Good Web Design

One of the elements of good web design is a lack of the elements that make bad web design. If you stay away from everything listed on the page about dorky web pages, you’ve probably got a pretty nice web site. In addition, keep these concepts in mind:

Text
Background does not interrupt the text
Text is big enough to read, but not too big
The hierarchy of information is perfectly clear
Columns of text are narrower than in a book to make reading easier on the screen
Navigation
Navigation buttons and bars are easy to understand and use
Navigation is consistent throughout web site
Navigation buttons and bars provide the visitor with a clue as to where they are, what page of the site they are currently on
Frames, if used, are not obtrusive
A large site has an index or site map
Links
Link colors coordinate with page colors
Links are underlined so they are instantly clear to the visitor
Graphics
Buttons are not big and dorky
Every graphic has an alt label
Every graphic link has a matching text link
Graphics and backgrounds use browser-safe colors
Animated graphics turn off by themselves
General Design
Pages download quickly
First page and home page fit into 800 x 600 pixel space
All of the other pages have the immediate visual impact within 800 x 600 pixels
Good use of graphic elements (photos, subheads, pull quotes) to break up large areas of text
Every web page in the site looks like it belongs to the same site; there are repetitive elements that carry throughout the pages

Previous Facebook Will No Longer Support Their Share Button
Next The Ultimate Worpress SEO Checklist

About author

Jarrett Gucci
Jarrett Gucci 289 posts

Jarrett Gucci is the owner of Dynasty Web Solutions. A full service Internet presence provider specializing in WordPress development for business owners. Jarrett Gucci along with his team of professionals have designed over 400 WordPress websites. Jarrett Gucci believes strongly in creating websites that are unique, functional and generate referrals.

You might also like

Web Design 0 Comments

THE DOS AND DON’TS OF WEB DESIGN – PART 3

Contents1. Don’t use busy backgrounds on your pages:2. Do end your URLs with a forward slash in your links:3. Don’t set your type to all capital letters in your body

Web Design 0 Comments

THE DOS AND DON’TS OF WEB DESIGN – PART 2

Contents1.  Don’t use background music on your web pages!2.  Don’t use Internet Explorer’s scrolling ‘marquee’ tag.3.  Do keep the structure of your web pages consistent throughout your website.4.  Don’t create

Web Design 0 Comments

Why Online Response Time is SOOO Important in Creating Trust

In this day in age online response time can be the separator to your competition and closing the deal.  Consumers want a response almost immediately when shopping for products and services online and they

Web Design 0 Comments

The Ultimate Worpress SEO Checklist

ContentsStep 1: Use Pretty PermalinksStep 2: Optimize the Meta TagsStep 3: Avoid Duplicate ContentStep 4: Use a SitemapStep 5: Nofollow Links you don’t want to Pass Juice toStep 6: Use

Web Design 0 Comments

Landing Pages: SEO vs. SEM

Obtaining website visitors through search engines falls into two major categories — search engine optimization (SEO or organic search) and search engine marketing (SEM or paid search). While both techniques

Web Design 0 Comments

SEO for Blogs

SEO for blogs is an important consideration. SEO is short for Search  Engine Optimization. You’ll want your blog posts for your business to be seen by the search engines, right? 

0 Comments

No Comments Yet!

You can be first to comment this post!

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.