kinda like Yahoo meets
E-Bay meets Sister Act.
who has ever read a basic book on screenwriting knows that in Hollywood,
if you haven't hooked your audience in the first eight minutes of a
script the game is basically over.
web site development the idea is the same, only you'll have a lot less
time to get your point across. Many of the strategies that work in the
entertainment industry, apply equally if not more so to both basic site
development and information architecture.
your audience on the splash page. Keep the flow going. Make a graceful
exit and leave 'em waiting for a sequel.
you wonder what kind of web sites Quentin Tarantino and
Spike Lee would be building if they had been born a generation
Gnutella search to your site
you're looking for ways to drive traffic to your site and cash in on
the file swapping frenzy at the same time?
free plug-in, like several others available on the market, lets visitors
search gnutellanet for their favorite downloads.
feature is sure to be popular with your visitors. The liability question,
however is another matter. Until the courts resolve the case between
the RIAA and file-sharing hubs Napster and Scour,
it remains uncertain what the legal ramifications of offering a feature
like this are.
shouldn't come as much of a surprise that a growing number of web site
authors are opting to remain anonymous.
heavy penalties sites face for linking to certain files (as in the case
of DeCSS) or providing certain services (see Gnutellanet above),
make the advantages of remaining invisible pretty obvious.
service, offered through the anonymizer privacy site, promises
to mask your identity, allowing you to post pretty much anything you
want with impunity. Under the circumstances, this is a service that
many people will find attractive. Bear in mind, however, that for the
time being at least that anonymity is a relative concept.
off people with deep pockets and the odds are they'll find a way to
are forgiven. You've
just spent the last two and a half hours in a meeting listening to a
fellow with thick glasses and a grimy beard talk endlessly about "routers"
and "nodes" and "triple redundant vaporware"
along with a bunch of bizzare, half-baked terms you've never heard of
your head hurts. It's
carefully engineered search engine can make your web site easier for
customers to navigate - meaning they'll probably find their way to the
checkout that much more swiftly. Several
big names offer plug n' play web site indexing you can include on your
site at little or no cost
Practical Web Sites
"The web is an exciting new frontier for countless art forms. But
when Web connections get as common as telephones, the most meaningful
verbs will not be "browse" and "surf," but "look," "seek," "search,"
"find," "read," "link," "learn," "use" and "buy." Most people will use
the web the way they now use the yellow pages and card catalogs: as
means to an end. That end is usually to find something out."
has changed since Doc Sears wrote this soon-to-be-echoed-by-many-writers
line in his article "Smithing a Practical Web Site" in 1995,
but many of the points he makes remain as valid as they were when this
piece first appeared.
If you spend more than an hour a day scratching your head and wondering
where your site's visitors have disappeared to, you may want to read
if finding a good domain name wasn't difficult enough already, now along
comes a troubling report that warns of irregularities in the way some
ISPs are handling the registration process
wonder who comes up with all of these sleek-sounding domain names we're
seeing attached to high tech companies these days? Rest
assured it isn't company executives that are up coming with them
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on search engines and word of mouth to promote your web site may decrease
your businesses life expectancy dramatically.
The secret to gaining attention for your web site?
the right people
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