January 2015

Common website problems – Part 2

2018-05-17T06:12:51+00:00

5. TEXT IS MISSING ON THE PAGE Possible causes: this can happen for different reasons, but all of them have to do with closing tags. Fixes: 1) When a closing tag is missing, the entire content might be missing, too. So don’t forget to close all your tags. 2) You forgot to close a comment and the browser “thinks” that the rest of the text has also been commented out. Make sure you close every comment that you open. 3) You forgot to close a quotation mark in a tag. For example, if you use quotes in a IMG SRC or A HREF tags, you must close them. 4) If you are using TEXTAREA in forms, make sure you close it with a /TEXTAREA tag. 6. VISITORS CAN’T SEE YOUR FANCY FONTS Possible causes: There are only a handful of fonts that every computer user has installed. They are: Verdana, [...]

Common website problems – Part 2 2018-05-17T06:12:51+00:00

December 2014

Common website problems – Part 1

2018-05-17T06:12:51+00:00

If you are just starting out creating a web site it can sometimes be a hair-pulling experience. But let me share with you some of the common problems in designing a well-functioning web site and help you avoid those mistakes: Keep this troubleshooting guide handy for when you need it (and save some of your hair, too!) 1. MISSING IMAGES ON THE PAGE Possible causes: the image was not uploaded to the web server, it wasn’t linked to correctly, or the graphic is in invalid format. Fixes: upload all the graphics that you are using within your web page to the web server. Reference to that image correctly. And finally, make sure you are using the right extension, like .gif or .jpg 2. IMAGE LOADS VERY SLOWLY Possible causes: The size/image resolution is too high. Fixes: You must do your best to reduce the graphic to its minimum good-looking format. [...]

Common website problems – Part 1 2018-05-17T06:12:51+00:00

October 2014

Who really owns your dotcom?

2018-05-17T06:12:51+00:00

The story usually goes like this: “We hired someone to do a web site for us. The web master registered mydomain.com, created a site and set up hosting. After a few years we lost contact with the web master and now we don’t know how to manage our domain and move the site. We paid upfront for x years.” Clearly this isn’t a good situation and there are a lot of issues packed into one paragraph. The most important one is, who really owns your dotcom? Is it you? Many people are unpleasantly surprised when they learn that a domain name they paid for was NOT registered in their name at all, but rather in the name of the person they paid to register it for them. This may seem trivial to some, but bear in mind that your direct control over the domain name you paid for, as well [...]

Who really owns your dotcom? 2018-05-17T06:12:51+00:00
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