I talked about how to actually create your site in terms of web hosting, content management systems and domain names, but now it’s time to focus on the actual design of the site and how vital the overall look and feel of your site is to its success.
Some people don’t realize that the smallest of details can make or break a site–literally! For example, there are very minor differences between browsers that can cause your site to look one way in one browser and another way in a different browser. Fortunately these differences are often so small, you hardly notice it, but sometimes certain formatting tags will perform differently (or not at all) among the browser types. That’s not all; you still have to worry about browser versions!
Aside from that, you have to consider things like whitespace, colors, bandwidth, layout, etc. This section will cover all this so sit back and relax. Once you get through these topics, your site will be well on its way to becoming much more successful.
- Stock Images and Graphics
- White Space
- Color Pallets
- Image Slicing
- Bandwidth Consideration
- Interlaced Images
- Print Variations
- Browser Versioning
The order of this list is a rough estimate of how you should proceed, but as some areas are more advanced than others, you can continue as you see fit. For the sake of publishing this online, not every section will be available at once.
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