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Guidelines For Effective Website Designing

Your website is like your child, carefully nurtured by you. You always wanted to have the best website for your business, the best looking site anyone have ever seen anywhere on the planet. Business site should look authentic and professional. Many a times a very good website fails to increase traffic.

Although the website has very good content and graphics but it records less visitors. This could be a case with any business website where your website means your business. Hence you should be extra cautious while plotting your website. In this article you will find some common website mistakes, which if avoided can give stonking results.

Hit Counter

Many webmasters recommend page hit counters, which shows the number of hits a day. These counters are certainly unproductive. Visitor stats involving adding code don’t present accurate and actual number of visitors. For a progressive online business you shouldn’t allow hit counters in your page. Hence, avoid using these methods.

Special Effects and Applets

Unexpected graphics always distract your visitor’s concentration. The sudden use of music or video played without warning makes site look adolescent, at least not professional. If your site involves special effects then provide the user with options to start and stop the player.

Web Browser Choice

Many websites have a disclaimer statement at the bottom of the page regarding the web browser on which the site has been designed. This message also shows that the page will be best viewed on that specific browser. There statements might annoy the visitor because there are several browsers and by being specific you might offend other browsers.

Horizontal Scroll

Horizontal scrolling is the most annoying factor during website viewing. A professional website shouldn’t have horizontal scrolling in any screen resolution. Horizontal scrolling makes it difficult to read the content in the page and visitor might lose patience and leave the site.

Slow Page Loading

A majority of web surfers use dial up connection. They can’t spare much time on a single site (unless it is of their interest), if your site takes long time to load then you might lose the visitor. Never make your site heavy to download, this makes your site dull and least desired. If the visitors won’t view your page then they might look for other websites, which is certainly a set back for you.

Image Optimization

Horizontal scrolling is the most annoying factor during website viewing. A shouldn’t have horizontal scrolling in any screen resolution. Horizontal scrolling makes it difficult to read the content in the page and visitor might lose patience and leave the site.

External CSS

Your website should not look stagnant; it should be updated time to time. CSS (cascade style sheet) can be used to update your site intermittently. The time you can save in updating is amazing when you use CSS. This adds shorter download time to your webpage.

Disabled Right Click

Many sites disable right clicking in order to protect their copyright images. But this can irritate your visitor, because right click not only provides copy but other command also like bookmark, print and refresh.

Free Email Address

Avoid using free mail services for your website or business correspondence. Using free mail services can damage your website credibility. Always use your business domain web services.

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