Bad Web Design: Navigation Errors

Written by Richard Lowe

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No Easy Contact Method - Behind every web site is a person, and behind every PC is a face. I wonder sometimes about webmasters who make it difficult to contact them. The larger websites are famous for this - try communicating with someone at Yahoo, for example.

Just place a link to a contact page on every page of your web site. Make it obvious and easy to get to. Personally, I prefer using a form instead of an email link due torepparttar huge number of email spiders which seem to be appearing all overrepparttar 134668 web. It doesn't really matter how you do it, just be sure your visitors have an easy way to get hold of you.

What About Those Without Graphics? - Believe it or not, many people surfrepparttar 134669 web without graphics. Just as an experiment, go into your browser and turn off graphics, then surf for an hour or so. You'll soon understand some things that you need to do to allow for those people.

Why would anyone not want graphics? Well, it does make surfing much faster, and some ofrepparttar 134670 older browsers don't support graphics at all. You would be smart to use ALT tags to make it easier.

This is especially true of image maps - be sure to include ALT tags or someone who has graphics turned off will just leave your site fast.

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In Praise of Raw Code

Written by Stefene Russell

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other WYSIWYG programs) is they have their quirks. Anyone who plans on maintaining a professional web page should get themselves over torepparttar library, or to their local community college and take an HTML class (there are also some good tutorials onrepparttar 134667 web, though they're probably less effective than an actual human being who can help you as soon as you run into trouble). With some sharp HTML skills, you'll not only be able to troubleshoot your own web page problems, but you'll have absolute control over your pages; you'll be able to createrepparttar 134668 page you see in your head, instead of resigning yourself torepparttar 134669 page you happen to end up with after messing around on your computer for hours and hours.

Dreamweaver and HomeSite together make a powerful web-building toolbox (you can download a 30-day trial version of HomeSite at Dreamweaver is a pretty easy program to use to get your basic elements in place, but HomeSite allows you to fine-tune your code, do a global "search and replace" to edit your pages for consistency, as well as spell-check your text. Anyone can put a page up onrepparttar 134670 web; if you're a master of HTML, you'll be able to take full control ofrepparttar 134671 look, feel and functionality of your pages.

Stefene Russell is a freelance writer living in Salt Lake City, Utah. She has worked as a print journalist and as Senior Content Producer for She is currently Dr. Kevin Nunley's in-house website expert, providing site analysis to e-businesses. For a free website analysis, email her at or for a detailed analysis, visit

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