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Batemans Bay Web Design

Bj2design is a design studio based in Batemans Bay on the South Coast of Australia area offering website and web development solutions.

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Bj2design can also arrange web hosting and domain name registration as well as set up your website with your web host. Contact Bj2design for more information or to discuss your needs.

Web Design

The following is a collection of interesting articles about web design, accessibility, web typograghy, CSS techniques, website hosting and general website matters.

Web Design

CSS Beauty
A showcase of the possabilites of CSS and beautiful web design solutions
Top Ten Mistakes in Web Design
Jakob Nielsen has compiled a list of the top 10 web design no-no's, this is what Jakob thinks are the worst design mistakes to make
Designing with Facts
Extreme User Research - using information from surrogate users to shape the look an feel of a design

Web Accessibility

Why Bother with Web Accessibility?
This presentation will help you see the value of web accessibility and why it makes sense for you, as a web developer, and why it is a must-have for your clients
Don't lose your head over accessibility
A common mistake of placing an important image on your website as a background image with CSS
Headings - h1, h2, h3, h4, h5 & h6
A Command of headings and their usage and styling
Resources on Introducing Web Accessibility
Accessibility strategies, guidelines, and resources to help make the Web accessible to people with disabilities.

Web Typography

Web Typography
The Elements of Typographic Style Applied to the Web - a practical guide to web typography
CSS Type Set
Setting your type and seeing the outcome instantly, check out this letterpress for the digital age
How to size text in CSS
When preparing type on a website think about what CSS you will use for font size and line-height
Using Serif or Sans-Serif Fonts on Websites
Its of popular belief that san-serif fonts are the way to go when designing your website, but serif fonts when used can add a design edge to your web page.

CSS Techniques & Informatation

CSS Zen Garden
Its very hard to go past this website if you wont to see CSS used in creative and elegant ways with web design
CSS for accessibility
Make use of CSS to increase usability and accessibility of a website
Image replacement techniques
A good mix of image replacement techniques
Overview of CSS layout techniques
A web page created with CSS is three dimensional, fixed vs. fluid, browser bugs and CSS filters and hacks
Spacing objects evenly
Having a row of objects and creating equal space between each object with css
CSS Properties Index
A continuously updated list of all CSS properties and CSS Compatibility and Internet Explorer

Web Hosting - Batemans Bay Web Design

Web hosting
Finding a web host is not so hard with the internet these days even being based in Batemans Bay on the South Coast, though you need to select a web host that will serve your website needs. A web designer or developer may be able to help you with this.
Web host forum
A Good way to find a web host is to look online and use a web hosting forum and ask advice of other users of a specific web host
The Australian web hosting directory
The Australian web hosting directory is for Australian based web hosting companies. Have a look around their website for what are some of Australias web hosting companies and what they are offering

Web Coding

Things Every Web Designer Should Know
Interesting points on how to be a better web designer or just to have a check up on your web practices
HTML, the Foundation of the Web
Semantics + Structure
HTML Email Campaign
10 tips for your first email campaign
Creating a design with the audience in mind
Besides creating excellent code practices you must also connect with your audience

CMS worth a look

Some CMS's that are simple and some that are quiet powerfull and flexible at the same time. Website Baker, CMS Made Simple, modX WordPress and Drupal.

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