Tips in designing your website

Search engine optimization is affected by how you build your web pages. Knowing the building blocks of websites is a crucial tool especially for beginners. Knowing how sites are built will help anyone to know how websites will land on the top ranking of search engines.
Here are some things that you need to avoid when desining your website:

  1. Communicate Fast :- The internet is not a domain where people have long attention spans. Your website must give out what it wants to give out at first glance. The first few seconds are very important, it will help decide whether the reader will keep browsing your website or go somewhere else.

  2. Eye Friendly Format :- When layouting your pages, remember that you are not designing a book. Let go of big blocks of text to keep your readers. Your web content must be scannable. Everyone is encouraged to make use of subheadings, bullets, lists etc. Make sure that information can be found by the readers as easy as possible.

  3. Readability of Fonts :- Complicated and sophisticated fonts might look your website good to your eye dut it doesnot necessarily means that these fonts are readable from the perspective of internet users. Make things as simple as you can.

  4. No to Small Fonts :- Web browser can easily zoom in to enlarge small fonts but from the beginning make sure that the fonts that you will use will not cause any eye strains.

  5. Avoide Opening New Windows :- When clicking on links, most internet users hate it whenever the website opens. Let the use take control of the situation whether it will be a new tab or a new window. The back button is also there to get back to your site if the use wants to.

  6. Never Resize The Browser Window :- Again the user should decide for the setting of the browser. You might end up messing up the user's system if you improve any configuration.

  7. As much as Possible, No to Registration :- If registration is not a necessity, then dont require any. Most internet users will veer away from websites that require registration. The web users seek information and they are hesitant to give theirs if it is not at all necessary.

  8. No Automatic Subscription :- Everyone hates spamming and make sure you have the consent of the user before sending anything to his inbox. Unsolicited emails may hust tarnish your credibility.

  9. Too Much Flash is Not the Way to Go :- Too much flash movies will slow down your web pages and may annoy some users who do not have all the time in the world. You can utilize flash movies if there are features that cannot be maximized with the use of the static pages.

  10. Do not Use Music :- Using automatic music in the page may irritate most of the users. So, never use automated music and audio files in your pages.

  11. Let users Decide to Play the Sounds :- How the internet should be used is up to the user. If there will be audio files on your website, let the user decide if he will click play or not.

  12. Badges :- If your website received recognitions, the badges are best placed in the about us section. Badges may make the page look cluttered and lose its over all appeal to the users.

  13. Never Use a Website to Launch the Real website :- Remember the fastest way to the information, the better.

  14. Allow Venues for Feedback :- It will be the best if you leave your contact information so your client, subscribers or readers can leave their praises or comments. You can make use of these feedbacks so you can further impove your website.

  15. Never use blinking text :- This era is long gone.

  16. Keywords in the Url :- If you can make your URLs as simple and as keywordrich as possible then do so. This will help search engines find your web. Aside from developing your page ranking, it will help in brand recall.

  17. Opr for CSS Tables over HTML :- CSS tables are more reliable and faster compared to HTML tables for layout.

  18. Let the readers See the Information :- Avoide using drop down menus for navigation. The more information you let your user see, the better feedback you get.

  19. Rely on Text Navigation :- This is a lot faster compared to using images for links. Aside from being search engine friendly, some users also turn off the images when browsing the internet to maximize their connection speed.

  20. Let them know its PDF :- You dont want users to blow off their streams when their computer freezes while browsing your website because it is waiting for the Acrobat to open. Let them know that they are clicking on PDF.

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