Maintain your old Siemens Hipath system

5 Easy Ways to Improve Your Website

When designing your website, remember to avoid useless and confusing features, however "cool" they may seem to be. Usually, keeping things simple and consistent are the best way to go. Here are five easy ways to improve your website and make it more appealing to your visitors.

Put your logo on every page of your site, and in the same location. Usually, the best place to put it is in the upper left corner of the page. Remember to make your logo clickable, linking to the main page of your site (an exception is the logo of the main page itself, since you are already there). The benefit of doing so is that if your visitors get lost they can always come back to a familiar location.

Don' t use a splash screen. Splash screens are seen in many websites before they give you access to the main page. They are usually slow-loading Flash animations that only delay and frustrate users. Remember, when your users want animation, they can turn on the TV. When they go to your website, they usually want information, and they want it fast. Some sites that use splash screens now provide a "Skip the Introduction" link, which most users click anyway, further validating the uselessness of flash screens.

Avoid using heavy pictures. They unnecessarily delay the page upload process. It is OK to use graphics, but they have to be optimized for the web. Use only .gif and .jpg formats. If the pictures are too heavy, try using some of the on-line graphic optimizing tools. They can reduce the weight of your pictures by more than 50% with no noticeable decrease in quality. Another thing you can do is to use thumbnails (clickable miniature versions of a picture). If a user is interested in the picture, he can click on the thumbnail and wait until the full size picture is displayed.

Try not to use animated banners or fancy icons. Just because you can is not a good reason to load up your site with neon-colored, flashing-and-popping, Vegas-style graphics. They usually take away from the content of your site and distract users. Plus, it has been demonstrated that less and less users click on banners every day.

Don't make your pages too long. People don't like to read from a screen. Instead, try to use the advantages of hyperlinks to present a summary of the topic or article, with a link to the full article in another page (similar to what newspapers do in their main page, with the added benefit for web users that it is easier to click on a link than to turn a page). If what you have to say is too long, break the discussion in several parts, each of them with a link to where your visitor can continue reading.

Remember, the goal is to give your visitors fast access to your information, through an interface (website) that is visually appealing and easy to use.

You can freely reprint this article. Just include the following resource box at the end:

Mario Sanchez publishes The Internet Digest (http://www.theinternetdigest.net) a website and newsletter that gives you useful advice on web design and Internet marketing, one free tip at a time.

About The Author

Mario Sanchez publishes The Internet Digest ( http://www.theinternetdigest.net ), a website and newsletter that gives you free advice on Internet Marketing, Web Design and Small Business. To subscribe go to: http://www.theinternetdigest.net/newsletter.html

TheInternetDigest@hotmail.com

In The News:

55 elephants starve to death in Zimbabwe after drought
Mon, 21 Oct 2019 15:08:00 +0100
At least 55 elephants have starved to death in the last two months in Zimbabwe's biggest national park.

Japan braces for more storms after braving deadly typhoon
Mon, 21 Oct 2019 14:02:00 +0100
Japan will be hit by two more storms a week after it was devastated by a deadly typhoon.

Why newspapers across Australia have redacted their front pages
Mon, 21 Oct 2019 04:01:00 +0100
Australia's major newspapers have published redacted front pages in a coordinated campaign to highlight government secrecy.

Hacks 'carried out by Russian group disguised as Iranian cyber spies'
Sun, 20 Oct 2019 22:28:00 +0100
Suspected Russia-linked hackers have attacked dozens of countries, including Britain, disguised as Iranian cyber spies, UK and US intelligence agencies have revealed.

Franco's remains to be exhumed from state mausoleum on Thursday
Mon, 21 Oct 2019 11:12:00 +0100
The remains of dictator Francisco Franco will be exhumed from a state mausoleum on Thursday, the Spanish government has announced.



tikatoshop.it

Erfahrungen mit Pallhuber Wein
Agen Bola SBOBET Terpercaya

Travel in comfort and at your leisure with CT Airlink Limousine & Car Service for top quality private transportation and exceptional customer service. We operate Sedans, SUVs & Vans for CT Car Services to covering all Connecticut airports including Car Service from CT to Newark Airport , Mohegan Casino Uncasville CT, Foxwoods Casino Mashantucket CT, Manhattan Cruise Terminal NYC, Brooklyn Cruise Terminal NYC and Bayonne Cruise Terminal NJ. CT Airlink hire licensed and friendly chauffeurs who have in-depth knowledge of the Areas.

15 Website Elements That Attract Visitors

Here is a quick list of components that make a... Read More

Effective Website Design

In this era of ultra-sophisticated internet marketing and web design,... Read More

Can a Webpage Created Without HTML?

The HTML editor is usually a webpage design software that... Read More

Design vs Content: Who is KING?

Well it is not Elvis, that's for sure.I am a... Read More

How to Hire The Right Web Design Firm

Regardless whether you manage a small business, charitable organization, or... Read More

Why Web Pages Appear in the Wrong Location after Uploading to my Website?

If your are a new web designer, you may face... Read More

Keep Your Navigation Highly Visible

Effective navigation stands out. It's clear, obvious, and highly visible.You'll... Read More

Dont Overdo it!

Have you ever been to site with so much ad... Read More

11 Steps to Sticky Web Site!

An attractive and user-friendly Web site is crucial to attracting... Read More

Hacked Off with CSS?

For those not familiar with CSS Hacks, they are ways... Read More

How To Get A Pay Raise From Your Web Site

How many of the visitors to your web site take... Read More

Small Business Website Design - How to Get Professional Results on a Shoestring Budget

Just because you are a small business with an even... Read More

Browser Compatibility

Internet Explorer, created by microsoft has been the most popular... Read More

Custom Website Design - 3 Must Have Tools

Creating your own website can be fun and easy, as... Read More

Nine Effective Tips For Improving Your Website?s Usability

Web usability is perhaps the most important factor in any... Read More

Building Web Sites Using Web Templates

Gone are the days when you had to rely on... Read More

Cheap Website Design In Birmingham

Due to the large number of people offering website design... Read More

The Right Trigger Words

CNN.com's designers have gone out of their way to make... Read More

Good Content Pays!

Traffic to a site can be a blessing or a... Read More

How to Double Your Online Sales Without Spending Another Dime on Advertising

Learning how to convert visitors to your web site into... Read More

Are You A Bill Clinton Webmaster?

One of the most frequent questions I get asked about... Read More

Build It And Build It Cheap! Part II

If you are familiar with my work, then you have... Read More

Colorblind People, Can They Really Read Your Web Site?

I once created a notepad-like editor. It is possible with... Read More

How to Create an Enjoyable Web Page Design

Novice and professional designers alike ? you may probably be... Read More

Website Basics

The Basics You have a flourishing business ? everything is... Read More