Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Colorado Divorce Laws

To be eligible to apply for dissolution of one’s marriage under Colorado Divorce Laws, either of the spouses must have been a resident of the state of Colorado for at least 90 days prior to filing the case. The only legal ground for dissolution of marriage as per Colorado divorce laws is that the marriage relationship is irredeemably damaged and not capable of restitution.

Legal separation

If both spouses agree, then Colorado divorce laws permit a legal separation in lieu of divorce. There will be legal separation agreement that will bind the spouses and it will contain provisions for the maintenance of either spouse, the division of property and segregation of parental responsibilities if there are children.

Mediation or Arbitration

Mediation or Arbitration is another alternative to seeking a divorce action under Colorado Divorce Laws. Arbitration means the involvement of a neutral third-party to decide on the divorce petition. The arbitrator may be selected jointly by both the spouses or appointed by the court. Arbitration method is preferable if the spouses wish to save time and money.

Mediation, on the other hand, is a good alternative to the cumbersome litigation procedure of Colorado Divorce Laws. In mediation, the parties meet in the presence of a neutral third person who assists in negotiating a mutually acceptable solution. One has to clearly understand the distinction between an arbitrator and a mediator. A mediator is not empowered to make decisions about the dispute. He or she will only play the role of a facilitator and put forth to the sparring spouses different solutions.

Granting of Alimony

Alimony will be granted under Colorado Divorce laws either as a temporary or permanent measure. There is a particular mathematical formula whereby if the parties' combined annual gross income is less than seventy-five thousand dollars, the court may apply a presumptive formula to determine the level of maintenance. The monthly amount of temporary maintenance shall be equal to forty percent of the income of the party with higher monthly adjusted gross earnings minus fifty percent of the lower income party's monthly adjusted gross income. As regards the alimony to be paid after the dissolution of marriage, the Colorado Divorce laws have certain laid-down parameters for calculation.

Property Distribution

Since Colorado prides itself as an "equitable distribution" state, the Colorado Divorce Law enjoins that marital property shall be divided between the spouses in an equitable fashion. The court will interfere and decide on property distribution only if the sparring couple fails to reach a settlement outside the court. There are certain well- conceived procedures for property distribution and the courts will decide in accordance with such practices.

Child Custody

The Colorado Divorce Law envisages the custody of the child may be awarded to either parent based on the best interest of the child as per the court’s view. The child’s preference, if the child is sufficiently grown up. The basic considerations will be - the willingness of the parent to assume responsibility for bringing up the child and arrange contact between the child and the other parent. There are also certain other similar parameters the court will apply before granting custody to either parent.

Friday, March 20, 2009

Static Content Dynamic content

After having decided to build a web site, there is a list of other decisions that you have to take for the best possible business out of it. One of the most tricky questions that might haunt you big-time is “Whether I need a Static Web Page or a Dynamic Web Page”. Before taking a decision, read on for a rough idea about the two, and I am sure, it will decrease your confusion manifolds.


As the name suggests, Static web page may be quoted as the one that does not usually change, whereas the Dynamic web page on the other hand would refer to the one that is under a constant change. Speaking a little more technically, dynamic content has to be programmed and is slated into the category of the information which is constantly updated by an automatic process or by the visiting readers. But a static content is added manually and does not fall under a section or a category, and hence cannot be added to blogs. It is usually a stand alone page.

For a Dynamic content following parameters hold importance:

1) Query Parameters: meaning content from a database

2) Search engines are not able to index dynamic content

3) Best suited for e-commerce sites or the ones that need perpetual additions and subtractions in the content.

4) Languages usually used are: PHP, ASP, JSP, AJAX,

5) Not very cache friendly

6) It is usually costlier

For static content following parameters hold importance:

1) Hard coding on page. It does not come from a database


2) Search engines have no problems in indexing static content.


3) It is usually preferred in those cases where the content does not need a regular updating.


4) Basically HTML pages are used

5) Cache friendly

6) It is comparatively cost effective

After having the basic knowledge about the two content management systems, it is essential to zero in your choice by looking at all the needs of your website. Even though majority of the people would tell you that a dynamic content web page is the best for the true promotion of the site primarily because of its umpteen features, gripping graphics and fascinating templates. But then, static content too has its own positive points and can be considered as a priority by some.


It is essential to know the audience of your site, and furthermore, what you want into it, and most importantly, weight the pros and cons of both the content management systems to decide upon the matter.


Static web pages are used:


In simple page sites used in small business whose content does not change with time.


Example:

A company website that offers its main work areas and the contact numbers.


Dynamic web pages are used:

In e-commerce sites, or where the data is changing rapidly.

Automated sites

Example: eBay , Google maps etc

Dynamic web pages may be considered as the combination of three different aspects:

1. Content

2. Interface

3. Business process links with each other.

It primarily connects these three different components to build a web page.

Basic functioning of a dynamic site:


The data is extracted out from a database. It is then converted into a file with the help of a set of programs (called CGIs) (on-the-fly).


Advantages of a dynamic web page:


1) It is easy to maintain
2) The best part is its personalization which makes it more attractive.

Disadvantages of a dynamic web page:

1) Costly.
2) Due to personalization, it is not very cache friendly
3) Needs programming.
4) Basic functioning of a static site:
5) Files programmed in HTML are made as web pages.


Advantages of a static web page:


In a static content, because the web pages are individual files, it is easy to keep their record in a folder and hence making their upload simple as well. This also helps to keep a backup of the website in case of any fear of loss of data.
1) They are comparatively cost effective.
2) They can be previewed offline, to judge whether they are perfectly designed or need further improvements.
3) They are, as stated above cache friendly

Disadvantages of a static web page:

It can quite become difficult to maintain them when the volume of pages has become excessively large as the input is entirely manual. The maximum page number limit for an easy maintenance is around 90-100.

It lacks the personalization factor, and thus might be less appealing. The best and the most widely chosen option that kills the debate between static or dynamic is the static-dynamic web site. These are basically the HTML pages which are rotated and rebuilt with varying content. This gives you a dynamic content in the form static HTML files hence grabbing all the advantages of both the systems for a better performance.



Saturday, December 13, 2008

Google Friend Connect Launched

After official announcement in May 2008, Google Friend Connect has finally been launched. This new Google tool enables users to share news and views and stay connected on a social bookmarking feature. You can use it through an Open ID feature and it can be accessed through your account in any network like Facebook, Myspace or Yahoo.

See more in this video.

Website Innovations turn Visitors into Customers

ToCall Us.com has introduced an innovative "live chat" web site communication's tool that enables for quicker direct communications between web site surfers, consumers and business representatives.


The website feature called Click2Call online feature was created to allow customers to visit web sites and speak directly with company representatives immediatelyon the phone or through computers by simply clicking on a pop-up box.


A major challenge for today's business owners and sales managers is engaging the online visitor and reducing web site abandonment. New VOIP, "click to call" technology solution called ToCallUs.com An innovative web site feature brings personal contact to any online business while increasing sales,marketing, and promotional opportunities. "We got 30% more web visitor "interaction" and much needed feedback to our Customer Services Department that helped us grow our online business," observed a representative from AutosBuyPhone.com. Officials point out the Jupiter Research estimates customer engagement can be increased at least 20 percent with this program for less web abandonment.


"Online customers are demanding a more personal experience, and our Click2Call tool delivers just that," explained William Tucker, president of ToCallUs.com. "web site abandonment had been a concern."


"In a sense, we are adding voice to our Web site," Tucker continued.


Plus, an important feature for after hours visitors and Sunday shoppers is the 24 hour "call capture" and National CALL Center. The call center takes personal messages for the business and delivers the message via email,text and PDA. for easy "follow up." "Click2Call has paid for itself many times over!," client Katrine Karley of www.AbsoluteHarmonyfengshui.com. The cost for Click2call is only 29.95per month with 200 free minutes. National Call Center, icon customization and easy installationservices are available


A brief informative DEMO can be heard by calling 1.877.301.1776
www.ToCallUs.com has additional samples and more information about Click2Calll

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Be specific about Blogs

Much has been said and written about blogs. In a way there is nothing much left to explain. What is needed here is to understand the blogging concept well. Blog is the gift of 2nd generation web so it is needed to be as specific as possible. Blog is a collection of genres and the most effective tool of virtual communication.

Not all that is written is blog. A blog or weblog is a web entity which is written to mark a specific area of interest belonging to a specific genre. We find it in the form of journals, essays, articles and news & views.There was a time when writing on internet was considered to be a content writing - a purely informational concept. But with the shift in time there was a shift in writing styles on internet. Soon we got journals online. We then created our own e-books. And it started all from there itself – a genuine and 100% fruitful communicational concept called ‘Blogging’.

Thus a blog is a theme based writing which has come as a revolution for masses personally as well as professionally.In order to know blog well you have to be familiar with various blogging concepts and types.A blog is purely a media concept which can be of a specific type by its media incorporation. It totally depends on how the content is delivered or presented. It can never have a primary approach of definition but it can always have a type-the secondary definition.

For e.g. a video blog is known as vlog or a blog which has link is called link log or one with photos is called photoblog.Sometimes definition of blog is also based on the device used to frame it. The best example of these blogs is mobile blog.

In another type you can find that a blog is genre specific viz. political blog, travel blog, legal blog or tech blog.

But a blog type with legal or copyright issues is the building block of blog of any type. In this context it is defined as personal blog or business blog or cultural blog or the blog for any communicational purpose. Altogether there are different ways of approaching blog and giving it a specific type. To be more specific a blog has got different definitions (types) for different approaches.


Saturday, November 8, 2008

Will Your Website Cost a Fortune?

If you still haven’t thought of creating your own personal website, you are missing something truly important. If the cost of a website is hindering you, think twice. Even college students try out ways and means to get a domain of their own.

The first step is to get a registered domain name with a yearly nominal charge, say $10. The domain would then be hosted by a web hosting company for an annual rental fee, say something around $360. With this, the site is now a legitimate entity. The site would have a unique name of its own and a personalized e-mail ID.

The next step is to design and develop the site to suit your needs. A website can be created with a very low budget. If the web page mostly includes text, the cost to build the website would not be much – say $200. However, if it includes some animations, interactivity, dynamic web content, or complex graphics, it can be costly. With the cost though, an enthusiast web business entrepreneur can bargain a popular, user-friendly website and rake money.

Sometimes consultations are required for an optimum website design to go with the needs of the website. For instance, an e-commerce site would have a lot of dynamic codes while personal website would have static web pages with graphic slots incase personal photos need to be put up.

Once the website is developed, work is still not over. The website has to be optimized so that the newly created website secures top positions in search engines when a user types a relevant keyword. Optimizing websites is an intricate job which can be accomplished by experts.

Depending on the type of company you choose for optimizing your website or try out the endeavor yourself, the cost to build the website would vary. At the same time don’t forget to get the website included in the search engines.

To create a basic website, the cost of the site can go up to $1,000 or it can be a nominal amount of $50. For a sophisticated and complex website, a website designer can charge $10,000.

The website after all these steps may be up with a leading position in popular search engines. However, maintaining a website is as important as developing one. It is best to rope in regular visitors to the website as also get new ones. Many companies specialize in maintaining client websites for costs between $75 and $450 per annum.

The major work done by these companies are updated text and images, adding pages if necessary, keeping a track on rankings in top search engines, removing dead links, and monitoring load time of the website.

Websites build by professional designers need to be effective and appealing for the users. An amateur designer may also try out unique options using web building tools. The tools provide unique templates that can create wonders for you. Some of these tools are freeware while few others can be used with a price. Website building tools are up-to-date, user-friendly, and effective. The tools provide options to create interactive pages or simple HTML pages at no cost or very minimal charge.

If you are still wary about the website costs, try a freeware website building tool first and find out your hidden skills and talents. And, if the endeavor becomes frustrating, contact a designer with a decent quote to create an excellent website of your choice.



Sunday, September 28, 2008

Writing Online

Online writing has become quite a successful venture with the advent of the Internet. With information more easily available, almost everyone take part in this lucrative business.

If you are a beginner, you might want to try setting up your own website. Better yet, you can also try hosting your own blog sites like blogspot. Here you can display your flair for writing and make some money while you are at it. Your revenue will be primarily from Google-based ads that are content related to what you’re writing on.

There’s also a host of other websites like Hubpages, Groundreport.com, Triond.com, and Associated Content that allow you to write regularly on the Net. Your income will depend on the traffic that you fetch. And you will be paid via Paypal.

Online news writing is another area that many writers are taking to. Websites that promote news content pay a hefty amount for you to convert news items on Internet and rephrase it into your own words. This enables websites to publish the content without having to worry about issues like plagiarism and duplicate content. One of the popular sources used for this style of writing include AP style, and there are a myriad of sources to choose from including Reuters, CNN, BBC, and MarketWatch.

It might also be feasible to select a niche area for writing news. An example of this is business writing, which can include reports or summaries of stock market news, international financial markets, and monetary policy issues.

The trouble with having your own website is that you will have to be responsible for everything on it, whereas if you are working for a firm that is publishing content, you will be working primarily as a writer. Nonetheless, since most of these firms are based in the U.S., the payment will be in dollars, and this can be quite exciting as conversion factor allows for a fatter paycheck. In fact, the monthly income derived from writing for one or more sites can be higher than working in a traditional office. And one can even build this line of work into a home-based business.

Online writing has a character of its own since readers on the Web tend to have less attention span than those who read novels or books. The Internet community demands information that is fast and reliable. So, most of the writing will be short articles. Nevertheless, if it’s something interesting, you might be able to drive sufficient traffic to your article.