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21. Don't Confuse Users with Different Version :- Some site may ask for bandwidth preference or screen settings. See where they are, way below the rankings. Just give the readers the content that they want to see.
22. Donot Mix Ads with Content :- blending an adsense along the text body might increase the chance of clicks and revenues. Short term wise, this will earn you profits. Long term, imagine that users who are annoyed of being led to an advertisements which they do not need and do not want to see.
23. Simple Navigation are Top-notch :- Simple navigation is an assurance that the user will not be lost while browsing through your web pages. If one gets lost while clicking Next or hopping to another link, you can say goodbye to a potential subscription or sale.
24. No to Intro :- Placing an intro before letting anyone see the contents of your website is really annoying. Not everyone has the time, patience and attention span to watch what you want them to watch. It is just right to respect their time and lead them straight to the information that they need.
25. Avoid Using Frontpage :- Frontpage and other cheap HTML editors may be easy to use but you are sacrificing the quality of the design. You can often see problems with the codes or bugs when using different browsers. Unless you have advance coding skill that you can avoid such problems, Frontpage and other cheap HTML editors is not the way to build your website.
26. Cross-browser Capabilities :- Different browser have different sets of capabilities. What you have to do is make sure that your design is compatible with the most used browsers by your target market.
27. Intelligent Clicking :- Anchor text plays a vital role in your SEO plan. You have to make good use of them to let the users know where they are going if they click on a link. This give them freedom to choose where they want to go.
28. No Link Cloaking :- Hiding links is like telling the user to go jump in the river. The link must be visible and must tell the user where they will be going. Sending the users to affiliate links without them knowing will led to drop in your credibility.
29. Format Links Properly :- Formatting links properly make them more visible. Highlight their colors and underline them so they looks very inviting to the users. Links are optimally colored with blue.
30. Content Formatting :- The normal text should not be underline nor should it use colored fonts. Making normal text look like links might mislead users that they are also clickable.
31. Guide the Users with the Links :- After the color of clicked links so te user will be guided. This will give the user an idea which pages were visited and which one remains to be unexplored.
32. Avoid Using GIFs :- Advertisement banners may need GIF formatting but if these are not necessary on your website, avoid them. A tons of GIFs make the pages look cluttered and very unprofessional.
33. No to Pop Ups :- pop-up windows have been very annoying ever since. There are also chances that your pop-up window will be blocked by available free blockers in the market today.
34. Avoid color that causes Headache :- Color scheme may cause headache. If you think browsing through your website just for several minutes strains your eyes, then you must reconsider checking for another color on the palate.
35. ALT and TITLE attributes for images :- these will help a lot for blind users aside from being SEO friendly.
36. Functional Footer Links :- Internet users are accustomed to finding useful links at the bottom of the page. Usually you can find FAQs, Terms of Agreement, Contact Us and a lot more functional links. User amy click on them especially if they can find information on the pages.
37. Avoid Horizontal Scrolling :- People will tolerate scrolling down their browser to see the rest of the page. Do not give them the burden of scrolling to the left, than going back to the right, than going back up, than going down. Doesn't that sound tiring enough? The most commonly used resolution today is 1024*768 pixels.
38. Refrain from making long pages :- Scrolling down a few times may be okay to see information. Scrolling down forever to see what information you can give the users may be annoying and impractical. Users may decide to skip or just leave your website. A properly designed navigation plan will avoid this problem.
39. Polish the Grammar and Avoid typographical Errors :- Errors in the text will greatly affects the overall quality of your website. Before posting, you must edit, re-edit and proofread your contents to make sure that there are no spelling errors and grammar rules have been followed well all through out.
40. CAPTCHA :- These are utilized by webmasters to avoid spams on their websites. If you are using CAPTCHA, make sure that the letter are readable without having to call the whole family, football team and friends to read them out.