Archive for October, 2014

What is a web application?

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A web application is software that is written in a browser-supported programming language such as JavaScript, HTML and CSS. Any software that is specifically developed to run in a web browser is a web application. Web applications rely on a web browser to render the application. Web applications range in complexity from simple message boards […]

Are Sans Serif fonts more readable?

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The age old battle between serif and sans serif fonts is ongoing. Aesthetics aside, serif fonts are best suited to print publications and sans serif fonts are best suited to online publications. Print publications generally have a high resolution of at least 1,000 dots per inch. Online publications are generally limited to 100 dots per […]

Are you still using forums to promote your business?

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Forums used to be a valuable marketing resource for businesses. However, as social media has grown in popularity, forums have taken a back seat. Are they still an effective marketing asset for businesses? The truth is that there are still lots of active forums on the Internet and because many businesses have abandoned them, there […]

How much text is right for a web page?

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Text is an important consideration in web design. While it is an essential design element, text needs to be carefully used throughout your website. You need to ask yourself, “how much text is right for a web page?” You need to strike the right balance between white space, text and other design elements on each […]

Do you still need to test your websites for different browsers?

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Everyone has their own favorite web browser. Unfortunately, not all websites perform the same way on all browsers. As a result, you still need to test your websites for different browsers. Cross-browser compatibility testing is an important part of the quality control phase in a web development process. Your websites need to be tested for […]

Should your website be touch friendly?

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As mobile devices become more widespread, web design needs to adapt. Many website owners have done a good job at transitioning to mobile friendly websites with responsive design. However, even mobile friendly, responsive websites are failing to meet user expectations as mobile users become increasingly accustomed to touch screen navigation. Is your website touch friendly? […]

Choosing a Domain Name

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Choosing a domain name is an important marketing decision for any business seeking to establish a strong online presence. Ideally, your domain name will be the same or similar to your business name. If your business name is long or overly complex, you may opt to simplify it in the domain name. Ultimately, your domain […]

What’s the best Content Management System for bloggers?

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As a blogger, you need to be a prolific content manager. You need to be continually working on your content. When you’re not crafting engaging content for your blog, you’re moderating comments and interacting with your readers on your blog and on social media. In order to be successful as a blogger, you need a […]

What is a cloud server?

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Many businesses are making use of cloud servers because of their flexibility, scalability, ease of set-up, reliability and cost effectiveness. Perhaps you’ve heard people talking about being their website being hosted “in the cloud.” So, what exactly is a cloud server? Cloud servers are large networks of remote servers. These servers facilitate centralized data storage […]

Should you include videos on your website?

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Video is an engaging form of media and people love watching videos online. According to YouTube, over 6 billion hours of video are viewed each month on their popular platform. An incredible 100 hours of video are uploaded to YouTube every minute. Nielsen reports that YouTube reaches more US adults between the ages of 18 […]

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