Written by Cynthia Fridsma
March 29, 2004
a site is not an easy task to do. Sure, creating a page is not so hard
nowadays, even if you are not familiar with HTML because you can
download several software tools to ease the job.
Another thing is
that you have to keep in mind that not everybody uses Microsoft’s
Internet Explorer. Some people still use Netscape (I am one of them) or
even use Opera to surf the net. I am getting tired of sites that are
not compatible with my browser, it really is annoying and I will not
visit such a site a second time around.
Do not use frames
also recommend that you do not use frames either. They can be annoying
and are not compatible with search engines. This might result in losing
visitors who use search engines to reach out for the topics they want.
Don't make your picture bigger than 30 Kb
pictures is a good thing, but keep in mind that not everybody has
broadband internet. There are plenty of people who still use a 56K
modem connection and they will not stay long on your site if it takes
hours to see your page. Don’t make your picture bigger than 30 Kb.
Avoid splash screens
is also therefore that you should not create a site entirely in flash
and try to avoid ‘splash screens’ they are annoying for your visitors.
Same goes for popup screens!
Plan your homepage first on paper
and think about a good navigation structure too. Don’t use underline
text or give your text a blue color. Why? Well because the blue color
and underline text is often associated with hyperlinks.
fall asleep after you have done the job. Be aware that some information
might not be relevant anymore if you do not update your site regularly
and you have to find ways to improve your site. Always stay alert and
look critical about your design.