Is your website breaking the law

Yes its a fact, from October 2004 your web site could be breaking the law if you dont meet the accessible guidelines laid out by W3C. The design and build of an accessible website relies not just on awareness and designing with accessibility in mind, but also careful planning, testing and evaluation. Accessibility is the degree to which anyone can access and use a website using any web browsing technology. A fully accessible site is one that is designed to make use of the latest ...

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What people love and hate in web site and printing

If you want to take your color printing into the next level, you may want to put it in your site or in any other form of getting people to read them. It cannot be denied though that there are some things people love and hate to see, whether offline or online, in the printing mediums that other people, companies and businesses use. Take, for example, in some web sites. When flashes first came into existence, web site owners wanted to have a piece of the action. Who doesn't? See, that is trend ...

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Good Web Design

"There are two types of web sites. There are those web sites you date, like 'The Data Was Lost Collective...' ...and then...there are those web sites you marry, like Yahoo! The trick is not to confuse the two." Many web designers get confused about what type of site they're creating. If you're creating a site that's for a media company (movie, music, etc.), fashion company, art school sites where there's no accountability for the bottom line, then it's ok to use "wild and crazy" design ...

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90s Web Design

A nostalgic look back at 90s web design, and a warning to anyone whose website is an accidental anachronism. Remember the days when every PC was beige, every website had a little Netscape icon on the homepage, Geocities and Tripod hosted just about every single personal homepage, and "Google" was just a funny-sounding word? The mid-late 1990s were the playful childhood of the worldwide web, a time of great expectations for the future and pretty low standards for the present. Those were the days ...

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The Importance of Web Standards

blockquote>Welcome to our website; unless of course you’re blind, dyslexic, using a screen reader, magnification software, text-based browser, webTV, cell phone, or PDA, running Linux, Unix, BEos, Solaris, OS2 or FreeBSD, or haven’t updated your browser in the last year or so. You’re not important to us. Is that a message you’d proudly display on your company homepage? The truth is, if you’re not using web standards, this is what you’re saying to roughly 20% of internet users. I ...

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Why Not To Use Web Design Templates

In today’s age of fast food and high-speed Internet, a business may be tempted to take the •more convenient” route in launching a website – buying a template and customising it. Website design templates are like off-the-shelf websites and are targeted at people who believe that launching their own, unique and differentiated website is costly and time consuming, which need not be the case. But what happens when you buy a template, and when looking up your competition on the web, ...

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Web site must haves

Books were the primary source of research before. With only these prints to attain information, people had no choice but to scan and even read through all its contents to find what they are looking for. Although there are indexes and page numbers indications, there is always a possibility that what is being said there does not correspond directly to what you are looking for. Bottom line, reading through. With the internet at everyone’s disposal, researching and printing has taken a new ...

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Business Benefits of the Web Standards

strong>Why your business benefits from adhering to the web standards Web standards are created to give benefits to the developer and the visitor. As a business, your website must be accessible, usable, attractive and convey a message of trust and professionalism. Getting this right can be both expensive and difficult if done outside of the W3 standards. Let's look at the main benefits of web standards. Accessibility Valid XHTML and CSS will ensure that a site is constructed in a way that ...

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Designing your Web Site for ALL Browsers

Let's face it. Building a web site that browses consistently on multiple platforms and multiple browsers is not always as easy as we would like. It is safe to say that most designers spend most of their time building their sites on a given platform. Those with the highest standards should, upon completion, take a look at their creation in different browsers and different platforms. Sure, you could see how it looks in Window 98 with Internet Explorer and let that be good enough, but do you ...

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Integrating Advertising into Your Web Design

---------------------------------------------------------- Permission is granted for the below article to forward, reprint, distribute, use for ezine, newsletter, website, offer as free bonus or part of a product for sale as long as no changes are made and the byline, copyright, and the resource box below is included. ---------------------------------------------------------- Integrating Advertising into Your Web Design By Stephen Bucaro If you are going to be placing ads on your website, ...

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