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Web Design – The Different Elements You Must Be Aware Of

There are different element and principles involved in web design. These will show you how you can effectively put together a good and effective website. A good web design is not all about HTML tags placed on a certain page. It also involves the use of principles in creating a pleasing and functional website.

These elements are the following:

Balance: When you talk about balance in web design, this means distributing all elements on your webpage evenly. Since achieving a web design balance is dependent on your page layout it is best to keep in mind the three types of balance: symmetrical, asymmetrical, and discordant symmetrical

Contrast: Your site should not only involve colors but elements such as shape, size and texture as well. It is best to use different font size, text family and weight. The different contents on your website should have a good contrast to get attention however it is best not to use loud colors to contrast colors.

Emphasis: Emphasis involves main points that draw attention from readers. One of the mistakes web designers can make is to not emphasize on different focal points on the site. Put emphasis on the right elements. Make them stand out so that when readers visit your site, they will instantly be drawn to that particular element. Create a visual hierarchy in the web design. Use semantic markup to give emphasis even without the use of styles; change the font size of image size in order to emphasis or lessen emphasis on them; or you can use contrast in colors for added emphasis.

Rhythm: Web design rhythm is about using the same elements to show uniformity. Using the same elements can create rhythm.

Unity: This is also regarded as a site’s proximity. It is what keeps all the similar elements in the site alike and those diverse further apart, and pulls everything together into one. This is achieved by placing together elements properly in your layout. You can adjust the layout by putting them close or far away from each other. You can also change the spacing within the texts. There are various ways on how you can play around with the different elements to achieve unity.

An effective website will need all these elements put together in a cohesive way. If you want your website to attract customers, make sure that all these things are properly placed.

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Modelville mock ad
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Image by Captain G. White
Modelville is a show on The Tyra Banks Show. It features five former America’s Next Top Model contestants competing for a contract with Carol’s Daughter.

Done in Photoshop Elements with the help of this Photoshop tutorial: psdtuts.com/designing-tutorials/create-a-wicked-worn-vint…

Resources:
Texture files from jazza www.sxc.hu/profile/jazza , coscurro www.sxc.hu/profile/coscurro , miamiamia www.sxc.hu/profile/miamiamia and Ydiot www.sxc.hu/profile/Ydiot @ stock.xchng
Sunburst shape from ~backflip540 backflip540.deviantart.com/art/backflip540-sunburst-shape…
Lauren photo from All ANTM ( all-antm.net/index.php ) (via the CW)
Bianca photo and Modelville/Carol’s Daughter logo from the Tyra Banks Show website: tyrashow.warnerbros.com/
Dominique, Fatima and Elina photos from All ANTM
Font: Sketchy Times from the !Exclamachine Type Foundry exclamachine.com/

Oh, and the reason why Lauren has hair around her waist as a belt was, per the Modelville site on the Tyra Banks Show’s webpage, Lauren said that she wore Dominique’s old weave during the semi-annual ANTM makeover around her waist…and chased Fatima while wearing it.

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What Are Some of the Essential Elements of a Good Seo Tutorial?

If you want to improve your website’s visibility in search engines without spending a lot of money by hiring an SEO professional, there’s good news for you. You don’t have to spend a small fortune to get your website to rank high. You will, however, need to devote some time and effort to learn seo and effective optimization techniques. To assist you in this endeavour, go online and look for an SEO tutorial. There are many primers to choose from that can assist you in learning the basics of search engine optimization.

A good tutorial should start out by explaining what search engine optimization is and why it’s important. When explaining the techniques involved in search engine optimisation, the tutorial should make a distinction between ethical SEO techniques which offer helpful content to searchers and conform to search engine guidelines – often referred to as white hat SEO – and the so-called black hat SEO techniques that aim to get high search engine ranking through duplicitous means that degrade the search experience.

Knowledge of how search engines work is fundamental to understanding search engine optimization. Your tutorial must explain the function of search engines, the different types, and how each type works. It should teach you the difference between organic search results and paid listings and should provide you with a glossary of common search engine terms.

Search engine optimization begins even before you design your site. It starts by choosing the right domain name for your website. Your tutorial should teach you the factors that will most effectively bring in targeted traffic and cause you to outrank your competitors when creating your domain name. Hand in hand with choosing the perfect domain name is keyword research and selection. Although there is some discussion about the weight of keywords in domain names when it comes to ranking, it doesn’t hurt to have the right keywords in your domain name.

Keywords are the most important factors in search engine optimisation, so a good tutorial will go into depth about this topic. It should direct you to the tools you can use to select the right keywords and teach you where to position these keywords on and off your pages, how often you should use them, and other related matter. Armed with this basic understanding of SEO, you can then begin to design your website. Your tutorial should instruct you on how to optimally structure your website for search engines. Site navigation, appropriate HTML code, type of content, effects of static versus dynamic URLs as well as those of Javascript, animation, images and other multimedia – these are all matters that should be covered. Correct usage of these elements can spell the difference between website success and failure.

Link building is the other crucial factor in SEO. In constructing your website, you’re going to want to put in links to your internal pages via site maps, navigation bars, anchor texts, and other means. Even more important are inbound links coming from trusted sources. A good SEO tutorial should thoroughly examine the subject of links, explaining how to develop them, where to place them, what practices to avoid, etcetera.

A list of tools to use for keyword research and for measuring and tracking your website’s success should also be part of any good SEO tutorial.

Knowledge of the topics described above should equip you to take your website to the heights of search engine results.

SEO Training Kit provides comprehensive seo tutorials and training for web professionals and online business owners. John Roberts is an independent seo consultant, web developer and internet marketer, having over 11 years experience in the online space. For more information about John and his seo training course, please visit http://www.seotrainingkit.com

Memory is a Golden Sieve
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Image by kern.justin
Welcome to the new blog.
For the past year and a half I have been part of The Windy Pixel, a daily photoblog of urban and natural beauty. I ran the blog with Annie and Mike (those coming from tWp will be very familiar with these two folks), but the time has come for me to strike out on my own. The name for this blog comes from the writings and musings of Galen Rowell, who said that memory is a golden sieve which keeps the nuggets and lets the rubble pass through. His published words and photographs are a source of great inspiration and instruction for all photographers, myself included. I encourage you to read his books, support the Rowell Fund for Tibet and value wild places. My goal in creating this blog is to extend upon ideas I initially read about in Rowell’s books and to dissect photography and memory and to understand how the two connect. Ultimately, I hope to make The Golden Sieve a center for great photography, writing and a place of beauty on the internet.
What to do on the new site.
This site is but half made. I have spent the past months slowly building design elements and content from the ground up for your enjoyment, but there is much yet to be done. You’ll notice links at the very top of the webpage to buy photoshop actions, learn everything you ever wanted to know about HDR photography, and email me. There are also interactive gallery leads underneath the masthead (The City Gray and This American Giant) as well as an About Page where you can learn a bit about me and this blog.
You can buy prints of my work, read my gear recommendations (and eventually reviews) and poke around the short list of websites I enjoy visiting in the sidebar. You’ll also notice there is this neat little pull-out drawer in the upper left that has information about my twitter feed – follow me if you want to hear what I have to say.
I encourage you to click around from page to page and check things out.
Today’s photograph is accompanied by a 55-minute tutorial that shows you how I produce these images from CF card to blog. Affecting memory with photography is partly a function of translating what we find so pleasurable about primary visual experience into the medium of digital photography. As I mention in my "Materials and Methods" page, I believe HDR photography is so exciting and interesting to many people because it simulates constancy phenomena that we experience every day. Shadows are never pure black, bright lights are never pure white – we perceive color and luminosity as a function of local environment – i.e. we make a subconcious calculation as to an object’s brightness and color based on how it is lit. HDR is one of the only photographic techniques I’ve come across that triggers those calculations in a static, 8-bit image. What I hope you gain from watching the video is an appreciation of how to reproduce those phenomena and how to make great HDR images. Moreover, if you listen carefully during the video you’ll be able to hear one of my cats meowing loudly as if to ask me what the hell I was doing talking to my computer screen late at night!
A Golden Memorial.
There are several reasons I picked this photograph as the first for The Golden Sieve. First, I’m a bit of a geek, and as far as I understand, this is one of the first places that was photographed in HDR, and that makes it all the more fun to use as a template for playing with new "HDR" techniques. Now a member of the research community at Stanford University, I am proud to call this place home and was very eager to take my camera for a first visit to the crown jewel of campus. You will assuredly see many more photographs from inside the church in the future as it is such a great place for photography (if not a little overcrowded on the weekends!).
Stanford University is a memorial in honor of Leland Stanford Junior, whose life was cut short and whose fabulously wealthy and industrious parents commissioned a school in his honor. The Memorial Church was built by Jane Stanford to honor her husband and as such is something of a memorial within a memorial. It is a golden and crimson space that is resplendent with light (making it a great first subject for HDR) and is the golden sieve writ in stone and glass. If memory captures and stores positive experience, then this building is a testament to the power of that sieving capacity. Of all the long years that the Stanfords shared, through their great personal tragedy and onward, they found it in their hearts to give and to produce something as noble as a University.
What tremendous foresight they had in hiring Olmsted to design the campus and in setting up the trust so that it would remain large even when it had no use for its vast acreage. The university’s flexibility and prime location (seriously it is beautiful out here) made it a natural birthing ground for the information age (here is a very interesting piece about how and why Silicon Valley is where it is). Through all this the Memorial Church has stood (despite serious damage during the 1906 earthquake) and has provided hallowed ground for the formation of countless golden memories of faculties, students, staff, and visitors. What better starting image could there be.
My first attempts to gain access to the church having ended in some frustration (I seem not to be blessed here with the same luck of timing as I was in Chicago’s Rockefeller Chapel), I decided to commit the hours to memory and return during a lunch hour some weekend while I was at work. The interior was cool but a little humid, crowded and lit by huge beams of noon sunlight that slammed off of the stone walls and created deep shadows and very bright highlights. There were tourists and visitors everywhere.
I set up and waited for a lull in the activity. I’ve noticed people tend to move in groups, even when a group of people is composed of strangers. Perhaps we all heed social queues about when and where to walk and leave and come and go when in public spaces. Time ticked by and the church emptied, the heavy door creaking shut and leaving me to produce this series of images. During the last few exposures, a new group moved in through the door behind me and I held them off for a moment while the shutter counted down its seconds. Oh yes, I will be back.
Come, have a seat in the chapel as I evangelize modern, digital photography:

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