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How to customize web templates on your own to create websites that work
Web templates are raw materials that need to be refurnished/edited to be published online. Editing web-templates could include content insertion, graphic insertion/modification, inserting company logo, changing styles, changing links, changing flash images etc.
Building Web Sites Using Web Templates
Gone are the days when you had to rely on a web-designer to design your websites. New technologies with innovative ideas have brought out a new variant to this trend in the form of ready to use website templates.
Are You Driving Away Potential Customers?
When a prospect lands on your website will he or she understand what you are presenting? Do your ordering/sign up instructions make sense? Can prospects easily find the information they are searching for? If you don't know the answers to these questions you may be driving away potential customers.
The Next Marketing Tool: Deisgn
Design sells. It's something that all of us know, but few of us consciously acknowledge. There is an age old adage that warns people not to "judge books by their cover." In other words, we shouldn't judge people or products by their appearance.
What Can Lots Of Content Do For Your Site?
Today there are so many web sites on the web, but so few of them have good content and there are even fewer web sites that have large amounts of content. Why is the web like this? For one most webmasters are trying to make a quick buck and others don't know where to begin or are too lazy to do the work
Web Templates: Replacing Designers?
I've seen articles (and websites) that suggest you can buy a website template and skip the expense of hiring a professional website designer. Recently, I read several testimonials from the very satisfied customers of a website template vendor that mentioned how quickly they were able to get their sites done.
Web Page building For Beginners
Page ranking by search engines such as Google are not only overrated but unusually explained by “experts” in the SEO field. SEO stands for search engine optimization and is needed to get your website.
Links and link building with Google
Google is the leading search engine, so having the right strategy for optimisation on Google is essential.
Use 'About Us' Page in Small Business Websites to Builds Trust
Your "About Us" page must not only introduce your company to your potential customers, but must do so in a way that it explains, beyond a shadow of a doubt, why they should trust you and your company.
Navigation is critical to a web sites success
Search engines index ALL pages of your web site, and other sites may link to any page. Thus, you MUST make sure that your users can navigate easily from anywhere to anywhere.
Use ALT tags on your graphics and Keyword listing to boost your Search Engine Ranking
The important thing to remember is that if you can get your site listed at the top of a search engine for as many keywords as you can, then you will get more hits, and that can translate into more money.
What is Common Gateway Interface (CGI)?
CGI means Common Gateway Interface. This is a method which is used to exchange data between the server (the hardware and software that actually allows you to get to your web site) and a web client (your browser). CGI is actually a set of standards where a program or script (a series of commands) can send data back to the web server where it can be processed.
What is Server Side Include (SSI) Pages?
A SSI, server side include page is dependent upon software on your server to call each of your include pages into the page when requested by a web browser. CHI, PHP and ASP are few of the videly used SSI technologies.
Google WebSearch & Google Adsense, Yahoo!!!
The makers of the world renowned search engine, Google, have taken things a step further to increase their user loyalty, grow their user base and at the same time reward websites for helping them promote their search engine. What a beautiful deal.
The Budget Webmasters 6 Step Guide To Improving Existing Rankings In Google
You get an occasional click from Google for a certain keyword. You go to find out why you aren't getting more clicks, and you find out that you're ranked in the 30's, 50's, or heaven forbid, the 300's. "Great", you think, "I finally get ranked for a good keyword and it's a worthless ranking".
Why Flashy Web Designs are Bad for Business
In the rush to join everyone else on the Internet, businesses have ignored vital steps in the process of getting their business on-line. They assumed that because everyone else had gimmicks such as a splash/intro page
Top 10 Webpage Mistakes
Web designing mistakes which caused the Internet Bubble Burst.
The Top Fifteen Mistakes of First Time Web Design
This paper addresses the top fifteen mistakes of first-time web designers.
5 Most Common Web Design Mistakes
Learn what not to do in web design by reading this free article written by Candice Pardue 5 Most Common Web Design Mistakes...
How To Make Money Online
Many people give up trying to make money online these days because they have been duped by all the quick rich schemes.
How to Make Effective Use of Web Fonts
Writing for your web site is not the same as offline writing. The fonts used for print media are different than web fonts.
Create a Simple, Effective PHP Form for Your Web Site
If you have been struggling to set up forms on your web site using cgi, then definitely read this article.
Improve Your Web Site Design with a Fancy Font
Have you ever tried to design your web site with a beautifully selected fancy font, only to realize that most folks don't have it installed on their computer.
What is Favicon - the Icon in General
If you view a site through Internet Explorer, you see an e superimposed over a blank white paper sheet. The icon also shows up when you press CTRL+D to save the link in your Favorites folder..
Does A Question Mark In Your URL Affect Ranking?
Long ago, it was the SEO consensus that dynamic URLs (those with a question mark in them) weren't indexed by the major search engines.
How to create Print-Friendly Pages
At some time or other we have all wanted to print a web page we are viewing. This usually means printing a lot of stuff we don't need or want
Syndicate Your Headlines Using RSS
RSS is quickly becoming the standard choice for delivering syndicated web content. Have you ever wondered how some of the large content sites deliver their headlines?
ADD WOW! TO CREATE A BUZZ, ONLINE!
Why is any web site special? Is it special because the site is unique? Is it because the site loads quickly, has fresh content, and is easy to use?
Selecting a Quality Web Hosting Company
If you're serious about your business and you have a sincere desire to succeed, having your own domain name is a must. It's not a luxury; it's a necessity.
35 Deadly Website Sins That will Kill Your Business!
After reviewing thousands of web sites over the years, I have come to the conclusion that many business web sites are missing the boat.
Using Tables to Format Your Web Page
Designing a professional looking web site involves much more than simply displaying text between your body tags. In order to organize your page, you must use tables.
Increase Your Traffic by Recovering Your Lost Visitors
If you spend any time surfing the Internet, you've probably encountered a few error messages. Error messages have numerous causes, such as misspellings, outdated links or internal server errors.
Is Your Web Site Spider-Friendly?
Search engine optimization starts when you conceptualize your Web site. If you develop your site with SEO in mind, your customers have a better shot at finding the site-and buying the products on it.
The complex art of Web design
Professional products are no substitute for expertise when it comes to Web design.
Designing your Own Website
I would like to learn how to design and create my own Website. I already have good computer skills and think Web design knowledge will make me more appealing in the job market. Can you recommend any books on HTML and Java?
Designing Web Graphics
As a freelance graphic designer for such clients as the Freedom Forum and The Washington Times magazine Insight on the News, Cara Erinle loved creating colorful, splashy special invitations, designs and visual aids for presentations.
How to present and sell products online - 9 tips for Web catalog creative
For as many advantages as the Internet has provided print catalogers--a new sales channel, a customer acquisition vehicle, a method of delivering information--e-commerce also brings a number of new challenges.
Win business with Web content - Industry Trend or Event - Tutorial
In the rush to get online many firms pay little attention to what they actually put on their pages, but the wise know that content management offers competitive advantage.
Think Global For Corporate Website
Despite the fact that the Internet is a global medium, most companies are still thinking locally when creating sites.
What Is a Webmaster?
Good question, and there are lots of answers! By definition, a "Webmaster" is the administrator of a website. Let's look at what he or she must do..
How to Succeed in the Design Website Business
Eric Ludlum and I began Core77.com as a student project. The web was brand-new. Designing websites was an unheard-of occupation. Netscape had not gone public, and we listed yahoo! as one of our "cool linx."
Driving traffic to your Web site - Web Technology in Focus
One of the best self-promotional tools for a hospital or healthcare center can be its Web site. It is the most cost-effective way to get unfiltered information out to the public. Of course, to really be effective, the hospital has to get people to visit its site!
Web Still Rules
I know I am probably a little late to the game, but I am interested in launching a Website for my company.
Website Design with the user in mind
What makes one Web page easier to use than another? Graphical design, layout, and actual content are the prime components, but one often overlooked area is usability.
How can I target a Web site to a low-tech audience?
I would like to start a Web site where hairstylists display pictures of their work for the public to view prior to an appointment. I would run the Web site as a magazine with articles, giveaways and freebies. How can I attract stylists to participate in this concept?
Net The World - designing web sites for global markets
International Web users want to buy from your site-make it easy on 'em.
If you've tested the global e-commerce waters and received a lukewarm response, the problem may not be your product, but your Web site.
SEO Best Practices for Web Site Design
Most designers and webmasters know the importance of building a site that will attract search-engine traffic, but not all of them are proficient in search engine optimization (SEO) techniques.
All About Title Tags
The title tag is one of the most important factors in achieving high search engine rankings. A title tag is essentially an HTML code snippet that creates the words that appear in the top bar of your Web browser.
How to Publish a "Blog" - and Why You Should
It's very easy to publish a Blog these days and today I'm going to show you how in a few easy steps. Don't worry - all the sites, services and tools involved are free.
Two Good Uses for XML
XML standards are still elusive but there are two areas where XML can make a valuable contribution to your data integration challenges, writes CIO Update guest columnist Mike Champion, a senior technologist at Software AG.
Site Design Tips That Improve Sales
The better the design, the better your chances of making the sale. Research has long shown that the leading factor in persuading shoppers to buy from an e-commerce Web site is ease of navigation
Getting the Most from Content Management
Investing in content management is a valuable undertaking, but without creating a taxonomy as part of the process, companies could find themselves saddled with a next-to-useless solution, writes CIO Update guest columnist Sam Goldman.
Web site design 101: keep the site organized
Web sites are, almost without exception, a complete and utter mess. Sure, they look and sound pretty enough, with their Flash animations, database-driven personalization and graphical and aural bells and whistles, but they fail miserably at providing up-to-date, useful, easily found and consumed information.
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