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As the regular readers of this blog have guessed, at Dreamtemplate.com we do like WordPress for our blog pages.  Indeed, WordPress, has taken off and is being constantly improved and modified, more or less all the time.  Should we though, be using Joomla for our blogging pages.  Are they really the same tool, or is there differences we should be considering.    Well there is no doubt that WordPress is easy to use, and easy to pick-up.  You do not need to be a seasoned ICT professional to be able to use it, and around forty minutes is all it takes to train someone who is a novice, to be able to use WordPress effectively.    The general feeling is that WordPress has everything logically …

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Checklists, checklists, checklists, can you ever have enough?  We all know that websites are complex beasts, full of complexities and things that can go wrong.  So it is always nice when somebody, or a few some bodies, try and come up with the ultimate pre-launch website check list.    That is exactly what box.com are trying to do, and are welcoming feedback at their site.  So why not take a look, and better still implement it.  This will be especially useful if you’re planning to launch a website soon.   Pre-Launch Content and Style Typography and layout   Check for incorrect punctuation marks, particularly apostrophes, quotation marks and hyphens/dashes   Check headings for where you could potentially use ligatures   Check for widow/orphan terms in …

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When designing your website, or running somebody else’s, just remember to check that a few basic essential building blocks are in place.  This will help you in a number of ways, including the direction of your sight.  Ensure that your website can be viewed on a number of browsers, and not just Internet Explorer.  Firefox and Opera are extremely popular browsers, and therefore your site should be compatible with them.  The importance of title tags cannot be overstated.  Many websites, even well designed ones, do not pay attention to this, and as a result, lose traffic.  Not a good situation.  Broken links are a fact of life, and it is important that the custom 404 page is in place.  It is also a good idea …

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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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CSS has some great admirers among the web community, and many developers are using CSS to great effect in more creative ways.  If you are yet to come across CCS, there is no doubt that you soon will.  What follows, is a guide on some of CSS’s basic syntax rules. Selectors, are elements that are linked to a particular style.  It is worth remembering, that any HTML element is a possible CSS1 selector. In the following code, the selector in   A {text-indent: 5em}    is A. It is possible for an element to adopt different styles, because the selector can have different classes.  The following example shows how a designer can display particular code in a different color. Code.html  {color: #191970} Code.css    {color: #4b0082} Here we …

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