Too Far From Templates……

A lot of people get tempted by good looking web templates. Some template vendors even offer do-it-yourself kits to their customers. Web templates are designed by experts, using the latest designing software. They look stunning, compared to web pages developed by other means. While readymade templates offer several advantages, they have some disadvantages too.

Advantages of using templates:

1. You know how your finished site looks. You can choose the template that appeals to you. You need not rely on a web developer to get a good looking website.
2. Faster turnaround. You need not spend a lot of time on getting the colors and layout right. You can go straight to changing text and proceed with programming.
3. Templates are much cheaper than hiring a web developer. There are several sites that offer free templates as well.
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Search Engines Does Matter…

Search engines can be the best way to market your website. However, what one needs to do is create a search engine-friendly web design that can make it easier for your ideal customers to find you.

The best way to begin is to know the audience which visits the website. This is especially important when it comes to web design. It can make a big difference in drawing customers to your site.

One needs to design his or her site with search engines in mind. It’s important for any website owner to lay out their site in a way that makes it more search engine-friendly.
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Browser Independency for Web Designs

Many people say things like “well, Netscape and Internet Explorer have some arbitrarily high percentage of the market between them, so why not design for them?” This doesn’t wash, for several reasons.

First, why are you so quick to write off 10% (or more) of your potential audience? The more tightly bound to one browser configuration your pages are, the more fragile they become. Eventually you wind up with a page that only works on Netscape 4.03 on Windows 95, with a maximized browser window on an 800x600x16 bit screen, with the default font settings, with Java and JavaScript enabled–and all portability is gone.

It may help to think of it as “browser environment independence”. Users can turn off image-loading (I do, for example), or change their font size, or shrink their window;
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