7 Tips To Create A Mobile-Friendly Website

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As consumers increasingly turn to mobile devices to do everything from looking up local restaurants to getting directions, it’s more important than ever that your e commerce website or company/business blog be mobile-friendly. Don’t confuse this with an app. A mobile-friendly website is essentially a version of your business website that loads quickly and easily on mobile phones or tablets. Consumers...
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The Beautiful World of Art Direction, HTML 5 and iPad

Art directed web content is something I wrote about on WATblog a few months back. It was long overdue then I thought, at least it lay in my drafts for 3 months before I published it. However recent developments is sort of making me go back to it, and I feel the topic is going to be a lot more relevant in the next couple of years. Importantly these developments give a whole different perspective to...
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Web Layout and Design: The Way Forward

Should I put a disclaimer first that I am no expert in this field with no credo or experience. However I do have a passion for design, and believe that a visual decoration is as important as the research and words that go into content on the web. And hence this post. Create a complete reading experience Let’s first watch this video, and it is very important that we do, because the entire post...
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That List of Lists That List the Best Graphic Design Resources on the Web

It’s not been a lot of time since I spoke about standards and quality of creatives here at WATBlog. Now one of the more important points that is often neglected though is the creatives and best practices involved in them. Better standards of design not only web but graphic improves user experience, advertising and in general creates a better looking web ecosystem. In a bid to provide more resources...
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7 of The Best Web Development Tutorial Sites on The Web

Today while blogging about the Outlook standards saga, I remembered how I wanted to write a post on the best tutorial sites on web design and development. One of the major reasons why standards aren’t adopted as much as they should have are because of lack of awareness and knowledge. And one of the main reasons why people are beginning to talk a lot more about standards it is because of Tutorial...
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6 Website Trends That Came and Went By

I am in mood for nostalgia,maybe because it is exactly a year and 1 day since I first blogged on WATBlog. Nevertheless, my nostalgic trip made me think about the good ol’ days of making websites. The days when we used to put shiny blue text on black backgrounds and hosted websites on Geocities and Lycos and the likes of them. Which reminded me of some of the trendiest things which were almost...
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6 Best WordPress Themes to Set up a Corporate Website

My love for WordPress is not new and I have spoken about it quite a lot here. In fact a couple of months, in fact exactly 2 months back from today, I wrote about why I think businesses should build their corporate sites on a WordPress platform. The post was surprisingly comprehensive coming from me, and today I fulfill a small promise I had made then at least in part. In this post I will list 7 WordPress...
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Recession Blues Spurring Online Ventures – AskSaurabh – a New Job Portal

AskSaurabh, a portal set up by Pune-based Mr Saurabh, talk about inspiration for a name. Saurabh recently lost his job in Yahoo, has started this portal along with his friends Mr Anthony, Mr Iqbal Gandham and others. It is a job portal where users can post CV and jobs in a wide range of areas such as design, engineering finance, general, HR, quality assurance, testing and software development, among...
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3 Simple Reasons Why I Think You Should Use WordPress to Build Your Website

As a blogging platform, wordpress has been able to tap in millions of users both for its self hosted as well as the .com version. While worthy competition do exist from other platform providers, WP to many has become the definition of free publishing. However, this post is an attempt to look at WordPress as a CMS or a website development tool rather than as a blogging platform. Below I enumerate my...
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A (Very) Brief Introduction to Web Standards

Last week WATBlog featured an interesting post asking whether you would wait for more than 4 seconds for a site to load. Though we didn’t specifically get into it site load times and its display and layout in general are all part of the idea having standardised web development and design practices. This idea is what we find going about as Valid Code, and Web Standards in discussions and articles...
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