Category: Website Design

Website Development – Virtual Real Estate

By , March 27, 2020 4:09 pm

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Do you remember when you could “own a piece of the rock”? Well, now you can own a piece of the web, it is basically the same thing, only it is more like “virtual” real estate. You can put things on your website, and it will stay there, it is yours, you own it. And it is especially useful when you put things on your website that you want to sell.

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Do you remember when you could “own a piece of the rock”? Well, now you can own a piece of the web, it is basically the same thing, only it is more like “virtual” real estate. You can put things on your website, and it will stay there, it is yours, you own it. And it is especially useful when you put things on your website that you want to sell.

First of all, you need to register a domain. Domain? What is a domain, you ask? Well, a domain is like your house, or place, and all you have to do is give it a dot.com name to turn it into your own “virtual real estate”.

In deciding what you want your domain name to be, you need to consider your “niche”, and what kind of product or service you will be providing to that niche. If you are providing recipes for beans, you might call your site beanrecipes.com. So you need to figure out what it is exactly that you have to offer, and decide on a domain name, like the one used above. The process of coming up with a good name is a fairly easy one. Just keep it to one or two words, like, makingmoney.com, or bobspizza.com, just for an example.

After you have decided on a domain name, you can just look up a domain registrar with your favorite search engine, and get that name registered. (You can also find a link to a real good one on my website.) Noone can use that name now. And if you go a step further, by getting it hosted on the internet, then you can begin to start developing your site into a profitable business online.

You can go to my website, for more information on this subject. Click on the links to visit my mentors,( the ones who taught me how to build my own piece of virtual real estate!) Register at my site, and I will send you incredible reports, and other “goodies” from time to time. Wishing you all success and happiness!

Common Mistakes: Functional Web Specification

By , March 24, 2020 6:20 pm

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Streamline your functional Web specification phase and avoid these common mistakes during the design cycle to deliver your Web projects on time and on budget.

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Ineffective functional specification for Web projects such as Web sites, Intranets or Portals contribute largely to delays, higher costs or in applications that do not match the expectations. Independent if the Web site, Intranet or Portal is custom developed or built on packaged software such as Web-, enterprise content management or portal software, the functional specification sets the foundation for project delays and higher costs. To limit delays and unexpected investments during the development process, the following pitfalls should be avoided:

Too vague or incomplete functional specification: This is the most common mistake that companies do. Everything that is ambiguously or not specified at all, developers do not implement or implement in a different way of what site owners want. This relates primarily to Web features that are considered as common user expectations. For example, HTML title tags, which are used to bookmark Web pages. The Web steering committee may specify that each page contains a page title, but does not specify that HTML Title tags needs to be implemented as well. Web developers therefore may do not implement HTML Title tags or implement them in a way, which differs from site owners’ visions. There are other examples such as error handling on online forms or the definition of ALT texts for images to comply with the disability act section 508. These examples look like details but in practice, if developers need to modify hundreds or even thousands of pages, it amounts to several man-days or even man-weeks. Especially, the corrections for images as business owners need first to define the image names prior that Web developers can implement the ATL texts. Ambiguous functional specification can result due to the lack of internal or external missing usability skills. In this case, a one-day usability best practice workshop transfers the necessary or at least basic usability skills to the Web team. It is recommended, even for companies that have usability skills or rely on the subcontractor’s skill set, that an external and neutral consultant reviews the functional specification. Especially, as such reviews relate to marginal spending as compared to the total Web investments (e.g. about $10 K – $15 K dollars for a review).

Future site enhancement not identified or not communicated: It is crucial that the Web committee identifies at least the major future site enhancements and communicates them to the development team. In the best case, the development team knows the roadmap for the coming three years. Such an approach allows the development team to anticipate implementation choices to host future site enhancements. It is more cost effective on mid- or long-term to invest more in the beginning and to build a flexible solution. If Web teams do not know or even ignore future enhancements, the risk for higher investment increases (e.g. adding new functionality in the future results in partially or at worst in totally rebuilding existing functionality). Looking at the financial delta for a flexible solution versus a solution just satisfying the current requirements, the flexible solution has proven to be more cost-effective in practice from a mid- and long-term perspective.

Planned functionality not aligned with internal resources: Many companies look at site functionality only from a site visitor perspective (e.g. facilitation of searching information or performing transaction) and corporate benefits (e.g. financial benefits of self-service features). However, there is a third dimension the impact of site functionality on internal resources. Site functionality that can heavily impact internal resources are for example:
– Web sites: providing news, online recruitment, online support, etc.
– Intranets / portals: providing content maintenance functionality for business managers

It is crucial for the success of site functionality that the Web committee analyzes the impact and takes actions to ensure operations of the planned functionality. For example, providing the content maintenance functionality to business owners and product mangers with an associated workflow. This functionality is effective and can generate business benefits such as reduced time to market. However, in practice, business owners and product managers will need to write, validate, review, approve and retire content. This results in additional workload. If the Web committee has not defined in the Web governance (processes, policies, ownership and potentially enforcement), it may happen that this functionality is not used and hence becomes useless.

Wish lists versus actual needs and business requirements: The functional specification is not aligned with user’s needs or business requirements. This is more common for internal applications such as Intranets or portals. In many cases, the project committee neglects to perform a sound internal survey and defines functionality by generalizing individual employees’ wishes without any sound proves. Capturing the feedback of internal users across the organization allows determining the critical functionality. To effectively perform a survey a representative set of employees need to be questioned. Further these employees need to be categorized into profiles. The profiles need to be characterized by for example, frequency of usage of the Intranet, estimated duration by visit, usage of the Intranet to facilitate their daily tasks, contribution to the business, etc. Based on this information the Web team can then prioritize the functionality and choose the most effective and relevant functionality for the next release. Less critical or less important functionality may be part of future releases (roadmap) or dropped. If such a sound decision process is not performed, it may happen that functionality is developed but only used by few users and the return of investment is not achieved.

Not enough visual supports or purely text based: Textual description of Web applications can be interpreted subjectively and hence leading to wrong expectations. To avoid setting wrong expectations, which may are only discovered during development or at worst at launch time, functional specification need to be complemented by visual supports (e.g. screenshots or at best HTML prototypes for home pages or any major navigation pages like sub-home pages for the major sections of the site such as for human resources, business units, finance, etc.). This allows reducing subjective interpretation and taking into account the users’ feedback prior development. Such an approach helps setting the right expectations and to avoid any disappointments at the end once the new application is online.

We have observed these common mistakes, independently if companies have developed their Web applications internally or subcontracted them to an external service provider.

Take a Goggle for New Creation

By , March 21, 2020 9:52 pm

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In this rapidly changing world, up-to-date information, timely deliver in a cost effective manner are becoming increasingly important especially in the information technology (IT) business.

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India has been buzzing with a number of such IT projects that have been Buzzing with a number of such IT projects that have been outsourced to the country since the past few years. And comparing with other web site organization Web Design Delhi plays a vital role for develops the web site.

Web Design Delhi Company (e-Fuzion) too has seen several such projects being outsourced to it from various countries around the globe. Often wondering web design needs on your own hire someone else to do it, or use a blend of both? Simply put, the need for outsourcing arises when it makes better business sense to do so. This implies getting the same work done by professionals based in Delhi. Web Design Delhi Company (e-Fuzion) is fully equipped to handle your needs. Before we even draw up the first design on the board, l we try to understand your requirements, specifications, the environment your company works in and the communication needs. That’s how we tailor make solutions that suit your needs and that too at a fraction of the cost. This way you can concentrate on your core competencies leaving the web designing solutions from e-Fuzion. Web Design Delhi Company (e-Fuzion) qualifies offshore web design solutions that suit your website business requirements in a cost-effective manner. Partnering with the clients to understand their needs, transparency operations, emphasis on communication, high degree of commitment to the project and timely delivery ensures that the Web Design Delhi Company (e-Fuzion) solution needs through your viewpoint. We always combine the best of the technologies available with your needs to deliver a solution that suits your requirement best. E-Fuzion provides all the facilities with very low cost of amount, regarding the costing projects Web Design Delhi Company (e-Fuzion) differs its type of costing as per our clientele needs. The web designing Delhi Company suits for web development. E-Fuzion has array of web development work and want to outsource web design and development work can hire a dedicated web designers and programmers at a fraction of cost what you might be paying to your employees.

Loyal customers on its way to extinction

By , March 19, 2020 1:07 am

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How do you keep visitors loyal to your site? That is the question.

The answer?

Reward them so they will keep on coming back.

Customers have the tendency to readily sign up for anything being offered to them when they know that they are getting something for it. And chances are, when they see that you deliver what you promised, they would gladly come back for more to see what you have to offer the next time around.

Example of prizes are discount coupons, sweepstakes entry, free trial, etc. This way, they will be more inclined to register and turn over their personal information to you.

You can also give them free samples of what your site offers. The more you reward these people, the more familiar they will be with your service or product. This will result in better responses. Maybe they can even give out recommendations for new customers.

But before you can attain this level of marketing and reaching customers, you first have to make your site work. Since your site will be your initial marketing material, you need to make sure that your message will get through to them.

Here are some of the kinds of messages you need and need not use on your site.

Make them short and convincing. Do not include detailed product descriptions, information or long and winding stories about you and the company.

Make use of short titles and bulleted points or emphasis. Using these, your customers will be able to take in important information in a glance. You may want to put up a summary at the top and link it to the information you want read. Help your readers access quickly what interests them and what they want to know.

Be sure to set up a way for customers to effortlessly update their information or unsubscribe.
Check your site from time to time to make sure that all your information is up to date. Nothing can make visitors run away fast than a site with outdated information.

Do not spam. Avoid this at all cost.

Be different. Try to include some point of difference, attitude or special service that makes you different from all the others.

Lastly, support your promotion. Do not just sit back after you have sent out your promotion. Try following up. The best time should be the earliest time possible.

So do you know how to get more loyal customers?

No HTML Required: 5 Free Tools to Help You Build Content Rich Websites

By , March 16, 2020 3:48 am

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You don’t need to know how to write HTML to build a content rich website. Use these tools, and you’ll have a content rich website built in no time.

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There are so many ways to build a website that sometimes it can be confusing.

The first thing you need to decide when building a website is, what is its primary purpose?

Will you use your site only to build a list, will you provide content, do you want to generate passive income?

These are all questions you want to answer before you begin to build your website.

Once you decide what type of website you want to build, then choose the right tools. This will save you a lot of frustration in building a new website, and it’s not really necessary for your to understand HTML in order to build an effective website.

1. Landing Pages
Landing page builders are effective if you want to build a list. You can also use them to help you promote on sites like Google Adwords or Overture.

Most of these sites require some type of landing page now because they won’t allow you send your traffic directly to an affiliate program.

You can use these tools to help you build landing pages for your pay per click campaigns.

Landing Page Builder – http://www.landingpagebuilder.com – Free tool to help you build landing pages.

Google Publisher – http://www.googlepublisher.com/index.html – Offers a free and paid version. The paid version allows you to create unlimited pages and add your Google Adsense publisher ID.

2. Content Pages
Content will make your site sticky. This is especially effective if you choose to use some type of program like Google Adsense to monetize your site.

The easiest way to make your site sticky is to use articles. Make sure that the articles you choose are valuable to your readers and solve a problem.

You also want to choose keyword rich articles targeted to your market.

Orwell – http://www.portalfeeder.com/blog/ – Use this tool to search the article directories. It will also format the articles in HTML for you, saving you hours of coding.

3. HTML Editors
Choosing the right editor will determine how quickly you can get your site online.

If you don’t know how to write HTML, there are editors available to you that will do this for you.

NVU – http://www.nvu.com – This site building tool is similar to Dreamweaver or Front Page. You don’t need to know HTML to use it. Since it’s open source, it’s free. You can also use it on MAC and PC.

Easy Web Page Creator – http://www.easy-web-page-creator.com/ – This free tool will allow you to create web pages with a few clicks of your mouse.

4. Content Management Systems
If you plan to build a content rich website, you will find a content management system to be the best choice. With a few clicks of your mouse you can totally change the look of your site.

It’s also much easier to add and organize content.

The most important aspects of a content management system are ease of use and search engine friendly.

Open Source CMS – http://www.opensourcecms.com – This site allows you to try out all types of content management systems including blogs before you use them.

Since it’s open source, they’re all free to install and use.

5. Other Scripts
If the thought of creating or writing content makes you crazy, let others create it for you.

The easiest way to add content to your site is to offer an article directory. Then all you have to do is monetize and promote your new site.

Article Dashboard – http://www.articledashboard.com – is a free article script you can use to create your own article directory. It’s very easy to customize, and very search engine friendly. It also incorporates RSS, as well as email, allowing you to build a list, as well as promote in RSS directories.

Regardless of what solution you choose for building your website, make it search engine friendly, well organized, and rich in content and resources.

Choose your tools before you build your website, and you’ll build a better website.

Peak Your Site with Web Design

By , March 13, 2020 6:24 am

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Web site design provides different useful benefits, and design can also provide your site a higher search engine ranking like in Google, Yahoo, MSN and many more. It makes easy for people to find different web sites with different colors.

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Web Design Delhi company e-fuzion provides the major steps to develop a web site. It is basically helps to increase sites ranking in the search engine results. By also having a link in web designing pointing to your site, it will also increase web sites back links and brings out more visitors to see the web sites design and character.

Except web designing the web designers plays a vital role in advertising for different sites effectively. Through web designing, web site business reaches at its objectives to better promote of the web site and services which have never been easier. With this only strategy, Web Design Delhi can help your web site to provide more exposure, which making it more accessible to your potential customers and boost up your sales. In web site design the web designer’s work is too important. His creativity and innovative idea can help to reach at the destination of higher rank. In Web Design Delhi company e-fuzion is one of the best and foremost web sites, those are made web site with new idea and creativity. For web site development web design plays a vital role. As when some one wants to develop a web site then he first chooses which color in the best center of attraction. For designing a site Web Design Delhi can follow certain friendly web site points. Web Design Delhi company e-fuzion provides different options. For this need web design remember its game and it’s not as a good lay out for particular site. Web Design Delhi company e-fuzion always keeps in mind and always tries to make web sites design in simple and clear form which requires some simple lay out to navigate for the kids with the help of simple to navigate from the person without the help of their parents. Web Design Delhi company e-fuzion pop up advertisement windows, the persons will lose focus of your site. The web design company e-fuzion always tries to use screen shots of the game instead of just links. Not to need request payment for online games is a popular as club and fun games; its designing is not too much complicated. So for this reason Web Design Delhi Company create a simple and relax able good and designing services.

A good web designing is always makes web sites moment happy and prosperous. For better result it always provides the better web designing and better services.

What Clients Want

By , March 10, 2020 9:56 am

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A potential client calls and wants a website, as a web developer you are more then happy to help. What do they need to know?

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A potential client calls and wants a website, as a web developer you are more then happy to help. You show them your work, explain how your work is better then the rest and sell the person on the importance of Web Standards. Do you think that a client wants to hear all about Web Standards? Most likely they do not. They do want to here how you are going to make there website a success.

This does not mean that Web Standards are not important or that you should not follow them and yes you should tell your clients that you build websites using proper coding. But this is what they expect from a web developer, otherwise they would be trying to build a website on there own.

A web developer should be responsible for explaining to a potential client what it takes to make a website successful before they pay for your services. Many people still believe that all you have to do is build a website and visitors will show up at your door begging to buy your products. A web developer knows better and should make his novice clients aware of this. No client should think that a website will be a success without spending money on advertising. If you do not offer advertising or SEO optimization to your clients you should be prepared to recommend companies that do offer such services.

It is very important to remember that if a client’s website is a complete flop they will put some or all of the blame on you. Especially if you did not explain the pitfalls of owning and operating a website. On the other hand if you do promote there website or teach them the ins and outs of promoting a website they will be a satisfied customer. Most of my customers are referred to my company by existing clients and I truly believe this is because we do not just build a website for them but teach them what it takes to be an online success.

Why and How to Use Templates Effectively

By , March 7, 2020 12:43 pm

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This article shows pros & cons of using templates for website development and presents tips for using them effectively.

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In desktop publishing, templates are pre-designed documents that we can use to create business cards, brochures, greeting cards, or other desktop documents. Some types of templates include:
Mix and match elements using a Wizard or by choosing items from a list that the software assembles into our final product.

Pre-designed formats for documents where all we add are our own words in place of dummy or placeholder text. Graphics and typestyles are part of the template.

Pre-designed formats for documents that have placeholders (grid lines, boxes, dummy text) for key elements, text and graphics. We add our own text and graphics and choose the appropriate typefaces.
Many programs include their own set of designer templates for a variety of documents.

You can also design and save your own templates. Let’s look at some of the ways that templates can work for you.

* Pros & Cons of Using Templates

You might have heard (or even thought it yourself) “Real designers don’t use templates” or, “Templates are a substitute for real design.” But there are times when using one is the most appropriate choice. Some times and ways that templates can work for you:

– Save time with templates.

– Offer your client a less expensive alternative to your original, made completely from scratch designs.

– Use templates for routine forms for your own use (invoices, etc.) so you can spend more time on client work.

– Maintain consistency with newsletters or between related marketing pieces.

– If you’re a non-designer, use templates to give a more professional edge to your own marketing materials.

– Build your first Web page with templates until you become more comfortable with Web publishing.

– Maintain page-to-page consistency in a large Web site and simplify updates.

Remember, in many cases templates are designed by well-known designers. We often look at the work of others for inspiration, using templates is simply another way of borrowing from the talents of those around us. Starting with a template is a smart idea. However, there are still many ways to personalize them without sacrificing the benefits of speed, variety, and consistency.

* Tips for Using and Personalizing Templates

– Use some of these suggestions to make the most of the templates you use:

– Choose an Appropriate Template. Pick a template layout that is appropriate to the job. Selecting a design that is inappropriate or that requires too many alterations defeats the purpose of using a template in the first place.

– Change the Template Graphics. Add your own clip art and graphics in place of any pre-selected graphics used in the template. Graphics also include rules (lines). Change the size or placement to better fit your own text.

– Change the Template Fonts. Some templates come with font specifications. They are just suggestions. Be sure to choose a typeface that is appropriate to the design of the template. Some layouts and some typefaces have their own casual or formal tone. It’s usually best to stay close to the type choices (if any) used in the original template if you’re unsure.

– Change the Text Formating. Change the leading or alignment of the text. Add text embellishments such as initial caps or bullet lists.

– Change the Template Color Scheme & Paper. The layout is only one part of the overall design. Simply changing the paper or changing the colors used in your document can cause dramatic changes – even when the layout stays the same.

– Change the Template Layout. While one of the main reasons to use a template is to have an instant layout, a few simple changes can make that layout perfect. Flip the template or just move an element or two around.

– Save Your Modified or New Template. Whether it’s a modified template design or one you’ve created from scratch – save it as a template. If it’s right for one job, it may be right for another. If it is a newsletter or one of many pieces in a coordinated marketing package, you save yourself time down the line.

– Use Templates for Inspiration. Ever found yourself staring at a blank piece of paper or a blank screen, unsure of where to begin? Use templates as a starting point. Just browsing through the various templates – even ones unrelated to your current design project – can give you ideas and start you on the road to laying out your own original masterpiece.

Do It Yourself Website

By , March 4, 2020 3:15 pm

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If you are just starting out in your new business and you decide that a website could be a valuable addition to this business how do you go about getting one up and running? You have two basic options really. Do it yourself or employ an individual or company to do it for you. Which option you take depends upon your own confidence in acquiring the skills necessary and the amount of funds you can divert to hiring in a company. If you have sufficient funds then hire in a company…

If you are just starting out in your new business and you decide that a website could be a valuable addition to this business how do you go about getting one up and running? You have two basic options really. Do it yourself or employ an individual or company to do it for you. Which option you take depends upon your own confidence in acquiring the skills necessary and the amount of funds you can divert to hiring in a company. If you have sufficient funds then hire in a company as this will enable you to devout all your time to developing your core business. If you don’t then you will have to do it yourself. So how do you go about it?

You will require no or little knowledge of HTML as you can purchase a whole package from a web hosting company which should include some form of website developing software and your domain name plus the hosting of your website. Give some thought to your domain name. It should be easy for people to type in and remember. Not too long, succinct and preferably no hyphens. So you have chosen your domain name and your hosting service now you must develop your site. Again give some thought to this. How many pages you are likely to produce, how many links you will need. What sort of information is going on each page. If you are completely new to this then I would suggest that using your site editor software you produce a first draft and publish it. You can always modify everything later as you go along. This will give you your first website which you can then submit to the search engines albeit not exactly what you want or one that is going to attract visitors.

Now you need to do quite a lot of research on the internet as to how to make your site visitor friendly and search engine friendly. Here you will discover the importance of good content, changing content, appropriate keywords, backward links, article writing and good copy on the website. Taking this information on board will enable you to restructure and rewrite your site over a period of time, probably many times. However all the time this learning process is going on your site is actually published on the Web so is likely to start being trawled by search engines and getting indexed even if it doesn’t sky rocket through the rankings. The most important thing to do from the outset is to write good content that will be of interest to your visitors. If it holds the attention of your visitors and gets them to contact you then it will likely be of equal interest to the search engines. Do not produce a site that is written with the search engines in mind. It is your visitors who are important and by following a few simple rules that are published all over the Web your site can become very attractive to visitors and to search engines also. Keep the site textually based, there is no point in having very flashy graphics as these are not noticed by the search engines and often annoy visitors who want to get at the information they are after as quickly as possible and not have to wait for some animated introduction to finish before they can enter the actual site.

Having put into practice all the advice that is out there you should have put together a pleasing and appealing website that visitors and search engines like. Each day or week you add more content and develop more links and you will gradually climb up the rankings. The last piece of advice I would give is start writing and submitting articles. One or two a week would be excellent over a year or two. Once your articles start being published you will see an immediate leap in the number of links back to your site and a subsequent rise in the rankings if your content is also good. Aim to produce over time several hundred articles if possible. The more you write the more links back to your site you will develop and the more visitors you will get as well as boost your rankings in the search engines.

Web designing is a critical decision

By , March 1, 2020 6:53 pm

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Today, the best way to reach to the every corner of this world is by developing a website. It will just be a matter of few clicks and you will be in front of anyone who may be sitting anywhere in this world.

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Today, the best way to reach to the every corner of this world is by developing a website. It will just be a matter of few clicks and you will be in front of anyone who may be sitting anywhere in this world. That is the charisma of internet and websites. However, when you talk about websites, it doesn’t mean that all you need is a web space with a particular domain name; in fact, there are a lot of other things that have to be kept in mind.

Visual appeal of your website will be the first thing that will earn you a lot of visitors. Secondly, it will be the systematic approach that you must use in presenting the web contents and information about your products as that will make you to convert those visitors in regular buyers. So, it is all about web designing in the most effective way.

If you are looking to design a website, then the first option that you can always choose is to hire a professional who may let you bring your dream into reality. However, you can also do that on your own if you are having some previous knowledge about web designing. Apparently, it’s all about creativity, but, in reality, it’s much more than creativity as it requires a certain level of proficiency in dealing with specific designing tools.

Nevertheless, you can find these tools online and can proceed with your web designing. Also, spending some time on reading the tutorials on using some specific tools will always help. Also, there are so many languages and scripts that have to be understood in order to create a nice and unbeatable web design. You can also choose as if you require static web pages or dynamic web pages.

However, it will be relatively difficult and will involve greater awareness about technologies to create dynamic web pages as you may have to use JavaScript, Actionscript and other such scripting to make your web site lively.

To create dynamic contents, flash is another thing that can be used and in most situations, it will be the better idea to do that as there are some softwares that help you to produce graphics according to your liking. Although, it takes some time and efforts to produce a dynamic page with flash animations, but, it can really uplift the visual appeal of your website which is absolutely important.

However, when you will be designing your website, you must understand that it should not include so many heavy graphics including pictures and other electronic contents as they can hinder the speed of your web site. It is the basic thing of designing a web page as if your site will take time to get loaded, you will end up losing customers as no one have the time to wait for your site to load, especially, when they have other options to explore.

So, keep it simple, yet powerful along with a simple and comprehensible navigational structure which is momentous as well. Also, pay a sufficient attention to scaling and color scheme of your website to exude that professionalism that can grip the imagination of a casual visitor.

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