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How to Make the Visitor Click the Link
There are a number of steps a webmaster can take to encourage visitors to "click" on a link or graphic located on their website. The following steps will help "get the click"...
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How to Backup Your WordPress Site
You've probably heard it a million times - you NEED to backup your data or you risk losing it all forever. This is no less important when you are using WordPress. In fact, it may be more important given that open-source applications like WordPress are more susceptible to hacker attacks. I can tell you from personal experience how important it really is. Learn in this article how to avoid losing your entire WordPress site and content...
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How to Create HTML Links in WordPress - Several Tips
WordPress makes it easy to add links in your content. However, there are right and wrong ways to do it. There are also times when you'll need to create a HTML link manually such as in Text Widgets. Finally, there is a Links Manager built into WordPress for showing a list of links in your sidebar. We're going to take a deeper look at creating links properly in WordPress, in all these situations...
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5 Easy Steps to Set Up a Free, Yet Powerful, WordPress Website
Heard the buzz about WordPress? About how it gives you a Content Management System, thousands of beautiful "Themes", tons of "Plugins" to add functionality, and how its 100% open source, making it FREE and limitlessly powerful. You've heard - and you decided. It's time to build a website in WordPress! But how do you go about getting WordPress installed and set-up? There are only five quick and easy steps to get up and running...
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15 Web-Design Tips
Here are 15 important website design tips that you might not be aware of or have overlooked. Consider taking advantage of them if you haven't already done so...
1. Custom 404 Pages
Create a custom 404 web page, so that any time your website visitor mistypes or misspells a URL on your site, they will still be provided with navigation options for your site (instead of getting nothing but a "Page Not Found" error message, which is neither friendly or helpful)...
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5 Top WordPress Plugins For Business Blogs
After more than a decade of building websites, I have determined that the WordPress platform is an essential part of my online business, because it is so quick and easy to install on a new domain. In this article, I am going to review the Top 5 Benefits of using WordPress as a Content Management System (CMS) and the Top 5 WordPress Plugins that you should consider using on your WordPress blog...
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How to Design Landing Pages
The definition of a landing page is simply "the first page that visitors hit on your site", so it is not strictly a certain page but any page that a user "lands" on. All websites have landing pages, whether they like it or not, even if it was not specifically designed as such. Effective landing pages are essential to increasing your online sales. Assessing and refining these pages needs to be a key part of your online marketing strategy...
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Add Flair to Your Audio and Video
I can't think of one single thing that has become more prevalent in internet marketing than the use of video and audio as a tool to increase conversions and stick rate...
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How to design a logo - main concepts
A logo concept is more than just an affinity for a specific character. Logos represent a company's brand, and as a result, serious thought and consideration should be put into your logo. Before hand be sure to consider, how the logo will represent your organization and consider the thoughts that will be associated with specific images that you consider for your logo...
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Comparison of HTML editors
The following tables compare general and technical information for a number of HTML editors. This article is not all-inclusive or necessarily up-to-date. Please see the individual products' articles for further information, and Comparison of text editors for information on text editors, many of which have features to assist with writing HTML...
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List of open source content management systems
Pages in category "Open source content management systems"
The following 115 pages are in this category, out of 115 total
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How to Design a Good Website
• Clearly define the purpose of building your website. Ask yourself a question: “How will people benefit from visiting my website?”
• Use an easy-to-remember domain name.
• Never make the home page with just one button: “Enter the site” – you should never create an extra “click” level, if that is not absolutely necessary…
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How to Design a Bad Website
If you're a sadistic kind of webmaster or website owner and have a burning desire to royally frustrate and anger your site visitors each and every time they visit your site, these three lists are just for you. If you want to have a terrible website that looks bad, works horribly and breaks fundamental marketing rules, read on…
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How to Create a Podcast for Your Site?
The term "podcast" was initially used to reference an RSS feed that contained audio files in the item's enclosure field. The meaning of podcasting has since expanded, and now refers to RSS feeds that contain all types of media, including audio and video, in the item's enclosure field. For the non-technical folks, podcasting is simply a means of syndicating and distributing rich-media files via the Internet…
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Webmaster Toolkit
Here is a collection of what we consider "must have" tools for webmasters. These tools will benefit any webmaster, both novices and experts alike. Arm yourself with these tools in order to achieve a more professional online presence…
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What RSS Feeds Can Be Used For
With all the vast amounts of information available on the web, it is becoming more and more difficult to sort through and find what you are looking for. RSS significantly lowers the signal-to-noise ratio. RSS has the unique ability to compile information and filter it, so you only see unique and relevant content…
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How to Design and Market with Adobe
A sales campaign is analogous to a military campaign: resources have to be assembled and then applied to an objective. In the case of a sales campaign, the objective is to capture sales. The resources that can be used in a sales campaign include banner ads and web pages. Other resources—such as traffic exchanges, blogs, ezines, and forums—can be used to help interested prospects find the banners and targeted web pages on the Internet. This article will discuss how I designed a banner ad and a web page to be used in a sales campaign…
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WordPress 2.5 Installation and Styling Tips
In this article, I will describe the installation process for WordPress. I will then show how to customize the default theme. This article was originally written for WordPress 2.5 but has been updated to be a useful guide for installing and theming even the latest WordPress version…
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Writing Articles With Style - Create Quality Articles With CSS
Writing your quality articles using Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) will insure that your articles will be both easy to read and aesthetically pleasing to the viewer. This article will teach you how to utilize CSS within your articles and your website…
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25 + Common Website Design Mistakes To Avoid
I'm sure you've seen examples of great websites on the internet - and also examples of really "Bad" websites. First impressions are extremely important - you have about 20 seconds to make that first impression a good one. If you want your visitor to come back you've got to do a lot to impress them in an extremely short period of time…
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Royalty Free Stock Photography for Web Design
Stock photography websites contain thousands of existing photographs that can be licensed for specific uses. A customer who uses stock photography instead of hiring a photographer can save time, effort and money. Typically publishers can either purchase exclusive rights to a single image or they can purchase a subscription of sorts…
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Website Planning
In too many cases organizations develop a web site for the wrong reasons:
• Their MD wants one
• A web design firm has offered to give them a special deal…
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How To Block Direct Image Linking Using .htaccess
Most of us have a specified limit to the amount of traffic our web servers will handle for us. That limit seems very generous – until you start looking at image downloads and the bandwidth required. A few dozen users downloading an image – that's one thing. But what if you have an image that dozens of other websites like?…
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The Art of Website Maintenance
Now that you've designed and launched your website, you have a powerful marketing tool for your business. But, your website is only as useful as the content is current. The process of keeping the content on your site current is called website maintenance, and it's important to keep both visitors and search engines supplied with new information…
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Using Graphics To Increase Sales
If used correctly, graphics can add to the attractiveness of a web site and also contribute positively to a visitor's first impression of the site. However, the opposite can also be true. If a web site is not very attractive, a visitor may be negatively affected and may click away from the site, possibly never to return…
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Landing Page Quick Reference Guide
A landing page is a website page that is created for one purpose - to persuade the site visitor to convert into a customer by making a sale, completing a form (thereby becoming a qualified lead), signing up for a newsletter, etc…
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10 Ways To Keep Visitors At Your Site Longer
The more time people spend at your web site, the more time you'll have to persuade them to buy your product or service. Below are ten powerful ways to keep visitors at your web site longer…
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Font Basics for Small Business's Logo and Brand
There are many components of a brand identity: logo, color palette, font choice, and the Visual Vocabulary. There's a lot of information available about the use of logos, colors, and Visual Vocabulary, but not much on the effective use of fonts. So, here's some information on the creative, practical, and technical aspects of fonts…
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Finding a Graphic Designer
Are you ready to hire someone to design your logo, collaterals, or artwork for your website? Well, here's just the information you need to create the best relationship with your graphic designer…
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See Your Website Through Your Visitors Eyes
Every time a visitor comes to your site, they take a particular path. Their eyes move in quick motion, hopping from one hotspot to the next. If you don't know how your visitors are traveling, your conversion rates will suffer dramatically. Fortunately, there is a company who has performed in-depth testing for you, revealing the common behaviors of people viewing web pages…
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Designing Your Site for Web 2.0
Have you heard it? There's a buzz like never before on the Internet. Everyone is talking about Web 2.0. If you're like many people, you may think it's a marketing gimmick and quite an overused statement. If so, you would be at least partially right…
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Is Your Web Site Missing These Crucial Conversion Factors?
Smart online marketers never guess. They base their decisions on precise testing. Unfortunately, 90% of online marketers never test at all. However, for those that take the time to test properly, they can quickly rise above the competition. Want to know how to increase your profits without increasing your web site traffic? Proper testing and tracking is the key …
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Got A Second? - Barely! Grabbing A Website Visitors Attention
The blink of an eye! That’s how long it takes a visitor to assess the overall look of your website. Research has recently shown that a site visitor will decide whether or not they like your website in 1/20th of a second. That’s less than the time it takes to blink! And in less than 10 seconds they decide to stay at your website or leave…
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Are You A Closet FrontPage User?
In webmaster circles, fessing up to being a FrontPage user is akin to inviting your mother as your date to your senior prom: you just don't do it. In fact, admitting that you simply use a WYSIWIG editor can often be enough for experienced webmasters to quietly chuckle, look at you with a “someday you'll learn” look, and give you a nice pat on the back encouraging you to keep learning…
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The Seven Characteristics of Incredibly Successful Web Sites
If you want to do business online, you need a web site. Your web site will be your advertisement, your storefront, your salesperson, and your cash register! That's why it is so important to pay careful attention to every aspect of your web site's development…
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What The Font? Understanding Typefaces On The Web
Do you operate a website, send out electronic newsletters or e-mail campaigns? Have you ever experimented with the different fonts (typefaces) available? If you have, you probably discovered there are numerous fonts available on your computer – in some cases 100-200 or more. How then do you decide which font to use?…
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Improve Your Visitors Experience - Add Scripts to Your Website
For new webmasters, adding third-party software and scripting to a website can be a really scary proposition. I remember when I put my first scripts on my own website. Even with my basic dos programming experience in high school, I was still intimidated by the whole process. I was so sure that I was going to screw something up…
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Selecting the Best Web Design Language for Your Project
If you'd like to create and publish your own web site on the Internet, your first step should be to decide what type of web site you would like to create and what web design language you would like to use…
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7 Easy Steps to Making Your Own Home Business Web Site
Deciding to create a website for your home business is one of the best ways to maximize your business success. However, as a home business owner, you probably don't have any expertise in website creation, nor the money to hire an expert. The good news is that this by no means that you can't have a professional, functional, and appealing website of your own at an affordable price…
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Color Theory - Choosing Your Website Colors
Is the choice of colors for your website and print materials more than just a matter of personal preference? Does it really matter what color choices you make? Will your audience really feel differently because of the color combinations?…
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Top 10 Ways Websites Makes Me Suffer
I believe some people create and publish websites for the sole purpose of tormenting their visitors. Browsing various websites and navigating the Web can often be like trying to read on an airplane while a kid kicks the back of your seat and the baby next to you alternates between screaming, crying and drooling on you. There are some excellent websites out there to be sure, but there are also a lot of dreadful ones too…
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Seven Principles of Effective Typography
Whether you’re designing a magazine layout or a personal web site, functionality, aesthetics, and - above all else - ease of use should comprise your primary concerns. Your reader must be able to find the information she needs, quickly and effortlessly. Locating the desired content is only half of the battle; once found, your audience must also be able to read your subject matter fluently and without difficulty…
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How To Choose Your Website Colors
Color is often overlooked in the business of optimizing websites for better returns on investments. Website sales can be greatly affected by simply changing its colors. Ever come across a website that uses some funky combination of print and background colors? If you ever want to experience an eye-twisting headache, try reading yellow print on a blue background. The reason you see black type on a white background so much is that it is the best color combination for reading, both on and offline…
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