Tag Archives: complete site design

Web 2.0 for facebook pages.


By using iframes on Facebook one can assemble information from multiple sources to present useful content to visitors. Such as in this case Border Wait Times

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Tweet this from wordpress.com sites.


Tweet - How to add Tweet it buttons to sites as easy as a link

WordPress.com and many other CMS systems only supports javascript from “trusted” sites and they do not trust very many sites. They do have a “share” button which does include twitter and facebook but it is a limited configuration.

Dashboard -> Settings -> Sharing

Twitter Javascipt API has many nice features – It has a count of how many people have already tweeted it and data areas for follow us, what URL to be used  … People are accustom to seeing low tweet counts on major sites that include Tweet this on news pages.  A low tweet count does not create a bad impression and for a page that does not become old-news the count only goes up.

There are times when an easy method is better or on wordpress.com required for a twitter interface. The easiest method is a link to the site . <a href=”http://twitter.com/home?status=hello+world”>http://twitter.com/home?status=hello+world</a&gt;, which is framed around a form post with one field status. No bells or whistles – just a link to the site which can be in the form of a graphic…

Why are designers ignoring facebook Open Graph protocol?


Graphic image, title and descriptions are taken by facebook from on page meta tags. Developers Facebook

facebook Like buttons can be added with a script, Iframe, or server side coding.

Audio, Video, and flash can be enabled for facebook share

<a name="fb_share"></a>
<script src="http://static.ak.fbcdn.net/connect.php/js/FB.Share"
        type="text/javascript">
</script>

<meta name="title" content="video_title" />
<meta name="description" content="video_description" />
<link rel="image_src" href="video_screenshot_image_src url" />
<link rel="video_src" href="video_src url"/>
<meta name="video_height" content="video_height" />
<meta name="video_width" content="video_width" />
<meta name="video_type" content="application/x-shockwave-flash" />

Why are many designers ignoring online chat systems


Many businesses have somebody or some people in the office all day answering the phone, and responding to emails. They are there in the front office sitting in front of a computer. Many of the sales people have a computer in front of them, as do support people.

One thing sales people know how to do is sell product. A chat system on a business site gives the visitor a way to ask a question to the sales person. People do not like to be sold to until they cross a line – web site copy needs to reflect this and stay on the soft sale side of the line for most of their content. But when people are ready to buy soft selling does not answer their questions. A chat system can close the sale.

Why are many designers ignoring the semantic web?


I see designer after designer that charges for sites by the page; who also create logos, postcards … (brochures, fliers, etc) … Looking at their designs obvious SEO keywords are done in graphics or embedded into flash (and still as a graphic). Sometimes they include keywords … SEO, web 2.0, PHP, HTML …  at the bottom of the page in un-formatted text, (even labeled as keywords), in a structure that is not grammatically correct for their ads. I guess the semantic web isn’t the only thing being ignored, I don’t think those keywords are intended to WOW the people who look at the ad.

I guess it could be worse they could have specials like … “8 page web 2.0 site only $299”