Friday, May 22, 2009

5 Crucial Components

I found a pretty decent article on website design so I am posting it here. It's called '5 Crucial Components of Web Design' and it was written by Woody Longacre of Internet Web Design. (My words appear in italics). - Brian Hale

5 Crucial Components of Web Design

Professional website developers know the importance of web design and the role it plays in making a website successful.

Designing a successful website is no easy task, especially for someone who is new to the world of web development. With the help of web development applications many people can and do create decent websites. But decent in most cases is not good enough to make a site successful from a traffic or financial standpoint.

There are five crucial components of web design that you must focus on in order to make a site valuable to its visitors and successful for you.

- SEO (Search Engine Optimization) -
Getting free traffic to your site.

- Usability (User Friendliness) -
Ease of navigating around the site and finding desired information quickly.

- Aesthetics -
Visual appeal.

- Content -
Valid, up to date, relevant information (should be easily updateable too).

- Graphics -
Eye candy that relays relevant visual information to the visitor.

by Woody Longacre, Internet Web Design

I agree with the first 4 elements but believe that the graphics fall under Aesthetics. The 5th component on my list would be your marketing plan. You must promote your website through as many 'traditional' ways possible... You cannot expect random internet traffic alone to drive your entire business. - Brian Hale, Hale Multimedia

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

WyoBraska Tea Party

It's time for all of us to stand up and defend our constitutional rights before they are all taken away by an administration that has completely abandoned the principles this nation was founded upon. Please visit, the official website for the Tea Party that began on the Scotts Bluff County Courthouse lawn on April 15th, 2009.