1. Don’t make users think
According to Krug’s first law of usability, the web-page should be obvious and self-explanatory. When you’re creating a site, your job is to get rid of the question marks — the decisions users need to make consciously, considering pros, cons and alternatives.
If the navigation and site architecture aren’t intuitive, the number of question marks grows and makes it harder for users to comprehend how the system works and how to get from point A to point B. A clear structure, moderate visual clues and easily recognizable links can help users to find their path to their aim.
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Your blog post thumbnail will play a big part in how your users see your website, and how they navigate it. A well designed post thumbnail can really engage your visitors and help encourage them to explore your website. Read the rest of this entry »
So you’ve made a great website and now you are patiently waiting for the big Internet population to find their way to your website. Are things not going as fast as they should be? Well then you should try search engine optimization (SEO) to get free traffic from big search engines like Google, Yahoo and Bing. SEO is not something you do once and forget about it. No, you should spend each week some time to do some SEO activities. The Search engines will notice that your website is alive and kicking and within a few weeks you will see your website rising in the search engine rankings. Maverick Webmaster presents you with 50 useful tips use can use to optimise your website for Search engines.
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It hardly matters, whether you are using image links, image maps or even the drop down menus. Just make sure that they have text links incorporated with them, so that the search engine spiders can easily locate them.
Unless you have precise and simple keywords, with proper sentence construction and grammar, your site will not make ample money. Even the images and navigation cannot give competition to the content. After all, the content makes or breaks the site!
Link building and structuring of keywords and key phrases with proper back link is a mandatory aspect of search engine optimization. At the same time, link with sites only when they are related to your page. Do not overcrowd your web pages with unnecessary links, because they act as mere distractions.
Search Engine Optimizing is something you should do on a regular basis. The algorithms of search engines keep changing, so you need to know the latest trends and tricks to keep or improve your search rankings. We have listed some of the best SEO blogs with tons of information on SEO.
Search Engine Land is a news and information site covering search engine marketing, searching issues and the search engine industry.The site is led by journalist Danny Sullivan, who has been covering search since 1998
SEOmoz serves as a hub for search marketers worldwide, providing education, tools, resources and paid services to help every SEO to be the best they can be
Matt Cutts works for the Search Quality group in Google, specializing in search engine optimization issues. He is well known in the SEO community for enforcing the Google Webmaster Guidelines and cracking down on link spam. Cutts also advises the public on how to get better website visibility in Google. Read the rest of this entry »
Fonts are very important for creating effective and creative websites and even more when creating a logo. Logo’s of big brands like Coca Cola or Walt Disney rely on their unique typography. But you can also take a regular font and create a strong logo by editing it a bit, like Microsoft, Sony and Google have done. There are many great websites where you can find free fonts. Here we have listed 25 excellent free font websites. Together they contain more than 100, 000 free fonts.