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Web Design Tips for Beginners

* Do not use multi-colored backgrounds with text that clashes with it- If you are using a dark colored background, use light colored text and visa versa.

* Do not use dark backgrounds and light text if you have alot of information to convey - Reading light text on a black background strains the eye.

* Do not use "rainbow text" (this would be having each letter a different color) - Another tough thing to read.

* Do not use allot of animation - Not only does this create a slower loading site, but if the visitor is going to be staying awhile, it gets annoying.

* Do not add several pop up ads for each page. They are irritating and will most likely drive the visitor away from your site.

* Do not put music on your site unless the vistor can turn it off - another annoying feature - I have been known to leave sites that have midis on them - after hearing "Somewhere Over The Rainbow" for the 100th time, I can't take it anymore.

* Do not put huge photos on your page - create thumbnails for those who would like to view a larger version

* Do not use a million frames to cut up your page.

* Do not use obscure fonts - unless the visitor has the bubblegum font installed on his/her computer/ they will only see their default font

* If you need to use a unique font, create is as a graphic.

* Do not center align EVERYTHING on the site.
* When designing business sites- use a white or subtle bordered background - It looks more professional

* Do keep a theme throughout the site - a logo and navigation on each page - This way the vistor knows he is still at the same site

* Do use the same font throughout the site - don't use verdana on one page and arial on another

* Keep animation to a minimum - Use it to draw attention to special offers or information

* Do use browser safe colors whenever possible

* Do make your site browser compatible - do not use scripts, applets, DHTML, etc. that are only compatible with one browser

* If you use cutting edge technology, design a second site for those vistors who still have a an older browser

* Do keep your vistors in mind - Design the site for the people who are going to visit, not for yourself You might like bold, bright colors, but a funeral directors site should use subtle colors and hues

* Do use height and width tags for your images - this loads the page faster and also is useful to search engine spiders

* Do add proper navigation on each page - At the very least you should have a home button on each page

* The ideal is both text and graphic "toolbars" on each page so that a vistor can get to any page on your site.

* Do design for the "three click" theory - this means that any section of your site should only be 3 clicks away

* Do use a site map for complex sites - this way if your vistor gets lost, they can always go back home or to the site map

* Do have fun!

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