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Ensure from first day that all of links within your own site work perfectly. There is no excuse for broken internal links - these are a sure sign of an amateur. As far as external links go, accept fact that these will break occasionally. The web is a rapidly changing environment and you will virtually never be notified when someone moves a page or closes their site. Just check occasionally and update your links as needed.
A site map is similar in concept to a table of contents. This is a great way to introduce your visitors to whole picture of your site in all of it's glory. It also helps drive visitors (and spiders) to pages other than few that they happen to find via search engines.
Keep your visitors coming back by including "What's New" sections on your home page and in a special section.
Frequently Asked Questions
Since idea behind your web site is to communicate, why not create a frequently asked questions section? This answers more common questions and helps prevent you from getting overwhelmed with common, everyday requests for answers.
Provide A Guestbook
All good web sites provide a guestbook function for their visitors. This gives people a way to communicate their feelings about site to webmaster and rest of world.
There are many, many other things you can do to create a good web site design. Just remember your ultimate goal is to communicate something. If you are selling a product, you are trying to communicate about that product in such a way that your visitor wants to purchase it. If your site is about your cat, than that is what you are communicating. The better your design, better your message gets across.
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