Jun 12

Use Psychology of Web Design to Build Trust with Customers and Boost Sales

When you hear the term “psychology of web design,” what comes to mind? When designing your website, certain factors will make it more attractive to internet users than others. The more of them you have in place, the easier it will be to build a bond of trust with your customers, leading to increased sales.

The internet gives you the power to connect with buyers on a 24/7 basis through your website. You are no longer limited to marketing to local customers, but can expand your business horizons to include patrons from anywhere in the world. For this reason, one of the best decisions you can make for yourself is to invest in a high quality site.


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May 24

How To Build Your Own Website For Free

Having your own website has become quite common these days. Whether you want to write a blog, advertize yourself or your services, your own website is the best and most common tool at your disposal. However, you may not want to invest financially in your own website, or you simply can’t afford it at the moment. In order to help you, we assembled this short guide for free website building to help you get started:

* Choose your subject: I know it sounds like I am stating the obvious, but it is important. Before you start the process of building a website, you need to decide what your website will be about and how should it look. This is important, since you need to choose a website-building service that could create what you have in mind.

* Choose a website-building service: it is preferable to choose a website host that includes a website building platform. A website building platform will provide the tools you need to build your own website. This will make things simpler for you. Also make sure that there is no price tag hiding somewhere along the line.

There is a sea of options out there these days. The most popular option nowadays is WordPress.com which now powers about 25% of the web. It is conveniently both a web host and a website builder. You can use it even if you don’t know any programming language. It is pretty simple and offers built-in tools that will make creating a website very simple. If you want to create your own website from nothing using coding, WordPress is also a great option. You can also combine both options.

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Jun 17

The Website Builders History You Should Know

Beautiful websites always make people indulge in pleasures. High-definition pictures, appropriate button design with fresh color, stunning flash effects, all of these items are signs of progress in website building. Nowadays most websites can provide good user experience on mobile devices. Even more striking, people without special technical skills can create their own websites using best website builders. This was unimaginable before.

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Mar 06

Making HTML5 Banner in Flash Creation Way

flash-banner-makerToday I will share you a lazy way to keep up with the latest HTML5 technology. You still can remain your familiar way to create Flash banner, but output both HTML5 banner and Flash banner results as you like. This amazing Flash/HTML5 banner maker is Sothink SWF Easy V6.6.

As we know, the emerging HTML5 technology has aroused the argument that Flash will be replaced by HTML5. Since everything is possible in such a fast-paced age, we cannot precisely predict which technology will win. However, currently more and more websites begin to adopt the HTML5 specifications to code their pages. So it is necessary for you to make more HTML5 format web animations.

For those web designers and web developers that have used Adobe Flash for many years, changing to HTML5 way to create interactive content for web maybe a frustrated thing. Have you thought about finding a tool to make HTML5 interactions with your familiar Flash creation way?

SourceTec Software successfully offers a solution. Now it releases Sothink SWF Easy 6.6 – Flash/HTML5 Banner Maker V6.6 – a formerly sophisticated Flash banner maker, now also acts as a personalized HTML5 banner generator. This upgrade version adds the big enhancement to support HTML5, which means from now on, you are no longer need to make the annoying choice between Flash and HTML5. Once you have SWF Easy, you not only can remain your comfortable style to make animations, like banners, e-cards, presentations, etc., but also output the final arts as either Flash or HTML5 format, totally depend on yourself. Worth to have a try, isn’t it? Download Free Banner Maker Trial >>

Jan 17

Top 5 Web Design Mistakes

We could produce of a list of 50 top web design mistakes but lets limit this list to 5, to get to the point and help you speed the recovery of your site. As always, please comment on this list in case we’ve missed something you feel is more critical.

1. User doesn’t know what the purpose of your site is within 5-7 seconds.

Most users will give up soon after that quick window vanishes…   You already know what you site is there for, so you take it for granted that the user knows too. But often they don’t, and boy oh boy when it comes to those ‘integration solution’ type businesses that appear to do everything and nothing all at once, it can sure be confusing.

A user should never have to work to figure out what your site does. Take that to the bank.

2. User has to wait for your site to load.

Again, users are impatient. Unless your site is a cult design site that users know will be worth waiting for, it’s an epic fail to make ’em wait more than 5-7 seconds for the site to load. Many will say “3 seconds max, loser!!”.

Given all the places where latency can slow things down, don’t assume the user has the same lighting fast  fiber connection that you do.

If you are a design house and want to show off, give the potential client (everyone who comes to your site is a potential client) a “work examples” page on your site where they can see your seriously tricky Flash work…but don’t lose the potential client before they see your work. Continue reading

Jan 17

Top 30 Most Important Web Technologies

This all comes from Builtwith.com – which is a really engrossing site full of web trends and analytics that will leave your head spinning as you try to make sense of it all.

See below this chart for an interesting trend in Google Adsense too!

Name Type Websites Usage % Change %
IIS Web Server 28,408,510 22.82 0.03
ASP.NET Frameworks 27,327,098 21.62 0.03
PHP Frameworks 26,056,938 36.65 -0.03
jQuery JavaScript 24,636,038 33.58 0.04
Google Adsense for Domains Advertising 16,040,583 1.84 0.03
Shockwave Flash Embed Frameworks 8,541,143 14.02 -0.08
RSS Feeds 7,784,774 19.98 -0.07
Frontpage Extensions Frameworks 6,867,908 12.33 -0.07
Limiter Modules Server 6,411,848 12.1 -0.08
Auth Passthrough Server 5,770,257 10.57 -0.07
Really Simple Discovery Feeds 4,807,263 12.04 -0.06
IIS 7 Web Server 4,625,688 8.31 0.03
WordPress CMS 4,489,002 11.63 -0.07
Pingback Support Feeds 4,244,904 10.83 -0.07
Live Writer Support Feeds 4,241,365 10.54 -0.06
Atom Feeds 3,173,484 6.22 -0.04
Google Adsense Advertising 2,775,213 10.36 -0.02
WordPress Plugins Widgets 2,771,895 9.28 -0.05
AJAX Libraries API CDN 2,155,279 8.86 0.03
Ubuntu Server 1,775,256 2.41 0.05
Passive Localization JavaScript 1,330,312 4.73 -0.29
Facebook for Websites JavaScript 1,216,712 8.14 0.03
YouTube Media 1,053,488 2.49 -0.04
jQuery UI JavaScript 925,740 5.28 0.03
jQuery Cycle JavaScript 779,449 4.1 0.02
Google Plus One Widgets 304,080 5.31 0.02
Hover Intent JavaScript 291,579 1.67 0.02
jQuery CDN CDN 109,038 0.42 0.02
jPlayer Media 2,724 0.11 0.02
SiteSpect Analytics 628 0.06 0.05

From: http://www.coolhomepages.com/Top-30-Most-Important-Web-Technologies/blog-144.html