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South Florida Web Design: Tips and Tricks

South Florida web design is something Cenango specializes in. Cenango counts over 8 years of experience specifically in South Florida web design with a focus on small and medium scalebusinesses.

With our expert domain knowledge in South Florida based businesses such as Real Estateagents, cosmetic surgeons, travel & tourism and medical technology, we have developed a set of guidelines that help us to engage in various projects.

Let us share some of those with you. : -)

  • Neat, Easy Navigation: You want the site to flow from the front page to all the other pages that interest your visitors. Good navigation will help search engines such as Google to easily index your website content.
  • Clean Layout: Keep the focus on your content and have more whitespace. Remember you only have 3 to 5 seconds to convince a new visitor to stay on your site.
  • Use Cascading Style Sheets (CSS): CSS can give you enormous control over a site’s overall look and feel. CSS can offer accessibility and reusability of website components. But most importantly, CSS can reduce the page file size leading to low wait time.
    • Use the Text Links Rollover
    • Text Case Setting
    • Text Spacing
    • Line through Effect
    • HTML bullets with CSS styles
    • Links with Underline Hover: roll over links with an underline – clearly denotes links on a page
    • Minimize the graphicsflash and scripts.
    • Optimize your HTML and script code.
    • Use Server Side Includes [SSI] when possible because they will load faster.
    • The sites’ graphics have to be clean and noticeable. There has to be symmetry between the buttons, links etc. Try to have one theme throughout the website. This will help to keep the look and feel consistent from page to page.
    • Make sure that your site is up to the W3C Standards
    • Use a common structure for your pages like Dreamweaver Templates
    • Put in common code by using Server Side Includes
    • Create rollover buttons in Dreamweaver
      • Create rollover buttons in Fireworks
      • Create swap images
      • Create animated gifs
        • image roll-overs
        • Website users are looking to be convinced that your website is the authority on a subject and therefore your job is to make it look professional and personable as possible. Remember, Rome was not built in one day. Give yourself a pat on the back for trying and keep pushing on. With some effort you should be able to build a stunning professional website.


      • JavaScript
    • Adobe Fireworks is a professional image editing application similar to Adobe Photoshop. Gimp is a free alternative.

      Firework Tips
  • Use of CSS style effects and it will enhance the look of your website:

    Make sure the load time for the site is low:

    Ensure Web Site Scalability: Make sure the code and the design are scalable so that the site can be tested in all screen sizes and platforms.

    Cross Browser Compatibility: Make sure to check the site for Internet Explorer 5, Mozilla Firefox1+, Opera 7+, Safari3+ and Netscape Navigator 6+ as they make up at least 95% of the worlds browsers.

    We understand the above can seem daunting on paper. However these skills can be picked up with experience and creativity.

    Here are some tools and techniques to help speed up your professional website design:

    Adobe Dreamweaver is a great tool that can help visually layout a website. It can create the HTML and CSS for you. However Dreamweaver is not free. NVU is a free option with similar functionality to Dreamweaver.

    Dreamweaver Tips
  • Use a common structure for your pages like Dreamweaver Templates
  • Put in common code by using Server Side Includes
  • Create rollover buttons in Dreamweaver
  • Adobe Fireworks is a professional image editing application similar to Adobe Photoshop. Gimp is a free alternative.

    Firework Tips

    • Create rollover buttons in Fireworks
    • Create swap images
    • Create animated gifs
      • image roll-overs
      JavaScript

    Website users are looking to be convinced that your website is the authority on a subject and therefore your job is to make it look professional and personable as possible. Remember, Rome was not built in one day. Give yourself a pat on the back for trying and keep pushing on. With some effort you should be able to build a stunning professional website.