Written by Miles J. Nixon

A good web site receives thousands of visitors a day. But how many of those turn into customers? People sign-up or buy when they feel comfortable with a web site. If it's down, slow, or broken in any way,repparttar visitor will usually be uncomfortable and go elsewhere. Why? Well, do you like to shop in a retail store that is missing products, has no customer service, or you can't navigate? Probably not.

Many web sites haverepparttar 132075 equivalent of these situations, only they are represented to visitors as problems withrepparttar 132076 site. Remember your web site doesrepparttar 132077 talking for you and visitors make judgments strictly on their experience at your site. When things do workrepparttar 132078 way they should work,repparttar 132079 sign-up or checkout process is simple,repparttar 132080 product or service is not confusing, andrepparttar 132081 whole experience feels right -repparttar 132082 result is customers. If this isrepparttar 132083 ultimate goal, corporate web site managers and web site owners must treat their web site withrepparttar 132084 same care they would a physical store or office. Inrepparttar 132085 virtual world we don't have store managers, but we do have a relatively new emerging business category: online monitoring.

Online monitoring services mindrepparttar 132086 site/store and make sure it's open and ready to do business 24 hours a day, every day. These services can watch site performance, content, availability/reliability, and security. They can also provide site managers with immediate notification of problems via alerts. By watching a site from outsiderepparttar 132087 firewall and not inside, online monitoring services identify problems that cannot be immediately seen fromrepparttar 132088 inside.

Sites for Budding Beginners

Written by Grant Hewlett

So you want to put up a web page? As a relative newcomer myself to repparttar magical world of web sites - I only went online in July of '99, and I didn't even know how to send emails - I have picked up many valuable tips fromrepparttar 132073 Jaydee newsletter. Most ofrepparttar 132074 articles though are directed towardsrepparttar 132075 pro and semi pro, but what aboutrepparttar 132076 budding beginner? Before you can get to appreciatingrepparttar 132077 finer points ofrepparttar 132078 Jaydee feature articles on web site design and promotion etcetera, you have to get that page up, and where do you start? The following is a basic step by step forrepparttar 132079 beginner that will help get them ontorepparttar 132080 main road of web site construction.

To start: First, set up a file, and keep everything that is going to be related to your page/site together in this file. Then open a blank web page on your browser. If you were in Netscape, you would do this through COMPOSER. When you have a page opened and saved, insert an image, any image, just forrepparttar 132081 sake of this example.

To do this, you go to INSERT, choose your image fromrepparttar 132082 menu, and click it into your page. Then (if in COMPOSER) go to FORMAT and choose PAGE COLORS AND PROPERTIES, and pick a color for your page background. Then place a button atrepparttar 132083 bottom of your page. Buttons are used to link your pages.

Repeat this process again, and create a second page with a button. Choose LINK onrepparttar 132084 main menu, and link your first page torepparttar 132085 second. Now go back torepparttar 132086 first page, and linkrepparttar 132087 button there to your second page. Then linkrepparttar 132088 button on your second page, back to repparttar 132089 first. Now test out your links inrepparttar 132090 preview mode on your browser. Ifrepparttar 132091 links work okay, then you're ready to upload these example pages to your site.

To upload pages to your site space, you will need and FTP engine. FTP, means File Transfer Protocol. An FTP engine, is a software device which enables you to transfer your pages (files) from your hard drive to your site. The most recommended FTP engine for beginners, isrepparttar 132092 WS-FTP PRO 6.5. Here is how you can get one.

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