Versatile Timesaver: The ‘Includes’ Widget

If you're not using the Stack & Menu approach when creating your website, you'll be creating a website made up of separate pages.  In many cases, content that is found on one page might also be found on another - think Footers, Logos, FaceBook and Twitter Icons, Legal Disclaimers, etc.  Now, if you have a lot of pages in your website, and you need to change the content often, it might be a good idea to use the Includes Widget. READ MORE

Cubender Ties the Knot with HTML5 – Press Release

On Wednesday, May 30, 2012, Cubender will launch version 3.0 of their popular website building platform. This release introduces many anticipated HTML5 features including HTML5 audio, video, forms and more. While the company has already given users the ability to create Flash websites that display across all devices (including non-Flash devices like the iPhone and iPad), Cubender’s newest launch has embraced the future of the web. READ MORE

Website Design Trends for 2012 – Part II

Perhaps one of the most common uses of the term 'Above the Fold' stems back to the newspaper industry, where, because of the dimensions of the publication, the paper would have to be folded, making the top portion (above the fold) the part that readers would see first.  As a result, that top section would be where the papers chose to display their most attention-grabbing stories, and, as a result, would also be the preferred location for the placement of consumer advertisements. READ MORE

Small business websites – planning your layout

Creating a website is a little like building a house - you have to make sure that the fundamentals are in place - plumbing, electric, and uber-soft couches. You also want to make sure that the rooms are accessible, useful, and practical.  And finally, you want to make it inviting to those who enter.  Creating a home for yourself on the internet isn’t all that different, and it’s the planning stages that will set the tone for the whole project. READ MORE

Do you need a website?

About 10 years ago, I started a small business, and decided I needed a website.  Having zero-experience in creating a site, I really didn’t have many options available to me – basically I could chose an overused and aesthetically unappealing template (frugal option), or pay thousands of dollars to have a programmer develop a site for me.  Considering the fact that the company was not an on-line business, and all I really wanted was a place on the internet where people could find me and contact me, I wasn’t prepared to spend thousands (or tens of thousands!) of dollars just to have a website. READ MORE

Making websites. Better.

Hi, I'm Andrew Hamilton, co-founder and lead developer at Cubender - a browser-based website builder. We started this blog as a resource for our clients as well as a forum to discuss web design in general. We'll be posting frequently and we welcome your participation. Thanks for stopping by! READ MORE