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Using texture or color for website backgrounds
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website design

In past 2 years we have seen lots of white backgrounds on websites, a trend so popular than most new websites have a white background. Though we love this look (giving a fresh and modern feel to any sites and giving focus to images), there are great benefits to adding texture and even color to backgrounds. =1= Different background options:

  • White
  • Color
  • Texture
  • Repeating pattern or graphic
  • Full imag...

Top 5 search engines
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website design

When it comes to optimizing a website and making sure a site is on target with what top search engines are looking for, we are often asked the question "Which search engines are the most popular this year?". Google and Bing together hold almost 80% of all Internet searches with Google, without question, being the most popular engine with a market share of 65%. Yes Google is a power house and shows no signs of weakening. Today we will review the 5 top engines used by most Internet use...

What are Google Trends
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website design

Google, as the powerhouse it is, offers lots of free tools to webmasters and site owners. The one we will focus on during today's Internet Marketing Thursday with Ryan Perry is Google Trends. You can access the Google Trends URL directly here. The great thing about Google Trends is that it is free, very easy to use, and easy to understand. In tod...

To CAPTCHA or not CAPTCHA
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website design

To CAPTCHA or not CAPTCHA, that is the question. If you have a contact form, login page or signup form, your webmaster may have asked you if you wanted to have a CATPCHA or not on the page. The word CAPTCHA (all caps) is the acronym for "Completely Automated Public Turing test to tell Computers and Humans Apart" and the first one was created in 1997. It helps defines if the entity filling out the form is indeed a human being and not a SPAM bot or other automated script. It is made...

Pinterest style card website design
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website design

You may not use or be active on Pinterest but you have heard of them. Their card block layout has set a new website design trend that is continuing to grow in 2016. Mimicking the design of successful social media platforms for website design is not new. Think of Timeline from Facebook; since it was released it became a format used on countless websites for their "timeline/company history" page. We think the card design works even better as a landing page where your visitors can see at a glanc...

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