Good Web Site Design

Written by Peter Cross

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Good Design Consists of:

1. Text that is easy to read. Don't be afraid to use a large bold font against a light colored background. You can use any font with any background. There are no rules or laws here. 2. Avoid gimmicks. Construct your pages to download fast. Consider having a section just for photos and name it so that people will expect that portion of your site to download slowly. And for goodness sake, don't make people download a plug-in just so that they can read your page. 3. A clear statement onrepparttar home page explaining whatrepparttar 135869 site is all about. 4. Something onrepparttar 135870 home page that makes it clear whatrepparttar 135871 other pages are all about too. 5. A home page that is a home page - none of that "enter" nonesense. 6. An organized site that has some kind of structure that can be easily understood. 7. Entertainment value. This is where good writing skills come in. Think of your site as if it were a novel or a hit record. Somebody has to grab our interest immediately and then hold it by entertaining us. There's no better way than with your personality through your writing, and nobody can do that for you better than you can.

The bottom line is that web site design professionals usually prevent your own personality from shining through your web site. It's much better to be yourself and create something that they would call amateurish then it is to pay for something that they use a form and a program to create for all their clients. Think outsiderepparttar 135872 box. And then create your own box.

Peter Cross is a singer/songwriter/producer who was among the first to put music on the internet in downloadable format in 1996. To this day, he is one of the only musicians who has created and designed his own music web site in html, and at 104 pages filled with entertaining content, it's one of the largest. Check it out at:

How to Choose a Website Design Company

Written by Cindy Kelly

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5. Getting pricing for your website. Request web design quotes from your favorite companies. Make sure bids are comparable. One company may include website maintenance inrepparttar package and one may not. Some of these "extras" can be very valuable. Check item by item to be sure you know what your paying for.

6. Partnership. Engaging with a web design company should be a partnership. Let them work for you by offering useful information about your business andrepparttar 135796 image you want to portray. Participation on your part will contribute to an overall successful design that will meet or exceed your expectations.

Even though some of these steps seem obvious, its often easy to overlookrepparttar 135797 simplest things when we have a lot to do. We hope These steps will help you on your quest to findrepparttar 135798 perfect web design company.

Cindy Kelly is the developer of, a website design company that offers affordable website design services to small businesses.

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