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  • Make sure each page in your website has something valuable to offer.
  • Don’t distract your visitors with blinking or scrolling text, animated GIFs, or auto-loading sound.
  • Don’t annoy your visitors with pop-up windows.
  • Don’t use image backgrounds.
  • Put some thought into organization. (Make it easy to find stuff)
  • Minimize clicking!
  • Include a way to get back to the home page, on every page.
  • Include a menu on every page.
  • Don’t use frames.
  • Compress your image files.
  • Don’t let flashy multimedia ruin your site.
  • Use contrasting colors or simple backgrounds to make your text easy to read.
  • Make the text large enough to read.
  • Increase the line spacing (leading) to improve readability.
  • Don’t type more than a few words in ALL CAPS.
  • Never use more than one exclamation point!
  • Don’t underline words if they’re not links.
  • Explain what you’re linking to.
  • Don’t open internal links in a new window.
  • Use descriptive link text.
  • Put your contact info, or a link to it, on the top and/or bottom of every page.
  • Remove dead external links periodically.
  • Include a “Last Modified” date on the top or bottom of your pages.
  • Don’t steal content.
  • Don’t hotlink to other sites’ images or MP3’s.

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  1. I read this post and like to say thanks for sharing usefull tips about website design. I am going to forward this link with my web designing team.