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. […]
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.)
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 […]
Dreamweaver vs WordPress
You might be surprised how many people are confused about the difference between a website and a blog, and how complicated it is to answer the question about which one is better…
Essentially, a blog (short for web log) is just a special kind of web site. Blogs are designed to make it easy for anyone to post text and images to the Internet (even if you don’t know HTML, the language of web design).
Domain registration and hosting are two separate services. Many companies offer both, but they are completely different services. Here’s a metaphor that may help you understand the difference (it confuses a lot of people): Think of a hosting company like an apartment you rent, a place where your web site can live. Think of the […]
Want to know what your visitors really think? What do they want to learn more about? Ask them. Online surveys are a great to way to gauge the experience of your audience and to invite reviews. You can also use online surveys as planning tools to poll your audience about how and where they might […]
Have you ever wondered how some sites add those little custom graphics to the very top of the browser in the address bar next to the URL? Google adds a capital G, Adobe adds their A logo, we include the swoosh from our logo, and you can add any image to your site, too. Creating […]