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We all know a business website should have the feel of the corporation and its aim towards the users in a clean, direct and user-friendly way. So, attention should be paid to these aspects while building your corporate website. Nowadays the easiest and fastest way to build your corporate/business website is through using a website template. There are numerous web resources, which offer a vast range of website templates. However, to help you get the best template for your website, I’ve selected 20 best corporate/business website templates with graceful and exceptional designs. Have a look.   1. Myweb-cuber 2. Silverlight-cuber 3. Excellentbiz 4. Simplicity 5. Elegantdesign 6. Simpletext 7. Scrolllist-cuber 8. Uniweb 9. Pixelcolors 10. Designlab 11. ebusiness 12. Qualityweb 13. Optimaldesign 14. Simplemedia 15. …

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Headings play the most influential role in getting a reader to go on with your article. If your title is dry or boring then there is a very thin chance that the reader will try sticking to it. There are numerous ways you can use in order to enhance viewer-ship to your page or bring a load of readers to your article. I agree. The heading has to be very captivating but often the look just does the job, alone. A lot of techniques have been introduced recently where you use thinning r thickening of the fonts; now, you can even access an array of fonts that you would like for your page. The color setting of your choice is available at your disposal as …

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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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Today’s the day to build your new website. What are you going to do first? Do you wish to design the website for yourself, or are you designing for someone else. All in all, it is vital to get certain ingredients right in any website. The fundamentals of any website require 4 main ingredients, and it’s important to get them right. They set the tone for a website and can either make or break it. Simply put you require a good layout, the right amount of white space, the elegance of design that encompasses the proper typeface for your clientele and a well balanced color scheme. Layout Maybe it should be the layout? This is your website foundation, the building blocks of any website. Don’t …

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There are many reasons to give your site a redesign.  It could be that you need to add a content management system, or it could the site is using outmoded techniques, or has simply has an unfashionable appearance.  If you want further proof that you need to update your site from time to time, why do you think platforms such as WordPress have interchangeable themes? With the necessity for redesigning a site, here is a complete guide which details all aspects of redesigning a website. Time for a change? Take a look at the list below, and if these are making clear and perfect sense, then it is time to redesign. While outmoded code and programming techniques are an obvious reason to redesign your website, …

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If you are planning to go freelance, or already have done, one of the benefits of freelancing is it that you play by your rules, and you have genuine freedom to work when you want to, at least to a point.  This marvellous feature can also be your undoing, and is at these times that you may find yourself wondering where all your time went when you have done very little freelance web designing when playing by your rules.  Procrastination, and no structure make this a time when popping out, or playing air guitar very appealing. To avoid this scenario that leads to a severe loss of finances and reputation, you have to make the structure and rules that are absent from an office environment.  …

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Websites are like machines in the sense they are constantly emerging, and designers are building more and more functions into them.  Arguably, machines such as stereos and applications such as Photoshop and MS Office,  have more and more features built into them with each new version.  Is this a true step forward, or do the products become less usable as a result? Can it be argued that web design is mirroring this trend?  Well with the development of new web technologies such as CSS and WordPress, the reverse effect seems to be true.  Both are praised at how easy they are to use, and to update.  This is an element that makes them so appealing to users.  Also, they are both well supported should any …

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CSS is an amazing web tool, but it can easily get messy or sloppy.  To get the best out of it, you must stay organised.  So no more sloppy code, or unrecorded hacks.  Your education in organising your CSS code is about to begin. Keep organized.  Rather than dropping in classes and id’s at random, try and keep things structured.  Declare generic items first, followed by the not so generic items, and keep to that pattern.  That way other developers are going to be able to follow the code, which is one of the great advantages of using CSS. Title, sign, date.  Ensure that people know it was you that did the design.  This is helpful if another designer needs to clarify something with your …

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Web design has crafted its own set of rules, many of which have been crafted for a reason. That reason being the users experience. There is however, some web designers that dare to be different and break the mould when the spirit of inspiration or design calls for it. Do not have a horizontal bar. We all know that mouse wheels do not run from left to right, so the rule has developed that content is shown on a page and never steps outside of this, at least left or right anyway. The logic is clear as the web rules are easy to follow and designed for users. Take a look at these websites however, as they have stepped outside the box on this one, …

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Assessing how usable your site is crucial to its success.  Is it easy to use? Does it have the right content? Are people hanging around or clicking away in their droves?  All these questions help you to gauge exactly how good your website is. The concept of doing all this though is a daunting one, and many believe that real thorough testing is an expensive process.  It can be, but as we saw in our previous article there are many tools around that can keep the cost of usability testing to a minimum.  As we know about five more tools that are cheap and easy to use, here is a rundown of them. Google Website Optimiser.  This is a free to use tool and is …

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