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Here are the top ten articles for the Web Design Site! These rankings are live and get reset at the beginning of each month, so check back often to see what your fellow visitors are most interested in!
1. Websites Designed in the Cloud
You've likely heard the term "cloud computing" or "it's in the cloud" before but what does it really mean?
2. Designing Your Site with Traffic in Mind
Several interlocking components of design contribute to high traffic volume. Intuitive navigation, visual appeal, worthwhile content and excellent writing are all characteristics of high volume sites. Itīs important to keep these in mind as you plan and create your site.
3. Metaphors are Key to Top Notch Web Design
Design and layout are intimately linked, but before you figure out how you will arrange everything, figure out the design effect you want. The easiest way to do this is to think of a metaphor. Ponder what your content scope is. What metaphors come to mind?
4. HTML for Dummies Book Review
Rusty on your HTML, or don't know HTML at all and need to learn then read this book review then buy the book.
5. Web Templates - A Backbone for Site Design
Templates are basically a website skeleton that includes the layout, design, graphics, spaces for titles but no content. These bare bone versions are popular with people new to the Internet - their site can still look savvy without the need to develop graphics and design expertise.
6. Planning Your First Web Site - Navigation
It is crucial that your visitors can easily get around your site. Navigation is like the nervous system of our bodies. It connects everything else, allowing movement and flow as your viewers explore your website.
7. Using Website Templates
If you're new to web design, or you are still learning HTML and CSS, or simply just don't have the time to start from scratch, a web template may be a great solution for you. Learn more about Templates and some great places to find them here.
8. Open Source -- Defined
You've probably heard the term: Open Source Software, but what is it really? If you think you know, or you don't know, read this article.
9. Web Design Tutorials -- Where to Find Them
Learning to create powerful websites by yourself can seem daunting but with the proper training you can do it. Luckily there are many online tutorials that you can use to learn on your own.
10. Effective Use of Graphics
Are your graphics enhancing your design or overwhelming it? Learn the best techniques for the effective use of graphics and pitfalls to avoid.
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