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Crack the Code: Troubleshooting Your Company Web Site’s HTML Problems

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Troubleshooting Company Web SiteIt’s alright if your knowledge of web design is lacking. In fact, it’s even okay when your site is having problems.

Your business’ web site is likely built using some sort of coding, such as HTML, HTML5, or XML. While addressing some of the more complex coding problems will likely require an expert, most little problems are simple enough to fix on your own.

Below are five common issues and how you can address them without having to hire external help:

1.  “My content looks terrible!”

Content is coded using tags, like “<h1>” for primary headlines or “<p>” to indicate a new paragraph. If your content isn’t appearing correctly, if at all, it’s likely a problem with the meta tags. Examine them to determine what the issue might be. Ensure that for each opening tag (e.g., “<p>”) there is always a closing tag (e.g., “</p>”).

2.  “My text looks terrible, too!”

Along with tags, there are attributes to consider. In HTML, for example, “<p align=“center”>” denotes where you want your text to appear on the screen. After you check the tags, make sure to check the attributes, too.

3.  “What’s up with the colours?”

If your site’s borders and background colors look poor, it might be a problem with your cascading style sheets (CSS), which appear within your coding between “curly” brackets (“{“ and “}”). Make sure they are free of spaces, display the colours you want, and don’t contain colons, which will mess up the final display. It’s always best to check how your colours appear in multiple browsers and across a couple of devices, too, if possible.

4.  “My links aren’t working!”

Your SEO requires properly coded links, so when inspecting your tags and attributes, make sure the URLs are correct. Remember that additional spaces or even one extra letter will render the links completely dead.

5.  “The images aren’t appearing correctly!”

You don’t want to waste the money you spent on custom photography or poster and exhibit sign design just to have them not correctly load on your web site. Once again, check the coding to make sure they have the right attributes and image suffixes (which denote file types), like “.jpeg.” Unfortunately, if the attributes and file types appear correctly, the problem could be with the use of JavaScript; this may be too complex for you to fix on your own, so you may require the help of a designer if this seems to be the case.

To get more help on all your SEO, web site design, and web traffic needs, e-mail Numero Uno Web Solutions Inc. at info@numerounoweb.com.

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