December 2014

Common website problems – Part 1


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. [...]

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June 2014

The Three Cs of Design


A well designed, well functioning website is crucial to your online success. If you want to design your own site, there are a few things you might want to consider before getting creative. An informational site, for example, will have to be very well organized so that the information can be easily accessed by the user. A site meant to entertain will have to be somewhat spontaneous and should be more interactive. Whatever your ultimate goal is, following basic design principles are in order to create a visually appealing and fully functional site. Consider the Three Cs of Design: Composition. Components. Content. Composition: The way in which the components of a design are visually combined and arranged. Composition takes into account placement, grouping, alignment, visual flow and the divisions of space within a layout. Components: The visual elements used within a design. Photos, illustrations, icons, typography, linework, decoration, borders and [...]

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April 2014

Time to redesign your website?


Like any print material web sites do need an occasional makeover. But how exactly can you tell when the time has come for a complete redesign and simple maintenance, or patching and revising just won’t do it any more? Some signs that it’s time to redesign your site include: • Your Business Has Changed or Grown • You Apologize for Your Site When Referencing It • Your Site Isn’t User-Friendly • Your Site Looks Old • It’s Not Bringing in inquiries and Helping You Make Sales • Your Site is Costing You a Fortune to Update So let’s take a look at those tell-tale signs: Your Business Has Changed or Grown If your business is no longer the same as it was when you designed your site, chances are that you should redesign your website to reflect that. Any changes in your business direction, new product offers or different services, [...]

Time to redesign your website? 2018-05-17T06:12:51+00:00