Web Design

Web Design: Behind the Curtains

According to Web Design Perth, web design is the creation and planning of websites. As online resources and websites increasingly become a regular part of our lives, web designing is becoming a highly desired skill.

Web Design involves the standards for rendering and building Web pages, including HTML & CSS, device APIs, SVG and other elements for WebApps (Web Applications).

HTML & CSS:

Hypertext Markup Language, or HTML, and Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) are a couple of the ‘languages’ or technologies used to build and design pages on the internet.

CSS relates to the Aural and visual layouts whereas HTML deals with its structure. They are the basis of designing Web Applications and Web pages, along with being associated with scripting and graphics.

Uses of HTML:

  • At the click of a button, it allows you to, via hypertext links, retrieve information online.
  • Publish online documents containing photos, headings, lists, tables, text etc.
  • Include sound clips, video clips, spreadsheets, and other similar applications into their documents.
  • Design forms that allow remote transactions to be conducted for ordering products, make reservations, search for information etc.

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Web Page Speed

Web Page Speed – Microseconds Count

This little study conducted by Google and Amazon re-confirms what many of us have known for years: Web page visits drop even if the page took a half-second longer to load.

This makes sense when you combine a couple of factors of human nature. One is habit. We people are getting more and more used to instant gratification. Have thought, text message, post to Twitter. Get sudden urge to hear old 80s song again, search YouTube, listen to it. You get the picture. We’re surrounding ourselves by mobile devices of every shape, and it’s just training us to be less and less patient with lag.

The other factor is uncertainty. If you knew, every time, that no matter how long it takes, the page you want will eventually come up, you’d probably wait longer. But there’s so many things that could go wrong. Is it a bad connection? Server failed? Account suspended? Bad link? Too much Javascript slowing the page down? A Flash load? Webmaster mistake? We don’t know, but if it doesn’t come up in a few seconds, we know that we’ll get what we’re looking for somewhere else.

Just one more reason to only host your site on a server running Linux (the fastest, most efficient system), and with a local web host so you cut out all the lag you can.

Link Baiting

Successful Link Baiting

There are many variations that you can try while creating a link baiting blog article, but if you want to concentrate only on time-tested methods, I would recommend that you simply include something controversial in your blog article.

Everyone loves a bit of controversy in their lives and if you manage to include something controversial in your blog without ruffling too many feathers, you can rest assured that your blog will be a big hit amongst online users and you will get the desired number of back links for your website.

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Dithering

Why Choose the Right Colour Scheme for Websites

When used correctly, colours can not only enhance the visual appeal of your website but also help in conveying your message to the target audience effectively. Modern web browsers share 216 common colours necessitating you to stay in this colour range while designing key elements.
Going outside the standard 216 colour pallet would require the browser to mix colours. The browser thus borrows tiny dots from the colours that already exist to create the required colour, a process that is called as dithering. Most of the times, this dithered colour is so speckled that it becomes impossible for users to read the text.