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How many times have you come across an agonizingly slow site, filled with images dancing, whirling, bouncing, and beckoning to you from screen? It's irritating to say least.
If you have to display a lot of graphics on one page, make them into thumbnails. Visitors can click on image they want to see in order to view full-sized version.
Also be sure you compress your images to make them as small as possible, and specify image WIDTH and HEIGHT in your HTML tag.
__3. Forget Frames.
A lot of people like look of frames. However, search engines cannot read them properly and improperly designed frames can leave your visitor 'trapped'. You can bet they'll never be back if you try to force them to stay!
BigNoseBird.com has a nice little tutorial on how to get 'Frames look' without actually using them. Read it at http://bignosebird.com/k3.shtml .
__4. Keep it Simple - and Use Common Sense.
The simpler and cleaner your HTML, more likely it will display exactly as you intended on different browsers.
* Limit number of fonts and colors you use. Pick a color scheme and stick to it.
* Keep your navigation consistent from page to page.
* Use tables to properly layout your site. Don't force your visitors to use dreaded horizontal scroll bar to read your information! Tables can also add white space to your site for easier readability.
* Spell-check! A site filed with speling errs is veery heard to reed.
* At a minimum, check your site with two most popular browsers, Internet Explorer and Netscape.
Creating a web page is easy. Creating a *good* web page, however, takes a little more thought. Offer a content-rich site that's a pleasure to visit and your visitors will keep coming back!
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