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I developed this “Website Development Questionnaire” in 2002. It is old, but it still serves me well, so I thought I would share. I don’t actually add the bold or italic sections below. Those were added here to help you understand the rationale for the questions:   1) Corporate Identity: Corporate Information (for site development): Company Name (Legal) Company Name (Branding) Company Tag Line: Company Phone Number Company Fax Number Address: Other contact information Business hours of operation (store hours / when phones will be answered, if relevant) 2) Domain Names and Hosting: Main Domain Name: What other domain names do you own? Do you have web hosting? If so, what type (IIS, Apache?) 3) Briefly describe what your company does: 4) Adjectives: Please list 5 (or more) adjectives that you think describe your company or should describe your company in order of relevance / importance This information is used to get a sense for design, and to help in SEO 5) Competitors: Are there any websites that you would consider your “competition”? Feel free to provide more information on how they are your “competition”, but, at minimum, provide for each competitor, include the company name, web address, and a list of “keyterms” that describe what they do and/or sell. In addition to getting a good look at what ...
There are some usability principles which change very rarely. The reason for this is because they are deeply ingrained into our human nature. Even if they change, they change very slightly, the fundamentals remain the same. We will try to cover some most important usability principles in the following article. 1. You are designing with a target in mind You probably spend most of your time designing websites for clients. All of those clients want to accomplish something with the website you’re building. If they are a company selling a specific product, then the target is for the customers to get to the shopping cart and buy the product. Your clients may have multiple targets as well. The important thing is to have a ‘core’ (one or more targets) which you’ll later use to build your site upon. That ‘core target’ may be, clicking on the ‘buy now button and buying the product’. The most obvious examples are opt-in sites, which have 1 objective…you either buy/sign up or do nothing. Just take a look at Double Your Dating… This can be more subtle, like Intelius does it…you first search for the person and then after you click ‘View more details” then you’re sent to a payment page. 2. ...
Something that makes a website great  is when it is compatible in multiple browsers regardless of version. Technically this is referred to as cross-browser compatibility. Wikipedia defines cross-browser as: The ability for a website, web application, HTML construct or client-side script to support all the web browsers. Now, you may be confused on what is the difference between cross-browser and multi-browser. Multi-browser means a website will work in several web browsers like Safari, Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer. While cross-browser means a website works in any browser, and any version of the browser, being used. Image by: lagiamd This can be a struggle for developers throughout the creation of their websites. If a user cannot view your website properly, he will not blame the operating system or his browser…he will blame the website itself. The goal as developers is to avoid that. That’s why there are tools available for free, or purchase, to make your cross-browser checking easier. In this article you will find ten useful tools that you can use for your cross-browser compatibility check. 1. BrowserShots BrowserShots is a free cross-browser tool that captures screenshots of the website in different browsers. This is the best known and the oldest cross-browser tool used by developers. The browsers it supports are: Google Chrome Dillo ELinks Epiphany Mozilla Firefox Galeon and more… The ...
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Harvey Norman chairman Gerry Harvey has finally announced the retail giant will begin expanding its online presence, saying now is the right time for the company to be getting on board. Here at SmartCompany we believe it's better late than never for Harvey. But here are a few things we think the company needs to consider before getting stuck into an online retail war. Develop a solid eCommerce infrastructure Creating an online store is a big undertaking, even for a giant like Harvey Norman. The business will need to hire new staff and buy more IT equipment – but clearly much of the focus needs to be put on creating a great retail experience. Shopping online needs to be smooth. It isn't like walking into a retail store, where they may walk around for a few moments before leaving – you've only got a few seconds to grab a user's attention. That means an online Harvey Norman customer needs to be able to find what they want, click "buy" and then go immediately to a clear and concise shopping cart that doesn't require any useless information or burdensome security checks. Customer service also needs ...
Over the past year much more has been changed in the world of SEO (Search Engine Optimization) and web design than thought. Emergence of smart phones is going to change web access trends and on the other hand web browsers begin to follow new technologies introduced in the field of web design. According to new web trends, web design is getting merged with SEO. SEO professionals are getting excited by hearing this terrific news but same news is becoming a cause for web designers to spend their nights sleepless for making websites search engine friendly as well as user-friendly at the same time. Focus of this post is to share some trends related to web design and SEO that will be most favorable during this year and will maximize the chances of increasing online visibility of a website. HTML Multiheaders Design evolution has made HTML multiheaders tremendously more compelling and useful. The best example in this regard is unbounce. It is best solution for placing more content on single page specially on homepage of a website. Users can see all of your provided information without visiting other pages. Illustrative Designing Design should be illustrative that provide clear image to your clients in a very first look. All ...
The Do-It-Yourself Facebook Resume Kit in 5 easy steps. The best way to show off your resume on Facebook. This is a guest post by Claudio Nader. If you’d also like to guest post here on JobMob, follow these guest post guidelines. Want a resume that looks like this? Why this is a great idea Many job seekers kick off their job search with an email to everyone they know asking for leads. A common problem is that after a few weeks or months, friends and family forget that they’re still looking for a job. Your Facebook profile resume will constantly remind every visitor about your job search without you needing to send followups. Then when a lead comes to mind, they’ll just need to click ‘Share Profile’. Now, when sending that first job search announcement, tell people to follow your Facebook profile to see if you’re still available. Pretty clever, right? How it works The new Facebook profile layout displays your last 5 tagged photos across the top, while showing your profile picture on the left. Use your profile picture for a headshot and a brief but hard-hitting summary of your skills & achievements Use the tagged photos as banners for each of your print resume’s sections The caption of each banner ...
Introduction One of my favorite all time quotes is from the movie “The Matrix” when Morpheus sits down with Neo and says, “You take the blue pill, the story ends, you wake up in your bed and believe whatever you want to believe. You take the red pill, you stay in Wonderland, and I show you how deep the rabbit hole goes”. This can be said of small business websites in 2011. You can stay with what you’re currently doing and pretend that your website will do just fine, or you can wake up and learn about 6 things in 2011 that will make your small business website out perform the competition. Competition in the global and local online market in 2011 will be fierce, and the one’s with the best websites will come out ahead. Let’s face it, this time last year we didn’t have “Like” boxes, and we definitely didn’t have revolutions in Egypt and Libya because of Facebook and Twitter. It’s important that small business owners know what to have on their websites in order to maintain competition. Small business websites that have these six things in common will have the advantage throughout the year.   1. A Mobile Site Combined with ...
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