The time when you begin to work on the design of your web site is very crucial. For it, one must ensure that he or she is completely aware of what your website is about, who are the target audience and what is the message that you want to send across to them through the website. Once you are done with these issues the best way to instigate the design process is by getting a blank paper and good quality pen and sit at a place free from any unwanted disturbances.
The rationale is to use the creativity of your mind rather than technology accessible to you through computer and its software. Isolate yourself from entities like internet, cell phone, chats, emails and alike and just focus on your design aspect. Just think about what you want to communicate through the website because if you do it correctly at the beginning and your web site will gradually transpire by itself. And if you jumble it up right in the beginning and you may end-up finding yourself making infinite changes without any success.
Jot down all the points you want to convey in a top down fashion. Prepare an outline for organization of these points. After this consider how you are going to communicate your messages. This involves thinking about graphics, sounds and other multimedia tools to be employed. You may also want to incorporate video or sounds to communicate your message in a better way.
Remember to always drive your decisions to your objectives as well as your audience. Ask yourself are these the relevant things that your audience would want to know? Does all of this information fit in with the context of your website? But at the same time make sure that you don’t spend large amount of time on any of this. The entire process for a good sized high quality web site should only take a few afternoons. Don’t forget that you are defining in general terms only the specifics will come later.
When you are finished with the above stated points, you will realize that the rest of the web site analysis and design process will run much smoother. The common phrase “Well begun is half done” perfectly suits the process of website design.
OmniWeb is indeed another useful web browser developed by The Omni Group for the Mac OS X operating system. Its separate window form editing feature works when you will click the square in the upper right corner of multi line form fields to open it in a separate window and assists in case you wish to add lots of text to an area which is very small and want to see all of it at once. This feature also allows you to enter tab characters. The feature workspaces can gather groups of web browser windows and tabs in them. Multiple workspaces for different web research topics and quickly switch between them with a key shortcut or menu choice is available. Next, by clicking on view link button in the toolbar, one can quickly view all the links contained in the page. OmniWeb uses a controlling pattern match ad blocking feature to stop images from loading from servers matching the pattern. It is also possible to block images that don’t originate from the current server you are browsing and to block images which match common advertisement sizes. Its shortcut feature allows one to type a key word or phrase to open a certain web site or begin a specific web search. Preferences can be implemented to specific websites. These preferences are saved automatically and retained between browsing sessions.
With the rapid growing of technology, the internet has turned out to be a part and parcel of everyday life. Everyone, irrespective of ages and professions are using the services of internet. It can be said that through internet we can visualize the whole world just on our computer screen. With the various aspects of entertainment over the internet, the habit of surfing is growing at a fast rate among the people. But the risks of using internet lie mostly among the children as well as the teenagers as they do not know much about the safety guards that should be maintained while surfing the internet. There is a lot of content available in the internet that is not at all good for children, for example the materials related to sexual explicit, drugs and alcohol. Therefore it is important to make the children conversant with the risks related to internet. It should always be kept in mind not to disclose any personal information such as your address, phone number, your work place etc to some unknown sites. It is important to keep a track of whatever the kids are doing over the net. A whole lot of internet safety rules can be put into practice among adults also. One should not register his or her name in a site before checking the authenticity of the same. One should never respond to any lewd or uncomfortable messages. It is essential to be practical while dealing with some lucrative online offers. With all these safety precautions one can enjoy healthy surfing.
There are quite a good number of internet browsers. iRider is a commercial browser which is having some of the latest features. Firstly, it has a page map which shows open pages as thumbnails in a hierarchical tree, giving a visual overview of the pages and sites that are running. The page map can be navigated directly by clicking links or using back and forward instructions. One can even directly click on a page or visit the pages just by dragging through the page map. For downloading any page while staying on the current page, one should right-click on links or favorites. The user can even opt for multiple links or Favorites (bookmarks), open them all with one click, and evaluate them as they download at maximum speed. Again, a Next Page command visits pages as they download in the page map, according to user-defined alternatives. In arrangement with link queuing, the browser allows easy visitation of any pages on a site or numerous sites, without using the Back button or revisiting pages previously seen. A Parent command goes to a page’s parent page and throws light on the link used to reach the child page. The user can even search a number of categorized search engines at a time and download their results concurrently. Separate pages can be easily opened from forms and the browser blocks undesired pop-ups.
Avant Browser which is available in 41 languages runs on Windows 98 and above, including Windows Vista. Internet Explorer version 6 or 7 must be installed. It has some of the most advanced features. It consists of user-customizable tabbed interface; Progress bar on each tab which is optional; an array of tab locking, duplication, and drop-and-drag arrangement. It can automatically save and reopen several numbers of pages and is capable to restore open pages after system crash. You can choose undo menu for last 25 closed tabs. The system of opening pages in single process reduces resource demands. It offers multiple home pages. It is compatible with many IE toolbars and add-ins, including Google toolbar, highlights marker to find keywords on any page. One can add custom-made function buttons. It has built-in RSS feed reader and URL alias facility to create keyboard shortcuts to favorite sites. Page zoom slider ranges from 25% to 500%. Its compact mode saves interface space and there is a boss button to hide browser quickly. The tray icons keep Avant running in system tray for fast access. It is also having customizable mouse gestures, autoscroll facility for hands-free reading; context-activated floating toolbars to save and edit images, text and Flash; customizable right-click menu entries; quick translation menu, the system of automatic page refresh at custom intervals and many other features. Its Push-button helps in quick blocking of unwanted items.