Archive for October, 2006

Earn Money by Guest Blogging

Friday, October 20th, 2006

Nowdays main resource of money through internet is Blogging. It is very easy to make money blogging. Most bloggers are aiming to monetize their blog using Google Adsense. But the sad thing is it is really hard to get approved by Google. So are you going to quit blogging only because of Adsense is not getting approved ?

I have explained about some best freelance websites through which you can be your boss while earning money from home

This world is big. So opportunities are there around all of us. Let me start with the topic now. You can earn money by guest blogging. Paid guest posting is an excellent way to get pretty nice series of earnings paid to your account. Yes !! Not a joke !! You will get paid for writing quality contents on others website and also you can get posts written by others to your blog too !!

GuestCrew is a best platform for both bloggers and advertisers.

So don’t just be sad if Google rejects you for Adsense. Start blogging and earn money by guest blogging now.

Pointers for webdesign

Thursday, October 19th, 2006

For some, web design is as easy as 1, 2, 3. But many web designers have fallen prey to marketing tricks that made web design more complicated. Sometimes you come across a web site that looks good with a particular browser but when viewed with a different browser you cannot even read the text. What is worse is that with the different operating system available today, these sites may not be seen properly by some of the surfers.

Creating a good website requires good web copy, easy and spontaneous site navigation, good graphic design and sound site layout. Thus, the goal of most website designer is to create an easily accessible, creative and functional website that will convince visitors to make some action.

Say for example you have a web site that sells jewelries online. The fact that the site cannot be viewed by the users means losses to you and failed investment. So when designing websites it is important that designers exercise creativity, skill and technical prowess in order to create a site that translates into profit.

Here are a few guidelines that can be considered as a rule of thumb by web designers.

Use images. A picture is worth a thousand words. Pictures enhance the look of the page. But see to it that you do not go overboard and stuff your page with a lot of images. Keep in mind that the average time to load a page should be five seconds. If your page takes longer than that the visitor may click away and surf some other site.

Consider the content. People use the internet to gain information. So, as much as possible you want your visitors to gain a lot of information and knowledge from your site. Poor grammar and spelling will reduce your credibility and reputation. You would not want this to happen so make sure that your site provides valuable information or else your visitor will again click away from your site.

Site navigation. Functionality and navigability should come before artistic excellence. Site navigation should be simple, easy and spontaneous. It’s no use making your site artistic if users cannot navigate around it.

Browser compatibility. There are hundreds of browsers in use today. Hence, you must design your website to work properly in the most widely used browser.

Likewise, occasionally test all site links to make sure that they are valid. Nothing discourages a visitor off faster than broken links.

Simply put a good web design is a combination of good planning and common sense. A good website is like a good storefront – it could mean the difference between a casual visitor and a serious customer. Remember that your visitor is the king. Hence, it is important to make them happy and to keep them happy.

How Graphical images enliven web pages

Wednesday, October 18th, 2006

Graphical images definitely help enliven your web pages, if they are used properly. There are basically three types of graphic design images available on the Internet these days. They are the GIF (Graphical Interchange Format), JPEG (Joint Photographic Experts Group) and PNG (Portable Network Graphics).

The GIF graphical design images don’t lose any detail when compressed or decompressed and are thus perfect for hand-drawn art, icons, logos and headlines. The JPEG graphic design images are more efficient than the GIFs for compressing large images but may sometimes lose details when saved and viewed. The PNG graphic design images are a compromise between the GIF and JPEG formats. They are an excellent choice, but are not accepted by the earlier browsers.

There are a few programs that are best used to create web graphical images like Adobe Photoshop, Macromedia Fireworks and Jasc Paint Shop Pro. Color plays an important part in graphical presentations. It is always better to use colors that go well together to produce better graphic art images. Moreover, there are also certain colors that should be used in your graphical designs when you want to signify certain moods or themes of the site. Like for dignity, purple is better and for sites related to technology, silver is the best choice.

When creating web pages with graphics, the file size of the graphical design has to be taken into consideration. If the file is too big, it takes a longer time to download, wherein the visitor to your site will just log off to go to some other site! So prepare graphical designs that are reasonably sized- not beyond 300 pixels in width or height. It is always better to avoid background images while building a web page. This is because this slows the downloading, and in most cases, makes the type difficult to read. It is better to have web pages with graphics that are repeated over again as once a graphic is downloaded, it is stored in the visitor’s cache. So the next time the graphical image is used, it loads faster. Moreover, repeating graphic design image as logos, navigation buttons or through banners adds an element of consistency in the site.

When creating a web page with graphical images, you can easily get free graphical images from numerous websites on the Internet. All you have to do is to visit the website, and you can choose some nifty animated graphical images to liven your web pages and even a service to ‘crunch’ your websites’ graphical images to help them load faster.