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  Website Design Articles  
How to Construct Effective Webs
Author: Scott Hayes
  Successful websites is marked by certain characteristics. Several technical aspects of a web site need reviewing before the web creation stage.

Effective Graphics

Graphics are a significant part of successful web creation. Web creation must feature relatively small size images. Even in days of broadband, images more than 40-50KB in size can irritate the visitor due to a longer downloading time. Remember, web planning is the crucial part of Web Development and Maintenance these little things need to be looked at in detail. Moreover, your competitors can get their share of business if your home page doesn’t open in those 3-5 seconds time. One must use flash images only if they are indispensable. These images distract viewers and prevent them from reading your content. Moreover, the graphics used during the web development process must compliment the content. You must not keep up pictures just because they are photogenic and unique. They must match the matter. Images speak about your content.

Systematic Layout

The layout used during web creation must be standardized so that the visitor is not annoyed by it. Scrolling must be standardized and the size must be a familiar one. Stick to basics and offer a scroll up and down option rather than right and left. Spacing is also important during web development. Too many filler’s won’t work in your favour.

Fondness for fonts

During the web development process, the designer has multiple fonts to consider. However, only one or two fonts ought to be used for the best results. Varied fonts can only confuse and distract the visitor. 3 fonts for different pages may not work well with the visitors. Don’t use fonts that may give the illusion of a blur.
Printer friendly fonts are the best suited. Browser compatibility with fonts must also be looked into while web creation. Arial, Verdana, Times New Roman are popular with standard browsers.

Deceptive Advertisements

Your web site may be doing well and you may get offers for selling space on your web site. This may help you to make money. However during the web creation stage, you must carefully consider these advertisements. These advertisements on your top page or mail URL can work against you. These are basically images that may take time to upload and divert traffic due to slow loading.

Empathy scores

You must always empathize with your readers and ensure that web creation provides for browser compatibility. You must construct
web pages that work with all browsers unless specified otherwise. Operating system
should also match with the viewers’ choice. The content must appeal to the users and a sitemap must be provided on your web pages.

K.I.S.S. – Keep It Simple Stupid - Website Design

Author: Arvind Gawade
  A picture, they say, is worth a thousand words.

A picture no doubt enhances the overall look and feel of your web site. However, like the quote above a picture file is rather big in size and too much of it can make your web site seem like a drag to download. Although most internet users are now cruising the information super highway at broadband speed you should still cater to those who are still using dial up connections ( and mind you there are more then a handful). As a rule of thumb I recommend you keep your image size to less then 30k where possible. Your webpage should be able to load within 5 seconds. Please do not forget about users who cannot see the images on your web site by providing alternate texts as description to the images. Most webpage creation programs like Macromedia’s DreamWeaver allow you to this easily.

Navigability & functionality come before artistic excellence

It is absolutely of no use to make a web site that is a masterpiece from an artistic point of view but a complete failure on the web! Why? Because the users simply don’t know how to get around the web site! You should always bear in mind what car manufacturers always emphasize, ease of accessibility to functions. Make sure your navigation is clear and absolutely idiot proof (no offence to those of you out there who always get lost in a web site no matter how good it is).

Avoid Mystery Meat Navigation.

This is one of the biggest mistakes a web site can make as well as one of the most frustrating experience for users. This sort of navigation requires the user to mouse over an image in order to navigate to a link without actually having any idea where they are heading. It is only when they click and hold the mouse over the image that they can see the actual link.

Tables – Split them up

Ever been to a web site whereby you find yourself staring at a blank screen for a certain period of time before finally as if by magic the whole web site just pops out of no where? That is because the designer of that web site probably put the whole web page within a single table. Tables are used in web design to help align images in a web site as well as to create a structure to the layout of a web site. It makes everything neater as well as enables the developer to create abstract layouts easily. I will show you how to use tables as part of your creation later on but for now please take note that your user would be far better off if you split a single table on a page into smaller tables as required. It helps the user to prepare for the long wait in a way as the smaller tables with their contents and images will be downloading first so users can anticipate and not leave your web site in frustration.

No Pop-up Windows Please

Pop-up windows have been on the rise recently on the web. These are small little windows that pop-up with some information or key advertisement on them. They do nothing but clutter the user’s screen unnecessarily. It is best if all links open within the same window. However exceptions for the use of a pop up window may be for situations like if a page contains a link list then it might good to place all these links within a pop up window. However as a general rule avoid using pop up windows they make your life as well as the user’s easier. Furthermore, operating systems like Microsoft Windows XP are now equipped with Pop-Up Blocker (this tells you how welcome pop ups are to users).

Use Plain Vanilla Fonts

Have you ever heard of fonts such as Neuropolitical? No? Well it exists and it is a fanciful font with a futuristic typography to it. You might be surprise to know that I am actually discouraging you from using such fanciful fonts. Why? Can you imagine the frustration for your users of having to read your entire web site in default times new roman all because they do not have the font you used installed on their machines. Restrict the usage of such fanciful fonts to your graphical drawings only. Stick to the good old combo of Arial, Verdana and Tahoma.

No revolutionary plug-ins

For those who have never heard of the word plug – in , do not be alarmed it is simply a executable such as a program or animation or audio/video stream that requires an external software to be installed or plugged in (hence the name) into your computer to run.

Most web developers would jump at the chance of using as many plug-ins some of which have never even been heard of before. They think that this fanciful plug-ins would impress the user however more often then not the opposite occurs. It draws visitors away from your web site. No one likes to wait for an extra minute or two to allow software to download on their computer only to watch some senseless animation or listen to some audio which has no importance to the web site’s core purpose. Have you ever seen websites like Yahoo! Google or Lycos? You will notice they do not have plug-ins at all. However like everything else in this world, there are exceptions even when it comes to plug-ins. For example, if you would like to use animation on your web site you can use Macromedia Flash and you can create a link from your site to enable users to download its plug in via Macromedia’s web site so they can view your site’s Flash content.

Never underestimate meta tags

Meta tags are a group of special key words which are used to describe some aspects of the content of your site. It is widely used in HTML based websites. The information that is provided within a meta tag will enable search engines to index your webpage so that people using the search engine to search for a particular information might be able to find it on your page more easily. In short, meta tags when properly chosen can help your webpage gain more exposure and better listings on search engines.

User is King

Like every business in the real world, the customer is always right and so it is on the Internet. Keep your customers happy and focus on providing services and features on your web site which focus on adding value to your customer’s experience when they visit your web site. How can you do that? Simple, just make sure you have a good storefront for your website and if you are selling services make sure your customers can easily find the service they need and get prompt service from you. Always remember to put your customers at the front of your mind! It can make all the difference between a casual surfer and a serious customer.

K.I.S.S. – Keep It Simple Stupid

This is the most common abbreviation we have all come across at one point or another in our lives. Yet, it holds so much of truth in it. Simplicity in anything; especially a website is the key to making it a huge success. Flashy graphics and fancy navigation may all be eye candy however, they serve no real purpose and in no way do they contribute to the website’s ability to draw visitors. Even if the website does draw in visitors it is mostly casual surfers who are just there to check out the website’s functionality and not actually utilize its services or buy from it.
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