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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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When’s the last time you visited a site and had no clue what to do with it?  It’s a terribly frustrating feeling.  In fact, there’s no better way to lose an audience than to leave them in the dark about how to use an application.  Even the most complex sites can be broken down and made more accessible to users with just a little teaching and guidance. When design fails to educate its users, it ceases to be user friendly because no matter how well it functions, users never gain access to its full potential.  The other scenario is that users simply walk away after one try due to frustration and confusion. Designers must keep in mind that users are impatient and their time is …

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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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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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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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Who could have thought that web designing would emerge into a pyramid as the food chain so intently followed by nutritionist? Expert designers felt that it would be useful to burrow this concept for efficiency in the industry creating a cross cultural fusion. From observations it has been discovered that while twitter, FaceBook and all the other popular networking sites have become phenomenal still they may not be as user- friendly as they could due to web designing inconsistencies. As such, it is believed that web designing as a science can offer users a much greater experience if strategies were employed in providing the service. In this quest web experts have embarked upon solid foundations of reinventing content, redirecting traffic and implementing strong SEO practices. …

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Window vista fonts have swiftly become a way of life in contemporary web designing. Newer fonts arrive in the industry daily and designer experiment with them ever since they arrive on the market on January 30th 2010. With the introduction of Microsoft Windows vista and designers adopting their font profile to it three major discoveries were embraced. First they were acknowledged as being very aesthetic and a wonderful addition to the website technology. Secondly, they can be blurry except Clear Type is installed as an anti-a liaison enablement protocol. Thirdly, they are remarkably smaller in size than other fonts. Breaking down the fonts The 7 ‘C’ fonts are very popular being so nicknamed because their names begin with ‘C’ and part of the Microsoft Clear …

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A web designer’s expertise is demonstrated in the way he/she can take raw bland data such as figures and colorfully design a graphic illustration. This does not happen upon graduation from graphic designing school neither after months under someone else’s instruction. It encompasses innovation and individual ingenuity, which can be considered as giftedness. The truth is that at first it would seem a boring encounter to be foundling with tables, chi-quares and even percentages required to be transformed to charts and graphic designs. However, a web designer’s ability to transpose talent into the interpretative design is the greatest gift. When to use a chart Charts were invented by designers who brought the invisible into the visible working with the imagination. Thus the decision as to …

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