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WEB DESIGN MYTHS

 

Website design is the first step towards registering an on-line presence. There are many myths surrounding it. Some of the common myths surrounding the web design are:

 

1. Use of maximum colors will help in making the site beautiful.

 

Pleasing website design is important to attract a web visitor. But many times web designer believes that using maximum colors will add value to the website. Whereas in reality a myriad of colors may spoil the outlook of website. Also there are chances of these web visitors getting irritated with the use of too many colors. So the website designer should always use the colors that go well with the theme and purpose of the website. Maximum 2 or 3 colors should be used during web design and those colors should not hinder the visibility of the website.

 

2. Adding too much graphics is helpful.

 

It is true that graphics will make communication easier, but over use of graphics may make it difficult. Many times website developer believes that using too many graphics will add believability to their website. Graphics can be utilized to lend the believability to web-page but more of it may prove intrusive. A page carrying heavy graphics takes more of time to load. Web design which is simple in design and  loads graphics easily is always loved by the visitor.

 

3. Flash is necessary to add attractiveness to the website.

 

Flash is widely used to create advertisement banners and animations during website design. Flash banners can serve their desired purpose only if they are used efficiently and sparingly. These flash banners may add believability to a particular web design, but they have many disadvantages as well. Flash banners can be easily downloaded only if you are connected to a high speed connection. When a web designer uses too many frames to describe a simple animation then it doesn’t enhance the purpose of the website rather it hinders it. A bad decision from a website developer is enough to convert the site into trash like using too many frames or duplicating the background in every frame etc. The web designer should remember that not all people have flash plug-ins installed in their computers so people may lose patience if they are asked to download plug-ins before they view your site. So web developers should provide the option of non flash version along with the flash version, which allows the web visitor to browse through the information.  Html 5 is an alternative that assure compatibility, including phones and tables.

 

4. Website will look same in all browsers.

 

Even after designing some successful websites many web developers love to believe that the website will look same everywhere as it appears on their pc.  In reality different website browsers perceive HTML pages in different ways. So website developers should always make sure that the website is optimized with web standards adopted by different browsers. Also the web resolution varies from pc to pc. Some may prefer to view the website in 1024 X 768 resolution some may view the website in 800 X 600 resolution. Most of the web visitors love to view the website in 800 X 600 resolutions, so the web designer should ensure that the website looks good even in that resolution. The width of the tables should be set in percentage rather than in pixels. If the website designer decides to use pixels in any of the website design then it becomes difficult for the viewer to scroll left and right to view the website properly. So to avoid such circumstances during web development the website developer should use percentage while  assigning the properties to the table because it will help the viewer to view the website properly in any resolution.

 

The website designer should always remember that website is designed for the visitor.

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