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How many times it happened to you when you wanted to pick a domain name and found out that this task is not easy at all? I am sure that you have often confronted with this problem because everybody knows that it is very important to choose a perfect domain name for a website. Knowing this I decided to write this article with the purpose to submit to your attention some of the best tools that can help you to pick the perfect domain name. For some years, it has become very difficult to decide the name of a domain that ends with .net, .com, or .org TLD‘s. As a consequence of this situation Domainr was created. It is a very innovative web tool designed …

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Websites that give value to the net are those with great graphic features as well as being a work of art. This usually is because they have combined both the good design with great typography. Unfortunately, these tend to be few and far between, and sometimes they work in mysteries formats totally defining the rules of good typography by combining type you would never consider would work. And yet it does and works well too. Looking through various sites there are several that command mention. Jason Santamaria has a good use of typography on his site. He has used verve and style to create his minimalist design relying heavily on the typography in such places as the article headers to draw your notice. It is …

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More and more people have been turning to Java and Ajax for scripts to make the functions they require run faster and take up less server time. By using these you have less call on the server, and this means you have a faster response time. Faster response time means the visitor is less likely to get bored waiting for the website to open so he will at least give you the chance to attract his or her attention with the headlines or the photographs. Because of the need to use Ajax and Java, which are really the same thing but with XML added to it. The need to learn a little about it has never been more important. Luckily, there are several sites that …

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I am going to look at some of the lesser known CMS’s as apposed to the ones that always get talked about. There are several available that seldom get mentioned but also have their merits and could be just what you are looking for. The first one is made of concrete. Concrete5 is an extremely easy to use system which, you can edit while it is on line merely by going into edit mode. This has a built in admin panel which requires no additional plug-into acquire all the stats you could possibly need. This CMS is very solid and very simple to use even for a total beginner. It is well named as Concrete. The second that I looked at is RadiantCMS. This is …

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More and more blogger are opting for a magazine styled theme page nowadays. The layout is attractive and far more appealing to visitors than the normal long list of articles one after the other. To be honest I find nothing more off putting than to see a stretch of mile long articles one after each other when you have no idea of what you might find there. This to me is the height of laziness in a website or blog layout. Just imagine what you would feel like if a paper magazine came in the form of a rolled up sheet of paper that stretched for about 100 pages. Most print magazines have in the region of a hundred pages, and because they do what …

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With so many blogging platforms out there it is a case of choosing the one most suited to your needs.  The two that attract my attention, in particular, are Joomla and WordPress, and as a result I set out to compare them to see, which would better suit my needs. Both obviously are free and both have a tremendously large store of plug-ins that extends the basic platform. The main difference lies in the basic theme’s flexibility. WordPress requires considerably more use of code in the background of the theme where you need to insert different kinds of code most of which can be made found on the net. Joomla is based on a single theme index page of which everything works and WordPress works …

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Although one hears a lot about WordPress, when it comes to blogging, there are several other platforms available to be used and some of them are very good indeed. With the advent of WordPress, they have tended to dominate the market much as Twitter and Facebook have done with social media. They are the leader of the field, however, there are many others and some of them hardly get a remark. One of these is Lifetype. This is a WYSIWYG kind of program, which is great for most people. It can be a little daunting not to be able to see where you are placing something and how it looks until after you have saved the draft and then looked at the page set up. …

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Photography as a hobby is always good when you do web design. The eye you need to take good photos stands you well when you are doing your designs. You require that eye in the creation aspect of any design but in doing an e-commerce design it’s doubly important. An E-commerce requires top notch photos of the items that are on sale with clear indicators as to product, sizing and pricing. When you consider it, normally if people are shopping, they go into a store and find the article, they are interested in. They then pick it up and handle it from every side and usually the inside as well. All this goes into the making up of the mind as to whether or not …

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Being bright eyed and bushy tailed can be hard for a freelancer when you are totally on your own and have to handle every step of the process. The amount of research and reading one has to do just to keep up with the development on the web is tremendous, not to mention your email load and social network sites that require constant attention. All this is besides the normal daily tasks of design, meeting with clients and if you are working with a team of other freelancers, having meetings with them about projects and dishing out work to others to co-ordinate with you. All this can take a toll on you if you do not keep to a healthy regime of mixing work with …

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We all know that WordPress seems to rule the blog scene but there are several other alternatives that other people use, and it seems all we talk about is WordPress. There are numerous alternatives to WordPress out there, and it seems to me a bit of a pity they don’t get viewed more often. Because of this I decided to take a walk around a few of them and try to keep my prejudice for WordPress at bay. Expression Engine The first we are going to take a look at is a paid option and this is Expression Engine.  The cost is $79 and this platform seems to be the home of many designers and professionals according to the advertising copy on the site. Although …

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