Don't Blame It On The Webmaster

Written by jim Peters

I'm going to try here to give you some very valuable information. We all have a tendency to want to blame someone else when something isn't right orrepparttar way we think it should be. If you take nothing else from this article take this, before you blamerepparttar 118040 webmaster ofrepparttar 118041 site you are viewing look at your system settings.

Yes, there are some horrible web pages onrepparttar 118042 internet and no matter what you do you'll never be able to view them properly. But,repparttar 118043 majority of webmasters designing websites make sure that they are optimized for viewing byrepparttar 118044 majority of visitors, usingrepparttar 118045 browsers that are most common.

If you use your computer to travelrepparttar 118046 vast expanse ofrepparttar 118047 internet it is a MUST, for you to have your computer optimized forrepparttar 118048 best possible viewing experience. The job of designing websites is getting harder and harder. The variety of browsers and different versions of those browsers force designers to look closely atrepparttar 118049 content they choose to place on their pages. One script that looks great on Microsoft IE 6.0 will totally scramblerepparttar 118050 page when viewed in Netscape Navigator 6.2. There are also a number of scripts that will destroy a site whenrepparttar 118051 viewer is using AOL's browser.

Whatrepparttar 118052 webmasters we communicate with try to do is design their sites to be viewed byrepparttar 118053 majority. How do they know whatrepparttar 118054 majority is, you ask? Well, they can look at their domain files and see who, what, when, why and where.

I'll share with you an example: This isrepparttar 118055 traffic breakdown from 1 of our sites over a 21 day period last summer.

Browsers -------- 1. MSIE 6.x 5,016 74.88% 2. Netscape 6.x 1102 17.91% 3. MSIE 5.x 144 4.28% 4. Netscape 3.x 35 1.04% 5. MSIE 3.x 27 0.80% 6. WebTV 23 0.68% 7. MSIE 0.x 10 0.29% 8. MSIE 2.x 3 0.08% Total 6,395 100.00%

Top 10 Screen Resolutions ------------------------- 1. 800 by 600 pixels 5,059 81.10% 2. 1024 by 768 pixels 875 11.88% 3. 640 by 480 pixels 167 5.29% 4. 800 by 580 pixels 20 0.63% 5. 800 by 553 pixels 10 0.31% 6. 1152 by 864 pixels 6 0.19% 7. 640 by 461 pixels 4 0.12% 8. 1280 by 1024 pixels 2 0.06% 9. 1152 by 870 pixels 2 0.06% 10. 767 by 553 pixels 1 0.03% Total 6,395

Operating Systems ----------------- 1. Windows 98 5,083 67.24% 2. Windows 95 1,216 29.92% 3. Windows NT 39 1.14% 4. WebTV 23 0.67% 5. Other 18 0.53% 6. Windows 3.x 9 0.26% 7. Macintosh 6 0.17% 8. Sun SunOS 1 0.02% Total 6,395

How to Design a Corporate Website in 10 Easy Steps

Written by Ali Zain.

How to Design a Corporate Website in 10 Easy Steps:

By Ali Z. of © 2002-03

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Chances are you’ve these sites a lot, they’re all overrepparttar web, basically they’re a company’s main website but laid out and designed in a specific way to deliver certain message forrepparttar 118039 company. In this article, I’ll show you how you can design a corporate website for yourself or for someone you’re working for. These easy to remember steps make it so easy, that even a 10 year old can design a site. Print this article out to read it at your own pace and you can refer back to it.

Hosting: You’d need to host your site somewhere onrepparttar 118040 Internet. Free Hosting wouldn’t cut it. You don’t want your visitors to arrive at your site and fight with pop-ups and annoying banners. The best choice for hosting your corporate site would be Dayana Host. Click here or go to to signup. Their plans start from only $5.99 a year. That includes enough disk space and bandwidth for more than 10K visitors to visit your site. Hosting also comes with allrepparttar 118041 bells and whistles e.g. CGI-BIN/MYSQL/Email Accounts/Stats/Sub-Domains and much more. Domain Name: Again, you want a short, easy to remember and memorable domain for your corporate site. You don’t want your visitor to remember some ugly big looking URL e.g. Go to to register your easy to remember domain for only $9.99/Year. That'srepparttar 118042 lowest you'll find onrepparttar 118043 net which comes with lots of goodies. Logo: Yes, Now comesrepparttar 118044 fun part. You want to represent your corporate site by a specific logo. Think of real good design that you can create yourself or just go to to get your own logo for only $25. By just submitting your domain to Got Logos, they’ll create a logo specific to your site. Toll-Free VM#: Well, we’re getting more professional here. By placing a Toll-Free 800/877# or even a VM#, you’re site will stand out fromrepparttar 118045 crowd. Not only will your site visitors trust you more, but you’ll also be building credibility atrepparttar 118046 same time. Now days it’s cheap to get an 800#. Just go to for your own Toll-Free VM#. For example, friend of ours own a Tech. Consulting Group named GeekTechSoft, he signed up for Toll-Free VM and got 1-888-438-4335 # wit ext: 1234 which translates to 1-888-Hav-Geek. See what I mean. Build Your Site’s credibility atrepparttar 118047 same time. Template/Design: Now comesrepparttar 118048 design part, which is one ofrepparttar 118049 easiest task in designing your site. If you’d rather design you’re site yourself then go ahead or you can hop to and download one of their free Corp. site templates. Tables: This isrepparttar 118050 key to designing your corporate site. You want it to be a laid out like a magazine or newspaper column. Just look at any corp. site e.g. Verizon, CNN, and NBC to name a few. They’re basically made of 3 to 4 tables. About Us/About Co: Create a simple page that would inform your visitors about your company or consulting group. Remember that all of your site’s pages must be consistent. You don’t want your page’s design to look different. So if you’re using Arial Font and Black color on main page, userepparttar 118051 same styles on all other pages. Insert your site’s logo atrepparttar 118052 top of this page and then a brief description of what you’re company or site is all about.

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