You know the saying: “the Cobbler’s children have no shoes” and it’s oh-so-true. Especially when it comes to Web Development and Website Marketing companies. You’d think their sites would be cutting edge, pristine and really well cared for.
That’s not always the case.
Especially for companies with a lot of clients. The company I work for, WebTech [...]
I recently had a client who told me he wanted all of his images “protected” from being downloaded. My answer was simple: “It’s not worth your time to persue that goal”. If someone who knows what he or she is doing wants an image, they’re going to get it by either examining your code, checking their cache or utilizing their print screen button.
It’s no mystery that reading & responding to user feedback is paramount in running a successful website. Visitors are the lifeblood of your website, and many of them are more then willing to communicate what they do and don’t like about your website to you. How do you go about setting up the mechanism for this communication? Specifically, do you use a contact form or offer an email link to your visitors? Let’s figure it out.
A few years ago I started offering web design services to those in need of a web site. Ever since, It’s been a constant learning experience. When I advanced from website coding to directly interacting with clients, I was taking a pretty big step. It was hard enough trying to understand this crazy markup language, and now I had to learn how to interact with clients? Sheesh. Thanks to trial and error, I’ve come to understand a few things about establishing and maintaining the best possible relationship with my clients.
Over the years I’ve concentrated my learning towards the visual markup, management and promotion of web sites. I’m happy with this arrangement. I have the tools and experience to create a website mockup image, and then turn that image into a functional static website. Years ago, this arrangement had a huge downside. When I took on a client who needed a site he could update himself, I had limited options.
Lurking on just about every web page is a webpage stat counter. These little snippets of code have been around since the beginning of the internet. They serve a very simple purpose – to count and store statistics. They can store a range of different data, and at the very least they count and store page impressions, or the exact number of times a specific web site has been accessed or viewed by a user. Now the stat counters that display how many page views to visitors? Well, let’s talk about them.