Kevin's Papers

Technical Papers by Kevin Morrison

Web Design Consultant

Are you building your own website or thinking about it? With the increasing cost of doing business both online and off small businesses are finding that their skill set has to increase if they are going to have the impact they need to keep the doors open. Taking on the task of creating your own web presence is a daunting task and the knowledge necessary to create an effective website should not be considered lightly.
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Do It Yourslef Web Design is Over!

Web savvy surfers are no longer paying any attention to websites that look like something out of t 1980. If your business website does not have a professional appearance you will not be taken seriously. While doing research on computer businesses in my home town I was struck by some of the saddest websites I have seen in 10 years in fact many of them are at least that old.
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If you build it They Will Come!

Kevin Costner stared in the hit movie "Field of Dreams" where he built a baseball field after being told by a ghost that "If he builds it They will come". Although this works for Hollywood it will not work for your website. No matter what web developer you find to build your website it will not attract visitors simply because it exists!
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Do you know where your site is?

Many people think they are getting a great deal at $5.95 a month for their web hosting. Little do they know that they may be sharing not only the server they are on (which is common) but also their IP. Which could be also hosting a site that is scamming others, selling porn or worse used to phish unsuspecting users. If you have a website and want to check that your website is not being blacklisted. There are some great sites that will help you find out.
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Can your webmaster code?

If you have or are looking for a webmaster the first question you should ask them is if they can code? If they answer no then you should reconsider them as your webmaster and if you are looking for one do yourself a favor and don't hire one that cannot code the site.

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