Arbpen Web Site Design Services

Problems Viewing Web Site in Newer Browsers

Now that Internet Explorer is less fault tolerant, and more standards compliant, more and more people are complaining about how their website was fine in IE7, but breaks miserably in in newer browsers. Usually this is the fault of the tool chosen to create the web site, and not necessarily the author. Authors were given the impression that they could use an Office product such as Publisher, Word, or worse, PowerPoint to create documents for the WWW. These are great tools for what they are intended, creating flyers, writing letters and make presentations, but not for creating documents for the Internet.

Sadly, a lot of authors do not know anything about HTML, or CSS, or even why the errors their chosen tool generated are impacting their web site so badly. They know that the web site does not work in newer browsers, and they are worried that they might lose business.

I feel for you, brothers and sisters. Bring me your broken websites, and I will fix them. Not only will they look lovely in newer browsers, they will be leaner and faster, and more accessible to search engines and visitors who might be differently abled.

Search Engine Optimization (SEO)

Search engines like Google™ only need a few things to make them spider and list your site. Most people make mistakes that make their site either inaccessible, or get it de-listed.

Many people are surprised when friends, colleagues, or worse, customers, say that they can't access their site, or don't understand it, or it just doesn't work correctly.

Your site should be friendly to search engines and people, including people who are using different types of browsers, text-only, speech enabled, etc.

Understandably, many people do not have the time, or expertise to make their site friendly to search engines, and people.

As a consultant, I will look at your site and make recommendations of what to do to make it compatible for search engines and people.

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A little about the spider and mouse logo. I like spiders. I think they are inspirational. It seems that Robert the Bruce of Scotland was inspired by a spider who was having problems building a web, but on the seventh try was able to do so. This inspired him to fight the British king a seventh time, and that time he was able to drive him back. The story is at Bruce and the Spider. My family comes from Scotland, so this story is even more inspiring to me. Thanks to Orson who sent me a link to the story.

I wear glasses that look like those, but, I don't have a mouse that color, although I wish I did.

I recently came back to work as the web site administrator at nextBlock.com after having a wonderful baby, Spane. Previously, I was the web site administrator for nextBlock.com for two years in Glendale, California, and have been designing web sites for five years. I also do Search Engine Optimization consultation, and some personal sites on the side, when I get the time.