November has been a very busy month.
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
I also wish all of you a safe, happy and healthy holiday
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
Success Stories / Testimonials –
Downtown Langley Merchants Association
What do you want to see?
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.
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
- 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.
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
This letter serves as a testimonial to the fantastic work
that Sue has provided for us throughout the creation of
Her creativity, expertise and unexhausting patience has
left me with peace of mind and our association with a fabulous
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
Langley Merchants Association
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.
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.
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!
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
Any suggestions, comments or recommendations on what you
would like to see in this newsletter, please pass it on to
Thanks and happy reading!