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1. Terms and Conditions of Use of Site

(a) This website (the "Site") is provided by Flying Cow Design ("Flying Cow Design"), conditional on your acceptance of the terms and conditions of use set forth below (the "General Terms and Conditions"). By visiting or using this Site, including without limitation to access, use, and/or download messages, information, data, text, software or images, or other materials (the "Materials") from this Site (collectively, "Use" of the Site), you agree on your own behalf, and on behalf of any entity on whose behalf you may act, to accept and abide by the General Terms and Conditions for each Use of and each visit to this Site. If you do not agree to abide by these General Terms and Conditions, you should not Use this Site. For greater certainty, products available through the Site are subject to restricted access only, pursuant to the terms and conditions of a separate agreements only, and shall not be considered part of the Site for the purposes of the General Terms and Conditions. You agree not to Use or attempt to Use the Products without you or any entity on whose behalf you may act, as applicable, entering into agreements governing the use of the Products.

(b) Flying Cow Design has the right, in its sole discretion, to add to, remove, modify or otherwise change any part of the General Terms and Conditions, in whole or in part, at any time. Changes will be effective when notice of such change is posted at this Site. Please check the General Terms and Conditions frequently for updates by checking the date of "Last Update" at the top of this document. If any term, condition or any change thereto is not acceptable to you, you must discontinue your Use of this Site immediately. Your continued Use of this Site after any such changes are posted will constitute acceptance of those changes.

(c) These General Terms and Conditions apply exclusively to your Use of this Site and do not alter the terms or conditions of any other agreement you may have with Flying Cow Design.

2. Changes to Site

Flying Cow Design may, at any time without notice or liability, and for any reason whatsoever, terminate, change, suspend or discontinue any aspect of this Site, including (i) changing the availability of, restricting access to, or imposing limits on any or all features or services on, or links to, the Site, (ii) adding, removing or changing any fees or charges for Use of the Site or any other Site-related services (the "Services") or any features thereof, and (iii) removing, adding, modifying or otherwise changing any Materials on this Site. Flying Cow Design reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to correct any errors or omissions in any portion of this Site at any time without notice, but confirms that it has no duty to do so.

3. Permitted Uses

You agree to only Use the Site for lawful purposes, and Flying Cow Design (subject to the General Terms and Conditions herein) grants you a non-exclusive, non-transferable, non-sublicenseable limited right, to so Use the Site solely for your own personal or internal company use.

4. Prohibited Uses

You may not, nor may you allow others to, directly or indirectly:

(a) remove, from any copy of the Materials, the copyright or other proprietary notices contained in the Materials; sell, reproduce, modify or attempt to modify the Materials in any way or reproduce or publicly display, perform, or distribute or otherwise use any Materials for any public, commercial, non-educational or non-personal purpose, including without limitation use of the Materials on any other website; or transfer any of the Materials to any other person without the prior written consent of Flying Cow Design;

(b) print or copy any of the HTML or other computer software that is accessible at this Site;

(c) Use this Site in any manner that could damage, disable, overburden, impair, interfere with the security of, negatively affect the functioning of, or otherwise abuse, this Site or any services, system resources, accounts, servers, networks, affiliated or linked sites, connected to or accessible through this Site (including without limitation uploading, posting or otherwise transmitting on this Site computer viruses, Trojan horses, worms or other files or computer programs which are potentially harmful, disruptive or destructive or that may impose an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on this Site's infrastructure; or using any robot, spider or other automatic program or device, or manual process to monitor, copy, summarize, or otherwise extract information from this Site or the Materials in whole or in part);

(d) use or attempt to use another's account, password, or other information in connection with this Site without prior written authorization from Flying Cow Design; create or use a false identity on this Site, or impersonate any person or entity, or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with any person or entity; or attempt to obtain unauthorized access to this Site or portions of this Site that are restricted from general access; register an e-mail address that you do not own or for which you do not have the express permission of the owner to register; or transmit to Flying Cow Design, through the Site or otherwise, any incomplete, false or inaccurate information;

(e) transmit this Site spam, chain letters, junk mail or any other type of unsolicited mass e-mail, or other content that is unlawful, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, defamatory, libelous, vulgar, obscene, or tortious, or that infringes or violates any third party's copyright, trademark, trade secrets, privacy or other proprietary or property rights or that could constitute a criminal offence, give rise to civil liability or otherwise violate any applicable law; or

(f) disrupt or interfere with any other person's use or enjoyment of this Site or affiliated or linked sites, or any services thereof;

In addition, you agree that you are solely responsible for actions and communications undertaken or transmitted in the course of your usage of this Site, and that you will comply with all laws that apply or may apply to your use of or activities on this Site or in respect of the Materials. Flying Cow Design will investigate occurrences which may involve violations of such laws, and may involve, and cooperate with, law enforcement authorities in prosecuting users who are involved in such violations. Flying Cow Design reserves the right at all times to disclose any content transmitted to Flying Cow Design as necessary to satisfy any law, regulation or governmental request.

5. Registration and Password

You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your registration information (including without limitation and as applicable, any log-in or password), and for all uses of your registration information, whether or not authorized by you. You agree to immediately notify Flying Cow Design of any unauthorized use of your registration information or the Site and of any other breach of the security of the Site which you are aware. You agree to immediately notify Flying Cow Design of any unauthorized use of the Site and of any other breach of the security of the Site which you are aware.

6. Proprietary Rights

This Site, including without limitation all Materials, is protected by United States and worldwide copyright laws and treaty provisions. Any unauthorized copying, redistribution, reproduction or modification of the contents of this Site by any person may be a violation of trade-mark and/or copyright laws and could subject such person to legal action. You agree to comply with all copyright laws worldwide in your use of this Site and to prevent any unauthorized copying of the Materials. Any software, as well any files, images generated by such software, code and data accompanying such software (the "Software"), used or accessible through this Site is the copyrighted work of Flying Cow Design or its licensors. Except as permitted by law, you may not use the Software for any other purpose or attempt to decipher, decompile, disassemble or reverse engineer any of the Software comprising or in any way making up a part of the Site.

For greater certainty, Flying Cow Design' Software, services, methods and processes may be covered by one or more patents or other statutory intellectual property rights, and are subject to trade secret and other proprietary rights. Flying Cow Design reserves all such rights.

Certain names, graphics, logos, icons, designs, words, titles and phrases on this Site, including without limitation Flying Cow Design, constitute trade-marks, trade names, trade dress and associated products and services of Flying Cow Design or its affiliates, and are protected in the USA and internationally and their display on this Site does not convey or create any licence or other rights in these trade-marks, trade names, trade dress and associated products and services. Any use of any of same, in whole or in part, without prior written authorization of Flying Cow Design is strictly prohibited.

Other trade-marks, trade names, trade dress and associated products and services mentioned on this Site may be the trademarks of their respective owners. The display of these trade-marks, trade names, trade dress and associated products and services on this Site does not convey or create any licence or other rights in these trademarks or trade names. Any unauthorized use of them is strictly prohibited.

Except as expressly provided herein, Flying Cow Design does not grant any express or implied right or license to you to use any intellectual property, including without limitation any patent, trademark, copyright, trade secret, or confidential information, of Flying Cow Design.

7. Links and Disclaimers of Linked Sites

Certain links on this Site take you to other web sites. Flying Cow Design provides these links only as a convenience. These linked sites are not necessarily under the control of Flying Cow Design. If you use these sites, you will leave this Site. If you decide to visit any linked site, you do so at your own risk and it is your responsibility to take all protective measures to guard against viruses and other destructive elements.

Flying Cow Design is not responsible for the contents of any such linked pages or any other pages not under its control. Flying Cow Design makes no representation or warranty regarding, and (other than those expressly referenced on the Site under Partnerships) does not endorse, any linked web sites, the information appearing thereon or any of the products or services described. By its very nature, other people's information may be offensive, harmful or inaccurate, and in some cases will be misstated or deceptively stated.

Links do not imply that Flying Cow Design sponsors, endorses, is affiliated or associated with, or is legally authorized to use any trademark, trade name, logo or copyright symbol displayed in or accessible through the links, or that any linked site is authorized to use any trademark, trade name, logo or copyright symbol of Flying Cow Design.

8. Disclaimers

Flying Cow Design makes reasonable efforts to ensure that the content it provides to the site is accurate and current. However, you acknowledge that:

(a) Flying Cow Design makes no representation or warranty of any kind regarding the Site, the Materials, and any Service, including without limitation as to the truthfulness, accuracy, reliability, currency, veracity or completeness of the Materials or about the results to be obtained using the Materials or any Service;

(b) that you will be solely responsible for any content you provide the Site or otherwise provide to Flying Cow Design, including without limitation for its truthfulness and accuracy; and

(c)that the Site, the Materials, and any Service are provided on an "AS IS" basis; and that any use of or reliance on this

Site, the Materials and any Service shall be at your sole risk.

FLYING COW DESIGN AND ITS AFFILIATES DO NOT MAKE ANY, AND EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM ALL, REPRESENTATIONS, WARRANTIES, COVENANTS AND CONDITIONS, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, BY OPERATION OF LAW OR OTHERWISE, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS OF MERCHANTABILITY, MERCHANTABLE QUALITY, OR FITNESS FOR ANY PARTICULAR PURPOSE, OR NON-INFRINGEMENT, OR ANY IMPLIED REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES ARISING OUT OF COURSE OF PERFORMANCE, COURSE OF DEALING OR USAGE OF TRADE. FOR GREATER CERTAINTY, FLYING COW DESIGN DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THIS SITE WILL CONTINUE TO OPERATE, OPERATE WITHOUT INTERRUPTIONS OR BE ERROR-FREE.

9. Limitation of Liability

YOU AGREE THAT IN NO EVENT WILL FLYING COW DESIGN OR ANY OF ITS AFFILIATES HAVE ANY RESPONSIBILITY OR LIABILITY IN CONNECTION WITH THIS SITE FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGES WHATSOEVER, WHETHER BASED ON CONTRACT, NEGLIGENCE OR OTHER LEGAL BASIS, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION DIRECT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, PUNITIVE, EXEMPLARY OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OR OTHER DAMAGES (INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION DAMAGES FOR HARM TO BUSINESS, LOSS OF INFORMATION OR PROGRAMS OR DATA, LOSS OF PROFIT, LOSS OF SAVINGS, LOSS OF REVENUE, LOSS OF GOODWILL), ARISING FROM OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE USE OF OR ACCESS TO, OR ANY INCONVENIENCE, DELAY OR LOSS OF USE OF OR ACCESS TO, THIS SITE, THE MATERIALS, OR ANY LINKED WEBSITE, OR FAILURE OF SUCH WEBSITES (INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION ANY DAMAGES SUFFERED AS A RESULT OF OMISSIONS OR INACCURACIES IN SUCH WEBSITES AND MATERIALS) EVEN IF Flying Cow Design OR ANY OF ITS AFFILIATES HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGE OR LOSS OR IF SUCH DAMAGE OR LOSS WAS FORESEEABLE.

10. Indemnity

You agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless each of Flying Cow Design, its affiliates, and each of their officers, directors, employees and agents, including all third parties mentioned at the Site, from and against any and all claims, actions or demands, including without limitation reasonable legal and accounting fees, alleging or resulting from your use of the Site and the Materials or your breach of the General Terms and Conditions.

11. Choice of law

This Site is controlled, operated and administered by Flying Cow Design from its offices within the State of California, USA. Flying Cow Design makes no representation or warranty that Materials at this Site are appropriate or available for use at any locations outside the USA, and accessing such Materials from locations where their contents are illegal is prohibited. Those who choose to access this site from other locations do so on their own initiative and are responsible for compliance with local laws. By accessing this Site, you agree that all matters relating to the access to, or use of, this Site shall be governed by the laws of the State of California and the federal laws of the USA applicable therein, without reference to its conflict of laws principles, and that you will comply with all such applicable laws. You agree no to export any of the Materials accessible through this Site in violation of applicable export laws and regulations. The United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods does not apply to the General Terms and Conditions.

12. Arbitration

Any and all disputes arising out of the use of this Site will be referred to and finally settled by private and confidential binding arbitration before a single arbitrator held in San Mateo, California in English and governed by California law , as amended, replaced or re-enacted from time to time. The arbitrator shall be a person who is legally trained and who has experience in the information technology field in the USA and is independent of either party. Notwithstanding the foregoing, in respect of any matter relating to the enforcement of intellectual property rights and protection of confidential information, each party may pursue remedies, including injunctive or other equitable relief, through the courts, in which circumstance the parties hereby agree to submit to the jurisdiction of the courts of California and to waive any objections based upon venue in any such action, suit or proceeding.

13. Additional Terms of Use

Certain areas of this Site as well as certain services offered may be subject to additional terms of use, all of which are incorporated by reference into the General Terms and Conditions. You agree that by using such areas, or any part thereof, you agree to be bound by the additional terms of use applicable to such areas.

14. Questions on General Terms and Conditions

Should you have any questions regarding the General Terms and Conditions, you may contact Flying Cow Design.

Finding a good & dependable web design firm is very important today. Flying Cow Design is a reputable company that offers complete solutions for web design & web development. Our web designers are aware that each business is unique and hence offer custom made design services to suit each business. View our portfolio to check our work done for clients around the world. Contact us for all your web design needs or request a proposal by filling up our online form.
Flying Cow Design is a leading web design firm that offers a range of professional website development & design services at reasonable prices. We understand our client’s vision and work to provide services which are not only high in quality but also enhance our client’s online business. Besides our web design services, we also offer graphic design, flash animation, logos and corporate identity, online marketing, domains and hosting. To know more about our web development & design services, contact us.
  • wordpress features

    WordPress 3.6- What to Expect

    WordPress has been the most preferred blogging platform for a while now. Over the years, it has also emerged as a preferred content management system for websites and not just blogs. The last version -- WordPress 3.5 -- brought a new media experience and improvements across the dashboard and crossed over 6 million downloads! However all that is old news. What can we expect from newest version of WordPress? Preview to WordPress 3.6 WordPress 3.6 is set for a release sometime in April 2013, with a lot of debate over what can be expected by way of features that improve the publishing workflow. There are strong signs that the release is going to be focused on content editing, revisions, auto-save, workflow and editing modes to enhance potential for the users and make life easier with the dashboard features. In the past, WordPress had great themes that helped in presenting the content in an appealing manner. However, the admin for the feature always seemed to have usability issues and has kept developers reinventing and tweaking for projects. In WordPress 3.6, the UI is expected to be revised to help users understand the post format. One of the other options is likely to be the provision of standard themes that are portable for data availability and display. Besides the above changes, below are a few more features that WordPress 3.6 promises Expected WordPress 3.6 Features WordPress 3.6 Feature 1: Auto-save and Post Locking Since auto save is important to a writer's workflow, the lack of implementation forces many to switch to external editors. This keeps them from writing directly into the WordPress admin. This alone will help with expired cookies, loss of connection, core errors browser crashes, etc., when writing in WordPress. A WP Heartbeat API will send requests to the server every 15 seconds and trigger events on receiving data. This is aimed at auto-save and post locking. Post locking will prevent conflicts and loss of data resulting from editing of a post and auto-save will prevent loss of data between saving post revisions to the database. WordPress 3.6 Feature 2: Editorial Flow and Revisions Multi-author sites and blogs will be improved with the Edit Flow plug-in planned in WordPress 3.6.   WordPress 3.6 Feature 3: Menus With UI refinements, the menu management is likely to show the difference between adding items to a menu and adding the menu itself to a theme. There will be a meta-box with a home and log in as the default links, this has in the past shown problems while add these links.   WordPress 3.6 Feature 4: Distraction Free Writing This feature has received both positive and negative attention in the past, because of lack of formatting support. WordPress does not support markdown, and the DFW editor relies on keyboard shortcuts. As of now, the talk for improvement will be in the areas of supporting, formatting and behavior during writing. WordPress 3.6 Feature 5: Code Maintenance and Architecture As with any other version, there will be some updates in WordPress 3.6 because of caching and performance. But the two main things that are likely to change are: The mysql_ functions are deprecated in PHP so WordPress 3.6 starts moving towards support of PDO extension for serving database connections. For developers, it primarily means that if for any reason you’re not using the native wpdb class to operate with a database in your plugin, you’d better start right now — apart from benefiting from its robust feature list you’ll also avoid incompatibility with future PHP versions. UNIQUE constraints will be removed for the slug in wp_terms. This small detail is to prepare for future improvements of the taxonomy API, in particular how it handles shared terms. Get ready for WordPress 3.6 Flying Cow Design has been at the forefront of web design and blog design for over two decades. Our evolution as a professional web design company has been a result of our commitment to learn and grow as a design organization. This commitment has helped us provide the latest and most appropriate solutions that help our clients build a strong web presence. When you need a partner for your website design needs, talk to us!

  • White hat SEO

    What is White Hat SEO?

    Search engine optimization (SEO) refers to the practice of using specific strategies and techniques to rank a given webpage higher in online search engine results. SEO techniques can be either white hat or black hat. This terminology is easier to understand if you are familiar with vintage western movies; the good guys always wear white hats and the bad guys wear black ones. White hat SEO techniques follow guidelines laid out by the search engine, while black hat SEO uses unethical strategies.   Why You Should Use White Hat Strategies There are a number of black hat techniques that can result in your website being banned by search engines: invisible text that matches your webpage background, keyword stuffing, buying links, and link spamming just some of them. Unethical SEO also damages credibility with potential clients who land on your page. Credibility is difficult to reestablish and may require a change of domain or even brand name.   Ethical, white hat SEO is in your best interests. Done correctly, SEO can ensure that your website provides clear, relevant content to searchers, connects with your desired client base, and has a streamlined, appealing design. Searchers subconsciously assign more authority to sites that load quickly, are easy to navigate, and provide valuable information. When these elements harmonize, clients are more likely to return to your site for additional information and take advantage of the goods and services you offer.     How Search Engines Rank Pages In the early days of search engine optimization, achieving top ranking for your page required keyword stuffing – repeated use of specific keywords and their variants. As technology has evolved, modern search engines have become more sophisticated with the use of machine learning and artificial intelligence. They study what searchers are looking for and algorithmically match queries with the pages that provide the best content for the query. To do this, they develop algorithms that rate websites on a number of factors. Google uses more than 200 ranking factors spanning technical compliance to search engine guidelines, content, authority signals and user behavior after they visit your website. There are many factors that search engines consider when looking for webpages to feature. Some of these include: Clean page layouts, Web page load time, Structured data markup Titles, headings and sub-headings, Metadata - embedded descriptions and tags, Distribution of content on the page Bounce rates - how long people stay on your page, Engagement – how people consume the content, share, like, rate it, and Authority –how popular your content is – who links to it, how they link to it, etc. There are many in-depth articles published on search ranking factors including the Moz search ranking factors and the Search Metrics Ranking Factors. How to ensure your website uses White Hat SEO The ultimate goal of SEO is for the optimized webpage to appear on the first page of results for the search engine being used, ideally as a featured or highlighted answer. To ensure this happens in a sustained, search friendly way, you should take as many of the following steps as possible: Comply with search engine guidelines It is important to study and comply with guidelines published by search engines. Google Webmaster Guidelines is a good starting point. Besides educating you about techniques to avoid, these guidelines also provide useful guides to what you should do including: Best practices like page load time optimization, creation of sitemaps, etc., Integrating emerging technologies like structured data markup, accelerated mobile pages (AMP), Mobile optimization Local and International optimization Handling of images, video, and more Create Quality Content Quality content is top priority. Without it, engagement rates go down and so does your search result ranking. Make sure your content is original and doesn’t infringe on the copyright of other sites. Use correct grammar and spelling. Prove legitimacy to prospective clients by providing authoritative knowledge about the subject being discussed. Use Keywords Sparingly Overuse of keywords can result in your webpage being flagged as spam by search engine web crawlers. Titles and subheadings are great places to use keywords, but avoid repetitive phrases within the text whenever possible. Instead of worrying about keywords, think about themes that your target audience would care about and provide useful content on those themes. Always Consider Your Audience Get to know your target market. In addition to factors like age, income level and interests, also consider what challenges clients face that your goods and services solve for them. The prevalence of social media today means that potential customers are looking for more than a place to shop – they’re looking for personal connection and community. Include both in your web design and content to organically increase engagement and customer loyalty. Use Social Media to Your Advantage Make it easy for searchers to engage with your content by providing direct links for sharing on sites like Twitter, Pinterest, Facebook, Instagram, and Google+. While it isn’t necessary for your company to have a web presence on every social media platform, it is a good idea to pick two or three as your focus. Scheduling apps like HootSuite can help you analyze and organize posts throughout the day or week. Links are useful but… While spamming your webpage with multiple incoming or outgoing links is strictly black hat, a well-crafted link or two can help illuminate challenging concepts or provide potential customers with valuable information. For example, an outdoor sports retailer might include an imbedded YouTube video on tying flies in an article about fishing, as well as a link to a travel article on popular fishing destinations around the country. If you focus on technical compliance, quality content and user engagement, and if your visitors find the content useful, they will share it and link to it and your website will build authority organically over time. Flying Cow Design Can Help In a nutshell, white hat SEO provides searchers with authoritative, readable, and well-designed websites.  If you are looking for innovative web solutions that showcase the best your company has to offer, contact Flying Cow Design today and put our team to work for you!

  • White Hat Link Building Tips

    White Hat Link Building Tips

    There are plenty of articles about white hat link building tips that will tell you abou the kind of websites you should get links from, the kind of websites to avoid, etc. What most articles fail to do is to actually help you go and find these links. Our article about link building myths will dispell some of the common misconceptions about white hat link building in the post-Penguin era. Reading most articles on link building tips, one begins to wonder -- if I cannot buy links, and if I should not get links from most sites that would link to me, then how do I get these white hat backlinks? This article goes one step further and provides you five specific white hat link building tips that will help you get backlinks. Link Building Tip 1: How to find free backlinks There are many websites that will allow you to submit your website for inclusion in their database. Finding these websites can be a challenge. Intelligent use of search can help you find many of these websites that you can submit your website to. Try this: In Google search type the following exactly as you see it here: allintitle: "add your site" This will restrict the search results to web pages where the title tag has "add your site" in it. You will find a number of websites that will let you submit your website for free this way. You can refine your search by replacing "add your site" with other terms like: add site, submit site, suggest URL, etc. Similarly, instead of allintitle, try allinurl, inurl, and intitle. Link Building Tip 2: Filter and Select Relevant Sites Ok, so now you have thousands of websites that you can submit your site to. Do not submit yet. How do you know that a certain site hasn't been penalized or is safe to submit to? There are some simple things you could do to filter this list: Check the website's Google Page Rank and Alexa Rank Check what other sites are present on that site to see if other high quality sites are present Check whether the site provides a dofollow or nofollow link Make sure the site doesn't ask for payment or reciprocal link Link Building Tip 3: Get published Publishing on other websites is an effective way to get links. There are many article sites out there. You need to be careful while selectig the sites you publish on to make sure the site hasn't been penalized, has good editorial standards and provides a dofollow link. One thing to consider about article publishing is this: If the article is good, publishing it on your website could get you visitors directly from search engines. By publishing on other websites, you could be sending visitors to them in order to get a link. You need to weigh the pros and cons of doing that. Another way to achieve this is to become a guest blogger on other reputed websites. This can take time because high quality websites will be selective about their guest bloggers and you would have to invest the time and effort to build your reputation and relationships with sites you want to be a guest blogger on. Link Building Tip 4: Press Releases Work Press releases are an extremely powerful way to get credible links from high quality news websites. Read our article about press releases and SEO for guidelines on how to write good press releases that will help your SEO efforts. Link Building Tip 5: Social is potent Social signals are increasingly influencing search results. You can see tweets featuring in Google search results within seconds as a result of real time search. Being active in social media is a good way to build a community of followers through blogging, building a social community on relevant social sites, etc. However, it is important to note that social media is an extremely potent channel. It is better NOT to do social media than to do bad social media. If visitors post on your Facebook page and do not get a response it can hurt you. Social media is about building relationships with your target audience and this is an extremely high-touch effort that calls for sustained involvement, care about brand image and messaging, and more. It is advisable to retain the services of a social media consultant or strategist while executing most of the social media work in-house where you can control the messaging. Partner with SEO specialists One way to ensure that your link building is ethical, effective and successful is to partner with an SEO or internet marketing services company like Flying Cow Design either for consulting and strategy or for also executing your link building strategies. With a history of professional web design and online marketing for over 20 years, Flying Cow Design helps clients not just with the link building strategies, but also with execution of the link building strategies for our clients. As a business, we only practice ethical white hat SEO and have helped many business not just by designing great websites, but by building a strong online presence through our search friendly web design services. Talk to us today, not just about your link building needs, but also about your needs for building a strong online presence.

  • What is JavaScript?

    We have all at one time or another had a pop-up come up on our computers while browsing websites: need to run Java, or need to update JavaScript. Many times people tend to get the two mixed up and often ask, what exactly is a JavaScript and how is it different from Java? What is JavaScript Used for? In a nut shell, JavaScript is used to make web pages interactive for the visitors to your website. If you’re a website owner, JavaScript runs on your visitor's computer and doesn't require constant downloads from your website. This can make the browsing experience faster and smoother for the visitor to your website. However, if you’re a website visitor, you are most likely to find that JavaScript is often used to create polls, quizzes, etc., and helps you interact with the website that you are visiting. The objective in most cases is to build an interaction between the website and a visitor and help create an engagement beyond just a visit to a website. What is the difference between Java and JavaScript? Java is a computer OOP programming language. Java creates applications that run in a virtual machine or browser and it enables programmers to write computer instructions using English based commands, instead of having to write in numeric codes. On the other hand, JavaScript is an object oriented programming (OOP) language code that is run only on a web browser.  What is needed to run JavaScript? You do not need anything special to run a JavaScript if you use one of the major web browsers, IE, Firefox and or Safari. The JavaScript support is built right into these browser. However, this can depend on whether the visitors to your site are using web browsers that support JavaScript (most do) and have JavaScript enabled (it is by default). If yes, then your JavaScript will run automatically when someone visits the page. There is no learning needed to run JavaScript, since JavaScript is prewritten and is an available plug in that comes straight from the web page. If a visitor's browser has JavaScript support and if it is enabled, it will run automatically without any intervention or action by the visitor, making it a seamless experience on the website. What is needed to Write JavaScript? Since JavaScript is an interpreted language, there are no special programs required to create usable code. Web designers and developers can use Notepad or any other plain text editor for writing JavaScript code. Can HTML be used in place of JavaScript? The short answer is no. HTML and JavaScript are two completely different programming languages with distinct functions, features and capabilities. HTML is a markup language designed for defining static web page content. JavaScript is a programming language designed for performing dynamic tasks. JavaScript can be easily reused on multiple pages of a website if externalized or placed in separate files by linking a JavaScript file to the HTML code of the page by inserting the "script" tags. At that point JavaScript can be added to several pages or called by several pages by simply adding the right tags on each of the pages. Professional Web Design Services from Flying Cow Design Flying Cow Design has a track record of over 20 years of professional web design. What differentiates us from most web design companies is that our focus is not only on web design, but on building a strong online presence for our clients. Understanding the changing web development standards and search engine guidelines has helped us build a strong web presence for many of our clients through a combination of our web design and internet marketing services. To see how we can help you build a strong web presence, write to us today!

  • What is Ajax

    Ajax or Asynchronous JavaScript and XML, is a means for website owners, designers and web developers to build web applications in a simple, fast and interactive manner. It's been proven that well designed and executed web applications are a fun way to showcase your website and its capabilities. They can also help you engage with your visitors and build recall and visitor loyalty. They are fun to build are can be seen as the Dale Earnhardt car if you were to compare websites to Nascar. The need for Ajax What do web applications accomplish? First of all, web applications can allow the web designer and developer the chance to solve a problem that the website owner may not even know existed. On the flip side, a web application can be slow and tedious, slowing down the website and degrading the user experience. This is the most dreaded action -- or lack of action -- for a web site owner to face. In the traditional web application, the interaction between the customer and the server goes like this: Customer accesses web application Server processes request and sends data to the browser while the customer waits Customer clicks on a link or interacts with the application Server processes request and sends data back to the browser while the customer waits And the process starts over This entire process can be quite slow. Slow web applications can cause users to leave the website and find a faster site all together. Let’s face it, time is of essence, we are not going to spend too much time in one area for nothing. When a web application is slow, it is because the web application is trying to contact the server, and the server is thinking about what it is going to send back, and the hour glass appears and time ticks away waiting...waiting… a visitor is most likely to get irritated, fed up and leave the website with a negative impression that can hurt your brand image. This is where Ajax comes in. Ajax is a way of developing web applications that combine: XHTML and CSS standards based presentation Interaction with the page through the DOM Data interchange with XML and XSLT Asynchronous data retrieval with XMLHttpRequest JavaScript to tie it all together What can change this outcome of reloading, refreshing, and the lag time? Ajax can. What is Ajax used for? Ajax is a program that helps you get rid of the waiting and the hourglass while a web application loads. Data content and design are put together to streamline efforts. This allows your customer to click on a desired product or service or any page in the website on an Ajax driven application, and have very little lag time. Almost instantaneously the page displays, there is no lag time, or wait for the page to load or refresh. This improves page load time, reduces waiting, enhances user experience and helps you build a favorable brand image among your visitors. The Ajax engine works within the Web browser, most often through JavaScript and DOM, to help the Web applications proceed with any requests of the Web server. Since the Ajax engine handles the requests in the engine itself, this allows the interaction with the application and the customer to happen in sync independently of any other interaction with the server. This means that one has to happen after the other in sequence of order. The customer clicks a link, the request is sent to the server, and the server then sends the results back to the customer. Ajax is not new Technology Ajax is not new. What is new however, is how we are now looking at technology. Ajax is mature and stable and has been around for awhile. If you’re designing web applications, you should be using Ajax, if you’re not using Ajax, why not? Ajax is a fun way to get your customers to think you’re brilliant and thank you more times over. Ajax and SEO There is a common misconception that Ajax is not search engine friendly and should be avoided if you want your website to rank in search results. This is not true. What impacts SEO is WHAT do you use Ajax for. If you use Ajax for serving content on your website, it will impact your SEO and hurt your rankings. It is important to understand where a technology is applicable and use it judiciously. Ajax is best with web applications. You want the content of your website -- and not the web application -- to feature in search results. When used intelligently, Ajax can actually help you manage what features in search results and what doesn't. It can be a powerful SEO tool when used by professionals who understand the technology, SEO and its correct use. Professional Web Design Services from Flying Cow Design Flying Cow Design has a track record of over 20 years of professional web design. What differentiates us from most web design companies is that our focus is not only on web design, but on building a strong online presence for our clients. Understanding the changing web development standards and search engine guidelines has helped us build a strong web presence for many of our clients through a combination of our web design and internet marketing services. To see how we can help you build a strong web presence, write to us today!

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