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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.

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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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Program using pure CSS: The world is moving away from table based websites to pure CSS websites because it offers accessibility, reusability and considerably reduces file size apart from giving greater control over the look of your website. The single most important skill you can learn today to become a quality web designer is CSS programming. Even if you are not an expert at CSS you can learn to use the following simple CSS Styles Effects to enhance your website:

  1. Cool Text Effects using CSS Styles: Text Links Rollover, Text Case Setting, Text Spacing, Line-through Effect.
  2. Bullets in HTML or Dreamweaver: Using CSS Styles with bullets (shapes, decimal, roman-numerals, images, etc.)
  3. Links without Underline: Use CSS Styles to display links without the appearance of the underline.

Design for all Screen Resolutions: A site that is easy-to-use always encourages visitors to stay and read your content. For sites that have long pages of content this is very crucial as the amount of scrolling required is reduced. Suppose your website doesn’t look good for a particular resolution, it is likely that the visitor will close the browser window feeling that the web page is not for their viewing. Designing stretch layouts that fit any screen resolution ensures that you know all your visitors see a visually appealing and professional site.

Ensure Website scalability: Make sure that your code and design is scalable. As technology advances and configuration of computers & their monitors keep increasing and varying it will be almost impossible to test your site in all screen sizes and platforms.

Cross Browser Compatible: Make sure you check your site for Internet Explorer 5+, Mozilla Firefox 1+, Opera 7+, Safari 3+ and Netscape Navigator 6+ as they constitute 95% of the world’s browsers.

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