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

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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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?
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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?
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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, ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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, ...
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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 ...
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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: ---------------------- ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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? ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Anti aliasing problem

I am auditioning fonts on google web fonts and one that I was discounting was Ubuntu because it looked a bit jagged ( screenshot below taken straight from google); however afterward I read an article ...
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Pre-defined (canned) contact form messages on your website

I want to know what you guys think of having a contact form on your website with a few pre-defines (canned) messages on your website. I am talking here about a personal website, like a portfolio ...
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What would be a list of common website expenses?

For example: seo; web-development; site-maintenance; hosting; domain; ssl-certificate; etc. ___UPDATES___ FROM_ME: Stock-Photos; Logo; Legal; eCommerce_Shopping-Cart FROM_Lèse_majesté: ...
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How to design a site that is advertiser friendly?

I am about to undertake a visual re-design of the site but recently several companies have contacted me about selling ad space on my site. Up until now, I have just thrown in some AdSense text-ads ...
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Responsive web design on the “frontend” vs “backend”?

Apparently there are two ways you can do responsive web design. I'm not sure how to call the two methods but let's just say they are frontend and backend: By frontend I mean, the usual way where the ...
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Why is the bounce rate high and how do I improve it? [closed]

I recently launched a site for reviews on mobile application games and after a couple weeks of running it I have a really high bounce rate 92%. I was just wondering if anyone could have a look at my ...
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Is there a professional name for deciding which information should to be show in a website, it's not IA

It's not IA(information architecture). cos IA decide how to organize information, not to decide which information should be show in a website.
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Make HTML static site more SEO friendly

I am desinging a website as shown in below image, right now it's just a basic structure. This site is totally static, basically I've 6 main pages in website. navigation section, slider and footer will ...
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Is it illegal to use content in such a way?

I have a couple of questions about the legality of the content of some websites. I am currently working on two websites and I would like to make sure I am not breaking any laws, by using some content ...
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Let tester directly click on web site to report bugs, similar to bugherd?

I'm doing website User Testing and want them to report issues by clicking on web site and type text into a comment box. Similar to diigo.com or bugherd.com Bugherd is designed for this but it is ...
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How to hire graphic designer?

I am developing the backend for a website. I always had the trouble of making an attractive design for my websites and have never hired any graphic designer yet. I have no logo nor web template. What ...
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What's the pro/cons of Adobe TypeKit API? Any best practices?

With all the Open Source fonts I have available, and I can download them via the CSS font directive, what's the benefit of the TypeKit API? Are there drawbacks of this? How does it work technically? ...
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Are there specific legal issues for web developers working on sex dating sites?

Say I have created many ordinary websites which are not related to any dating/sexual content. Are the rules and regulations for a developer the same when making a sex-related dating site? I'm ...
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Do first impressions really count?

So, i am currently writing something up for a college class. Problem is everything is hypothetical. I need some proof. I believe a first impression on a website is imperative so that people actually ...
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Designing for the IPad

I'd like for my website to be accessible (e.g., fully usable) through the IPad. What do I need to do?
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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? ...
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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, ...
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Is my project a web site or a mobile app?

I am a web developer. I have been developing web sites professionally for 15+ years using ColdFusion, SQL Server, and jQuery. I am doing a project for a client that uses the above technologies. The ...
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safe to assume microsoft core fonts would be installed on client linux?

How safe is it as a web designer to assume that msttcorefonts would have beeb installed on a client machine viewing my website? If not what sans serif fonts should I use then? (for body)