Functionality Vs. DesignWritten by Thomas Jenkins
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first heard about it. However, UserLovely.com costs nothing and in tradition of good design, is simplicity at its best. It specifies a set of design musts, put together by a team of pro web designers, that ensure functionality and stylish design. Access to this checklist is completely free and is te most useful resource I have encountered during my career as a web designer. These top designers will also rate your site (for FREE) and give you a User Lovely Rating, out of 100. Get over 90% and you will be able to proudly display prestigous User Lovely Award on your site. Get under 90% and team of designers will implement necessary changes for a very competitive fee. So how can you have your cake and eat it too? UserLovely.com that`s how!
Thomas Jenkins owns his own web design company, http://www.jkomp.com
@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 with 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.” on page that is loading. Or a rollover advice text that tells them that page they are about to click on has a lengthy loading time. “cut bulky images into smaller chunks” Sites with loads of images are ones that tend to take longest to load. The Bigger imager, longer it takes to load image. Solution: reduce size of image. This isn’t always possible, I understand that. There are other ways, try slicing image. For those of you that don’t know, this is like eating little and often, rather than having heavy meals - cut bulky images into smaller chunks and then place them back together. This will definitely aid loading times and as parts of image will be seen by viewer, they will at least know something is happening. Also look at format of images, .bmp images will take longer to load than .jpg or .gif - These are like diet foods, which don’t always taste as good as original. The same sort of thing applies here, unless you use a good image editor then quality of image can be degraded on conversion. Okay, so in summary @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 out useless content that adds nothing to your design overall!
Thomas Jenkins is the webmaster of http://www.jkomp.com