November 2006

Custom Web Site Design – What to expect.

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I wanted to do a quick alert here about a throrough new article on our website:
Custom Web Design – How It Works.

If you are putting together a web business plan, with the intention of having your plans put into action by a professional web designer, I do urge you to take the time to read the above. Over the years, our small firm, Solas Web Design, has developed a basic method for how we work with our clients. Though every client is different and has special needs and requirements, there is an overall pattern, and by reading this article, you will know what basics to expect when you go to hire a web developer. You will know what to expect of them, and what will be expected of you. It’s smart to be prepared, and to have a realistic picture of just how much work goes into launching a professional new website.

We hope this article will be of use to you!

2 SEOs for the Birds

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It does appear to me that some folks tolerate winter more than others. I find the loss of warmth and short days can combine to leave me feeling a bit low. But, because I believe that a realistic pursuit of happiness comes from taking joy in the small things, I try to put a better spin on winter for myself by viewing it as having opportunities for me that don’t exist during the sunnier months of the year. Continue Reading »

MySpace not safe for your kids

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As an adult whose work-life centers around the Internet, it may be that I have an important perspective to share about children and computers. In my childhood, a computer was something to play video games on, a safe at-home pastime that didn’t require direct supervision from one of my parents. Then came the Internet. Over the past decade or so, a computer has become a home appliance that would appear to be as much of a no-brainer as a stove. Most families own at least one, or more than one computer these days. The Internet can be a wonderful educational tool, connecting you and your family with the learning, art and traditions of cultures around the globe. But, it is this very interconnectivity which makes the Internet an unsafe environment for the most vulnerable and precious members of our society – our children. Continue Reading »

Considering a 1 page website? Why not blog instead?

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Well, winter is fast approaching, which here in N. California means lots and lots of rain. Clouds are piled up like quilt batting on the mountain tops and the first green grasses are sprouting in the meadows. How I would loathe being stuck in an office environment during the winter time. I work much better during foul weather when I’m snuggly settled in my home office, a steaming cup of Irish Breakfast tea on hand, and my red Dearforms slippers on my feet.

Today was a day of doing dribs and drabs for various clients. A few new products here, a phone conversation with a PHP guy there, and yet in the midst of these run of the mill tasks, I had the kind of golden opportunity come up that makes my job such a treat for me. Continue Reading »

Public domain holiday graphics – Free!

public domain holiday graphics
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As our holiday gift to small business owners, we have put up a page of
Free Public Domain Holiday Graphics for the express use of small web business owners. Spruce up your web store with these, use them to create a holiday thank you message to your shoppers. You are free to use any of the graphics on the above page in whole or in part, provided that you credit us with a link to our website at http://www.solaswebdesign.net.

We’re eager to let folks know about the SEO advice available here on our blog and on our website, and will appreciate you mentioning us on your website, if you use our public domain holiday images. Continue Reading »

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