Do's and Don'ts in Web Design - part 1

Written by Cyber Logic Host™

Do use a consistent look and feel Your site should stand out as a whole. Userepparttar same look and feel for allrepparttar 146922 pages at your site. This way your visitors have a sense of recognition when they visit various pages. Using stylesheets makes it much easier to maintainrepparttar 146923 look and feel of numerous pages.

Do use recurring visual elements Repeat visual elements (images, colors, fonts etc.) on several pages. This will add to a consistent look and feel.

Don't use dark backgrounds Dark backgrounds tend to make text less readable. So avoid dark colors or dark backgroundimages. If you do need them, use a nonserif font forrepparttar 146924 text (like Arial, Universe, Helvetica) and be sure to not to use a small fontsize.

Don't cram your pages A page with text pushed aside againstrepparttar 146925 border of a table - or an image - looks awful. Don't cram your pages, use colspan and borderspan for tables and vspan and hspan for applets and images.

Don't push your table out ofrepparttar 146926 screen Tables are very flexible. They're able to get almost anything more or less visible on a screen. But by putting large elements in a table cell you might forcerepparttar 146927 cells to become too large. Thus making horizontal scrolling necessary. So limitrepparttar 146928 number and size of pictures, long words (e.g. long links), predefined text etc.

Maximising Web Site Viewability - Resolution

Written by Phillip Harrison

This is my second article on maximising web site viewability. Analysing screen resolution data.

With so many different configurations internet users have their computers set up with, it can be difficult to decide how web sites

should be configured so that it is viewable in as many configurations as possible.

So inrepparttar last 6 months i have been loggingrepparttar 146831 statistics from my web design site to achieve as accurate a result as possible to answer this question.

The results are interesting reading and in my next few articles i will be analysing this data.

resolution statistics :

1024 x 768 Screen Resolution - 52% 1280 x 1024 Screen Resolution - 24% 1600 x 1200 Screen Resolution - 11% 800 x 600 Screen Resolution - 12% 1152x 864 Screen Resolution - 7%

These statistics basically show that internet users are moving towards their highest resoultion, withrepparttar 146832 largest resoultion of 800 by 600 going byrepparttar 146833 wayside. But there is still 12% using this resolution.

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