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Textures add beauty to many designs. However, it takes a great degree of expertise to create designs, which are consistent with themes, content and graphics. Actually, it has been said that texture gives the design that unique look which adds its distinctiveness. This article offers some designs, which have stood out above others and can be highlighted as the creativity of the inventor is credited. BAHUR78 As is being depicted in this design the texture displays a moving color between light cream to brown. The layout supports this as it would appear that the designer’s intention was to have visitors browse through the design without any distractive heaviness. The theme is rather visible with an obvious texture selection immediately pointing users to the website theme …

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The art of website validation is as important to a designers profile as the application of fonts, graphics, content or illustrations to a web page. Precisely, it involves the application of tools such as W3C’s Markup Validation services. It is a very efficient tool in detecting and explaining inconsistencies operating with the design construction. Current Practices While identifying problems it is wise to first examine what designers do and how easily their practices can be a contravention in terms of validation criteria. It is important to realize the borders between commonsense and the practical application of validation. Precisely good judgment must prevail anytime when in doubt. Really, it is a time to find out. Omitting a valid code Omitting a valid code for any web …

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The significance of fonts to a web page has been deliberately emphasized in the web designing culture overtime. No longer are designers limited to a hand full of fronts on a web page but there is now immensity within the science. Cufon, sIFR, FILR and @ font-face are a few interventions, which had added to the variety of such development within the web front technology. However, expert have recommended @ font-face CSS to be one of the most popular and easiest fonts, which can be efficiently utilized within the science. It offers a variety of options to the designer and definitely enhances topography. The purpose of this article is to teach designers how these fonts can be best used in their work and some alternatives, …

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Afternoon to you all, I am a little late today. I have had a fit of gardening because the weather was so beautiful this morning. The thing that started me off was the little field mouse, who has decided I am his pantry. He came looking this morning because yesterday, the bout of rain we had, washed away the bird seed I had put out. He (I presume it is a he) decided as today was a nice day, he needed to tell me to put more out as he was hungry. Anyways, once I was out there, I started pottering around, and before I knew it, it was lunchtime and I hadn’t written a word to you. Today I want to start off on …

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You’ve located your layout.  You’ve selected superb design elements. You’ve carefully coded everything, its seconds before launch and you hesitate.  This is a good thing.  That’s healthy hesitation holding you back, and it’s the sign of great design discipline. It’s this pause before launch that gives the designers an opportunity to triple check a few things.  These are the acts that lead to perfection.  Somewhat inevitably they also lead to satisfied clients, and visitors impressed enough with the work they see to make a purchase, write a comment or at least return again in the future.  In this post, we will look closely and carefully at several things to do before launch.  This to do list is vitally necessary for websites built to perfection and …

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Horizontal vs. vertical navigation – the debate rages on with horizontal navigation always in the lead.  Vertical navigation, with its restricted design flexibility and content constraints, has less of an appeal with many designers, so horizontal navigation remains a design tradition. Luckily, the amount of inspirations available for horizontal navigation design is never lacking.  A vast array of design styles exist.  In fact, there are so many styles to choose from, we would be hard-pressed to cover them all here. What we will do, however, is showcasing a few excellent styles and also presents a few tips and best practices for superb horizontal navigation.  For Starters…Horizontal Navigation Styles • No Navigation Bar Full Cream Milk • Links Hub Below Render Best Practices 1.  Names They Know The …

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Where would a website be without its layout? Layout is so central to all aspects of web design, it’s hard to imagine designing without it. Even harder to grasp is designing with poor layouts. The challenges presented by doing so stack up quickly, and the result is usually not very pretty. Ineffective layout makes for cluttered websites that do nothing but confuse and frustrate users. This is because the layout forms the basis for all other elements in the design of a page. Needless to say, disorganization is one of the may pitfalls associated with layout issues, but an orderly layout is not hard to achieve. In this post, we’ll discuss a few methods for layout success concerning this basic ingredient of design. The Slip …

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Have you ever considered what the future will think of your current design style?  Is what you’re into now really as cutting-edge as you think?  If you can imagine it, everything we are witnessing now – the super-fast, graphic, speed-racer technology of the here and now, the cool and clever techie tools and gadgets that seem to school all the rest – in the blink of an eye, may all be simply forgotten.  If you can imagine it, it just maybe, we are totally living in the dark ages of our time. Compared to the future, that is.  What kind of future should we expect, and is it as exciting as we hope?  More importantly, can us, by some clever devising, incorporate a bit of …

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This tutorial engages web designers into converting a PDS web template reconstructing it professionally into HTML/CSS which functions in a similar way. The designer may want to project questions in anticipation for clarification. These may include how can this process be activated and completed with dexterity? Do not become too anxious. It is very simple. These lessons were organized so that persons with the least possible knowledge in the art can follow simple directions and complete procedures with great success. True! This sequels a previous article on the same subject. Precisely, this tutorial completes the process. Here the focus will, however, be on converting and coding the PDS mock-up created in the previous lesson. Importantly, the designer will be offered instructions on converting the PDS, …

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Everyone at sometime encounters a burnout even web designers too, but it can be avoided. It is true that there are mechanisms within the culture that can really push designers over into a disillusive melancholy, especially, when with all the imaginative ingenuity still designs are not taking off. The first thing to do is simply take a break because sooner or later health would be severely affected if he/ she just do not know when to let go of every design infringement. Remember, in maintaining creative sanity it is important to give it up when it seems nonsensical and the brain becomes obscure. The following tips are measures which can be taken to avoid design burnout. Take care of your health Mental and physical exhaustion …

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