DIY Product Images: Lighting

    Hostway Marketing, August 26, 2010

    By Samantha Gluck Photographing products for your ecommerce site yourself saves money and gives you the most control over the outcome.

    Touch Screen Design Part 5: Touch Screens of the Future

    Hostway Marketing, July 23, 2010

    By Meredith Barnhill There’s no shortage of innovation when it comes to the future of multi-touch and touchscreen devices — touch screens allow richer interactions between users and their devices.

    Touch Screen Design Part 4: Designing for the Finger Instead of the Mouse

    Hostway Marketing, July 22, 2010

    By Meredith Barnhill Designing websites and applications for touch screen displays can be challenging. Mobile browsers have extremely limited display space and designing for the less-accurate fingertip can result in frustrating errant keystrokes. Keeping the design simple and easy-to-use is the best way to keep your mobile users happy.

    Touch Screen Design Part 3: How Is the User Experience Different on a Touch Screen?

    Hostway Marketing, July 21, 2010

    By Meredith Barnhill The arrival of touch-screen mobile devices has completely changed the way designers have to think about their target market. Users want the same functionality on a screen a fraction of the size of their personal computers. This requires a separate, and touch-screen-optimized, website design.

    Touch Screen Design Part 2: Who Is the Market for These Devices?

    Hostway Marketing, July 20, 2010

    By Meredith Barnhill J.D. Power and Associates conducted a survey and found that touch screen users overall are more satisfied with their handheld device and adoption of these devices is growing at an exponential rate. While nearly every mobile and computing company is developing touch-screen phones and tablets, this technology doesn’t appeal to every demographic.

    Touch Screen Design Part 1: Most Popular Devices

    Hostway Marketing, July 19, 2010

    By Meredith Barnhill Touch-screen devices, particularly mobile phones, have exploded in the technology market in the past few years. The most popular devices are completely touch-based with few physical keys and can use applications and browse the Web.

    Wow Visitors with Your WordPress Design

    Hostway Marketing, May 20, 2010

    By Gail Seymour Whether you’re adding a WordPress blog as subdomain on an existing Web site or using it as a simple content management system to make updating easier, you will quickly realize that the default template is less than inspiring. If you want your blog to stand out and reflect your business image, you

    HTML5 Series Part 4: Conclusion

    Hostway Marketing, May 20, 2010

    By Meredith Barnhill Because HTML5 is still a work in progress and not due to completely roll out until the latter part of 2011, there is no urgency to redesign a Web site using the new iteration of the language. Only a handful of major brands, including Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome, currently support HTML5

    Top Web Design Mistakes Small Businesses Make

    Hostway Marketing, May 18, 2010

    By Meredith Barnhill To create a business presence in today’s market, you have to have a Web site; however, a poorly designed Web site is almost as bad as having no Web site. There are several common design mistakes that can be easily avoided.

    Designing for the Touch Screen

    Hostway Marketing, May 14, 2010

    By Jen Brister It seems as if everyone these days has a smart phone. Now, not only do the vast majority of cell phone users have a smart phone, they have a smart phone which has a touch screen. With the inventions of the iPhone and the iPad, touch screens have gone from “technology of