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Category Archives: Web Design



Yahoo!’s Site Redesign Effort Pays Off?



Following up on the previous post about Yahoo’s effort in restructuring their homepage, this post is about the results of such efforts.

This is past due – I wanted to write this brief article when the news from comScore got out around the end of August 2013. However, since the main theme of this site is not about hot news, but rather about online/search marketing and web analytics, consider this an after update status for a before/previous story.




Yahoo! Homepage Re-Design and Your Homepage Re-Design



About the new Yahoo homepage (in the making) and using web analytics data to guide homepage and website redesign

Recently (October 2012), the Internet, including CNET, TechCrunch and Business Insider all had articles about the upcoming re-designed Yahoo homepage under the new CEO Marissa Mayer. The responses for the new (not launched yet) homepage were mixed; while many praised the new design for its leaner arrangement and more search-focused, others thought the changes were not significant, not worth mentioning or implementing etc. This article will give you a brief overview of the said changes, but more importantly a possible explanation for the grounds for those changes as well as the strategies that Yahoo is adopting through the new design.




Favicon Library – A Collection of Favicons






Test Your Website Usability in 10 Seconds



Don’t have a lot of time to test your website usability? How about do it in 10 seconds or less?


Website usability

I originally named this post Test Your Website Usability in 60 Seconds (influenced by title of the movie Gone in 60 Seconds). However, after thinking twice, I realized web users today (in the age of Google) no longer have that kind of patience when surfing the web. They often give a website less chance and less time; in fact, users only spend 10 seconds or less trying to search for information. If your website fails to present them what they need during this short window of time, they can just leave and click on the next result on the search result page.




Create Image Map / Hotspot in Dreamweaver CS4



How to create a clickable image map in Dreamweaver CS4/CS5


Create image map in Dreamweaver

An image map or a clickable image map is a web image containing (sub-)areas that linked to different content or web pages. Each clickable area is often referred to as a hotspot. Image map is useful in presenting and organizing information where you let web visitors see the big picture and also give them the option to click around and explore the areas of interest. An example would be something like the image on the left with four distinctive areas constructed by the puzzle pieces. Each puzzle piece may represent one of your products or services or anything else.