The best thing that can be done for web design is to leave it to the designers! That is what a lot of folks particularly internet marketers like me believe about the web design process.
When you visit a large web design company the chances are they outsource the work to a freelance website designer just like I do in the majority of cases. You may have a current web site design project, you may be updating an existing site, or just interested in learning new skills. If so then this article will help you with your web design process decision making.
When your field of expertise includes nothing related to computers or the Internet, defining what you need in a web design can feel burdensome. However, I was tired of running behind companies, waiting for their updates on my website design. You must first develop a strategic plan and design your web site accordingly. Prior to designing your web site, you must have a clear understanding as to exactly what it takes to succeed. But these goals are nearly impossible to achieve without learning the rules that govern Web site design. Look for books on web page and web design. Use the web – there are thousands of sites that have tutorials and explanations of every aspect of web site design and implementation.
Set the right mood in your web design with great color! The design of your website is an integral part of the marketing process. Without a visually appealing, content rich, search engine friendly website design, your business is miles behind. Insert desired texts, your logo design, change button names if needed and the website is ready to use. You designed your web site for your needs, not their needs. An effective elegant website design tells your business’ sales story in a simple, straightforward manner. But don’t get me wrong: there is nothing wrong with “pushing the envelope” of Web site design. The use of high quality animation for web design involves file size optimization and professional development techniques to enable fast downloading and compatibility. With this deeper understanding, you will be able to apply more integrated design practices to their everyday work. Your multimedia flash website is no more at the mercy of your web designer. You can have your own ecommerce store, including advanced ecommerce website design.
by Tony Redmond
The recent provision of 101 Exchange Web Services (EWS) code samples in one package is very welcome. The samples cover pretty well all of the basic operations that you’d want to perform against an Exchange server, including the creation and sending of email, searching through folders, and so on. They serve as a nice complement to the efforts of MVP Glen Scales, who has long ploughed a lonely furrow in terms of providing accessible and easy to understand examples of how to use EWS in his blog.
The samples work against Exchange 2007 (SP1 onwards), Exchange 2010, Exchange 2013, and Exchange Online (Office 365) as long as you’ve installed the Exchange Web Services API. You’ll also want to install the EWSEditor utility to understand what goes on when EWS accesses Exchange mailboxes.
The reason why EWS is so important is that it is now the go-to API for developers who need to access information held in Exchange. Of course, you could use MAPI, but only if you really insist. Despite the work of Stephen Griffin on the MFCMAPI utility and in general to evangelize MAPI, in practice, MAPI has now become the sole prerogative of Microsoft developers.
EWS is also the basis for Outlook 2011 for Mac, a product that’s frustrating to use if you are accustomed to the features and functionality of any PC version of Outlook. Even with the inadequacies of Outlook for Mac shine through brightly, the fact remains that EWS provides programmers with the ability to create highly functional Exchange clients and by inference, to be able to access pretty well any data that they should need to manipulate to integrate a product with Exchange.
Spreading knowledge is always a good thing and that’s why I very much like Microsoft’s initiative of making the 101 EWS code examples available. I hope you like them too!
By Steph Solis
Amazon Web Services has worked with companies such as Netflix, Instagram, and Pinterest. But the cloud computing service may sign with a different kind of client: the Central Intelligence Agency.
Amazon Web Services will develop a private cloud infrastructure that would help the agency stay up to date with emerging technologies, according to FWC.
Amazon Web Services focuses on remote computing services for the company’s cloud computing platform. The service promotes its large computing capacity with the potential for several servers, in a more cost-effective manner than a traditional server.
A CIA spokesperson declined to comment on the matter when asked by FCW and said it does not publicly disclose details about contracts. Continue reading