There is much more
to Internet design than just guessing, checking, and finding things that
look cool. Careful design entails planning, hard work, and proof reading.
Although this may require more work, you, as well as the future users
of your site, will be much more satisfied with your Internet experience.
In conclusion, the following is a list of the top ten things people do
to mess up their web sites:
As a web designer, it is your duty to check everything you write and make
at least twice for accuracy and usability.
Know what works and what doesn't; make sure everything is readable, is
usable, and looks good.
There is a link between looks and credibility. Visitors are more likely
to take site content seriously if it looks good.
Websites should not keep the users guessing what to do and where to go.
Because of this, keep navigation and layout as natural as possible.
Do not use your web site to show off your technical skills. Sometimes,
the coolest, most elaborate pieces of technology are not appropriate for
6. X Incompatibility X:
Try to make your website work on as many platforms and Internet browsers
as possible. Otherwise, nobody will be able to see it.
7. Inaccessibility: Make all of your
pages accessible to as many browsers and modems as possible. Especially
check page-loading times and use of graphics and interactivity.
8. TaStElEsSnEsS: When people look at your site, they should not
say, "this was created by a beginner." Use logical, simple,
and tasteful design elements and writing.
9. U n n a t u r a l n e s s: Navigation and layout should work
like real life; keep them simple.
Stay the same; it makes your site look more professional and clean.
If you have followed this site from the beginning to the end, then you
should have a full knowledge of web design. Thank you for visiting How
to Make a Terrible Website (And Why You Shouldn't).
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