Posts tagged: Web Design

Importance of ALT Text for images

Is ALT Text Still Important in Search Engine Optimization? ALT text for images have been considered as an important element in search engine optimization for years. But this has changed as major search engines such as Google, Yahoo and MSN don't consider ALT text for images in determining relevancy any more. According to some experts in SEO, web sites that use keyword dense ALT text for images might get lower rank in search result pages because those ALT texts are considered as SEO tricks by search engines. That is, using ALT text for search engine optimization can affect the rankings in ...

How to Use Colors

Choosing right colors for your website design is important in the sense that colors can motivate your website visitors. Colors affect the mood of the visitors. Set the right mood for your viewers by choosing the right color that fits your design. Keep the consistent color palette through all your web pages. This will provide visual unity and simplicity for the visitors. Add variety by using different shades of the main color(s). Here are some common color schemes and recommendations depending on business type: - Color schemes that work well for regular business sites: blue and white blue, gray and/or white red, ...

Search Engine Friendly Website Design 2

Page Layout Arrange the keyword layout of each page efficiently so that they will be spidered better by the major search engines. Search engine reads HTML source codes from left to right and from top to bottom. Put important phrases or search engine optimized paragraphs before images and other multimedia effects. Cascading Style Sheets Search engine spiders cannot read CSS style commands. Because cascading style sheets can be long (more than 50 lines), don't include them within the actual web pages. A separate CSS file should be kept and invoked within web page source codes. JavaScript and Unspiderable Code JavaScript on ...

Search Engine Friendly Website Design

Key points for SEO website design What do search engines look for from your website? Relevant content Easy and clear navigation Fast loading When you design your new website, or you hire a website designer, the following key points should be emphasized. 1. Easier navigation is more important than pretty looks. 2. Search engines read text, not image. Text is what they index. 3. Use minimal or no Flash. This has been discussed among many designers and SEO experts. Designers still want to use flash because it looks trendy. But here is why website owners have to decide to minimize Flash for their new ...

Best CSS Resources

CSS Creator http://csscreator.com/?q=forum/ Check this forum when you have CSS-related questions. The site covers various ranges of CSS questions and topics. CSS Beauty http://cssbeauty.com/ CSSBEAUTY? provides a database of well-designed websites that are CSS-based. You can submit your CSS-based site or recommend others. CSS on Top Org. http://web.top.org/css/ This site provides galleries of CSS-based websites, templates, and resources. Listamatic http://css.maxdesign.com.au/listamatic/ This site offers examples of simple CSS lists including nested, horizontal and experimental lists. Position Is Everything http://www.positioniseverything.net/ This site provides information about bugs in browsers, demos of interesting CSS behaviors, and so on. CSS Rounded Corner and Gradient Generator http://www.roundedcornr.com/ This tool generates a box with rounded corners ...