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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...

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...

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 Most Law Firm Websites Don't Work - And How To Improve Them

You never get a second chance to make a first impression." This maxim is true for many things in life, none more so than a website. While most law firms are professional in their day-to-day business operations, many still haven't learned that a website that's poorly designed can damage...

Web-Safe Fonts For Your Site

Choosing the right typeface for your website copy is important, since it will affect the way your readers perceive your page (serious and formal, or friendly and casual). Aside from this, there are also important usability concerns...

Top 10 Tips For Outsourcing Success

Entrepreneurs and small businesspeople are always looking for creative ways to accomplish more of their business goals for less money. One strategy that can help you save time, money and frustration as you start and build your business is to outsource as much work as possible to service providers......

Fonts: Choosing Wisely

Choosing a font is something that most of us give little thought to. After all, most fonts are more or less the same, right? Let's face it, most writing is presented in a stock-standard font like Times New Roman or Arial.

A Guide To Good Web Page Design

The whole object of getting on the web is to get noticed. Of course, you want good notices, not bad notices. One way to assure yourself of bad notices is to have poorly designed web pages. And believe me, bad pages will get you noticed, most likely by resources like