Archive for the ‘Website Design’ Category

CSS vs. Table Based Design

Wednesday, May 2nd, 2007

CSS vs. Table Based design has been one of the hottest topics of debate in the web design field. Scores of sites proclaim the benefit of good CSS coding, flaunting load speed, standardization, and search engine optimization as the greatest benefits. Advocates of table design often downplay these benefits, claiming less than stellar improvements to a convention that may not need fixing. Combined with the overall utility and widespread acceptance of table design in the development community, table based design has a strong case of its own. So which should we use, tables or CSS? This is where the debate falters. Both sides are able to make a strong case because both sides have valid points. Tables and CSS do many of the same things, but each can also accomplish different things at different levels. A valuable perspective involves a consumer focused approach. Most developers have someone in mind, be it an audience for a personal or corporate webpage, or a client looking to promote their site to an audience. At the end of the day, a good developer must be able to answer to those who pay the rent. (more…)

Web Designers in Pakistan

Monday, December 11th, 2006

Need a new design? The markets on the internet seem to change on whim, and as the industry changes, websites must change to. If you are looking for a new web design, and don’t have or want to spend big bucks to build one, try outsourcing to professional web designers in Pakistan.

Affordable

The professionals are able to deliver the same high-quality products as their western counterparts, but at a fraction of the cost. The main proponent of this savings in the lower cost of living in the Middle East, so qualified designers are able to charge considerably less. This is the same reason so many companies throughout the world have chosen to outsource work to the area.

As hard as it might be to believe, you are the boss now, and have to make decisions that positively impact the bottom line. If the big companies are obtaining web designers in Pakistan and India, wouldn’t it make sense for the small companies, too? After all, internet marketing is done almost exclusively over the internet, so physical location is a small consideration.

Professional

Middle Eastern countries are by far made up of peaceful and respectful cultures. The area does not have the high incidents of lawsuits and consumer complaints that other societies do, and the value system attributed to sheer hard work and pleasure of job well done is still very much in place. The level of respect between individuals is phenomenal.

IT professionals in the region simply work harder and are pleased to do so. As an added benefit, many internet professionals in that region of the world are trained in customer service and professionalism. A significant number of companies run customer service centers in the Middle East for this very reason. Having designers who not only knows what they are doing but are professional and pleasant to work with might be a refreshing break for many webmasters.

Highly Trained

Coding and design are like mathematics in that they are universal languages. Many web designers in the Middle East have attended Western universities, and those that did not are still highly trained by local universities. Coding occurs in the same format regardless of the programmer’s native language, so don’t let nationality overshadow ability. Most designers are highly trained and, in some cases, over qualified to take on a website redesign.

The low cost, high quality service Pakistani professionals have become major players in the large web design market. A website is often the most lucrative asset in an internet marketer’s arsenal, so it should live up to its reputation. Web designers in Pakistan are able to design superior products for a small percentage of other programmers, and this is highly beneficial to you, the webmaster.

Webmaster – His duties and ethics

Thursday, November 16th, 2006

Webmaster

It’s a term that is used frequently, but can mean very different things to different companies and individuals. Of course, at first glance, it would appear that a webmaster is “a master of the web,” and in many cases this is correct. But a webmaster is much more than simply lord of his domain.

Duties of a Webmaster

The most formal definition claims a webmaster is a person employed to design, develop, market, and maintain websites. Remarkably, this overly simplistic definition is completely inclusive of all that a webmaster does in fact do in the course of his daily business – be it self-employed or as an employee of another individual or company.
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Website and Its Contents.

Saturday, October 7th, 2006

What is a Website?

To say a website is an online business is too limiting. The same can be said for many of the other casual definitions of a website. Perhaps, with the number of nonprofit organizations, companies, and individuals using the internet today, the best operational definition of a website would be simply- an online presence. A website is an online presence by an individual, a company or any other entity. A more formal definition might describe a website as a collection of pages dedicated to a similar or identical subject hosted though a single domain.
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Pakistani Designers

Wednesday, February 1st, 2006

As is often reported in the news, outsourcing has been prevalent for years and is continuing to grow. There is a new entrant into the international freelancer community – internet technology professionals from Pakistan. These professionals are highly trained, extremely professional, and consistently produce superior products for very reasonably rates. (more…)

Designers in Pakistan – A Review

Wednesday, January 18th, 2006

I needed a new site, and like many webmasters, I began scoping through the forums looking for somebody who seemed to know what they were doing. Now, in most cases, I like to work with people that I can easily relate to, and usually those people live in the same country as me. If for no other reason, sometimes I chose a freelancer because the time zones are pretty close together. For this particular site, though, I decided to try something new. I tried web designers from Pakistan.

It may not seem scary to you, the experienced IT professional, but it was a little bit unnerving for me. I’m something of a control freak, so sending my work halfway around the globe to be completed was a little nerve-wracking, but the low cost and professional products these guys had turned out in the past had piqued my interest. (more…)