• 404 Error - The Page Cannot be Found

     
    A "404 Error" happens when the web server you are on cannot find the page that you requested. This type of error is quite common and is seen all over the place. 404 Errors can be caused by many different problems, though generally they are caused by either dead links, or errors in the websites coding. Dead links often occur when a webmaster puts external links on his website, then the website he is referring to changes, moves, or no longer exists. Coding errors on the other hand can happen all over the place!...
     

    Some Useful Common Site Ideas

     
    In my web surfing adventures, I've found a few site elements which make surfing easier and more enjoyable. There are no concrete, hard - and-fast rules to follow - these are just observations of some things which I virtually always look for in a site. So without further ado, here is my list. I often look for a way to contact the webmaster. I may want to tell him something about his site (privately), propose a link exchange or just drop him a line. I feel an email link or a link to a form is something to expect to find on every single page....
     

    Your Website Could be Letting You Down

     
    A professionally presented business website is a powerful and essential marketing tool: it's the first thing prospective customers will look at before they decide to contact you. If the copy on your website is not written to an acceptable standard, it may be losing you customers. It's not enough just to have amazing graphics and imagery: you need the words to make it complete. Is the spelling correct? Are punctuation marks in place? Does the copy make sense? These are questions that website designers should be asking themselves before they upload a new site....
     

    You Too Can Have an Amazing Website

     
    It is a well-known fact that a successful business depends greatly on how it is marketed. With an ever increasing dependence on the web, the use of a professional website is not only a necessity, but a priority. Although it is a common thought that only large businesses can have top-notch websites, with the tools available today what seemed impractical can now be a reality. Best of all, designing an extraordinary website can be done without hiring expensive web developers to create your site from scratch....
     

    8 Tips for Designing a Great Website

     
    Square buttons, round buttons, flashy buttons ? will they match my shoes, my handbag or my tie? Are you stuck in a maze of buttons, headings, bullets, sub-headings and colour schemes? STOP!!!! Take a deep breath and read some practical tips for professional looking websites. 1. Select a colour scheme and stick to it. If your company has a logo or preferred colours on its stationery that's a good start. For those of you starting from scratch, choose two or three complementary colours and stick with them - don't change colours on every page....
     

    Integrating Advertising into Your Web Design

     
    If you are going to be placing ads on your website, you'll want to put some thought into how you'll integrate them. Poor integration of ads into your website will cause visitors to click away fast. Successful integration of ads into your site can be highly profitable. Before I show you where to position ads, I want to mention a few important points about ads. 1. Ratio of ads to content How many ads should you place on your website? There is an optimum ratio of ads to content. If your website has too high a proportion of advertising relative to content, the traffic on your website will suffer and you will lose money....
     

    Web Design for Ecommerce

     
    Your website is your tool for showing the online community an image of your Drop Ship retail business. Whether or not your business succeeds depends heavily on your website. If your website design is user-friendly, more visitors will purchase your products or subscribe to your newsletter. This will ensure that you are not wasting the time and money you spent attracting visitors to your website. It does not pay to drive large amounts of traffic to your website and have 99% of them leave due to poor content and navigation....
     

    Top Ten Fonts for Website Design

     
    The reason these fonts are so popular is because they are simple and easy to read on computer screens with low resolution. As a result, most of the time fonts that are unique, wild, and distinctive are not used on web pages so as not to distract the reader from what is trying to be said and communicated through the font on the page. Since the website uses content to get the point across, it is prudent to use fonts that are easy to read. If you make it difficult for a visitor to read the content, they will more likely leave than put forth the effort....
     

    Creating the Perfect Website - A beginners Guide

     
    Are you looking to create the perfect website? A complete novice when it comes to HTML, CGI, FTP and all the other associated pieces that make up the website puzzle, then this article is definitely for you. By following the 5 guidelines listed below you are guaranteed to create the perfect website. 1. Plan your website Creating a plan of your website will help you identify the purpose of your website and will also help you to see how many pages you will require. You should then research similar sites to see how they appeal to their target audience....
     

    Website Design: Color Me Blue

     
    Chris, a new consulting client, asked me to help him increase sales on his affiliate marketing site. As he was describing his site and the problem, I thought, "This is going to be a quick fix." How wrong I was! His site was excellent. Other than a few minor points, it followed all my basic rules for a successful affiliate marketing site. The site was focused around a single theme in a profitable niche, with an excellent selection of high-priced, high-commission products. Chris had gone the extra mile to have his site professionally designed, and it was simple, elegant and user-friendly, employing consistent navigation and a nifty database-driven search results system....
     
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