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  • A Free-Form Web Designer for the Non-Technical User

    Xara Web Designer is new web page software that allows complete free-form, anything, anywhere web page design.  Without any HTML or JavaScript skills required, Xara Web Designer can create graphical webpages containing text, graphics, photos, widgets and Flash. Novice designers can benefit from ready-made professionally designed templates and graphics,

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  • Review: Balsamiq Mockups for Wireframes

    I have been working with Visio for many years now for making mock-ups and wireframes, but a few weeks ago I bought Balsamiq Mockups. It’s a tool that lets you make simple mock-ups that look simple. Here's a quick review.

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  • 10 Best Practices for Website Landing Pages

    Creating relevant experiences is the goal of good web design. From landing pages to online advertising, a company's marketing strategy is just that, strategic. Or at least it aims to be. But how can you ensure that you are optimizing an exceptional online experience for customers that is also producing

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  • Web Design: Top 7 Wireframing Tools (Updated)

    It's been more than six months since we published our popular list of the Top 5 Wireframing Tools. Since then various readers have been eager to share with us their experience with the tools they have used for wireframing, information architecture and interaction design.

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  • Identifying Web Trends for 2009

    We're not even a month into the new year, but already there is speculation as to what web design will bring. Identifying on-going experimentation may lead us to new and exciting design approaches. So what new trends will 2009 most likely bring? Rich User Interfaces As websites become more

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  • Web Design: The $300 Million Button

    While Luke Wroblewski was writing his well-received book, Web Form Design: Filling in the Blanks, he asked if I could think of an example where a change in a form's design made a noticeable difference in business. "You mean like $300 million of new revenue?" I responded.

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  • How to Make Graphic Design Simpler

    As you know, the art of graphic design takes investment in training, resources and software. Yet, in today's waning economy, companies are wanting ways to do more with less.

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  • Information Architecture Institute 2008 Salary Survey Results

    Tis the season for breaking resolutions, so it strikes us as fitting that it's also that time for the Information Architecture Institute's (IAI) annual salary survey results. If you recall, last year's survey revealed a minimal decrease in the pay gap between men and women and a slight increase of

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  • Want to Build Websites That Are More Accessible?

    Still searching for that perfect Christmas gift for the web designer on your list? Not anymore. O'Reilly has just published Universal Design for Web Applications, a new book that promotes designing accessible websites and teaches readers how to build websites that are more accessible to people with disabilities and

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  • Web Content Migration: Disastrous Strategy

    There is probably no worse strategy for an intranet or public website than content migration. It is doomed to failure from the very start.Joe the manager picks up a jug. Inside that jug is milk that is curdled, sour and foul smelling.

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  • The Business Case for Deleting Content

    The more you delete, the more you simplify. The more you simplify, the more you increase the chances of your customers succeeding on your website.I recently worked with an organization that had managed to delete a substantial quantity of content from its website. It was not an easy process.

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  • How Reliable is Your Customer Feedback?

    Listening to customers is not enough. You must listen to the right ones. Is the feedback you are getting for your website truly reflective of the needs of the majority of your customers? Too often, websites get feedback that reflects the 'squeaky wheel' syndrome. (The squeaky wheel gets oiled.

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  • Is Web Content Localization a Race to the Bottom?

    It often seems that the primary purpose of localization is to create unreadable English that is cheap to translate into unreadable German.A great many organizations do not believe content has any real value. They see it is as a cost, a necessary evil.

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  • Hidden Costs of Self-Service

    A self-service website can only be effective when people can complete the tasks they came to complete. The toll booths on a motorway I regularly use were removed recently. In their place is an automatic system called Eflow that captures your car registration.

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