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  • Website development : Part IGlaring Modern Web site TechnologiesWell, to soothe your brain muscles, lessen the wrinkling of your forehead and the frequency of troubledsleep, here are some web site technologies that you can bank on to effectively promote your business orcompany to your advantage.Client Side and Servers Side are the two kinds of technologies used in web sites. Client Side means thatthe processing of the technology is done in the web browser. Server Side, on the other hand, is done bythe web server.Client Side technologies use HTML, XHTML and CSS in creating fabulous web sites which are similar tomost of the sites you are enjoying now.HTML is short for Hyper Text Markup Language. A series of ‘tags’ is used in designing through HTML. Thistechnology is used by labeling text so that the computer can understand what it means and what itwants. To accentuate a word, say to make the phrase ‘World Wide Web’ bold, the right tag is -<strong>World Wide Web</strong>. The result of which is this - World Wide Web. In order to come upwith a whole site, series of apt tags is a requisite.HTML was created by Tim-Berners-Lee in the year 1990. Lee’s creation was acknowledged by the W3Cor the World Wide Web Consortium.After HTML came XHTML. The latter is short for eXtended Hyper Text Markup Language. Experts in webdesign services are predicting that XHTML will constitute a big part of the World Wide Web’s future. Theproject of the W3C called “The Semantic Web” will be using more of XHTML as well as other latesttechnologies. This will bring about further modern anticipated changes.CSS is another essential web technology. Cascading Style Sheets or CSS was created by W3C. It is one ofthe most user-friendly technologies that show what the text is and how it should be displayed in thepage. It directs designers on how to control documents and present them visually in different mediums.This is an example of how to use it - font-family:Arial, sans-serif. This is used to make the web browseruse Arial font. If Arial is not available, then the default will be sans-serif font.
  • To have a clearer grasp about web technologies such as HTML, XHTML and CSS, you can subscribe toonline tutorials. If not, read some of the articles related to them. Make your web site design servicesfunctional and dynamic.Make it happen.Hiring a web designer to come up with the custom solution that you need can set you back a fewthousand bucks. But you can do the whole thing yourself and make it drag and drop simple for merepennies with a tool like Breezy Websites. See http://breezywebsites.com for details!Website development : End of Part IGo web 2.0 with weblogixWeb Logix India, a company that can help turn around your company’s prospects. Taking it forward,giving it an online presence is what they specialise in. Starting with the concept of what it takes tosurvive in the internet world, their specialists will walk you through the process till the site is up andrunning. Graphic designs, Creative Logo designs and web page designs are where the transformationbegins, and with what the web site adds a personality to your profile.With web 2.0 design, the look and feel of the website design is defined. For every company to succeed,they need to have a good web design to back their operations. This holds true for individuals who wishto showcase their abilities, to draw opportunities. Gaining visibility and bringing in more revenue is thebottom line of any business, and this can be achieved by use of graphic designs and web page designsonly while working on website designs. With Web Logix India, you get the best services in web designand a wide range of template designs and Wordpress designs to choose from. Since we create our owndesigns, your site is bound to be one of a kind.
  • We help our clients with logo design, in bringing out the USP of the company or individual. Web designwith web 2.0 designs gives us enough leverage to play around with the web page design to get thedesired effect. With the help of Html, and Graphic designs, the images are brought to life, adding anelement of fun to the website design. All the web designs are tailor made to suit the needs of thecustomers, who are requested to give a brief on all they do and seek in the website design.Most of the sites we see online are half baked. We ensure our clients get the best web page design andthe best logo design possible to give their business a boost. We also work keeping in mind search engineoptimization, which will bring their site to the top in any search. For individuals who wish to useWordpress, we offer a choice of Wordpress templates and template designs to suit the purpose of theirblogs. If it is a sports based site, or for creative writing, we can customize any of the template designs toreflect the content of the blog. Using a few web 2.0 designs, and graphic designs, these Wordpresstemplates alter the personality of the page.Graphic design also includes flash, placing of links on the site. Only then do the web design gain valueand the web page design serve its purpose. The template designs are of higher quality and so are thelogo designs created by our team. The web design will be worked on till the final website design iscomplete and the client is satisfied. The final appearance and feel of the web design speaks volumesabout our capabilities and efficiency in handling large and small projects.Hiring a web designer to come up with the custom solution that you need can set you back a fewthousand bucks. But you can do the whole thing yourself and make it drag and drop simple for merepennies with a tool like Breezy Websites. See http://breezywebsites.com for details!Website development : End of Part IIGood Links: 7 guidelines how to improve usabilityHow you write and design your links is crucial to your visitors clicking them or not. Write them badly andthey leave, write them well and they stay. Who knows, they might even do exactly that what youcreated your site for. Following are 7 guidelines how links should be written to improve the usability ofyour site.
  • Do it consistentlyVisitors learn for example how a website marks the links or where the "related-content box" can befound. Consistently adhering to these established "codes" will make it easy to navigate and read thesite.Breaking these conventions will interrupt the flow. Such distractions might be enough for the user toleave. When creating a site it is important to define all the conventions and rules that are used.Consistently following them is essential for giving the user an easy time when visiting.Dont mislead the visitorAlthough links can look however the screen-designer decides, certain standards have developed andfind widespread use. Underlining a text for example is a common indicator.It is good practice not to underline text, marking it blue or putting an arrow in front, if is not a link.Visitors might construe them to be clickable.The same applies to images. Many users will try to click on a graphic or any other image. Very rarely,they will find an active link - a tiny, but nevertheless negative experience. Captions have proven to beeffective to add that little bit of content that users need in order not to click on an image. And if a link ispresent, it can be placed in the caption itself.Show used linksMarking which links have been visited is very valuable. It helps to quickly "tick off" when going through asite or helps in finding this piece of information from a previous visit. Unfortunately, a great many sitesdo not use this very basic feature.
  • If the "visited" feature should also extend to the navigation is debatable. On very deep sites it might beuseful. On the other hand it might confuse the visitor. The navigation should be a constant and changeonly minimally.Match the destination with the linkClicking on a link can be compared to following road signs in a city never visited before - you are veryhappy if you get confirmation that the choice you just made was the one intended.Same thing applies to links - if a link reads "find out more about our services" the page that it relates toshould show the words "Our Services" somewhere prominently in the title. It confirms the action taken.Well written titles indicate clearly what the main topic is on the page. This is very useful, especiallyconsidering that a lot of traffic directly dives deep into the page.Embedded links used to their full advantageLinks are visually different than the surrounding text. Color, a markup or other cues denote a link.Something maybe even happens before you click - mouse-over effects or an overlay, displaying the title.Everything is designed to draw your eyes away from the surrounding text. If you embed links within asentence, readers will very likely notice the link first and only later read your content. On first thoughtthat is unfortunate, but it can be turned into an advantage.Since reading online involves lots of scanning, the eye is always looking for visual cues. They can beprovided by using subtitles or in this case descriptive links. By creating a meaningful link, finding therelevant information on a page is made easier. "Click here" is less effective then "View a list of articlesabout usability".How to link to files
  • When linking to a file it is likely that another application is opened and that the visitor is drawn awayfrom the site. Not something that should be done lightly.A great many times websites link to related documents, very often PDF files. What exactly can be foundin the file, the visitor needs to figure out from the link itself. The first step in creating a good link to adocument is to summarize the content. That gives the visitor information how he wants to proceed.The second step is more basic by asking why the document cannot be created as a webpage. If it isworth to be put onto the site, it surely is worth the effort to make if searchable, fully integrated and lesswork for the visitor. Using for instance PDF-files can make sense. Very often however, it is simply easierfor the developer to put it onto the site - but not easier for the visitor to use it.Mark the external linksAn internal link refers to a page or file within the current domain, an external link usually points to a site,housed on a remote domain.Although technically there is no difference in how the code for the links is written, it is common usage,even a w3.org recommendation, to inform the user if an external site is accessed by a link.The rationale behind this is not to confuse the visitor who is getting used to the layout, navigation andarchitecture of a particular site. An external link can either be declared by stating it in the text, by aspecific icon (like for instance Wikipedia does) or even by using the "title" tag of a link.Whether the new site is opened in a new browser-window or replaces the current content could dependon the kind of information the visitor will find. It could be argued that sites with related content or siteswho delve further into a topic might best be opened in a new window. The visitor can more easily relateback to the original site. In that case not only the external link, but maybe also the fact of a new windowopening should be placed with the link.
  • Creating good links is vital for creating a good site. A link for instance is the only possibility an e-shop hasto have users put products into the shopping basket. If that link should be badly written or confusinglyplaced, many users would give up before buying. That would be like not accepting money from a clientstanding right in front of you.Hiring a web designer to come up with the custom solution that you need can set you back a fewthousand bucks. But you can do the whole thing yourself and make it drag and drop simple for merepennies with a tool like Breezy Websites. See http://breezywebsites.com for details!Website development : End of Part III