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There are certain fundamental elements every website should have, and one of these is a site map.  They are an invaluable addition to any website, both in terms of audience readership, and in terms of making your website more readable to search engines.  This article will detail why your site needs a site map. It may seem like an odd place to start, but many web designers ask their clients for a site map in the first instance.  This allows them to get a feel for how big the site will be, and subsequently, what kind of layout each page of the site will have.  See out articles on navigation for clarification on this.  If you think of the site map as a blueprint for …

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This blog is a little special, as it deals with the concepts of RIAs’, or Rich Internet Applications.  Not all web designers use them, and it is a little bit of a specialist area, especially as some of the applications such as Flash, are a little controversial due to their scope of use, and their effectiveness when sites are constructed in their entirety using an RIA.  One of the many problems that are faced when using an RIA such as Flash, is how to get search engine spiders to crawl through it, and find content.  But, we are a step closer to this, to make RIA and searching, a reality.  When RIAs’ are developed and used, the normal remit is to ask questions involving budget, …

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