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More materials by author Daniel Piechnick

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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A lot of websites look unprofessional because the designer has tried too hard to make the graphics look good, without knowing what they're doing. If they just hadn't tried as hard, the site would have looked a whole lot better.
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.