CSS As Art: The CSS House

One of the reasons I’ve often given for using css is that it gives you more control over your design. You can create with css in ways that html attributes never allow. Case in point is Chris Hester’s CSS House, an artistic creation styled solely with cascading style sheets.

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Practicing Good Customer Service Is The Best Way To Market It

I’ve been participating in an interesting thread at a Small Business Forum about customer service and how important it is for a business. Much of the thread has focused on selling customer service as a value point, but I want to talk here about something I brought up later in the thread. Instead of actively promoting customer service what about simply practicing it. Practicing customer service is really the best way to market it as a selling point.

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Using Keyword Themes To Structure Your Site Content

A couple of years ago structuring a site around keyword themes was all the rage in the SEO community. It was going to be the way to rank a site and if you didn’t use thm well good luck to you. Today you don’t see many people talking about building your site around keyword themes, but they are still used and it’s a good idea. If the idea of themes is new to you read on.

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Using Conditional Comments to Fix IE Bugs

Anyone who has ever developed a website is aware of cross browser inconsistencies. This is especially true for those of you rightfully working to eliminate table based layouts and make the move to an all css layout. Often what works in one browser won’t work in another or more precisely when you follow the standards like you should it often won’t work in Internet Explorer. Fortunately it’s not too hard to workaround the problem. The two methods I use most often are the underscore hack and Conditional Comments.

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Building Trust Through Transparency

If you haven’t heard trust is important. It’s important in your relationships, it’s important in your business, and it’s important in your website. I can ‘t really help you in that first one, but as for your business and website transparency can go a long way in establishing trust. Transparency if done right will lead to more trust from site visitors and lead to more sales because of that trust.

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