Coding: Template Web Pages

I’m new to the world of coding, but I was able to achieve a new skill! I downloaded a web page template from W3 Schools and edited the code to make it my own. Here’s how it went. CMS Systems & Coding As you may or may not know, the website that you are reading…

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What is SEO?

The short answer is search engine optimization. The world of search engine optimization is complex, but understanding even the basics can make a big difference in web traffic. From keywords, to links, and search engines, this blog will cover the basics of SEO. Search Engines Everyone knows what a search engine is. It’s Bing. It’s…

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About: Bunch Media

Hi, I’m Jackie. For those of you that follow my blog, I often talk about my graduate studies and things I’m learning. From visual design, web design, UX, and more. But I’ve never introduced myself and what I do. I’m a photographer, videographer, multimedia specialist, and graduate student. I graduated from Keene State College with…

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5 Fool-Proof Methods to Drive Traffic to Your Website

Do you need an increase in web traffic? Or perhaps you don’t have much traffic at all. Of course there are many new systemic ways to drive traffic, such as SEO, image optimization, and the like; but we can’t forget about the older, fool-proof methods. Let’s take a look at five strategies to help bring…

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Why Responsive Design Matters

The way we access and interact with the web has vastly changed over the last decade. With the advancement of smartphones, designers had to change their websites to be accessible on smaller screens. Web designers had to find a way to adapt their websites for various desktop resolutions, tablets, and mobile devices. Creating separate versions…

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Image Optimization and Why You Should Use It

If a web page takes more than 3 seconds to load, almost 50% of visitors tend to leave that site. According to Khatkar, image optimization is the only solution to this problem. From attracting visitors to reducing site load time, image optimization is an important part of building a successful website. If a web page…

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HTML5 Semantic Elements: Explained

HTML was originally created as a language to describe documents on the internet. As the internet has evolved, HTML has also changed. Very quickly, people wanted the web to start looking nicer. The web wasn’t initially built to be designed, it was built to share documents. Programmers started using hacks to get elements laid out…

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Code for Beginners

Have you ever worked with HTML before? This was my first time! If you’ve never edited code, it’s actually easier than you think. As long as you learn the rules, and stick to them, anyone can learn how to read and edit basic code. Want to learn some basics? Keep reading! What is code? Code…

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WordPress vs. Hand-Coding

When building a website, there are three approaches to choose from: A Content Management System(CMS), HTML Editors, and Hand-Coding. Which option should you choose? Well, it all depends on your experience with web development and your desired outcome. Let’s look at the options. 1. Content Management Systems (CMS) A Content Management System is a web…

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What Goes Into Web Design?

Does your website need a renovation? Do you need to make a website from scratch? Web designers follow a 6 step process to ensure their designs are successful. As I re-design The Marina Restaurant website, I’ll inform you on the “how to’s” of web design. From project goals to delivery, here’s what you need to…

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