Apr 012012
 

So for the past week or so, I’ve been updating my basic knowledge of HTML, and learning to easily position elements with CSS.

  • I’ve learned that my greatest learning curve in web development will be graphic design.
  • I’ve had some success in re-coding a portion of the existing website, removing tables and effects attributes on HTML tags, preferring to include this in the attached style sheet.
  • I’ve learned that SEO is contingent upon clean HTML on the landing pages in addition to good content, and information that prompts visitors to stay on the site – what they were looking for in the first place.

We’ve setup a Facebook account, and linked it to the website.  Content is weak, but we are working on that as we determine how best to utilize our IT assets. For the moment, I’m focused on learning more about CSS3, HTML5, jQuery, Javascript, PHP & MySQL. — All of these will be necessary to automate the collection/processing of data collected through web forms on the company website.

As far as the graphic design aspect of our expanded online presence is concerned, I am eager to learn how to do this on my own. I also have external resources that I can call upon for larger projects.

This post also serves as a test of the WordBooker plug-in for Word-press and demonstration of facebook-blog link impact on web traffic. Traffic can be tracked via Google Analytics as well as AWSTATS.