Archive for the ‘Website Design’ Category

Google SEO and Web Design

Thursday, November 26th, 2009

I posted a little while ago on the subject of Google’s website design and what we could learn from it. Today’s post is about designing your website with Google and SEO in mind. So here it is. 7 tips on how your web design choices can get you better rankings in Google.
1. Unique titles and descriptions
Allow [...]


Aristotle’s Website part II

Wednesday, November 11th, 2009

‘Take an axe to your website’

The most common example used to demonstrate the Aristotelian approach to design is an axe. Given that a website plays such a crucial role in business these days, the example is the better of the two. (see part I)


Aristotle’s Website part I

Friday, October 30th, 2009

Aristotle’s thoughts on design came up in a book I was reading and I decided that if Mozart can design a website then so could Aristotle.


Can we learn from Google’s website design?

Monday, August 31st, 2009

This post is about lessons we might be able to learn from Google’s web design.  If you are  more interested in web design for better rankings in Google, that’s fine too.  Try this post: Google SEO and Web Design.
The Google web design is basically a blank white page with a logo written in bright colours and a search [...]


Planning Your Website Design: Content

Friday, February 13th, 2009

OK. So you have already considered the goals for your website and its target audience. Now it’s time to consider what content your audience(s) will respond to in order to further those goals. If you already have a site design, this can still be a very beneficial process. [...]


Where Were You When the Page Was Empty?

Monday, February 9th, 2009

Many years ago I heard a script editor being interviewed on the radio. He told a story about a meeting he remembered between an experienced writer and a group of editors. A script was presented and the then young editor immediately whipped out the scalpel of his incisive mind and set to work on proving his worth. He was, after all, paid good money to ‘edit’.[...]


Planning your website design: Target Audience

Monday, January 26th, 2009

Once you have established the goals for your new website, you are ready to move on to the next stage in the project.  It is time to consider who are the target audience for your site.  Your designer will have opinions on how your website should look and what it should include, so will your [...]


Planning your website design: Goals

Tuesday, January 20th, 2009

Many web design projects, and I’d guess possibly even most, start from entirely the wrong place. They might start from a visual idea or from a series of your printed brochures or from some websites that you really like the look of. A re-design might start from an understandable and perhaps laudable desire to freshen things up. You may have just started a new venture and be throwing up a site because you feel you have to. Whatever the trigger that started the re-design process or led you to set up that new site, STOP NOW and THINK. There is still time to do this right.