Posts tagged: Website Development

How to Design a Great Website

Use these practical tips for a professional website design. Easy Navigation Menu Make the menu easy to read. Make sure that the visitors to your website find the service and products they're looking for without difficulties. People are used to the left or top menu bar, and it's getting more common to have the navigation menu on the right side of the page. Templates It's a good idea to use templates when you cannot come up with a great layout. There are many free templates that you can instantly download. You can look around various layouts and choose the best ...

CAPTCHA - Protect Forms from Web Spam Bots

CAPTCHA , Completely Automated Public Turing test to tell Computers and Humans Apart, is a web security technique to protect HTML forms from web spammers. CAPTCHA dynamically generates security codes for sign-up, subscription submission or checkout forms to make sure that forms are not submitted by spam bots. Because the generated password on a distorted image is a part of the image, users can't copy and paste it. This way, it verifies that it's an actual human that submits a form, not any kind of automated software including spambots. The security codes that CAPTCHA generates are usually a combination of letters or ...

WordPress _e() function - support multi languages

I like to keep WordPress templates as simple as possible. While cleaning up some common templates, I found these functions _e() and __() are being used quite a lot. I did a simple search and found out that they are designed for multi-language support. Strings from WordPress templates can be translated to other languages when they are parameters of the localization functions _e() or __(). Example: __("Categories") _e("Categories") The difference of these two functions are that the function _e() echoes the string and the function __() returns the string. Using the "GNU gettext" framework, it searches the localization module and returns translation of the argument, in ...

Following W3C Guidelines for SEO

W3C, World Wide Web Consortium, provides guidelines by which websites should be structured. It is believed that a website in compliance with W3C guidelines is easier for search engines to interpret because the information of web pages is well-organized and easily accessible. This will have positive effects on search engine result pages. Other advantages - W3C Compliance improves user accessibility for various devices, PCs, cell phones and PDAs. - W3C Compliance improves user accessibility for various browsers, versions, and resolutions. - W3C Compliance improves user accessibility for the disabled. How do I make my site comply to W3C guidelines? Suggested Tool: Web Developer ...

Fast Loading Web Pages

Making your website load fast is the first step to keep visitors to stay longer. You might have great selling points or a great design, but very few visitors will experience them if it takes a long time to load. Search engines also take the loading time of your website into consideration. Follow these tips to make your web pages load quickly: Stick to simple design. Optimize HTML. Use plain HTML. Remove all unnecessary or unwanted tags. Try not to use the Tables much. Instead, use CSS for formatting and layout. CSS based design not only makes your website ...