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The Importance Of A Good Header

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City SkylineFirst impressions are important - when you first see a city you've never been before, what do you notice? That's right, the skyline. Similarly, the first thing you see in the newspaper is the headline, and whenever you think of a TV show, you most likely think of the opening credits. People tend to assess things based on these first imp...
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Why Accessibility Is Easy

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DiscriminationAnti-discrimination legislation did not happen overnight. Indeed, the process of inclusion for citizens of all demographics has been on the agenda of governments, and human rights activists the world over for many years. It’s not a new agenda, most policy makers and corporate watchdogs actively encourage the employment and inclusion o...
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How important is a responsive website

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Responsive Web DesignAs more people are beginning to use mobile devices, like smartphones and tablets, for every task that used to be only capable on desktop, one thing has become clear: mobile is taking over Internet surfing. And, it's not even just surfing. It's everything from browsing social media outlets, checking emails and doing some online ...
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Why Website Templates Make Being A Webmaster More Efficient

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Professional Web DesignerThe acceptance of website templates as an alternative to website designing can be attributed to the ability of templates in improving the work efficiency of the webmaster. Of course, they also reduce the costs involved in setting up a website. Website templates have evolved over the years from simple HTML web page templates...
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Web design: Keep it clean

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Less is MoreWhen designing your website, remember one thing: Less is more. Some people make the mistake of filling up every pixel on their web page with a different image or graphic or piece of text. Not only does this usually look bad, but it greatly diminishes the chance that the visitor will be able to find a focal point. People don’t like being...
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How Do I Choose a Web Designer for My Business?

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How Do I Choose a Web Designer for My Business?With the proliferation of the world wide web and independent businesses, it is literally a 'jungle' out there when it comes to locating affordable website design services. If you don't know the difference between a web host and a website, how are you supposed to figure out which web design company will...
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Web Site Theme - Is Your Sites Theme Search Engine Friendly?

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Choosing Website DesignYour websites theme is very important to its success. When your site is indexed by search engines, they actually review your sites theme as well as other content. The theme must be carefully planned. Here are some tips for developing a proper web site theme that will make search engines happy as well. Choose a design that rev...
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Happy New Year 2020

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We would like to wish our clients, friends and family a Happy New Year. We hope the New Year brings you all you wish for yourselves and more. The New Year arrives with new ideas and hope for us to make our business and personal lives better and better. New Year’s Day we will open the new book.   All the pages are blank, so we have to fill them...
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Web Site Turn-Offs

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There are a number of ways guaranteed to turn-off visitors to your website. These are worth consideringas you either design a site, or revise a site. Turn-offs generally can be defined as anything that impedes the user from quick and easy (intuitive) use of your site. Turn-offs also are often the result of gratuitous use of technical 'bells and whistles'.

One of the major turn-offs is a sloooow loading site. There can be a number of contributing factors to this:

* Large graphics files (meaning the file size in bytes). Graphics files need to be optimised to reduce the file size to a minimum to enable them to travel through the Internet in minimum time.

* Splash Screens. These are often Flash graphics and can take a long time to 'load', especially where there is limited bandwidth. Bandwidth is the carry capacity of the Internet, the bigger the faster - a bit like comparing a fire hose and a garden hose. Unfortunately in Australia bandwidth tends to be at the smaller end of the scale. Splash screens also annoy repeat visitors, as they revisit the site and have to wait for the screen to load (not everyone knows how to properly Bookmark).

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Why Choosing Form Over Function Kills Your Site

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User FriendlyNever put form over function. Why? Because it's crucial that visitors actually are able to USE your site. Everything you do must be designed to be as easy for the visitor to understand as possible. Everything should be functional first.If you put form before function, you sacrifice your visitor's best interest for your own preferences....
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