How to avoid these 3 web design mistakes

Web design can literally make or break the reputation of your website. Even if you offer the best content on your pages, your readers will have difficulty to take you seriously if your web design is done incorrectly. Let me show you some mistakes that people make when their designing their web pages.

First of all, your site’s layout should be clear and free of unnecessary clutter. Your users should be able to know your site’s subject instantly. Over crowding your site with music and badges will not only make your site look messy, it will also hinder its performance.

If you absolutely want your users to enjoy music while they’re navigating on your site, make sure you let them control it. There’s nothing more annoying than having to listen to unnecessary theme music when you’re browsing through a site. You should clearly display a media player that will allow your user to play, stop or pause the music at all times.

A mistake a lot of people make when they’re trying to integrate Adsense to their site is trying to blend the ads with the content. While it may improve your click trough rate on a short term, your readers will catch on to it and you’ll lose followers. They will start to see your site as a blatant advertisement tool and they will lose their trust in you. Trust is capital when you’re trying to gather a following, so it’s better to have a lower click through rate I the beginning, but more visitors in the long run-

I personally use Firefox, but I know that a lot of people are still using Internet Explorer or new platforms like Google Chrome, so you’ll have to make sure that your site is compatible with all these platforms. Not all browsers interpret CSS the same way, so you’ll lose some followers if they can navigate your site. You should also avoid JavaScript links since they can cause problems to some of your users.

Web design should never be taken lightly. Your site’s layout is what will make your site easily recognizable and stand out from the rest. So if you manage to stay away from the mistakes I just listed in this article, your readers will be pleased with what they see and you’ll start to get more and more traffic.

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A Few Handy Designing Tips For A Web Designing Company

The advent of the Internet has made online visibility very significant for all businesses. As a result a website is of prime importance to showcase the business offerings. This has created the demand for the services of a web design company. Here are some useful tips that a web design company can follow while catering its services.

Use a fast loading website design. This is the first tip that every web design company should follow. The design of the website may be unique and impressive, but if it takes a long time to load, people will navigate out before the site opens. The design should be optimized for the web and should not take more than 15 seconds to load.

Have a clear navigation. The visitor should be able to move from page to page easily. Place all the important links in noticeable places. Preferably right on top – that’s where the vision of the visitor goes first. Position the menus on the right and the left. Link all the pages of the site. This will enable accessibility from all parts of the site.

Keep the resolutions in mind. As a web design company, you dont design websites for computers pf particular resolution. There are computers with various ranges of resolution that starts from 640 x 480 to 1024 x 768 and go even higher. The best way to assure that your design suits all resolution is to design your site in terms of percentage and not pixels.

The web design should also be compatible with all browsers. The site should look nice on Internet Explorer as well Netscape. Complex HTML designs sometimes look a little weird on Netscape. But these problems can be fixed with a little care.

The fonts and their color should not only be readable but also should look professional. Bad use of font and color gives an unprofessional look to the site. Keep very fancy fonts at bay as that will not be available in most computers. If the font is not available in the visitors computer, then the web site will use the default font of your computer which will look miserable. So use the common and professional web fonts like Arial and Verdana.

Dont clutter the website with images. It is a simple website design that impresses visitors most. Keep the site neat. Moreover usage of big and bulky images makes the website cumbersome that take ages to load. Make a good use of tables, eye – catching icons that will draw a visitor’s attention to the specific section. Maintain a balance between images and content. Write informative content that is free of spelling and grammatical errors.

A good web design company will always leave a lot of white space in the site. This will make the website look neat and percolate a sense of spaciousness.Check and recheck the broken links before you upload the site. By following the tips listed above, your web design services are bound to make an impression on the clients.

What Do You Do When Your Website Is Blocked By Google Malware Warning

In a not very beautiful day, you visit your website and may suddenly see this warning “This website at www.MyWebsite.com (example) has been reported as an attack site and has been blocked based on your security preference”. This is not a fictitious scenario; we have seen this problem hurt businesses time and time again and it just happened with our client a few days ago.

If you are a business owner, I bet you will feel the danger right away! This scary warning can immediately sweep away your frequent visitors, your online customers or anyone else who visits your site. Nobody will dare to visit or come back to a blocked website because they are worried that their computer can be infected with malware. Especially if you have an ecommerce website, you definitely would want this warning to disappear immediately.

But it won’t, unless you take the proper actions.

It is necessary to know why this can happen, how you can avoid it, or how to act quickly when you see this kind of warning.

This kind of warning, called Google Malware Warning, is issued by Google when it indexes your website and discovers that there is malware source code. This malware can be active and infect visitors who visit your website. Google then issues this warning to protect the visitors and prevent the malware to run in the visitors’ browsers. Firefox and Google Chrome browsers always show the warning, while many times Internet Explorer can still open the website.

How the malware can possibly land in your website? There are various possible reasons, including (1) your website has some security holes that make it vulnerable for Internet attacks (2) the server that your hosting company uses to host your website is infected with viruses and it affected every websites on that server (3) Google makes a mistake and gives a wrong warning!

How the malware can affect you and your visitors? There are also various types of malware, but in general, it may use your website as a node to attack another targeted website (known as Denial Of Service (DOS) attack), or copy itself to visitor’s computer and steal their information.

What should you do when you see such a warning? The first right thing is to call a web security professional immediately. Fixing web security problems is usually NOT something that business owners would like to try themselves. Meanwhile, there are a few actions you could take:

(1) You should scan your computer, your webmaster’s computer, and any computers that have access to your website files, for viruses and malware.
(2) You should change all passwords for ftp account, email account, and hosting account.
(3) You should request your hosting company to scan their own server to avoid this issue to happen to you again.

The web security expert will screen your website source code for suspicious malware source code and remove them. He/she will also should figure out how the malware can access your website, and fix the security problems.

Now, after your website is clean, you or your web security expert can request Google to unblock your website as soon as possible. There are 2 ways to do that:

a. Send a request via http://www.google.com/safebrowsing/report_error/?tpl=mozilla
b. Use Google Webmaster Tools (https://www.google.com/webmasters/tools) to Request a review. If you have not had an account, sign up for it and follow instruction to verify. This is simple and straightforward so I will not go into the details.

It may take a few days (2-7 days) for Google to come back and review your website and remove the warning. This is a bit frustrating as you have already done everything you could and still see your website blocked.

Tip: When writing the request to Google, make it this way: “The website is now 100% clean, and I’d like to have Google to unblock my website immediately as it is seriously affecting my business”. 90% of the cases your request will be unblocked fairly quick.

To avoid this situation, you should:
Find a good hosting for your website. Do not always look for low-cost host, but look for good track record, quick support and secure hosting service.
Choose a good website vendor. Good website vendors are familiar with popular attacks and can prevent known security holes right at the beginning of the website development process. Of course nobody can guarantee a 100% risk-free website (as hackers are also genius!) but it can prevent novice hackers from coming in and out of your website easily!