Links to website design resources and seo search engine optimisation resources.
Where to start from with such a topic one knows very well, what is of interest to you depends on your point of view, there are a few obvious options,
a) web design from an artistic perspective,
b) from a business perspective, for making money,
c) from a social perspective, how does it serve us all,
d) an IT perspective, what new features and functionality does it have,
e) even from the perspective of someone who knows nothing about website design!
From the perspective of myself and my team, it seems most of us work with website design because we enjoy it, either from a design side or a technical side. What seemed incredible to me at the time when it all started, was the fact that we could just write anything at all and publish it so it was available to millions. As opinions, voices and words multiply across the new electronic terrain, there are seismic shifts taking place, amongst them the democratisation of publishing and knowledge.
Within that shift, website design as a business continues to survive, it’s easy now to put a website together in a few hours, but the website designer is needed just like the gardener who might be called in to dig a hole or redo the entire garden using a new system, for commercial benefit or artistic appeal.
Anyway, was going to put some links up, so will get back to this later … website design in Swindon.
As web designers, here are some resources we find very useful,
Google.co.uk, invaluable for search, answers, web master tools, analytics, place information, maps and revenue from ad sales.
SitePro News, great articles on managing, maintaining and promoting websites.
Colour Picker, great tool for finding colour, colour schemes and colour values (hex, rgb and cmyk).
Photo effects online from Pixlr-o-Matic.
Popular UK Webistes
Ezine Articles, rubbish design but top ranking website for article submission (for seo purposes).
Ehow.com, on how to do things.
Clickbank, an affiliate program network, bringing affiates and real product sellers together.
More Website Design Resources
A list of ten Free, clean and minimalist WordPress Themes at webdesignledger.com.
99designs.com, post a design contest and designers compete to create a unique design!
Speeding up WordPress themes from softduit.com.
The cosmanauts, a blog by some designers.
Google Swiffy, converter from swf format to HTML5.
issuu.com, free upload and publication of your pdf documents, advertising material.
What the Font? Ever wondered what font someone is using? Trying to find a similar font? What the font is an excellent little application which quickly identified an alternative font we could use and saved us paying a premium to get the same result!
Other stuff in the pipeline : )
Wistia, business video hosting.
iPhone Emulator, http://www.testiphone.com/
Topsy, search engine and analytics covering Tweets since 2006.