Category Archives: Web Design

Posts and information related to web design and development

New Corporate Web Site Launch

Finally, after weeks of work and tweaking, we have released our new corporate web site! It was a complete redesign from the ground up and, while we are very proud of it, I have no doubt that there will still be some adjustments to be made. Our company is located in North Carolina and we […]

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CCTech Launches Two New Web Sites

Things have been busy at Crystal Coast Technologies. This week we launched two new web sites. So, let me introduce everyone to the newest members of the CCTech family. Quality Kitchen and Bath They handle everything you need for your kitchen and your bathroom from Granite countertops to custom cabinetry. Clark and his team were […]

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Use Graphics Correctly and your Web Site Downloads Faster

Graphics can visually make or break a web site. For a visitor, a web page with mostly text can look an awful lot like one of those “end user license agreements” and nobody wants to look at those things :). So, you need to grab your visitor’s attention and some well placed pictures can do […]

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Web Design Basics

Professional web design has become vital during recent years. A few years ago, it was estimated that a visitor to a web site took about 8 seconds to decide to stay on that web site or click the “Back” button. That was then, this is now: Your web site has only about 4 seconds to […]

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Free Screen Capture Software FastStone

As our regular readers will attest to, we love FREE software :). Typically posts like this are some of our most popular. And, since everyone’s wallets may be a little lighter right now, this should make some of you very happy. I was checking out CyberNotes blog this morning and they had one post in […]

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New SnagIt Version Released

Just when you thought it could not get any better, the Techsmith team has made improvements. They released SnagIt 8.2 today and it has some sweet new features. We use SnagIt almost every day and this is a program that we could not live without. Some of the features include like Vista and Office 2007 […]

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Website Usability

Ok, most of you know that we are involved in a major redesign of our main site. It is loooong overdue and it is painful. I feel like a runner-up in a fight with Mike Tyson (the mid-80s Mike, not the cannibalistic guy with the face tatoo ;), although I am sure the result would […]

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Online Image Resizer

(Announcer voice)”How many times has this happened to you”? You signup as a member of a web site and you start to create your profile. You notice that the website allows you to upload an image to serve as your avatar. “Sweet”, you say! You browse your computer, find the image you want to use […]

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Color Palette By Image

Wow, could I have used this tool in the past. Trying to map the colors of a specific image so that you can duplicate them on the client’s website… what a pain. Now, that will never happen again. Bruno at css4design.com posted about this great tool that will tell you the exact color palette of […]

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What is Web 2.0?

How many times have web developers heard that question? I actually had one client ask if that meant they were coming out with a new version of the Internet 8O. Well, Pixel Acres to the rescue. Jonathan wrote a nice post attempting to define Web 2.0. But how do you define something that has no […]

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