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How to Create a User-Friendly 404 Error Page

What is a 404 Error? What is a 404 Error page for? Is there a point to make it look less dull? Answers to all of these questions will be explored in this article, and you are most welcome to read on. There is an urban myth which tells the story of a room number 404 in the CERN building, …

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Importance of Typography in the Overall Design of Your Website

  Image by¬†Dmitry Baranovskiy. When designing a website, it is essential to design it with customers in mind. A well designed website will bring in, and keep more customers. A website should have well written content, and have a clear message. One should also leave out flash videos and audio files that can be detrimental to slow browsers. While keeping …

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Typography, Web Graphics

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What The Great Artists Saw

  Image by katsrcool. The vibrant colours of ‘Water Lilies’ by Claude Monet, and the diaphanous tutus in ‘The Dance Class’ painted by Edgar Degas, are two famous examples of French impressionism. But did you know that both Degas and Monet painted with degenerative eye conditions? Michael Marmor, an Opthamologist from Stanford University, made it his mission to show the …

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Art

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Free Online Art Galleries

For art lovers, the Internet is an incredible resource. For both people who create their own and those who just appreciate it, endless websites have been made to accommodate the artistically inclined. Even for people who want to get the art gallery experience without the gallery. Knowing well the frustration of being unable to visit every gallery in the world, …

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What Are the Most Common Web Design Mistakes?

Let’s imagine that you have put your heart, soul, time and money into building the perfect website for your company. You’ve carried out a diligent search engine optimisation (SEO) campaign focussing on such elements of your site’s written content and link profile, and you’ve even employed web development professionals who have made the updating and maintenance of your website a …

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Graphic Design, Web Graphics

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Give Your Print Some LIFE

Many believe that since the dawn of email, online editorials, and social networks, print has been on a sharp decline in almost all of its forms from journalism to promotional material and further fields. Some would even go so far as to say that print is dead. I, on the other hand, believe that print is still very much alive. …

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Graphic Design

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It’s all in the Mind of the Beholder

It’s really easy to get lost in how pretty things look when designing things. While aesthetics are important in design, we shouldn’t lose sight of the fact that we need to communicate a message first and foremost. I will illustrate this concept by quoting here some comments I made for recent makeover projects on About Desktop Publishing. Other designers have …

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Graphic Design

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Can QuarkXPress Open a QuarkXPress Passport File?

QuarkXPress Passport is the multi-language version of the standard or single language QuarkXPress. It contains all the features of the standard QuarkXPress plus additional support for multi-language publishing, including multiple dictionaries and a user interface that can be set for any of the languages supported by Passport. QuarkXPress Passport files can be saved so that the standard single language QuarkXPress …

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