Web Site Design Archives

Miva Merchant Quick Tip: How to Create On-Page Anchor Links

Sunday, May 23rd, 2010

The problem with anchor links and Miva Merchant A recurring question about working with Miva Merchant is how to use on-page anchor links without the entire page reloading. Don’t know what I mean by an on-page anchor link? Click here. Because Miva Merchant pages by default are built using a base href tag that loads […]

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I hate to break it to you, but your web site isn’t about you

Sunday, January 17th, 2010

I got my issue of Website Magazine this weekend, and a line in one of the articles caught my attention. The article was specifically about keeping your graphic designer on a short leash, but this particular line is applicable to anyone who operates a web site. According to the article, effectively designing a web page […]

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Cool Finds in My Bookmarks

Saturday, January 2nd, 2010

I always like to start the New Year with a little cleaning and organizing of my browser bookmarks. The fresh clean New Year seems like the perfect time to go in and review all those handy links I just knew I needed, but didn’t take the time to properly categorize or describe. I’ve spent several […]

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IE6 Select Z-Index Bug: A Workaround

Thursday, July 9th, 2009

I’ve been using this flexible and easy to configure dhtml popup script on a client’s site for some time now, with great results. Today, however, I was setting up a new sale promotion on a page where the popup was to appear over top of a select dropdown. A quick preview in IE6 revealed the […]

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Blog i360 – A Developer’s Review

Wednesday, July 1st, 2009

I recently had the opportunity to work with a client to revamp an existing site and design she was unhappy with. My client had heard good things about Blog i360, and had her heart set on using it to build her new site. I hadn’t heard of Blog i360, so I did some looking around […]

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Nobody told me there was going to be math…

Saturday, September 13th, 2008

I’ve been working on a project for a new franchising opportunity. It’s a rather graphics-heavy design, and anyone who knows me will tell you how I feel about working with graphics — it usually involves more than one four-letter word. In this particular instance, the site owner wanted a horizontal navigation system, with an extended […]

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A picture is what you make of it

Friday, February 8th, 2008

Time was when photographs were what they were. Poorly cropped, bad lighting, the dreaded red-eye…sure, you could pay an expert to sit down with some pencil crayons and painstakingly color in the details you wanted, but most of the time it was easier to take a new photo. Today, though, things are different. There’s a […]

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The #1 mistake when building a website

Monday, January 7th, 2008

I’ve been working on a database and scripting project for one of my clients over the last couple of days, and it got me to thinking about some of the lessons I’ve learned in my years as a website designer, and one of the most important ones in particular. I’ve put several hours into this […]

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Read your way to a better website

Tuesday, November 13th, 2007

I know, I know…it’s way too early to be thinking about the holidays. However, if you have a web site, particularly an ecommerce web site, it’s in no way too soon to be thinking about gearing up for the largest shopping season of the year. One of the best things you can do to help […]

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Have you backed up your web site lately?

Thursday, August 16th, 2007

Well, as much fun as my vacation was, my return from vacation has not been so grand. A broken hinge on my laptop prompted me to try to move my files to a new computer, and the move has not exactly gone smoothly. Which brings me to the subject of today’s post… Although I’m having […]

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