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Exclusive Website Review: "Site of the Month"

The website has been appointed as "Site of the Month" (November 2004 ) at Web Design Library. 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.

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...

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.

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...

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...

The Importance Of Compatibility

Have you ever looked at a web site that wasn't quite right? Perhaps the content didn't fit properly in a frame or the text was all skewed across the page? Or even worse, you get error messages for parts of a site that just won't load in your browser, yet your colleagues can see it perfectly?

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...

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...