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Why a CSS Website Layout Will Make You Money

web devlopmentWeb DevelopmentAlthough CSS layouts have been around for years, they haven't become so commonplace until recently. This was basically due to limited browser support (especially from Netscape 4) - nowadays though, CSS 2.0 (which introduced positioning) is compatible with over 99% of browsers out there (check out the browser stats over at http://www.thecounter.com/stats/2004/August/browser.php).

So, why should you convert your website from its current table-based layout to a CSS layout? It'll make you money. Simple really. And here's four reasons to explain why:

Reduced bandwidth costs

Web pages using CSS for layout tend to have much smaller file sizes than those using tabular layouts. It's not unusual to see reductions of 50% or more in file size when switching from tables to CSS. Smaller file sizes obviously mean reduced bandwidth costs, which for high traffic sites can mean enormous savings.

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Why a Website Design Speaks Volumes about Your Company?

very messy officeVery Messy OfficeWhether a business has just got off the ground or has been established for years, start-up and long running companies are looking to the internet to expand their sales, as well as service to customers. Many new websites are going up and with so many people opting to go with the cheapest route, or the quickest design process, sometimes the quality of a website gets left behind. Lets face it, you wouldn't want a possible client coming into your office, looking around at a mess, so why would you send them to your virtual office looking like one?

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Why Choose A Professional Web Designer?

seo for good websiteS.E.O for Good WebsiteIt seems that almost every Tom Dick and Harry does web design in one form or another. Everyone seems to know a friend's brother's son who can build websites for real cheap. Why choose to pay the sometimes high fees that web designers charge?

There's a right way to build websites and there's a wrong way to build them.

There are a number of considerations when building a website. The first is that the website being created is search engine friendly. I've seen some websites built in such a way that search engines couldn't see more than the home page. This results in a fraction of the traffic potential that would otherwise result from the website.

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Why Choosing Form Over Function Kills Your Site

user friendlyUser FriendlyNever put form over function. Why? Because it's crucial that visitors actually are able to USE your site. Everything you do must be designed to be as easy for the visitor to understand as possible. Everything should be functional first.

If you put form before function, you sacrifice your visitor's best interest for your own preferences. By definition, putting form over function means you sacrifice function--you make it harder to perform whatever task is supposed to be performed. You give up ease of use or simplicity in order to make it look nicer. Basically, you wind up with a lot of icing and no cake.

Don't get me wrong--form often accentuates function, just like icing accentuates a cake. Something that is visually pleasing often increases the usability by making it more attractive, or by using visual elements to increase understanding. Creative design can often be used to make a task easier to perform. It can entice the visitor to take whatever action you want them to take.

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Why Content is King of the Internet

internet across the worldInternet Across the WorldThe Internet is not merely a community or merely a new medium through which the people around this world connect and communicate with each other, crossing geographical and political barriers to communicate, trade, interact, entertain and inform, rather it has reached mammoth proportions and become an empire on its own. The Internet Empire does not belong to any one person but it belongs to and is completely ruled over by an abstract yet concrete idea – content. Content is the king of the Internet, content is what people are after and content is what attracts millions of users everyday and night to their computers to seek information, seek entertainment and friends.

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