Respectable WebDesign Techniques

    by Paul Shuteyev
    11.05.2008

    What makes every site respectable? Try my design techniques.

    Your blog is where your business becomes popular; it's like the headliner of an offline company. Also it is important to practise good design principles to make sure your site reaches out to the maximum number of visitors, subscribers and sells to as many people as possible. Make sure you have clear directions on the navigation of your website. The navigation menu should be uncluttered and concise so that visitors know how to navigate around your website without confusion. It’s very important if you want to get these visitors as subscribers. Reduce the number of images on your website. They make your site load very slowly and more often than not they are very unnecessary. If you think any image is essential on your site, make sure you optimize them using image editing programs so that they have a minimum file size. But remember – 50% of visitors do not read articles without any images. Keep your text paragraphs at a reasonable length. If a paragraph is too long, you should split it into seperate paragraphs so that the text blocks will not be too big. Most useful length is 8-12 words – reads fast and makes easy to follow. This is important because a block of text that is too large will deter visitors from reading your content. Your website, and especially blog, must run identically good in any browsers. If your website looks great in Internet Explorer but breaks horribly in Firefox and Opera, you will lose out on a lot of prospective visitors. Avoid using scripting languages on your site unless it is absolutely necessary. Use scripting languages to handle or manipulate data, not to create visual effects on your website. Heavy scripts will slow down the loading time of your site and even crash some browsers. Try to use only easy-html tags – it makes SEO easier and does not bury your article. Also, scripts are not supported across all browsers, so some visitors might miss important information because of that. Use CSS to style your page content because they save a lot of work by styling all elements on your website in one go. These are most fundamental and easy-to-remember tactics for all beginners. Follow my posts and get more useful tips and tricks on how to make your web-life better. Have a nice day!
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    Paul Shuteyev
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