Ever notice how many websites and blogs have a copyright message at the bottom of the page that is still set to last year — or worse, several years ago? Here’s a quick easy trick to make sure that never happens to you. In the copyright field, instead of entering a date, like 2013, enter [...]
Discover the many ways to create a website
Before you start building a website or blog consider your options
When I first started designing web pages, it was relatively easy — and vanilla boring.
More than ten years and a dozen books later, web design is much more complex today, and a lot more exciting. (Learn how to create a website)
SEO: 13 Tips to Make Your Website More Search Engine Friendly
Improve your results in Google
The best way to make your site search engine friendly is to design your site so that it’s easy for search engines to ‘read’ your pages.
That means doing things like adding alternative text behind your images and using the Meta description tag. In this tutorial, you’ll find a few Search Engine Optimization (SEO) tips and discover the features in Dreamweaver that will best serve your SEO efforts. (Learn more about SEO.)
Review: What’s the Best Way to Add a Shopping Cart to a Website?
Compare Ecommerce Options
At the low end, you can add a simple shopping cart to your website quickly — and with no upfront costs — if you use Google Checkout or PayPal.
At the high end, you can spend tens of thousands of dollars to set up an ecommerce program like Magento with a fully integrated inventory and sophisticated tracking systems and analytics. (Learn more about ecommerce options.)
Many web designers are calling 2013 The Year of Responsive Design. Responsive web design is increasingly popular because the biggest challenge of web design today is that your pages are as likely to be projected on a giant computer monitor as on a tiny cell phone screen. With responsive design, you create one web page [...]
So you’ve decided to design your website or blog using WordPress, the super popular open-source content management system (CMS), but now you have to answer the next question. Should you set up your site at WordPress.com, which makes everything super easy, but with some limitations and advertising (unless you pay to avoid their ads). Or, [...]
The speed of your Internet connection may be misleading you about your website performance If you remember the days when you had to dial into the internet using a modem, and the beeps and crackling sounds that indicated you’d established an Internet connection, then you should also remember how unbearably slow it was back then. [...]
Designing for Multiple Screens: Responsive vs Adaptive (View Janine’s PowerPoint Presentation on Slideshare)
This is a short presentation on trends in web and mobile design, including a comparison of Adaptive and Responsive design strategies. Subscribe to Janine Warner’s SlideShare Account Learn More about Responsive and Adaptive Design in these articles Creating Responsive Web Designs How to create responsive web designs with the new Fluid Grid Layouts in Adobe Dreamweaver [...]
In the rush to get a new site online, or to keep your current site up to date, it’s easy to forget little details, such as the 404 Page — the page is what your visitors see when they follow a broken link, type in a bad URL, or otherwise try to open a page [...]
How to use this journalist’s insider trick to optimize your website The first thing that good reporters are taught in journalism school is that it is absolutely essential to prioritize and organize the information that you are about to impart to your audience. Generations of reporters have learned how to use a simple mental visual [...]
Search the web and you’ll find a growing list of jobs for content strategists, but what do they actually do? Content strategy is really just the latest term for something many of us have been doing for a long time – planning, managing, and developing all of the text images, videos, and other content that [...]
Like most things on the web, there’s no simple solution that works for everyone when it comes to reaching an audience on the mobile phones and tablets, but in this short article, you’ll get an overview of the options and where to start. The first thing to consider is whether you should create an App [...]