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Graphics are critical in defining the ambiance, appeal, and professionalism of a site. While we try to deliver engaging graphics, we must also weigh the tradeoff of increasing the download times that heavy use of graphics can entail.
If you thought you had a reasonable amount of control over the color of your typography using CSS, you thought wrong.
Since microformats typically don’t try to solve specific cases for niche fields, RDFa picks up where microformats leave off by adding an open-ended mechanism for extending the semantics of markup without limitations from the host markup language itself.
Submit and Reset buttons should be easy to see, and should be close to their related form controls.
Whether using a browser-supplied or a custom Submit button, we don’t want the form to be accidentally submitted multiple times.
Most of the time, this order is the way we would want and expect the visitor to progress through the form, because that’s how the majority of the Western world reads.
Although fluid design was a more popular design solution in the early days of the Internet, it’s less popular now as a layout technique for many small and medium-size businesses, artist portfolio sites, and blogs.
Forms can be painless or painful for visitors. Keep in mind that visitors want to get their tasks accomplished as quickly as possible, and with the least amount of effort. Proper planning and design can maximize task efficiency.
One of the more challenging aspects of designing web pages is taking into account a myriad of display sizes and resolutions.