Website design is the process of planning and creating websites that can be read/viewed by web browsers

learn more… | top users | synonyms (1)

5
votes
2answers
6k views

Background noise generator

I want to make a noise background. Do you have any recommendation for texture generators? I want to input color, noise density and the tile size and get a png image. This is an example of such ...
5
votes
1answer
4k views

When creating a website, what permissions and directory structure?

I'm posing this question because I still haven't found a uniform method that I'm particularly fond of. Ideally, this combination of directory structure and permissions should suit any web server (don'...
5
votes
2answers
240 views

Responsive website VS mobile website

I am creating a new blog. Nowadays, especially for a blog, it's important that the websites are accessible for all devices. Now I have to make a choice on what to do. I have seen 2 options. Option 1 ...
5
votes
1answer
904 views

How to show content for logged-in vs logged-out users?

We have a set of pages with the following urls: www.mysite.com/info/page1.html www.mysite.com/info/page2.html www.mysite.com/info/page3.html Each has a structure as follows: ---------------------- ...
4
votes
5answers
1k views

Do user names used for login need to be unique?

Assuming a non-commercial site where users login with a user name and pw, do I need to enforce unicity of usernames? Note: The db will use a separate unique index to identify the users. The site is ...
4
votes
3answers
2k views

Why are image sprites usually only created for “.png” files and not “.jpg”?

I was wondering why when people talk about sprites they only mention .png files. Is there any problem in creating sprites for .jpg files?
4
votes
2answers
192 views

Why do user registration process not end with the user logged in?

Often I see websites when at the end of the registration process the user is not logged in. What is the rational for that? It seems redundant to ask a user to reenter their credentials just after ...
4
votes
3answers
994 views

Putting altered social media logo icons on my website, can I get sued?

I would say most websites with a somewhat thought-through graphical design use social media icons (i.e Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, etc) which are altered to fit the theme and design of the site. Now, ...
4
votes
4answers
205 views

Counter on website (visitors)

I got a feeling a client is going to ask me to implement a counter to show how many visitors visited the site. To me it looks very unprofessional but the next question the client is going to ask will ...
4
votes
2answers
276 views

When should i consider having text as an image in my website heading

i see many sites that have their heading as an image. what is the benefit of this? when is a best practice to use text as images as opposed to just having text in my html. is this just for ...
4
votes
3answers
317 views

Large site footers

I have noticed that lots of new site use a gigantic footer with columns that represent their navigation? What is the philosophy behind them? Are they for SEO, semantic layout, or is that information ...
4
votes
2answers
358 views

How does amazon get away without verifying emails?

I was playing around with Amazon's Check out process today and I noticed something odd. Amazon does not make you activate your account or verify your email address. I only had to enter my email twice ...
4
votes
2answers
170 views

How do I get a footer to appear at bottom of window

I am doing a new site and I need a footer area to appear at the bottom of the content (much like this site), but I want it to appear at the bottom of the window when there is less content than ...
4
votes
4answers
557 views

Confirm (enter twice) pw and email at registration - good idea?

Many sites seem to require that their users enter their email and password twice during the registration process. How useful is it really? It seems it could be a pain in the neck for many users, for ...
4
votes
3answers
229 views

Why do many websites have so many javascript includes?

I notice this is the case mainly for rather sophisticated pages. However, why don't developers simply combine the JS files and condense it all together? Is it not a more efficient method, in terms of ...
4
votes
3answers
184 views

Should layout be solely based on CSS?

Is it a good sign if your website looks like a plaintext file with hyperlinks when the stylesheet is disabled?
4
votes
3answers
179 views

Flash vs JS+css+html — Website

So I'm working on a fairly large project, it's a website that will service about 7000 customers, the website gets about 2500 hits per day, and will be packed as a server and re-sold as a total ...
4
votes
2answers
194 views

How Can I create Webfont?

How can I create webfont? any software or online service which can create webfont from my custom TrueType font.
4
votes
2answers
1k views

CDN for authenticated sites

We have a site that requires users to sign into. Typical stuff. Today, all the content (dynamic and static) is behind the login process, and you cannot access any of the pages or files via a URL ...
4
votes
3answers
1k views

Website using different fonts across different browsers

The navigation board items on my website at www.amsa.mn uses the wrong font when displayed with Firefox. The correct font is loaded when I access the website with Safari or Chrome. Is there any way to ...
4
votes
1answer
1k views

What is the standard image size(s) for facebook (corporate page), twitter and youTube?

I am going to employ the services of a graphic designer, to create logos/ images for my website for the following sites: Facebook (corporate page) Twitter (twitter account for the business) YouTube ...
4
votes
1answer
99 views

best way of getting the dimension of a selection in photoshop

When converting psd to (x)html, there's this time that you want to get the height/width of a particular selection. For example, you have an item which is to be converted as <div> in coding. Then ...
4
votes
2answers
253 views

How do I choose the proper font & size for my site?

I once saw a textbook that recommended a certain pica range for each of several various fonts. Is there any online guide that's available? What are my options? What should I know as a beginner?
4
votes
4answers
134 views

What would be a good web based open source or low cost learing collaboration tool for high school students? [closed]

Have about 60 kids that are working on a science projects in two groups. Each group would like a web portal where they can discuss topics relating to what they are building, post questions, pictures, ...
4
votes
2answers
135 views

Design for paging panels

The typical design for a paging panels (of search engines and the like) looks like this: Previous 11 12 [13] 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 Next But if you read that you would expect (if not educated by ...
4
votes
2answers
518 views

Looking for ideas for a site map page on the website

We have a site with a lot of pages. We are in some of the final stages of redesigning the site and am looking for some examples of good site map designs we can be inspired by. Have you seen any good ...
4
votes
1answer
324 views

Redesigning my website has destroyed my SEO

Unfortunately i read an article on how to avoid destroying your websites SEO from a redesign article AFTER its was too late! Here is the article On 20 November 12 completely redesigned our site. We ...
4
votes
2answers
222 views

What is best way to manage all images in a big project, inline images, background images, css sprite images?

How do you manage all images in a big project, inline images, background images, css sprite images? Do you follow any naming convention? Do you create sub-folders to manage images? In a big project ...
4
votes
6answers
534 views

Making some simple pages look good?

I've gotten myself to a point where I can make my webpages work from the server side ... but, from the client side, they all look terrible. I don't really have the hang of colors and themes and such (...
4
votes
3answers
81 views

Redesigning a live site

First question here so apologies if it's not the right place to ask... I run a very popular website, frequently attracting tens, if not hundreds of thousands of users daily. It's a game, and uptime ...
4
votes
3answers
1k views

Why do all of the various design grids neglect horizontal spacing?

Whether its 960grid or Fluid or 9/12/16/20 column grid systems...they all factor in vertical spacing but never horizontal spacing. Granted we view sites top-to-bottom so we don't necessarily design ...
4
votes
2answers
494 views

Where can I get my website critiqued [closed]

As a fairly new web designer to the industry, I am looking to improve my designs and usability of my websites. Where can I submit my website to get peer-reviewed or professionally critiqued, ...
4
votes
1answer
77 views

What should you do differently when designing websites for an embedded web server

When designing a website to be accessed from an embedded webserver such as KLone, what do you need to do differently compared to a 'standard' web server. I'm talking about considerations at the front ...
3
votes
3answers
213 views

Redesigning foreign website for my portfolio and offer it?

I've had an interest in web design for a long time and am constantly trying to learn something new. I do not have any references in my portfolio, but would like to start freelancing. Is it bad ...
3
votes
5answers
4k views

How do I make sure the web developer I hire will not steal my idea?

So I have a great idea for a new website. However, not the time to develop it. I would like to hire a person or company to design it for me. What steps do I need to take, to protect my idea? ...
3
votes
6answers
638 views

Is it a good idea to design website with HTML 5 and css3?

New HTML5 and CSS3 introduced lot of new features,although it is not completely supported by most of the browsers.Is it a good idea to design a website using HTML5 and css3? and for browsers which ...
3
votes
6answers
386 views

Shall I use Photoshop to design my websites? [closed]

I'm in the process of learning how to design my website. I've been reading a lot of design theory but now that I'm about to start learning how to use the tools, I'm stuck! What tool shall I use? ...
3
votes
2answers
258 views

How important is the logo for a freelancer?

How important is a logo for a freelancer ? If I'm going to design a small static website to represent myself with 'about', 'skills', 'portfolio' ... etc. pages and I want to keep the design as simple ...
3
votes
3answers
239 views

How to make a website from .pdf / .ai / .svg files?

I have designed an infographic for a client using Illustrator and now they asked me to make a website for them based on the infographic. I use Adobe Dreamweaver occasionally, but I'm not good with it,...
3
votes
2answers
1k views

How does URL Rewriting affect SEO?

The following paragraph is from SEO Google Guide Google is good at crawling all types of URL structures, even if they're quite complex, but spending the time to make your URLs as simple as ...
3
votes
1answer
230 views

How should I utilize the empty space around a static layout? [closed]

I have ran in to an issue with my design. It looks fine when viewing it on a monitor that isn't widescreen but once I go to a widescreen monitor the extra space is truly irritating. What should I do ...
3
votes
3answers
634 views

Working environment for web designer - editing files, version control, auto backups (Mac)

I've tried several times to get my head around this but failed everytime!! I want to setup a working environment for creating websites that is efficient and straight forward to use. It needs to ...
3
votes
2answers
428 views

How to best understand website design for those with a background in graphic design?

What are the best resources (i.e. tutorials, video keynotes, blog posts, etc) that best assist graphic designers understand the paradigm of website design? As a web designer, I'm really interested in ...
3
votes
2answers
138 views

How can I screen clients that try to register multiple times?

My company offers a bonus to every client that registers. We would like to prevent people from abusing this by registering several times. We thought about filtering clients by IP (there is a ...
3
votes
4answers
561 views

What width should the center column be in a 3 column layout?

Monitors have gotten wider over time and as a result webpages have had an ever-widening center column. What is the current recommendation for middle column width? Is there an organisation that ...
3
votes
1answer
164 views

Predefined code styles or css library

Is there a (free of charge) predefined CSS library for C# code formatting available? I want to display my C# <code> blocks in a web page similar to the way it is displayed in visual studio or ...
3
votes
2answers
192 views

What is the correct order of previous - next buttons in paginated results?

We are developing an XML DITA content system that allows users to view their search results in a paginated form and navigate through these results backwards and forwards, page by page and we have ...