Web Design Secrets

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WHAT IS THIS WEB SITE ABOUT

This website is made up of a collection of web design tips and tricks that I've picked up over the last 10 years. All the secrets are here for you to discover in easy to digest snippets.

KILLERSITES.COM HTML CODES / TAGS

Just wanted to announce an important new addition to www.killersites.com - the HTML Codes Cheat Sheet. This new section contains an up-to-date list of HTML codes and tags that promotes standards based web design.

In addition to the code samples and written comments, the HTML codes section will also contain a bunch of short video clips demonstrating how to use the HTML tags.

HOW TO USE THIS WEBSITE

This website is meant to act as both a teaching tool and a reference. So my advice to you is to just snoop around take what you need - you will probably find something that you can put to use in your own work right away.

THE MAJOR SECTIONS

You will find 3 major section in this website:

  1. The web designers handbook - a collection of tips and tricks.
  2. The Do's and Don'ts of web design - just take a look!
  3. A list of free and cheap web design related software.
  4. The companion website to 'Secrets of Successful Websites'

Secretsites.com was originally the companion website for the book 'Secrets of Successful Websites'. For those still interested, I have archived the original website.

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THE WEB DESIGNER'S PRE-FLIGHT CHECKLIST

Now let's start with something everyone should check out - your websites should adhere to the following standards:

  1. Clean easy to update website design/structure.
  2. Good usability in the design - and all that implies.
  3. Fast loading 'light' web pages.
  4. Intelligent use of web technology - using Flash when it makes sense not because you want a 'cool' intro!
  5. The websites ability to convey the meaning/message of the website quickly if not instantly.

web design checklist continued ...

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