How Does Semantic Markup Work?

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What is Semantic Markup? At the core of every web page is a language called HTML. HTML stands for HyperText Markup Language and defines what functions a specific block of text will have. For example, to tell the browser to display a headline the text would be wrapped in a header tag. Likewise, a p tag would indicate that the text should be displayed as a paragraph. <code> <header>This is headline text</header> <p>This is paragraph text.</p> </code> This is the beginnings of Semantic Markup. The text inside the HTML tag, should correspond to the tag being used. In other words, headline text should use a header tag and paragraph copy should use a p tag. Sure, this is a no-brainer, … Read More

Steps to Starting a Business

Steps to starting a business

Are you thinking about starting a business? Chances are, you are very excited, however, you may also be feeling overwhelmed. Fortunately there are a lot of awesome resources out there to help get you started. The U.S. Small Business Administration website lists 10 steps to starting your own small business. There are many excellent resources already included on the SBA website. We’ll dive a little further into each and summarize some key points. Write a Business Plan A business plan serves as a guide for your business success and generally projects 3 to 5 years into the future. It also helps you keep track of company goals and financial projections. Having a good business plan is a must, as it will … Read More

Why DIY web design is a bad idea.

Much like you shouldn’t attempt to perform surgery on yourself or represent yourself in a court of law, you shouldn’t attempt to take on designing and marketing your website either. Because what seems like a savings in the beginning can actually cost a lot more in the long run, not to mention, waste a ton of your valuable time. Remember, there is truth to the saying “You get what you pay for” and some things you just should not skimp on. So before you decide to embrace the DIY fad of building your own website, just to save a few bucks, please consider these questions… Are you highly skilled in graphic design and web development? Do you have years of … Read More