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Website do's and dont's

Discussion in 'Website Design Forum:' started by Neily, Aug 3, 2009.

  1. Neily

    Neily Member

    I'm going to be drafting my website in the next couple of days (and getting my computer whizz of a cosuin to code it for me!), and was wondering:

    1. What do we think is essential (aside from contact details etc)
    2. What not do in terms of usability etc.
    3. Any handy tips?

  2. chris_17

    chris_17 Member

    What kind of website is it? Portfolio?

    - Clearly list your services.
    - Show your work.
    - Blogs (good for SEO, and getting your name out there)
    - Easy contact info such as forms.
    - About
    - Accessibility - ALT tags for screen readers.

    But if he knows about HTML and coding then surely you don't need to tell him this :icon_rolleyes:
  3. Neily

    Neily Member

    Yeah for my portfolio, maybe my dj sets too but haven't decided!

    What about landing pages? Are they an aid or a hindrance?
  4. chris_17

    chris_17 Member

  5. KevJaques

    KevJaques Member

    Hmm that first link is not that great an example, although the author writes about a doctype and I can appreciate it's an old post, the page/site does not have a doctype, therefore will not validate.
    Part of the art of designing is to also design a decent framework which does what it should do, don't just judge a book by its cover!
  6. OliverB

    OliverB New Member

    As well as ALT tags, add title tags to your images. ALT tags don't appear in Firefox, Safari or Chrome.
  7. DougBarned

    DougBarned Member

    Last edited: Aug 6, 2009
  8. JMCDesigner

    JMCDesigner Member

    I second that

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