Category: Ecommerce

My friends at digital-telepathy passed something along to me for a look and a laugh. Turns out, it’s an interesting illustration of search engine optimization and a web design shooting blanks. The site is optimized but someone forgot to consider how to target it for customers, not just search engines. In addition, the design isn’t responding to one of the most popular reasons someone would go to the site. In the writeup, called Search+ :: It’s All In The GrindsRead more…

I hate to admit this because it feels selfish and I don’t want to appear like a usability activist. But. It secretly bothers me when I see conferences or seminars on website marketing that don’t offer a session on user centered design. I always wonder why this is. Is usability that scary? Time and time again I will witness or be part of a conversation where a site owner will ask, “What is wrong with my website? It’s not selling/working/ranking/etc.”Read more…

Search engine optimization is being defended once more. This time, by Danny Sullivan, who attempts to set things straight with Jason Calacanis. He is joined by many other voices on issues of trust, integrity, social media optimization and marketing practices. The anti-SEO sentiment may be driven by bitterness over what is viewed as purposeful manipulation. Skilled search engine marketers not only target known users of a product, but they also create desire, need, and emotional connections to products or websitesRead more…

I’m fortunate that when I become busy and can’t write something worthy in my blog, I have good friends to introduce you to. This time, I have something to offer that’s helpful to those who want advice on starting a new website and something else for those who are light-years ahead of the game. Yuri Filimonov has written Create a small business website on a small budget I like checklists and articles that organize projects. That’s what Yuri does inRead more…

If so, you’re not alone. Three of the current top discussions at Cre8asiteforums are on the topic of web page resolution. It’s hard to ignore a vibe that strong. Browser resolution remains a web designer’s dilemma. How do you know what the right choice to make is? Explore: 1152×864 On 17″ Monitor Going Too Far? “I know w3schools.com says a lot of people are on this resolution but it does not specify the correlation to monitor size.” 800×600 Resolution –Read more…

I met a lovely reader today, who responded to seeing my blog post yesterday on accessbility. I wrote about the topic not as expert, but as a student. It’s a role I’m more comfortable with. He showed me a project he’s passionate about. It’s a website built for visually impaired and the blind, either using a web browser reader or a braille setup. I could learn from it I wanted to. But mostly, it mattered more to me that heRead more…

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