Don't Layout Another Site Without Reading This!

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  1. 1. Don't Layout Another Site Without Reading This! Rather than paying someone else to handle your website development, why not learn how to do it yourself? It is simple to learn, despite the fact that it may appear complicated to start with. This article will prove to you how easy it is. Keep the size of your web pages small. A lot of modern web pages are full of unnecessary elements, including huge images, Flash advertising, and lots of AJAX. Many people, especially those in rural areas and other countries with less-developed internet infrastructure, don't have high-speed Internet and will have to wait forever for a large page to load. Make sure your text and background has the proper contrast. There's evidence showing that white text on a black background is easiest for most people to read, but other colors are fine so long as they're readable. Also keep in mind that people with visual impairments may not be able to read your site if the contrast is poor. Check to see if your site complies with various contrast standards using the tool at http://snook.ca/technical/colour_contrast/colour.html . Give your visitors the ability to search your site so that they http://www.investorwords.com/48/accounting.html can more easily find what they are looking for. If someone cannot find what they are looking for right away, their next thought will be to look for a search field. Put this somewhere obvious and include a search button. Frames have been uncool to use since the 90's. Frames had they heyday, but there were not without issue. Frame designs make it harder for readers to bookmark your site and scrolling becomes a chore. You can employ easier techniques for better site usability. Always include a search tool for searching through your site. If visitors to your site need something specific, they look for a search box first. If there isn't one, visitors will probably leave your site rather quickly. Always put the search box near the top-right corner of your pages. Learn as much as you can about the various forms of html, as the html is crucial to website development. When you learn about html go ahead and make a couple of pages that are sort of filled with the information that you want to add to any of the sites you plan on working on. When designing a website with a lot of text, choose your fonts wisely. While serif text will work well for a title or headline, the body of the text should be in a serif font, which is easier to read on a computer screen. Try to use common computer fonts such as Times New Roman and Ariel. Minimize the amount of clicking or scrolling visitors must do to access information. The more a user has to click or scroll around to find the information they seek, the more likely they are to give up looking for it. Aim for having at least 400 words on every page of your site by combining pages that have content that falls below this number of words. Any good web page design must include the proper planning as you are getting started. This planning process includes selecting a domain and a hosting package as well as planning out the information layout and designs. Planning is essential to website design, as it gets you ready beforehand to carry out your idea of the website. Always make sure that your site design works well on every browser. Your coding might look great
  2. 2. in Firefox, but it could be askew in Internet Explorer. You need to find out exactly how things look in all browsers and then code in a way that leaves your site looking the same on every popular browser. Part of designing a good website is finding the best website hosting package. You want a package that offers ample disk space, bandwidth, email accounts, and such. If you cannot find a good website host for your project, then you shouldn't start your project. Hold out until you can locate a premium host. If you expect many people to contribute to the content of the website, incorporating a content management system (CMS) into the design of the website might be a good idea. A CMS will make it easier for everyone to add to and update the content without needing a high level of technical knowledge. These systems are easy to use, and can make publishing content on the website much more efficient. Part of designing a good website is finding the best website hosting package. You want a package that offers ample disk space, bandwidth, email accounts, and such. If you cannot find a good website host for your project, then you shouldn't start your project. Hold out until you can locate a premium host. Make sure you have checked for links that could possibly be broken. Do this each time you upload new content to your site. This can be critical, since visitors are going to know that the information they are looking for is not available, and if that happens a lot on your website, they will stop going to your website. To prevent this from happening, do a quick check to ensure everything is working properly. Just do a google search of website design and how to learn some of the basics with it that can help you along your website creation endeavors. The internet has an endless amount of information available to you that you can use to learn anything that you might need to become a good web designer. Create webpages that are "scannable". Reading online is different than reading a newspaper or a book. By default, site visitors scan webpages, looking for anything that stands out. Make sure your pages have lists, bolded words, titles, and short blocks of text. That way, your site will "feel better" to site visitors, enticing them to stay on your site. Don't fear drawing inspiration from other websites when you need an idea or two. Use other sites to get things you like and avoid the things you dislike so that your website is better than the others.
  3. 3. Go ahead and seek some advice from people who are pros in programs like photoshop and dreamweaver. You want to make sure that you're at least seeking advice from another individual so that you don't miss pieces of crucial information that could be vital towards you creating a website one day. As discussed above, there are a lot of automated tools available to help you design a website. By reading a few instructions provided by the chosen software http://www.jenius.com.my/build-business-website-service-malaysia/ program, your new career as a designer of websites will be firmly within your grasp. Take the ideas learned from above to help you find a good website design program that works well for you.

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