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Keep Your Navigation Consistent!

One of the single most important aspects of effective navigation is consistency. Why? There's a simple reason.

Keep Your Navigation Simple!

Navigation must be simple. Since it's the backbone of your site, it's imperative that visitors be able to understand it. Here are two tips on how to make simplicity a reality in your site:

Keep Your Navigation Highly Visible

Effective navigation stands out. It's clear, obvious, and highly visible.

Questions to Ask When Designing a Website for Clients

Questions to ask when designing a Web Site for your client (s).

Immutable Laws Of Effective Navigation - Part 1

The first immutable law of effective navigation: It's gotta be readily available.

Is A Picture Really Worth a Thousand Words?

The great debate: how much copy you should have on your site, particularly on the home page?

Choosing Form Over Function Kills Your Site

Never put form over function. Why? Because it's crucial that visitors actually be 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.

Leave Those Links Blue!

Don't mess with those links! When you're designing your site, you should leave your text links in their natural state--blue and underlined. We all want to be creative and not do the bland, expected, normal thing. We want to change our links to red, green, yellow, even black--anything but blue. And we have the urge to take off those underlines.

Why Dot-Coms Fail - a Webmasters Perspective

Everyday we hear that another company goes out of business.

A Great Banner Only Needs Simple Things

To create your own great banner, you only need five (5) simple things:

When Your Graphic Designer Costs You Money

So how do you know when your graphic designer costs you financially and emotionally?

You Too Can Have Fun With Sepia Images!

If you are one of those who wonder how people come up with the cool looking sepia tone prints that you admire so much. If you are doubling up with jealousy over a sepia tone, here, we will give you tips on how you could achieve this sepia tone, too. Ready up your Photoshop software program, your PC and prepare to have fun with sepia! It?s time that they envy you, too.

A Crash Course on Graphic Philosophy 101

Novice and professional graphic designers, we are aware that you know the basic principles of graphic philosophy. But then, as workers of art ? though digital and graphic art already borders in commercial arts, there?s no harm in continuously improving our craft through constant study and practice, is there? Really great graphic designers I know have come to their status because of painstaking application and study of their past works.

Your Website Hurts My Eyes: 7 Reasons to Tone Down Your Advertising

So you're on the computer, as usual. Your eyes are smarting. Your back hurts. You want to jump in the car and sail down the highway with all the windows down and your hair flapping in the wind. But before you call it quits for the day, you have to look up just one more thing. Maybe it's web marketing, maybe you want to buy some artwork to hang in your office. Off to Google you go.

If Content is King who is Queen?

It's been said again and again, when it comes to getting people to visit your site (and stay there for more than 5 seconds), the quality of your content rules supreme. But once you've bowed to interest, saluted relevance and kow-towed to originality, who else must you pay homage to for recognition in the court of website stickiness?

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