Living in the digital age, sometimes web developers forget that not all people have the same interests and some terms regularly used in the web world are unfamiliar to folks who have had no occasion to use them.
The first websites that were published demanded the services of a skilled developer who knew how to program and were very basic having a home page, about page, and a contact page. In order to make changes, the owner would contact a web developer who would make changes and upload the code.
It is generally agreed that the first blog was created in 1994 by a Swarthmore College student named Justin Hall. He called it his personal homepage, since until 1997 the term blog was not known. (more…)
Why do people abandon a site?
Before delving into this topic, it is important when building a site to address the needs of the target audience and their level of proficiency with web sites in general. In many cases the needs of a first time visitor differs from that of a repeat visitor, yet both must be included in the site design. Ask a less experienced web user to test your site. (more…)
What is a Favicon?
Traditionally this was a small square 16 x 16 or 32 x 32 pixel graphic representation of a website or webpage that appears in the browser address bar, browsing tabs, next to the site name or URL in a bookmark list, or in a shortcut link on a desktop. It is a portmanteau word from the words “favorite” and “icon”.
Because it is a very small image, frequently a letter, logo or part of a logo are used.