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Principles of Design

The four essential elements for creating captivating websites The four principles of design are balance, rhythm, emphasis and unity. Each one of them is essential for bringing together the different visual elements that are necessary...

Logo Design Made Easy for Business Owners

A company logo can make a big difference in today’s competitive online marketplace, making its design one of the most important jobs a business owner will ever entrust to someone. One website has decided that crowdsourcing will...

HTML5 Skill Test for Developers

Freelance online marketplace Elance added an HTML5 Developer Skill Test to its existing suite of professional tests today. HTML5 is an important open Web standard for designers to master now but in short order will be even more so...

Website Heat Maps – Three Key Lessons

Website heat maps are used to give designers insights into which areas of a Web page are most frequently used by visitors. By understanding how visitors interact with a website's elements, developers can improve the site's...

Web Design's New Business Role with Paul Williams

Good Web design is essential to every online property. Whether generating leads or selling products, an attractive and functional design will keep users on your site. On the other hand, a poor design or difficult navigation will chase...

Web Design: Hook, Look or Book?

Web design for pages in the natural search index is much different than for those pages receiving site traffic from paid advertising. Designers need to be aware of the unique business challenges presented by each channel and the current...

Five Mega-Inspiring Website Designs

Included in the 2010 Webby Award winners and nominees are several categories related to Web design and development. We toured many of these sites and picked a few of our favorites. Not all were winners, but each is a stunning example...

Top 50: Resources for Design Inspiration

When it comes to your Web design, where do you (or your designers) look for inspiration? Chances are good that it’s most often the websites of your competitors. While that’s certainly one way to do some valuable benchmarking...

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Managing Website Redesigns

If the website you own or manage is not meeting expectations, it is time to consider engaging in a comprehensive redesign process. While the notion of undertaking a project of this magnitude can seem overwhelming, doing some benchmarking...

MSN Jumps Aboard the Redesign Bandwagon

Several major media properties have undergone redesigns within the past year or so; including a handful of Tribune properties, CNN.com and ESPN.com. Now you can officially add MSN to the mix. And all of these redesigns share some commonalities;...

Long Copy Web Design Techniques

When I first started designing, developing and promoting websites in early 2000, “long-copy” pages were often the standard. While there has been a clear shift towards the “less-is-more” school of design (and...

New Google Tool Tests Your Page for Calls to Action

Google Labs has a new tool that will show the portions of your Web page most visible by the average user. Browser Size overlays a map of sorts, showing percentages of typical users and what they will see on your page when arriving...

42 Web Design / Web Development Content Items From 2009

The following 42 content items are the most popular articles, news items, events, trends, and techniques that were covered in Website Magazine and on the WM Daily weblog throughout 2009 related to Web Design and Web Development. Why...

Bringing Back Scrollers With jQuery

Remember scrollers? I do and have missed them terribly since they went out of design vogue. While there are some holdouts to this traditional design element, using jQuery to scroll text or images adds the necessary Web 2.0 coolness...

Drop Shadow (Layer Effect in Photoshop)

Drop shadows are a useful effect that can be achieved in Photoshop (or GIMP), adding a certain 2.0'ness to your text or images. Let's look at how to create a drop shadow for both images and text now. Note that I'm working...

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