Posts Tagged ‘Web Design’

Website Scrolling

website scrolling

Surprisingly, I am getting pushback lately on designing websites that scroll. I thought that myth was dead but apparently it is not. If you are curious if a website should scroll, then end your curiosity now. It can… and it will. There. Done. No? Okay.. let’s keep going then. 1. Too many screen sizes. As…

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What Is Your Website Conversion?

What do your website visitors do when they come to your website? What do you do when, after clicking on your link from Google, they get to your site and stop? If Google is the person outside your website showing people to your door, then conversion marketing is the salesperson inside your site, ensuring that…

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Is Proper Web Coding Over-Rated

The importance of having good web coding is as important as having a solid building foundation. A building with poor foundation might look good and stand proud and tall now but when storms or earthquakes hit, will it withstand the beatings? It is true that some browsers will try to display them even if the…

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Apple User Agents

You can’t miss it! Apple is here to stay so web developers need to make sure that our sites look their best on these various mobile devices. I implemented a user agent script on a Sugar Land photographer’s website. He wanted to make sure that when you came to a mobile device (especially an iPhone)…

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Content Management Systems

Content Management Systems Here we are discussing the various types of content managements systems available to you. There are several others out there, but these four are the more popular ones with a pretty large public support.

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CMS Part I: Do you need a CMS?

First of all, what is a CMS, anyway? CMS stands for content management system. It is a system used to support the development, management, distribution and publishing of content on your website. But is it CMS suitable for your website? Like any system, CMS has its pros and cons. Let’s run them down before we…

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Speeding up Websites, Part 2

As promised in my previous post, I am including the code we use to cache our website. (I got this from a Google Group discussion.) Further explanation can be found from Google’s help page: https://code.google.com/speed/page-speed/docs/caching.html. Most web pages include resources that change infrequently, such as CSS files, image files, JavaScript files, and so on. These…

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Design Does Make A Difference

Another web design firm, Questus, polled 435 employed US residents over 18 and asked them what influenced their decision to buy from a website. What they found was their initial reaction to the site made a large impact. 43% agreed that a web site’s appearance will affect their decision-making on whether to trust or distrust…

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Ugly Websites Work

Okay, as a web designer it goes beyond my comprehension but sometimes ugly website actually work. If you take a look at eBay, it’s not a very pretty site, or, the most obvious like Amazon. They are not “pretty” sites. In fact, I would say they are too busy and unfocused but they are functional…

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As internet usage grows, does your website meet the needs?

It amazes me but it shouldn’t. The internet continues to grow by leaps and bounds and I don’t mean just by shear numbers. 73% of all American adults are on the internet now. (https://www.pewinternet.org). Many of these online adults are expressing how important it is for them to be connected. How the “internet has greatly…

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