Web Design Tips

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    Use font size scales with pleasant proportions such as a 3:4 scale.

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    Try to keep paragraphs no wider than 60 characters in width for readability. Also a minimum font size of 14 pixels is a good idea.

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    Beautify your URL's to assist in search engine optimization and to improve navigation clarity.

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    Be wary of line-height. Try to use a line-height of about 1.1 for headings and 1.5 for paragraph text.

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    Most users scan web page content versus reading everything on the page so make sure your page is scannable. Contrast in type helps.

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    Think about people with poor vision when designing your site. Get the print/background color combination right, and don't use text on top of images.

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    Download speeds are critical to keep the visitor interested. Don't overload your site with huge page files, as not everybody has superfast broadband.

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    Split large forms into wizard form with steps and clear labeling. This tip can be taken into larger context under the idea of "progressive disclosure"

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    Ensure that the reader can see everything on the screen at once, without the need to scroll down or across.

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    Don't risk losing customers: they may not have the most up-to-date version of Flash installed. Consider which version is needed to make your site work

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