A website that’s beautiful on the outside is important. But beauty on the inside as well as out is a mark of a true craftsman. Lift the hood on some websites and it can be a frightening sight (site). But well-planned, well-structured and well-written code can be a beautiful thing.
Dan's Web World - Blog
Sharing what I know on web design, search engines, technology, hosting, and more.
There are a lot of things to do when you've got a new site, and you want to be found. Start with good, relevant content. Well structured code. Link to other sites and have them link back to you. These all help getting your site found on Google. Submitting your site to 1,000+ search engines? Not so much.
When putting together content for your site, try to present your written words in plain old HTML-based text. This would seem to be the obvious choice, but it’s not always the case.
When gathering content together for a new or redesigned website, information is often created and/or found inside a variety of proprietary formats (e.g. Word, Power Point, Publisher, etc. ) and exported for the website as a PDF. Choosing the PDF format allows users to keep the same page layout documents were created in, without having to recreate it in a web page. It’s a quick and easy method to publish information online.
Time for a quick roundup of some of my current favorite tools, starting with software. In future posts, I'll showcase some online tools and other useful utilities.
The overriding theme to these tools is that they are useful, cheap or free, and accessible wherever you go, by phone app or computer. You may have never heard of these, or they may be so obvious you've already moved on to the next thing. Let me know if you find them useful, have other suggestions, or comments on what I've found.
When choosing a domain for your website, the first consideration is the name itself. Finding a domain name you want to use that's not already taken is a difficult task. One study has over 110 million domains registered as of 2009. More often than not, you will find that "yourdesireddomain.COM" is taken.