Web Design Information

Making Good Websites that Stand Out


Websites, there?s literally billions of them out there in cyber-space. How many of them do you go to and just think this is boring, bland, or hard to use? It seems like too many to mention. So what makes a good website? I reckon it?s about interaction. You?ve got to make the visitor interested. You?ve got to grab their attention. Many sites use plenty of bright and shiny gimmicks to attract you, but once you make it through to the content of the site it?s just not worthy. A good site uses easy navigation, relevant content, and interactive media like comments and message boards. If you?re fortunate, whoever builds your site may even have a few tricks up their sleeves to make it really fun with sound, video, and other interactive fun stuff.

How To Create A Stunning Drop Capital Effect On Your Web Pages


Drop Capitals are frequently used in many newspapers, books and magazines in the offline world. You will frequently see the large capital letter sinking down into the first paragraph of articles, stories and chapters in the majority of publications you come across.

Graphic Design Using Color


Color is everywhere and conveys a message even if we don?t realize it. While this message can vary by culture it pays to know what colors ?say? in your own corner of the universe, and even what color means to your target market.

The Monster Garage of eLearning


Sales Versus Customer Oriented Websites


Should Generating Revenue From A Website Be The Prime Motivator?

How To Set Up A Professional Website On Your Own Using Web Templates


To create professional websites is not an easy task by any means. There are many things that you got to take into consideration like easy navigation, strategic links, clean coding, professional layout, easy downloading, scanability, usability and so on. These are the elements that differentiate a professional website from a mediocre one. So in a way it?s not designing the website that counts but how the website is designed.

A Website Checklist


If you've just finished building your new website (or revamping your old one), how can you be sure it's "ready for prime time"? Or maybe your site's been around for awhile and you think it may be due for a makeover. Because Web technologies, techniques and standards change so rapidly, even a website that seems "cutting edge" when it's built can look obsolete a year later. Or maybe you started out with a barebones website and finally have the time and/or money to take it to the next level. If you'd to give your website the once over, here are ten aspects you should consider:

Ten Steps to a Winning Home Page


There's no doubt about it - the first page your site visitors see is the most important page of your website. If your home page isn't appealing, chances are the rest of your pages will never even be seen by your visitors. It helps to think of your home page as the "front door" to your online business. Will it invite people to come in and look around, or persuade them to take their dollars elsewhere? Here are ten tips for making your home page a winner:

Web Design for Dictators


No question about it, web design is an art.

Website Basics


The Basics

Building Your Website to Save You Money


Does your website make you any money? Does it SAVE you any money?Websites are more than just marketing tools, out there in Cyber-Land effortlessly promoting you and your products. While that's great, why not use that same website to save yourself some money?How? Well, while I don't know your particular situation, I can provide you with some thought-provoking ideas that you can take back to your web designer for more input.Reduce your support costs.It is often cheaper, easier, and more effective to support customers over the Internet than through more tradiditonal methods such as telephone and direct mail. Services such as instant messaging and Get1on1 (www.get1on1.com) provide immediate chat facilities to current and potential customers.Corporations can support their employees and business partners over their corporate intranets, keeping them informed and soliciting their feedback. Providing documentation for perusal saves time and reduces labor on your email server.Providing a map to your location can save your receptionist valuable minutes on the phone explaining turns and streets, freeing her up for more important tasks.Including a forum on your site can bring people of a common industry or interest together to discuss upcoming events, current problems, and other interesting ideas and thoughts. These forums can grow very large very quickly. And, in the meantime, your website traffic increases. Stick an ad on the forum and bring in more sales from people that you already know have expressed interest in your industry.Interested in reading more ways to increase your sales and save money?Visit http://techlh.com/why_web.htm and read our full storynow!

Ten Design Mistakes to Avoid


Avoid these mistakes and your site will be steps ahead of your competition.

Design Matters in our Visual Culture


FIRST IMPRESSIONS.

Do-It-Yourself or Hire a Professional Designer


Remember your vision for your company and the brand or statement you want to make when any of your current or potential customers come in contact with you. You have to impress them in all the ways you connect with them.

Long Copy Sales Letters on the Web: Hype or Not?


I have written before about long sales copy on the web. But I have more to say on the subject.

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New York Times

New York Today: Readers Try a Week of Meditation
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Lifehacker Australia

Try These Types of Meditation to Feel Better When You're Sick
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No one enjoys the sneezing, fever, and aches that come with colds and flu, but unfortunately, once you're sick all you can do is wait it out. Between getting tons of fluids and even more rest, you might try some mindfulness meditation to help you find ...



Elite Daily

6 Essential Oils For Meditation That'll Help You Clear Your Mind & Find Your Center
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Meditation is one of those things that is at once profoundly simple, and yet somehow really difficult, too. But it's also one of those things that seems too beneficial not to try. Of course, there are a few tools that make it a little easier, like ...



Good News Network

Meditation and Mindfulness Tips to Combat Everyday Worries and Life's Big Questions
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Give it five minutes and your feelings about life will change. That's the nature of this wonderous adventure. Stress arises when we dwell on the past or focus on the future, but life is very simple. Go with the flow. Is it really that easy? It is with ...



The Sun

I'm a Celebrity's Jamie Lomas to 'chant and meditate' to stay calm in ...
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The Hollyoaks actor played fiery Warren Fox in the Channel 4 soap but in real life he is a much more chilled person.

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Forbes

The 5 Dangers Of Meditation
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Buddhists call this "sloth and torpor," and it can be frustrating to feel this while you're meditating. Know that you're not the only one who feels weak or tired during meditations, or a heaviness or dullness in your body or mind. To counter this, you ...



Quartz

What's the best meditation? Depends on what you want out of it ...
Quartz
Contemplative exercise can improve your life by refining your mind, so it's worth trying. But it's also worth knowing what will work for your particular purposes.

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Harvard Health

Meditation may help lower heart disease risk
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The results suggest that meditation may improve a host of factors linked to heart disease, including stress, anxiety, depression, poor sleep quality, and high blood pressure. It may also help people stop smoking. An added bonus: it's low-cost and poses ...



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6 Meditation Techniques For Beginners
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Despite all of it's proven health benefits and contribution to longevity- which include decreased blood pressure, improved stress management and better sleep – meditation is a practice that many people do not know how to do or do not do because they ...


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