Choosing Fonts In Web Design

Questions about fonts and how best to use then in web design come up often. Questions about which family of font to use or what font size is the best are common issues that face web designers. Your font choices will make a huge difference in the readability of your site. And a sure way to lose visitors is to provide content they have trouble reading. So what are some basic rules to follow with the fonts you use on your website.

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Google, Domain Apps, And eBay

Despite the denials we’ve all known it was coming for awhile. Now it’s official. Google has announced that it has created a software platform for basic business activities. The free web based platform, called Google Apps for Your Domain, is made up of existing programs Google already offers, but by grouping them into a platform it’s a clear signal the company plans on competing directly with Microsoft for the office web services space.

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Creating Shapes With CSS Borders

I’ve been working on a site the last couple of days where my design calls for some large blocks of color that aren’t in rectangular shape. I didn’t want to use images for those trapezoidal shaped blocks, in part because I prefer to use code whenever I can to save download time and in part because using images would reduce the fluidity of the design somewhat. Fortunately the css border property comes to the rescue and with it the ability to create shapes other than simple rectangles. Add some JavaScript and the results can be pretty amazing.

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The Rule Of Three And Sales Conversions

A simple rule in writing suggests that things that are grouped in threes are more satisfying to the reader and are more effective than any other number of things at delivering a message. For whatever reason human beings tend to think of things in triplets. We remember things best in threes and scan visual elements better when grouped in three. By using and appropriately breaking the rule of three can we improve conversions on our websites?

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How To Recognize A Quality Link

You most likely know that links are important to search engines and if you want to have your pages show up in search results you need more links. What you may or may not know is that the quality of your backlinks are more important than the quantity of links you have. A handful of quality links will carry more weight in search engines than many times that handful of low quality links. But how do you recognize quality links?

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