With the advent of modern tablet and Smartphone computing, it’s more important than ever to employ responsive web design. In a nutshell, the term means website and blogsite pages that are designed to be viewed on different platforms, and using different hardware. The old fashioned way (this doesn’t mean a long time ago in this case) to cater to every or any kind of monitor or screen was to build several different sites: one for desktops or laptops, one for Smartphones, and one for tablet … [Read more...] about Responsive Web Sites: Do You See What I See?
Since the advent of the modern Web, with the credit for that almost solely attributable to Sir Tim Burners-Lee, there have been five versions of HTML, one of the core languages that continues to power most websites. The most recent version, HTML5, is the new standard for this markup language. It allows for a new generation, look-and-feel of the Web. In point form, HTML5, as different from its predecessors, includes the following exciting capabilities: More support for the various types of … [Read more...] about The Modern Edge of Web Design
Ever been to a website where the bells & whistles, graphics, or ‘special effects’ actually added to—rather than detracted from—the whole user experience (UX)? How about one where the colors just didn’t mix, or where you ended up with a dead link? Sometimes websites offer far too much glitz, and far too little substance, or have the best navigation in the world, but no aesthetics at all. There are at least ten criteria that make a website rock; for the purposes of this tip, I’ll list the top … [Read more...] about Why Is That Web Page Great (Or Awful)?
The phrase “park it” has taken on a whole new meaning in the realm of technology! Take the following scenario, which I think will explain what this process entails… You have decided to start a business, and have done your homework. The business name is available in your local state or province, and the Top-Level Domain (TLD) is as well. Great! Or is it? What if you weren’t ready to open the doors for your business quite yet, but were worried about potentially losing the TLD you’ve been … [Read more...] about No Parking Tickets with ‘Parked’ Domains
Did you see our piece on Top-Level Domains (TLDs)? If you were unsure of whether to register your domain name as a .com, .net or .org, well, that article may help demystify the issue for you. This brief tip is intended to point out the differences between subdomains and Internet pages. A subdomain is like a subdivision! One or more subdomains (or subdomain names) can be ‘nested’ or appear before the Top-Level Domain. If you already own a TLD that works well for you—for instance, … [Read more...] about Subdomains versus Internet Pages