Design Tips

Keep these tips in mind, when it comes to thinking about what you want on your web page. You can design the most spectacular site, but if the majority of browswers don't support the technology, you will sacrifice all the effort you've put into your design.

We will be adding more tips in the future, so be sure to check back often.

Keep it clean, not cluttered!
A web page is not the same as a magazine page. The tendency for most people is to clutter up their site. When it comes to the web, less is definitely more!

Just because you can, doesn't mean you should!
Today's web design technology allows you to add music, videos, animation and Flash to your site. While these are all great innovations and create the illusion of a snappy site, many browsers simply do not support this technology. The result is that your pages load slowly and your visitor will beat a hasty retreat to the next site.

White space is good!
White space does not necessarily mean that your background color be white. It means that the page is clean, not crammed with text and images. White space gives the eyes a chance to rest.

Update! Update! Update!
You've gone to the expense designing a web site. You not only want to get traffic to your site, but want your visitors to come back often! The best web sites on the internet (and the ones who report the most hits) are the ones who constantly maintain their pages keeping them fresh and up-to-date.

Faster than a speeding bullet!
How many times have you gone to a site only to be greeted by a huge image that seems to take forever to load? What do you do? Most people don't have the patience to wait and so they move on. The average time someone is willing to wait for a page to load is about 3 seconds. We design our pages to load quickly so that you don't lose that all important visitor to your site.

Color and design
Using color on a web page can be exciting and add dimension and personality to your site. But be aware that certain color combinations simply do not work on the web. Here's a good bad example.

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