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Rope in More Business through Website Design and Development

A well-structured website can open up several new opportunities for your business, and allows you to capitalise on the global exposure that it brings along. Being the most important piece of your business's online presence, the website should be designed and developed in a manner that it enhances user experience and brings in more business to the company. To capture the World Wide Web, it is important to invest on comprehensive website design and website development services that strengthen the foundation of the site.

When working on the website design and development processes it is important to ensure that the website should be-

  • simple,
  • user-friendly,
  • gives a clear idea of what it is all about,
  • has cross-browser compatibility,
  • has easy navigation,
  • supported with Meta tags and descriptions,
  • frames should be avoided,
  • shas minimum use of cells and tables.

In order to ensure that all the above discussed factors are included in the website design and website development processes, use of various tools, besides profound expertise, is necessary. These tools make the development process much more productive and quicker. With the help of these tools, you can see a significant improvement in the development speed, reduction in debugging and testing time and improved quality of output. Some such tools are mentioned below that can improve the efficiency of the website designers and developers to a great extent:

1. Coda

In website design and development, Coda is used as an application that can write and manage code and markup such as HTML, xHTML, XML and PHP. It is a 'one window' website development environment.

2. Blueprint CSS framework

It is a time-saving tool that allows you to eliminate the discrepancies across browsers and gives a solid foundation to your website development process. It supports the most complex of layouts, improves typography and print styles.

3. CSS Sprite Generator

This tool greatly improves the performance of a web page by reducing the number of HTTP requests needed for rendering images. It allows the website developer to upload the images and it combines the uploaded images into a single sprite and also generates the CSS.

4. Kuler

The visual appeal of a website design depends largely on the colours used. A good colour palette can attract more visitors to your site, and this can be ensured using Kuler. Through this application, you can generate colour themes that can inspire any project.

5. Firebug

Firebug is one of the most widely used and powerful web development tools. It has a built-in JavaScript debugger that lets the developer to step through the script and allows him to analyse whether the script is slow.

Such tools can greatly save time and money spent on the website design and development processes and deliver better results. While this may not be a complete list of the numerous web development and design tools available in the market, these tools are some of the most widely used applications and can affect the performance of the website in a positive manner.

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