Web Design: Tips to Success

These are the 10 things which I think are most important to observe when creating a web site. They are in no particular order of importance:

Popup Window? I’m Leaving!

One of the worst things I have seen on websites, both personal and semiprofessional ones is popup windows! Even on big sites like www.123webmaster.com you get a popup window when you visit. Personally I will usually leave a site with a popup window. They are extremely annoying. If your free web host gives you the option of a banner in a popup window or one at the top of the page choose the one on the page. Even if it makes designing it a bit more difficult and you can’t have as many adverts, so many people hate them it is not worth it. Don’t use them for ‘Top 25 Sites’ either. They are even more annoying than adverts. If … Read the rest

10 Things I Find Important in Web Design

These are the 10 things which I think are most important to observe when creating a web site. They are in no particular order of importance:

I Don’t Like Your Java Clock

Don’t bother putting ‘Eye Candy’ on your site like java clocks and menus with sounds. You might think it makes you look clever, but it doesn’t (unless you wrote the software yourself of course)! Anyone can copy and paste an applet from another website and they usually don’t really improve your site. Some browsers don’t support them either so it really isn’t worth it. Read more about deciding between Technology and Compatibility

Red On Blue Isn’t Good

Not only red text on a blue background but any color (except white) on a black background, light text on white backgrounds and dark text on dark backgrounds don’t work! Especially if you have a lot of text, it is very … Read the rest

Which is More Important – Website Experience or Brand?

As most internet developers already know, there are many different elements involved in building an attractive, user-friendly website that can be used to attract consumers and build recognition of a company’s brand. When it comes to optimization and user experience, functioning and usage of the one will certain affect the other every day of the week. So it would be rather difficult to pinpoint any single most important component of any company’s’ online presence.

Yet it is often heard and read about throughout the business world that brand ownership is more important than website experience. Well, that thought couldn’t be further from the truth! Ask the people who use a company’s website and they would strongly advise that a good user experience is much more beneficial to John Q. Consumer – and ironically such an action will certainly positively impact brand awareness as well.

Brand Ownership

In the online business … Read the rest