Website Design Articles Archives

Custom Error Pages

Have you ever visited a website where you clicked a link and were taken to a none descript error page? Maybe you clicked a link on another website or in the search engine results and ended up at an error page. This is because the website you are visiting (or trying to visit) does not […]

Website Navigation

Website navigation is important to the sucess of your website visitor’s experience to your website. The website’s navigation system is like a road map to all the different areas and information contained within the website. Using a consistent navigation scheme from page to page helps the website visitor learn your website navigation system. Types of […]

Search Engine Friendly Design

When looking into having a website created for your business or how you can improve your existing website’s results through the search engines you will often hear and see the buzz words “Search engine friendly”. Creating a search engine friendly website has two main parts: Search engine friendly website design. Search engine optimization. A third […]

Standards Compliant Coding

Some web designers and web developers advertise on their websites and blogs that they use only standards compliant coding. Others write on the cost of not standards compliant coding. As a small business owner or a novice website creator you might not know exactly what standards compliance coding is, nor why you should take this […]

Custom Web Design vs Website Templates

As a business owner you are always looking how to save money and make your business profitable. When it comes to creating an online presence for your business, just like your marketing materials and office’s appearance, your website needs to project a professional image. The more professional looking your business appears, the more creditable it […]

Creating a Website

Once you start working on the content and features of your website with your chosen web designer there are a few things to keep in mind when creating a website: Heading Structure Heading structure is important not only to present a clear structure visually to the web page but also in consideration of those using […]

Disable Right Click

Some websites use a script to disable the right click function of the mouse (the right mouse button). Let’s look at whether it is really worth using a disable right click function. PopUp Windows When someone has set up their browser to ignore/disable popups (hand up!) and you have used a script to disable right […]

Using Javascript on Websites

Using Javascript on websites is not a new thing. Javascript has been around for quite a while. It gained a bad reputation in the past because hackers would (and still do) include malicous scripts on web pages. Now Javascript is being used beyond the typical applications in the past with the advent of Web 2.0. […]

Effective Colour Contrast

Have you taken a serious look at the colour scheme your website uses? Are all parts of your web page visible to everyone? Some times when we pick a colour scheme for our website we forget that there are people with poor vision and colour deficiencies. Even website visitors with “normal” vision can have difficulties […]

Internet Explorer 7 Has Been Released

Microsoft released Internet Explorer 7 today (October 18, 2006), have you checked that your website is still working properly? In the past Internet Explorer has been a forgiving browser. Internet Explorer would take a poorly coded web page and try and render it pretty close to as it was intented (unlike standards compliant browsers). Also, […]

Choosing a Content Management System

Choosing a content management system is hard for someone who is not familiar with any of the aspects of web design or web development. It is a challenge to make a decision on which content management system best suits your organisation’s needs. There is no best solution available on the market, each system has it’s […]

How a Content Management System Works

Before selecting a content management system some basics on how a content management system works will help you to better understand what to look for when assessing the choices available. A basic content management system is comprised of templates, a programming language, a dashboard and a database. Content Management System Templates Content management system templates […]

Does Your Website Have to be Accessible?

Accessible websites have come to the forefront of people’s minds with legal actions being taken against websites that are not accessible. As a website owner you may think this doesn’t affect your small business, association or non profit website but it does. Let’s take a look at accessible websites beyond the buzz word accessible, the […]

Not Designing for Most Common Screen Resolution

As a website owner or web designer you have to take into consideration what are the most common screen resolutions for the intended target audience of the website to determine what web page width is suitable for the website. Have you visited a website that has a web page width too wide for your monitor […]

What is Duplicate Content

In our previous article, Website Duplicate Content we talked about the webmaster guidelines of the three major search engines, Google, Yahoo! and MSN. In this article we will explore a little further what is duplicate content. Reading this article will give a better understanding about duplicate content issues and duplicate content penalities. Duplicate Content Websites […]