Dressing Up a Web Site Without Overdressing It
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Whether you’ve created a sophisticated business Web site or a homegrown site for the family, you undoubtedly can do more with it. Just don’t do too much.
Striking a healthy balance between making a Web site quick to navigate and enhancing it with bells and whistles has always been a key challenge with Web design. I’m a firm believer in the Jakob Nielsen school, which espouses the view that simple is better.”Use the KISS principle,” says Nielsen, who’s principal of the Nielsen Norman Group, author of 10 books on computer usability, and the world’s preeminent expert of Web site design. In other words, keep it simple… silly.
Themes & Templates
A theme is a set of graphically designed page headers, footers, site navigation bars, columns, and tables. They’re not only dressy; they also keep your pages consistent which helps users get around more easily.
Programs such as Microsoft FrontPage come packaged with plenty of themes, but you still may not find anything quite right. The FrontPage Stars WebRing, at http://www.dwwd.com/…IBPA Members – Click here to view the full article (login required).
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