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Blog 1 - Introducing KeefH Web Designs new Blog to show the "Art of the Possible" in website design

Updated: Aug 8

created by KHWD, the home of great website design, on 25th July 2022 at 19.31


Please use the MENU to go to the website design stuff that most interests you but I have tried to show all the website design techniques and offerings that I can provide for you under the banner of Website Design and Development, as I learn more website design techniques on this never ending journey for better website design I will be able to add them to my armory and therefore put them at your disposal for better website design, I'm loving every minute of it #fun #websitedesign


  1. Introduction

  2. Badges of Recommendation

  3. Galleries

  4. Videos

  5. Audiobooks

  6. Instagram, Pinterest and Facebook Feeds

  7. You Tube stuff

  8. Files and GIFs

  9. Image manipulation

  10. Internal databases for unique stuff (Content Mgt)

  11. Velo

  12. Editor X

  13. Shops

  14. Blogs

  15. Tracking data - Clarity, Google Analysis etc.

  16. Dynamic pages

  17. Transparent videos

  18. Lightbox

  19. Multi lingual

  20. Hashtags

  21. Blog Writers & Featured Blogs

  22. Tables

  23. The End


Here I am going to show you what really is the art of the possible in the ever changing world of website design and development, back in the day (helps early 70s #confession time) everything was linear and unique, as the development concept evolved things like Jackson structured programming (JSP) and Easytrieve developed the concept of "generic" development methodologies to enable much more sharing of design and development and that in my case has evolved through both generic editors such as Moonfruit to now WIX and what is probably the world leading "self" development editing tool of Editor X. Note back in the days of JSP it was well before the concept of a web site and website design was invented. However, in my humble opinion not everything can be automated, and it is the creative skills and ability to spot visually attractive website design opportunity that KeefH Web Designs (currently i.e., me) will add to the website design and development process that my experience and know how bring to the party for you. My examples here on the site will hopefully illustrate some of the website design opportunities for you as you make up your mind.

My USP (unique selling point) is " The HOME of Great Website Design, cutting edge professional high-quality website design at affordable prices with a lasting impact. For all your Small Businesses, you can buy a Service "

KHWD photo art image used extensively

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Here are some of the Certifications I have already received #proud #trumpetblowing #whynot

KeefH Web Designs Main Certification by WIX
KHWD Main Certification by WIX for website design

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There are all manner of types of image gallery that are possible from "grid to slider", and here are each of those in turn featuring Service offerings on the KeefH Web Designs website designs site elsewhere just to show what is possible. It at least shows you what you can chose that best fits what you need to "show off".

So we have in menu form

  1. Grid

  2. Masonry

  3. Collage

  4. Thumbnails

  5. Slideshow

  6. Panorama

  7. Columns

  8. Slider



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Here is an example of the website design videos you can add either loading up your own but that uses a lot of data space or embedding from one of the many outlets for video, i.e. you tube, vimeo etc. etc. .

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You can have them as SoundCloud entries , just the spoken word or attached to your favourite slideshows and videos as a voice over, here are some examples to enhance your website design

Use the counter in the top left hand side to see how many videos there are in your playlist and if you so wish expand to see all of them and them chose one that takes your fancy #youtube #enjoy

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Using social media to promote and advertise your products, services and web site offering is a great way to communicate with others. I can provide any of those based upon whatever social media outlets you use or belong to.

There are apps to embed the feeds from the 3 social medias listed here and may well be more in the future. To look at my examples and se if any or all work for you go to the HOME page and use the side bar to scroll to them

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Playlists, Videos with an audio book overlay , basically whatever you want or indeed use ones you already have, up to you, it can be done, here is an example of one of KeefH Web Designs playlist to demonstrate what you can do on a website with You Tube videos

Use the counter in the top left hand side to see how many videos there are in your playlist and if you so wish expand to see all of them and them chose one that takes your fancy #youtube #enjoy

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You can have both on your site, here are some examples but the possibilities are endless

Then one thing you do have to be careful of is its size with respect to FILES as whatever you wish to allow download of on your size first has to be loaded to your site and will use up available data space, so my suggestion would be keep it small

loyalty pdf
Download PDF • 779KB

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I achieve this via a variety of methods, but can certainly achieve most of the things you could ever want to do with any images you supply, from black and white, portrait edge fading, colour enhancement, background replacement, frames, text addition etc. etc. just ask, if I've not seen it before I'm sure with the vast number of tools at my disposal I will be able to satisfy your request and if not I will find a tool that will help.

Here are a couple of examples of stuff I have done

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It is possible to set up almost any content database with numbers, text, images, links, Boolean yes / no buttons etc. etc. although there are in fairness a limited set of data attribute types available (currently) but its still pretty extensive for most uses.

Here is my example contents database

KHWD example content data based on my websites developed
example content data based on my websites developed

You can then link that database to a designed repeater entry to populate the fields you have included there which means in future you can just change the data which will dynamically adjust the page(es) that include the populated repeater

See my repeater example here, suggest clicking on the image to see the latest version of this repeater for ALL my websites. See also Dynamic Pages which used in conjunction with Velo code , or not as the case might be will enable you to achieve your specific aims if you need something out of the ordinary and allow you to maintain the data.

Locating the Content and Dynamic pages examples

Here is a list of the available field types I can use for you within a contents database, i have not tried them all but have used quite a few in the examples here on the website, but have no worries that all are usable within a repeater set of dynamic pages and can be further refined with Velo code if need be #cookingongas #suckingupdiesel

image of of available field type i can use for you in a contents database
list of available field type i can use for you in a contents database

There are some limitations in the field types, e.g., under video it is not possible to dynamically link to a transparent video. These are the sort that can run over the top of your page background and cleverly show what you want. These have to be applied using VideoBox.

See Dynamic page example here and use the side index to find "transparent"

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This is WIX's additional JavaScript development tool to add onto your website and do the stuff that you just can't do any other way, it can result in some deeply techy stuff so if you don't have to do it the simple message is don't, I have found through learning that sometimes it is incredibly difficult to analyse and debug an issue if it is not self-evident. Although there is a whole forum of other Velo developers out there at your fingertips often if they haven't done this thing you are trying to do, then it won't help. Still to #simples preferably

Here's an example of something I did in the very early days but I'm still learning, I'm sure it is quite a powerful tool to have in your armory.

See also Contents Management and Dynamic Pages which are in my humble opinion intrinsically linked

KHWD Velo practice screenshot
Velo practice

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The bees-knees of responsive website design taking your site to the next level but it comes at a price. I have only just scratched the surface of this development tool but it does seem mighty powerful. More information is available on the web if you are interested, just google it. So my offering which is an add-on is written up in more detail here.

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This is pretty straight forward stuff, I have 2 examples you may wish to look at, haven't quite yet worked out how to have a mobile API interface to allow folk to add and maintain their own products but I will #challenge

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Likewise this is pretty straight forward stuff, I have 2 examples you may wish to look at. Indeed this blog is part of that example.

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It is always useful to see how your customers are looking at your site, a form of feedback for you and which pages they are looking at and from where, for how long, and how often. There are a variety of things that enable this, not least the Visitor map but Google , WIX and Microsoft Analytics tools. The newest of which is Clarity which enables you to capture and review the keys a visitor has pressed on your site via something called a Heatmap. I can definitely aid you in this on your website as have masses of experience in this sort of analysis over the year. If you want to see more use the button and the side bar for "Analysis", thanks for looking

You may also want to have a look at the shop item on this, I can definitely help take the technical confusion away for you

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This is pretty powerful and enables you to link both a "repeater" designed template to say an item list but there are many template examples that can be used which enables one to fashion web pages that are different from the generic SHOP and BLOG pages, indeed with Velo you can tailor them even further but what you can do without dropping into the depths of coding is pretty useful in itself. Here is one of my examples , see also Contents Management

and Velo Note the second example is at the item level and results from clicking the "read more button" it is also fully dynamic, maybe take a look

Image of KHWD's Dynamic Pages Example
Dynamic Pages Example
Image of Dynamic pages example at the lower Item Level
Dynamic pages example at the lower Item Level

Locating the examples of Contents databases and dynamic pages which are intrinsically linked

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There are various predefined option for your use but each of those is also easily configurable to your own desire... i.e backgrounds to colour / image or video, central images can be tailored and linked to another page, action boxes can be altered BUT the standard offerings are around Welcome / Subscriptions / Promotions, clearly if you want something else I'm sure I can work out how to do it quite quickly, it doesn't feel very complex #lightbox Here is my example which is hooked to the award logo on the home page

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Now added in principle to this site and allows folk in other countries who speak a different language (In principle) to view your (nad my) site(s) in their own language, note I suspect some words will not translate correctly rather like Google translate I still need test this with a VPN tool to pretend I am elsewhere to see if it really works before offering it as an option #challenge #comingsoon #totest

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These can be used liberally throughout your Blogs, not sure about the rest of the site as yet, to act rather like another form of category, certainly for Blogs it will show you all Blogs with that hashtag included, quite a useful way of grouping at least Blogs together, need test other mechanisms like open site text and shop entries. Will let you know once I know #totest

Also note that at the end of each blog you have the tags

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You can set up as many different Blog Writers as you wish, and then when you come to publish your Blog under General settings change the writer to whoever from your list you would like to.

If you want a blog to appear in your featured Blogs which you can embed and show anywhere on your site then slide across the slider, it defaults when you create a blog to not be set.

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change writer and/or set as a featured blog

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There are 2 types of tables you can have, one in "open" website pages with multi functionality, the other within a blog which has a specific structure and set of limitations which are particular to the Blog functionality.

Tables within a BLOG enable you to have as many rows and columns as you wish, unfortunately even though you can control the width of each column on a slider you cannot adjust the font size which defaults to your site paragraph text height which means in mobile view sometimes it looks a little large, oh well, it is what it is, I spent quite a while sorting that. One great thing though is that you can insert almost anything, image, video, html, SoundCloud item, file, GIF etc. etc. into a column entry in your table.

Here is an example of what you can do on non-Blog pages within your site

Here is an example of what you can do within a blog post table as well as inserting text and all the obvious functionality that comes with a text field.

Have a look at the Travel Routes table on the motorhome-travels site which has a dynamic table attached to reference all blogs with route videos, it is eminently configurable and luxuriant. Scroll down to the TICK LIST, this is an embedded table and is a good example of the Art of the Possible.

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