Here are some key web design tips that every web site should follow. Design your web site by following these tips.
Clear Navigation - Once a visitor has come to your site you need to make them go through your site. To do this you need to have clear navigation. Let your information be accessible from all parts of the site. Make sure all your important links are at prominent places. Preferably right on top - that's usually where a visitor first looks. Make use of menus on the right and the left. Try to link to as many pages of your site.
Check for broken links - Always check for broken links within a site before uploading it to your web server. In Dreamweaver, you can check for broken links by right clicking on any file in the Site Files Window and then clicking on Check links - Entire Site.
Readable and professional fonts - Just by looking at the font you feel that the site is not a professional site. Don't use Comic Sans and other fancy fonts that may not be available on most computers. If the font you use is not available in a visitors computer the web site will use the default font of your computer which is much worse. So try to keep to common and professional web fonts.
Minimize the use of excessive images - Keeping your site simple but neat. I believe that sometimes simple designs are the most effective for the web. Use tables creatively and design eye - catching icons that will draw a visitor's attention to a particular section of your site.
Browser Compatibility - Make sure your site is browser compatible. Don't stop designing your site as soon as you find that it looks great.
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