Saturday, February 28, 2009

Increase Your Online Ranking

One of the most frequent questions we get asked here at ideabubble web development Studio is how do I gain a number one placing in search engine rankings? Well here are a few hints?
  1. Submit your site to online free directories
  2. Write an article related to your site and submit it to article sites
  3. Sign up to forums in your field and leave comments with a link to your site
  4. Create a monthly newsletter
  5. Access Social networks and set up a Accounts for your business, ie. Facebook, twitter, MySpace etc
Most important of all is to remember that whatever you do, do it well.

Friday, February 20, 2009

HTML versus Plain Text emails.

Many of our clients ask the question whether or not they should use plain text versus HTML when sending an email. Well here are a few pointers to take note.

What is meant by HTML\Plain Text emails?
HTML stands for HyperText Markup Language and it is the dominant language for Web pages. It helps you to see different headings, paragraphs, lists, embedded images, interactive forms, etc. It's like a script code that may look confusing to you, but when you have it all in regular view, you can see everything you need to see. On the other hand, plain text is just text and it's completely unformatted with no fancy work.

What is the purpose of an email?
The main purpose of an email is to communicate a message in a quick and convenient fashion.

Benefits of Using HTML
  1. You are able to use various graphics and images in order to gain the audience's attention.

Down sides of Using HTML
  1. Messages with HTML embedded take up more disk space and are therefore slower to respond. 
  2. Differing audiences have varied systems soothe use of HTML increases the chances of your message being corrupt and illegible
  3. It is possible to be infected by virus's that attach themselves to the HTML code. These viruses are programmed to activate upon opening of the message.
  4. There is also a privacy issue with using HTML. HTML email can be used to surreptitiously gather information about you and send it back to ANY web site. A web bug can be inside the HTML code. The web bug acts just like the FBI's bugs or wire taps. It listens to you, records your actions and reports back to headquarters.

So in short if you just want to communicate a message my advice is to use plain text where ever possible and avoid the use of HTML.

Note: Remember to change your settings on your email to: "view as plain text" 

Friday, February 13, 2009

Sarah O'Kennedy's Brand New Website Goes Live

ideabubble Web Development Studio launches Sarah O'Kennedy's brand new website.

Sarah O'Kennedy's new website offers its viewers, an array of gems such as clips of Sarah's new album titled "The Irish Wedding Album" alongside video footage of her enchanting duet with Anuna. Audiences are now able to order her new album or even book that very special day with just a few clicks of the mouse.

Tuesday, February 03, 2009

ideabubble Web Development Studios, Your web Development Partner

Floating our bubble in September 2008, as a small Web Development studio we provide for you, our customers, a full and comprehensive web development package.
Nestled in the Technology park here in Limerick, with close ties with other web development studios in the area such as Digino in Ballina/Killaloe, and further afield webtrade in Dublin, we will bring together all our expertise so to demystify the whole process of web Development.

We will create your new website using the latest innovations in design and development, while always ensuring the highest level of customer satisfaction.

Feel free to contact us to discuss your website Design and Development requirements.

Monday, February 02, 2009

Salamandar's New Coat

Another bubble has emerged from the ideabubble pond with the launch of
Salamandar the Irish language drama company contacted us in their quest for a new look. From their stationary all the way to their new website, Salamandar has shed its old scales for the new, to the envy of its suitors.