Archive for the ‘Online tools & software’ Category

Add Slideshow to Your Website

Friday, April 16th, 2010

Slideshows are fun. You can use that to share event photos, or you can use that to rotate through a list of your portfolio items without people have to click around or scroll to read all. There are many ways to get this done. We will look at two easy-to-use options in this article. NextGen […]

Five Tips to “Socialize” Your Website

Wednesday, March 17th, 2010

“Social Media” has become a big buzz word. People are setting up accounts with Linked-in, Facebook, Twitter, etc. In this article I’d like to share a few tips that you can implement for your website to maximize the results from your “social media” efforts. Add social share to your site Link people to your social […]

Adding Video to Your Website

Tuesday, January 12th, 2010

A Better Way to Tell Your Story Online According to comScore‚Äôs April 2009 report, an impressive 79% of the total U.S. Internet audience viewed online video and the duration of the average online video was 3.5 minutes. Online video has moved into mainstream and is proven effective. Video draws audiences Video is engaging With video, […]

Add Background Music to a Web Page

Saturday, January 2nd, 2010

There are special occasions that people like to add some background music to web pages. Today, I had such an assignment. The requirements include: Short music, ~15 seconds in length Auto start No player or button is to be displayed on the page Client provided me with MP3 files to work with. After some search […]

Find out what visitors search on your site

Wednesday, November 11th, 2009

Many sites have in-site search. Visitors can type in a keyword in a search box and find relevant information within the website. For a site owner, you might want to know what people search for on your site. Google Analytics Site Search can do exactly this for you. If you already have Google Analytics set […]

robots.txt validator (checker)

Wednesday, July 16th, 2008

I created a robots.txt but was not sure whether the syntax was correct or not. I searched and found this nice online tool that checks the validity of robots.txt file: Very easy to use.