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    Yes, transio, I agree. Yellow and red work fine on these sites. When I said about yellow etc. I meant groundless overuse of these colours
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    One point that I think should be mentioned is the use of hyperlinks.

    In my opinion, you cannot have too many links, and the redundant use of them is a must for a cohesive easily navigate-able website. After all, hyperlinks ARE the underlying principal that makes the Internet a "world wide WEB".

    All to often you see sites that mention other parts of the site in their content, but have NO link to the page itself. Just look at yahoo.com, probably 95% of the text on their homepage are links.
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    1. Never use images where text will suffice, e.g a website with images for each of the navigation items, each reading a different word like "Blog" "about me" etc. Lets say they have 7 nav items. If there is an image for each one, thats 7 images the browser has to load. Now, if you use the same image and use (X)HTML to put the text in, thats only one image. Use the one image as a background for each nav item and them write the text in yourself.

    2. Another navigation point, make it clear. Theres no point just having symbols or weird stuff like that (although it can come in handy when you have visitors from all over the world, speaking - and reading - in different languages, if this is a problem check out Babelfish). Have clear navigation and try to split your website into meaningful sections, maybe with a "main site" or "misc." section for all the odds and ends, e.g. link, about, contact, copyright etc...

    wow im on a roll

    3. Make your site interesting, and try to dedicate it to one soul purpose. E.g. writing, or movies, or music etc. Anything you can think of - and dont worry if it doesnt look like the rest of the websites out there and has got different content - be grateful, most designers strive day and night for that. :thumbsup:
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    5 rules of web design you need to know

    1. Site needs to download quickly
    2. Page content must be easy to read
    3. Website should be easy to navigate
    4. Look for page design consistency
    5. Add valuable content

    A clean, simple and well organized site will lower customer frustration and promote website traffic.

    Bottom line – Poorly designed websites will frustrate people, cause loss of customer loyalty, and end up wasting everyone’s time.

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    I see both sides of the coin here folks, I have designed a few templates for small businesses in the town I live in and some color schemes (i.e. black background with green text) are good.

    I think honestly it depends on what type of audience you want to reach, I agree a webpage shouldnt have too many images unless of course you use a preloader.

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    Fewer sites seem to be using pure flash and some have even changed back and removed the pre loaders and introductions!
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    ouch...

    i also used .tk domain.. but i think it's good for beginners since they/we are just on the "experiencing" period... hehe..
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    I use to have a .tk domain.

    I now have a .co.uk domain on a paid host.

    I don't think there's an end to the "experiencing period" as we are all learning new techniques and developing our skills.
    Blue Wolf Web Design - Will always get better!

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    For me, a good site should provide credible and original content in as many forms as possible.
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    4. Absolutely never rely on browser extensions or client-side scripting to make your page. That means avoid Flash, Java, and Javascript wherever possible.
    I think you are still on 1990's !!!.
    How can we imagine a site without atleast one of these things ? .


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