Keeping up with the website jones is getting harder and harder everyday. Along with managing your business you need to be able to monitor and make decisions on the direction your small business website is going. What better way is there to do that than with a price tag of free? none.
So for a brief overview your website is ranked, and this ranking is done by search engines vieing to put the best information first. And what your business should be doing is trying to be first, if not than you could be missing out on the millions of customers looking for your business. The best way to do this is with Search Engine Optimization or SEO for short. Being in the web design business we know that best for here are a few for you to try, and as promised they’re all free.
- Google Page Speed
- Pingdom Tools
- Seo Workers
The importance of SEO cannot be understated in your marketing plan. The right SEO for your website can bring untold amounts of customer traffic right to your door step. Creative Automaton Design can take your needs in SEO and make it a reality. Offering fast service we give your business the advantage it is looking for.
Complex web visualizations
Understandably the web has grown and what the definition of Website Design is has grown with it. In the beginning design on the web was a basic use of understanding HTML and what prehistoric browsers like netscape and the original Internet explorer (Still stuck in the past) allowed to be displayed.
These times were rough on web designers both those being transfered from the graphic design world into web design and novice internet users taking the next step to understanding interactive design as the web inherently is. With all of this occuring within a few decades of the internet being widely accessible, Web Design has moved far past it’s days of infancy.
Today we have converged into a smoother net savvy culture that assumes a level of design in almost every aspect of the web from back-end programming development to high-end user interfaces that boggle the mind in complexity. The web 2.0 environment is just beginning to evolve and the design of the web includes a largely expansive set of tools and functions now available for designers to choose from.
What is web design?
It is simply design by interaction, and the function of that interaction in combination with visual solutions to visual problems.
As visual culture pushes web design to its limitless conclusion, we can only observe it a piece at a time and keep asking what it is. The best visualization is that of introspection.
I don’t normally troll the internet looking for amazing sites but this week is a bit of a misnomer.
I believe there are many great sites but this short list of three really made me laugh. An inspiring laugh that helps bring some good thoughts for the rest of this hectic week.
There are are hits and there are missing some weeks this week is fully of hits. If you can’t
This quite little site is the home of panda’s everywhere and one of the only magazines made for this endangered species. The site mainly is a place to view videos, graphic designs, and the occasional Illustration. All in all it is one crazy good place to see the rarely seen.
Photo Tuts Plus is a fantastic resource for the artist in all of us. The photographs found are perfectly stunning. And as a plus the tuts on the site give the average web viewer insight to the tricks of photography. If you’re lucky you could make some great pictures of your own.
Digital Art, Wallpapers, Inspiration. That’s what coolvibe.com claims. Thats what coolvibe.com delivers. Along with eye dropping sci-fi art the site gives amazing list of concept cars, ships, and video game art. All of these things come together in a well designed site for free. Who could turn this down?
The Golden Ratio (section)
Who says that art can’t be made by a mathematician?
Today’s brief Graphic design lesson is on how math does play a large role in how we define beauty. So lets start at the Golden Ratio.
The Golden Ration is a lot of things but mostly it is a relationship between two numbers that has been used in western art for well over two thousand years. The simplicity of it’s formula, a : b = b : (a+b) is why it works. Basically it means that the smaller of the two elements (such as the side of a rectangle) relates to the larger element in the same way that two smaller parts equal the one larger element.
How does this relate to design or art you say? Well when faced with a situation of invoking an emotion, telling a story, relating a theme, or any of the millions of other situations art provides. One can use the golden ratio to divide equally or unequally on purpose to bring apart a specific look to design or art. And if you think about it people respond to this everyday when they look for beauty or ugly because people like symmetry and dislike unequal symmetry.
A designer uses these polar opposites with shades of gray in-between to give websites, posters, logos, and even dog food better design. I hope this was helpful to anyone out there looking to understand what graphic designers think of when making your business look beautiful.
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