Owning a blog and having a successful one are two completely different things. Same thing goes for an ecommerce site.
There as many ecommerce websites out on the internet, but only a fraction of them are considered to be successful. Why? Because they were able to figure out how to convert their visitors into actual customers.
IT professionals are constantly looking for ways to improve their web designs and website development skills. One of the most effective critiquing tools they have in their corner is the use of feedback. Feedback, whether good or bad, allows them to see what others think about their product and design.
While web design can proceed without input from other sources, it does help to determine what is effective and what is not.
There is little doubt that the content management system known as WordPress has been a phenomenal commercial success, with already more than 70 million sites using the platform on the web.
The reason for its popularity and generally positive reviews is that it has been specifically designed to be as user-friendly as possible, with a plethora of features that make the software intuitive and allow the user to feel that they have a good element of control without needing anything more than basic web design skills to achieve what they want to do.
“Why do I do this job?’ And the answer is: I want to show the best and worst face of humankind” – Alvaro Ybarra Zavala
Alvaro Ybarra Zavala asked and answered the above question in the Congo in November 2008. He had just photographed a man proudly holding a severed hand. Whilst he hated the image for its representation of the “worst face of humankind”, he recognized the importance of his work for showing future generations “what human beings are capable off”.
War photographers, perhaps more than members of any other profession, have to be convinced of the essentiality of their work. They willingly place themselves in some of the world’s most explosive and dangerous situations, in order to document the truth for the all-to-comfortably middle class western world. Death is a very real possibility and some of the traumas suffered by war photographers include molestation, attack by a Haitian mob, kidnap by Gadaffi’s troops and being shot in Afghanistan.
Before the practice of exploiting software and electronic systems unlawfully got out of hand, hackers were once known as people who are intelligently curious, a tireless explorer of computer systems, if you will.
But when more and more hackers misuse their talents for their own personal gain, the term “hacking” took on a new meaning, and now, people generally know hackers as one who break into systems with evil purposes.
Quite a bit has been said and written about web designing. Countless number of books and tutorials guide you on what to keep in mind when making a great site while a slew of articles warn you about the mistakes you should steer clear of. Then we have experts frequently opining about how to enhance user experience by maintaining a delicate balance between creativity and functionality.
In fact, if you started wading through all the educative content out there, it would take you several months (and I am being really, really optimistic here) to read them all, by which time they would have added another few month’s worth of resources to the library. So, in short, there’s plenty of matter out there, if you are really, really serious about making a good, or even half-way decent website.