Creating a professional Website Design

What is actually being “professional” and why is it important for organizations or brands? This is of the biggest questions that require extensive information and explanation. What do you do when you have to partner with any other organization for a certain purpose? How do you select the one which is best for your business? You surely look for professionalism? But how are you able to figure out that this particular brand is professional? Isn’t that “quality” that helps you to decide whether a particular organization is professional or not? And this isn’t just the quality of the products that matters rather each and every single move of the organization whether in its marketing domain, sales or which so ever it is, it has to be of high quality and standards.

Similarly a website design which is the biggest and the prominent representation of an organization in the industry must be of high quality so as to give a professional look to its business and help its customer’s rate it high among its competitors. These are not just the advertisements or different campaigns that carry the responsibility of marketing in fact each and every component of the organization whether it is any activity or an individual working in the organization are part of its marketing domain.

Website design must have certain important pages. It is mandatory to have them which include “About Us page” and “Contact Us” page. Your visitor should get complete information of your company or your products? And how they can contact you? These are the fore most things that everyone looks for when visiting any organization’s website.

Keeping the name of these pages as “About Us” and “Contact Details” is a usual practice so almost every single individual knows what he or she is going to get inside these pages but some organizations also change these names which isn’t an unhealthy practice but then the alternative names must be relevant and should clearly explain what sort of information does it contain so that visitors don’t have to face any trouble.

The look of the website design matters the most. It not only has to be attractive but it must also carry a professional look. By this I mean that all the information must be placed at its definite position on the website. Nothing should be overdone. Rule of moderation leads to a perfect solution. Adding the right images and colors to an optimum level will shape your web site design as professional.

There are many organizations which are into online business. In their case, establishing a credible image in front of the target audience is highly important. The path to contact, choose the products and the delivery system should all be transparent and crystal clear. Commitments should only be made to an extent that can be fulfilled. Making false claims will badly ruin the image of your company. Thus, each and every step should be taken by keeping the consequences in mind.

Professionalism also incorporates the fact that your website design is continuously updated. In case there is any change in your contact details or policies then it must be readily updated on the website. Delays really give a bad impression.

Deana Meske is a social media specialist and likes share her views on Logo Design & Website Design.

Base of Decorative Hexagonal Origami Gift Box (with Lid removed): # 10
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✹ To see a view of the complete box – including the lid – click here.

This box is one of 20 different boxes for sale by auction on eBay in support of survivors of the 2011 Tohoku earthquake and tsunami disaster in Japan. Click here to visit / to return to the eBay listing [Item number: 120728896121]. The auction for this item closes on Friday the 3rd of June 2011 at 01:59 a.m. British Summer Time (UTC + 1).

Click here to see a thumbnail overview of all the boxes, or watch a Slideshow of all the boxes.

Proceeds of the auction – after eBay and PayPal fees have been deducted – will be donated to the Japanese Red Cross Society.

✹ To see a larger, more detailed, view of this picture click on the small magnifying glass icon at the top right of the picture, then click on "View all sizes", then click on "Original" – which displays the largest and best quality image.

About the Japanese Red Cross Society

The Japanese Red Cross are one of three major fundraising organisaitions based in Japan (the other two being the Japanese broadcaster NHK and the Red Feather Central Community Chest of Japan – originally a post World War II re-building organisation). You can download two english language reports relating to the disaster from the Japanese Red Cross website:

Operations Update No.1 – 13th April 2011 [.pdf file, retrieved 17th May 2011]
Operations Update No.2 – 6th May 2011 [.pdf file, retrieved 17th May 2011]

Over two months on, the needs of many of the survivors remain desperately basic. There has been an increased incidence of pneumonia and associated fatalities. As well as helping with practical and medical requirements, the Japanese Red Cross Society are helping people deal with "Shell Shock" / Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and further developing services to address these issues.

Perhaps most impressively, they helped quickly set up a management structure to co-ordinate help from all the major fundraisers, a committee including academics and representatives from the 15 most badly affected prefectures [local governments]. The pre-existing local Red Cross chapters [branches] are helping with governance.

Although Japan has a large economy, and domestically the japanese have been hugely generous towards aid efforts, like everywhere else, many people of course are not personally rich. There is still epic upheaval. Much of welfare is normally provided by family and community, a system that breaks down when whole barrios are fragmented and diminished. Services like adoption and fostering, for example – normally always done by relatives – are having to be developed. A planning policy of building schools on higher ground saved many children, but even after encouraging teachers back out of retirement, there is still a shortage of experienced teachers. Japan is mostly mountains and sea, with very little spare land suitable for building, and so – while rebuilding takes place – temporary accommodation has had to be built on land normally reserved for other activities, for example on school playgrounds.

If you enjoy shopping in support of the Japanese Red Cross Society, you might also like Tomodachi Calling, a cafepress web store / shop (recommend by a fellow flickrer schmid91, who helped document the aftermath of the tsunami in Ishinomaki Myagi prefecture).

Japan based english language online newspapers

The Japan Times
Daily Yomiuri
The Asahi Shimbun

About the decorative hexagonal origami gift box

The box is made up from 12 square origami papers – 6 for the lid and 6 for the base. No cutting, glue or adhesive tape is used.

Although Japan has a long tradition of paper folding, the design of the box is modern, by Tomoko Fuse 布施 知子, who is a renown unit origami designer and artist. Unit origami is a method of building up models using pre-folded components or units.

If you are an accurate and consistent paper folder, but are new to unit origami, and you would like to make your own box, I would recommend her book "Origami Boxes: Moribana Style" [# ISBN-10: 0870408216 – # ISBN-13: 978-0870408212] as an excellent introduction. Connecting the units together can be a bit fiddly at first, and the book also includes designs for more simple square and triangular boxes, which give the opportunity to practice and develop the skills needed for doing the final assembly.

(Until Asimo gets a bit more nimble fingered, the box is unlikely to flood the market anytime soon…)

If you get the bug, she has also created and written about very much more complex models. "Unit Origami: Multidimensional Transformations" [ISBN-10: 0870408526 – ISBN-13: 978-0870408526] is considered a classic text on the subject.

Paper making was a traditional supplemental business of farmers in Japan during the winter. The very cold water during that season enabled the fibres in the pulp to be soaked without becoming subject to decay, and some also argue that cold shrinks the fibres, creating a finer, crisper paper.

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