In our last blog post, you learned that having good web site navigation was so important to a web site; not only for site visitor usability, but also for search engine friendliness and search engine visibility. Are you aware how your site looks is also important. Good web site design actually follows very closely with good site navigation. Good web site design means that you have a good looking site that is easy to read and easy to use. Your design should be relevant for your site – the type of products and services you are offering and the type […]
Web Site Design
What Does Your Storefront Window Say?
Whether you have a business on Main Street or an online presence… Whether you manufacture widgets or sell widgets online… Whether your web site is primarily for online representation of your business or you are actively selling merchandise online… You have a “storefront window”. What does your “storefront window” say about your “store”? Today, it is not only important to have a beautiful “storefront window” – adorned with fanciful window dressing and the highest quality merchandise – but you must also have the ”store substance” to back it up. Just what is “store substance”? “Store substance” means a “store” that is logically organized, […]
Navigability Is Vital
One of the most important aspects of what can be considered “a good web site” is the navigability of the site. If a user finds your site to be difficult to use or navigate through, they won’t stay long. Take a look at your web site? Is it navigable? Is it easy to use? A user must be able to clearly and quickly identify how to navigate through your site. This means there needs to be clear, understandable prominent navigation on your home page and all secondary pages of your site. Whether you use text navigation or graphical navigation buttons, keep your navigation […]
Visual Appeal Is More Than Just Bells & Whistles
In our last blog post, you learned that having good web site navigation was so important to a web site; not only for site visitor usability, but also for search engine friendliness and search engine visibility. Are you aware how your site looks is also important. Good web site design actually follows very closely with good site navigation. Good web site design means that you have a good looking site that is easy to read and easy to use. Your design should be relevant for your site – the type of products and services you are offering and the type of content you […]
Looking For A Quality Webmaster?
If you currently have a web site, you need to know that you have a quality, dependable webmaster available when you need them. You may not need a webmaster every day, but when you do need one, you need to know they are there and ready to assist with your web site needs. A stale, outdated, inaccurate or broken web site does not represent you well. Your webmaster should be able to help you with site updates, upgrades and repairs when you need them. No matter how small or how big a job, your webmaster can help ensure your web […]
Shopping For An Ecommerce Solution?
If you are looking to build an online store, you have lots of options available today. Whether you have an existing web site you want to add an online store onto, or you are building a new site, there are many things to consider. But, before you buy any solution, be sure you have considered all your requirements to be sure you select the cart that’s right for you. Factors to take into consideration when selecting an ecommerce solution include the number of products you will be selling, the options and customizable features of your products, the type of shipping […]
Does Your Site Look Good And Function Properly?
No matter what kind of web site you have, it is paramount for your site to look good and function well. In fact, the web site development company and webmaster you choose is critical to the success of your site. Broken links, complex or missing page navigation, pages that do not display properly, missing or disproportioned images, pages that take too long to load, a frames-based site, or a mostly Flash-based site – all of these are serious issues for both human usability and search engine visibility. These issues can have a dramatically negative impact on your site’s effectiveness and […]
What Is YOUR New Year’s Resolution?
We all make resolutions for the new year. It may include such wonderfully life improving (albeit difficult) things as quitting smoking, losing weight or exercising more regularly. But take a look at your web site. Do you need to make a resolution about it too? Just ask yourself these ten simple questions… (1) Does your site feature outdated news, events or other old site content? (2) Do you have an outdated copyright date on every page? (3) Did you intend on completing those blank pages – or pages that just say “Coming Soon” on them in 2007….but just never got […]
Lease Or Buy?
No, we’re not talking about cars – we’re talking web sites! There are many companies that offer an array of marketing services to specific markets. For example, companies that provide country clubs and golf courses with everything from marketing plans for increasing membership, to tee markers, to web sites. Often, specialty marketing firms will offer clients a “free” web site. You’ll soon find out that free doesn’t alays really mean FREE… In most cases, these companies do not design a custom web site. Instead, a design template may be leveraged, meaning that your site can look very much like scores of […]
Searching For A Quality Web Site Development Company?
A web site is essential in today’s business world – whether you are a small retail business, a large manufacturing company, or an online merchant. A web site, if developed, hosted and maintained properly, is a great investment and a good “bang for the buck” as compared to other more traditional marketing avenues. A quality web site can bring new customers to your door over and over with a relatively small initial investment, minimal ongoing cost and limited amount of ongoing work. When shopping for a web site development company, keep these helpful tips in mind… #1 – WORK WITH […]