Stand Wild is a Los Angeles based NPO with aim of saving animals, and their audience is sports fans and sports organizations which teams carry mascot symbols of animals. Set against a gray background texture with images of different animals, Stand Wild's homepage is both informative and eye-catching. It features an image of activists on first view, a short "About" section with large, prominent fonts, and a large "Make Your Stand Here" call-to-action button. It also has three text teasers about team mascots, a Latest News section and more. Navigation links are set in a full-width toolbar along the top, with a Log In/Sign Up button and a Facebook button for quick access on the top right - a familiar location for most website visitors. The Make a Stand page adopts a minimalist approach to web design, so visitors are not overwhelmed with either too much text or images.
10 Content Ideas To Improve Organic VisibilityIn the past series of articles, we focused on determining what keywords were already generating business for a web site and then optimizing your existing pages to improve organic results for those keywords. In this and some future articles, we’ll cover adding new content to a website as well as other web venues to improve organic visibility. When we work on a comprehensive marketing project for a client, we first learn about their business and then discover what marketing tactics their competitors have employed. At the same time, we learn what web venues are available to focus our marketing towards. Next, we develop a strategy that includes many tactical options including content for their site and other web venues, social marketing, referral site development and link building, etc. Together, we decide which of the tactics to begin deploying.
DropboxDropbox is a home for all your photos, docs, videos, and files. Anything you add to Dropbox will automatically show up on all your computers, phones and even the Dropbox website — so you can access your stuff from anywhere. Dropbox also makes it super easy to share with others, whether you're a student or professional, parent or grandparent. Even if you accidentally spill a latte on your laptop, have no fear! Relax knowing that your stuff is safe in Dropbox and will never be lost.
Web Site Design Learning and Tutorials AcademySUNNYVALE, CA (REUTERS) -- A recently located makeshift 'instruction manual', has been located under the backseat of Tim Berners-Lee's car. The 'manual', a short treatise on web design principles, was scrawled on a series of old Denny's napkins and has revealed the lost 10 Commandments of Web Design - now made public, exclusively at CoolHomepages.com! Commandment 1: Thou shalt be clear about what the hell thou art presenting to the user.25 Link Building Tactics to Improve Blog Search Engine RankingsBlogs are often touted as good for search engine optimization. The reality is, blogs are simply software tools and what you get out of them from a SEO perspective is in proportion to how well you know how to use them. Good keyword categorization and content are a start, but blogs are not much of a SEO asset unless they attract links. The myth of “Build it and they will come”. Not many businesses that start blogs have the patience to create great content and wait for others to find that content all on their own as a linking strategy.
WebsiteNASA.gov homepage A website, also written as Web site, web site, or simply site, is a set of related web pages served from a single web domain. A website is hosted on at least one web server, accessible via a network such as the Internet or a private local area network through an Internet address known as a Uniform resource locator. All publicly accessible websites collectively constitute the World Wide Web.
Baseline“Real” baseline grid on the web When I first started to design Baseline, I wanted to base the grid on the work of Josef Müller-Brockmann, unfortunately some missing CSS attributes — like type leading — kept me from implementing a true grid based approach. I then decided to another look at the basic grid used in print: the baseline grid. Most frameworks and examples of baseline grids simply put the type on a regular line-height, but one problem with this approach is that the text rarely lines up correctly between columns and headlines — H1 through H6.
Flash-Based Galleries For Your Images - Smashing MagazineAdvertisement In many situations web designers should avoid Flash and prefer usual text-based presentation. For instance, in most tasks related to pure text presentation Flash is neither necessary nor user-friendly, and it also has some serious accessibility problems: in fact, “pure” text is easier to maintain and easier to copy and paste. However, if you’d like to present some multimedia-content, particularly images, Flash can often be a feasible solution, with flexible image management for web designers and impressive visual presentation for users.NHL losing the war on social mediaPerhaps NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly was having a bad day. Asked about the criticism on social media over NHL labour tactics, Daly said negotiating a new collective agreement (CBA) is still Job 1. “We do not intend to abdicate that responsibility in reaction to uninformed ramblings on Twitter,” he said in an e-mail. Ah, the uninformed ramblings on Twitter, the fifth column of the NHL lockout. For those not scoring at home, Twitter did not exist in 2004-05.
HOWThe time has come to close the legendary HOW Forums, but don’t worry; there are so many ways to connect with HOW and with other designers these days! The graphic design community has gone social. HOW Social Media Shortcuts Connect with HOW HOWdesign.com is also open to your thoughts and opinions. Simply register here and then comment on posts and let us know what you want to read more about.10 Free EBooks for Web DesignersSeveral weeks ago we published a post that told you about 10 free online books for web designers. We received lots of positive feedback from many of our readers who appreciated the great information, but one common question was, “Is there a PDF version?”. It turns out people really like their PDF’s, but unfortunately, that group of free books only had online HTML versions.
Project Performance KPIs - PMO Effectiveness - PM Hut - WaterfoxJanuary 13, 2012 | Author: PM Hut | Filed under: Performance Reporting, Project Management Office Project Performance KPIs - PMO Effectiveness By Zenkara Rather than some tirade on why metrics are so great for projects, let’s just list some critical ones: Schedule – Planned versus Actual – preferably via Earned Value Functional – % designed, implemented, tested, releasedDelivery on Time – Milestones Planned versus ActualCostPlanned versus Actual to datePlanned Total at Completion versus Revised/Re-estimate at CompletionCritical & Other Defects – Planned versus Actual conducted + TrendResources (people, hardware, etc)Planned versus ActualPlanned At Completion versus Revised/Re-estimate at CompletionRisks – New, Closed, Open + TrendIssues – New, Closed, Open + TrendDeliverables – Planned versus Actual to dateTests – Planned versus Actual Conducted + Trend Naturally all of these metrics are quantifiable.
6 revisionsAbout Six Revisions Six Revisions is a website that publishes practical and useful articles for designers and web developers. We seek to present exceptional, noteworthy tips, tutorials, and resources that the modern web professional will appreciate. Six Revisions was launched in February 2008 by professional web developer/designer Jacob Gube (who now functions as the Chief Editor of the site).