Archive for the ‘Website Design’ Category

December 15 2011

How Website Maintenance Affects Search Engine Optimization (SEO): A Guide for Urban Planners and Architects

December 15th, 2011Posted by 

Designing a website to use as advertisement to expand an urban planning sole-proprietorship or architecture company is a beneficial investment; however, simply having a customized website design and optimizing it for search engines cannot be expected to continually rank well. If left undeveloped, you may lose the business your website initially produced; therefore, website maintenance is […]

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November 24 2011

5 Suggestions for the FiELD9:architecture Website

November 24th, 2011Posted by 

This designer has a very impressive portfolio of work; the projects reveal sensitivity to sustainability, scale, texture, and function. At present, I feel the FiELD9: architecture website does not do justice to the talents and passions of the designer.  The “brand” FiELD9 is unique and innovative, and these suggestions are intended to support the needs […]

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November 01 2011

How Urban Planners Use Social Media to Engage Stakeholders

November 1st, 2011Posted by 

Two weeks ago, I discussed the various ways that urban planners and firms use social media to reach out and interact with public audiences (i.e. Facebook and Twitter).  While using these platforms is a good way of creating a base and engaging with users, knowing how to use these methods correctly and in the right […]

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September 10 2011

Fall 2011 Internship: Business and Marketing Blogger

September 10th, 2011Posted by 

Global Site Plans is offering a 6-month to 1-year internship opportunity for contributing bloggers for topics related to business, marketing, design (website, graphic, and print), internet marketing, and content strategy. If you are a student with a passion and talent for writing about any of the aforementioned topics, then Global Site Plans wants you as a contributing blogger. We […]

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June 23 2011

Appreciating the Natural World Despite the Virtual

June 23rd, 2011Posted by 

Where is your focus when you step outdoors? Are you automatically checking personal email and texts, or surfing the Web on your mobile device? Or are you deeply breathing the fresh air and enjoying the sun upon your face? Just recently, in my hometown of Lincoln, Nebraska, the air temperature hit triple digits on a […]

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June 10 2011

City of Compton Community Redevelopment Agency Website Critique

June 10th, 2011Posted by 

We’re happy to announce the first of many website critiques regarding design, functionality, and usability. If you would like to include your company or agency in the pool of candidates for a website critique, please add your information here. Our first website review is for the City of Compton Community Redevelopment Agency in Compton, California. […]

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June 09 2011

Implementing Sustainability: 5 Tips for the Urban Planner

June 9th, 2011Posted by 

What do you consider when you think about humanity’s carbon footprint? Do you applaud those that drive an electric car? Or do you commend those who commute by bicycle or public transit? Maybe the fuel-efficient home is more desirable than keeping the thermostat low on cold days while wearing an extra layer of clothes? When […]

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March 29 2011

iPad 2: On Top of The Mobile Web and Dictating Website Design Standards

March 29th, 2011Posted by 

One of the most hotly anticipated products launched this year was Apple’s iPad 2. As CEO Steve Jobs launched the product earlier this month, he noted many of the updated product’s new features: a thinner body, a longer-lasting battery, built-in camera, faster processor, and a slick updated OS to go along with it.  Interestingly enough, […]

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March 03 2011

Architects, Prepared for the Architecture Job Upsurge?

March 3rd, 2011Posted by 

Many individuals looking for architecture jobs can start to breathe easier as the economic situation becomes more positive.  In the recent State of the Union address President Obama proposed the ‘Better Buildings’ Initiative, aiming to increase energy efficiency in commercial buildings by 20 percent in the next 10 years, which could mean a lot more […]

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February 01 2011

Why You Should Have a Template-Customized Website

February 1st, 2011Posted by 

Global Site Plans can create a budget-conscious website utilizing template customization.  The process includes choosing between numerous website template designs, choosing the one that is right for your company, and then customizing the template with your company text and images.  This is especially cost-effective because it does not take time to create a custom-designed look […]

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January 24 2011

Why WordPress Website Design is Superior

January 24th, 2011Posted by 

Global Site Plans develops blog-integrated websites, utilizing the WordPress format.  WordPress is one of the most popular blogging tools available.  Many people do not know that WordPress is a powerful Content Management System (CMS) that can be used to build a blog, a website, or both – a blog-integrated website (The Global Site Plans website […]

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January 17 2011

Why HTML Website Design for Your Website?

January 17th, 2011Posted by 

Global Site Plans develops content rich and visually appealing html website designs.  HTML website design is especially useful when designing text-rich websites, supported by images.  Such website design is particularly useful for environmental non-profits, architects, engineers, landscape architects, and urban planners who desire a site that is search engine friendly (Google, Yahoo!, etc.), rich in […]

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January 10 2011

The Good and Bad of Flash Website Design

January 10th, 2011Posted by 

Global Site Plans develops creative and innovative flash design websites.  Flash design is particularly useful when displaying numerous images, as would be in the case of architecture, engineering, landscape architecture, and urban planning sole proprietorships, companies, and graduate student portfolios. Flash utilizes vector based graphic presentation that can present images in a continuous movie-type format.  […]

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November 11 2010

Benefits of Website Maintenance and Examples of Website Maintenance Requests

November 11th, 2010Posted by 

When you purchase a vehicle, you plan on maintaining it, correct? Well, just like a well maintained car, your website will need a maintenance plan in order to continually run successfully.  Website maintenance will ensure that your website attracts, educates, and expands your client base, while generating revenue for your business.  This means that even […]

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November 11 2010

Architects, Architecture Companies, and Firms: List Your Firm in an Architecture Directory

November 11th, 2010Posted by 

When a potential client, searching for an architect or architecture company or firm, sits down at the computer and searches (Google.com) either terms, “architect listing” or “architecture company,” they are likely to find several sites that offer architect and architecture company directories. I sat down today and performed such a search. What I found were […]

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August 15 2010

WordPress Websites Increase Search Engine Ranking

August 15th, 2010Posted by 

Redesigning Your Site or Need to Drive Traffic? If you have a architecture, engineering, landscape architecture, urban planning consultancy firm, or an environmental non-profit and your considering redesigning your website or trying to drive internet traffic, the most effective option is a WordPress website. WordPress websites are the easiest for Google and other search engines […]

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