Websites Articles

Social Media Too Sweet For Websites
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There’s a reason why every single news article you read today, whether at the New York Times or on an individual blog, has one or more links to submit that article to a social media service – the publisher wants the massive traffic a Digg or a Reddit can deliver.

Who Needs Website Quality?
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Back in the days, to get into the search engines you only had to submit a site to them and it’d show up in the results (or you could just get listed in the Yahoo directory).

Madison AdFed Presentation and Resources

Well, I just finished delivering a presentation for the Madison, Wisconsin Advertising Federation.

Where Websites Are Concerned, Less Is More

I chanced to find a most staggering item on Karen Blakeman’s Blog entitled UK Government to Close Down Web Sites.

UK to Shut Down Most Government Websites

The British government has announced that it will close at least 551 websites in order to streamline as part of a plan to revamp its online presence. The decision is outlined in the Transformational Government Annual Report 2006, which was released earlier this week.

Structuring Your Website

Though you could read about the overall process of creating natural websites and integrating all aspects of web design, SEO, usability and accessibility in the process before, some more information about structuring your website may be useful as well.

Employment Site Traffic Has Ups and Downs

The first week of a new year, people want two things overall: a new body and a new job. Last week we found out that on New Year’s Day, visits to dieting websites spiked by 57 percent. By the end of the week it seems all that dieting is going toward a new suit as visits to job site jump by 31 percent.

Leveraging Statistics and Duping Mainstream Media

From large scale stat providers right down to the smallest detail it is easy to take a statistic out of context and draw false conclusions from it.

Google Customer Feedback Form for Ranking WebSites
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As I was doing my regular (track orders) reports I’ve clicked through a URL to see our company’s Order Thank you page (the one customers see when they hit SUBMIT at the end of their order process).

Politico Blending Old Media And New
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When President Bush gives his State of the Union address on January 23rd, a new political website anchored by a pair of veteran reporters will debut at ThePolitico.com.

Localized Websites and the html Tag

For a website that supports multiple languages, it is important to tell the client what the selected language is.

Top 20 U.S. Websites

The results are in! The names of the top 20 U.S. domains have been released, and you might have guessed the winner.

Do Ugly Sites Sell More?

I came across The Surprising Truth About Ugly Websites, an article pointing out the benefits of having an ugly website. Can it be true that ugly websites sell more than their attractive counterparts? I don’t think so.

Quality Niche Content Websites

Niche websites:

Success of Fast Loading Websites

I covered Marissa Mayer’s talk at the Web 2.0 Summit that focused on how Google has really learned the value of speed in their web applications. It seems as if there was much more said about this topic years back when everyone was on dialup modems.

Internet Now Serves 100 Million Websites

The World Wide Web was created as a mechanism for scientists to post text and images, and share them with colleagues. Keep that in mind the next time you visit sites with Flash navigation, embedded videos, sound clips that play when the site loads, and advertising on display.

Why AJAX Websites Taste Like Fast Food

If you have ever bought a hamburger and fries from an efficient fast-food outlet, you will easily understand the web development concept called ‘AJAX’ (Asynchronous JavaScript And XML)…

Why Award-Winning Websites are so Awful

Practical and functional websites rarely win prizes for design but they do win sales and make profits.

Building Database Enabled Websites

Moving from Simple Desktop applications with Microsoft Access , Paradox as the backend databases to the more robust SYBASE (db-library) , ORACLE , Microsoft SQL SERVER used in Client Server architecture with ODBC , OLEDB , TUXEDO frameworks we have moved to the Web based systems widely using Mysql , Microsoft SQL SERVER,ORACLE, POSTGRESQL databases as some of the backend supporters.

Design Simplicity for Business Websites

Search engines don’t care about web design. People do. While search engines will not index a website for its great layout, but for the content, people will forget the website that has nothing distinctive about it.

Create Member Based Websites with Wild Apricot

I’ve been finding some really great products lately (thanks to Emily Chang’s eHub) and Wild Apricot is one of them.