How Active is Inter-Active?

Written by Stefene Russell

"Interactive," like "post-modern," is an impressive word, though no one precisely knows what it means. This can be confusing--not to mention annoying-butrepparttar lack of a clear definition provides a good launching point for brainstorming.

We'll leave "post-modern" torepparttar 134657 Derrida theorists. What does interactive mean, then? Let's break it down into components: "inter," means through (a relationship is established between two objects) and "active," means it actually does something. Using this definition, a simple email form becomes "interactive." The user acts uponrepparttar 134658 form, andrepparttar 134659 form sends mail. Simply put, it'srepparttar 134660 cyber version of conversation: exchange in all its forms. You just wantrepparttar 134661 user to leave feeling as if they received something, whether that is a return email, a bit of trivia, or a slideshow.

Most of us (including myself) are used to thinking of "interactive" as a Rube Goldberg whiz-bang collection of interactive flash features or auto-checking radial-dot forms that are smarter than we are. Of course, this causes us to pushrepparttar 134662 concept of "interactive," out of our heads, because it sounds too complicated to be bothered with. But believe me, it's worth pondering (and implementing) at least a few interactive features.

Here's a short list of ways to make your site more interactive without drastically increasing download times, or giving yourself a migraine as you attempt to decipher a complicated audio/video/bell and whistle software package.

Why is any site special?

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Making any website a "wow!" takes time, and there really are no quick-fix solutions. But it is possible to make your site special - a site that visitors bookmark without you asking; one that they willingly tell ALL their friends about.


Use your brain! It is *the* single best resource you have when trying to create a website with wow-appeal. It is vital you use your brain to be creative, to be inventive, to be different! (I mean just how interested are you in yet another version of (the brilliantly simple) ?)

If you have yet to build your site, I can recommend Site Build It!, however ( Site Build It! lets you use your brain, lets you explore your passion. It providesrepparttar 134662 tools to allow you to build (and promote) a site that pleases bothrepparttar 134663 search engines AND site visitors. Quite simply, you concentrate on your business (or passion), let Site Build It! dorepparttar 134664 rest!


Intelligent and imaginative use of these excellent services WILL make your website a compelling place to visit, a website with "wow!" Add a newsfeed

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