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More materials by author Daniel Piechnick

If you're one of the many people who are setting up, or about to setup, their first website, here's some important information that will help you get started. If you're already an experienced webber, you probably know most of this, and learned it the hard way, like I did.
This article goes into some of the legitimate strategies for dealing with link exchange programs, getting people to add a link to your site on their page, and increasing your Google Page Rank, by gaining links from other sites.
Ever visited a site and wondered "what am I supposed to do?" Ever got lost in someone else's tangled web?
These topics represent the most common criticisms I have about sites I'm asked to review - both on the Pegaweb forums, and through emails I receive.
By using some Clouds, Noise, a few adjustment layers, and some ornaments, this tutorial demonstrates how to create a website with a very nice, sparkling, sepia effect.
This Adobe Photoshop tutorial goes through the steps to making a professional-looking website. This tutorial shows the steps I took to make a website for the fictitious (I hope) :) Piglet Factory.
This Adobe Photoshop tutorial shows how to use a displacement map to warp an image, and to cast light on the image in the right places. This process can be used to create ribbons, curtains, banners, or anything else that bends or waves.
Large areas on your page which are monotone (a single colour) can look very drab. The best way to rectify this problem is by using a watermark. A watermark is a lightened area, as if someone had poured water onto it.
This tutorial demonstrates goes through all the steps of how to make a website with a realistic tiger skin texture in Photoshop. The topics covered include how to make the black stripes, textured fur, and header text.
If you'd like to design a site that's a bit more elegant than the standard business web design style, follow along with this tutorial, and make a nice, rustic, gold-embossed website.