Archives for Web Design

Polish Your Web Pages by Using En and Em Dashes

Today’s tip is a “polishing” tip — something that will help make your web pages look more polished. I see many websites which use hyphens when there should be dashes. Hyphens are very short little guys (-). They are mainly
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How to Get Cool Word Clouds for Your Website

Have you ever seen those nifty “word clouds” that folks have on their websites? Did you ever want one but didn’t know where to get one? Your best option is to have a talented graphic designer build one for you.
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Develop Portfolio Pages for Your Website

Developing content for your website is a task that requires careful effort. Your content developer must research your business, your products, your services, your special offerings, and more. She must look at what your competitors are doing and evaluate how
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Why You Should Left Align Your Web Copy

Occasionally, I have a client who likes their text to be “fully justified.” That is the text lines up on both the left and right margins. It’s a nice neat look for the overall page. In order to make this
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Responsive Web Sites. See How the Pages Reassemble

You’ve probably noticed that more and more people are using mobile devices — smart phones and tablets — for online everything. According to this article, 17.4% of global web traffic comes through mobile devices. And usage is increasing exponentially.  
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Tall Banners for Websites: What to Watch For

I’ve noticed that many new websites have really tall banners. I find them very appealing, especially for showing off products. But they do take up a lot of screen real estate. Ideally, your banner should be on all your interior
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A Great Website Mirrors Your Retail Business

Even though my work is 99% website projects, I’m under no illusions that your website is of the first importance for your retail business. There are several things that precede the importance of your website: A physical store well merchandised.
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Use Secondary and Accent Colors in Website Design

Interior designers know the importance of secondary and accent colors in designing a room. The right colors against a dominant color bring unity, interest, and life to a room. The colors selected may be drawn from a patterned piece of
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Put Your Picture On Your Website

Sometimes I have “mom and pop” retail clients who are “private.” They don’t want their pictures on their website. Usually it’s just an exaggerated sense of modesty or a desire for privacy. But business is no time to be modest!
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