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    Web Browser Testing: It Doesn’t Have to Look the Same

    A trend is clear in the web design and development world: web sites do not need to look the same in all web browsers. An Event Apart Boston 2009 “the design conference for people who make web sites” just wrapped up today, and that was a strong message from no less than four of the

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    Styling Visited Links in Websites

    I don’t have a consistent approach to this yet… I’ve been hunting around today reading articles on different techniques for styling visited links on a web page. I agree with this comment on usability advantages of styling visited links differently from un-visited links, emphasis mine: “Visited links not only help users avoid pages they don’t

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    User Experience Gone Wrong – United Airlines Easy Check-in Online

    While checking in for a United Airlines flight today using their web site Easy Check-in Online system today, I noticed they made an “improvement” to the check-in sequence. In the normal flow of reviewing seats, I was taken to this screen which “conveniently” offers me the opportunity to upgrade to first class at a cost

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    HooRay for User Experience!

    Ron and I had the pleasure of attending Adaptive Path’s UX (User Experience) Week in San Francisco last month. As the title implies, this annual conference focuses on user experience which, as defined by mayhamandchaos.com, is a term used to describe the overall experience and satisfaction a user has when using a product or system.

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    The Web is Flat

    My Fort Collins-based business, CodeGeek.net, is a distributed company of loosely affiliated collaborators. We have just one employee at the moment, that would be me, and about fifteen or so highly-skilled experts who contribute to our work on a regular basis. Regina is our main project manager, operations consultant, and Search Engine Optimizer. She lives

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    A Lil’ Somethin’ For The Non-Technical: Web Development 101

    Are you the last person on your block without a web site? Are you looking to have a site developed for you? Are you non-technical and unsure of how exactly to proceed in your website’s re-designing process? If you answered yes to any of the above, keep reading! Many people seeking web site development or

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    Improving Website Navigation

    Better navigation for your site Is your web site easy to navigate? Would you like to make it even easier for your web site visitors to find their way around? Here are a number of ideas to make your web site more usable: Use obvious labels: the labels you choose for your navigation links should

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    Attracting Clients Is Not Rocket Science

    Attracting visitors, i.e. potential clients, to your website is easier than you may think. Here are a few points to keep in mind when developing your website: It is imperative think in terms of your client. This has been emphasized before in the CodeGeek.net Blog, and for good reason. Often times, when companies are developing

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    Website Secrets: Tips for Great Content

    Are you writing new content for your web site? Here are some tips for maximizing content effectiveness. Write a summary paragraph at the top of the page. Writing effectively for the web is similar to writing newspaper articles. The first paragraph of a well written article includes a summary of what is to follow. This

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    For Prospect and Clients: 5 Ideas for Understanding the Web Development Process

    . Preparedness: If interested in having a website developed for you, it is helpful that you are prepared to articulate your ideas clearly to your web developer – this includes design ideas, images, and/or content.We encourage you to research other websites, including your competitors, to discover what you do and do not want for own

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    Content Creation: How to Approach Writing Content for Your Website

    The content for your web site should be written with the site visitor in mind. Creating valuable content that addresses your customers’ needs and expectations is as crucial to your business as are your branding and products. Try to get inside of the mind of the person you want to attract to your site, and

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    The Cost to Be Ranked #1 in Google

    How much will it cost me to be #1 in Google? I get asked this question frequently. The answer is – almost nothing! That is, if you want your web site to be ranked number one for an obscure search term like “oscillosprocket”. (Try a search for that phrase…) There are number of major issues

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