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JQuery Photo viewer

Author: Corey H.
Date: 2013-02-10
Looking for a nice plugin to display your photos, try Colorbox, its a lightweight JQuery plugin and looks nice, clean and works smooth

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Responsive Web Design

Author: Corey H.
Date: 2013-02-10
Responsive Web Design is a large thing to consider for a business. Mobile devices are so common and prevalent now that you limit your audience the less mobile friendly it is. Responsive design is the website being aware of its browser size whether that be on a desktop or mobile device. Here is one decent example of Responsive design that I found, go ahead and test this out by resizing your browser window to see how the page responds

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Author: Corey H.
Date: 2013-02-10
One extremely important aspect for your Web page is Search Engine Optimization(SEO). Keeping yourself high up on those Search Results from Google, Bing, etc. SEO is not just something that you should be concerned that your Designer is considering, there are some important tips that should be taken by whoever may be writing your content. Take a look at this great article from Business Insider

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Cross Browser Compatibility

Author: Corey H.
Date: 2013-02-13
Keep in mind that your website should web compatible with all those fancy browsers like Chrome, Firefox, Opera, Safari and Internet Explorer! Make sure it looks good in each of the browsers so it is consistently good no matter who views your webpage, even if they are on a mobile device! Take a look at some tools that can be used even while developing your webpage to confirm all those browsers look good even if you do not have all of them install on your computer.

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Browser Tip

Author: Corey H.
Date: 2013-04-27
Just because you can do something does not mean it is a good idea. Having a button on your website close the browser is not a good idea unless there is a good security reason to do so. It is better to keep you users on your website and keep the users experience appealing and minimize if not eliminate any negative feeling a visitor may have.

Reference: Code Ranch
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Proper Meta Tag use

Author: Corey H.
Date: 2013-05-03
Using meta tags correctly is an important part of improving you visibility by search engines as well. Improper use of meta tags is actually detrimental to you site and search-ability and actually get your website marked as a "spam" site by search engines.

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Author: Corey H.
Date: 2013-10-01
Proper use of links in web design is extremely important. A search engine can rank your website lower with improper links that are not relative to your content. It is also important on the other side for ranking your website higher based on the appropriate content and links based on a users search.

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Changes from Google that effect analytics and SEO Strategies.

Author: Corey H.
Date: 2013-10-01
Google has changed their way of doing things a bit. Analytics will be more difficult and this mean keeping your content relevant, descriptive and to the point is even more important than ever.

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Not all SEO is created Equal

Author: Corey H.
Date: 2014-06-26
When it comes to Search Engine Optimization, not all are created equal. Here are a few that are not worth the money to be careful of! Get a real bang for your buck and get and SEO designer!!

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