Good and Bad Web Design Features

Published: 13th December 2011
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Nowadays every business needs a professionally designed website to grow on web. Websites are the most important facet of the business on internet.
Web design is the creation of Web pages and sites using HTML, CSS, JavaScript and other Web languages. This article will provide some useful tips on how to keep your website design attractive. Now we have some most important points when creating a web page.
Web design is just like design in general: it is the combination of lines, shapes, texture, and color to create an aesthetically pleasing or striking look. Web design is the work of creating design for Web pages. Now here two features are available for web designing. 1. Good web design features 2. Bad web design features.
Good Web design features:
Text: Background does not interrupt the text, Text is big enough to read, but not too big, the hierarchy of information is perfectly clear Columns of text are narrower than in a book to make reading easier on the screen.
Navigation : Navigation buttons and bars are easy to understand and use, Navigation is consistent throughout web site, Navigation buttons and bars provide the visitor with a clue as to where they are, what page of the site they are currently on Frames, if used are not obtrusive, A large site has an index or sitemap.
Links: Link colors coordinate with page colors, Links are underlined so they are instantly clear to the visitor
Graphics: Buttons are not big and dorky, every graphic has an alt label, every graphic link has a matching text link, Graphics and backgrounds use browser-safe colors, and animated graphics turn off by themselves
General Design: Pages download quickly, First page and home page fit into 800 x 600 pixel space, Good use of graphic elements (photos, subheads, pull quotes) to break up large areas of text, Every web page in the site looks like it belongs to the same site; there are repetitive elements that carry throughout the pages
Bad Web Design features:
Backgrounds: Default gray color, Color combinations of text and background that make the text hard to read Busy, distracting backgrounds that make the text hard to read.
Text: Text that is too small to read, Text crowding against the left edge, Text that stretches all the way across the page, Centered type over flush left body copy, Paragraphs of type in all caps, Paragraphs of type in bold, Paragraphs of type in italic, Paragraphs of type in all caps, bold, and italic all at once Underlined text that is not a link.
Graphics : Large graphic files that take forever to load, Meaningless or useless graphics, Thumbnail images that are nearly as large as the full-sized images they link to Graphics with no alt labels, Missing graphics, especially missing graphics with no alt labels, Graphics that don't fit on the screen.
Tables: Borders turned on in tables, Tables used as design elements, especially with extra large (dorky) borders.
Junk: Counters on pages -- which cares, Junky advertising, having to scroll sideways (800 x 600 pixels) too many little pictures of meaningless awards on the first page, Frame scroll bars in the middle of a page multiple frame scroll bars in the middle of a page.
Navigation: Unclear navigation; over complex navigation, Complicated frames, too many frames, unnecessary scroll bars in frames, Orphan pages (no links back to where they came from, no identification), Useless page titles that don't explain what the page is about.
General Design: Entry page or home page that does not fit within standard browser window (800 x 600 pixels), Frames that make you scroll sideways, No focal point on the page, Too many focal points on the page, Navigation buttons as the only visual interest, especially when they're large (and dorky) Cluttered, not enough alignment of elements, Lack of contrast (in color, text, to create hierarchy of information, etc.) pages that look okay in one browser but not in another
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