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This web was designed to graphically demonstrate the most common mistakes made by new Web Page designers.
Where am I and
where are the links to other pages?
As you can see, this text is difficult to read. There needs to more contrast between the background color and the text color. Here's another example of a poor choice of a background/ text color and size.
|Keep your backgrounds simple. White or light colors usually work best. Your background should not compete with the content of the page for the users attention. If you would like to use a background picture, select a picture that uses muted colors or format your picture as a watermark. Select text colors which will contrast well with the background picture.|
|Constantly running animations can be distracting when used excessively. There should be no more than one animated object in your view at any time. Also in this category are excessive, large, obnoxious advertisements.|
|Excessive advertisements: Aggressive pop ups, banners, flash ads and other intrusive ads annoy your visitors, make your site difficult to use and bury your message in a sea of clutter.|
music? Your website visitors
probably won't enjoy it either. Usually, it is best to skip the tunes,
but if you must add music, be sure you provide a way for them to turn it off!
Place the following HTML5
tag where you want the
music player to display:
<audio controls="" autoplay="" loop=""> <source src="soundfile path" type="audio/"type"> Your browser does not support the audio element. </source>
Replace "soundfile path"
with the path to your audio file. 'Type' specifies the MIME-type.
Enter the number of
times it should run in the "loop" tag. If you leave it
empty, it will run until the visitor turns it
off. More on HTML5 Audio here.
use of technology:
Splash pages which require you sit through a long download and don't
offer a 'skip intro' option. Especially torturous on a dial-up
Fake error messages:
|Misspelled werds and impropr punktuation, make yur web look amaturish, and unfinishd. Awlays run a spel chek befor yu uplode!!!!!! : )||Enclosing blocks of text within borders breaks up the flow of the page and causes unnecessary distractions|
Pictures which don't load properly
could be due to mislabled files, improper or unusual file exensions or
errors in the path to the image file.
first images of alien spacecraft!
(SEO) is the art of increasing your website's ranking in major search
engines. Remember 'Content is King' so include plenty of original,
interesting content. Weave important keywords into your text and be
sure to use descriptive image tags.
pages provide no way back to
page. These can cause users to get 'stuck.'
|Other Browsers & Screen Resolutions: Internet Explorer may be the most widely used browser, but it is not the only one. Others include Chrome, Firefox, Safari and Opera to name a few. Different browsers may display your page very differently. Check your website in as many different browsers as possible. Check it in various screen resolutions. Using tables may help control the layout. Avoid components which only render properly in specific browsers.|
Outdated information: If your website contains timely information, you need to keep it updated regularly, or remove the old stuff like the article below.
DOWNLOAD TIME is one
of the most
important factors in your web design. Most web surfers will not wait
for more than 10-15 seconds for your page to load before they move on.
Use pictures that load quickly and thumbnails to link to large images.
Avoid excessive scripts and widgets which increase your load time and
offer little value to users.
|<span>You can check out the code or Page Source
for any website you visit. <br>
Hypertext Markup Language (HTML)<br>
is the programming language which tells your browser how and where<br>
to display the page elements. You should learn some basic HTML<br>
so you can find and fix problems with your website.<br>
Here's some HTML tags for layout and design.</span>
|There should be a
link somewhere on your page for users to contact you.
Provide an email link at the bottom of the page.
Here's some links