WEB DESIGN -- Overview Page
Classic Hosted or CMS Site? -- The first and most important design decision is whether to construct and host your website on a classic FTP technology server, or on a Content Management System (CMS).
Esthetics vs. Functionality -- Taking a look at the basic philosophies of design.
Simple, Clean and Fast -- A website design that aims for a simple & clean look and a fast page download, will facilitate the best user experience, even for a large and comprehensive site.
Design Fundamentals -- Taking a look at several fundamental basics of good web design.
Important Info "Above the Fold" -- Like on a newspaper, the most important info on a webpage needs to be placed "above the fold".
Pyramid Information Structure -- Unlike on magazine articles & book chapters which usually have a conclusion at the end, webpages should state the conclusion first, then the detailed information below it.
Slogan and Taglines -- Producing an appealing descriptive slogan for your website. Print media variously calls this a tagline, endline, strapline, baseline, signature, claim, or pay-off.
Selecting a Design Template -- Content Management Systems usually offer many design templates to choose from. If you are constructing a classic-hosted site, you can purchase a template or design your own.
The Navigation System -- Creating an easy-to-use navigation system is a must for any website.
Page Width -- Taking a look at page width and the issue of fixed width or fluid width (liquid width) website designs.
Page Readability -- Design considerations that will give webpages ease of readability.
Impaired Visitor Accessibility -- Consideration giving to site visitors with disabilities such as impaired vision, hearing or motion.
Page Load Time is Important -- With the click of a mouse your potential visitor is gone if your webpage has a slow download time.
Speed Up Your Website -- Strategies for speeding up page download times and avoiding visitor aborts.
Mouseovers & Rollovers -- Taking a look at both effective and ineffective mouseovers.
Spam Proofing Displayed Email Addresses -- Safely listing contact person e-mail addresses.
Clean Up Broken Links -- Avoid site visitor frustration caused by broken links.
Common Mistakes to Avoid -- A list of common mistakes to avoid if you want to have a functional and well-appreciated website.
New Year's Resolutions -- Some final "New Year's" resolutions for keeping a website well-maintained.