Thursday, December 20, 2007

Web development guidelines

Web sites are electronic media for disbursement of information, business to consumer (B2C) and business to business (B2B) activity.

Making a custom website i.e. web development requires professionalism, an approach wherein skilled programmers and web designers play an important role. The role of content writers is no less. The first stage is that of conception derived by accurate analysis Vis a Vis the objective or the purpose of site. The keyword analysis plays key role on which the visibility or website traffic de pends. The visibility of the site should be on effective search terms which are targeted for finding the right users for an impressive conversion ratio.

The coding should be accurate without flaws and thoroughly tested. The website should have server side scripts. The client side scripting such as Java and Ajax are not spider friendly hence hinder search engine optimization to some extent. The graphic should be light and of high resolution, the height and width should be properly defined for faster downloading.

Web designers should use a text editors like the Macromedia Dreamweaver and test site on compatible browsers like Internet explorer, Fire fox and Lynx. The navigational architecture of the portal should be user friendly. In online shopping e-commerce websites content management systems, messaging and online shopping cart are incorporated which requires skilled web designers and programmers.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Web Design and W3C

W3C develops inter-operable technologies it sets standards as regards to specifications, guidelines, software, and tools to lead the Website to its full potential on the Internet. Following W3C standards help deliver accurate web design with all the functionalities and utilities. W3C or World Wide Web consortium is a forum for information, commerce, communication, and collective understanding.

Here are some tools for validation:

HTML Validator

It help validitate formats like HTML and XHTML, SVG or MathML applied to a website.

Line Checker

Helps check broken links as wellas check anchors in Html/Xhtml documents.

CSS Validator

Validates style sheets on the website.

These validators are easy to use since all you have to do is insert the URL.

Monday, November 12, 2007

Site Diagram

Creating a site diagram is easier if you have a master plan shared by the whole web development team. The site diagram is fundamental to website design as the web development process proceeds there are changes that evolve as well. The site diagram is basis of the core planning that is a must for initiating and carrying henceforth the web page design. Site diagram which begins as a broad scope of the webs site to be enters much finer and detailed elements that are proposed and ingrained into the website. The internal architecture Vis a Vis navigation, content and interactive capabilities of the web page emerge as the developmental work of the web pages proceed. Accurate implementation is also vital for web promotion for ultimate representation on Internet and high visiblity. Designing elements are an important factor in optimization of web pages.

The site diagram is the basis of the core planning and implementation of the whole project where in the team can discuss and project their ideas and creative elements that make a web design effective on the internet. Research, analysis and planning are key to a successful website design rather than hasty implementation of ideas.

Monday, October 15, 2007

Search engine friendly website

There are many companies and individuals that promise high search engine ranking to a prospective client. Believe me I am into web promotion and seo content writing since a long time...there is no quick fire solution to web promotions as promised by these experts. One must take the service of a good web design company for success in online business, ecommerce or online shopping site.

Search engine optimization or web promotion is hard work and experience which one gains by working day and night to learn and deliver.

The first step is always on site optimization of the website. The following points will be useful for this activity.

No doorway pages please and avoid flash and jave scripts...use scripts that run on the server side. Manage session ids well.

Title tag ....write properly using correct keywords and phrases. Do not make it very long or confusing since the user will also read it.It should deliver to search engine for indexing and to the visitor for higher convertion.

Meta descriptions should be as descriptive as possible. Describing the web site accurately....do not spam.

Meta keywords here you should substitute keywords present in the content and in the above two. Use plural or singular for or both depending upon how you have used them in the content or title and meta description. Use mis-spelling only if it is being typed often.

Unique content which accurate and descriptive. Write in your own language if you can write well, else hire a good seo content writer. The website content should be well written since again both the search engine and the web user is going to go through it. It is of no use to bring the site in a top rank when the visitor finds it uninteresting.

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Web Design

What is web design?
A web page is a document available on the Internet in various formats notable the html format or website as it is known. Other formats though less popular are .doc typ and pdf type to name a few. The html pages uses number of technologies to make a web page including sound and graphics. The languages used most popularly are Html or the mark up language as it is known and php which are contemporary website buildling tools.

The images or graphics that are very much a part of web design are assimilated on the web page in "jpeg" or "gif" format which are most widely used format in web designing and development. The sound files and video files may be incorporated on the web site but these ususally increase the weight of the web page and hence the download time which is not good for ranking high on the search engine result page.

The web pages are delivered electronically via the medium of the Internet and are compatibly for viewing on the web browsers such as the Internet explorer and fire fox. The viewer sees the web page in graphic user interface display or GUI. The popularity of the wordl wide web on the Internet is due to availability of millions of websites containing web pages loaded with information and utilities which attract user traffic from all over the world.