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Typography Tips

Now that you know the three main factors that should be considered when choosing the approrpiate font for your website here’s a

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Typography: Choosing Fonts Part 3

The third thing that should be considered is the level of formality that is appropriate to your website. Obviously the nature of

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Typography: Choosing Fonts Part 2

The font used is important because it helps form a visitor’s first impression of the website. Because of this you want to convey

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Typography: Choosing Fonts Part 1

In choosing a font for a website you should consider three things: the purpose of the font; the feeling you wish to convey; and

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Typography: Purpose of Type

To be able to determine which type to use you have to first remember the reason why you need to choose an appropriate type. The

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Typography: The Importance of Type

When designing a website many graphics designer settle on a font type with only aesthetics as their only consideration. In fact,

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Mobile Web Design Tips Part 3

Allow misspellings in search - It is harder to type using the small keyboards found in mobile devices resulting in more typo

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Mobile Web Design Tips Part 2

Highlight selected items - Navigating through a mobile site is usually not as easy as doing so in a normal website on your

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Mobile Web Design Tips

When designing mobile sites one of the biggest limitations everyone should remember is the size of the screen. The small screen

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My Personal Website Pet Peeves Part 2

Infinite scroll bar – Lots of quality content is good but content organization should be considered if you have lots of

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My Personal Website Pet Peeves Part 1

Despite the huge number of good web designers all over the world an amazing number of website owners choose to hire web designers

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When Should You Opt for Web Design + SEO Packages?

In my last post I discussed how web design plus SEO packages aren’t always good. So when should you for these kind of packages?

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Website Design and SEO Bundled Packages: Good or Bad?

One question that faces website owners is who to trust with the optimisation of their websites. Many web designers nowadays offer

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Designing for the Learning Disabled continuation

Use visual illustrations - Present visual illustrations whenever appropriate and/or possible. Use pie charts or bar graphs

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Designing for the Learning Disabled

Below are a few tips on designing a website for the learning disabled. Be consistent - Make the buttons, links, and the whole

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CSS Best Practices: Table Tags

Use table tags for tabular data and not layout - Tables do not mix well with CSS and do not always render correctly in some

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CSS Best Practices: XHTML, Defining Classes, Selectors

Use XHTML - If you are not too familiar with XHTML you can stick to HTML, however, note that by using XHTML you will be

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CSS Best Practices

More and more web designers are using CSS in web design. It is important that when designing a website using CSS the web designer

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Focus Groups for Existing Websites

If you have passed the planning stages of your web design and already have an existing one you can still make use of focus groups

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Focus Groups vs Questionnaires

On my last post I discussed the importance of focus groups and explained why and how they can be used to get insight on your users

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Beyond Usability Testing: Focus Groups

Time and again I have emphasised the importance of usability testing. I have also mentioned how focus groups can be used as part

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How Eye Tracking Works

As the term implies, eye tracking is simply a technique used to follow (keep track) a person’s gaze. It makes use of a device

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Introduction to Eye Tracking

Every user has his/her own habits when browsing a web page. In general though users follow a certain pattern and focus on the same

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Customisable Websites: Things to Remember

Customisable websites can be really cool but you should remember to address possible usability problems that may arise from making

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Customisable Websites: Should Your Website be One?

Yesterday I introduced the concept of customisable websites. If you read the last post and got excited about providing

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Introduction to Customisable Websites

Nowadays there have been customisable websites that have been coming out that are notable not only because they are different in

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Images, Web Design and Sales: Things to Remember

These last few reminders is not really the job of a web designer but a good one will remind a client of the importance of ensuring

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Images, Web Design and Sales: Details

Any wise buyer would rather buy a product that he/she has examined closely. One of the barriers that online stores have to

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Images, Web Design and Sales: Quality

One of the most important factors that comes into play when displaying product images is the quality of the photo. While a picture

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Images, Web Design and Sales: Introduction

It is said that pictures paint a thousand words. The question is what are the images in your clients’ website telling the world.