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Getting your web site to look right can sometimes be a hair-pulling experience. Even for professional web designers! I can only imagine how frustrated many newbies can get.
Let me share with you some of the common problems in designing a well-functioning web site. If you haven’t made these mistakes yet – trust me: you will! Keep this troubleshooting guide handy for when you need it.
Good document design helps readers find and understand information more quickly. It can help organizations and company save time and money. Therefore, before you begin writing, and again before writing your final draft, consider these tips for making your document’s design aid in the clarity of your communication.
When starting a Web business, most people choose a topic for their Web site and then look for products and affiliate programs related to that topic. In this article, I suggest searching for a group of related affiliate programs first, then designing your Web site around those programs.
“Use a Search Box instead of a link to a Search page.”
This is one guideline from the plethora of recently created usability guidelines to help designers produce more usable web sites. It makes sense. After all, there are more than 42 million web sites on the Internet. It should be simple to study these sites and put together a list of “do’s” and “don’ts” that, when followed, will produce easy-to-use sites.
When I was a young and inexperienced web designer, I was once asked what made a great web design. I blithely responded with something like “lots of cool graphics and moving objects!” I cringe when I remember this particularly dreadful moment in my life. My real concern, however, is with aspiring web designers today. I am an avid participant in online discussion forums and hear and deal with this issue plenty.
Are people visiting your web site but not buying? This may be a sign and the time to do some redesign of your web site. Often you are so close to what you have created, that you can’t see obvious design mistakes. I often do the same when writing an article – everything looks fine when I have finished, yet when I review it the next day and I’m amazed at how many mistakes I have made.
If you’d like to do business on the Internet, launching a quality web site is an absolute must. Learning how to design your own web site can be a little intimidating. However, there is a wealth of free information available on the Internet to assist you.
With the proliferation of the J2EE platform as a platform of choice for server-side applications, the need for sharing of developers’ experience and availability of reusable designs has become very crucial. In this article, we will get to know some of the reusable designs that can be used for improving the performance of a J2EE application. For the benefit of those who are not familiar with design patterns, a brief description is given at the beginning before delving into the details. For further details on design patterns in general, the reference section at the end of this article will be useful.
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It is the best of times and the worst of times. Life as a web or graphic arts freelancer can be both rewarding and tough. On one hand is the indescribable pleasure of be able to charge what you’re worth; on the other is the often frustrating task of getting paid what you’re owed.
Easily, one of the biggest mistakes webmasters make when first starting out on the web is in the design of their site. This is extremely understandable, considering that, in the brick and mortar world, a business’s success is often dependent on it’s appearance. The more money put into the look and design of a business, the better it often does.
“Form follows function” is a term coined by the Bauhaus of the 20’s and 30s to describe how a building or object’s appearance (such as a chair) should be dictated by its purpose. Although the Bauhaus philosophy of design has had many successes and some dramatic failures, its application to web design has been more conceptual than applied. In other words, most web authors prefer to design with their creation’s aesthetics in mind and not just it’s function.
Designing a WAP site requires a slightly different approach from designing a conventional Internet site; here we take a look at some of the considerations required for designing a WAP site. I have broken this down into three areas; Site Content, Delivery Medium and Usability.
Consider a situation where you have started a site that has a few pages. As the site becomes popular, you keep adding more and more pages to the site. So far, so good. Then you realize that your site could do even better if you added another section to the site. Once the section has been completed, you now need to make it accessible from all the pages of your site. With a few hundred pages to your site, you can well imagine the task ahead of you.