How to add Great Content to Your Site

August 12th, 2013

A website owner must, above all else, have excellent content on the pages. With well written and interesting content, one can attract plenty of customers and enjoy a high conversion rate. Here are three ways in which a person can add great content to their site.

Research: When getting started, one should head to the websites of the competition. When reading up on the information, one can understand what works and what does not work. This is the perfect way for most people to get started.

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Learning HTML and CSS for Beginners

June 14th, 2013

Whether you are interested in breaking into the web design world to launch a personal blog or website or if you are thinking of learning HTML or CSS for business purposes, understanding how to properly code can help you to get ahead of potential competitors and job candidates.

Books

Reading books on HTML and CSS for beginners is a great way to get started in the coding world, especially if you do not have any prior experience of working with formatting and creating layouts for Read the rest of this entry »

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Find Inspiration for your Web Designs in Surprising Places

April 19th, 2013

Unless you’ve been in the shoes of someone who has actually had to design a website, you probably don’t quite realize how difficult it can be to figure out a design. A website needs to be able to be simple and concise, while still being able to have appealing style elements and have all of the important information displayed.

Not to mention all of the search engine optimization elements that need to be incorporated into all of this. Perhaps a little inspiration can at least get you moving in the right direction.

Take A Nature Walk

Nature is the single greatest form of inspiration for humans when it comes to the world of artistic design. In itself, nature is one great work of art that has thousands upon thousands of different style elements that make it so beautiful.

It doesn’t follow any single guideline and is wild and free, and is endlessly changing. Take it all in and see if you can’t find any inspiration for your new website.

Human Art

If nature didn’t seem to help any, perhaps you can try looking at artwork that has been designed by humans. Taking a trip to your local museum can help you find inspiration for your website, and will even be a nice break from all this thinking.

Humans seem to take interesting perspectives on different things, and this may pull some of your own perspective out of you for your website design.

Websites

It is perfectly acceptable to look at the way that other website designers have created their websites. While you can’t directly steal their ideas, you can use them as a springboard for creating your own. In fact, this method will more than likely prove to be the most helpful, and is one of the easiest.

While you should check your competition’s websites, take the time to look at completely irrelevant sites as well. It can be fun to type random topics into Google, and see what comes up. You never know when you’ll find a diamond among all the coal.

Talk About It

If you still can’t find a design for your website, perhaps you need an aid that isn’t visual. It can be helpful to talk to friends and family about your project and see what they think, after all, they may be part of the target audience you are shooting to appeal to.

Even if they don’t have any experience in website design, they are consumers nevertheless. They know what they will want to see displayed on a website, and what they will find annoying. If you have an artistic friend, you can even give them some inside information on your project and have them draw up how they would imagine the website looking. Never be afraid to seek outside help.

Draw Up Your Ideas

By getting your ideas on paper, it may help you actually see them without having to design the whole thing to decide if you like it or not. If you aren’t quite happy with the image in your head, you can make small changes to it and tweak it around a bit if you have it on paper. This could inspire some small ideas for your project.

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Key Elements in Designing a Web Page

March 25th, 2013

Before you even begin to design your web page, you’ll need to create a game plan. Start with your hosting solution. Make sure your web host has the capabilities to service all of the databases, programs and scripts that you will need to properly host and serve your website.

The next step is to create a basic layout and structure for the website. Design elements, such as navigational tools, logos, buttons and other interactive features, should also be blocked in at this time to ensure that everything is balanced and easily accessible Read the rest of this entry »

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Learning Strategies and Tutorials for Web Developers

June 29th, 2012

Here are some tips for making a website:

First, figure out the topic of your website and make sure you have adequate knowledge on this topic. If you pick a topic you are not familiar with be prepared to pay extra for someone who is. The visitors that come to your website may have high expectations.

Second, provide a support email where visitors can contact you. This communication could range from encountering a 404 error to suggestions on how to improve.

Third, if you are selling a product don’t put anything that might direct your visitors away such as Read the rest of this entry »

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The Fundamentals of Designing Web Pages

June 28th, 2012

Is is really that difficult to design a website so that it embodies proper aesthetics and function? Actually, it can be quite easy as long as you understand the proper fundamentals of website design.

Probably the most basic item to consider when you are designing a website is to make sure it avoids clutter. A cluttered website with too many images or content becomes very hard for a visitor to the site to figure out what the site is about.

The website should also present a very clear sitemap that allows any vistor to visit other areas of the Read the rest of this entry »

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How to Design Killer Web Applications

June 24th, 2012

The first thing to keep in mind for a good web application is the same with any invention. You have to find a feature that people need and make a product to fill that need. Take a look at other web applications on the market today. Whether it’s a stock ticker or a monitor for your online auctions or just an in-browser chat feature, these applications all share some common factors in their design. First, they are tiny. When you make a web app, you have to make sure it’s something that doesn’t bog down the computer’s Read the rest of this entry »

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Research the Newest Trends in Web Applications

June 22nd, 2012

Web design application begins with knowing and understanding the basics of web design. Knowing how to apply the right design principles will keep from having disasters happen and your key theme will be communicated well. More than one design principle is used at the same time so they can blend together well.

The alignment is what gives a sharper image on the design. Alignment of the elements will give a visual connection that is much easier to see and enjoy.Additional information can Read the rest of this entry »

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Top Ten Important Tools for Web Developers

June 21st, 2012

Web developers, for many years, have used different tools to make websites. The resources that are used today are growing because of the Internet. All web developers are not created equal. Every web developer has their own assortment of tricks, but there are some that make the top ten list in the web development world.

The top ten list for tools includes things like HTML and CCS editors. These are lifesavers for programmers on the go. Read the rest of this entry »

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