Text vs Graphics In Design

Yuri posted an interesting article last week on using text over graphics on your website. Yuri links to a wide variety of sources including eye-tracking studies to support the case that you should stick to text and avoid graphics for the most part. While I do believe you should lean toward text where you can, I think the what’s most important is to maintain a certain balance between plain text and other visual elements on the page.
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Two Generations Of Reasons To Build More Accessible Sites

A post over at Threadwatch just caught my attention. Of course with a title like Web 2.0, Dude, Who Cares, Where’s Phone 2.0? how could it not grab attention? The reason I’m writing about it though, is not because of its catchy title, but because of the implications for building sites that are more accessible and work over a variety devices beyond a computer monitor.
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Is Your Website In Harmony With Itself?

Earlier today I came across the article, Should Writers Be Held Accountable for Web Page Performance?. The article got me thinking or rather rethinking about where the responsibility lies when a website fails to meet certain goals. Can any one person or aspect of your site be held accountable when it’s not performing the way you’d like?
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Do Ugly Websites Sell More?

Earlier today I came across The Surprising Truth About Ugly Websites, an article pointing out the benefits of having an ugly website. Can it be true that ugly websites sell more than their attractive counterparts? I don’t think so.
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IE7 And Firefox 2.0: What Do The New Browsers Mean For Developers And SEOs?

You may or may not have heard that new releases are here or about to be here for Internet Explorer and Firefox. Sometime in the middle of last week IE7 lost it’s beta status and was pronounced ready for the masses. On the heels of the IE release Firefox 2.0 is due any day. I believe as soon as tomorrow. I’m not planning on reviewing either since chances are we’ll all be upgrading at some point, but I do want to talk about what the new versions of each browser will likely mean for web developers and SEOs.

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