"Beginners Luck" a guide to Web Page/Site Design

Written by Rudy A. McCormick

Ever wonder whyrepparttar cheapest looking, mostly all text, boring web sites get allrepparttar 134628 top rankings? Me Too! So I found out. As it turns out most search engines have been fooled once or twice by idiots (or genius's depending on what side ofrepparttar 134629 fence your on) who have placed code in their sites to fool rankers into giving their site more weight. So they have put measures in place to stop these people, and in return made "Ranking" more of a challenge than ever. What is this Magic code that places sites atrepparttar 134630 top? PLANNING! Yes, Planning isrepparttar 134631 best way to get your site noticed and ranked.

Tips for planning your website for "Rankings"

1. Plan your site around a specific set of keywords or phrases. if your site is about basketball, then your keywords should include Basketball First, then Basketball in a phrase. (E.G. Basketball for short people) Basketball will getrepparttar 134632 general inquirers and Basketball for short people will dominaterepparttar 134633 specific area that your site really pertains to inrepparttar 134634 first place.

2. Plan every area in your site to begin with your keywords. Pretty simple, but somewhat hard to swallow forrepparttar 134635 ego. Sites with too much text don't look as fancy as sites with images and animations. Text and keyword placement is crucial, only use your keywords inrepparttar 134636 first part of your particular area, and then do not repeat them.

Bad Web Design: Mistakes With Text

Written by Richard Lowe

Even in today's world of Flash animation, animated GIFs, sound files, VRML and other dazzling special effects,repparttar basic reason why people surfrepparttar 134627 web is to read. Yes,repparttar 134628 pictures are great, and yesrepparttar 134629 animations are wonderful, but what people really care about is what you've got to say.

That being said, it's so very important that you don't destroy your message by presenting your text in ways that discourage people from reading.

One ofrepparttar 134630 most classic mistakes is to make your text very small. After all, you've got a lot to say and you want it to fit on one screen, right? So why not make it as small as you can?

There are times when you want to makerepparttar 134631 text small. A link atrepparttar 134632 bottom of your page to your privacy notice is a good example. If someone wants to see this they will find it. Otherwise, it's just something that you have to put there.

Another mistake is to TYPE IN ALL UPPER CASE. This, fortunately, is generally restricted torepparttar 134633 newest ofrepparttar 134634 newbies. People soon learn that all caps does not mean "give me your attention" onrepparttar 134635 web - it means shout in your face. It's also a good way to get people to hitrepparttar 134636 back key.

Onrepparttar 134637 other hand, a very common problem is to make your text a similar color to your background. If I run into a page with everything like this I hitrepparttar 134638 back button fast.

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