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Sue's News

Issue 12 - Dec 2003

November has been a very busy month.

Toronto Seeker Web AwardThis month, Nordic Living Water Systems won an award!
They have won a Torontoseeker Web award that bases awards on such criteria as being user friendly, informative, unique and will visitors benefit from visiting your website. Congratulations NLWS!!

In the coming months, Sue Studios is going to launch a new holistic directory, The UNIVERSAL HEALING NETWORK (still under construction). If you are interested in assisting us, providing input or being listed, please contact Sue Studios at

I also wish all of you a safe, happy and healthy holiday season!

Featured Article – Adding Search Functionality To Your Site
Tip of the Month – Tips on Search Boxes- Don't Hide It!
New Websites - Soular Energy adds shopping cart!
Success Stories / Testimonials – Downtown Langley Merchants Association
Referral Program
What do you want to see?

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Featured Article

Adding Search Functionality To Your Site

Once you have a site that has a lot of information, your readers will want to be able to search the site for information....

Usability studies show us that more than half of all web users will go straight to the search box when they enter your site, rather than try to find information following your navigation links. They are not interested in looking around the site but rather in finding what they want as fast as possible.

You need a search engine on your website when your site... read full article.

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Tip Of The Month

Tips on Search Boxes- Don't Hide It!

  • If your site has search, put a search box on every page and in a consistent an easy to find location across your site.
  • Try to include a search box in the page itself, instead of just a text link that takes to a search page.
  • The search box shape is easily recognizable and users will find it much faster than a text link.
  • If the search is limited, let the user know.
  • Don't put two search boxes on a page, even if they search different areas of your site.
  • If you don't want to use a search box in all your pages, use a search box in your homepage and a link to the search page from your interior pages.
  • Try to make the search box wide enough (between 20 and 25 characters) to accommodate longer queries.
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New Websites

Soular Energy Holistic Health Enterprises – Sue Studios has been busy upgrading Soular Energy's website with a shopping cart. When your product list gets very long, having an online order form becomes a little unmanageable for the visitor. So it was time to move Soular Energy to the next step in moving towards online credit card processing. Using Mal's e-com free solution made this step an easy one - on Soular Energy and their pocket book.

For anyone who would like to know more about Mal's or would like Sue Studios to set up their products using Mal's, please contact us.

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This letter serves as a testimonial to the fantastic work that Sue has provided for us throughout the creation of our website.

Her creativity, expertise and unexhausting patience has left me with peace of mind and our association with a fabulous website.

Sue was easy to work with, extremely thorough, and to this day she continues to make new adjustments at our request in a timely and simplified manner.

I would recommend Sue Studios to any organization, large or small, who is looking for a web designer who will give you your monies worth and more.

Please feel free to call if you have any questions.


Teri James, Office Manager
Downtown Langley Merchants Association

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Referral Program

Sue Studios offers a great referral program!
The program will consist of:

  • $25 Cdn for a referred clients' site that is selected from the template packages or templates

  • $50 Cdn for a referred client's site that is over $1500

  • even more money for larger sites!

Check out our website for more details and to sign up.

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Esthe'tique Spa International Feb 9-10, 2004

Location: Convention Centre, Vancouver, BC
Description: The largest and most prominent aesthetics and Spa organization in Canada takes great pride in sending you a personal invitation to its upcoming and sought-after events regarding the following specialties: aesthetics, electrolysis, body care, hydrotherapy, balneotherapy, thalassotherapy, pressotherapy, massage therapy, lymphatic drainage, phytotherapy, aromatherapy, make-up, pedicure, manicure, and nail technique.

Tel: 866-772-7469

Vancouver Wellness Show Feb 13-15, 2004

Location: Convention Centre, Vancouver, BC
Description: Western Canada’s largest and most successful showcase of its kind. The impact of having varied and numerous health-related exhibitors, activities and seminars at one time, ensures a comprehensive program for everyone. The Wellness Show is the West Coast’s premiere event for all aspects of healthy and vital living!
Deadline for discount on booths available till Nov 21, 2003!

Tel: 604-983-2794

If you have any events that you think other practitioners such as yourself would be interested in attending, please send the details to me and we will include them in the next newsletter!

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Any suggestions, comments or recommendations on what you would like to see in this newsletter, please pass it on to me.

Thanks and happy reading!

Susan Chepelsky

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