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    Why Youtube became so big so fast and what its’ growth can teach you about the Web – Web design video tutorials for beginners

    { Posted on Jun 10 2012 by seoman }
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    Youtube is the new big thing on the Web. But you have to wonder why Youtube got so big so fast? … Consider that there are web sites that have existed long before Youtube and did the exact same thing – ...Read More »

    Where to start

    { Posted on Jun 10 2012 by seoman }
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    Before you start, take some time to determine what your shopping cart needs are. It will help you immensely in narrowing the available choices! In my case, I had some fairly specific requirements, such as:- 1. The need for a reasonably priced ...Read More »

    Web Graphics programs

    { Posted on Jun 10 2012 by seoman }
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    You will need some program for producing Web graphics. Web graphics, as mentioned above, are compressed to reduce their size for transmission over the phone lines. There are three types of Web graphics. The GIF file is used for pictures ...Read More »

    CuteFTP

    { Posted on Jun 10 2012 by seoman }
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    Most good Web page editors have facilities to upload files to the server built-in but good, dedicated FTP programs give more power and versatility. Although I normally use Interarchy on a Mac for FTP work, I’ve also been using GlobalSCAPE’s popular ...Read More »

    Choosing Search Optimized Domain Names

    { Posted on Jun 10 2012 by seoman }
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    Choosing a good domain name for your business website can be very hard but it is also essential to get it right, after all you want it to work for you. In this article I explore the many different aspects ...Read More »

    Web Design Directory

    { Posted on Jun 10 2012 by seoman }
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    Do you need a Web designer or some help with a project that you are working on yourself? The Web Design Directory has hundreds of searchable listings covering every aspect of the business. Designers, illustrators, programmers, hosting companies. They are ...Read More »

    Mozilla Extensions

    { Posted on Jun 10 2012 by seoman }
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    Mozilla is not the most popular browser by a long way, but I do believe it is the best. It’s not the fastest browser, but I wouldn’t call it slow. What it has is the most accurate and reliable rendering engine ...Read More »

    Blaming your tools

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    They say a bad workman always blames his tools – yes, it no good blaming your computer or software if your work is below par. Bad workmen often choose the wrong tools to begin with. A Swiss Army Knife may ...Read More »

    WHAT ARE DATABASES – PART 1 – Web design video tutorials for beginners

    { Posted on Jun 10 2012 by seoman }
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    WHAT ARE DATABASES? Databases are programs that are built to store and manage information. You can think of a database as a virtual filing cabinet – with extra bells and whistles. Types of databases: There are several types of databases used today. The ...Read More »

    CSS-P in Current Browsers 2

    { Posted on Jun 10 2012 by seoman }
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    Last September, I put a batch of browsers through some gruelling tests to see how well they coped with Cascading Style Sheets layouts. More specifically, I wanted to see how far I could push them before they fell over. When ...Read More »

    SEO Tip: How Do Search Engines Choose Page-One Sites?

    { Posted on Jun 10 2012 by seoman }
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    You may be wondering how search engines arrange the top pages from millions of others. There are calculations involved and you have to work with these to put your site in page one. How Do Search Engines Work? There are ...Read More »

    Design Perspectives

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    Almost every area of art and design has some kind of technological dimension. At it’s most basic, you have to be aware of what happens when you mix paints and apply them to paper or canvas. Further along the scale, you ...Read More »

    Configuring WordPress Video Tutorials – Web design video tutorials for beginners

    { Posted on Jun 10 2012 by seoman }
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    Hi, I’ve just released parts 5 and 6 of my video series of configuring Wordpress. Again, more basic stuff designed to help get people up and running as quickly as possible. The new videos: - Configuring Wordpress Part 5 - Configuring Wordpress Part 6 - Configuring ...Read More »

    Seo Search Engine Optimaization Tips

    { Posted on Jun 10 2012 by seoman }
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    Search Engine Optimization uses a combination of techniques, tools, and technical know-how to get results .Search engine optimization (SEO) is a set of methodologies aimed at improving the visibility of a website in search engine listing. Search Engine Optimization (SEO) ...Read More »

    From idea to Web page

    { Posted on Jun 10 2012 by seoman }
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    When it comes to producing copy, like this article for instance, I could sit down with Microsoft Word and just type topdown, but I don’t. I use an ancient Mac program called Acta which is more of an ‘ideas processor’. I ...Read More »

    Increase your website Traffic

    { Posted on Jun 10 2012 by seoman }
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    Anyone who owns a website wants it to be extremely popular with high amounts of traffic that converts to new business. This is the always the case whether its a local service like Andrew Hill Salon, a big company like ...Read More »

    Usual Misconceptions About Search Engine Optimization

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    In the new realm of Internet marketing, visibility and search ranking are two items that one needs to be fully aware of, since enhanced visibility and good rankings make for greater clicks by web users and profits for sites that ...Read More »

    Is a Linking Campaign the Only Trend?

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    An appropriate linking strategy can improve the page rank for Google and the other search engines. But how can a search engine optimizer's inbound links be spidered and indexed by Google and the other search engines? The important part in ...Read More »

    New Browsers – New problems

    { Posted on Jun 10 2012 by seoman }
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    In the last month, two new browsers have appeared – three, if you count the Windows and Mac versions of Netscape 6. The other one, of course, is Microsoft Internet Explorer 5 for Mac. The introduction of these browsers is ...Read More »

    Administrative and Legal

    { Posted on Jun 10 2012 by seoman }
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    Again, I can’t give anything but very general advice. I work in the UK. Formal contacts are almost unheard of here, I’ve never had one in my life. In the USA, contracts are virtually mandatory. Depending on where you live ...Read More »

    Excuse me sir, your Flash is broken!

    { Posted on Jun 10 2012 by seoman }
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    Microsoft have just been successfully sued for half a billion dollars by a small company called Eolas, who claim to hold the patent rights for the technology that permits plug-ins like Flash and QuickTime to work in browsers – and ...Read More »

    Cheap web hosting Guide

    { Posted on Jun 10 2012 by seoman }
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    Check out all features, plans, data transfer, mysql account, and emails. Figure out your attention in starting a website. If you are planning on selling things or posting up things for fun Read More »

    Search Engine Optimization (Seo)

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    Search Engine Optimimization (Seo) Search Engine Optimization (SEO), considered by many to be a subset of Search Engine marketing, is a term used to describe a process of improving the volume of traffic to a web site from Search Engines, ...Read More »

    Web Page Razzmatazz

    { Posted on Jun 10 2012 by seoman }
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    Although there are a number of other browser programs available, Microsoft Internet Explorer and Netscape dominate the market Making sure that your design works satisfactorily in all the current versions of these browsers is the very least you can do! With all ...Read More »

    Google gives more importance to scientific articles

    { Posted on Jun 10 2012 by seoman }
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    The Google Page Rank algorithm, also known as PR, seems to give more importance to the impact of a scientific article rather than to it’s quoting number. For the ones that don’t know, traditionally, to measure an article’s importance there ...Read More »

    Avoiding, and using clicheacute;s

    { Posted on Jun 10 2012 by seoman }
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    There are dozens, if not hundreds of site layout styles that we see over and over again. You can call them, ‘tried and tested’, ‘popular styles’, ‘classic looks’, ‘Style #14b’ or whatever. Yes, it is difficult, if not impossible, to ...Read More »

    Idea22.com: how to produce a video tutorial – Web design video tutorials for beginners

    { Posted on Jun 10 2012 by seoman }
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    Hi, I’ve put together a PDF document that outlines the process on how to create an effective video tutorial: How to create a video tutorial Although I wrote this to help people who want to contribute video tutorials to idea22.com, you will find ...Read More »

    A few final notes

    { Posted on Jun 10 2012 by seoman }
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    JPEGs compress smooth images better than images with sharp edges, so you could try smoothing the image slightly before compression (your web graphics application may have a slider to apply this without affecting the original image). This gives a good ...Read More »

    Monster Munch by Joe Gillespie

    { Posted on Jun 10 2012 by seoman }
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    The radio says that Godzilla is headed for town, everybody has to get out quick! But there’s only one road out of town. And, just out of town there are a couple of roundabouts, so all the traffic has to slow down ...Read More »

    The Programs

    { Posted on Jun 10 2012 by seoman }
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    Fireworks 3 (Macromedia) Now, very similar to Photoshop 5.5 with its multiple previews and comprehensive palette controls. Fireworks also adds PNG-32 format to its armoury allowing multi-level transparency for those who can handle it. Fireworks consistently beat Photoshop on file sizes ...Read More »

    It’s the difference that makes the difference!

    { Posted on Jun 10 2012 by seoman }
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    I can’t think of any other creative medium where someone spends so much time and effort handcrafting a piece of work just so the audience can experience something else entirely. Look at the print industry. The end result looks exactly like ...Read More »

    Cleaner code is better than faster code – Web design video tutorials for beginners

    { Posted on Jun 10 2012 by seoman }
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    I can’t tell you how many times that my programming experience (in Java, PHP etc) has guided me in my web design work … and strangely, even in other aspects of my life not at all related to topics ‘nerd’. … ...Read More »

    Advice for multilingual SEO. Part 1

    { Posted on Jun 10 2012 by seoman }
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    Consider all the possibilities. Living as I do on the conjunction of three countries, that is Belgium, Holland and Germany, can make search engine optimisation (SEO) quite a challenge. Just in the surrounding area of the village I work from ...Read More »

    College to Learn Web Design? – Web design video tutorials for beginners

    { Posted on Jun 10 2012 by seoman }
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    A common question I get from people, is whether it makes sense to go to college to learn web design? I’ve talked about the web design profession in other articles. Yet, as you will see in the following email I recently ...Read More »

    The Top 5 Tools For Search Engine Optimization

    { Posted on Jun 10 2012 by seoman }
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    Any search engine marketing company should be utilizing the latest technology to obtain the best possible results for any web business. Writing articles and submitting press releases online have been traffic generators for quite some time, yet some companies are ...Read More »

    Why Google Sitemaps is a Win-Win Situation for Webmasters

    { Posted on Jun 10 2012 by seoman }
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    The process of informing search engines about new pages in your website or about new websites in your care can be quite a time consuming task. The submissions process is just way too much trouble for its own good that ...Read More »

    What You Need to Know as a SEO Newbie

    { Posted on Jun 10 2012 by seoman }
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    I started doing Search Engine Optimization very recently, at the end of December 2005, at first I could not understand anything about it, when I started, I couldn't tell what was the difference between a Search Engine and a Directory! ...Read More »

    Color

    { Posted on Jun 10 2012 by seoman }
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    You may have been told that graphics appear darker on a PC than on a Mac. This is only a half-truth. The colors in the Web palette are 20% steps of Red, Green and Blue and are shown in the chart ...Read More »

    Now for some specifics that affect your design

    { Posted on Jun 10 2012 by seoman }
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    As you probably know, font sizes on Macs and PCs are different. With the new versions of Explorer and Netscape, the same font spec on a Web page will make the type appear approximately the same size on both platforms ...Read More »

    Web Design Nirvana Without the Web Standards – Web design video tutorials for beginners

    { Posted on Jun 10 2012 by seoman }
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    The Web standards zealots have been running rampant on the Web, spewing their tripe of how you must follow the Web standards no matter what is happening in the real world. … Why pay attention how (the most popular) web browsers ...Read More »

    Search Engine Directory specializes in Niche Vertical Markets

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    A niche market or a vertical market is a group of similar kinds of businesses that engage in a trade based on specialized needs of customers or buyers. The people who participate in a vertical market are usually a smaller ...Read More »

    Taming the Electronic Page

    { Posted on Jun 10 2012 by seoman }
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    One of the first things that needs to be considered is the page size that we are going to work on. On paper, we work to A4 or Tabloid or 48 Sheet poster format knowing that the size is going to ...Read More »

    The rules of risk and the business of web design. – Web design video tutorials for beginners

    { Posted on Jun 10 2012 by seoman }
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    In the business of web design (any business really,) there are two fundamental rules of risk you can use to evaluate whether or not you should take a particular risk: 1. If what you are attempting do does not work out ...Read More »

    What SEO Marketers Should Avoid Doing

    { Posted on Jun 10 2012 by seoman }
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    Perfecting the art of Search engine optimization (SEO) is a truly tricky process. An SEO does the job improving the volume and quality of traffic to a web site from search engines via the organic or algorithmic search results. A ...Read More »

    lt;BODYgt; Language

    { Posted on Jun 10 2012 by seoman }
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    by Joe Gillespie Whether we are aware of it or not, when we speak to someone else there is a lot of communication taking place other than the words being spoken. Facial expressions, hand gestures and intonations of the voice all ...Read More »

    Latent Semantic Indexing and Search Engines Optimimization (SEO)

    { Posted on Jun 10 2012 by seoman }
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    By Jose Nuсez The closest search engines have come to actual applications of this technology so far is know as "Associative Indexing" and it is put in effect under Stemming, or the indexing of words on the basis of their ...Read More »