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Whoa! Wednesday: The Royal Wedding Edition

Prince William and Kate Middleton Wedding Portrait


As everyone (hopefully) knows, Prince William and Kate Middleton wed on Friday, April 29, 2011. Aside from the live broadcast breaking the world record for live internet streaming (YouTube reportedly had over 400 million viewers!), what does one of modern history’s most historic occasions have to do with anything web-related? Well, quite a lot!

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The Visual Psychology of Website Colors

The more the Internet grows, the more websites serve as a marketing tool to draw the potential customers in for the conversion. As more companies search for business online, there is a massive scramble to design websites that are aesthetically pleasing and psychologically comforting. Nearly all companies who hire professionals get an eye-pleasing page that pops, but some businesses don’t carry that consistency over to the color of the site. Most stick to the company colors of the logo, which may have been a standard since 1963. Unfortunately for some, there are some colors that are more “marketable” than others, and their company standard is on the losing end. If your website has the luxury and flexibility of color choice, keep these tips in mind when choosing your color palette.

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Do CSS Menus Block Search Engines?

I got an interesting question on one of the lists that I read. How can I tell if my CSS drop-down menus are blocking Google? It seems that another person suggested that CSS menus will hide your site from the search engines.

Well, besides the obvious of creating a sitemap, how could you find out for sure if your CSS menu system is blocking search engine spiders? I thought about it for a few minutes and came up with this:

TO FIND OUT FOR SURE IF YOUR MENUS ARE MASKED FROM GOOGLE:

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