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Front-page slideshows are bad for your website

Whether because they slow down the loading of the site, get in the way of what the visitor is looking for, or are often ignored as a type of ad banner, many websites would benefit from moving away from these legacy page elements to implement better and more user-friendly alternatives.

“The fold” is still very important in web design

Website visitors can and do scroll the page to find what they’re looking for. That doesn’t make this scrolling action a good user interface design solution.

Containers and modules in web design

Using modules in front end web programming to allow more flexibility and more independence from site layouts for content elements.

Cleaner layout and better navigation

If you’re reading this on the website (and not in an RSS reader or the like) then you’re seeing the new version of the website. Similar to the old one in general terms, but re-built (again) from the ground up using LESS and a dusting of jQuery. There are new features and content pages coming,… (Read More)

Serving a multilingual website audience

The latest article at A List Apart is a must-read for anyone serious about developing and running a website which should attract visitors who speak languages other than English.