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    Some ideas to improve the feedback of your website



    1. Improve functionality by using hyperlinks within the body of your pages.

    2. Make your navigation visible and consistent.

    3. Use no more than three separate font types.

    4. Use a layout that is easily understood by your viewers and again be consistent.

    5. Pictures are always a successful tool to capture someone's attention.

    6. Remember the viewers of your website are most important. Sometimes you will have to sacrifice beauty for functionality.

    7. The finest websites usually have a theme. Depending on the image you want to portray, try to add something unique that makes your site stand out. For ideas check out these templates (www.adamssite.com & www.templatemonster.com)

    8. Remember everyone's idea of beauty can be different, for commercial websites try to target a majority.

    9. Unsure about a layout? It may be helpful to search other sites to get some ideas.

    10. Most importantly, make the site a pleasure to visit. It will increase traffic and positive feedback.

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    11. Spell check EVERYTHING...
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    AnD dOnT tYpE lIkE dIs. It Is AnNoYiNg!

    Make sure all your links work and are correct!! AND that they don't pop up in a new window or in the wrong frame or whatnot.
    Who invented milk........ and what the heck were they doing to that poor cow?!!

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    Thanks for the tips! I want to add one more:

    12. Make sure that your web site is compatible with all the Internet browsers - so you can increase the number of your visitors.

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    13. Keep your visitors updated with content or site news. An integrated or off-site Twitter is currently the easiest way to do so.

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    14. delete comic sans off your designers pc
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    Don't disrespect The Sans. I've actually used it on a site that was successful once. From 1999-2001, which means it was almost 10 years ago when I had to stop using it. But it can work in the right circumstances (i.e. your audience is a little touched in the head).
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    Quote Originally Posted by web_design_shef, post: 198293
    14. delete comic sans off your designers pc
    LOL. Reminds me of this cracked article: http://www.cracked.com/funny-5647-fonts/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kacie, post: 198399
    yeah I agree with the above comments.
    Use a good font that is readable and make sure you do spell check everything ! because other wise alot of people won't take what you have to say seriously.
    You misspelled "otherwise" and "a lot". Should we ignore you?
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    I don't know why but I ALWAYS spell a lot as alot, then have to correct it later. Just a bad habit i guess on my part. Something about those words make me spell it as one, so leave Kacie alone!


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