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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. 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?
2. Effective Use of Color
Learn how color is not only used for aesthetics, but to enhance your image and convey messages to your viewers.
3. 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.
4. 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.
5. 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.
6. 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.
7. Planning A Website
Before you even think about designing a site you need to ask yourself this series of questions first in order to get it right the first time.
8. 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.
9. DotProject - Add a Project Management Area
DotProject is an easy to use, robust open source project management software that you can use to organize project teams and tasks on your web site.
10. CSS Design Layouts
Resources for free CSS layouts that will make starting your next project easier and more efficient. Learn why simple layouts are preferable to full templates.
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