Austin Web Design Category

Transparent Little Dropdown Menu

by Jacqueline Sinex
Wednesday, August 25th, 2010

So you have some dropdown menus on your website, but you would like to make them a little fancier.  With just a little effort in your stylesheet, you can add a nice transparency effect to the background of the dropdown list. The CSS is usually applied to the style id created for the drop-down div. […]

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Minimizing JavaScript

by Jacqueline Sinex
Wednesday, August 25th, 2010

Sometimes a little bit of JavaScript is necessary to control certain features in a website, such as a simple slideshow element on a page, which was a better choice over the heavy Flash animation.  But as organic SEO becomes more prominent, we must learn to minimize the presence of javascript among our web page code, […]

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Why So Static? The Difference Between Static and Dynamic Websites

by Bobby Martinez
Monday, February 8th, 2010

A brief overview of the difference between static and dynamic web pages.


Replacing Your Blogger Blog

by Jacqueline Sinex
Friday, February 5th, 2010

Have you heard? Blogger, a popular community blogging tool, has discontinued FTP support. What does this mean? It means that you will no longer be able to publish your Blogger blog directly to your website – you will be forced to migrate to a “Blogspot” address instead. Never fear, there are other options. Your web […]

Most Valuable Business Expense

by Jacqueline Sinex
Tuesday, December 29th, 2009

Recently I replied in a discussion forum asking the question, If you could only have one marketing expense for your business what would it be. Naturally, I replied with a great website! Reflecting on this more, what I should have said was, A good professional web designer. When you hire a professional web designer/web developer, […]

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Setting Up Online Transactions

by Bobby Martinez
Tuesday, December 22nd, 2009

Here’s a quick tip for a first-time e-commerce project. If you plan to support real-time automated credit card transactions, you will be setting up a merchant banking account with a payment gateway (such as, LinkPoint, YourPay, etc.). If this is a new merchant account or a new gateway service, at some point the bank […]

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Holiday E-Sales

by Jacqueline Sinex
Friday, December 11th, 2009

Despite that the average American is dreaming more about their upcoming vacation than their business, December is a time when website owners seek out opportunities to drive sales. And it isn’t too late to take advantage of the holiday buying frenzy. Things you can do to make money with your website this holiday season: Add […]

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Photo Gallery Tools

by Bobby Martinez
Tuesday, November 17th, 2009

Thinking of adding a photo gallery to your website? There are a plethora of great gallery management tools available these days, some for quite a low cost or even free. Sometimes the free tools are enough to get someone by for a while, such as Google’s Picasso or Photo Bucket. These member-based photo communities are […]