Website Design Articles Archives

Website Duplicate Content

Duplicate content is such a hard concept to convey to people who want a website. For some reason just because other people do it they just don’t understand why they cannot. Duplicate content: Is illegal! If you have copied someone else’s work. Will get you banned from the search engines. Is against the Terms of […]

Image Alt Tag – Image Alt Attribute

Do you use the image alt attribute (mistakenly called the alt tag by some) properly on your website? By not using the image alt attribute (image alt tag) you are missing out servicing the visitors to your website that have images turned off, those who use assistive technology to surf the Net and the search […]

Heading Structure – Heading Tag

Heading structure is important not only to present a clear structure to the web page but also in consideration of those using text readers and the search engines. First let’s go over what Heading tags are. Heading Tags Heading tags are used to define the headings in your page. There are 6 available, h1 set […]

Flash Based Websites – Flash Movies

Flash is a technology by Macromedia that creates animations, interactive websites and other fancy features that can be embedded into a web page. The Flash file is called a movie file. Once the file has been downloaded it will “play”. You probably have already encountered websites containing Flash movies. Some designers use Flash to create […]

Website Graphics

Web graphics play an important part in the presentation of a website. Using the correct type of web graphic which has been optimized for optimum download speed and web hosting space conservation will affect the performance of the website. Sites containing lots of images will be slow to load and require more web hosting space. […]

Cross – Browser Compatibility

How does your site look in any of the major browsers? Not everyone is using Internet Explorer to surf the Internet these days or even their desktop computer. Are you prepared to loose visitors because your site uses proprietory coding or just doesn’t render properly in all browsers? Can you afford the lost sales? Is […]

Improving Download Speed

Improving download speed of webpages is important to the success of a website. Internet users are impatient with slow websites and will move on if the webpage takes too long to render (also known as download). There are a few things you can do to improve download speed of your web pages which include implementing […]

Uncommon Fonts

Using uncommon fonts in your web page or website can be a problem. Windows based and Mac based computers come with different fonts installed by default. One problem web designers have is that they forget that the average computer user may not have the same fonts installed on their machine. Once you add a program […]

Website Design Mistakes

Have you ever visited a site and just left? What caused you to leave? Couldn’t read the site? Couldn’t navigate the site? The site required a special plug-in to view the site or a portion of it? The web page content was not useful or informative? The web page broke in your chosen browser? The […]