December 2014

Common website problems – Part 1


If you are just starting out creating a web site it can sometimes be a hair-pulling experience. But let me share with you some of the common problems in designing a well-functioning web site and help you avoid those mistakes: Keep this troubleshooting guide handy for when you need it (and save some of your hair, too!) 1. MISSING IMAGES ON THE PAGE Possible causes: the image was not uploaded to the web server, it wasn’t linked to correctly, or the graphic is in invalid format. Fixes: upload all the graphics that you are using within your web page to the web server. Reference to that image correctly. And finally, make sure you are using the right extension, like .gif or .jpg 2. IMAGE LOADS VERY SLOWLY Possible causes: The size/image resolution is too high. Fixes: You must do your best to reduce the graphic to its minimum good-looking format. [...]

Common website problems – Part 1 2018-05-17T06:12:51+00:00

November 2014

Above the fold?


Layout and page design for web sites is somewhat restrictive compared to layout and design of print material. The reasons are various sizes and resolution settings of the computer monitor, tablet or smartphone. We use the term “above the fold”, which is the section of a web page that is visible without scrolling. I call it the PRIME “real estate” of a page. On a desktop the fold varies depending on the resolution settings on a user’s monitor. At lowest settings (i.e. 640×480) the fold is relatively high on the page. At higher settings (i.e. 1280×1024) the fold extends much further down the page. Decisions concerning what goes above or below the fold are often made based on a minimum targeted resolution. On a tablet or smartphone it is almost inevitable that one will scroll, however, one should consider what is most important to appear at first sight. For maximum [...]

Above the fold? 2018-05-17T06:12:51+00:00