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Thou Shalt Obey Web Design Rules

They are actually more like guidelines, really, but writer Jim Edwards did a nice job of assembling Ten Commandments of web design for new and experienced webmasters alike.

GM Shifts into High Gear for Branded Entertainment

The auto blogs are revved up about GM’s involvement in the upcoming Transformers movie.

The Practicalities of Accessible, Commercial Web Design

I have read with interest recent articles containing hints and tips for cutting corners when it comes to making your site accessible to all.

How to Tell if a Google Deal Means Anything

We already know why Google announces so many useless partnerships, or at least one fringe benefit for the company, which is to signify that everyone is on its side, not Yahoo’s or Microsoft’s.

When To Let Go Of Your Website Designing Ideas

As hard as it may be, letting go of your website designing ideas and listening to the customer may actually be of benefit in the long run.

Landing Page Usability: More Than Just The Curiosity Factor
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A landing page is the page that visitors first see after becoming curious enough to click on a link to your site. The link may be found on search engine results pages, within a specifically-targeted email, on the site’s navigation toolbar or within another website.

Developing That Web Style

Cascading Style Sheet standards compliance resided at the base of many complaints about Internet Explorer; its developers have made efforts to follow the standards better with IE 7, and for good reason as CSS can make a web developer’s life easier.

The Need for Accessible Web Design
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Given the many excellent reasons to make provisions for disabled users when creating a web site, why do so many professionals in the web design industry ignore this important facet of the online community?

Advertising Week Needs to Focus on Future

The third annual Advertising Week kicks off September 25th in New York City.

Design Simplicity for Business Websites

Search engines don’t care about web design. People do. While search engines will not index a website for its great layout, but for the content, people will forget the website that has nothing distinctive about it.

Adobe Calls For Flash Design Entries

The inaugural Y Design Awards 2006, launched as part of the London Design Festival, will take submissions until September 6th.

Put Your Brand in the Customers’ Hands

Here are two interesting mobile phone developments that point to marketing opportunity.

Mobile Design: Quest Against Horizontal Scrolling

With upwords of 200 million currently active wireless subscribers in the United States alone, and with mobile internet’s popularity increasing and accessibility improving, it’s no surprise that your website should be optimized to be viewed on mobile devices.

Coupons and Customers: Blog Jam 2006

Eked out two more posts for Fast Company’s Blog Jam 2006 before it came to a close.

Flickr TV?

Via PSFK, Time Warner is going to offer Flickrish capabilities to its digital cable and Road Runner high-speed internet subscribers.

Food and Astroturf: Blog Jam 2006

Day one of Fast Company’s Blog Jam has started interesting conversations at FC Now. Instead of cross posting, I will point you to my two contributions.

Understanding Vector and Raster Graphics

Choosing the right design, the right designer and the right graphics is essential. Selecting the right business, the right platform and the right time is crucial.

If you have an artistic hand but don’t know how to write, or you have beautiful voice and you don’t know how to sing, you may have a gift, but a paralyzed one.

You have a website and don’t know what its composition is; you have graphics and don’t know how they are designed; just the lack of this information you may lose your business.

What is XSL?

Remember the good old days, when the internet consisted of nothing more than a few simple websites formatted in basic HTML? Web design was so easy.

Don’t Let Web Design ASPeeve You Off

There are numerous sites that contain various articles and tutorials that can explain and teach everything from basic ASP to advanced dynamic manipulation of internet information and user interfaces.

Tips on How to Redesign a Large (Dynamic) Website

Redesigning large dynamic websites can either be easy or problematic. Read how you can redesign your large website easily and efficiently.

Kids and Mobile Marketing

PSP-toting kids can receive RSS feeds. Mobile phone cameras can narrowcast video straight to TV.