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Shopping carts form a line of modern inventions used to facilitate the performance of everyday life chores. With web technology, it is important to know the safest ways to fill a shopping cart online avoiding suspicious transactions and enforcing transparency in the process. 1.    Full page size and mini carts Actually, customers need to know that there are two types of shopping carts, which can be displayed on a web page. They are the ‘functional’ taking up its own space on an entire page and the mini cart. It is essential to be acquainted with both. Mini carts take up just a small portion in a corner of the page and can usually be found on the right hand side. When a purchase is made, …

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A streamlined checkout process is essential for an enjoyable online shopping experience.  This is because a pleasurable experience often translates into increased sales and registrations.  The main goal is simple: direct customers to the checkout button.  Design that does this well can make a huge difference in the way that customers interact with the site.  Design that does not do this well can make customers quickly disappear.  Because the checkout process carries such high value, its design should be carefully thought out and logical.  Below you will find several tips and hints to make your checkout page design the smoothest possible. Provide Live Help If the main objective for a checkout page is to guide a customer to the checkout button, the sub-goal is to …

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Not only has Facebook quickly become a great social networking site, it’s also become a good business. Many businesses, small and large, use Facebook Fan Pages as interactive advertising to reach a broader range of customers and to extend and enhance branding platforms. Designers can have a field day creating fresh ways for businesses to engage and connect with customers new and old. In this post, we’ll first provide a few great resources for creating and fine-tuning Facebook Fan Pages, and we’ll also showcase a few of the best designs and galleries. Take a look. Fan Page Resources To understand the basics of designing Fan Pages, it helps to have a good group of websites and galleries on hand. Here you’ll find a variety of …

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Have you ever given a thought to what a pixel really does? Sure enough it is simply a single point tool used for faster imaging. Even though it may seem very insignificant it makes an incredible contribution to web designing. Importantly, it has the capacity of displaying millions of images at one time. This is what makes pixel uniquely relevant to any web design program. The alarming feature which establishes a pixel’s usefulness to web design is when it becomes a line in the hands of an expert designer. With keenness the designer can skillfully arrange a format using the pixel to create a powerful display on any web page. There is no limit to which a pixel can be used. However, this discussion, precisely, …

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  I am sure that as a web designer you have finished up a page and checked browser compatibilities and been shown that some browser doesn’t recognise the type face. What did I do wrong this time? Does it tell you? No it doesn’t. It just won’t work on such and such browsers. I have had this problem several times with one website I visited. No way will it work with Mozilla Firefox. It just tells me that the program used to build it wasn’t compatible with Mozilla Firefox, and I am forced to open up Internet Explorer if I want to view it. One would think they would get together and create an internet protocol standard that can be a cross browser tool. Not as …

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It’s really surprising to find out that many web designers know nothing about SEO. For those that don’t know, SEO stands for “search engine optimization.” Without it, sites easily get lost in the netherworld of the Net, resulting in few visitors and less business. As a designer, you’re on the front lines of web page creation, so SEO is often your responsibility. You’ll definitely want to familiarize yourself with it as much as possible. The question is, do you know your SEO? If your answer is no, check out the insights and tips below. First, we’ll explore the basics and get a good foundation under our feet. Then we’ll branch out and discover a few important do’s and don’ts. Let’s start with the mechanics. Simple …

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Are you frustrated with your vector graphics lately?  Are you hoping to make them more appealing and less…well, boring?  Your vectors are important to both, you and your clients, so sprucing them up a bit can’t hurt.  What’s more, with just a few great techniques, you can create beautiful illustrations that are sure to wow your audiences and improve your reputation.  In this post, we’ll take a look at five techniques to take your vectors to the next level. First, let’s figure out why it’s so important to improve. What’s the Point? It’s amazing what adding a few special effects can do for your vector artwork.  If you’ve never witnessed the difference, you’ll be amazed at the wealth of change can be achieved.  Since very …

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Today’s the day to build your new website. What are you going to do first? Do you wish to design the website for yourself, or are you designing for someone else. All in all, it is vital to get certain ingredients right in any website. The fundamentals of any website require 4 main ingredients, and it’s important to get them right. They set the tone for a website and can either make or break it. Simply put you require a good layout, the right amount of white space, the elegance of design that encompasses the proper typeface for your clientele and a well balanced color scheme. Layout Maybe it should be the layout? This is your website foundation, the building blocks of any website. Don’t …

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If you are looking for some designing tips for Ipad apps? Then look no further.  These days it’s fairly easy to design an Ipad app, but designing one that’s good does not always happen.  In this post, we’ll give advice about how to design the best kind of Ipad app – the kind that connects with users and keeps things simple. Mind your Target The first bit of advice is not difficult to grasp: design with people in mind.  Your target users are the masters of your design scheme.  Get to know them better, and you’ll have great design on your hands in no time. Who’s Your Target, Anyway?   You may be convinced you’re familiar with your site visitors, but think again.  They may …

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Are the functionality techniques you’ve been using a bit drab of late? Perhaps you have been meaning to add dynamic functionality to your websites, but you can’t seem to find a good solution.  No problem. I’ve gathered up a few techniques good for any website and especially, suited to take your interactivity skills to a whole other level. It’s just a simple steps which you can easily follow if you have some jQuery and CSS skills. On Page Text Search Many users are familiar with the web content search bars found on most sites, but many also may be looking for a better solution.  This technique addresses a user’s need to find text within the current website page. Here are the steps: 1. First, build an …

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