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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.

European Expansion for MySpace

MySpace.com, the online social network, is often a topic I include in presentations and workshops about social media and social computing.

How Bad Guys Hack into Websites Using SQL Injection
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SQL Injection is one of the most common security vulnerabilities on the web. Here I’ll try to explain in detail these kinds of vulnerabilities with examples of bugs in PHP and possible solutions.

Multiple-Languages Websites and SEO
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Over in our WebProWorld forum an interesting search engine optimization question has been posed …

Could the New Google Spider be Causing Issues with Websites?
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Around the time Google announced “Big Daddy,” there was a new Googlebot roaming the web. Since then I’ve heard stories from clients of websites and servers going down and previously unindexed content getting indexed.

Gaming Sites, Great; PR Sites, No

Public relations, an industry of professional communicators, not only scored at the bottom of all categories in the “Internet Standards Assessment Report,” but also apparently could not copywrite an effective flu shot campaign during an epidemic.