Archive for the “Web Design” Category

10 Elements Included in the eBay Redesign

Posted on January 18th, 2013 by Jake Neeley

eBay, one of the world’s largest e-commerce sites, understands the importance its home page holds in the world’s pantheon of online retailers. In light of this, it set about recently giving its site a facelift, including new shopping pages equipped with “Feeds,” or a curated list of items in Pinterest-like aesthetics. “We’re delivering a cleaner,…

Tremendous Web Usability Tips for Your Website – Bolster Your Chances at Business Success

Posted on January 17th, 2013 by Jake Neeley

A Look at Some Surprising Usability Statistics 60% of the time, people fail to find the information they seek. 50% of sales transactions are hindered because users cannot find the desired information and 40% of these users don’t return to a website when their first experience is negative. Too much irrelevant information force 62% of…

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Top 5 Professional Mobile Responsive WordPress Themes

Posted on January 14th, 2013 by Jake Neeley

Mobile responsive design makes it easier for users to browse through web pages using their mobile devices and tablets. That’s why many WordPress sites deploy premium designs optimized for smartphones. It may cost a wee bit more cash, but in return users get more features and arguably a more robust, secure browsing experience A responsive…

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Top Five FTP Clients for Web Designers

Posted on December 17th, 2012 by Jake Neeley

File Transfer Protocol (FTP) is one of the most efficient network protocols for transferring files between two computers or hosting servers. Just about anyone involved in maintaining a website or a blog is probably familiar with this technology. Web designers and developers use FTP for a number of reasons. Primarily, it is convenient to use…

Top Three Open Source Photoshop Alternatives for Web Design

Posted on December 6th, 2012 by Jake Neeley

Adobe Photoshop is widely popular for photographers, graphic artists, and web designers offering a host of features for creating professional graphics. However, the price of Adobe Photoshop can be quite expensive.  Most designers consider the return of investment of a Photoshop license in this tight economy. While Photoshop remains the 500 pound gorilla in the…

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How Does an SSL Protect My Website?

Posted on November 29th, 2012 by Jake Neeley

One of the most economical and secure ways to protect your website on affordable hosting platforms is to deploy a private Secure Socket Layer (SSL) on you’re your website giving the instant ability to roll out protected URLs like https://www.mysite.com. If you are still in doubt as to what an SSL actually does consider this…

Browser, Get Ready for the Smaller Screen!

Posted on October 29th, 2012 by Jake Neeley

Just like in physics, where events unfolding before our eyes in the real world don’t seem to bear much correlation to what’s happening at the quantum or microscopic level, such is the situation in web browser usage when comparing desktops to mobile devices. Using NetMarketShare as the source for Internet statistics we see the interesting…

Internet Explorer 10 Goes Where No Browser Has Gone Before (So Says Microsoft!)

Posted on September 19th, 2012 by Jake Neeley

HTML5 is here and is reshaping the way websites using our cheap hosting platforms are developed and designed. Web browser developers are continually updating to support HTML5, including Internet Explorer (IE). Past versions of IE have caused a few headaches for web developers so on that note, how many HTML5 features do you think are…

Yes, web designerswe sympathize!

Posted on January 20th, 2012 by Clint Reeves

Warning: Not everyone will agree with the conclusions drawn here. Some of you may be smarter than the rest of us and found ways to limit the damage. If so, write your comments at end of article so we can all learn from your experiences! If you are a web designer you know what it…

5 Do’s That Will Help Your Site Succeed!

Posted on April 28th, 2011 by Clint Reeves

There is a battle that wages every minute of every day. There are many underdogs, and sadly, many casualties. If you were going to send your forces into the battle, wouldn?t you want to equip them to win instead of sending them to their deaths? Of course, the answer is that you would never knowingly…

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