Web Site Design Mistakes – Database Parameters In URLs

Written by Halstatt Pires

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Fixing The Problem

Fixingrepparttar problem often is lengthy and costly depending onrepparttar 141422 number of pages on your site. If you have over 100 products, a complete re-design may berepparttar 141423 best answer. If you have a relatively small number of pages, there may be less brutish options.

Converting pages to static html is a definite solution for smaller sites. Essentially, one would takerepparttar 141424 page for each product and convert it into a static html page. The domain would then be converted to short sub-domain. If a user then clicked onrepparttar 141425 “buy” button forrepparttar 141426 product onrepparttar 141427 page, they would be sent to a dynamic database page. The viability of this solution is dependent uponrepparttar 141428 layout ofrepparttar 141429 site. Some sites can be fixed, some simply cannot.

In Closing

The database parameter problem is surprisingly common with sites selling products. A majority of site designers do not understand search engine optimization and don’t realizerepparttar 141430 problem they are creating. If you intend to build a database driven site, make sure you bring in a search engine optimization specialist before it is created. Nobody wants to spendrepparttar 141431 money to design a site twice.

Halstatt Pires is with Marketing Titan- an Internet marketing and advertising company comprised of a search engine optimization specialist providing meta tag optimization services and Internet marketing consultant providing internet marketing solutions through integrated design and programming services.

Custom Web site Design Strategies

Written by Nathan Drew Sire

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2. Original layouts can be more easily implemented due torepparttar emergence of CSS (Cascading Style Sheets) technology. Prior to CSS, it took much work (and therefore much money) to create designs with 'punch' as every design demanded hours upon hours of work with HTML (Hypertext Markup Language),repparttar 141421 old standard for writing and creating custom designs. CSS has freed Web designers from these restrictions, and of course, saves clients a great deal of money spent on man hours, leading more clients to demand great looking custom designs.

3. Navigation and usability have also increased, oncerepparttar 141422 restrictions were lifted fromrepparttar 141423 creation and development of custom sites. Oddly enough, for some reason, many years ago, it was thought 'common knowledge' that all sites should contain a left-hand navigation bar, and nothing else. This wasrepparttar 141424 old standard that designers had used for decades and no one thought to question this practice. This gave rise to sites that were forrepparttar 141425 most part 'cookie cutter' varieties, each havingrepparttar 141426 same standard layout and left-hand navigation bar layout. Creative use of right-hand navigation bars and other techniques have created sites that are very much different in layout and navigation thanrepparttar 141427 old standards, and this has not proven to be a detriment for most E-commerce businesses. In fact, uniqueness seems to be more memorable, and may indeed be a competitive edge in itself.

4. The emergence of WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get) HTML technologies has opened up a whole new world of creative fonts, creative color schemes, and creative layouts. With WYSIWYG, designers can see exactly how a site will appear all throughrepparttar 141428 process, eliminating much ofrepparttar 141429 time consuming trial and error that preceded this. Even novice designers and those that seek to create their own site can benefit from WYSIWYG, as most Web site creation software and online sites used for Web site design incorporates this technology, which is easy to use for almost anyone and requires no coding language knowledge.

5. Better flash techniques have also been discovered and employed inrepparttar 141430 past several years, leading to greater effectiveness of flash sites, and faster upload speeds (a problem with flash prior torepparttar 141431 technological advances was slow loading). Sites that employ flash now have a more professional look and feel to them, and flash is used often now inrepparttar 141432 construction of online videos and games that appear on sites and educates and entertains visitors.

The past decade in technology has indeed lent itself torepparttar 141433 emergence of superior creativity in Web site design and Web development by Web masters. Gone arerepparttar 141434 old days of stagnantly designed sites,repparttar 141435 'same old, same old' fonts, dull colors, and slow-loading and ineffective flash. It seems now, thatrepparttar 141436 sky isrepparttar 141437 limit with customization of sites, and this can only be called one ofrepparttar 141438 best developments of this century. Beautiful sites, that will hopefully bring beautiful results to personal and E-commerce clients, are now standard, andrepparttar 141439 future looks brighter than ever for Web site designers and developers!

Nathan Drew Sire, President of Captain Media, services the web design/development market. He's been developing code since eight years old. Learn more about his company at www.captainmedia.com

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