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FTP Programs – What are they and how are they used?

30 January 2012 - 5:49pm - Chris Owens | |

One of the most often used tools when one is setting up their own website is an “FTP Program”, and although this tool is not exclusive to the field of web design, it is certainly something a web designer needs to be well familiar with.
 

A Basic Understanding of CSS

27 December 2011 - 7:24pm - Chris Owens | |

After a basic understanding of HTML (see my previous blog post on this), the next thing you’ll want to get a handle on is a thing called “CSS”.  It is the language used to control the visual presentation of the content you see on a web page.  And when I say “visual presentation” I mean everything from colors, sizes, fonts, positioning on the page, background images, borders and a lot more.
 

A Basic Understanding of HTML

22 December 2011 - 1:41pm - Chris Owens | |
There are many things one can know about web design, but none are more fundamental than HTML.  It is the most basic language involved in making up a web page, and every web page you ever visited uses it.  It is the web equivalent to laying the foundation of a house and then putting together its frame – without it, there is no stable point to build from.
 
 

Web Design Fundamental: Understanding Color Codes

13 December 2011 - 10:15pm - Chris Owens | |

When doing any kind of web design at all, whether you are making a site from scratch, using a Content Management System (CMS) like Wordpress, or even using a turnkey online website service like GoDaddy’s Website Tonight, you will have some dealings with setting or changing COLORS.
 

Rock Bottom Web Design Basics – Know Your Tools

28 November 2011 - 5:06pm - Chris Owens | |

If you are contemplating designing your own website, the very first thing you’ll want to know is what the basic tools are that you would typically use to do this kind of work efficiently.
 

Emailing Photos and Your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch - Why Is It Showing Sideways?

28 November 2011 - 1:28pm - Chris Owens | |

This is a problem that is not about web design particularly, but one you might eventually run into if you are sending out email newsletters - particularly if in your newsletter you are including a photo that was taken on an iPhone, iPad or iTouch.

Your Website's "Value Proposition": What is it and how does it help you get more business?

12 October 2011 - 12:56am - Chris Owens | |
When you first think about website design, you might tend to think strictly of things like the appearance of the graphics and text, the ease of navigation for the user, and the features it should have (such as a blog, e-commerce capability, etc).  And while these things are important, they have to work in harmony with the "value proposition" you are conveying to your potential customers.