A Font Size We Can Read

by ChihWei H
This article advocate the use of size 16 font instead of more traditional size 14. The author suggest people put websites out there for people to read, and more readership eventually bring in more revenue. It provides six reasons to prove his points.  As people gets older, our eye sight gets weaker. Almost 9% of Americans are visually impaired beyond the help of lenses.  The greater the distance, the faster we read. People reads computer screen closer than they suppose to.  Pixel 16 text on the screen is the same size of pixel 12 in a book.  A survey of web design problems suggest that bad fonts is one of the leading concern.  It also counter that web designer who say user can zoom-in isn’t doing their job right. read more...

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Web Pages

by Joeydes M
Summary:

This article is about the art of designing a website and the content that goes into the pages of that site. It talks about cluttered sites with too much going on, and sites that take too long to load, etc… The author states that web design is a breeze and that anyone can do it, the problem is that every does do it and it doesn’t always come out good. It goes into detail on what specific types of companies and site design should practice. Breaks down the dynamics of a site and also points out that sometimes simple is better then overly complex. read more...

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Businesses and Web3D

by Rafael F
Summary: The article I chose details the future of web design. It calls this design Web3D. This article was written in 2008 and so some of these ideas that are being given to the reader have already come to fruition. The concept is based on the program known has Second Life. Second Life is a virtual world in which anyone can create an alternate life. The idea was first laughed at but now the idea of having an alternate life on the web is anything but crazy. What the author tries to illustrate is how we can profit from taking the text based web experience to the next level which is the third dimension. The article concludes with how with the increase in data speeds and hardware functionality, business on the web will increase dramatically and virtual stores will be the new present instead of future. read more...

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Chapter 14 Outsourcing

by Philip K
This article is called the “Perils of Outsourcing,” it discusses a story of a business owner who chose to outsource his web design and the plan backfired in its results.

Last year, a business man, Fan Bi, opened a web business that manufactured men’s shirts with the ability to create a custom label.  Bi had work experience with a London based company that outsourced web labor in countries such as India, Sri Lanka, and Costa Rica and felt he had the knowledge to farm this task out himself. read more...

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