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

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Evaluate someone's web design level skill

I am not sure if this belongs here and I apologise if it does not. What I would like to know is if there is a test of sorts that can check someone's web design skill level much like the W3C offers ...
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Accessible web design

Not sure if this question is a good fit for this forum, if not maybe some moderators can move it to StackOverflow. Where should I be looking to make an accessible web site nowadays? I remember 10 ...
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How do I know what image type to use?

I'm working on a website which will use images in several different applications, from action buttons to avatars to larger detail images. What factors should I take into consideration to decide ...
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Pairing teams up for competition [closed]

So i visited this site http://fantasy.premierleague.com/ and in this when i go to the fixtures, i was thinking, how did the developer designed this so that the new fixtures get generated on its own? ...
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what domain should I use for my web-dev website? different than portfolio? [closed]

I am pro webmaster, ha, and I am building a portfolio site. I also was wanting to make a website where I can sell my website package telling people that I build websites. I have a pretty cool web ...
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I am done with html and css, NOW, what tools should I start with? [closed]

I am done with html and css, NOW, what tools should I start with? Shall I start with Adobe CS3 OR Adobe CS4 OR Adobe CS5 Please let know. I am just confused. Thanks :)
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Adobe certifications: where can I do one, and will it help get me a job? [closed]

Where and which is the best way to do Adobe certifications? (Dreamweaver CS5 in India.) Also, does it have weightage in getting a job?
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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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Why my new web design increased in 20% my bounce rate?

I do need your help and opinions. Last August, 1st, I have relaunched my website with a completely new design. As I have also moved it from Dreamweaver and .html format to Wordpress, the new website ...
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Please recommend an one stop popular website for inspirational web design interfaces/ design snippet

Please recommend an one stop popular website for inspirational web design interfaces/ design snippet.
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Please recommend a good web designer/web developer web dictionary? [closed]

Please recommend a good web designer/web developer dictionary?
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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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Background image strategies for a curved background

How would you handle a background image for a web page with a curve like the one below? Normally, I take a thin image and repeat it along the x-axis, but the curve negates that strategy as one side is ...
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recommend strategy to implement this design

I'm trying to build a website (html only) for a design studio and I am trying to figure out what is the best way to go about it. Layour of a webpage is like this: A page is divided into two spaces ...
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How to collect articles for my new Article Directory

I've an idea and just want suggestions and comments about it. I'm launching an free article directory, which as usual will allow to have author's dofollow backlinks. How do I get good articles? Can ...
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Step by step website developent [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: When designing a website, how do you usually start? What sequence shall one follow when he is developing a website. For e.g. shall i first finish all the basic structure ...
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What emails should I create for a web services company? [closed]

I am building a software and web services company and want to create different email account to use them in contacting my team, customers "which i do for them websites for example", users of the ...
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What font technique is being used here?

While I was attending this event (http://worldtour.fogcreek.com/) I noticed this page had custom fonts for the Address part in the top left corner (i.e "Fog Creek Software 55 Broadway Fl 55....") When ...
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Ruby on Rails and HTML created websites

My question is simply this: If I use Dreamweaver to create the website layout, but I need to use Ruby on Rails software to create a webservice (SSH included) will the HTML and Ruby conflict with each ...
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Best Option for Creating A Small Church Website

I've been asked to create a website for a very small church. Given the limited budget and lack of technical staff, what is the best option for building a site that is low-cost (or preferably free) ...
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Green Website Design

This is kindove a strange question, but... There was a site called Blackle ( http://www.blackle.com/) which "claimed" to save energy by using a black background (it doesn't: see here: ...
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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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Dynamic and Fixed Layout

When should I use a dynamic layout? And when the fixed one? Thank you!
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AdSense related website design / Ad Blending

I'm reading websites like websitepublisher and seen sites like environmentalchemistry. They all have those adsense in them, but the ads seem like perfectly blended. I want to earn money from a ...
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When should I ask a purchaser about subscription plans related to a retail product?

I am currently working on the design for a product detail page with a few other people. The product is a piece of software that has an outright purchase component as well as a subscription plan ...
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Design -> Crowdsourcing or hire a pro?

I'm a web dev since a decade now, but my design skills are... well, are the designs skills of a programmer! Anyway, I've been working on a personal project for some time now and I would like some ...
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Is it possible to code in such a way that Dreamweaver will display it same as the browser?

Some background: I work in an internet marketing firm. My manager and I were just talking, and he brought up that some of our clients have complained that my web pages don't display "correctly" in ...
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What should I do if I have 2 UI tabs with content that allows the user to access the same page?

I created an employee review application that has top-level stateful tabs just like the ones on this site. There is a tab called "My Employees" and a tab called "Employee Management" (used by HR ...
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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 ...
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Can you make total height for a 3-div-sandwhich equal 100% if top & bottom divs are in pixels? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Any problems with DIVs inside a table cell? Ok so I've got a header and a footer with absolute positioning and heights of 144px. The content div in the middle area needs ...
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How to use google adsense and google analytics for my site

Hi i've got a site serving content to Brazil http://montao.com.br via google app engine getting comfortable with updating it with new function now also adding google adsense and analytics to the site. ...
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is there a standard template for a website proposal

i am putting together a website for someone and i wanted to see if there is a standard template to use that includes: pricing (by hour, page or project) expected bug fixes costs for hosting and ...
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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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What are the best resources for a graphic designer looking to get into web design?

A friend of mine is a very competent graphic designer who wants to expand their skills and get into web design (just the visual design, no coding). While some skills certainly transfer over, web ...
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How do I get my users to love the intranet?

When designing an intranet for corporate use, what design practices should I follow that are different from those targeted to the internet/customer world? What kind of questions should I be asking ...
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Should a webmaster use a design document?

Hey what do you think of IEEE publishing a standard called IEEE 1016–1998 "Recommendendations for Software Design - I think it's a good idea to follow that guideline and keep a "design document" that ...
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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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Design Techniques to represent a series of photos in a website

An important part of our site will be the photo part in which we'll have artistic photos (no snapshots, no stock). We'll have different areas there like 'Recent additions', 'Popular' etc. For these ...
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Text files vs. text in database

I'm designing a new site, deciding whether to keep the bulk of the content for each page in a text file, with just the file name in a database record for that page, or to keep the entire text in the ...
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Portfolio Website

What is the best approach to make a portfolio website for an artist? Any of these methods? Using a template and customising? (Problem: most templates are product driven) Use a CMS -> which one ...
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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)
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Highlighting Search Results [closed]

A website I've recently worked on has a fairly extensive product search. The search returns results from the company's affiliates as well as products that the company produces and sponsors. A ...
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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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Enable users to create own homepage

Can anyone tell me based on experience what to use or what to do? I want to enable users(my family) to create their own simple homepage including a background image, some text and hyperlinks based on ...
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What is the 'most common' width and height that websites are being designed for these days?

I'm working on a group project and trying to get my colleagues to submit a drawing regarding their vision for an online application; this application will be viewed through a PC. Although I suspect ...
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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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black background & white letters or white background & black letters?

What is better for user? The site has a lot of text to read and I would like to make it as user friendly as possible.
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Does SharePoint Designer only use jpeg images and not tif images?

I uploaded a tif image into SharePoint Designer but it will not display on the web page. Does it have to be jpeg? I have uploaded jpeg images and they work fine but I erased a background on an image ...
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Disqus integration in website.. what is wrong? [closed]

I try to embed a disqus forum in a website I created. I used the exact code and instructions they give on the installation instructions. I just don't get it. Not much on Google either. Is something ...
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How to create great interfaces in PhotoShop, etc

Being a developer wanting to be a designer, I'm really interested in learning how to create top notch UI for websites, mobile apps, etc. However, I know nothing about PhotoShop or anything related to ...