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The Shortcut of Select All

Friday, November 16, 2007 View Comments Comments (0)
Most folks know about highlighting content by dragging your mouse over text you want to copy and paste somewhere else.  But when you've got to move around more than a page or two, the process can get old quick – especially if you have to start over two or three times because you keep letting go of the mouse button!
 
For a shorter route, try this.  Click on your edit icon in your browser bar, then click "select all."  The complete page, including images and text, will be highlighted.  You can then copy and paste wherever you want.  You can also select all by using Ctrl + A.
 

Viewing Your Site from a Visitor's Perspective

Tuesday, November 13, 2007 View Comments Comments (0)
Have you ever wondered what visitors actually see or think or feel when they land on your home page?  To understand the kind of impression you're making, try to view your site from your visitor's perspective.  Start by asking yourself several questions:
 
1) How speedy is the experience?  The home page needs to load quickly, and your visitors should be able to understand who you are in four to five seconds. Your home page is your one big chance to provide a really big welcome, so make it a good one.
 
2) Are you keeping your home page clean?  A clean website has a place for everything, which makes finding something easier and less taxing on the visitor's eyes and mind.  
 
3) Is your site easy to navigate?  The navigation menu should provide logical directions for reaching your site's content.
 
4) Does your home page project the right image?  Are you projecting the qualities – trust, sincerity, integrity, etc. – you want people to feel about your organization?
 
5) Is your content fresh?  Outdated and stale content is a fast way to lose visitor interest.
 

Get in on the Search

Friday, November 09, 2007 View Comments Comments (0)
Search engines – Google, AltaVista, Yahoo, etc. – are used to help anyone and everyone find a plethora of information on the Internet by typing in a few words in a search field.   The search engines perform this amazing service by indexing the millions of sites on the Web based on titles, keywords and text.  Then they're able to generate relevant results when the searcher enters relevant words.
 
To improve your own site's showing use E-zekiel's Search Engine Optimization.  The SEO settings tab, found within the Pages Manager, is the place to identify words, phrases, products, events, descriptions – even typical organization misspellings – that can help to attract the right audience.
 

Time Change This Weekend

Friday, November 02, 2007 View Comments Comments (0)
If you're in a time zone that switched to Daylight Saving Time in March, you'll be reverting back to Standard Time this weekend.  DST ends at 2 a.m. local time on November 4, so be sure to "fall back" one hour.
 

Using the Same Heading Format on Different Pages

Tuesday, October 30, 2007 View Comments Comments (0)
If you've used pre-set formatting for headings while working in your word processing software, you'll be glad to know you can do the same in E-zekiel.  The Format field in your Page Editor will give you access to headings of different sizes that you can apply throughout your site.  That way you won't have to guess which type style you used on a page you created previously.  Instead, you can apply Heading 1 for all main headings; Heading 2 for all subheads, etc.
 

HTML - The Language of Websites

Friday, October 26, 2007 View Comments Comments (0)
One of the best selling points of E-zekiel is that our customers don't have to learn HTML code.   But some of our customer may be asking, "What is HTML code anyway?"  So here's a basic explanation.   

HTML is short for HyperText Markup Language – which is the computer language used to create websites that, like any other language, has its own vocabulary (or code words) and syntax (how the code words are used).  Once in place, anyone connected to the Internet can view the websites created by HTML. 

As an E-zekiel customer, you don't have to know HTML code because our developers have created a content management system that enables your site creation to seem more like using word processing software.  If you want to see or adjust the HTML code in your site, all you have to do is click "Source view" in the page editor.
 

AxletreeMedia.com Gets An Update

Tuesday, October 23, 2007 View Comments Comments (0)
The new Axletree Media website is now active. As you've recently read, Axletree Media is the company behind the popular E-zekiel website content management system used by thousands of churches. The Axletree Media website offers "Connect" - a website content management system for businesses and organizations. If you own a small business, take a look and let us know what you think.
 

New Designs Coming Soon

Friday, October 19, 2007 View Comments Comments (0)
E-zekiel already has hundreds of professional designs ready to be put to use by our users – and now even more are coming soon.  Our developers are wrapping up the final touches on new designs focusing on missions activities, as well as for high school and college ages.  As they're released, they'll be included in the "New Designs" area of the Design manager.  So watch for them!
 

Register Now for Blogging 101 Web Training

Tuesday, October 16, 2007 View Comments Comments (0)
Tuesday, October 23, 2007, 2 PM – 3 PM CDT
 
Blog – short for Weblog – is a web page that contains an online personal journal with reflections, comments, and hyperlinks provided by the author.  More importantly, blogs are a great way to connect with visitors of your site.  You can use them to provide insights into your mind, your organization, and just about anything else you can think of.  Attend this web session to learn how to use the Syndication Manager to create and maintain your own personal blog.
 

Will Your Links Be Unbroken?

Friday, October 12, 2007 View Comments Comments (0)
You know how it goes – you conduct an Internet search, and while scrolling through your results, you zoom in on an article title that's the very topic you're looking for – an almost verbatim display of the search words you just entered.  Hurray! And yet... you click the link, and what happens? Your hopes are dashed by a white page with black type telling you the technological equivalent of "too bad, so sad" (which typically comes out something like "page could not be found").

Broken links are at best a disappointment to site visitors and often an irritation. Keep that from happening by keeping your links current.  Make a practice to review your links regularly and fix any that are broken. To check out free online link checkers, visit www.dead-links.com or http://validator.w3.org/checklink.