Good articles on how to use keywords within web site content and code:
Here’s a great list of checklists for any web design company, big or small. Categories Include:
- Client-Focused Checklists and Questionnaires
- Pre-Launch Checklists
- General Web Design Checklists
- Usability Checklists
- SEO Checklists
- Marketing Checklists
- Web Design Checklists
Get the all of the checklists here.
Check out SpyFu (spyfoo.com). SpyFu allows you to type in a keyword and see how many Google Adword advertisers are on that particular keyword. It also gives you a breakdown of the following:
The free service is limited to the Top 10 or 20 result set in most cases. Monthly subscriptions are $59.95.
With the introduction of the latest Android smartphone named Hero this week also came the announcement that it will support Flash. In addition, the new Palm Pre will support Flash by the end of the year through a firmware update.
What’s up with Apple and Adobe’s relationship? One would think that based on both companies roots heavily backed by graphic designers alike that Flash & the iPhone would go hand in hand.
The Answer: Apple is too afraid to allow another software development platform to reside on its hardware and rightfully so.
Again, it’s a battle of control.
Here are a few reasons to use Adobe’s Cold Fusion scripting language. While not as popular as PHP and .Net, Cold Fusion has been around since 1995 and has a great collection of built-in tags and functions.
- It’s easy to write (basic syntax is similar to HTML tags)
- Built-in tags save a tremendous amount of time
- Code examples are easy to find as well as free custom tags
- Cross-platform compatible (Windows, Linux, Unix, Mac)
- Professional support available through Adobe
OmniSpear coders have developed in ColdFusion since version 1.0 in 1995. No matter what version of ColdFusion your application is in, OmniSpear has the experience to enhance and maintain your CF-based application.
The CakePHP Framework has several features that make it a great choice for developing web applications rapidly.
- It helps developers to reduce code repentance in creation of websites or web applications
- Cake is easy to understand and sets industry standards in security and session handling.
- It provides powerful and flexible data validation features.
- CakePHP reduces the cost of website creation and ongoing maintenance.
- It is developed under the MIT license so it is free for everyone.
- Compatible with PHP4 as well as PHP5
OmniSpear, Inc. has been using CakePHP as the primary framework of choice for several years and has experience developing and deploying large scale e-commerce, web site, and intranet systems.
Are you or your clients still printing out and scribbling on revisions of a web project to convey the changes you want? Sending countless e-mail attachments back and forth between you, your team and clients? New markup tools make it easy to provide feedback on design, content and code without ever leaving your web browser.
Solution # 1:
Notable.com – Complete Website Feedback / Project Collaboration SaaS ($44 per month)
Notable.com allows you annotate any part of a page, even if you’ve never touched HTML. Visually leave feedback where the actual problem appears within the site. In addition to doing inline feedback, Notable.com keeps track of who suggests what and tracks the history of feedback made from each team member / client contact.
• Add inline feedback for both website layouts and code
• Quickly and easily collaborate centrally or remotely
• Review feedback history to spot trends in mistakes
• Easily add additional people to review and provide feedback
• May be too pricy for small web development shops (starting price is $44.00 per month)
Product Tour: (http://www.notableapp.com/tour)
Solution # 2:
Aviary’s Falcon Image Markup Tool allows you to make screen shots of your web project and make simple inline markup. While not as slick as Notable’s service, Falcon is still useful for providing quick feedback. Best of all, it’s free! All you have to do is sign up for a free account and install a Firefox-compatible toolbar. The toolbar allows you to quickly capture and notate
• Easy to use, FireFox plug-in makes screen captures easy
• Fast loading, even on slow connections
Located in Dayton, Ohio, OmniSpear has launched a new service providing mobile application development for the iPhone, Blackberry and Android phone platforms. “The lines between the mobile device and traditional desktop workstation continue to blur while the demand for mobile applications skyrockets” states Brad Churby, the owner of OmniSpear Inc. “With our existing knowledge in web application development, it just makes sense for us to offer mobile app development to our clients.”