Archive for April, 2014

Writing Page Titles with SEO and Users in Mind

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You probably have less than a second to capture the attention of a visitor to your website. As a result, writing page titles with SEO and users in mind is extremely important. Page titles need to be concise, informative and also include relevant keywords in order to be effective for both SEO and web users. […]

Are monochrome websites boring?

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Web design trends come and go. Some are great and others are not so great. Following design trends can be helpful, especially if you’re looking to breathe new life into a stagnant website. One exciting design trend we’ve seen recently is the monochrome website. While many people associate monochrome with boring, monochrome websites are actually […]

HTML5 Form Sliders: The Range Input

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Range is an important new form element in HTML5. It eliminates the need for large amounts web development such as JavaScript coding or frameworks when creating form sliders. Now you can easily create native form sliders with just one element. The range input is best used when you are dealing with a wide range of […]

Web fashions: Parallax Scrolling

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Parallax scrolling has risen to popularity in web design in large part due to the emergence of CSS3 and HTML5. The concept of parallax scrolling embraces the fluidity provided by both CSS3 and HTLM5 in web design. Proponents of parallax backgrounds believe they improve user engagement as well as the overall usability of a website. […]

What is link popularity?

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Link popularity is a marketing term in search engine optimization (SEO) that is used to describe the value of a website. The measurement is based on the quantity of quality inbound links (backlinks) to a website’s pages. While the search engines use complex algorithms to determine website placement in the search engine results pages (SERPs), […]

Should you use stock images?

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Stock images are an attractive solution for business owners because they can add visual content to pages where they may be lacking. However, stock images need to be used very carefully when representing your business. After all, these images are not specific to your products and services or more importantly, your brand. Should you use […]

How to Embed YouTube Videos in a WordPress Blog

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Adding YouTube videos is an effective way to improve engagement on your website. You can add authenticity and encourage users to stay on your web pages longer with compelling video content. If you don’t have YouTube videos throughout your website, perhaps it’s time to add them. Embedding YouTube videos in a WordPress blog is quick […]

Gradient Shaded Boxes in CSS

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Gradient shaded boxes are an effective way to add visual interest and depth to your website. You can call attention to important page elements with a beautiful gradient shaded box. It’s fairly easy to make gradient shaded boxes in CSS.  All you need to do is adapt the following code to create a stunning gradient […]

What is native advertising?

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Native advertising is a term you may have come across when looking at marketing strategies for your business. It has become somewhat of a buzz word in the Internet marketing world to explain the characteristics of certain types of advertising on the web. But just what is native advertising? Let’s first turn to Wikipedia for […]

How often should you refresh your web design?

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With web standards in a state of constant change, you might be wondering how often you should refresh your web design. This is a common dilemma for business owners since updates can be costly and chasing trends doesn’t always prove to be a sound business decision. Many business owners find that they must make frequent […]

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