Written by Ronni Rhodes

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The quality of your streaming presentation will only be as good asrepparttar quality ofrepparttar 134662 source material for which it was originally created. This is extremely important! (You can't expect a videotape with bad color and contrast to look better in a stream than it did when you played it on your home VHS machine.) The company that you select to dorepparttar 134663 encoding and compression of your media should be able to provide you with good guidelines for your original production. For example, we always tell our clients that too much movement on a videotape will cause blurring and "smeariness" whenrepparttar 134664 video is streamed. (As bandwidth continues to improve, many restrictions that exist today will disappear.) Your streaming vendor isrepparttar 134665 best source of information regarding tape formats andrepparttar 134666 equipment required to createrepparttar 134667 original production. Streaming media is already being used effectively by a number of industries and organizations that are striving to stand out inrepparttar 134668 crowded Internet business world. Streaming media still has its limitations especially inrepparttar 134669 area of delivering full- screen, full-quality video. But most ofrepparttar 134670 big players onrepparttar 134671 Internet, even those in head-to-head competition forrepparttar 134672 fast-growing streaming audience, know that as bandwidth continues to improve, streaming is inevitable.

Streaming media advertising substantially increases brand recall, brand awareness, and positive brand perception. This really gives yourepparttar 134673 opportunity to deliver a powerful message about your products or services. It is affordable, exciting, and inviting. It createsrepparttar 134674 "stickiness" that keeps your web visitors at your site and gives them that extra incentive to click onrepparttar 134675 "Order Now" icon.

Ronni Rhodes is the owner of WBC Imaging, a woman-owned Internet company that specializes in web site enhancement utilizing streaming media technology. With her husband, Don, a broadcast engineer, they work with companies to incorporate streaming as part of successful and meaningful sales and marketing programs. Please direct all questions and comments to: 520-742-5780

Good web Design: Site Maps

Written by Richard Lowe

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Outline Format - Perhapsrepparttar most common format for a site map is a simple outline. This is most similar torepparttar 134661 table of contents of a book, with everything listed from top to bottom in a specific order.

This format is most useful for smaller, less complicated sites (under a hundred pages) with a straightforward design. The main disadvantage is that as your site grows,repparttar 134662 site map grows and takes longer to load into your visitors browsers. It is, however, by farrepparttar 134663 easiest of all for your visitors to grasp and understand, as your entire site is presented on a single page in a logical manner.

Multi-column outline - Many web sites use this format. It is similar torepparttar 134664 Outline format, but with several columns. It hasrepparttar 134665 same advantages and disadvantages asrepparttar 134666 outline format, although it can be slightly more confusing to your visitors.

Portal Format - This format consists of a main page which indexes additional pages, which may in turn index additional pages. Thus your main page may consist ofrepparttar 134667 overall general contents, with links to more specific contents. This format is most useful for very large sites or sites with complicated organizations. It is a little more difficult for your visitors as it requires more clicks to move around, but it is better than Outline format for large sites.

JavaScript and other formats - Some webmasters like to use JavaScript or Java applets to make their site maps very fancy. I would recommend against this, as they are far less intuitive than a simple outline or portal format. In addition, you can be reasonably sure that a straight HTML outline will display on anyone's browser - JavaScript or Java may be restricted by many users.

No matter what you decide,repparttar 134668 important thing to remember is to make it easy on your visitors. They arerepparttar 134669 reason why you created your web site, after all, andrepparttar 134670 easier you make it for them to get around,repparttar 134671 more they will explore andrepparttar 134672 more you will meetrepparttar 134673 goals you made when you created your site.

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