Web Design Articles

 

Web Design Articles

All of the following web design articles were written by Shelley Lowery. You have permission to publish these articles electronically (within your ezine, website, ebook or blog) or in print, free of charge, as long as the author resource box is included.

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Accepting Credit Card Payments Through Your Web Site

If you’re selling a product on the Internet, accepting credit card payments and enabling your customers to purchase your products through your web site is a must. However, if you’re just starting out, you may not be sure where to start.
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Planning Your Business Web Site Strategy

Getting your business web site set up and ready to make sales is an important part of developing your Internet business. However, it is only half of the battle. There is still a long way to go in developing your overall web site strategy.
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Designing Your Home Business Web Site

If you would like to do business on the Internet, having your own web site is an absolute must. However, deciding on the type of web site you’d like to create can be difficult.
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The Birth of a Professional Web Site
Part One The Web Design Learning Process

The Internet has opened a whole New World of opportunity for all of us. With the vast amount of information available at your fingertips, it has never been easier to communicate your message to the world.

A web site will enable you to create your own home on the World Wide Web. Your home may be as simple or dynamic as you’d like and is only limited by your imagination.
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The Birth of a Professional Web Site
Part Two Your Strategic Web Design Plan

There are millions of web sites on the Internet today with thousands more being added each day. The competition is fierce and in order to be successful, you must stay one step ahead of the game.
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The Birth of a Professional Web Site
Part Three Basic Web Design Guidelines

The appearance of your web site is one of the most important aspects of your success. Your product or service will literally be judged by the appearance of your web site.
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The Birth of a Professional Web Site
Part Four Essential Web Site Components

Although the Internet has provided a wealth of opportunity for all of us, it has also created a breeding ground for scam artists. Internet users are very reluctant to make purchases online, and share their personal information.
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The Birth of a Professional Web Site
Part Five Essential Web Development Tools

Developing a successful web site takes a great deal of planning and preparation. An important part of your preparation is obtaining the essential tools of the trade.
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The Birth of a Professional Web Site
Part Six Search Engine Preparation

An important part of developing a successful web site is attracting a steady stream of targeted traffic.

A significant amount of web site traffic originates from the major Search Engines. A Search Engine is a web site that indexes web pages. These sites run software programs called “Spiders” or “Robots” that continuously crawl the Internet in search of new web pages to index.
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The Birth of a Professional Web Site
Part Seven Web Page Optimization

Selecting the right keyword phrases for each page of your web site is the first step towards ranking high in the Search Engines. However, it is only the first step.
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The Birth of a Professional Web Site
Part Eight Writing Effective Sales Copy

A professional looking web site is a very important part of developing a profitable Internet business. However, your sales copy is just as important — each will play a major role in your success.
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The Birth of a Professional Web Site
Part Nine Launching Your Web Site on the Internet

When you’re ready to launch your web site, you’ll need to make two very important decisions — what your domain name will be and where you will host your new site.
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The Birth of a Professional Web Site
Part Ten Promoting Your Web Site

Creating a successful Internet presence involves much more than designing a great web site or having the “perfect” product. Listing your web site with the Search Engines is your first step; however, you must not solely rely on the
Search Engines to bring you traffic.
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Increase Your Traffic by Recovering Your Lost Visitors

If you spend any time surfing the Internet, you’ve probably encountered a few error messages.

Error messages have numerous causes, such as misspellings, outdated links or internal server errors. When an error is encountered, your server will display specific generic error pages according to the error. These error pages are not only dead ends, but they are also very frustrating for your potential visitors.
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35 Deadly Web Site Sins that will Kill Your Business!

A list of 35 web site mistakes that will make your site appear to be unprofessional and ultimately cost you business.
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Selecting A Quality Web Host

If you’re doing business on the Internet, having your own domain name is essential. This article explains the importance of having your own domain name and defines some criteria for selecting a quality web host.
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Mini-Sites — Highly Targeted Sales Generators

Many Internet marketers are using mini-sites with a high rate of success. They are highly targeted websites specifically designed to rank high in the Search Engines and attract a highly targeted audience.
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Give Your Graphics A Professional Look without the Price

Graphic design is an intimidating subject for many Internet entrepreneurs. However, most of us must learn some basic design techniques to avoid the high costs of hiring a professional graphics designer. This article provides some useful techniques to assist you in creating professional looking graphics.
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The Secrets to Building a Successful Website

Advise and instructions on creating a successful, professional web site.
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Domain Names

Where to Buy Cheap Domain Names

When launching a new web site, you will need to select a quality domain name. However, although there are many places in which you can register your domain, make your selection very carefully, as prices will vary greatly.
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Selecting a Quality Domain Name

When you’re ready to launch your web site and you’re trying to select a good domain name, there are many factors that need to be taken into consideration.
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Is Your Domain Name A Trademark Infringement?

The trademark laws that apply in the hard copy world also apply on the Internet. This article explains some possible issues in regard to registering a domain name and trademark infringements.
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Web Design

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.

Although there are several web design languages to choose from, make sure you take some time to research your options to ensure you’re making the best choice for your project.
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Bring Your Web Site to Life With PHP

PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor, better known as PHP, is a highly popular, server-side scripting language that can be embedded directly into HTML coding.

PHP can do anything that CGI can do, such as process form data and auto generate dynamic content, but PHP can do much more.
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Spice Up Your Web Site with JavaScript

JavaScript is a scripting language designed for use within a web page and/or on a web server. It is used to create special effects within a web page. Elements such as links, images and forms can be manipulated using this powerful technology. This article provides some great script resources you can use to spice up your web site.
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Use CGI to Automate Your Web Site

Common Gateway Interface, better known as CGI, is one of the most widely used server applications on the Internet. This software resides on your server and automatically performs specified functions on your web site. Learn how you can use this powerful technology to automate your web site.
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Syndicate Your Headlines Using RSS

Syndicating content is a powerful way to drive traffic to your web site. Top sites such as CNet, ZDnet, Wired and others use RSS (Rich Site Summary) to deliver their content and so can you. Learn about RSS and how you can use it to syndicate your headlines.
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Use JavaScript to Dynamically Update Your Website

Learn how to use JavaScript to display your web site’s navigational set up for easy updating. This article is part one of a two part series.
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Steps to Optimizing Your HTML Codes

An article explaining methods of HTML optimization to help your site get a higher ranking in the search engines.
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Frequently Asked Web Hosting Questions

Congratulations! After much thought and consideration, you finally took the plunge and decided it was time to have your own web site. That’s a great accomplishment in itself. However, now you’re left with another daunting task — selecting a quality web host.
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Frequently Asked Web Design Questions

If you’re just starting out on the Internet, learning how to market your web site and products is an essential part of your success. However, this is an area in which many new Internet entrepreneurs struggle.
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