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

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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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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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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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Diary view- user interface

I need to design a user inteface which shows the user his/her list of appointments. Ideally it needs to show today, tomorrow, this week, this month as view options for filtering, user can choose ...
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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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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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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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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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Tools for designing CSS layouts

Could you please advise me the tools that can draw images like this or this serving as a design for CSS layout?
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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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Dynamic and Fixed Layout

When should I use a dynamic layout? And when the fixed one? Thank you!
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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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design website using header and footer template approach

I am trying to re-do my portfolio website since its a pain to maintain it. Everytime I have to add a new item to it, it just takes forever and kills me. I'd like to redesign in a way that makes 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)
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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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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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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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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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Royalty free templates for website [closed]

Which is the best source to get the free website template, royalty free?
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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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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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How can I make fonts render the same way across different web browsers?

I am building a website for a client, and we had hoped to use plain text, not images in the navigation bar. The font we are using is Century Gothic (I believe that this font is available on the ...
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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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First Project a big one, How much should we charge?

Two of my cousins and I started a freelance computer repair/web design business just to make some money on the side during college, and received our first major web design project about three weeks ...
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Is Paypal the best solution for payment gateway for a website?

I have a realty website that needs a payment gateway for their property reservation. The reservation fee range from $500-$600 and about 5-6 people per month. I was wondering if Paypal is the best ...
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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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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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What design/feature aspects assist in visitor conversion rates?

Web design being around for so long, I would imagine we have some rules or guidelines regarding this topic. When a user visits your website for the first time, what particulars have been shown to take ...
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Should Designers Be In Charge Of Developing User Experience?

Should a designer be in charge of mapping out the user experience of a website? In my opinion, a developer should draw out how the website would work, what pages link to what etc. Then the designer ...
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Will it hurt my website's SEO friendliness if I host a french targetted website at, let's say, godaddy.com?

I have read that the server location is important for a website to be SEO friendly. I am planning to build a website from scratch which is targetted mainly to french audience (in france), but I am ...
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How To: Super quality images and text

Sometimes I come across sites that are different than others in terms of quality. For example (sorry for the ad), http://www.taskrabbit.com/ . The image quality is perfect, everything "shines" and the ...
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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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Managing accounts on a private website for a real-life community

I'm looking at setting-up a walled-in (i.e. mostly private, with a small public-facing login page) website for a real-life community of people, and I was wondering if anyone has any experience with ...
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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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Getting started building a website: hosting, security, and tools [closed]

A couple of my friends run a business and they asked me to build them a public website. It will only be used for static information about the company with some pictures. No transactions will be ...
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Are there any guidelines for laying out screen “real estate?”

I'm wondering if there is any information about creating a decent page layout so that your website will appeal to users of all resolutions. For example, the optimal width for pages. It seems like on ...
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Which is the best web usability book for a non experienced webmaster?

I need an easy to read web usability book for my web programming students. Which one do you consider is the best? I have heard good things about "Don't make me think" from Steve Krug, but I need some ...
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On which crowdsourced design site have you the best experience? (ie, crowdspring, mycroburst, etc) [closed]

I wasn't sure which site to ask this on (as Graphic Design hasn't reached beta yet), so I thought I would try here. I'm looking to have a couple logos and website designs done. I've had some great ...
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eCommerce website design concerns

I am designing my own eCommerce website. I have few queries on this: Are the templates always the best option? Are these easy to customize? Are there any FREE WYSIWYG web-page design tools that also ...
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Approaching re-development

Part of any new business is looking for new clients. I'm wondering if any of you guys approach old outdated websites for re-design? If so, how do you approach them without insulting them, or do you ...
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Reviewing a website

I'm looking for a tool (free/paid) like a program that help me in reviewing my website style and interface such as explain the content of the home page (footer, header ..... ) taking snapshots and ...