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January 4, 2010

Web Design Mythology

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A Good Website design is an important step to register strong online presence. Although there are many factors contributing towards a classy website design, here are some common myths of web design we must take care of:

Role and choice of colors:

A nice and pleasant website design is imperative to attract web traffic. Most web designers believe that using lot of colors will add value to the website, where as in reality plenty of colors may destroy the appearance of a website. The website visitors may get irritated with too many colors and hence may never return. Website designers should focus using colors and affects that go well with the theme and purpose of the website. As a principal, maximum of 2 or 3 colors should be enough during a web design making sure that use of these colors doesn’t obstruct the visibility of the website.

Use of Graphics:

It is an absolute fact that graphics make things look nicer and communication easier, but it’s over dose may make these difficult. Few website Designers believe using too many graphics will add pleasant affects and credibility to their website. Yes Graphics can be utilized to lend it to a webpage but excess of it may prove intrusive and hinder usability of website. The web page carrying heavy graphics will take a lot of time to load thus affects accessibility. Web design which is a result of simple elegant graphics and loads easily is always appreciated by the web visitors.

Flash Affects: Are those attractive?

Flash is extensively used to create advertisement banners and liveliness in a website design. Flash banners, although deliver your marketing message with powerful eye-catching visual graphics, can serve their desired purpose only if they are used proficiently and carefully. Flash banners may add energy to a particular website design, but they can have many drawbacks as well. As Web designers use too many frames to illustrate an animation, flash banners are not downloaded easily in a web page unless you are connected to high speed internet.

Main drawback of Flash website designs is the fact that content of the web page is not yet indexed by any search engine. So the websites developed fully on Flash technology makes them a risky business option for companies seeking to enhance their online presence through search engine optimization.

All Flash websites need a plugin to view flash components in a web browser. Just think if just 15% of your prospective web customers don’t bother to download the plugin and install it to view your website; you have a good opportunity to lose a significant share of web business. And believe it that many wont simply bother. If used reprehensively, Flash website designs have an amazing capacity to be a serious frustration to your website users. Hence Web designers should offer the choice of non flash versions along with the flash versions, which permits the visitors to browse through the information with ease.

Your Website looks same in all browsers?

After building some successful websites many web developers love to pretend that the website will look all the same in different browsers as it appears on their machine. In reality there is a good probability that the website may not look same in all web browsers. Even worse is the fact that sometimes Website can look perfect in every Web browser on one machine, but other machine will render it other way in those same browsers.

World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) is a body that sets standards for how all Web browsers, like Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer and Google’s chrome, should render HTML. However all these standards are merely guidelines and problem is that the programmers who develop Web browsers interpret these guidelines as they assume it is best to display HTML on your machine.

Therefore Web designers should test the website in all browsers and make sure that website is optimized with web standards adopted by different browsers. Also the resolution varies from pc to pc. Some users prefer to view the websites in 1024 X 768 resolution while others may view the website in 800 X 600 resolution. The web designer should ensure that the website looks good and same in all resolutions. The table width should be set in percentage instead of pixels while assigning properties to the table because it will help the viewer to view the website properly in any resolution.

This article was written by Shahid HUSSAIN, Business Development Manager with RED SIGNAL™. RED SIGNAL™ is a Web design company and custom web application development outsourcing solution provider with a great team for PHP, ASP.Net programming and open source solutions. We offer a wide range of custom services at affordable prices starting from small presentation websites to advance custom web applications.

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