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WHAT IS GRAVATAR?

Your Gravatar is an image that follows you from site to site appearing beside your name when you do things like comment or post on a blog. Avatars help identify your posts on blogs and web forums, so why not on any site?

A Gravatar is a Globally Recognized Avatar. You upload it and create your profile just once, and then when you participate in any Gravatar-enabled site, your Gravatar image will automatically follow you there.

Gravatar is a free service for site owners, developers, and users. It is automatically included in every WordPress.com account and is run and supported by Automattic.

Firstonweb’s opinion  (SEO – wise)

We believe that any means that helps information personalization, must be used. Such is the gravatar, incorporating our image as a personal brand to the information handled on blogs. Therefore we encourage using gravatar as a web marketing technique.

Probably it doesn’t provide an absolute contribution to Search Engine optimization (SEO) but it certainly improves user experience ( User Experience Optimazation – UXO ) and the aggregates the commenter’s recognition, increasing the chances to make the information viral.

Find Out how to implement Gravatar:

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An “avatar” is an image that represents you online—a little picture that appears next to your name when you interact with websites.

 

Where Will My Gravatar Appear?

For your Gravatar to appear on another site you use, comment on, or interact with, here’s what needs to happen:

  • The site you’re using needs to support the Gravatar service for loading images. Though many sites and blogs do this, Gravatar isn’t yet in use everywhere. Notable exceptions are services like Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn, which don’t yet support Gravatars.
  • The email address you use for your account on the other site must be one of the email addresses that is registered to your Gravatar account. Gravatar uses your email address to provide your image to other sites. If we don’t have any record of your email address, Gravatar won’t be able to display your image.
  • Your selected Gravatar must use a rating that’s permitted by the other site. Lots of sites restrict Gravatar images to G or PG ratings only. WordPress.com blogs are set by default to only permit G-rated images. If your Gravatar’s rating is higher than the rating allowed by the site, a default image will appear instead of your chosen Gravatar.

If you need to check your Gravatar to see how it will appear, we’ve set up a page where you can check the Gravatar for your email. Enter your email address and click check. We’ll show you the image for that email and what it’s rated.

Promoting your brand

Firstonweb could provide all the relevant information necessary to reuse simple, fast and economic applications that could easily promote your brand’s recognition (important web marketing goal,  related to  e-Public Relations / e-PR).

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How the idea becomes a real website

A description of the engineering method followed to turn an idea to a real website.

By Peter Bui. Read the source article HERE

The Detective Work

In the beginning, there is communication. We spend time with the client to understand their business or organisation and find out exactly what they want, what the purpose of the website is and what goals they are aiming to achieve with the website.

Here is a list of a few things that we might ask a client:

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Responsive Design

Responsive design changes and adapts a website to how a user may perceive it…

As more web enabled devices are released on the market, people are viewing the internet with different tools. Smart phones, tablets, portable gaming devices, car entertainment units and even household appliances, like fridges, have empowered users to stay connected to the internet all day long.

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Parallax Designs

“Parallax is a displacement or difference in the apparent position of an object viewed along two different lines of sight, and is measured by the angle or semi-angle of inclination between those two lines”. – Wikipedia

By Peter Bui. Read the article HERE

The Secret To A Hugely Successful Website – People

When you build a website or write an article for that website, or even change the colour of the backgrounds it’s important to remember who you are doing it for – in other words the people. Sure you’ve heard it all before: ‘write for people not Google’ right? Well hear me out because that’s not really what I’m talking about here. You see the problem with writing ‘for people’ is that often those people are rather dehumanized by the whole process. It’s a step up if you’re writing to entertain and not just to please an algorithm or a ‘robot’ – but don’t you think ‘people’ is really a rather broad term? The question I want you to really ask yourself is what people? Read more..