Wednesday, 21 April 2010

SEO Web Design Explained

SEO Web design as the title suggests is an amalgamation of website design and SEO. There are some strong reasons why you should use a company that is expert in SEO and website design. To explain this further we need to break down what is website design and what is SEO
Web Design
For the dedicated web designer, designing a website is every about the look with considerations given to how substantially the design communicates the message. The use of graphics and the typography is there to support the core communication.
Many web designers come from a graphics background and hold on to a basic grasp of the code behind the design and may depend strongly on web design packages such as Dreamweaver to help them produce the end product. Many of theses designers are able to produce designs that a visually very attractive
For the SEO its every about the traffic. Getting visitors to your site they rely on statistics and conversion rates. From a design point of view it's all about making it easier for the search engines to crawl and index your website.
The skills of good SEO's should never be underestimated as they can help a business thrive by delivering targeted visitors, identifying search trends and even newborn markets.
SEO Web Design is...

When you combine these two disciplines, what you get is a web designer's that can produce great looking websites while creating a design that is optimised to produce great search engine results.
On page optimisation is easer as the site structure is designed to place the most relevant content higher up in the page.This is where SEO web design comes into play As a rule of thumb, the closer to the top of a page a word or phrase is placed the more relevant it is to the search engines.
Image optimisation
The optimisation of the web images this is done by the use of file names, title text and alt tags this can be used to support the overall website theme
Linking text optimisation
Optimising the way the pages are linked by the use of keyword rich links as opposed to generic terms like "home" or "about us"
Conclusion I hit done my best to discover the basics of why SEO web design is so crucial to long term success of any website. As you can see there is more to website design then just making things look nice or getting traffic. For a website to work it has to appeal to the senses as well as the search engine algorithms. Striking a fine balance between the two gives SEO web design it's strength.

Author: Web Design in Doncaster

Monday, 5 April 2010

Skip Flash Intro

Your users hate your portal! Cunnington says "Users hate flash because it's a barrier to the site." When users enter your domain or locate you after a rigorous Google search they are expecting results, all too often they find a site loading bar and the option to 'skip intro'.

As much as you may have enjoyed the story your web designer gave you when developing your site, your users are contributing to the largest statistic on the web because of your decision, "Flash animations are an obvious, yet stellar, Example of what users hate in a Web site; the skip intro button is the most used button on the Internet." says Theresa Cunnington, senior usability consultant with services firm iFocus. Your fun, funky and fancy video is standing in the way of the results your users are searching for and if this is how you introduce the site chances are they will have various other areas that they will have to waste time awaiting the site to load.

Consider this, your user will revisit your site at least one other time after their initial visit, if they are loyal or in need of the information on your site, do they really need to see your flash video each time they access your site? Here contributing to the skip intro button being the most used button on the internet. In addition to the chances being slim that a user is really that captivated to view your video, will it be 30 seconds, 5 seconds, either way they don't know ahead of time and they are not willing to waste the time to find out. Save your users time and your stats bounce rate, invest time into make your site an authority on the subject matter you are presenting. Take the simple and clean approach to presenting the information, cut down on the clicks needed to access information on your site. Your users will thank you by spending more time on your site instead of moving on to your competitors.

Thursday, 1 April 2010

Our latest project

Polished Venetian Plaster for a feature that's Pure Class

Polished plaster , Venetian plaster, or Venetian stucco, has been used around the world for centuries It has been used in the homes of the rich and famous because of the way is whispers the word luxury.

The polished effect of the plaster is produced by the highly sort after artisan craftsmen and woman. Many of these artisan plasterers use secret recipes to mix the lime plasterers, these secret recipes are often passed down from master to apprentice.

The use of Venetian plaster if favoured by high class interior designers to give any home or office building the feel of opulence. The use of subtly colour in the polished plaster finishes gives it the distinctive beauty of this highly popular form of wall surfacing