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WEB DESIGN PROFESSION

<LOVE OF WEB DESIGNING="determination" Determination="skills" Skills="money">

LOVE OF WEB DESIGN = You will need to have a passion for it if you want to succeed as a web design professional. There is a lot of patience and challenges involved in web designing .

DETERMINATION = Your passion for the profession will lead to determination , with determination you will be well positioned to face the challenges

SKILLS = Determination means you will train and gather up all the relevant experiences in the web design profession

MONEY = High degree of experience in any professional field in life means you will be highly respected and reccommended. High degree of experience means high pay also.

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BEGINING ONLINE

BEGINNING ONLINE

(This article is focused basically on how to start online as an entrepreneur and the possible tools you shouldcarry with you..)

No matter how we look at the number of people participating online today , the issue remains that we have a lot of people online still looking for directions or looking for where to belong online. There are the normal net browsers and there are also net browsers with the intention of making a living out of the net. There are  lots of people both in the online world and outside the online world wondering about this phenomenon of making money online or being an online enterprenuer. But I would tell those people not to worry as I have made out a little time to answer some little questions that might be disturbing them .

WHERE DO I START ONLINE?

Well for most novices , the most important thing to recognise here is the fact that since the 90s the internet  exploded and have quietly been added as part of our everyday life. Please note that it did not actually destroy other communication models but it actually complemented them in full. It gave them an alternative to expand their services and as such the internet is now seen as a necessity in communication but nonetheless, I still respect the people who have no knowledge of how it works and words like ‘I don’t need it’ are verymuch associated with them. I believe it’s a free world and every man is entitled to an opinion and why not, these days we  are living in a world where animal pets have their opinion too and must be respected. That shows the high level of human development being achieved today.

If you are a complete novice with computer and the internet, I will suggest you to just take some few hours in a day and get somebody to teach you how it works. If you don’t like it after a week of practicing then I would think you are a rare type. Once again I wish to consider and understand those that have their different reasons of not liking it . You are solely entitled to your own opinion.

Now lets assume you have practiced enough to help your way around the internet very well, it is better to start looking at the area of the net you like most and then try to discover more about it. Why I wrote the above was to call you back to the question “Where do I start online ? ”. Discovering an area of interest onthe internetis the key to avoid being unnecessarily confused on how you can set yourself up online as an enterprenuer.

Please note that this article is not portraying the idea that you should confine yourself to one particular area of  interest online but rather it is a  stepping stone to pass you throughdiscipline in an area of interest to you and will prepare you on how to handle other areas of interest.

WHAT IS THIS DISCIPLINARY PERIOD?

This is a period that involves full dedication, patience, serious research, consistency, decisiveness etc. It is also the period that would arm you with the right tools to handle your area of interest. You might be lost and asking why you have to go through all these huddles?, but don’t forget that anything that leads to anything good requires that you go through some bumpy roads unless you played a lottery once and won then you are really the lucky type. This is a period of apprenticeship and would mark your success or failure online as an entreprenuer so it’s better to have the experience first hand. The most important thing about this period of time you should understand is to “FIND YOURSELF A MENTOR”. Find some success stories in your area of interest and don’t worry about what people say, as long as there are some success stories in that field then it’s worth trying.

HOW DO I START MAKING MONEY ONLINE?

One of the biggest problems in this world of making money online is the fact that most online entreprenuers who fail are not really seasoned in their area of expertise and did not really go through this period of apprenticeship . Over and over again I have seen people who jumped into different aspects of making money online without really understanding the bottlenecks. If you are somebody used to forums or other communities online, it’s easy to see people spelling out their anger on not making money as an affiliate marketer or as an ad publisher or not recording any sales in their online stores. Majority of these problems come from the fact that they just jumped into the business model online without arming themselves very well. “If you visit a site that generates money does not mean that if you open that type of site immediately it will start generating money”. Infact, you may be really surprised that most sites you see looking flashy and well designed might not be generating anything compared to a one page of simple html design by an entreprenuer who did his/her homework very well.

Let us call you back to this line “how do I start making money online?”, it’s almost natural that you become a master of anything you have put in time and energy on. During your disciplinary period, there are usually two things most people do and that's either quit or see the end of it. If you decided to see the end of it you would notice that there are some simple tricks not known to any novice in that area that you can easily work around your fingers and this can only be known by going through the process.

You must have heard of 16 yr olds that made thousands selling on ebay  etc. Do not be deceived, these little kids have identified their area of interest right from time, and had gone through the huddles earlier also. For some people it comes very easy and before you know it they are already in the game and for some people the huddles takes more longer but the truth is the fact that you must pass through it.

Passing through huddles in your chosen area would shape your way and give you the basic idea you need to guide you through and most of all it will give you the patience which is very vital in your success.

 SUMMARY

It’s obvious that most online enterprenuers have jumped into some business models online without adequate research and have failed, rarely succeeded or strugging to keep up. Discovering an area of interest and passing through the disciplinary period would normally open your head up on the best possible ways to survive and manage an area of interest online.

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INTRODUCING PHPGEDVIEW

Sometime back i was looking for good script to set up an online family tree for my family and after some searches, i came up with this below, trust me this is a very good script, a little bit complicated but solid.

PHPGEDVIEW

PhpGedView is a revolutionary genealogy program which allows you to view and edit your genealogy on your website. PhpGedView has full editing capabilities, full privacy functions, can import from GEDCOM files, and supports multimedia like photos and document images. PhpGedView also simplifies the process of collaborating with others working on your family tree. Your latest genealogy information is always on your website and available for others to see.

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FIXING A WIRELESS CONNECTION PROBLEM ON YOUR LAPTOP

Hello All,

I know this might sound like one  thing everybody knows but i can bet you that you would be surprised to discover the amount of people using wireless connections on their laptop that do not understand this.

I remember putting on  my laptop one day and with the happy smile of diving into the internet world but i was surprised to find that i couldnt get online, i tried everything i could, went into the wireless network display window and found that i could not search out any available wireless network around me which is very unusual. The window was completely blank.

Honestly, i thought my ISP or modem was having problems but just i was about to call the company after some hardtimes on trying to find the problem, i took one close look again around the laptop and discovered a switch with a wireless symbol around it and it was switched off. I switched it on and there i was back on the internet.  I felt really ashamed of myself that i didnt think of it before.

About a month after, my cousines wife was crazy about her laptop messing her up and after talking to her on the phone, i knew the culprit immediately. I directed her on what to do and that's it. She was back online again.

How did this happen in the first place? , Well its just a little human error of mistakenly switching it off without knowing.

Hope this helps.

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NTRODUCING CIVICRM FOR NON-PROFIT-ORGANIZATIONS

The Civicrm is dedicated to people who would like to put their non governmental orgainizations online, This script is so powerful that you cannot imagine the features it has to offer. This script had been developed as a standalone, or as compnents to be integrated into Drupal or Joomla.

Infact right now i'm currently integrating it with joomla for a client putting his NGO online.

Please read the extract from civicrm below.

CIVICRM
CIVICRM

The Open Source Solution for the Civic Sector

CiviCRM is an open source and freely downloadable constituent relationship management solution. CiviCRM is web-based, open source, internationalized, and designed specifically to meet the needs of advocacy, non-profit and non-governmental groups. Integration with both Drupal and Joomla! content management systems gives you the tools to connect, communicate and activate your supporters and constituents.

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IMPORTING EMAIL LIST FROM WORD TO OUTLOOK

This is just a quick one , i know most of the people using outlook already know this but this is meant for those curious ones. Outlook express has what they call a distribution list, if you want to import email list from a word document to your distribution list. The most important thing and which might be the hardest thing here is to make sure all your email addresses ends in a semi colon, you may have to do this manually. It is even more demanding when outlook tells you to go back and edit an email address by adding semi colon to it.

At the same time it's all very easy , just follow the link here for a guide and then after you have succeeded with it, follow this link here for a guide on how to send an email to a distribution list.

Hope this helps out!

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INTRODUCING HESK HELPDESK SOFTWARE

I have just installed Hesk helpdesk software on our support center to help support our clients. This is a very good script and the support is great. It has both rapid admin and forum support. Read from Hesk website below.

HESK is free PHP Help Desk Software that runs with MySQL, allowing you to quickly and easily set up a Web—based ticket support system for your Web site.

Install HESK for your Web site, so your customers can quickly and easily submit support tickets. This will also let your staff benefit from an easy-to-use Web interface to help you better manage customer support requests.

You'll love HESK—users say they like this script because it is so easy to use, simple, secure and a FREE alternative to commercial (read $200+) Help Desk Software. Use HESK's simple-to-install script that takes care of your database setup and lets you get your help desk up and running quickly and with very little effort.

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TESTING YOUR WEBSITE FOR VIRUS INFECTION

Let us call you back to the issue of website security, you may not be aware that your website is constantly being hacked or hacking attempts made regularly. Sometimes i wonder why some people would own websites and abandon their sites. Some of these sites were designed with high budget and it's painful when you see such sites being neglected by their owners.

Start by checking your site today for malicious codes and blacklisting,  if you are an active webmaster  it is very difficult to get your site hacked with malicious codes   because you would be doing the following;

  • Visit your website regularly or several times a day
  • Back up your home directory and databases daily or  weekly
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Image not showing in IE Fix.

Trust me on this, IE can be a headache when it comes to css but i guess we cant do without it in the sense that large majority of internet users continue to use it as default browser. I almost screamed when i heard one of my client openly criticised other browsers in favor of IE.

Problem:

You made some modifications and added a background image through css to a div box and everything is fine in other browsers but does not show in IE.

Solution:

Just before you start reading the many confusing solutions on the internet, check that your image attributes are well spaced, in my case i had code like this

background:white url('/img/top.jpg')no-repeat;

 

Notice how everything is pulled together without space, this can be well interpreted by other browsers but IE would not forgive you for this.

Try this code below and allow enough spacing;

background:  white   url('/img/top.jpg')   no-repeat; 

Notice the spacing. Try this fix first and refresh your page .

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My problem with designs in flash

I am one of those webmasters that argue against using flash for the entire design of a website. Apart from the less SEO value to it, i find it to be a complete waste of time sometimes. We cannot disagree that flash makes your website look extraordinarily eye catchy and would fascinate  people with less web design knowledge but what's  the whole point of a website when if it based on flash the following happens;

  •  It may take time to load and would discourage your visitors from exploring further
  • It may actually annoy visitors stuck in their traditional HTML and CSS based website appearance.
  • It would not be search engine friendly or you have to do extra to keep it Search engine friendly.

Please see an extract from SEO news on the reason not to depend on flash.

The No. 1 Non-SEO-Related Reason Not to Use Flash In Your Website Design

It’s been said over and over again: designing websites in Flash is a bad idea, traffic-wise. The SEO-related reasons for this have been discussed to death for the past several years, (as in your site is useless to search engines when it’s Flash-based). Yeah, yeah, we know – that one-liner is all we have to say about that.

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Converting Facebook Users to paying customers.

Not so long ago, i got into an argument with a client in the retail sector   that has been spending a good deal of  time building up his Facebook page.  I did not shy away from telling him that Facebook is a good place to build up audience but i really don't see how it can replace the traditional e-commerce platforms available on the net today, besides i am  convinced that Facebook would remain to people where you meet friends and socialize. If i want to buy something online i would rather go to Ebay or Amazon than to  a Facebook page.

People  usually like to separate their social life from their business life, i hope Facebook would be able to break this in the future.

Please take a look from the article below.

Lost at 'Like': The 10 Reasons

Brands Fail to Convert Facebook

Fans into Paying Customers

According to HubSpot, 93 percent of adults on the Internet are on Facebook, yet only one percent of a brand’s Facebook fans will ever make their way to the company’s main website.

Many blame their low conversion rates on Facebook: “Facebook ads don’t work.” “I have a ton of likes but it doesn’t mean anything because I’m not making money.” “I keep posting things but I’m not getting many views.” Few, however, look to their own efforts for answers. And even fewer put a strategy in place to convert this highly active audience into highly engaged Web site visitors.

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The need to add google translate to your website

Once your website is on the internet, anybody from anywhere can access it. Since this is the case, why not tell your visitors that you care about them by adding Google translate to your page . Any seasoned webmaster managing a website generating  contents that pass knowledge to others  would have seen  visits coming from different parts of the world to their website.

We would like to let you know that Google keeps adding new languages to its translation tool , why not make use of it, its free. Read more here.

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