Accessible design: the extra edge for conversions

You may have read about creating content for conversions, using proper spelling and grammar and designing for scent of information on this blog earlier, so you should be familiar with the idea of creating websites for the people. Let’s see how accessible design can help you with sales and traffic.

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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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A Tale Of Two Design Philosophies: Consistency Vs Wow

This morning I read an interesting article courtesy of the New York Times comparing the approaches of Google and Yahoo when it comes to releasing new applications. Yahoo’s approach has been to maintain consistency across it’s various products where Google has usually gone after the ‘wow’ factor when releasing something new. Most of us aren’t Google or Yahoo though, and the two philosophies has gotten me thinking about designs in our own smaller sites, particularly this site, and if either approach is better than the other.

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Fixed Or Liquid Design

One of the first choices you’ll invariably make when it comes to designing your website is whether to use a fixed or liquid layout. Both design options have their pros and cons along with their supporters and detractors. Neither is automatically a better option and the nature of the site and the goals of the site should probably be the determining factor in the fixed vs. liquid design decision.

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Firefox Extensions For Web Developers

One of the main benefits of the Firefox web browser is the active development community that continues to allow new features to be added through extensions. You can find extensions to Firefox that help with many aspects of your web browsing experience. Extensions though can turn Firefox into something more than a simple or enhanced web browser. Web developers can find many that will increase productivity and help get projects done quicker.

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