Take Off Your Blindfold! Discovering your visitors' thinking using your log files

Written by Milana Nastetskaya

After 2 years of designing Web Sites, I decided to take a peek at one of my customer's log files. My fear disappeared after about 10 seconds of looking at it. Inrepparttar midst of some weird symbols and long lines of funny characters, was able to see something familiar. It wasrepparttar 132028 site's web address! Of course! That is what people see when they come to this site and that is whatrepparttar 132029 web server writes in repparttar 132030 log file!

I got very excited because all this time that I have read about log files, I kept ignoring it. I thought "they are not for me - they are forrepparttar 132031 real geeky web professionals who spend their time decoding this stuff". Wrong! They WERE for me. They were meant to help me track my customers' success and I never bothered to look.

Byrepparttar 132032 way, if you have never seen a log file, here is one line from my customer's web site's log file: - - [06/Sep/2000:23:20:38 -0400] "GET / HTTP/ 1.0" 200 1074 "www.mamma.com/Mamma?p1=1&timeout=4&query=phot os+seniors&qtype=0&x=1&y=11" "Mozilla/2.0(compatible; MSIE 3.02; AK; Windows 95)"

The most important piece of information to you, as a web designer, in this line is

www.mamma.com/Mamma?p1=1&timeout=4& query=photos+seniors&qtype=0&x=1&y=11

because it tells you howrepparttar 132033 user found you. Did he find you throughrepparttar 132034 link from another web site where you advertise? Did he just type your web address inrepparttar 132035 location bar because he already knew it? Or did he find it through a Search Engine query?

Web Source Web Design Tips - Creating A Customized Marquee

Written by Shelley Lowery

The MARQUEE tag is used to scroll text across a web page and is only supported by Microsoft Internet Explorer.

You can changerepparttar background color, width,repparttar 132027 number of times your message will scroll andrepparttar 132028 speed that your text scrolls, by addingrepparttar 132029 following attributes within your MARQUEE tag.

BGCOLOR="#CCCCCC" - background color

LOOP - Determines how many timesrepparttar 132030 text will scroll. -1 is indefinite and will continuously scroll. You can set this to whatever you'd like.

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