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Give your site a bit of pizzazz with a simple optional extra. These little add-ons can give your site a boost of professionalism and can introduce a bit of elegance, humor, or even brand recognition.
Custom Favicon Custom 404 PageFlash Insert

Custom Favicon
A favicon (short for 'favorites icon') is an icon associated with a particular website. Most of the newer browser versions support favicons may display them in the browser's URL bar, next to the site's name in lists of bookmarks, and next to the page's title in a tabbed document interface. See examples below:

Custom 404 Page
If a site visitor should misspell a URL, request a page which is no longer there, or click on a broken link, then he will get the browser's default 404 Error Page. A savvy web surfer will know to first try to refresh the page, then to try to go back and find another way to approach the link through the site navigation. Visitors who are not as knowledgeable might become frustrated and leave the site.

The default 404 Error page is nothing to write home about, in fact let's face it, it's dull and boring, and there are several versions, each more boring than the last. To your right you can see one of these boring examples.

We can create an exciting custom 404 page for your site like the example you see to your right (see the actual page here). A clever 404 page can lesson the visitor’s aggravation, show that you care, even provide momentary amusement, and then point out navigation that may help him find his way.

Lisa Barone of Bruce Clay™, Internet Business Consultants and respected SEO experts, says, "Experience tells us that creating unique 404 pages is often one of the most overlooked elements in a search engine optimization... read her article here.

See other examples of custom 404 pages we created for clients:




Flash Animation

  • as an insert:
    Using a bit of Flash animation selectively on your home page can enhance the viewer's experience, making him want to return again and again, and to tell his friends about your site. It can range from subtle (see the soft flashing barrier light on a road paving company's site) to boldly exciting (see the glitzy hollywood look on a clothing e-store), or somewhere inbetween like the butterfly on our homepage.

  • as a display gallery:
    Flash provides a fast-loading, attractive method of displaying several photos in one small space. See Designer Draperies.

  • as a instructional or message video:
    The old adage, "a picture is worth a thousand words" is so true, and getting a lengthy message across to your viewers in a painless fashion can often mean whether or not they see the message. For Paul Hinckley, a home remodeler, we arranged his sequential project snapshots into a Flash movie to tell the story from start to finish, hopefully inspiring his visitors.
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