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Do You Really Need all the Bells and Whistles on Your Web Site?

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With technology constantly advancing and new, bigger, and better techniques constantly being marketed to you, it might seem tempting to overhaul your website to “keep up with the times”. But do you really need to have the latest and greatest technology on your site? More importantly, are these “bells and whistles” actually “search engine friendly” or serving a real purpose? Here are a few things to consider before upgrading your webpage with some of the latest technology features. […]

Making the Best of The Browser’s Back Button

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Many web developers do not consider the importance of the browser’s back button when building web pages. Even when they do, it is usually not considered as something that can be avoided. According to some experts, “the back button is one of the most important web buttons on any web page… most people come to a web page and skim. If it doesn’t look like what they needed to learn or wanted to read about, they leave. And the quickest route out of any web site is, you guessed it, the back button.” […]

COPPA Compliance: Protecting Children on the Internet

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Designed to help protect children, the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), impacts how web sites can collect information from children. Passed into law in April of 2000, it affects every site that might have a thirteen year old or younger visitor. Even if your site is unlikely to have children visiting it or is not specifically designed for children, it makes good business sense to be aware and consider following the law anyway to “improve consumer confidence in your site.” […]

Tips and Tricks for Better Website Navigation

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Greater usability is the goal of website navigation. Making the site clear and easy for visitors to navigate should be an important goal of every web designer. For large sites with many pages of information, or businesses with a variety of products, simple and straightforward navigation “has to be properly researched and designed.” Remember that not all the individuals who come to your site will be computer literate or savvy. Making information clear and easy to get to is vital to ensuring you reach the maximum number of potential customers. […]