Building the Sleekest Website through HTML! (with the help of a template, of course)

Take a look at my website! Throughout the past seven weeks, I have spent my time relearning the basics of HTML and CSS. Up until the final week of class, we were tasked with making goofy edits to a site we built entirely on our own in order to make sure we understood the possibilities…

Search Engine Optimization – Everything You Need to Know About Getting Your Website to the Top

Have you ever tried to search for one of your own pages on Google but cannot find it on the search engine results page (SERP)? There are plenty of factors that could influence Google's rankings and algorithms used when listing sites in a particular order for search queries, but the main issue could be your…

Your Website Needs More Traffic. Here’s How To Make That Happen.

Whether you are just launching a brand new website or have operated a successful one for many years, there is always room to expand your following and gain more traction towards your site and your products. You may have the cleanest looking site on the web, and you may have the best products on the…

All About Responsive Design – Why Your Website Should Include it

Are you looking at my blog on your desktop computer? If so, does it look like... The Virtual Atmosphere homepage (desktop) ...this? Maybe you're looking at my blog on your phone instead. If that's the case, does it look like... The Virtual Atmosphere homepage (phone) ...this? No matter which device you are looking at my…

Taking a Byte out of Load Times by Optimizing Your Images.

Before Image (983kb) Did that image above take a while to load? Considering the speed of most internet connections nowadays, the answer is probably no, but as you can see below the image, it takes up nearly a full megabyte of storage. According to TechRepublic, the average internet speed in the United States is 50.2…

Semantics: Making Code Easier to Read.

There are many things you currently own that occasionally undergo software or version updates. For example, newer video games get updated all the time post-launch in order to add new content or to improve the playing experience. Apple also annually overhauls their iOS and macOS operating systems to help usability and to help keep their…

Make Your Own Webpage at Home! A Very Basic HTML Process.

Imagine being at a party and being able to tell people, "Hey, did you know that I can code?" That'll be a conversation starter for sure. Chances are, though, if you are reading this article then you have no idea how to code. And that's okay! I'm far from the most experienced coder out there,…

Level Up! Giving The Old School Game Vault a New School Website.

After over five hours of searching through websites, I finally landed on a small company who's website is in need of a redesign: an Illinois-based retro game store named The Old School Game Vault (TheOSGVault). TheOSGVault primarily buys retro video games from consumers looking to sell them. After a glance at their website, it is…