Website Design

How to Watermark Your Images and PDF Files for Brand Awareness and Copyright Protection

Tuesday, December 29th, 2009

Having a couple of hours of free time on the holidays, (instead of having at least some rest) I decided to take time looking for the ways to brand my images and PDfs I spread online. Basically I was looking for some basic tools that would place a cute watermark on ...

No, You Are NOT Allowed to Use Any Flickr Images

Sunday, January 4th, 2009

The common delusion (under which I've also been for some time) is that you can use any image you find at Flickr as long as you link back to it. Well, this is wrong. Let's try to figure all Flickr image license types to see which images you are allowed ...

How to Test Your Site Usability with Five Second Test and Twitter

Thursday, October 9th, 2008

A few days ago I tested this blog homepage with one handy tool I recommend trying: Five Second Test. That was both fun and useful. Now what I did: got a screenshot of the blog home page; filled in the form; uploaded the screenshot there; posted the generated link at Twitter and asked ...

SEO Logo – What Should It Tell Your Customer?

Friday, April 18th, 2008

You might have already noticed (after my color branding, SEO Slogans and branding outside SEO) that I'm particularly interested in overall SEO niche marketing and branding recently - well, that's all because I am just starting promoting my brand and service and so the topic seems new and exciting to ...

Learning Web Design From Movie Posters

Monday, March 24th, 2008

A movie poster usually determines whether or not I am going to watch the trailer or even go to the cinema. A website design is usually a crucial factor in making the decision whether a visitor is going to look through headlines and stay for some time to read the ...

Color Branding: Geographic and Niche Targeting

Sunday, February 24th, 2008

A while ago I posted an article on color branding categorizing some general color symbolism theory. It resulted in a discussion over at SU where I was (fairly enough) criticized for looking only at one side of the medal. Really color perception differs from country to country and from niche ...

Calls To Action Follow-up: Who and Where?

Wednesday, February 6th, 2008

[Off topic] Mark Dykeman has just posted an interview with me so I decided to share it with my readers right away, please check it out: Catch the brainwaves with SEO Smarty! My previous post on calls-to-action attracted a number of comments asking for advice on my readers' current website ...