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Listed below are some important and useful tips for designing a professional and high quality web site:

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Clean Layout Design: A clean layout that uses a lot of white space will enhance your site’s looks. Try to keep the focus on your content; you can make use of Dreamweaver templates for this. Also, remember to use fonts that will be available on all computers to prevent your site from looking awkward.

Read our article on “Motivation for web designers”.

Nice and Easy Navigation: Navigation of links on your site will play a big role in determining the how long your visitor would stay and explore your website. A general area you should focus on, is to understand what exactly is it that visitors do as soon as they open your site? In most cases, they would probably read the content of the present page and then look around to find any other page that interests them.

Optimum Load Time: Make sure your load time is low. For this you must:

  1. Minimize Graphics, Flash and scripts: As they greatly increase your file size.
  2. Optimize your HTML & script code: Make sure that your site doesn’t have any unwanted tags or unused scripts.
  3. Use Server Side Include (SSI) files where ever possible. Once the SSI files are called from the web server, they reside in its cache so on subsequent requests they load faster.

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