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Common Landing Page Optimization Terms

Landing page optimization terms such as conversionand SEO may look familiar but remain a mystery to you. Before trying to optimize your landing page, get to know some common landing page optimization terms [more…]

Landing Page Optimization For Dummies Cheat Sheet

Landing page optimization means that you strategically craft your landing page — with images, layout, language, and links. By optimizing landing pages and the consumer experience, you can turn good search [more…]

How to Plan Pages for Your Web Site in iWeb

iWeb is the Web site creation and editing application included with Mac OS X Snow Leopard. Every properly designed Web site has a purpose: to inform, to entertain, or to provide downloads or contact information [more…]

How to Publish Your iWeb Web Site

After you finish with a new iWeb site, Mac Snow Leopard makes it easy to get your masterpiece on the Web. You can publish your site by using your MobileMe account or publish to a separate server maintained [more…]

How to Create an Effective Home Business Web Site

Your home business’s Web site may look great, but if it’s not helping you sell more products and services, it’s a waste of your time and money. Here are some tried-and-true ways to build a Web site that’s [more…]

Quick Steps for Planning a Web Site

If you’re designing a Web site yourself, you may be tempted to jump right into the design. However, scoping out what you need your site to do lays the groundwork for all the Web design work that follows [more…]

Web Sites to Help Do-It-Yourself Web Designers

Use this handy reference to find Web sites to help you with the many aspects of Web design. Next to each Web site name is its address, which you can click to point your browser to that site. [more…]

Tips for Building a Website for Your Local Business

Regardless of what local online advertising channels you ultimately choose to employ for your business, it’s safe to say that if you don’t have a strong Web site, achieving local online advertising success [more…]

Tips for Designing a Web Site

Use these tips to make the content of the Web sites you create as appealing as possible. The goal here is to use a simple, clean design for your content, and to make all your pages as consistent as possible [more…]

The Seven Rules of Web Site Design

Use these rules to improve the basic design of the Web sites you create. Studies have shown that simple, clean designs are the best for drawing and retaining visitors. You want to give visitors to your [more…]

Tips for Designing a Successful Mobile Web Site

As you begin thinking about how best to design the mobile version (or versions) of your Web site, consider the unique challenges of the mobile Web. Here are some key considerations to keep in mind as you [more…]

Choose a Mobile Web Design Strategy

Your approach to designing a mobile Web site depends on your site content, your resources, and your audience. The following tips can help you understand the possible mobile Web design strategies and pick [more…]

Navigating the Moodle Interface

Moodle is very easy to navigate. Each new course is set up with a default course front page as shown here, to which you (as the instructor) can make changes. This course front page is what you and your [more…]

Finding Moodle Resources on the Internet

Moodlers around the world are a great bunch of people who love to help and share their knowledge and resources. So when you become an expert or find something that has really worked for you, share it with [more…]

Moodle Shortcuts

The following table lists some of the most common Moodle editing shortcut keys you can use in the Moodle HTML editor in WYSIWYG view. (WYSIWYG stands for What You See Is What You Get; it’s the default [more…]

Moodle For Dummies Cheat Sheet

This Cheat Sheet takes you on a tour of the Moodle interface, explaining modules and tools along the way. You also find a list of Moodle resources (with links) that can help get you started Moodling, provide [more…]

Choose a Theme and Page Template for Your iWeb Site in iLife '11

A theme defines the look of the Web site you create in iLife. Each time you add a new page to your iWeb site, you choose the page's template. Every iWeb theme offers templates designed for specific purposes [more…]

Valid Versus a Well-Formed XML Document

In XML, a valid document must conform to the rules in its DTD (Document Type Definition) or schema, which defines what elements can appear in the document and how elements may nest within one another. [more…]

Rules for Creating Document Type Definition, or DTD, Elements

Basically, you prepare and use a Document Type Definition (DTD) to add structure and logic, making it easier to ensure that all essential features are present — in the right order — in your XML document [more…]

Basic XML Schema Declarations

An XML Schema document is built of a series of declarations, which gives very detailed information and makes sure the information contained in the XML document is in the correct form. [more…]

Common Reserved Characters in XML

Some entities are reserved for internal use in XML and need to be replaced with character references in your content. These five commonly used internal entities are already defined as part of XML and ready [more…]

Browser Support for XML and Style Sheets

Web browser support for XML and style sheets — CSS and XSLT — is varied and sometimes less-than reliable. Research your options for web browsers so you know which browsers support which requirements and [more…]

XML For Dummies Cheat Sheet

XML is a markup language that builds web pages. Before you start using XML, study the difference between a valid and well-formed document, how to create DTD [more…]

Choosing a Strategy for Your Mobile Web Design

People now view web pages on everything from tiny cellphone screens to projectors that light up the side of a barn. The constraints you face in mobile web design for the small iPhone screen can feel like [more…]

Optimizing Your Mobile Web Designs for the iPhone

Yes, the iPhone screen is small, but you should stop thinking about constraints and start focusing on the amazing new opportunities iPhone web design offers — such as attracting an audience of people on [more…]


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