Web Site Development - Planning a Site

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How to Build a Website: The Home Page

Plan your home page carefully when you build your website. The contents on your home page can determine whether people will dive into your other pages — or whether they stay on your website, at all! But [more…]

Borrowing Winning Web Site Ideas

All good Web sites grow and evolve. If you start with a strong design and pay close attention to some basic rules about interface, navigation, and style, you have a better foundation to build on. The following [more…]

Thinking Your Web Page Through

A Web page or Web site is basically a publication, though an interactive one. Thinking about a few simple principles now, before you start, can help make your Web page much more interesting and useful [more…]

Avoiding Web Design Blunders

Simply cruise the Web — especially areas with lots of personal pages, like the GeoCities site or AOL's Hometown area — and you can find many examples of badly designed pages. But what is it that makes [more…]

Building a Yahoo! Store or Outsourcing It

You can build your store yourself, or you can hire someone to build it for you. You can even build it yourself and then just hire someone to clean it up. Sometimes, though, it's just better to break out [more…]

Managing Your Site's Structure with Dreamweaver

One of the more common mistakes new Web designers make is plunging into developing a site without thinking through all of their goals, priorities, budget, and design options. The instinct is to simply [more…]

Enjoying Timesaving Contribute Tips

Even the best programs get better when you know how to make the most of them. These tips and tricks can be helpful if you're in a hurry or trying to work more efficiently. [more…]

Addressing Ajax Design Issues

Ajax is a new ball of wax when it comes to Web applications, and as such, new rules about how the interface should and shouldn't work are emerging. Those rules have not been formalized yet, but the Ajax [more…]

Streamlining Your Web Site's Navigation

A good Web site is designed so that users can navigate easily and intuitively and create their own paths to find the information most relevant to them. As you start to work on the design for your Web pages [more…]

Trekking through Web Design Tips

The majority of Flash movies end up on Web sites. To help ensure that your Web site is as attractive and useful as possible, consider these pearls of wisdom, some of which apply to all Web sites and others [more…]

Seed Your Wiki with Info to Attract Users

Users consider a wiki to be useful if it has a clear goal and some information already in place. Take Wikipedia, for example. When you visit a topic, you see a concise, coherent entry on a particular subject [more…]

Managing Server Access with Contribute

In order to control workflow, Contribute installs a file in a specific folder at the root of any Web site you connect to. This file, called the Shared Settings File, enables Contribute to store all the [more…]

Designing a Media-Friendly Web Site

Everybody knows it makes sense to be customer driven when designing a Web site, especially if you're doing business online. For a company doing PR, an important application of technology on the Web is [more…]

Notable Requests for Comments of Interest to TCP/IP Users

As a network administrator, you’re familiar with certain things — TCP/IP, security threats, and Requests for Comments, or RFCs. Published by the Internet Engineering Task Force, RFCs offer a chance for [more…]

How to Plan Pages for Your Web Site in iWeb

iWeb is the Web site creation and editing application included with Mac OS X Snow Leopard. Every properly designed Web site has a purpose: to inform, to entertain, or to provide downloads or contact information [more…]

How to Create an Effective Home Business Web Site

Your home business’s Web site may look great, but if it’s not helping you sell more products and services, it’s a waste of your time and money. Here are some tried-and-true ways to build a Web site that’s [more…]

Quick Steps for Planning a Web Site

If you’re designing a Web site yourself, you may be tempted to jump right into the design. However, scoping out what you need your site to do lays the groundwork for all the Web design work that follows [more…]

Web Sites to Help Do-It-Yourself Web Designers

Use this handy reference to find Web sites to help you with the many aspects of Web design. Next to each Web site name is its address, which you can click to point your browser to that site. [more…]

Tips for Building a Website for Your Local Business

Regardless of what local online advertising channels you ultimately choose to employ for your business, it’s safe to say that if you don’t have a strong Web site, achieving local online advertising success [more…]

Tips for Designing a Web Site

Use these tips to make the content of the Web sites you create as appealing as possible. The goal here is to use a simple, clean design for your content, and to make all your pages as consistent as possible [more…]

The Seven Rules of Web Site Design

Use these rules to improve the basic design of the Web sites you create. Studies have shown that simple, clean designs are the best for drawing and retaining visitors. You want to give visitors to your [more…]

Tips for Designing a Successful Mobile Web Site

As you begin thinking about how best to design the mobile version (or versions) of your Web site, consider the unique challenges of the mobile Web. Here are some key considerations to keep in mind as you [more…]

Choose a Mobile Web Design Strategy

Your approach to designing a mobile Web site depends on your site content, your resources, and your audience. The following tips can help you understand the possible mobile Web design strategies and pick [more…]

Choose a Theme and Page Template for Your iWeb Site in iLife '11

A theme defines the look of the Web site you create in iLife. Each time you add a new page to your iWeb site, you choose the page's template. Every iWeb theme offers templates designed for specific purposes [more…]

Choosing a Strategy for Your Mobile Web Design

People now view web pages on everything from tiny cellphone screens to projectors that light up the side of a barn. The constraints you face in mobile web design for the small iPhone screen can feel like [more…]

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