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Dreamweaver is one of the most popular web design tools out there, mostly because of its pleasant, easy-to-use interface, its sheer diversity and its compatibility enhancements. The user base of the software is equally impressive, with users of Dreamweaver being anything from hardcore web designers to simple personal use. Many people have drawn the conclusion that Dreamweaver is the best web design programme available. Unlike Microsoft FrontPage, for example, it offers greater compatibility whereas FrontPage is heavily biased to creating websites that will be viewed in Internet Explorer. Dreamweaver has also proven popular for those who want to design a single web site for a very specific purpose, rather than just being used by professional web designers. There are a number of reasons why you …

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CSS is an acronym for Cascading Style Sheets. CSS allows web designers to have far more control over the way their website is presented by allowing for more flexible formatting of the content on a web page. CSS was developed back in 1997 but have only really become popular in the last few years. This is because, until the year 2000, web browsers were not fully able to take advantage of the capabilities of CSS. All they could to was display the more simple display characteristics offered by CSS but not make use of its power powerful features. Nowadays, all the major browsers have full support for CSS right up to level three standards and because of this, almost every new website can greatly benefit …

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Flash technology has become one of the most popular mediums of web design in recent years. Unfortunately, however, many web designers go overboard with Flash and many websites that use the technology are frustrating to use due to complicated interfaces and slow download times. This is why it is very important to optimize the deployment of Flash while still being able to take advantage of its potentially great possibilities. Flash can bring a new level of interactivity to any website along with making it look more attractive, colourful and can offer an all-round improved user experience. There are a number of techniques which make this possible which I will discuss in this article. Firstly, you need to think about the type of people you are …

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With a plethora of different web browsers out there, it is essential to make sure that your website can be viewed adequately on as many browsers as possible if you want to have the largest audience. The two most commonly used browsers are without doubt, Microsoft Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox. Since all web browsers read websites a little differently, it is likely that you will need to make a few optimizations to your website to get the highest level of compatibility. The three main technologies of web design being HTML, CSS (Cascading Style Sheets) and JavaScript are all displayed slightly differently by each browser and while these differences may be insignificant, sometimes they can make or break a website. On top of this, you …

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It is not an easy task to optimize your website for the best viewing experience, but in this article, I will explain some of the key elements in creating the best results. The most obvious tip is to make the site user friendly, but a factor that, perhaps surprisingly, many web designers seem to overlook. Simply put, you need to make sure that your website is easy to use and does not get bogged down with slow loading times. Remember that web surfers want to find the information that they seek quickly and without having to wait for ages or try to navigate around a poorly designed interface. Placing a navigation bar at the side or top of the page is a good start, as …

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RSS is an information management technology that is used all over the Internet these days for keeping track of website updates, news feeds and marketing purposes. It stands for Rich Site Summary or Really Simple Syndication. An RSS feed is a way of keeping track of updates on various websites and provides brief summaries of these updates or articles so the user can quickly decide if they want to read more without having to browse through an entire web page. An RSS feed is also typically a link to the page concerned. RSS helps to give you the latest updates straight to a customizable home page or the Windows Vista Sidebar amongst a variety of other locations. It also helps to save a great deal …

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Creating a pleasant user-friendly website with an attractive and effective interface can be a tough call. This article explains some of the methods you can adhere to in order to achieve this. Making your website easy to use is essential since it is an interactive thing that should be designed to attract attention to potential viewers and keep them interested in your work. It is also important to avoid using any unnecessary extras and add-ons that can slow your site down and make it difficult and frustrating to use. While the site needs to be visually appealing, it is essential to remember not to go overboard adding too much unnecessary detail that can in fact detract from the overall appearance and usability of your site. …

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Creating a decent and user friendly website is not an easy task and you need to consider whether you can and should do it yourself or whether it will be better to hire a professional web designer to do it. Pretty much any small business these days can benefit greatly from having a website, but this website needs to be designed in such a way that it can effectively promote the products or services that you are trying to sell. Making it interesting and easy to navigate is essential if this is what you want to achieve. This article covers some of the essential tips on what you should be thinking about when you design your small business web site. Firstly, having a decent logo, …

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