EchoEcho D-ZINE! :
WEB DESIGN MAGAZINE








D-ZINE! is EchoEcho's online Web Design Magazine.

The idea of D-ZINE! is to present articles that cover the design process from a level beyond the technical HTML and javascript details.

While the technical aspects are relevant - they alone could never make a good web designer.




FEATURED ARTICLES

DZINE#11
XHTML NEW
This quick but informative article explains what XHTML is, how it builds on HTML 4.01 XHTML and converting from HTML 4.01 to XHTML. It also digs into the history of XHTML and HTML.

DZINE#10
TABLES
Discover the secrets of the powerful, yet relatively simple table.
This edition of D-ZINE! takes you behind the scenes of tables and how to format them with CSS. Tables are compared with frames and handy tips are dished out, including, how to get the best of borders, backgrounds, merging and nesting tables.


DZINE#9
SPEED PAGES
Practical techniques for designing extremely fast loading pages. This article covers use of external CSS and external JavaScripts (and thus external HTML code pieces) that are embedded onto your pages.

DZINE#8
SEARCH ENGINE TIPS
This article covers myths about search engines, different types of engines, as well as discussing good, bad, and inbetween ways of pushing your site to the top of search engine listings.

DZINE#7
DESIGN PERCEPTION
This article covers the 4 laws of human perception of broader pictures (Gestalt). The 4 laws explain how the visitors judge which parts are connected to each other, like what is navigation and what is content, what is a general link for the site and what is a specific link for the particular topic.

DZINE#6
PRECISION DESIGN
This article will explain the major methods of designing with precision overruling the default settings for margins on the page and tables, as well as a few tricks on how to place elements with complete pixel precision.

DZINE #5
800X600 DESIGN
A page designed with a "Fixed 800x600 design" is a fixed design page that does not have a horizontal scrollbar when viewed in a maximized window on a 800x600 pixel screen.
This article deals with designing a fixed page that is limited to an 800 pixel screen width.


DZINE #4
640x480 DESIGN
By the term "Fixed Design" we mean a page that does not change any alignments or spacings no matter which window size it's viewed with. This article deals with designing a fixed page that is limited to a 640 pixel screen width.

DZINE #3
GRAPHIC STANDARDS
There aren't a lot of standards for graphic elements on the web.
This only adds to the importance of knowing the few that actually exist.


DZINE #2
SITE COLORS
While the creative amateur sees 216 safe colors as a major limitation - the conservative pro seems to be content with just a handfull!

DZINE #1
SCREEN RESOLUTION
Webpages must work on different resolutions.
This article covers the impact this has on good web design.





FUTURE ARTICLES

We plan to launch new articles as we write them - to be published the 15th of the month.

If you have concrete ideas for future articles - or if you'd like to contribute with your own articles - please don't hesitate to tell us about it!.
















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