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Optimizing Gif Images For The Web


Images are an integral part of the "web experience". Without them a web page looks really dull; however, I have frequently come across web sites where the images take such a long time to load that I either go off to sleep or employ the most frequently used button of the browser - "Back"! Opt...
 

The Nine Pillars Of Successful Web Teams


Every Web team has its own take on dividing up roles and responsibilities and implementing processes for design and development. Formal titles, job descriptions, and reporting structures can vary widely. But the best teams I've encountered have one important thing in common: their team structure an...
 

Using SSI's To Ease Site Maintenance


Before building a site, every webmaster has to make a decision on what layout method to use. Most seem to go with either a frame or a table-based layout, the latter being more popular in these days. While both of these have their advantages and disadvantages, a frame-based site is usually easier ...
 

Design Your Home Page To Motivate Prospective Buyers To Explore Your Web Site


Generally you get only one chance to grab your visitorsĀ¹ attention. Use these four easy steps to compel prospective buyers to explore your web site. Step 1. Headline Start your home page with a compelling, benefit-oriented headline, followed by a subheadline. Example: Enhance Your Com...
 

Web Design And Marketing Mistakes


Does your Web site make any of these mistakes? Any of these mistakes will reduce your Web sales.
 

Smart Design, An Explanation


As many of you already know designing your own website can seem easy with all the programs & tools available to us today. A quick surf of the web will show you many examples of what is produced when the inexperienced experiment with the complicated task of designing a website. Sometimes I shake my h...
 

Optimize Your Graphics For A Fast Loading Site


Heavy graphics cost you money and traffic. They cost you money because heavy graphics require both significant storage space and bandwidth. Since your web host will usually give you a limited amount of storage space and a maximum data transfer allowance, heavy graphics can cause you to exceed those ...
 

Do-It-Yourself Web Design For Home-Based Businesses


Home-based businesses need a strong web presence to combat the inflated advertising and marketing budgets of their larger competitors, but establishing that presence through a professionally designed and developed web site may not be an affordable option. In many cases, the only cost-effective way t...
 

Improve Your Web Site Design With A Fancy Font


Have you ever tried to design your web site with a beautifully selected font, only to realize that most folks don't have it installed on their computer? This means your web page won't look great to the majority of your viewers. They will only see the font they have on their own computers. T...
 

Art Comes Much Later


One does not hire an architect to design a building until the function of the structure is clearly defined. First one needs to know what will go into it and what is to be accomplished within it. A restaurant business does not have the same needs as those of a machine shop. Why then, do so many ne...