Don’t bother with splash pages.

A splash page is normally a pointless page people put on their websites as an introduction. The page normally contains some sort of image with a big “click here to enter” sign, or sometimes people don’t say anything and just hope you will click on the picture to enter their site. Splash pages are fairly pointless, and it is just creating more work for your visitor as they have to click the mouse button an extra time just to see the content of your site. By removing the splash page the visitor can get to see the best parts of your site straight away, without having to wait for a pointless page to load.

Keep your navigation simple.

To put it simply if your navigation is too complicated and people don’t understand how to get around your site this is a huge web design fault. If a visitor doesn’t know how to navigate around your site they will get frustrated and end up leaving. Keep your navigation simple and try to avoid using scripts or complicated flash based menus, not all browsers support scripts, so some of your visitors might be missing out on important.

Keep your paragraphs reasonable readable lengths.

Although having lots of relative and informative content on your website is good, it is a bad idea to have the blocks of text too big. Not everyone likes reading and too much can deter a visitor. If you keep your paragraphs in reasonable lengths it is much easier for a visitor to read and absorb.

Use CSS for style.

Make sure your text is readable by using a standard font that is compatible with other systems. While some fonts may look good on your computer other people might not have that font installed. It is good web design practice to use CSS when building your site. CSS or Cascading Style Sheets are a perfect way to set and adjust your website’s font and size settings. The great thing about using CSS is that you can change the look of your whole site simply by editing one file.

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