Essentials of Good Web Design by MaggieMills1

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									                               Rules of Effective Website
In designing the WebPages for a website you should adhere to following rules:

1. Pages required: Your website must contain following pages:

Feedback is necessary to obtain the suggestions of your visitors
Contact us is necessary to establish a relation between you and your visitors. You should
provide your EMAIL so as visitors should feel that will be given full support.
About us page should be included in order to publish the information about your organization.
This information could be year of setup, country from which you operate etc.
Home page should be included where links to all the other pages should be provided and the link
to Home page should also be given from all the other pages.

2. Basic Ideas: Website is like an introduction of your company to perspective customers at
distanced location. The products or services that you offer to your customers should all be
displayed in a presentable manner. It is said that first impression is the last impression and your
website is the first impression to your target potential customers. The impression created by your
website in visitor mind is not enough to catch visitors attraction he will simply avoid your website.
Your Website must be:

Neat which means that site should not be overcrowded with too many links
Organized means that the different contents from different sections of website should be placed
in different pages
Attractive means that the color selection for WebPages should be as such that it should look
nice. The background color should be light and the design should be able to catch visitor attention
at first look
Professional means that unwanted contents should be avoided and all like contents should be
placed in proper headings in pages. At first site it should be able to show the visitor their interests
for joining your website.
Small size of WebPages means that too much flashy content in desire to make webpage look
attractive would increase the size which will cause delay in opening at client site. And the visitors
will simply avoid surfing these type of websites. So too much unnecessary flashy content should
be avoided.

3. Message: The first question is why anyone should surf your website? If you are able to answer
this question well your website will be definitely entertained by visitors.
Visitors always look at their interest in surfing your website. Remember most of visitors are not
impressed free products and services. If you could offer following:
Entertainment which may include games etc.
Information which may include latest business news etc.
Links to other interesting sites
Your website should be simple enough to visitors for search of products and services offered by
you to them. And they should be able to order theses products and services at their convenience.
Your website should also support large number of payment options. The popular payment
methods are: Credit card, Paypal, Wire transfer etc. Adhering to any one payment option will
cause the visitor to betray which will defame your organization.

4. Easy and Fast download: Your site should download on client site in a few seconds. Market
research shows that the average number of surfer leaves a site that fails to load in 7 seconds.
Fast download of our website at client computer will be possible only when you avoid large
graphics and flash animations. The Home page of your website should not annoy your visitors
with too much links and unwanted messages otherwise you may loose your visitors. You can also
search for tutorial on how to increase speed of your website in search engines and implement in
your website.
5. Website text: Choice of words does not matter what matters is appearance of words in
WebPages. Dark texts in light background will be an impressive scheme while dark background
unable the visitor to read the text. Those fonts should be chosen which are easily available on
every computer. Some of fonts are: Times New Roman, Arial, Courier and Garamond. In the case
visitor do not have required font installed on their computer your message will not visible n their
computer and which will lose their interest in surfing your website.


6. Privacy: Visitors should get a trust on you that their private information is being protected by
you from other visitor and does not allow for access and updating to other visitors. You should
highlight your privacy policy and security aspects.

7. Spelling and grammar: You should be careful in text you write that you should not commit
any spelling mistakes that will show your inefficiency. You should check it twice before finalizing
the content for your website. You should not make grammatical mistakes as well.

								
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