristics of an object.
Uniquely built web sites can create unique issues when being promoted on the search engines. From a basic 3 page brochure site to a corporate site with hundreds of dynamically generated pages, every web site needs to have certain design aspects in order to achieve the full effects of an SEO campaign. Below are a few points to take into consideration when building or updating your web site.
I got another one of those calls the other day…Can you make me a brochure?” Many business owners have been sold on the notion that they need a tri-fold brochure or they are not in business. Forget it…everybody’s got one and no one uses it.
By following feng shui guidelines and techniques, you can build and design a business website that is not only visually attractive but also attractive to wealth and prosperity.
First impressions often leave lasting impressions. Impressions also result in people’s perceptions. There goes that age-old debate — “Perception versus Reality.” I say that perception is someone’s impression of reality. And sometimes… no matter what is reality, you just can’t change people’s perception of a situation or thing.
Since their successful application to GAWDS (Guild of Accessible Web Designers) in May 2004, Bournemouth based Southbourne Internet (SONET) showcase managed accessible web site design and development, offering website management programs and accessibility through client-managed web systems with maximised market penetration.
We all know that these days every one can design a website but the question remains how to design eye catching website . I have read many books ,articles and tutorials about web design and have realized that every web designer has his own way of designing websites.
What else than content maintenance functionality should the content editor interface provide to ensure overall site effectiveness?
IBM, in collaboration with Intel, has made available the design specifications for the IBM eServer BladeCenter platform. The specifications allow hardware vendors to more easily create BladeCenter-compatible products and participate in the rapidly growing blade server market segment.
What’s it like to be the only show focused exclusively on networking system design? It’s like being on top of the world.
In many industries, image is one of the last things business owner looks at. If business is not booming, they assume there is something wrong with the sales method, as opposed to the image. “If we just sent out a few thousand more fliers” they say, “we will get some more clients”. When in reality, they should be looking at how the message they’re sending to their target market is perceived in the first place. Here are a few pointers to look at:
The Take Away
Brands which are credibility-based sell products and services. They also have brand value, or ROI. The key is a Credibility Based Logo Designsm as the cornerstone of an integrated brand promotion system. The result is marketing communication which is planned to add credibility to the brand image. This is long term credibility-based integrated brand promotion. Credibility branding is a prudent investment for better selling and as an accrued financial return on marketing expenditure. Remember this: Credibility branding sells and has value.
Wether you design your business brochures, flyers, web page, or ads there are some things that you need to know. There are some basic graphic design principles that those of us trained in the commercial art/graphic design field don’t always share. Here’s a short list of elements of graphic design that you can use today.
How to reduce development costs for individual brand Web sites while ensuring corporate Web strategy?
Are you serious about getting this website done fast and clear and you want it to make money? Then you will absolutely need some good web design agency to build the website of your dream and that it the aim, right?
We’ve all seen them. Poorly designed web sites that make you cringe as soon as they load. But how do you keep your website from becoming, well, ugh. You could hire a professional web designer, and that’s expensive, or maybe you already hired a professional, or someone who claims to be professional, and you don’t like what they’re doing with your site. It all comes down to the K.I.S.S. principle; keep it simple stupid. And you’re probably asking well what does this really mean for web design.
If your website tries to be all things to all people, it will fail. It’s very easy on the Web to try to do too much. You need to relentlessly focus on what most of your readers do most of the time. Don’t let anything else get in the way.
Whenever singer John Mayer sings his romantic song, “Your Body is a Wonderland”, I can’t help but think of web sites and usability. As a usability consultant, I see the devotion to his lover, and the time he spent uncovering every detail of her being, as the way most web site designers think we approach their web sites. When the lyrics arrive at “Take all your big plans; And break ’em; This is bound to be a while”, I start giggling. It makes me think of Amazon.com. I’ll explain why.
In the never ending search engine promotion battle, one of the most frequent questions asked by site owners is “why isn’t my site listed”? When web pages don’t magically appear in the Top 10 rankings of the major search engines, it’s usually Google & Co. who are blamed. Trouble is, the actual process of submitting sites is just one part of the web marketing equation, and the responsibility for generating traffic lies at the feet of the site owner, not the search engines.
Google has always celebrated popular holidays by altering their logo’s design to include something topical about the holiday that is being celebrated. Today is May 5, 2004, otherwise known as Cinco de Mayo, and Google’s logo is noticeably missing any decoration to celebrate the Mexican holiday.
1) Don’t just hire a good designer. Hire someone who has had plenty of experience designing business collateral. Your designer needs to ask you the right questions about the project. And he/ she needs to be able to turn the design round reasonably fast too.
Let’s discuss an important point about online content/text versus print. People read text off a computer screen at about 1/4th the speed that they do paper. This important fact tells us that we should keep what we want to say on the web short and sweet. If some of my articles have been too long, I apologize for my flapping mouth and keyboard!
If you’re in the market for a new website, one of the first things you’ll need to do is hire a web designer. As in any field, there are good web designer and bad web designers, and it’s important to know how to determine which is which. Here are 5 tips to get you started:
In Branding Your Business Part I, we began discussing how to most effectively brand your company. In Part II, we will continue by adding more crucial areas where you should implement your new brand. Considering its pervasive nature and obvious importance, let’s start with content development and copy writing.
The essence of a website is self-service. There are three core things that self-service needs to get right: convenience, speed, and price. Convenience means task achievement with minimum effort. Speed means that you get in and out of a website as quickly as possible. People are cheap on the Web.
When you begin your search for the right design or media house, start out by knowing what you want and like. If you visit the web site of a design firm and all of their projects look the same plus it’s a look you don’t like, chances are they’re not a good match for you! Even if you like their look, do you really want a web site or Ad that is less memorable and doesn’t stand out because it looks exactly like any number of others?
In the big, wide online world there are millions of websites and billions of webpages. In the increasing sprawl of this virtual jungle there must be an evolution. Some of these webpages must grow stronger and thrive whilst others will weaken and die.
Within most corporations, taking ownership of an intranet is an unglamorous, exhausting, and thankless job for a new intranet manager. Many corporate intranets lack thoughtful, focused, and disciplined design and are often extremely large and unwieldy. Fixing these intranets can seem an impossible and futile task.
If you intend to create a business website, you should keep the requirements of your website visitors in mind. This is to ensure that your website visitors enjoy visiting your website and stay longer. The longer they stay, the higher the chances that they would buy something or perform some other desirable activity.
Have you ever found yourself working with a client-supplied design for an interface or a design from their print/marketing company? Most companies do not realize the value of a properly designed website and will not always make the right choice in selecting the website designer. The next time you find yourself in this situation, remind them of some of the points outlined below.
Flash is a powerful web technology that achieves a high level of visual impact from the graphical point of view. Unfortunately, it is widely misused in web design. There are still many problems with Flash, especially related to usability and search engine behaviour; we need to thoroughly understand what those problems are before we decide to use Flash for our site.
In part 2 of this 4 part article on information security, the CISP policy (Cardholder Information Security Policy) being mandated by financial acquiring networks was covered. These mandates were mainly about protecting the credit cardholder and the acquiring merchant bank from having vital information fall into the wrong hands.
The effective design is this one, which is maximum simplified, conformable to your users because they are your main purpose. This one, simply and clearly announcing what is your website about. This one, quickly offering the users exactly what they are expecting to see on your pages without being troubled with insignificant information. The big mistake made by lots of web designers is to project their activities from their own point of view, without thinking about user.
Have you ever visited a Web site that looked, well strange? Something about it just wasn’t right. The design was well done but it just didn’t seem to fit the screen. It happens quite a bit. The cause is lack of attention on the designer’s part.
Designing a Web site can be a time consuming and often complicated task. Even if you have a general idea or a vision for your site, there are many details that will need your attention before the project is completed. How in the world do you keep up with it all?
It would appear that many business owners just aren’t getting it when it comes to Web design. It has been proven over and over again that Web surfers prefer certain things when visiting sites. The list below is short, sweet and to-the-point. It will help to guide you as you design, or redesign, your site for maximum effectiveness.
This article focuses on another important network model, the Cisco hierarchical network design model. Very different that the OSI model, this model is used as the basis for designing Cisco networks for security and performance. The article provides an overview of the roles and responsibilities of each of the model’s 3 layers.
Many reasons exist as to why your site is not indexed in a particular search engine. I will discuss a few of the reasons why your site is not indexed. The majority of the reasons focus upon design techniques.
Advertising agencies tend to design awful websites because they are obsessed with getting attention. When people come to your website, you have already got their attention. They want to do something. They want detail. They want facts. The thing they value most is their time. So don’t waste it.