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Set Up Good Looking Squeeze Pages Visitors Will Adore ! Part One

June 30th, 2009 . by Anup

Would you be a Dear and hand over your email Quietly ? I’m out of Bullets

Hello People

Its Tuesday here and I’m seriously excited. I have no idea why though. Maybe its Carlos Xuma’s “Alpha Manifesto” or his “Social Skills” Cd’s. Those are good by the way. They’re also Scary. There’s one thing I have decided to do today.

I’m going to Mugg & Beans. The one in Spinney’s Abu Dhabi Khalidiya .

Sit down (hopefully)

Order Bottomless Coffee ( Dhs 11 and you can keep refilling till the end of time )

Work on my Squeeze Pages while there. ( Booyeah )

Yes. Fun and strange the experience should be.

Moving on …

Here’s a Technique I use. This is easy to pull off and you don’t need to know Html, Css or any of that stuff. Most importantly it gives you way more decent results compared to the free squeeze pages templates you would come across online.

Now granted its not all about a pretty looking page. This is something I came up with out of necessity. My programming skills are almost non existent but my design skills are downright horrible. This technique is not Black hat or illegal . Atleast It shouldn’t be considered that way. Okay I’ll admit this technique is a bit funny. But it doesn’t break any laws. So here Goes.

Basically We’re using the already beautiful web pages. In other words we’re going to use Pages we like. Preferably those of large Wonderful corporations or companies. Famous well off marketers will do Great too. I can’t help but see this in a funny light but its not that bad. Unless we were to take the page as is and literally pretend to be them .Now that would be bad.

What we are doing is taking their layout and font choices because they are awesome. We are not going through the process of starting from scratch. You cannot take copyright logos , pictures that are not Free … that would be downright plagiarism. This happens a lot on the Internet. Professionals don’t exactly by heart the entire markup language and every tag in existence. They reuse previous design’s. Its a pain typing all that up for no reason. Besides …

Imitation is the sincerest of flattery.
Charles Caleb Colton, Lacon, volume I, no. 183 (1780 – 1832)
If the Webmaster / Web designer explicitly says not to use his/her stuff. Don’t.

So I’m going to discuss a few ways I would go about doing this.

A Favourite of mine to Use is the readme.html page that comes with WordPress. Once you complete an installation of WordPress Blog on your site you are taken to the readme.html page. Most of you probably don’t remember it . I’ve removed the links and uploaded it for you guys to see.

Click Here to See It. The link should open in a New Window.

So when you come across a Page you like on the Internet. See if it ends with ” .html “. If it does save it. When Saving , save as type “Webpage Complete”.

This does not mean everything other type of page can’t be recreated or used. We are merely keeping it simple here. Its sometimes is hell Recreating others.

Now Saving as WebPage complete will save any files the .html page needs to load correctly offline. In other words, when you’re not connected to the Internet, you can open your browser and view the .html page and everything will load as is. It should look exactly like you were online.

Then download a Free Html editor called “ KompoZer “. You can get it Here .

Download the stable version. Click on the appropriate file depending on your operating system.

Once you install it. Start the Program.

Open the saved .html file in Kompozer . You should be able to see it as it would appear in your browser. Look under the tab “View” at the top left side. Under View – Preview and Design should be selected. You are now ready to edit the Page the way you want it to be.

I’ll stop here now. The Post is getting a bit long.

More on this next Post…

But you should be Fine for Now.

As Always

Have a Great Day

3 Responses to “Set Up Good Looking Squeeze Pages Visitors Will Adore ! Part One”

  1. My partner and I really enjoyed reading this blog post, I was just itching to know do you trade featured posts? I am always trying to find someone to make trades with and merely thought I would ask.

  2. Sure . Has to be relevant though.

  3. Nice site, nice and easy on the eyes and great content too.

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