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what makes a website good
2 weeks 4 days ago
What makes a good website “good”? There are many factors that go into making a website good, but I can sum it up simply in a single sentence:A good website gives users the information they need as quickly and easily as possible.That being said, we can get more specific. Here’s a short list of what makes a good website “good” — we’ll dig into each of these items in this post and explain what we...
1 month 2 weeks ago
Times change, industries change, and most importantly, technology changes. Staying on top of current trends and utilizing current technology will ensure you stay on top of your competition. With the large adoption of mobile technology in recent years, now is more important than ever to keep track of the constant changes to technology and ensure that your website looks good from any device. Google...
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2 months 1 week ago
In this age of technology, it is important to have a digital presence in the form of a website. Whether you use it for publicity, to sell your goods or services or even as a means of earning money is entirely up to you. However, as you go digital, you always face the risk of someone hacking your website. When your website gets hacked, you might suffer a huge blow financially or even have your...
2 months 1 week ago
Did you know that small businesses should allocate about 8% of their revenues to marketing? That’s right, according to the SBA, a small business with under $5 million in yearly revenue should have a marketing budget consisting of around 7-8% of their yearly revenue. The SBA points out that in certain industries, a small business may even need to earmark up to 20% of revenue during their early...
3 months 2 weeks ago
eMUNICATIONS' own Ryan Martin has moved into second place on Footer Fetish! Because Ryan has something of a footer fetish anyway, this honor only seems appropriate.  Ryan's entry in the graphic design contest is from the Foster Creek Veterinary Hospital website. Go check out the whole website design and then click over to Footer Fetish to vote for Ryan's footer graphic design. Go Ryan!
4 months 2 weeks ago
The term "White Space" is often misused; many believe that it refers to any space in a design that's white. White space actually refers to the "negative space" of a composition. It's not simply "blank" or "unused" space, it plays a key role in the design process. Another crucial role white space plays is eye movement –commonly referred to simply as “movement”. White space allows our eyes to...
Paintballing
5 months 1 week ago
Armed and dangerous, the emunications team set out on an arguably friendly game of paintball. Quality assurance teamed up with design for what we call, "shooting fish in a barrel" - and by fish, we mean Jason and Kevin. On just the second game, I spotted someone atop a building looking down on my teammates. That someone was Jason, who seconds later took a swift paintball to the face. Sure he was...
6 months 2 weeks ago
In terms of aesthetics, design is by and large a tool to convey a message to your users. Are you a large company? Are you professional? Do you have a sense of humor? Or simply (and most importantly), “What is it that you do?” These are all questions that will be answered for your users in fewer than 5 seconds of viewing your website, so it’s important you’re sending the right message. Just...
jQuery
7 months 1 week ago
If you haven't taken the time to check out this framework you absolutely must do so now. jQuery allows you to accomplish so much more with so much little. It may be a little arcane to look at the first time, but after a little research, you'll wonder how you lived without it. Case in point, here's a quick script to add zebra highlighting to a table with id 'myTable'. // Do zebra highlighting...
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8 months 3 weeks ago
For a recent site, we needed to have a menu block be visible on pages which were represented in the menu. That is to say, if the page you are looking at is in the "Editorial stuff" menu, display the editorial stuff menu block. The trick here is to use PHP for determining the block visibility for the menu blocks. If we're looking at a node derivative, the node id should be in the link_path...

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