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Add Your Voice To Your WebSite


With millions of web sites out there, how can you make yours stand out? Many experts suggest putting a picture of yourself on your home page to add warmth and create a feeling of trust. They suggest visitors feel more comfortable knowing there's a real person behind the otherwise anonymous web site...
 

Exclusive Website Review: Webagent007.com "Site of the Month"


The website www.webagent007.com has been appointed as "Site of the Month" (November 2004 ) at Web Design Library. Webagent007.com Home Page Upon first entry into this Flash site, the user is transported to a fantasy world comprised of a destructive combination of Asian anime style and Futurist...
 

Text Vs Pictures: Shedding Light On The Debate


What's more important to your web site: pictures or text? If you have an ecommerce web site, you need the answer to that question. Your profits depend on it.
 

Websites Require Flexible Not Fixed Design


A website needs to be flexible. It needs to be able to change as the organization changes. The more change within the organization the more flexible the website needs to be. Too many websites are still being designed from a print perspective; as if they were some once-off brochure.
 

50 Surefire Web Design Tips


Tips to brand your website:
· Include your logo in all pages. Position it at the top left or each page.
· Complement your logo with a tagline or catchy sentence that summarizes your business purpose. For example "Always low prices" is the tagline for Wal-Mart.
· Create a favicon...
 

Images For The Web


I've talked a lot about the need for speed. Specifically, the importance of your web pages loading quickly. Images are the number one culprit. Like a vampire, they are seductive and at the same time suck the life out of your site...
 

Avoiding Design Pitfalls


Design projects can sometimes be pretty intimidating especially if you are new at it. It seems that today anyone can aspire to be a designer armed with a fast computer and the right software. But design is not simply coming up with a few clever ideas on the screen and handing the finished word...
 

Design Patterns - An Evolutionary Step To Managing Complex Sites


When your organization's web site or intranet has hundreds of contributors, how do you ensure that every page is high quality and extremely usable? Especially, if these contributors have never designed a web page before? This is a problem that many of our clients are facing...
 

Building Printer Friendly Pages


Your site looks like it's working perfectly. You've tested it with several different browsers under various resolutions. The HTML complies with the standards and your CSS is impeccable. Even if all of the above statements are accurate, everything still might not be the way it should...
 

Why Pop-Ups Are Pop-Bad


Not too long ago, seeing a pop-up ad appear meant that you were either on a page that distributed illegal software or looking at something that isn't suitable for the eyes of under 18-year-olds. Back then, pop-ups were seen as an annoying but inseparable part of the Web's dark side...