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Why You Should Add PayPal to Your Web Site

If you think PayPal is just for eBay sales, then you're missing out on a great opportunity to get revenue (or more revenue) from your Web site. If you're not already selling products from your Web site [more…]

How to Build a Website: The Home Page

Plan your home page carefully when you build your website. The contents on your home page can determine whether people will dive into your other pages — or whether they stay on your website, at all! But [more…]

Borrowing Winning Web Site Ideas

All good Web sites grow and evolve. If you start with a strong design and pay close attention to some basic rules about interface, navigation, and style, you have a better foundation to build on. The following [more…]

Thinking Your Web Page Through

A Web page or Web site is basically a publication, though an interactive one. Thinking about a few simple principles now, before you start, can help make your Web page much more interesting and useful [more…]

Searching for an Available Domain Name

You can register any domain name for your Web site that hasn't already been taken by someone else. Finding out whether a name is already in use is easy — and free. To see whether a domain name is already [more…]

Avoiding Web Design Blunders

Simply cruise the Web — especially areas with lots of personal pages, like the GeoCities site or AOL's Hometown area — and you can find many examples of badly designed pages. But what is it that makes [more…]

Publicizing Your Site

Getting people to come to your site can be very easy, or very difficult. The main thing that makes it seem hard to get traffic is your own set of expectations. If you expect huge numbers of visitors [more…]

Taking an Existing Business Online

Planning is everything! You have a much better chance for success when you map out a strategy for selling online than when you just put up a Yahoo! Store and hope to sell something. There are major differences [more…]

Hiring Help to Design Your Web Site

Besides overseeing the content, managing the money, and handling the marketing, are you going to educate yourself in HTML, PHP, JavaScript, database programming, Dreamweaver, FrontPage, marketing communications [more…]

Getting Web Server Space

A Web server is a computer that's connected to the World Wide Web and runs special software that enables it to provide information to Web users. You can easily get space on a Web server. Several Web-based [more…]

Building a Yahoo! Store or Outsourcing It

You can build your store yourself, or you can hire someone to build it for you. You can even build it yourself and then just hire someone to clean it up. Sometimes, though, it's just better to break out [more…]

Weaving through Web Hosting Service Features

A number of businesses and organizations offer web hosting service — that is, space on their web server for your website. Most of these organizations charge for this service, and fees vary. You should [more…]

Managing Your Site's Structure with Dreamweaver

One of the more common mistakes new Web designers make is plunging into developing a site without thinking through all of their goals, priorities, budget, and design options. The instinct is to simply [more…]

Enjoying Timesaving Contribute Tips

Even the best programs get better when you know how to make the most of them. These tips and tricks can be helpful if you're in a hurry or trying to work more efficiently. [more…]

Giving Search Engines Something to Read

You don't necessarily have to pick through the HTML code for your Web page to evaluate how search-engine-friendly it is. You can find out a lot just by looking at the Web page in the browser. Determine [more…]

Addressing Ajax Design Issues

Ajax is a new ball of wax when it comes to Web applications, and as such, new rules about how the interface should and shouldn't work are emerging. Those rules have not been formalized yet, but the Ajax [more…]

Streamlining Your Web Site's Navigation

A good Web site is designed so that users can navigate easily and intuitively and create their own paths to find the information most relevant to them. As you start to work on the design for your Web pages [more…]

Trekking through Web Design Tips

The majority of Flash movies end up on Web sites. To help ensure that your Web site is as attractive and useful as possible, consider these pearls of wisdom, some of which apply to all Web sites and others [more…]

Seed Your Wiki with Info to Attract Users

Users consider a wiki to be useful if it has a clear goal and some information already in place. Take Wikipedia, for example. When you visit a topic, you see a concise, coherent entry on a particular subject [more…]

Managing Server Access with Contribute

In order to control workflow, Contribute installs a file in a specific folder at the root of any Web site you connect to. This file, called the Shared Settings File, enables Contribute to store all the [more…]

Designing a Media-Friendly Web Site

Everybody knows it makes sense to be customer driven when designing a Web site, especially if you're doing business online. For a company doing PR, an important application of technology on the Web is [more…]

Notable Requests for Comments of Interest to TCP/IP Users

As a network administrator, you’re familiar with certain things — TCP/IP, security threats, and Requests for Comments, or RFCs. Published by the Internet Engineering Task Force, RFCs offer a chance for [more…]

Optimize a Landing Page by Troubleshooting the Fold

A key landing page optimization strategy is to keep critical content above the fold. In landing page optimization lingo, above the fold means that important content appears on the first screen so viewers [more…]

Web Resources for Landing Page Optimization

Want to find out more about landing page optimization? Use this list of Web resources to increase your understanding of landing page optimization: [more…]

Essential Landing Page Optimization Tips

Follow these optimization tips to keep visitors who land on your Web page from moving to other sites. Optimize your landing page as part of your Web design and conversion strategy, and you'll be well on [more…]

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