How To Create A Stunning Drop Capital Effect On Your Web Pages

Written by Jason Lewis

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Step #2

This step isrepparttar easiest bit…

Once you have createdrepparttar 131700 drop capital image, all you have to do now is to insert it into your web page. You just addrepparttar 131701 image torepparttar 131702 web page inrepparttar 131703 same way that you would with any other image on your page.

When you place it atrepparttar 131704 beginning ofrepparttar 131705 paragraph, make sure you remember to deleterepparttar 131706 first letter ofrepparttar 131707 normal text. Otherwise you will end up startingrepparttar 131708 paragraph with two ofrepparttar 131709 same letter.

Alignrepparttar 131710 image torepparttar 131711 left

Initially, you will notice thatrepparttar 131712 drop capital image just sits on top ofrepparttar 131713 first line, instead of dropping down into it. Not for long!

All you have to do now, is alignrepparttar 131714 image torepparttar 131715 left, and you will see it drop down instantly intorepparttar 131716 paragraph.

If you are using a web page editor to create your web pages like Microsoft FrontPage or Macromedias Dreamweaver, aligningrepparttar 131717 image torepparttar 131718 left is pretty easy.

In FrontPage:

Selectrepparttar 131719 drop capital image by left clicking it once. Then click onrepparttar 131720 align torepparttar 131721 left short cut icon inrepparttar 131722 top menu bar. Alternatively, you can select Format, then Position fromrepparttar 131723 top menu. Inrepparttar 131724 pop up window, select Align Left under Wrapping Style.

In Dreamweaver:

Selectrepparttar 131725 drop capital image by left clicking it once. Then inrepparttar 131726 properties window, click onrepparttar 131727 arrow inrepparttar 131728 drop down menu next to Align, then select Left

If you are using a different web page editor, you should have a similar align option inrepparttar 131729 menu area. Alternatively, you editrepparttar 131730 HTML code directly yourself. Just addrepparttar 131731 following command in betweenrepparttar 131732 brackets ofrepparttar 131733 image tag:


Thats literally all there is to it!

If you have multiple pages on your website, youll probably going to need to create a number of different drop capital images for each letter ofrepparttar 131734 alphabet. The extra effort will be worthwhile as you will end up with a much more professional looking website.

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Four Tips to Draw Traffic to Your Web Site

Written by ARA Content

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“We have hundreds of articles in more than a dozen topic areas available,” says Josh Madigan, product manager of Content Infusion. “The beauty ofrepparttar service is you can pick and choose which categories are most appropriate for your site. Older articles are automatically removed, and new ones are added each week.”

* Search Engines

Getting your site recognized byrepparttar 131699 major search engines is another good step to take. The first thing you should do is make sure your site is search engine optimized, meaningrepparttar 131700 pages contain keyword rich titles and text. A good title containsrepparttar 131701 most relevant keywords, describes what your site is about, and is less than 80 characters long. Keywords should also appear withinrepparttar 131702 body ofrepparttar 131703 text, but don’t overdo it. The search engines will penalize you for excessive key wording. Once you think your site is ready, submit your site address or URL torepparttar 131704 top search engines and directories onrepparttar 131705 Web: Google, Yahoo and Netscape, and in no time, traffic will likely pick up.

* Traffic Networks

Another way to bring people to your site is by joining a traffic network like Traffic Swarm. All you have to do to join is log on to , enter some basic information aboutrepparttar 131706 site or sites you want to promote -- a Category,repparttar 131707 URL, a Title, and a Description, andrepparttar 131708 information will be used to generate targeted links to your site, which are then displayed throughoutrepparttar 131709 Traffic Swarm network. A basic listing on this network is free. The beauty of traffic networks is that they bring traffic that is targeted to your primary audience.

* Adding Links

Adding links to your site is another way to grow your traffic. Some webmasters simply searchrepparttar 131710 web and then e-mail related sites asking for a link swap, but this method can be time consuming. An easier way to do it is to search for web directories with similar businesses already onboard and join. Some sites will charge a fee forrepparttar 131711 privilege, butrepparttar 131712 majority of them are free.

“A Website’s ability to target and capture an audience is crucial to its success. It is audience retention that gives you a forum to further market, sell to and communicate with members ofrepparttar 131713 community you’ve created,” adds Madigan.

To sign up forrepparttar 131714 free service offered by Content Infusion, log on to and followrepparttar 131715 prompts.


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