The Components of ECommerce Web Design

In the world of business, eCommerce solutions are vital if you plan to succeed. This is especially true when it comes to eCommerce Web Design, and if you look deep enough, you will clearly see that there are a few different components to the web design process. Finding a good company is only part of the battle, and with that being said, let’s look at the three different parts of developing a webpage for your business.

Design

The design process is anything but simple. What should your webpage look like? How should you go about implementing the features you want? When you look at other pages on the internet, you should attempt to figure out how you are going to either match or exceed their standards. Neither one of these is going to be easy, but they can be achieved if you simply keep trying.

One of the most important things you can do is ensure that you are using up to date technology. Creating a website that utilizes Flash, CSS, and other updated technologies will allow users to view and load the page quickly. It should be noted that the only downside to using CSS is that losing the format file will result in a breakdown of the pages themselves. They will still be accessible of course, but they will not really be useable. Rather than using this as excuse to avoid using CSS, use it as a reason to secure the server properly.

Plan Your Offer Stack

For many people the purpose of preparing a webinar is to use it as a marketing tool. When you are running an online sales presentation to promote your product you are going to want to end your webinar with an offer.

There are two basics ways that you can attempt to add value to your product in the minds of consumers.

The first is the ‘price drop’, where you start your product at a high price and then lower the price of the product.

The second is the ‘offer stack’, where you present your product in stages, giving each stage a value. Then, when you have established a high cumulative value using this ‘offer stack’, you can reduce the price.

Price drop is the favorite marketing technique of the ‘big box’ chains of stores like Wal-Mart. They start with a price that is relatively high and then slash the prices accompanied by heavy advertising. Price drop works for these chains because they buy large volumes of product at a discounted wholesale price and they are in a position to move many, many units. Therefore, they only need to make a very small profit on each unit of product. Unless you plan to have the sales volume of an operation like Wal-Mart, the next option will be better for you.

The offer stack is a marketing and sales technique that builds your product up by valuing each part of it so that you end

Chain of Responsibility JavaScript Design Pattern

Today, we’ll be talking about the Chain of Responsibility Pattern. This pattern decouples the sender and receiver of requests. This is done with a chain of objects that can each handle the request itself or pass it on to the next object. Confused? Read on.

Chain of Responsibility Structure

3 parts make up the Chain of Responsibility pattern: sender, receiver, and request. The sender makes requests. The receiver is a chain of 1 or more objects that choose whether to handle the request or pass it on. The request itself can be an object that encapsulates all the appropriate data, or it could just be a normal function call on the receiver with no arguments.

Senders send the request to the first receiver object in the chain. The sender only knows about this first part of the chain and nothing about the other receivers. The first receiver either handles the request or passes it on to the next receiver in the chain. Each receiver only knows about the next receiver in the line. The request will continue down the line until the request was handled or there are no more receivers to pass it on to, at which point either an error is thrown or nothing happens, depending on how you design your chain.

Chain of Responsibility Example

For our example, we’ll be creating an ATM. The chain is going to consist of different sized dollar bills. When you ask for some cash,

My Mistakes as a Web Design Newbie

Learn from them

Approaching retirement age I was made redundant last year and decided to create my first web site, initially knowing little about it. I hope that, by reading about my experiences, I may save you both time and money if you ever find yourself in the position of wanting to build a site with little initial knowledge.

eBooks

I bought five or six ebooks on how to make my web fortune from the one-page web-sites that you see on the web. The prices ranged from $9.95 to $29.95. It would be unfair of me to say that they were of no use, as you can always pick up the odd pointer, or contact. However, with the benefit of hindsight I would not have purchased any of them. Instead there are free, better written books which give you at least the same pointers, and often have more substance. You can download from my web site, for free, two excellent books by Ken Evoy, which will provide you with a good basic knowledge to move forward. Don’t get carried away with the sales hype contained in some of these “get rich quick” single page sales letters that offer huge free bonuses and an imminent price increase.

Universities and colleges

There are various colleges and universities on the web which promise you the ultimate in web creation, site marketing, search engine optimization and much more, “all under one roof” They usually have libraries of

Designing Sites For Search Engines and Directories

In terms of layout, many web sites are not designed for optimum search engine and directory visibility. People or companies seem so centered on their corporate or personal images, products, and services that they neglect to design their web sites with search engines and directories in mind.

Search engines and directories vary in the way they rank your web site in a search query. Some search engines place primary emphasis on the text within your title tags. Some search engines place emphasis on the main ideas presented in all of your text on a single web page. Some directories emphasize the text you submitted in their “Description” field. How and where you place your text, both in the copy your visitors see and within the HTML tags your visitors do not see, will affect your ranking.

Keyword selection

Of primary importance is selecting the best keywords for your industry and the keywords you believe your potential customers will use to find you. Selecting the right keywords requires research.

Look at your company’s printed materials. What words do you use over and over? When you speak to new and current customers on the phone, what questions do they frequently ask and what words do they use? Ask your current customers how they would find you on the Internet. Then go to the major search engines and directories. Type in the keywords you want to use. Study the source code of the web sites that appeared

Landscapers Website Design

If you are in the landscaping business, you need Landscaping Web Design. The opportunities for your business are unbelievable on the web. Even in small markets, your customers are looking for you on the web. They want to see the projects you have completed, the designs that you have created and all of the positive things your customers are saying about you.

It is important to understand the importance of a web presence for your business. The yellow pages are reaching a much more diluted mix of people and the fact is the price keeps going up. Year after year the competition gets thicker, margins seem to get smaller and it becomes harder and harder to differentiate your business from your competitors. The Internet is the opportunity of a lifetime. I’m not suggesting that you terminate your yellow page ads completely, but what if you could have a top class website to refer people to from the phone book? It absolutely creates the difference in being washed away by your competitors, over sized, over priced ad, and the prospect selecting you instead because he was able to see the expertise of your work on your website. The yellow pages only offers you a single page, and heaven knows what a full page in the yellow pages costs, while the web offers as many pages as you would like or need in order to pre-sell your customers before they even call you to set up an appointment.