Thursday, November 23, 2006

help with editing with Dreamweaver

Editing an existing remote website in Dreamweaver

You can use Dreamweaver to copy an existing remote site (or any branch of a remote site) to your local disk and edit it there, even if you didn't use Dreamweaver to create the original site.

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Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Top 25 U.S. Web Properties

More than Half of Top 25 U.S. Web Properties Generate More Traffic from Outside the U.S. than from Within: "

Sites with Audiences Concentrated in the U.S.

Some sites do not attract a substantial percentage of international visitors. Examples include U.S.-based, telecommunications/ cable companies such as Verizon and AT&T, media entities including Fox (owners of MySpace), New York Times Digital, and CBS, and major U.S. retailers, banks and airlines such as Target, Wal-Mart, Bank of America and United.

About comScore World Metrix

comScore World Metrix is the first service to continuously measure and report online behaviour on a world-wide basis, providing visitation metrics and demographic characteristics for Web site audiences around the world. With active representation of countries that comprise the vast majority of the global Internet population, World Metrix provides its clients with worldwide Internet population estimates and harmonized online performance metrics based on a consistent methodology across all countries. More than 100 clients subscribe to comScore’s World Metrix service, including 8 of the top 10 interactive advertising agencies.

About comScore Networks
comScore Networks is a global leader in measuring the digital age. This capability is based on a massive, global cross-section of more than 2 million consumers who have given comScore permission to confidentially capture their data"

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Jakob Nielsen on Usability and Web Design

Alertbox: Jakob Nielsen's Newsletter on Web Usability

Top Ten Web Design Mistakes of 2005 (October 3, 2005)

Writing for the Web means making content
  • short,
  • scannable, and
  • to the point (rather than full of fluffy marketese).
Web content should also
  • answer users' questions and
  • use common language rather than made-up terms (this also improves search engine visibility, since users search using their own words, not yours). Jakob Nielsen on Usability and Web Design: "User Experience 2006 Conference
> Seattle, October 22-28
> London, November 5-11

29 full-day tutorials on Web usability guidelines, intranet usability, corporate websites, email newsletters, Internet marketing, managing UE teams, writing for the Web, content management, search, personas, and much more."

Adobe web development

Adobe Edge: November/December 2006: "When we redesigned the Edge, we not only gave it a fresh look, but we made it easier to use. From the inside out, we developed a framework that makes the newsletter more flexible to build, design, edit, and view. To achieve this, we used Cascading Style Sheets (CSS), which enables us to separate design from content. Creating the CSS layout required some serious forethought because one of the requirements was to create one Dreamweaver template that all pages would be based on. This is how I approached and built the Edge using CSS."