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Refrain from Creating a tacky website

October 29, 2011

A tacky looking website is one that is hard to navigate, one which has poor, copied or incomprehensible content, one which is badly designed, and lacks a proper finish. There are certain things that you should absolutely refrain from doing when designing or developing a website, and that includes over loading a website with too much – too much color, too much information clustered on one page, too many advertisements etc. when designing a website, stick to the guiding principles of less is more, and keep the lines classic and clean. Highlight your objectives, and make it clear for a viewer or browser to absorb the information provided.

Providing relevant, useful links should greatly up the quality of your website, as will adding widgets to social networking site giants such as twitter and Facebook. Content is crucial, and should definitely not be copied – or else you will soon see your website reach the bottom of web page rankings. What you write on your web page will be what will convert viewers into buyers, so all information provided should be informative. Yes, that’s right, informative information. One thing you absolutely MUST keep in mind is navigation – it is key to retaining your customers. The navigation should be simple, and similar on all pages of your website.

Also, designing and developing you website and making the page size fit on a range of screens is best for business options. Refrain from over-loading your web page with too much flash animation, and time-consuming graphics – a second is all it takes for a viewer to click away from your web page which is taking time to load. And last, but definitely not least, getting a good domain name plays a major role in gaining traffic to your website. A domain name which has too many hyphens, and symbols will simply deter a potential customer. Always remember no one and absolutely no one appreciates a tacky website. So avoid making these common mistakes as you go about your way to building a great website.

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