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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. Designing Aesthetic and Functional Art Sites
Target Niche Series: Part 3 - This is the third article in a new series focused on design tips and tricks for creating target niche web sites. This third feature focuses on the design of aesthetic, functional, and promotional art related web sites.
2. Planning Your First Website - Picking Your Colors
An important part of designing your first web site is choosing your colour palette. Color is a big part of any website´s overall message, image, and "feel". Your palette should match the mood.
3. Viper Guestbook - A Free Spam Resistant Addition for Your Web Site
Viper Guestbook is a nice looking freeware PhP and MySQL based program that provides a rich, spam resistant addition to your web site.
4. Effective Use of Color
Learn how color is not only used for aesthetics, but to enhance your image and convey messages to your viewers.
5. Festive Holiday Article Collection
This is a wonderful collection of Holiday articles from many of our BellaOnline Editors. Articles to help you enjoy, shop, and get the most from the Holidays - whether you celebrate Christmas, Hannukkah, Kwanzaa, Solstice, Hogmanay, New Year´s, Yule, Ramandan, or another special day.
6. 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.
7. Planning Your First Web Site, - Your Site Genre
Planning your first web site can seem like a daunting task, and in a way, it is. Careful and practical planning can make the job much easier - not to mention, more fun to boot! The third step in your design plan is identifying your planned site´s genre.
8. 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?
9. 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.
10. Flash 101, Pt. 4 - Adding Music and Sounds
One of the beauties of Flash is the way sounds and music can be seamlessly incorporated with text and images. Gone are the days of tinny midi background music.
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