Transform your career – learn Google Analytics and become a “Creative Data Scientist” David LaFontaine has created a new series of videos for Pluralsight, aimed at teaching creative professionals to learn Google Analytics, and get over their fear of the spreadsheets, numbers, charts and graphs in web analytics. These are some of the topics covered […]
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.)
In Part 1 of this series, we took a look at tools that manage multiple social media accounts. Part 2 was about analytics that dive deep into the social streams and emerge with data that helps you understand what’s happening. These were top-level tools; this post is going to get a lot more granular, taking […]
When you redesign a website, you often have to change the URLs of some or all of the pages in the site. And when you do, you risk breaking links to your website, and confusing Google, which can hurt your page rankings in search engine results. Google recommends that if you change the URL of […]
It’s easier than ever to launch a new business today because there are so many services that can save you money. Here are a few that startups can use to grow faster by tapping into a team of designers, legal experts, and other reasonably-priced services. Design Services Canva Create your own designs with this remarkably […]
It’s increasingly important to make your website mobile friendly, but do you need an app, too?
The Art of Mobile Design
A mobile website looks great on small and large screens.
An App, or as the geeks say, a “Native App,” is an application that you have to download from iTunes or another store.
Why are traffic reports from Google Analytics different from Blogger, Adobe Feeds, and other services?
Hi Janine, Do you have any idea whats wrong with Google Analytics. Google Analytics shows me a ridiculously low number of page views including today’s post. Through Adobe Feeds alone, I have 140 clicks but Google Analytics shows me only 78 page views. For the same post, Blogger reports 560 views. Who should I believe? […]
There are many ways to improve SEO. These three search tips can help you make more informed decisions about your SEO efforts. 1. Search to see how many people link to you. This is a great way to find potential friends and allies you might not even know you have. To find inbound links […]
I just clicked the button to purchase your wonderful course on creativeLIVE. Wow… i love that place and learn so much. I missed getting to ask a question in the chat room and thought you might answer me by email. I have a WordPress website (blog) that was “created” by a person who did design at one […]
If you answer yes to 3 or more of these points, it’s definitely time to redesign your website or blog.
1. The growing mobile web audience has led to new approaches in web design. Today the best sites use a technique called Responsive Design to adjust the size and positioning of page elements to best fit small and large screen sizes. If you can’t read the text on your website when you view it on a mobile phone, or worse, you can’t even see it on a mobile phone, it’s definitely time to join the modern mobile world.