@kins Diet for Web Pages

Written by Thomas Jenkins

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with your visitors! The reason most click off is because they think that there is something wrong withrepparttar page, or worse, their computer! You can save them and you so much trouble by just leaving them a little note saying something like, “Please wait. Images Loading… Thank you.” onrepparttar 143774 page that is loading. Or a rollover advice text that tells them thatrepparttar 143775 page they are about to click on has a lengthy loading time. “cutrepparttar 143776 bulky images into smaller chunks” Sites with loads of images arerepparttar 143777 ones that tend to take longest to load. The Biggerrepparttar 143778 imager,repparttar 143779 longer it takes to loadrepparttar 143780 image. Solution: reducerepparttar 143781 size ofrepparttar 143782 image. This isn’t always possible, I understand that. There are other ways, try slicingrepparttar 143783 image. For those of you that don’t know, this is like eating little and often, rather than having heavy meals - cutrepparttar 143784 bulky images into smaller chunks and then place them back together. This will definitely aid loading times and as parts ofrepparttar 143785 image will be seen byrepparttar 143786 viewer, they will at least know something is happening. Also look atrepparttar 143787 format ofrepparttar 143788 images, .bmp images will take longer to load than .jpg or .gif - These are like diet foods, which don’t always taste as good asrepparttar 143789 original. The same sort of thing applies here, unless you use a good image editor thenrepparttar 143790 quality ofrepparttar 143791 image can be degraded on conversion. Okay, so in summaryrepparttar 143792 @kins diet recommends smaller images, rather than larger ones. When you definitely need to have a larger image, break it down into more manageable chunks and format it correctly. Most importantly of all, cut outrepparttar 143793 useless content that adds nothing to your design overall!

Thomas Jenkins is the webmaster of http://www.jkomp.com

Choosing A Web Designer : A Plan to Guide You Through The Minefield

Written by Robin Porter

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If you opted to go overseas,repparttar websites already mentioned have ratings systems which can help you decide, and you can also send and receive private messages to ask questions.

Get Quotes

Once you have your shortlist, you can get quotes. For a straightforward website this can be a simple fixed price – for a more complicated project that is likely to evolve, you may just want to get a budget price at this stage, and then pin down details and a fixed price with your preferred bidder later. Always specify your expected timeframe for completion when obtaining quotes as this can affect prices.

Get References

Once you have your preferred bidder, get references. Any established web designer will be able to provide details of satisfied clients. Email them and ask if they were happy withrepparttar 143653 service received, ifrepparttar 143654 job was completed on time, how unforeseen problems were dealt with etc.

Remember to trust your instincts: If you are not entirely happy withrepparttar 143655 references you obtain, walk away and select another designer.

Appoint your web designer

You now have a fixed price, references, and confirmed timescale for your project. Now appoint your designer!

Most have standard agreements –read them carefully, and if in doubt get your legal adviser to look them over. Make sure timescales and project milestones are specified, as well as payment terms. Find out how alterations to your project are dealt with – in terms of cost and delays – and how disputes if they arise would be settled.

Finally, when you are completely happy, sign onrepparttar 143656 dotted line and look forward to a productive working relationship with your web designer!

© 2005 Robin Porter.

Robin Porter has been CEO of of London based web designer Arpey Internet for over six years.

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