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Designing is the predetermination of how something will look and function, then implementing the ideas.  We all know that interior design deals with the arrangement of furniture and decor.  We also know that web design does not.  However, it is interesting to realize that a cross-over of interior design concepts to web design, can be applied, and have the same outcome of functionality and appearance. The idea is the same.  Both designers are working to achieve a balance of functionality with an attractive appearance.  The arrangement of text and images on a website creates the same atmosphere as furniture and decor for interior designers. Texture: Textures are used by both designers; in fact, they are very popular in both industries.   With contemporary web design, texture …

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Well, everyone has limitations but we make plans around them, all in all. It improves our ingenuity.  We see a potential problem and turn it into an advantage and have an adventure on the way. Face it; we were born with a problem. We were born human. Chuckles at you, folks, you have to face the fact that nothing in life runs smooth all the time, so why should web design be any different. Personally, I think limitations improve our ability to think outside of the box. That little screen in front of us that many of us sit glued to all day long.  Let us look at some of the limitations and ways people have found around them. Flash for instance: Some websites use …

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Is the boxy style getting a little too comfy for you? This is in reference to that two-dimensional, square design found on so many great sites. Designing outside the box could make them so much better, but it helps to have a bit of inspiration to get started. These examples below give you just that. They’re all ways to get your design outside those four static lines you’re so familiar with and into the whole new dimension. A Brief Message This versatile design creates a blog unlike most others. Each post displays a different image. What’s more, the text layout allows text to flow around the image in every post, maintaining great white space. This is an excellent plus for attracting readers with a clever …

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Let’s have a few tips today on how to make your web design more accessible. Think about those people who are most prone to staying at home and using the internet for the company. Probably, between 20 to 30 % of them are disabled in some form. You need to take this into account when you are creating your web pages. Actually, in Britain there is a law stating that any web design created there has to take the disabled into account and make the pages’ user friendly for those with sight or hearing impairments. A similar act is in place in the USA. That’s the “508 Act”. Now knowing about it and being able to set your web design up to meet those requirements …

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The category page is a page that lists the links to other parts of your website.  It is a little like an index at the beginning of a book.  The idea behind a category page is to make it easy for the user to see what there is on offer, and to select what they want to see, or download.  If the category page in your web design is good, then users are more likely to stay with you.  So these category page design tips, should make life easier. By keeping the category page fairly simple and straight forward, the user can quickly find and select the web content that they want to see.  If a user is overwhelmed by graphical content, or text that …

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