Should I Use A Pop Up Window?



According to usability expert Jakob Nielson, 95% of website visitors absolutely hate with a passion unexpected or unwanted pop-up windows, especially those that contain unsolicitaed advertising. Infact, it is the Number 1 Most Hated Advertising Technique! It’s pretty inconvenient then to find that pop-ups can increase subscription conversions on a blog like this one, by […]

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What’s The Best Font & Font Size To Use In Website Design?



*Updated – 5 April 2012 There is no ‘best font size’. Just don’t ‘fix’ your font size absolutely. You may be aware that the same font, at the same point size on a Macintosh “looks smaller” than on most Windows machines. In a nutshell, this is because the “logical resolution” of a Macintosh is 72dpi, […]

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We Separate Content From Design Using CSS



How do you separate content from design? Basically, if you’re using CSS properly with your HTML document, you’re already doing it! A key step towards accessibility is the separation of content (usually words) from its presentation (colour, typeface, size, layout etc). Effective use of cascading style sheets (CSS) goes a long way toward this goal. […]

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Text Only Websites Suck



No text only websites! ‘The RNIB encourages the design of websites that practice ‘universal design’ or ‘design for all’. That is, a single version of the website which is accessible to everyone, no matter how they access the Web. This is made possible by the extensive accessibility features designed into HTML 4. The W3C recommend […]

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Website Frames – Don’t Use Frames To Design / Build Your Site



Unless you REALLY know what you are doing and why you are doing it…. Don’t Use Frames To Design Your Website. If possible, avoid using frames. Some people have difficulty navigating within frames, either because the frames are confusing or because the software they are using simply cannot read frames. When using frames, always offer […]

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