Become a Freelance Web Designer

Pricing If there is one question that I get asked most often by beginning freelancers, it’s “how much should I charge”. Unfortunately, the answer isn’t as straightforward as you might like because it depends a lot upon your skills, the client’s needs, the competitive environment, how much you need to stay afloat, and how much […]

Cascading Style Sheets Tricks

Adjust Text with CSS Text is different from fonts – text is the blocks of content written with fonts. With CSS you can affect how the text displays including the color, alignment, decorations and more. Coloring Text You can change the text or foreground color with the CSS color property. You can define your colors […]

Internet Technology News

Google Adds 2-factor Authentication Option for Improved Acco InformationWeek and others are reporting that Google has decided to provide users with the option to add 2-factor authentication to their Google Gmail and other Google-based… Read more My iPhone-controlled Home Security System Adventure – Day 1 As some of you may remember, a few weeks ago, […]

How You Write Your HTML Can Affect SEO

The HTML tags that you use can affect your SEO. The first thing you should think about is that search engine robots are a lot like very simple Web browsers. Most of them can’t view images, can’t see Flash, and ignore any non-standard HTML. So when you’re working on SEO the first thing you want […]

Should You Hire a Designer to design your website or Do It Yourself?

There are pros and cons to either – if you hire a designer, you have to pay them and they may have different ideas about what is important on a website than you do. They know the Web better than you might, but you know your customers better than they do. If you do it […]

Enhancing Your Web Forms

Once you understand the more advanced tags for forms, you can enhance the look using CSS and manipulating the form tags with that. There are also fun ways to use JavaScript to manage and manipulate your forms. Use CSS to Improve the Look of Your Forms CSS is a great way to make your forms […]

SEO Tips

Good Content is the Most Important Factor When you’re working on optimizing your Web pages for search, you should focus on your customers. Content that people want to read will bubble to the top of search engines. So your first priority should be to good content. Once you have that, then worry about optimizing it […]

Planning for a Small Business Website

Organize Your Website Before you start building you should start by planning. Even if you decide to hire a designer to build your site, you’ll need a plan so that the designer has something to work with. Plans can change, but by building a site plan you know where you want your site to go […]

Dress up your form with Form Tags

Forms can be pretty boring looking. Most designers simply line up the text fields one after the other, or put them in tables. All of which are fine, but you can do more with forms than just slapping the tags up on a page. There Are Lots of Other Form Tags The LABEL Tag The […]

SEO Basics

People will tell you that in order to rank well in search engines, you need to have good meta tags. But this isn’t really true. In fact, most modern search engines completely ignore the meta tags (except one) because they know that they can be manipulated by the page author and may have nothing at […]

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