TypeKit – HTML fonts for Web Designers Who Don’t Like HTML Fonts

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Checking out a new service called TypeKit. If you are a web designer then you know well the fact that you are quite limited in what fonts are available when using HTML. SEO Web Design is the practice of making pretty sites that are also optimized for the search engines, too bad you can’t use pretty fonts without using images. Alt tags help but it just isn’t as effective as good old HTML text. Continue reading “TypeKit – HTML fonts for Web Designers Who Don’t Like HTML Fonts”

Adobe CS3 – Licensing for this product has stopped working

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WTF Adobe. I just spent an entire day trying to fix a bizzare licensing issue with Adobe CS3 and it seems I am not alone.

I was just working along as usual, I had Photoshop and Dreamweaver open like I always do when all of a sudden I get a popup that says “Licensing for this product has stopped working. You cannot use this product at this time. You must repair the problem by uninstalling and then reinstalling this product or contacting your IT administrator or Adobe customer support for help.” Continue reading “Adobe CS3 – Licensing for this product has stopped working”

5 Common Ailments of SEO Neglect

Everyone knows what a search engine is. Well, my 81 year old mom has a little trouble with the concept but pretty much everyone who has surfed the internet knows what Google and Yahoo are. By the same token, a lot of people know what SEO is or what it means to optimize a website for a search engine. Unfortunately there are a lot of misconceptions of what proper SEO entails. Continue reading “5 Common Ailments of SEO Neglect”

Introduction to Web Design

Web Design is a gigantic subject. There are so many aspects to web design that it is absolutely impossible to cover the entire subject in one blog. Not only are there an endless amount of sub topics, design in itself is so very subjective that any one tutorial or definition can be interpreted in as many ways as there are people blogging about it. Design in itself is abstract, it covers every realm; clothing, architecture, industry, advertising, the body, the mind, and of course the web. Web design covers not only the layout and imagery used to make a website, it also deals with the organization and presentation of textual content, the software and tools used as well as the psychology of perception and human behavior. All and all, design is the attempt to guide the perception of the observer to whatever end the designer intends and website design is no different. Continue reading “Introduction to Web Design”

Web Designer vs. Web Developer

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For a time I was rather concerned about the semantics of the terms; who does what? Which one makes more money and what the heck do I call myself?

There is the school of thought where a web designer is the person who makes web sites and a web developer is one who does… other stuff… makes the forms go, puts your name on the pages. The web designer was the cool one, he/she knows “Flash” ooOOOoo. The developer was the other guy, down the hall, no one really knows what he does anyways so who cares. Today, neither of them have jobs unless they each learned some of what the other one did. Continue reading “Web Designer vs. Web Developer”