Written by Laraine Anne Barker

The following tips will help make sure you don't inadvertently make your page, or part of your page, invisible to visitors:

1. If you use a textured background GIF make sure you also specify a background colour that is similar torepparttar main colour inrepparttar 134760 GIF or your text could be unreadable to someone browsing with text-only. Believe it or not, I have found myself trying to read white text on my browser's default light background! The fact that I had specified a default background colour rather than white wasrepparttar 134761 only way I realised there WAS something there to read.

2. If your background texture/colour is dark, use a light text to create enough contrast to make it easy to read. Ifrepparttar 134762 background texture/colour is light, use a dark text.

3. Keep your use ofrepparttar 134763 brighter colours to a minimum: fluorescent green or yellow text on black, for instance, is very hard onrepparttar 134764 eyes. If you favour a black background, use such effects sparingly--say to draw attention to your email address. Bright coloured backgrounds are also hard onrepparttar 134765 eyes--not to mentionrepparttar 134766 fact that finding a good contrasting text colour (apart from black or white) is almost impossible because bright colours are often neither dark nor light.


Written by Laraine Anne Barker

Part 3: Sound Files

If you must put MIDI sound files on your page make them so that visitors have to ask to hearrepparttar file--maybe by pressingrepparttar 134759 "start" button. Apart fromrepparttar 134760 fact that visitors may findrepparttar 134761 music objectionable, there's a good chance: 1 they are surfing late at night or early inrepparttar 134762 morning when other people are sleeping; 2 they are listening torepparttar 134763 radio or a CD and will be irritated when your sound file drowns it; 3 they may even be trying to look busy during a lull at work, andrepparttar 134764 sound could alertrepparttar 134765 boss. You will be MOST unpopular.

I'm sure I'm notrepparttar 134766 only surfer who (unable to reachrepparttar 134767 "stop" button becauserepparttar 134768 page is still loading) just bangs onrepparttar 134769 close window box untilrepparttar 134770 page goes away. I never return.

Part 4: Text;repparttar 134771 way it's presented can make or break your page

1. Be consistent with your typeface sizes. Body text should usually berepparttar 134772 same size type throughout and headings and subheadings should also be consistent. If you keep jumping from one typeface size to another for no real reason your page will look ugly and might even be difficult to follow.

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