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Jul 2010

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How to Politely Say No to Clients and Still Survive

In the web design and development industry, and for any service-oriented business for that matter, it can be a real challenge dealing with clients. In some cases, you will just have to say no and set boundaries. However, when handled badly, it can potentially ruin your business relations or worse, end up losing an account. So how do you manage this?

When dealing with clients, it is important that you set certain boundaries right from the start through establishing mutual respect and clear communication. Bu then, its all easier dais than done, right? Truth is, every single time you blurt our the word NO, you run a huge risk of losing a client.

All too often, in web design and development, we encounter clients that demand unrealistic deadlines and deliverable. The best way to handle this is to approach this in a more diplomatic manner, not really saying an outright no, but present the client with a more realistic timeline and milestones. With a more detailed plan, it can be easier to present your cases properly backed up with facts and data.

There are also certain cases where the ideas of the client may not be doable or irrelevant. Disregarding their ideas all together would mean an insult on their part, or you have not been listening to what they want done. What you can possibly do is to take into consideration at least one or two of their ideas, incorporate it in your web design and development process, and upon presentation, provide discussion on why you have included and/or dropped some of the ideas. When properly backed up with good and firm communication, your client will be able to see the relevance of your proposals.

Saying No does not mean you need to said it outright. Consider it an art form that you need to master. IN web design and development business, it is crucial that you establish a good business relationship with your clients to be able to establish yourself as a reliable service provider.

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2

Jul 2010

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Cool Online Apps to Pimp Your Blog

So you have decided to joined the rest of the living and put up your own blog or maybe you have been operating long enough in the biz, you definitely would not want to be left out on cool new things you can have in your blog. Here is a list of great tools that have proven to be highly useful for bloggers out there. And oh, did I mention that these are all web-based and free?

Tynt Insight – as you have already known, content is king in the online world. You definitely would not want to find out you have been penalized for not having an original content right? With this tool, you can keep track if your content has been copied, and helping you track down content thieves and at the same time help generate link backs, which of course will greatly boost your ranking.

IpadPeek – With the popularity of Ipad, it shouldn’t be a surprise if people prefer to read your blogs through their ipad. With this tool, you can check how your blog site will actually look on an Ipad.

TextSize.com – If you have been look enough in the biz, then you know that your resolution may not be the same with that of your visitors. While you web design may look stunning from your end, it can look drab on their end. So the best way to manage that? Use this tool to check how your website look in different resolution.

Now that you have some of the useful gadgets for your blog, you can focus on getting more visitors to regular check your posts. When it comes to web design and development services, whether its for your blog or a full length site, you can consider getting professionals to do it for you. PhilWebServices offers expert web design and development services to help people enhance their web presence without busting the budget.

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17

Jun 2010

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Enhancing the Visual Impact of Your Website

Good design plays a very important role in enhancing user experience. In fact, it has been said often enough that when the website is intelligently and flawlessly designed, a user will not realize that he has completed a transaction or that he has finished browsing all the pages. The whole experience can turn out to be so seamless, owing to the perfect balance between form and function.

When it comes to web design and development, this seamless balance can only be achieved through careful attention to design details. This includes looking out for inconsistencies, misalignment, typo errors and so forth. There are a number of ways a web design and development company can enhance the visual impact of a website. Here are some key factors that come into play.

Choice of Color

As you know, in web design and development, color choices plays a very important factor in the visual impact of a website. While color contrasting may prove to be eye catching, it can also distract users from valuable information and content. Monochromatic colors have been known to work best in screen based environments to effectively direct the focus of the user.

Strategic Use of White Space

Most of the time, designers feel the need to fill up the page with visual elements thinking they will have more impact with this. However, such approach would end up making the site look cluttered and less direction, ultimately very low impact. It is important that the web design and development company knows how to make good use of ample white space to effectively draw the eyes of the user to important stuff.

Navigation

When coming up with a navigational layout, one should have a better understanding of the content to be featured in order to refine the main navigational elements. You definitely would not want your users to get confused or get lost around the site and end up leaving the site altogether.

PhilWebServices offers professional web design and development services with over seven years of experience. For more information, visit www.philwebservices.com.

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7

Jun 2010

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How to Effectively Deter Content Theft

As you may have already known, content plays a very critical role in the success of a web site. One cannot stress enough the importance of using original content. As any website owner would claim who have invested in content creation services, content is a treasured possession for any site. In view of the time and effort spent on building an archive of content, you would want your website content to work on your favor, right? But then again, that does not exactly prevent other websites from copying your content, right? Not only does it mean your possession have been stolen from right under your nose, duplicate content can also be detrimental to your website rankings. So here are some practical tips on how to protect your content.

Copyright

By copyrighting your website, you will be able to prevent content theft. You can go to www.copyright.gov to have your website registered there. In most cases, early action gives you better leverage in preventing content theft. Usually, website owners are advised to register within the first three months from the website launch.

Website Code Alteration

While this technique will not be able to save from your the mercenary hands of professional thieves and hackers, you have better chances in deterring amateurs. To do this, you will need to remove the spaces in the HTML code of your site, making it difficult from people to read your content. Another effective deterrent is by disabling the right click function through the use of Java Script. This will make it difficult from having people simply right click on your content and copying the content.

While you will not be able to prevent content theft, you can get a professional web design and development company to make necessary steps to prevent this from happening. PhilWebServices is one of the pioneer web design and development company in the Philippines. Having been in operation for almost a decade, PhilWebServices possesses valuable expertise and experience in providing expert insights to protect the best interest of its clients and maximizing the potential of an online presence. For more information about PhilWebServices, please visit their website at www.philwebservices.com.

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