Website Designers & Graphic Designers Portfolio Tool

Designer Portfolios on Behance.If you are a website designer, graphic designer, photographer or artist you should get on the Behance Network. Behance is an up and coming social media site that allows creative experts to show off their portfolio of work through a variety of online platforms. Very often, graphic designers and photographers don’t have the web skills to create an online portfolio that has a professional look. Behance allows you to create a portfolio without writing any code and share it with friends.

The Power of WordPress

San Diego WordPress DesignersCreating a powerful website for small businesses that are working with a budget is always a challenge. It would be great to have all the bells and whistles of larger corporate sites that are built using one of many content management systems (CMS) on the market. Unfortunately time, resources, and money get in the way. In steps WordPress.

WordPress is an open source content management tool that is one of the most widely used web software’s in the world.

Using Clean Code in Website Design

Importance of Clean HTML CodeAlthough the world wide web has become very sophisticated over the years, there are still issues with websites that are built using ‘sloppy code’. All web pages produce HTML that is translated by your web browser (IE, Firefox, Chrome, Safari, etc.). Web pages that produce HTML errors may produce issues for users who are viewing the site. Furthermore, certain browsers may interpret the code one way while others see it differently.

Improvements Made To Google Images Search

Update to Google Image Search ResultsYesterday Google started rolling out its improvements to Google Images which now allows up to 1,000 images to be displayed in a single search page. This new website technology is called ‘infinite scroll’ which allows for fewer clicks and a faster ability to find the image you are looking for.

When scrolling over any image, a preview box pops up with detail about the size, name, and URL link to the image. Having this information only visible when scrolling over the image allows them to be grouped closely together so you can get a much bigger overview of what is available based on your search query.

Pros + Cons of Google Voice

Review of Google VoiceLast week Google announced that they have opened access to Google Voice for everyone in the U.S. (previously available by invite only). According to Google, “Google Voice isn’t ready for businesses and schools quite yet, but we’re exploring additional functionality for organizations.”

We will stay tuned for future updates and functionality, but this is a good opportunity to look at the pros and cons of the current free service provided by Google.

YouTube Users Watch over 100 Videos per Month

Did you know that the average YouTube user watched over 100 videos during the month of May? comScore released a video matrix today about online user-ship of services like YouTube, Hulu, and more. The stats show that there are 183 millions users in the US that watch internet video. Setting a new record, the average YouTube user watched 101.2 videos during the month of May and 14.6 billion total views.

This demonstrates the opportunities that are available online by getting involved in video marketing, demos, tutorials, recorded webinars, and other ways to post information online.

Are You Ready For The Wave?

Google Wave Release

Google today released the beta version of their ground breaking web technology Google Wave to a closed group of 100,000 testers. The final test group will help Google locate the remaining bugs in the product before its highly anticipated release later this year.

Wave has been a highly talked about product ever since its announcement last May at Google I/O 2009. The ground breaking technology combines elements of e-mail, wiki, chat, blogs, and more into one robust communication platform. The Australian brothers who head up the project are the same developers that gave us the highly used Google Maps functionality.